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When a Duke Loves a Woman

(Sins for All Seasons #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,710 ratings  ·  328 reviews
Gillie Trewlove knows what a stranger's kindness can mean, having been abandoned on a doorstep as a baby and raised by the woman who found her there. So, when suddenly faced with a soul in need at her door—or the alleyway by her tavern—Gillie doesn't hesitate. But he's no infant. He's a grievously injured, distractingly handsome gentleman who doesn't belong in Whitechapel, ...more
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Published August 21st 2018 by Avon
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When a Duke loves a Woman by Lorraine Heath is a 2018 Avon publication.

A collision of two people worlds apart from each other leads to true love- but will there be a happily ever after?

When the Duke of Thornley is jilted at the altar, his pride is hurt more than his heart. But, he’s determined to find his fiancé, which leads him to a questionable area no duke would ordinarily wander into. He is attacked by thugs and left to die, and probably would have, if not for Gillie Trewlove.

Gillie was r

Title: When a Duke Loves a Woman
Series: Sins for All Seasons #2
Author: Lorraine Heath
Release date: August 21, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
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He’d kissed women before, lots of women, all sorts of women, but it had never felt as though any of them had reached deep within him and caressed his soul.

I was so excited to start the second installment in the Sins for all Seasons series after reading and loving the first book, Beyond Scandal and Desire. This is the story of Gilli
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Amazon US * Amazon UK

So I'm not really a fan of Historical Romances and I've only read a handful of them in the past. But when I got this book from the publisher and read the blurb I was instantly curious. The heroine sounded like a strong one and I always love reading about women who can take control of their own lives instead of waiting around for a man to do it, so I decided to jump into this one. And it is the second book from the Sins for All Seasons series but I didn't have a pro
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Honestly this series is not impressing me and this one was VERY slow burn to the point that l didn't feel the chemistry between the characters. ...more
Barbara Rogers
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss, iblog
Series: Sins for All Seasons #2
Publication Date: 8/21/18

3.75 Stars

The Sins for All Seasons series tells the stories of six ‘siblings’ raised by Ettie Trewlove in the rookeries of London. These were all abandoned children left on her doorstep, poor illegitimate babies, and she took them all in and loved them. Though the children are not related by blood, they are raised as siblings and they all share a love of their Mum, Ettie Trewlove. I have not read the first book in the series, but I don’t fe
ARC provided by Edelweiss and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

RTC closer to publication.
Nov 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Gillie Trewlove is the tomboy sister of four bastards raised in poverty in London. When she rescues Antony, Duke of Thornley, from a mugging/stabbing, she feels literal TINGLES because he's GORGEOUS. He, too, feels tingles even though he's a DUKE like OMG. They eventually bone. ROLL CREDITS.


2. The first chapters cast Gillie as the focused, driven tavern owner who keeps her head down. QUOTE: "[...] her absence never lasted longer than a couple of hours because she'd never had anything
Ezrah (I Heart Romance)

When a Duke Loves a Women is my first 5-star read this year! I love it even more than Beyond Scandal and Desire!

In When a Duke Loves a Woman, we have an unusual heroine – Gillie. She is very independent and runs her own tavern in Whitechapel! She also had an unusual upbringing since she was raised by Ettie Trewlove along with her brothers. Gillie’s upbringing was unique and it does affect her attitude towards everyone. When she was younger she had to pretend to be a boy, dress like one and even
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this an A for narration and a B- for content at AudioGals

The first two books in the author’s  Sins for All Seasons  series – Beyond Scandal and Desire and When a Duke Loves a Woman – have been released simultaneously as audiobooks, and as I read and reviewed the first book earlier this year, I opted to review the second in audio. It’s a low-angst, low-conflict Cinderella story which is well written, boasts a couple of engaging central characters and a romance that feels very mature
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I was drawn in by the synopsis and maybe a little bit by the color of her dress.

