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The Duchess in His Bed

(Sins for All Seasons #4)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  36 reviews
For a duchess with practical desires, falling in love is an inconceivable part of her plan…

As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women's fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden—with h
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Published August 20th 2019 by Avon
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Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
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TITLE: THE DUCHESS IN HIS BED
AUTHOR: Lorraine Heath
SERIES: Sins for All Season #4
RELEASE DATE: August 20 2019
GENRE: Historical Romane
RATING: 4 Stars
CLIFFHANGER: No

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Lorraine Heath is certainly one of the authors who writes with romantic and poetic flourish. She just has this way that will make you swoon just for the prose alone. I was looking forward to THE DUCHESS IN HIS BED because I've had a soft spot for Aiden since Finn's book THE SCOUNDREL IN HER BE
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Barbara Rogers
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: Sins For All Seasons #4
Publication Date: 8/20/19
Number of Pages: 320

I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the Sins for All Seasons series. Of the six Trewlove children, I was most interested in reading Aiden’s story and Beast’s story. Aiden has intrigued me from the beginning, so I was happy to see his story. Next up is Fancy’s and maybe finally I’ll get to read Beast’s story.

Aiden is everything I thought he’d be – hard on the outside and soft in the center. He protects what is his and
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Rowena
This book was so good! I loved Aiden just as much as I knew I would and Lorraine Heath delivered another fantastic historical romance from beginning to end. When I first met Selena, I didn't think I'd like her that much because she was a bit of a snob and her whole plan didn't endear her all that much, considering it was Aiden that she chose for her plan. Still, she does a lot of growing over the course of this book and I ended up liking her for Aiden. Lorraine Heath is the bomb, one of my favor ...more
Tracy Emro
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
3.5 stars rounded up

Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing is in a bind, her husband of seven years has passed away with no heir, leaving his title and entailed properties in danger of reverting back to the crown. With her family depending on her to support them, her brother Winslow, the Earl of Camberley devises a plan, Selena will get pregnant and place the child off as Lushing’s, if the child is a boy, he will be the duke, if the child is a girl, she will inherit the entailed properties – eithe
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Niki
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, steamy
Aiden Trewlove understands women; it's part of his business of introducing them to vice at his club, The Elysium. But he never personally interacts with his guests. Until one masked woman catches his attention. She asks for forbidden moments with him and soon has him breaking all his own rules.

Selena Sheffield, the newly widowed Duchess of Lushing, is desperate. Her husband's untimely death without issue, though he left her well provided-for, means the crown will receive all his estates and Sele
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Stacee
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read and enjoyed the previous books in this series and I think I've been most eager for Aiden's story, so I was excited to start it.

I loved Selena and Aiden. She's in a crap situation and doesn't have a lot of options. He's always got a mask on and maybe pushes people away. They're both loyal to their families and instantly attracted to the other. Oh, and I forgot to mention he's a complete marshmallow who legit gives her whatever she needs, regardless of what it is. It was great to see
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Holly
May 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I did a live review of this book while I was reading it. You can check it out here: https://theswoonies.com/live-review-o... (please note, my site is under construction).

Here is a "quick" review:

I love Lorraine Heath but I had a really difficult time getting through this book. It took me 2 weeks to struggle through 300 pages and then I put it down and never picked it back up again. It wasn't exactly a conscious decision to stop reading it at that point, I just wasn't compelled to finish it.

I fe
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Elodie
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When deception is in the balance, can feelings stray true.

« The heart did as it wanted, loved who it would love. And seemed to have a penchant for choosing those who provided the most difficult of challenges. »

This was one unexpected ARC I was granted by the publisher Avon, and Mrs Lorraine Heath is part of the many authors I wanted to discover works. So once I finished my already due reads, I jumped in this new release.

I confess I am not fond of betraying/scheming characters, whatever the circu
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Erica Chilson
I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

5 Stars

Lorraine Heath is a new-to-me author, so I can attest that The Duchess in His Bed can be read independently of the series as a standalone with little to no confusion, even with it being the 4th installment in the Sins for All Seasons series. With that being said, I was definitely intrigued by the entire premise and the characterizations, enough so that I am thoroughly looking forward to reading from the beginning, r
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FV Angela
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Scarlett
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I feel like Lorraine Heath read my rant on her previous book, The Scoundrel in Her Bed and decided to prove me wrong. This one is such an improvement and I was so happy that my favorite 19th-century-adult-romance author is back on track! As you fellow readers know, erotic romance is one of the most difficult genres for writing AND reading, considering the language used. I admit, there are times when I think to myself - how did the Brits reproduce if their seduction style included words like "thr ...more
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
"I'm looking forward to introducing you to the pleasures of sin."

With that quote alone *swoons* Okay, let's wipe the drool here and commence this review, shall we? Ahem. This story embodies slow-burn and seduction to the freaking max.

