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The Duchess in His Bed: A Sins for All Seasons Novel (edição 2019)

por Lorraine Heath (Autor)

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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 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 recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden's slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem. As Selena's motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with a most unexpected choice: forge ahead with a secret plan that could secure her future?or follow her heart which could prove ruinous.… (mais)
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This was a hard book to read - not because it was bad but because it hurt so much to see how these two lovers were facing separation when they had just found each other. Selena, the recently widowed Duchess of Lushing needs to produce an heir or the whole estate will be lost and she will not be able to care for her sisters. She goes to Aidan Trewlove, owner of the Elysium, a sanctuary for women to do what men have always had available to them a chance to enjoy themselves.
As a bastard, one thing Aiden knows how to do is prevent creating more bastards so when Selena presents him with her problem he isn't happy with the idea. If he would give her a son, it would be raised as a Duke but he would forever never know who his true father would be.
There were many tears throughout this book and while you understand why Selena is doing what she does it is hard to see two hearts broken by placing responsibility over love. The last few chapters provide the happy ending that these two lovers deserve and make the whole heart-wrenching read worth it in the end. ( )
  ddeluna1 | Mar 19, 2020 |
This author is utterly delightful and I felt so blessed to be able to watch this story unfold and the way that she has dealt with this series has been so inspiring and beautiful to watch. I am in love with this family here in the “Sins For All Seasons” series. In this book we get Aiden’s book and I was really excited for it, and even though at times these books haven’t quite lived up to my expectations, they are solid romances that I have had a blast reading.

In “The Duchess In His Bed” we have a forbidden romance that forms between Aiden and Selena. Selena is the Duchess of Lushing, her husband has just passed away. And without a heir she will lose everything including providing for her sisters who still need to come out in society. So her brother convinces her she needs to get pregnant. So when she hears of a “ladies” club she realizes its the perfect place to find a man to aid her in getting pregnant and she comes across Aiden Trewlove who is the owner of the club. There is a strong connection between them from the beginning, and she knows she wants him but as they explore their sexual desires with each other, But as they explore, there is also something more building between them, an emotional intimacy that neither of them expected. But when the truth comes out about Selena’s true plans, Aiden has a difficult choice to make. Because a match between them would be impossible and he would have to take a backseat in his child’s life. But will Selena allow herself to make the decision to protect and see to her family’s best interests…..or do the right thing for herself and Aiden?

All it required of him was a few nights of being lost in mad, passionate lovemaking – not a hardship at all – And then walking away, never, ever, to look back.

This book was truly such a heartbreaking read at times, and I will admit I definitely was on Aiden’s side more in this book. I really struggled at times with this heroine, her “plot” I just couldn’t be okay with in any stretch of the imagination. I did understand the reasons behind her decision of course, and maybe I would have done the same thing if I lived back then and I was responsible for my family but at the same time I felt like there were other options for her. But this is the way the author wanted it written, and I could see why. But I really felt for Aiden in this story and the way he is being used in this story just broke me at times. The heroine is honestly the main reason the rating is as low as it is. I just couldn’t ever be fully on board with her and her decisions.

But what we do is how she changes, and how she wrestles with her decision throughout the whole book and did appreciate seeing more of the Trewlove family and the complex issues with Aiden’s father and he finally got what he deserved in the end. (If you are curious about his birth father, read previous books and you can understand much more) but we see him meet with his real birth mother and it was so heart wrenching seeing them connect. But we also see a character get added in and I wouldn’t mind if Lorraine Heath added his story into the series because I really liked the half brother he discovers and it also centers some of the story around Aiden and his past and finding some healing with it. We also get lucky in seeing glimpses of what the next book will be and I am really excited for that

