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The Scoundrel in Her Bed

(Sins for All Seasons #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,082 ratings  ·  237 reviews
The bastard son of a nobleman, Finn Trewlove was a shameful secret raised by a stranger. As Finn came of age, he had secrets, too—the clandestine nights spent with an earl’s daughter. But her promise of forever ended in betrayal.

Driven by a past that haunts her, Lady Lavinia Kent seeks redemption in London’s underworld, engaged in a daring cause inspired by the young man t
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Published February 26th 2019 by Avon
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Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, series
2.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

While he was responsible for so much pain, there was a time when he’d been responsible for her most ultimate joy.

Third in the Sins for All Seasons series following the Trewlove siblings, Finn falls for an Earl's daughter. As the Trewlove siblings, except for the youngest, were all born on the wrong side of the blanket and “farmed” out (in this case
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
How could he be happy when all he’d ever wanted was her, and all she now wanted was the freedom to do as she pleased?

I'm a sucker for a good second chance romance, and this book definitely delivered on that front. Vivi and Finn's story spans the course of several years. They meet when Vivi is just fifteen, fall in love when she's seventeen, and fall apart in a devastating fashion only for their life to cross paths eight years later. But neither of them are the people they on
ARC provided my Edelweiss and Avon in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This love story spans about a decade and has flash backs. Not a fan of flash backs but thought this was fairly well done.

Lady Lavinia is daughter to an earl. She's been promised to the Duke of Thornley (a previous book) since she was a baby. At fifteen Viv meets Finn the bastard son of a nobleman, their meeting wasn't the most pleasant of meeting as he was sent to kill a horse (he hates wha

Title: The Scoundrel in Her Bed
Series: Sins for All Seasons #3
Author: Lorraine Heath
Release date: February 26, 2019
Cliffhanger: No
Genre:historical romance

No one had ever looked at her as he did—as though he would die if he couldn’t have her, as though he would die if he did.

Lady Lavinia is the runaway bride who jilted the Duke of Thornley at the alter in When a Duke Loves a Woman. It hurt his pride at first, but in the end it was for the best all around. She may have handled matters in an embar
5 stars - Historical Romance

Holy Kleenex, but this book sucker-punched me right in the feels, big time. Lorraine Heath has a gift for telling emotional, affecting stories, and this wonderful second-chance romance definitely delivered in that regard. In fact, for me, this was by far the best she’s written since her Scoundrels of St. James series.

I loved everything about it, especially the extraordinary, totally dreamy hero, Finn Trewlove. *Swoon* It’s been a while since I’ve read a historica
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!!!!
This is the 3rd book of this series about a group of illegitimate children of the nobility who were "farmed" out to the Widow Trewlove as babies.
This is Finn's ( bastard son of an Earl) and Lavinia aka Vivi (daughter of an Earl) story.And what a story it was.This book had me in tears running down my face several times as I read what happened to this young couple. My gut clenched,my heart hurt when the actions of her parents were revealed.But the biggest emotional impact was the deci
Lover of Romance
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

Lorraine Heath is such a memorable author and definitely an auto buy for me which is why when I saw this audio available in my library I was super excited because I excpected to have to buy this but I was surprised that I didn’t need to. I was a bit nervous because even though I liked book two I didn’t love it like I did book one but I can say that this book really worked for me despite the flashbacks. I know many love flashbacks, but I am
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
DRC received through Edelweiss

This book was completely unbelievable. I truly didn't buy anything that happened! I wanted to love it, since I usually enjoy historical romance although it has the same boring premise every single time. Lorraine Heath is one of the finest writers of this genre, but here, it seems like she got tired of her own ways. I had sooo many issues that I don't even know where to start.

Finn Trewlove, our male protagonist and a lowborn bastard, earns his money by killing horses
Angie Elle
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not gonna lie - I feel like this man's nipple is judging me. I'm reading this book anyway!

