Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman

Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman

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by Lorraine Heath
     
 

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“Lorraine Heath’s books are always magic.”

—Cathy Maxwell

 

“Heath steals your heart, then takes you on a journey that will leave you torn between tears and joy.”
—Christina Dodd

 

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, the remarkable Lorraine Heath deliciously explores the

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“Lorraine Heath’s books are always magic.”

—Cathy Maxwell

 

“Heath steals your heart, then takes you on a journey that will leave you torn between tears and joy.”
—Christina Dodd

 

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, the remarkable Lorraine Heath deliciously explores the Pleasures of a Notorious Gentlemen in the scandalously entertaining second installment in her London’s Greatest Lovers series. Victorian England is the setting for this captivating historical romance, as the rakish sons of a scandalous Dowager Duchess find passion, pleasure, and, ultimately, love. In Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman, the black sheep second son back from war is confronted by a beautiful angel of mercy with a baby in her arms—and Heath fans, as well as fans of Lisa Kleypas and Liz Carlyle, will certainly want to know what happens next!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Heath's second London's Greatest Lovers historical (after November 2010's Passions of a Wicked Earl) pairs a battle-scarred Crimean War soldier with his compassionate nurse. Mercy Dawson cared for Maj. Stephen Lyons, brother of the duke of Ainsley, after he was wounded. A year later, she arrives at the duke's estate to bring him her infant son, John, whom Stephen fathered. Mercy believes Stephen dead and is shocked when she meets him again at Ainsley's estate, where he is recuperating from terrible injuries to body and mind. Stephen has no memories of his two battle-ridden years, but he knows he must do right by Mercy, whose kindness and love for her son set her apart from Stephen's many other past lovers. As they become reacquainted, their romance ripens with intensity and realistic emotion that will leave even the most seasoned reader teary-eyed. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061922954
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
324,241
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 11.72(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She's been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA's prestigious RITA®. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.

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Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 106 reviews.
Whit25 More than 1 year ago
It is great to read about the characters in the preceding novels. She connects them in such a way that you can't wait to read the next book! Mercy and Stephen were not as interesting as Ainsley and his crazy situation but it was still a good read.
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Takes place In England in the year 1855. A mysterious woman arrives with truth , lies, and a forbidding love for one of three brothers. An intriguing and heartfelt story that will keep you spell bound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked this novel alot- romance and suspense!
Winter13 More than 1 year ago
Loved It!
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This is the second in the series It is a goid read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second in a series of three novels about this particular family is a true tear jerker - in the best way. Loved all three books and it's hard to decide which one I liked the best; but, this one is absolutely wonderful, IMHO! Keep kleenex handy.
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This is the second of three books. My favorite is the last one, about Ainsley. Mercy is very difficult to like and despite her pretense that "has never lied" to Stephen, she has. She marries him under false pretenses. Only Lorraine Heath could work through the characters ' histories and personalities such that you can almost see why she did it. She tries to hide her deception with dishonest and illegal acts ...I 'm trying not to give away the plot....but the premise that it is all for the love of the baby is thin. I would never trust this woman! Still a great read. I love Lorraine Heath...she always makes you think. But this not her best. I love the series with the cowboy earls...how could you not...and Jack Dodger and friends
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