She Tempts the Duke

She Tempts the Duke

by Lorraine Heath

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ISBN-13: 9780062022462
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Series: Lost Lords of Pembroke Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 281,932
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.30(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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She Tempts the Duke 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From chapter one, action and excitement that keeps you going till the end, very romantic and endearing. Beauty meets beast in one of her most heartfelt books. Love and friendship and a family bond that will make cry!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Ms Heath. The story was great and developed well. The romance was good but could have been a little better. The main characters Sebastian and Mary were great. I liked Mary devotion. I wanted a more detaied ending into their future like how many children they had, how long they lived etc. I hope she makes this into a series because i would like to know about the other two brothers lives!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of drama built around three brothers forced out of noble surroundings to survive by their own wits. A damaged but determined hero, a loyal and loving heroine, a family with some mystery to its history, believable intrigue, plot with plenty of action, compelling characters. More romance and character connection after plot line is established. Low on humour, more about achieving contentment. Only dragged in one spot. Really enjoyed the plot.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
Such a beautiful book. I hope there will be another book about Tristian and Rafe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lorraine Heath captures the agony, insecurity, anger and longing of the emotionally tortured Duke, Sebastian. Lady Mary is a brave and execptional heroine. I hope we have stories of brothers Tristian and Rafe in future books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, loved the main characters, started out slow and alot of repeats in what sebastian and mary were thinking. I enjoyed the strength and determination of mary and how she stood up for the three brothers in helping them back into the london society. Only one sex scene towards the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good novel. I would recommend this if you like a steamy read.
kasey007 on LibraryThing 3 hours ago
If you've read my reviews you know I like connected romances, particularly about brothers. Fortunately for me, Lorraine Heath has a new triology; The Lost Lords of Pembrook. First up is She Tempts the Duke, the love story of two childhood friends separated by time and circumstance who find each other again.At the age of fourteen Sebastian Easton, the eighth Duke of Keswick, learns that he may not make fifteen. The future looks pretty bleak. His father has "accidentally" died making him duke. His uncle has put him, along with his twin brother Tristian and his 10 year old brother Rafe, in the tower. They are all alone in the world, awaiting the fatal "accident" their uncle has planned. Fortunately, Sebastian's childhood friend, Lady Mary Wynne-Jones,stole the key to let them out. The three brothers escape, but leave Mary behind, who ends up being put in a nunnery by her father. It takes twelve years of heartache and pain before the three lords are able to reclaim their heritage.Twelve years later, Lady Mary is out of the nunnery and engaged and in London at a ball given by Lord & Lady Easton, the scheming uncle. Lord Easton is using the ball to reinforce his claim to the title. He has petitioned the Court of Chancery to award him the title, since his nephews cannot be found. Lady Mary has always wondered what happened to the lost lords of Pembrook. She doesn't want an injustice to happen but knows no one would believe her story. The ball livens up when all hear the following announcements: "His Grace, the Duke of Keswick!", "Lord Tristian Easton!", and "Lord Rafe Easton!". Mary recognizes the well-dressed, rough looking lords, despite Sebastian's misshapen face and eye patch. They are now the talk of the ton.Their reappearance awakens Mary and Sebastian's past friendship and leads to a growing connection, despite the fact that Mary is engaged to Viscount Fitzwilliam. It's as if they can't help themselves. Although the years have separated them and they don't know each other very well, they still have that deep childhood friendship and a growing attraction between them. As Mary helps the three brothers reintegrate into society in order to further secure their claim, she and Sebastian grow closer. They even kiss. This continual involvement with the brothers interferes with her engagement and alters the courses of their lives. Though they grow closer, Sebastian's obsession with his uncle and reclaiming Pembrook, the ducal estate, do not make that process easy.Even though their relationship starts out as a have to situation, I enjoyed watching Mary and Sebastian renew their friendship, fall in love, and defeat his uncle. These characters were made for each other. Sebastian learns that he has always loved Mary and she was the reason for him surviving the war and his terrible injuries. Mary helps him to accept himself and his injuries and to forgive himself for the tough choices he made concerning his brothers and having to leave them behind. And Mary has not only regained her best friend, but discovered a man who passionately loves her as well. I look forward to both Tristian and Rafe finding love just like their older brother. From her web site it looks like book 2, Lord of Temptation, is coming out in October, 2012.
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Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
She Tempts the Duke by Lorraine Heath (Audio Edition) Narrated by Faye Adele The Lost Lords of Pembrook #1 4.5 Stars - The main story starts off in a ballroom, which of course I love, and I haven’t read a “ballroom” historical in a while.. They have all taken place in the country. So because of that it pulled me in right away. The rest of the story was equally as wonderful. I loved all three Pembrook Lords (Sebastian,Tristan and Rafe) and I am already totally looking forward to the other two stories. Sebastian and Mary, were great together. I love a story that stems from childhood. Sebastian is hard and driven, and Mary is there to bring softness to his life. This doesn’t mean she is a soft character. No, she is bold, and goes after what she wants. She strives to make Sebastian laugh again and I really liked her character. I also enjoyed how ALL the Pembrook brothers care for Mary. The Narrator Faye Adele did a fantastic job! I would gladly listen to her again.
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Enjoyed
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Loved it
maria1213 More than 1 year ago
Loved the action loved the story loved the book it was the most romantic book ever loved how it ended and it was just a wonderful book to read over and over again
hooksnbooks More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Ms. Heath takes the time for descriptions, making you become involved in the lives of the characters. You laugh, you love, you hurt, you feel everything she writes. As I'm reading this book, I just kept wishing that they'd make this into a movie.... I'd be first in line. The entire three book series is great, but this one is my favorite. I will continue to buy all historical romance novels by Lorraine Heath, until I've read all her books.... and then I'll be sad until she writes another :)
lalamia More than 1 year ago
good book, I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light and romantic; just the thing you want to read between deep and thought provocative books. I always love happy enedings!
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explicit sex scnens
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Great start to an excellent series. 
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