ARC from Edelweiss

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Lorraine Heath book, but when I picked up The Scoundrel in Her Bed, I was more than ready. And this did not disappoint. Though this book is third in a series, I was able to follow the story and secondary characters just fine. I will say, I loved Finn’s family, and I desperately want to read every one of their stories. I also want to know more of Thornley
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Rating 3.5

This was such a sad book. It starts off weird because you're jumping back and forth 10 years and it's basically a Romeo and Juliet retelling where a lady falls in love with a lower class man and they can't be together. They decide to run away only to have her parents ruin everything and make their future miserable and awful. It's pretty upsetting with themes of mental illness and baby farming. So it's a depressing one with a happy ending I guess.
I've given this an A for narration and a B- for content at AudioGals

Boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy meets girl for the first time in eight years and she knees him in the nads after he defends her from some unsavoury characters. Okay, so that last bit might be a bit of a deviation from the tried-and-tested trope, but the rest is a fairly accurate description of the first part of the plot in Lorraine Heath’s The Scoundrel in Her Bed, book three in the Sins for All Seasons se
Joana V.
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an eARC at no cost from the author, and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review. Thank you.

Review posted at my blog, Romancing Romances

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I’m having a hard time rating this book.

I love Lorraine Heath, and the fact that she likes to talk about difficult issues in her books. But in this one, I think something was…maybe holding her back? I don’t know, I feel like it had something missing.

This is a lovers-reunited/second-chance lovers story. I have to admit, I didn’t feel ver
Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
Finn Trewlove was taken in and raised with love by a former baby farmer, but he can never forget his status as the bastard son of a notorious earl. Despite not being of her world, as he grew up Finn spent many clandestine evenings with an earl’s daughter. He fell in love with her and they promised each other forever, but of course it all ended in betrayal and a stint in prison for Finn.

Lady Lavinia Kent seeks to atone for the darkness in her past by rescuing abandoned children in some of London’
Tracy Emro
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finn Trewlove and Lady Lavinia Kent met when she was only 15, Finn was immediately smitten and spent the next two years meeting her in secret and falling even deeper in love. When she turned 17 and was preparing for her come-out, their relationship changed and Finn learned his "Vivi" loved him too. It was an impossible dream, Vivi has been betrothed to the Duke of Thornley since she was a child, but Finn is her heart's desire. Their relationship changes yet again and Vivi gives Finn more than ju ...more
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Lavinia Kent and Finn Trewlove met under unusual circumstances when she was 15 and he was a few years older. It was not a case of love at first sight, but the beginning of a friendship that would naturally grow into the beautiful but tragic romance we could see arise from the start. As sweet and captivating these clandestine meetings could be every Tuesday, we knew that something terrible would happen to separate two young hearts who come from different world. As is often the case, other pe ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: v-card, historical
4 Listenable stars

I liked listening to this book via audio. I really liked the narrator and I love listening to accents so it worked for me.

I wouldn’t call this a great book, but it was nice to have something in the background while I worked.

This series is very serious and this one was pretty sad, but I love a second chance novel.

I don’t remember much in the series since it’s been some time since I’ve read the previous books but this is Finn’s story. We know he had a fling with a rich girl and
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Man this one hit the feels HARD, pages 355 through 360..something like that, I cried through that entire scene. You knew what was coming and you thought you knew the outcome...but boy it was tough. Well done LH, well done. I can't wait for the next one. ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I had read and enjoyed the previous book in this series, so I was all in on this one.

I really liked Vivi and Finn. I loved their connection and their loyalty. I especially liked the past and present chapters so we were able to see their relationship grow and shift. In the present, Vivi’s grown tougher and Finn’s always been a partial marshmallow. It was interesting to see how their dynamic shifted after the years apart. And of course I loved seeing Gillie and Thorne.

