Scoundrel of My Heart by Lorraine Heath reminded me why I love the romance genre so much. This book truly pulled at my heartstrings and reminded me why I started reading the genre years before I was into steamy romance (though this one is steamy).
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The summary, from Amazon:
Amazon April 2021 Best of the Month Pick
Lorraine Heath begins an exciting new series with a breathtaking romance about a young woman who must marry a titled gentleman to obtain her inheritance and the usuitable man she begins to fall madly in love with
She is desperate to wed a duke…
Lady Kathryn Lambert must marry a titled gentleman to claim her inheritance and has finally gained the attention of a duke. Yet she is unable to forget the scandalous second son who aided in her achievement—or his betrayal.
He wants what he can never possess…
Lord Griffith Stanwick is tormented by the bitter truth that as a “spare,” he will never be able to give Kathryn what she yearns to possess. But when his father is found guilty of treason, Griff detours into the dark and dangerous corners of London, haunted by memories of the woman lost to him forever.
Love not to be denied…
As the duke’s courtship intensifies, Kathryn discovers Griff has become a man to be reckoned with. When old passions flare and new desires ignite, she must decide if sacrificing her legacy is worth a lifetime shared with the scoundrel of her heart.
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Scoundrel of My Heart by Lorraine Heath
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Holy CRAP. I can’t remember the last time I read a book this romantic. If you can handle a slow burn with a ton of pining and angst, this one is for you. I was SOBBING reading this one, wondering how these two were going to make it work with all the chemistry and history between them! Before I read romance, I always loved an angsty romantic subplot in my historical fiction and this book was like, “Hey, let’s make that the ENTIRE plot.” And it was SO GOOD.
Book Club Questions
- Can a loveless lifelong commitment still provide fulfillment and happiness?
- Describe the relationship dynamic between Griff and Kathryn.
- How does Griff change during the ten month gap in this novel? How does Kathryn change?
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