Also in this series: Beyond Scandal and Desire, When a Duke Loves a Woman
Series: Sins For All Seasons #3
Published by Avon on February 26, 2019
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Narrator: Kate Reading
Length: 11 Hours and 25 Mins
The third electrifying romance in Lorraine Heath's USA Today bestselling Sins of all Seasons series.
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 to whom she gave her innocence, and who then proved himself a scoundrel by abandoning her.
When their paths cross again, they can't deny the yearning and desire that still burns. As they discover the truth behind the deceptions that tore them apart, Finn and Lavinia must fight to reclaim what they've lost, no matter how dangerous—because love is worth the risk...
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 not a big fan of them. But thankfully these flashbacks only happen in the first half of the story.
The scoundrel In Her Bed is book three of the Sins For All Seasons series. And this is Finn’s book, one of the Trewlove siblings. Finn was brought to his ‘mother’ as a son of a Aristocrat and left on a baby farm and thankfully unlike many unfortunate children, he was raised by a loving woman and his adopted family is everything to him. Finn is the more compassionate and kind of the siblings. But he fell in love with a young woman but then believed that she betrayed him and spent years in prison. And now its been seven years and he finds her in the dangerous streets of London and the love of his life has changed and he wonders what caused her to harden and change from the girl he once knew and loved.
Lady Lavinia Kent is the daughter of an Earl, and when she is fifteen, she meets a young man, Finn, who is kind and generous and they became fast friends when he saved her horse from being killed. But as her season approached their friendship turned into something stronger and they fell in love and she was willing to brave scandal and ruin to be with Finn. But when he didnt show up for their rendezvous she felt he was using her to get in her bed. And during their separation, she lost something precious and now she is living in a foundling home with a group of nuns, trying to save children sent to baby farmers when she bumps into Finn and sparks and tension fly between the two. And now she doesn’t know why Finn is back in her life but when the truth between them is truly revealed and they discover they were innocent pawns in Lavinia’s parents game, they begin to reconnect and their relationship thrives in a way it didn’t before and with them being more mature and settled in themselves, they find a love and a family worth fighting for…
The Scoundrel In Her Bed was such a beautifully crafted story that stole my heart and like I expected, this book was such an emotional one. Lorraine Heath really knows how to tear through my emotions and in this book I definitely was in tears because the emotino that she displays in this book is so vibrant and speaks to the heart of its readers. There was something so unique about this second chance romance that I quickly fell in love with. Finn is one of my favorites of the Trewlove siblings, and we see what a solid hero he is. And even though he is harder because of being sent to prison, he is stronger and quite the scoundrel. And boy some of his bantering with Livinia, was so scandalous and sexy and his character had me laughing all the way through the story.
“There’s no pleasure in taking what isn’t freely given.” He grinned wolfishly. “Doesn’t mean I won’t test you to see where the boundaries are.”
Now Lavinia, I really liked her for the most part, we do find out what she has been hiding from Finn. Man, what her parents do to her is so heartbreaking, but we see such a strong and courageous woman she is and I just admired her so much. She is not perfect, but she is making an effort to help innocents in need and find her own path in life that is seperate from her family who have hurt her more than anything.
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.
The romance that builds between these two is so riveting and I loved how they reconnect, in the dark streets of London. The setting of their rediscovery of each other is the London Underground and I really love that we get away from the balls and all the dukes and I found it so refreshing in many ways. Finn and Lavinia really are perfect for each other, but Finn really has to work to get back into Lavinia’s heart though, but he is stubborn and tenacious and willing to fight for her and I just love that in a hero. And as a plus there are some pretty steamy sexy times between these two that I really loved seeing. Lorraine Heath really knows her way into building sizzling chemistry that is sensual and intimate.
Overall I found The Scoundrel In Her Bed to be a story of redemption, emotional growth and a romance that electrifies the reader in a fundamental way to give you a memorable experience to never forget! OUTSTANDING!