I really liked Gillie and Thorne. She’s sassy and stands up for herself and others and punches people when necessary. He’s a bit of a marshmallow and completely infatuated. I loved the two of them together.

Plot wise, it was good for the most part. There is a bit of push and pull and some things did feel drawn out and repetitive. However, I loved that they took time to talk and get to know a bit about each
DNF 55%. So dull. No chemistry between the protagonists. The main characters fell into instant attraction with one another when she (tavern owner of unknown parentage in shady part of town) saved him (duke searching for his runaway aristocratic bride )from a violent mugging. Heroine really quite unappealing. What almost 30 year old woman jumps into a fisticuff? Leave it to the impulsive, undignified young ones. And she acted like she'd never seen an attractive male before, neglecting her busines ...more
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*

Short Review

Lorraine Heath has always been one of my favourite authors because of her ability to write beautiful and emotionally moving love stories. After reading and loving Beyond Scandal and Desire, I was really looking forward to this second book in the series but regrettably I found it disappointing.

Born out wedlock and left on Effie Trewlove’s doorstep, Gillie, like her ‘siblings’, was raised in poverty in the Rookeries. I admire the way she worked hard and now owns her own tavern. She is
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Despite the unlikely pairing of a Duke and a illegitimate tavern owner I always enjoy Lorraine Heath's easy reading style and the way she mixes up the social classes. And that's why I read historical romance.. never letting reality get in the way of a swoon worthy Happy Ever After. Sigh. ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

I’m not sure why this series have low ratings, I think Lorraine Heath’s writing style is enjoyable, entertaining and you never know what kind of book you are going to get. Is this author my favorite historical romance author? No, but there’s potential and I’m a fan of this series so far.

This is Gillie and Duke of Thornley’s story.

This series will focus on 6 kids, all of them were brought on to this world by men cheating on their wives. It’s an interesting concept, kind of sad, but regardl
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Searching in Whitechapel for the woman who left him at the altar, the Duke of Thornley would have probably bleed to death in an alley if a pretty redhead didn't come to his rescue, after being viciously attacked by thieves.

Being a tavern owner is unusual for a woman at that time, but probably not so much when you had the upbringing that Gillian Trewlove had, a by-blow abandoned as a babe on the threshold of a woman who raised four more and a daughter she had later out of wedlock. Gillie and her
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
I loved this even more than book one. Gillie was such a unique and strong heroine. Thorne was a fine enough character, but it was Gillie (and Robin!) who stole the show.

And after the setup happening in the background, I cannot wait for book three!
Bambi Unbridled
When a Duke Loves a Woman is the second installment of the Sins for All Seasons series, which focuses on a band of bastard offspring who were left on the doorstep of Ettie Trewlove in the slums of Whitechapel. These members of the commoner class are being paired off one-by-one with a member of the nobility as we navigate the social issues between the class separation.

Our heroine in this installment is Gillie - the sole illegitimate daughter that was raised by Ettie Trewlove. Growing up, Gillie w
Tracy Emro
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, maybe even more than the first book!

Gillian "Gillie/Gil" Trewlove and Antony Coventry "Thorne", the Duke of Thornley meet when Gillie saves him from footpads outside her tavern. She tends his wounds and is stunned to realize she is attracted to him. Gillie is a very private person, abandoned and left on Ettie Trewlove's doorstep as an infant, Gillie grew up in the hard world of Whitechapel, but she has risen above that, she owns her own tavern and has no desire to marry or be
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Jun) Ooh, I really liked this. It was like a palate cleanser - it didn't have a big misunderstanding or a mystery or a scorned and bitter trouble-maker woman or an evil gentleman, it was just a nice, easy, well done romance. The characters were real and honest and what kept them apart was real and honest and what finally drew them together was real and honest. The side characters were charming and I wanted to know more about them all. It's probably forgettable in the near future, certainly not ...more
Christy W
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Second book into a series that’s quickly become a new favorite. The writing style is perfection. You can practically feel the electricity between the couples with steamy scenes so hawt hawt hawt and beautifully done. The relationship build has become my favorite part of her books. Looking forward to the next in my queue.
Jun 15, 2019 marked it as dnf
DNF at 15%