Aiden Trewlove owns a club designed for women to be themselves without society watching their every move--a place where women can explore there fantasies and desires, whether it's to have a massage, a foot rub, or simply being catered by hot men. Just for this, I'm
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Janet
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women’s fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden—with him. Drawn to her indomitable spirit, he breaks his rule of never becoming personally involved with his clientele and is determined to fully awaken her desires.
A very recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing
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Lori D
This was written by amazing author extraordinaire Lorraine Heath. That should tell you right there how scrumptious and delightful this story will be before turning the first page!! Seriously she is and has been one of my very favorite authors and her witty humor, strong emotiions and engaging characters always make for a memorable read!
The Prologue alone made me want to strangle a despicable Earl, but then the story picks up 32 years later with our heroine, Widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lu
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Lena
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
This book is the fourth in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. I walked into this one without having read the other 3 and I could follow the story with no problems.
Selena is a recently widowed duchess that needs to secure an heir in order to maintain her status and provide for her three little sisters. Her path takes her to Aiden, the owner of a gaming hell and bastard son of nobility. Aiden is immediately attracted to Selena but he struggles with what she's asking of him.
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Maida
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a challenging storyline to tackle. I had to pause quarter into the book when I figured out Selena’s scheme involving Aiden. It looked like consent was going to be an issue. I’m glad I trusted in Ms. Heath and pressed on, otherwise I’d miss a lovely story.

As always with Ms. Heath’s books, things are not always as they seem and there’s an outlook shift at the end of the book that solves the conflict and leads the main characters to their HEA.

A couple of deus ex machina scenes lowered the ra
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Tracy's Place
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5
Angie Okita
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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CR
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Steam: 🚒🚒🚒🚒
My Review: After reading book 1-3 of this one, YES I have actually read the previous titles! I have to say that this one was an improvement on those. I have had a hate and love relationship with this series but I keep coming back for more. This one though has made this a solid favorite series. This book will make you rethink how you view certain aspects of the sexual variety and man was it swoon worthy!! I could not put this one down.

Our steam rating for this one is a 4 and are firet
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Lisarenee
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
>>>>> My Synopsis (Review follows): <<<<<
Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, is in a bind. Her husband of seven years has passed away before the two had started a family. With no heirs to be found, the dukedom, which her husband's family had held for ages, is about to become extinct unless Selena can produce an heir. The problem is there is no chance that she is with child. While Selena could live a rather nice life with the provisions her husband made for her in
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Heather Clawson
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In The Duchess in His Bed, the fourth book in the Sins for All Seasons series, Lorraine Heath weaves a masterful story of desire, deception and love. While reading the previous books in the series will help the reader to understand more of the side characters and events in the book, it is also able to be read as a stand-alone novel.

The Duchess in His Bed focuses on Aiden Trewlove, the enigmatic owner of the Elysium Club, an exclusive gaming and entertainment club for women. Aiden has a strict po
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MrsMascara
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Selina, Duchess of Lushing , has just been widowed, in 7 years of marriage she has not fallen pregnant, and if she is not pregnant soon, her husband’s title will fall into abeyance, and his estates will be forfeit to the crown. She needs to have on to her title and status to see her three younger sisters marry well. Can she follow through on her brother’s plan to get pregnant by some other man, and when she ventures to Aiden Trewlove’s ladies club, will she be able to resist the charm and wit of ...more
Michelle
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lorraine Heath. What can you say? She is an absolute goddess when it comes to what a friend calls the "angst monsters." Heath is a master of the emotional romantic read. I know if I invest the time into a Heath it will be stellar quality, I will cry a lot (which I love, love, love), and the romance will break my heart/put the pieces back together again.

The Duchess in His Bed does not disappoint. This is a fresh and unique premise that Heath handles masterfully. Just when you think you know wher
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Nicoleta
Mar 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
Wasn't Aiden's club name Cerberus? And Finn the owner of Elysium, the club for the daughters of the nobility?😕
Laurie
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Lorraine Heath's "The Duchess in His Bed" was an enjoyable read with an interesting and relatively unusual setup. I found both of the main characters, Selena and Aiden, to be likeable and well-developed, and the secondary characters, particularly Selena and Aiden's siblings, added a lot of interest to the story as well. I hadn't read any of the earlier books in this series prior to starting this one, but I liked getting to know the couples from those books as they interacted with Aiden and Selen ...more
Norah Gibbons
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. The Duchess in His Bed is the 4th book in Lorraine Heath’s Sins for All Seasons Series. It can be read as a stand-alone but it’s an excellent series and I highly recommend all of the books in the series. I have to confess that at first, I struggled with this book, I didn’t trust the author to do right by the hero and that was a big mistake, Lorraine Heath had never let me down before and she does not do so i ...more
Lise Nanette
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How about SIX Stars?

I've enjoyed Lorraine Heath's stories for many years, and the Trewloves especially! But this story, oh my goodness! I was all in from the beginning. Aiden is the kind of hero of whom every woman dreams. He is generous, kind, fierce, and a bit of a scoundrel, but when he falls in love, it's with his whole heart. Selena's decision to try to save her sisters in the only way she knows how is just gut -wrenching as she works her way through the choices she must make. It was a pure
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Melisa
The Duchess in His Bed was beautiful written and sensitive. Selena is a widowed duchess who visits Aiden's club with one purpose, to seduce him into her bed. However, her reasons aren't purely attraction though it is clear between the two. She needs to save her family while Aiden, once he learns her true purpose, needs to discover if he can live with what she needs. This book was an emotional discovery for both characters and I wasn't sure the choices they would make til the very end!
Laura_sommeils
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the romantic couple and I still adore Aiden, but the insta-love killed the book a little for me. I also felt the ending was rushed. I would've liked it even more if the pacing was better but, overall, it was a nice experience and I'm looking forward the next book in the series.
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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

Sins for All Seasons (5 books)
  • Beyond Scandal and Desire (Sins for All Seasons, #1)
  • When a Duke Loves a Woman (Sins for All Seasons, #2)
  • The Scoundrel in Her Bed (Sins for All Seasons, #3)
  • The Earl Takes a Fancy (Sins for All Seasons, #5)