Plot wise, it was a
Barbara Rogers
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: Sins For All Seasons #3
Publication Date: 2/26/19

I totally surrendered to this book from the first word on the first page and still remain its prisoner days after the last page. The Prologue alone will rip your heart from your chest and run it through a shredder. It was a touching, passionate and compassionate story and a great addition to the Sins For All Seasons series. It deals with some dark subject matter but handles it in such a way that you are left feeling good in the end. After a

I like that we get flashbacks to when the hero and heroine were young lovers. Since this is the fourth book that I've read from the series (I read out of order), I saw the plot twist coming.
Brian Johnson
This was nearly a DNF for me. I really did not enjoy it, but kept reading out of pure bloodymindedness. I generally don’t like giving bad reviews, but this novel has several striking weaknesses. An awkward series of flashback chapters in the first quarter seriously impedes the development of the present action, something that would be forgivable in a better novel, but this one boasts only thin characterization, clunky plotting, and inelegant prose. Most egregious of all is its failure to develop ...more
There were many positives to recommend The Scoundrel in Her Bed. The first one being that the obligatory big misunderstanding that always seems to plague the second chance trope was resolved rather quickly and, blessedly, through the leads’ own communication. Have I mentioned how much I love when couples actually TALK to each other? Ah, so good. The other standout for me was Lavinia herself. She was an earl’s daughter who willingly fell from grace all in the name of love, and it cost her dearly. ...more
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a highly anticipated love story met all of my expectations and beyond, rated it five amazing stars didn't seem enough. But that's all I had to give to Finn and his Lady Lavinia's love story. The obstacles and trials they had to overcome to be together just broke my heart. When the happily-ever-after ending happened, I had no words left to express how satisfying I felt.

So crazy in love with all the three titles in the series I've read so far. Looking forward to reading all the future releas
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This could have been edited down quite a bit- it was entirely too wordy for my taste. I know Lorraine Heath is a huge name in romance, but I found her writing here to be surprisingly amateurish. The plot was slow moving because the characters continually indulged in long paragraphs of introspection that would have been better played out through actions and dialogue. The dialogue itself often had a stilted, unnatural quality to it. The relationship between Finn and Vivi was so flat, everything fr ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Scoundrel in Her Bed by Lorraine Heath is book Three in the A Sin for All Seasons Series. This is the story of Lady Lavinia Kent and Finn Trewlove. I have read the previous books, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Lavinia and Finn had a early love affair at a very early age but then both thought the other betrayed them, setting in motion a separation. Finn who is a bastard raised felt joy with Lavinia but that was taken away when he thought she betrayed him.
This story was by no means perfect. Lavinia’s secret-keeping went on a tad long for my taste.


But, Flynn was a darling, a caring hero.

But, their misunderstanding was addressed quickly.

But, Lavinia went through unimaginable hardships.
And when she revealed everything, wow! I was fully emotionally engaged. Stories that do that always, always get the highest rating I could give them.
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars!

This is the 3rd book in this series and it was a doozy!
This book was packed with so much heartbreaking things that happens and not only for one of them but for both of them and when you think it couldn't get worse it does! You would have no heart if you didn't tear up at least once! I just felt terrible for this couple. Did it end in a HEA? Yes thank goodness! But you're still left heart sore.
It did make me want to keep reading and reading fast. Good story but a bit much on the heart
Jen Davis
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This latest installment in Lorraine Heath’s Sins for All Seasons series was such a hit for me. It was full of angst and heartbreak and I could not help but root for this couple to reconcile, from the beginning of the book to the end.

This is a second chance at love story, centering on Finn Trewlove and Lady Lavinia Kent. Lavinia was the woman who was supposed to marry the hero of the last book, but ran away before they could tie the knot. She bailed because she saw Finn at his brother’s wedding,
Christy W
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? I adore this series like no other. Stories that can show the human ability to turn a traumatic experience into something beautiful are my favorite. So is life. Bad things happen. Life is hard. The bad things make the good things that much better.
We have a choice on how we want to respond. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, and it can take practice and persistence, but there is always a choice.
Combine that with excellent writing and a relationship build that is always beautif
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Started out a bit slow, but it picked up and before the end it had me in tears. Lovely book.
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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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