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In Bed With the Devil (Scoundrels of St. James #1)

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They call him the Devil Earl—a scoundrel and accused murderer who grew up on the violent London streets. A proper young lady risks more than her reputation when consorting with the roguishly handsome Lucian Langdon, but Lady Catherine Mabry believes she has no choice. To protect those she loves, she would do anything—even strike a bargain with the devil himself.

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ebook, 384 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published June 4th 2008)
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Beatriz
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buenísima. He leído otras novelas ambientadas en los bajos fondos de Londres, pero ninguna con un halo de oscuridad tan bien logrado. Quizá influye mucho la caracterización de Luke; no me costaba para nada imaginarlo bebiendo en su biblioteca, apenas iluminada, tratando de acallar sus propios demonios.

Por eso creo que uno de los principales méritos de la historia es aprender a conocer a este personaje a través de los ojos de Catherine. Él no cambia durante la novela, sino que con ella, poquito a
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4.53 *

Basic elements of the story are quite familiar. An orphan boy living on the street with his gang of thieves. Becoming a lord someway. Aaand years later, we have a scoundrel of such a greatness, even one dance with him will cause the ruination of the maidens. Enter the heroine, obsessively intrigued by the dark lord. Upon finding herself in a predicament, she visits his house at night and strucks a deal with him. You've read this shit umpteenth times, huh? Well, nope, you didn't! The author
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Mo
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

They call him the Devil Earl—a scoundrel and accused murderer who grew up on the violent London streets. A proper young lady risks more than her reputation when consorting with the roguishly handsome Lucian Langdon, but Lady Catherine Mabry believes she has no choice. To protect those she loves, she would do anything—even strike a bargain with the devil himself.


Don't we all love a scoundrel? Enjoyed this one. Strong heroine, which I love. Great set of secondary characters who, I am sure will
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Zoe
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Reread 25/06/2017

I have not been reading for a while and this book popped into my head today for no reasons at all. I reread it and could not describe how this story connects with me on so many levels. This is my favorite book from Lorraine Heath. I love both characters, how they were individually and how they were together. I think Luke is the archetype of my kind of hero: a man who truly was in need of acceptance, and Catherine the archetype of my kind of heroine: level-headed, responsible, ki
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Nuria Llop
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: relectura
Este mes sale la tercera entrega de esta saga (por fin!) y me apetecía ponerme en situación y volver a disfrutar de esta maravillosa novela.
Un protagonista masculino que enamora hasta lo más profundo, una protagonista femenina con la que es muy fácil solidarizarse y un argumento muy bien hilado de principio a fin. Los secundarios, bien definidos, encarnan dos de los temas secundarios de la novela, como debe ser. Uno es la fuerza de la amistad verdadera. Cualquier acto es válido para ayudar a un
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Beanbag Love
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*sigh*

I was considering ending the review there, but I can't. I have to jabber a bit. What a great reading experience this book was. Very moving, but also amusing. Held my interest the entire time.

*sigh*

It's the story of Luke, the Earl of Claybourne, and Catherine, daughter of the Duke of Greystone. Luke was a poor kid on the streets from the age of around six until about twelve when he killed the heir to the Earl of Claybourne. When the old earl, the victim's father, met with Luke in prison, h
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Naomi
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually really enjoyed this book! It wasn't overly mushy with romance and the woman was assertive and headstrong which I love.
Daniella
I initially wanted to give this book 5 stars, but halfway through it, I reduced my rating to 4, and now I'm giving it 3.

To be honest, I just really wanted a light read; I wasn't in the mood for heavy drama. That's why, when I read about the heroine's real reason for visiting the hero, I thought twice about continuing. I was really tempted to stop reading. But I didn't. This was just so hard to put down, and before I knew it, I was nearing the end of the book.

In Bed with the Devil is a surprisin
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Ingela
Written December 26, 2014

4 1/2 Stars - In all parts tasteful, charming and entertaining. A lovely historical.

I’ve been listening to a wonderful 10 hrs audibook narrated by Susan Ericksen (and in parts Antony Ferguson) these Christmas days.



'In Bed With the Devil' was not just a very amusing listening when doing xmas-stuff it was also my first historical by Lorraine Heath. There will be more.
“The price you pay for waltzing with the devil is residing in hell.”

Enjoyed, liked and next to love
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Duchess Nicole
This was lovely. Everything I've come to expect from Lorraine Heath. It's always a pleasure to read one of her books. Catherine and Lucian seem to be complete opposites but find that they're really not. There is a little intrigue along with a slow burning romance. Lucian lost his memory when he was very young, and grew up on the streets, taken in along with a small group of homeless children, by a kindhearted street man. When Lucian kills a man who rapes his friend, it starts a random chain of e ...more
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Also writes Young Adult under Rachel Hawthorne, Jade Parker, and with her son as J.A. London)

Lorraine Heath has always had a soft spot for emotional love stories. No doubt because growing up, watching movies with her mom, she was taught that the best movies "won't half make you cry."

She is the daughter of a British beauty (her mom won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® durin
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Other Books in the Series

Scoundrels of St. James (5 books)
  • Between the Devil and Desire (Scoundrels of St. James, #2)
  • Surrender to the Devil (Scoundrels of St. James, #3)
  • Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel (Scoundrels of St. James, #4)
  • The Last Wicked Scoundrel (Scoundrels of St. James, #5)
“You don't care what people think," he said.

She couldn't tell from the way he emphasized the words if he was asking a question or making an observation. Still, she felt obliged to answer.
"Of course I care. To a certain extent we all care, but we can't care to the point that we live in fear of others' opinion, that we allow them to change who we are. We must be willing to stand up and defend what represents the very core of our being. Otherwise what is the purpose of individuality? We'd be nothing but imitations of each other, and I daresay we'd all be rather boring.”
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