Format: Audiobook, eARC, Paperback
Falling Into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath
Narrator: Helen Lloyd, Rich Cop
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Date Read: October 2015
Genre: Historical, Romance
In the first in a dazzling new series, New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath introduces the Hellions of Havisham—three charismatic rogues destined to lose their hearts...
After six unsuccessful Seasons, Miss Minerva Dodger chooses spinsterhood over fortune-hungry suitors. But thanks to the Nightingale Club, she can at least enjoy one night of pleasure. At that notorious establishment, ladies don masks before choosing a lover. The sinfully handsome Duke of Ashebury is more than willing to satisfy the secretive lady's desires—and draws Minerva into an exquisite, increasingly intimate affair.
A man of remarkable talents, Ashe soon deduces that his bedmate is the unconventional Miss Dodger. Intrigued by her wit and daring, he sets out to woo her in earnest. Yet Minerva refuses to trust him. How to court a woman he has already thoroughly seduced? And how to prove that the passion unleashed in darkness is only the beginning of a lifetime's pleasure?
Series: The Hellions of Havisham #1
Also by this author: Deck the Halls With Love, In Bed with The Devil, Between the Devil and Desire , Surrender to the Devil, When the Duke Was Wicked br> br>
Also in this series: The Earl Takes All
Read for Review /Listened for Fun (Avon, Audible)
Overall Rating : 4.25
Character Rating : 4.50
Story Rating : 4.00
Audio Rating : 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Minerva from Falling in Bed with a Duke just became my favorite leading lady in Lorraine’s connected series. I feel kinda bad because she knocked her mom down to 3rd!
Overall Thoughts:I freaking loved Minverva. I liked her brass and matter-of-fact way of looking at things. I also love that she is not a classic beauty. I already loved her parents but I was so glad to see them support her in every way. I have to say I liked her spirit too. Spinster or not–I am not sure I would have had the fortitude to visit the Nightengale. Ashe though I both loved and at moments really wasn’t sure if he was good enough for her. At one point in the story, I was yelling at him to use his words! Since I both listened to and read this book (yep twice y’all)–the second time around I yelled at him louder LOL. Though I never doubted his awesomeness the second time around. If you like historicals with peculiar leading ladies then I think you will love Falling Into Bed with a Duke!
Narrated By Helen Lloyd, Rich Cope/Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Normally Helen is paired up with James but I actually really enjoyed her narration with Rich. I think this is the first time I have listened to him and he did an excellent job. Helen always does an outstanding job. If she or Susan are narrating Lorraine’s stuff, I know it will be excellent. I highly recommend this on audio.
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