Between the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath
Narrator: Antony Ferguson, Susan Ericksen
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
Date Read: April 2013
London's most notorious rogue—decadent, depraved, forbidden...
The ladies of the ton won't stop whispering about deliciously wicked Jack Dodger—once a thieving street urchin, now the wealthy owner of London's most exclusive gentleman's club. There's no pleasure he hasn't enjoyed, no debauchery the handsome scoundrel won't provide for the lords who flock to his house of carnal intrigue.
London's most virtuous lady—honorable, uncorrupted, and all too human...
Olivia, Duchess of Lovingdon, would never associate with such a rogue. So when Jack is named sole heir to the duke's personal possessions, the beautiful, well-bred lady is outraged. Now, Olivia is forced to share her beloved home with this despicable man.
Caught between the devil and desire...
But Olivia's icy disdain is no match for Jack's dangerous charm. His touch awakens desire. His kiss demands surrender. She will struggle to bar Jack from her heart...but her body, coveting divine release, will not let her bar him from her bed.
Publisher: Avon, HarperCollins
Series: Scoundrels of St. James #2
Also by this author: Deck the Halls With Love, In Bed with The Devil, Surrender to the Devil, When the Duke Was Wicked, The Duke and the Lady in Red br> br>
Also in this series: In Bed with The Devil, Surrender to the Devil
Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Jack Dodger was super wicked in Between the Devil and Desire and probably my favorite Scoundrel!
Story Thoughts: Historical romance must have two things to make me happy: a man to swoon for and a woman who puts him in his place. Between the Devil and Desire delivered on both counts. The story had the added kick of a little boy who brought out the best in Mr. Dodger. I cried at the back story, laughed at the shenanigans, and loved watching Jack/Olivia fall in love!
Character Thoughts: Normally I would start with the man but to me Olivia was the rock of Between the Devil and Desire. She was a woman who could have just cowered to Jack but instead she was a fierce mama bear who held her own. What I loved most? She was willing to expand her thought process even where her son was concerned. Jack was just awesome. I liked him the first book but loved him here. I am so glad he finally found love and a little peace.
Narrated By Susan Ericksen, Antony Ferguson /Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
Susan and Antony did a great job with Jack and Olivia. I do think they work really well together and really enjoyed this audiobook.
Final Thoughts: I am really enjoying this series so far!
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