It felt like Gillie had a personality change between the first book and this one! Gillie in Beyond Scandal and Desire was a tomboy, who also had strong dream and passion with her tavern. But this book made it like she was a tomboy because her mother dressed her as a boy, and as soon as Gillie met the Duke, she was all about "love and girlie feeling". I skipped to the last two chapters (to see how it ended) and it definitely NOT the Gillie I knew. So yeah, if I continue reading, I would
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved Gillie and Thorne. Such a great couple! Gillie was a unique heroine that was a breath of fresh air to several of the "cookie-cutter" heroines I've been reading lately.

The little gestures that Thorne did for Gillie were so swoon-worthy. I love a grand statement, and Thorne's small gestures did just that -- made grand declarations.

Loved Gillie's brothers. This is the first book I've read in this series, going back to read about Mick and eagerly awaiting the other brothers' books.

Great story
4 Wonderful Stars.

This is my 17th book of Lorraine Heath so this say something. I adored this book because the author draw an intriguing world of characters and events in it. Both character Thorne and Gil are sweet and warm and many times one word from one of them to the other will make me sigh or laugh.

I highly recommended this book.
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So many things I loved about this book! And very excited to get to the next one!
Book Binge
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gillie Trewlove is a tavern owner in Whitechapel with no plans to ever marry. She loves her tavern and she knows if she got married it would be handed over to her husband. Not happening. One night she’s taking out the trash in the back alley and comes across a man being robbed and assaulted. She scares off the attackers but the man is in no shape to be moved. She calls for a physician and takes the man to her flat above the tavern. She tries everything she can to talk the doctor into letting her ...more
Jen Davis
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lorraine Heath follows up the first book in her Sins For All Seasons series with this story, featuring another one of the Trewlove siblings. This is Gillie’s story. She is a tall, independent, self-made woman, who owns her own tavern. She has never needed or even wanted a man. She can take care of herself and she likes it that way.

But everything changes when she stumbles on the duke of Thornley, moments after he is attacked by a band of the thieves. The only reason Thorne was in the seedier part
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a Duke Loves a Woman is the second book in the Sins for All Seasons series by Lorraine Heath.

Gillie Trewlove was left on a doorstep as a baby and has 4 'brothers' who were 'delivered' the same way. They are all grown up now and are extremely protective and close to each other. Gillie now owns and runs a tavern, she is content with her life and has no plans to ever marry because she won't give up her independence.

At closing up time she hears a scuffle happening outside her pub and after sca
Annie ⚜️
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
😯😯😯OMG! I LOVED THESE TWO! Loved Gillie and what's his name. They were so sweet and hot. My only qualm with this story was how quickly she gives in to her desires considering how many promises she'd supposedly made to herself about getting involved and the fact that a 29 year old, former street urchin/current bar owner had never so much as been kissed?! Pretty ridiculous even for these unbelievable romances I love so shamelessly. That was my only quibble with this one. ...more
Lady Wesley
Feb 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-listen
Because: Kate Reading narrates.
3.75 stars

I enjoyed this book so much!! Gillie and Thorne stole my heart and I sped through this book. I really enjoyed the first book and Mick's story but once I heard about Gillie being a tavern owner in his book I knew when it came to reading Gillie's story I would love it and I really did.

Gillie and Thorne's relationship was so joyful I especially loved all the moments in the tavern when they were behind the bar together or when they took Robin to the zoo that was the sweetest.

One thing I re
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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

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  • Beyond Scandal and Desire (Sins for All Seasons, #1)
  • The Scoundrel in Her Bed (Sins for All Seasons, #3)
  • The Duchess in His Bed (Sins for All Seasons, #4)
  • The Earl Takes a Fancy (Sins for All Seasons, #5)
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