Overall I found The Duchess In His Bed to be a emotionally packed installment that delivers in the ways you expect from this author, its a tale of difficult choices, emotional inner turmoil, character refining moments and true delights. ( )
  addictofromance | Oct 21, 2019 |
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 in this book. Selena Sheffield, the recently widowed Duchess of Lushing has a problem. If she is not carrying the late duke’s heir the title will become extinct, with no heir the lands and monies will revert to the crown leaving Selena with only her dower house and a small annuity not enough to enough to ensure that her sisters will be able to make respectable marriages. Aiden Trewlove owner of the Elysium Club finds himself fascinated by the beautiful, mysterious masked woman who shows up at his club one night looking to be bedded, but as the bastard son of an earl he can never seek to move in her circles and the passion that grows between them cannot bring lasting happiness. How these two are able to find their way to HEA despite the odds stacked against it makes for a very enjoyable read and I do recommend this story highly. Medium Steam. Publishing Date August 20, 2019 #Edelweissplus #TheDuchessInHisBed #LorraineHeath #AvonBooks #AvonRomance #HarperCollinsCanada #HarperCollinsPublishers #HistoricalRomance #Bookstagram ( )
  nmgski | Aug 18, 2019 |
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 assures that there is no way he ever produces a bastard like himself. He’d never cause any child to have that sort of fate. I had a harder time warming up to Selena ‘Lena’ Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing. The reason I’m giving a 4-star review rather than a 5-star review is because of my problems with the duchess. Yes, I understood her dilemma, but rather than telling her brother to man up and telling her sisters the true status of their finances, she chose to ask a man like Aiden to do the unthinkable. She wanted it even after she learned his story and his strong objections. She even intended to trick him, and just the fact that she fully intended to do that said a lot about her whether she carried through or not.

Selena’s father wasn’t a very good manager of his earldom nor of his funds. So, when both of her parents were killed and her brother Winslow inherited the earldom, their financial circumstances were dire. For the good of her brother and her three sisters, she married the Duke of Lushing. She loved him but wasn’t in love with him. Their marriage was a passionless one and his only reason for the marriage was to produce an heir since he was the last of his line anywhere and his titles and estates would forfeit to the crown when he died. After seven years and no children, the duke died. Without him, there would be no dowry for her sisters and no way to financially help her brother. So, Winslow came up with a solution – Selena would quickly get pregnant and pass the child off as the dukes. ** Just as an additional comment -- I REALLY disliked Winslow. **

Aiden Trewlove is one of six bastard children raised by Hettie Trewlove. Hettie was a remarkable woman who raised six remarkable children – five of whom weren’t even hers. She taught them respect, love, caring for others and how to be successful. Aiden owns two very successful clubs – The Cerberus Club, a gaming hell for men and the Elysium Club, recently given to him by his brother Finn, which caters to women. I saw one reviewer refer to it as a brothel for women, but I didn’t get that. Yes, there were a few of the men who worked there who would provide that service if the women wanted it, but the focus of the club was more pampering and caring for the women, giving them a place where they can feel beautiful, respected, and cared about.

Aiden was immediately drawn to the woman who entered his Elysium club. He couldn’t even see her face, but he felt the invisible thread pulling him in. After showing her around the club, she told him she wanted to be bedded and he told here that the servers with the red dots on their uniforms would accommodate her. Then, she told him that she wanted him only.

All it required of him was a few nights of being lost in mad, passionate lovemaking – not a hardship at all – And then walking away, never, ever, to look back.

I absolutely LOVED that the villain got his just desserts! It was the absolute perfect punishment for him. I also loved the Countess of Elverton – although you see little of her until toward the end of the book. I think she might be one of my favorite people in the entire series just for her one small role.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. ( )
  BarbaraRogers | Aug 11, 2019 |
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 policy of not engaging any of his club’s patrons in anything beyond harmless flirtation - until Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing walks in and asks him to bed her. Aiden is captivated by Selena and together they embark on a series of lessons in seduction, where her growing feelings for him may unravel her secret plans.

Heath, as always, does an outstanding job of taking circumstances that seem entirely foreign to modern readers and making them personal and immediate. Present-day readers will likely never have to worry about laws of primogeniture or observing proper mourning rituals, but Heath is able to make these issues seem as real as any issues that plague modern relationships. Through her intense characterization the protagonists come to life - they are not fictional historical characters but instead are real, living people. The reader can’t help but feel as though the lives of Aiden and Selena don’t end at the epilogue, but that they continue to live their lives in the world she has created, day after day.

Overall, a great story with excellent characters, definitely one to read!

I received an Advanced Review Copy of this book from HarperCollins ( )
  heatherlclawson | Jul 1, 2019 |
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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 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 recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden's slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem. As Selena's motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with a most unexpected choice: forge ahead with a secret plan that could secure her future?or follow her heart which could prove ruinous.

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