Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[Blog Tour Spotlight]: "Once More, My Darling Rogue" + Giveaway!


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LORRAINE HEATH always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals and computer code, but something was always missing. After reading a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s RITA® and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times best-seller lists.




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Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath
Publisher: Avon (August 26, 2014)
Series: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, 2
Genre: Historical Romance

They are England’s most eligible bachelors, with the most scandalous reputations. But for the right woman, even an unrepentant rogue may mend his ways…

Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can’t escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he’s not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning he realizes she doesn’t remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she’s his housekeeper—never expecting to fall for the charming beauty.

While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can’t be denied, regardless of consequences. So when her memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now Drake must risk everything to prove she can trust this rogue with her heart once more.



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Reviews of Heath's Previous Books:

Deck the Halls with Love (#2.5) -- TBQ

Passions of a Wicked Earl (#1) -- TBQ

When the Duke Was Wicked (#1) -- TBQ




Once More, My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath
Excerpt


“You can’t have it both says. You can’t on the one hand acknowledge that my father escaped his and then not give Drake the same consideration.”
She could, she did. Her father had been an incredibly moral man. Since their father’s passing, her brother had strayed a bit from the straight and narrow, spending far too many nights lost in gambling and drink, but she felt an obligation to honor her father’s teachings. Sin was drawn to her, and if she did not remain ever vigilant, it would have its way with her. She’d never told anyone that ugly truth about herself. Her father would have been terribly disappointed, might not have provided her with a dowry, might have left her to her own means.
“My father has no complaints with the way Drake manages Dodger’s Drawing Room,” Minerva continued on, referring to the infamous gentlemen’s club as though she had Ophelia’s undivided attention. “Being raised by the Duke and Duchess of Greystone and garnering the same devotion that they give their sons, I daresay he could have avoided working altogether if he wished. I think he’s to be admired.”
She’d been unwise to mention  anything  at all as Minerva couldn’t possibly understand how Ophelia managed  to see Drake Darling for exactly what he was: beneath them all and not to be well-regarded in the least. He was no gentleman. He encouraged sin, tempted ladies with that wicked, wicked smile.
“He always manages to bring out the worst in you,” Minerva mused. “I’ve never understood that.”
“Don’t be ridiculous. I give him no thought whatsoever.”
“Yet here we are discussing him.”
“No, actually,  I was pointing  out the ladies’ improper behavior, how badly it reflects on all of us.”
“My father has told me countless times that we are not a reflection of others’ behavior, only our own.”
But when that behavior touches us . . .

She broke off the thought, shoved it back into its hidey-hole, would not dignify it with voice. Although she did have to admit that Minerva had the right of it. Darling brought out the worst in her. Always had. Sin called to sin.






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2 comments :

  1. I was taught by my parents and grandparents that "we are not a reflection of others’ behavior, only our own.” But I was the oldest of three siblings in my family and I was often put in charge of the younger two while mother and father worked outside the home. I hated being in charge of my brother and sister. Inevitably, if they did something wrong or had an accident of some kind, I was told it was my fault because I wasn't watching them properly. Hmm. Kind of double standard there, don't you think? Sometimes, even today, all Americans are help responsible by other countries/peoples for the bad a few do or say. So I think it depends on the situation and who is involved and what prompted the words or actions of others before blame can be laid to rest. It's a difficult concept and often, justice doesn't seem like justice at all. Some things haven't changed since the Regency era at all. jdh2690@gmail.com

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