Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman

Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman

by Lorraine Heath

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ISBN-13: 9780061922954
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Series: London's Greatest Lovers , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 518,157
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 11.72(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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 0 ratings. 109 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.
tarenn on LibraryThing 3 days ago
PLEASURES OF A NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN by Lorraine Heath is a delightful historical romance set in 1855 Northamptonshire, England. It is well written with depth,details, twists,turns, a page turner, and a keeper. It is the second in the "London's Greatest Lovers " series but can be read as a stand alone. It has deception,romance,love, sweet sensuality,family, lies,wounded war hero, disgraced war nurse,aftermath of war, redemption, love scandal,loss of memories and trying to do the right thing for the sake of a child. The hero, Stephen, is a wounded war hero, has scars from the war, is a notorious rake,has bedded numerous woman, even during the war in a far off country,has no memory of the last two years in which he was in the war and has no intention of ever marrying. Enter, the heroine, Mercy, is strong-willed, determined, a disgraced war nurse, homely, has taken the responsibility of raising another woman's child and deeply in love with our war hero. When Mercy, takes Stephen's son to his family, she only tells them he is Stephen's and John's mother. She does not know Stephen is not dead. John's birth mother left them in Paris after he was born. She didn't want him. He would mess with her life.So Mercy takes him, cares for him and goes back to England as a disgraced unmarried woman with a small child. When Stephen enter the drawing room of his family's estate Mercy is shocked and happy to learn he is not dead. She does not know Stephen has no memory of his time in the war nor does he remember her. Stephen saved Mercy after she was brutal attacked by three men. They marry are happy for a while, but all does not stay that way. When John's birth mother learns of Stephen being knighted she decides to blackmail Mercy. Of course trouble follows.Will Mercy and Stephen remarry happy or will John's birth mother(Fancy) destroy their love and happiness?Pick up Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman to find out you will not be sorry you did. Also if you have not read Passions of a Wicked Earl, the first in this series, I would also recommend you do. I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy high drama, some sweet sensuality, learning to trust, love and finding happiness in a blurry world with no memories of the past two years and all that happened during war time.This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Harper Collins Publishers and My Book Addiction and More.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good 2nd book in a series about 3 brothers.
McM0mmy-PW More than 1 year ago
Mercy feel in love with Stephen in the most horrible of situations and never lost herself in the horrors of war. Stephen was missing a block of memory, including meeting Mercy. I loved how in the story, you grow to understand why everyone made the decisions they did to protect those that they loved. I had tears streaming down my face by the end of the book, even though I could see it coming. Loved this HEA!
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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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