Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Review: The Last Wicked Scoundrel by Lorraine Heath

Title: The Last Wicked Scoundrel (Scoundrels of St. James, #5)
Author: Lorraine Heath
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: Novella (100pgs)
Reviewed by: CaroleDee

Rating- 4
Sexual- 3

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorraine Heath brings us the eagerly awaited final story in the Scoundrels of St. James series.

William Graves is the last of Feagan's scoundrels. A onetime grave robber turned royal physician, he has devoted his life to saving others—because he knows there is no way to save himself. Especially not around a lady like Winnie. Though undeserving of her touch, he cannot resist. His passion cannot be tamed…even in the face of certain danger.

Winnie, the Duchess of Avendale, never knew peace until her brutal husband died. With William she's discovered burning desire—and the healing power of love. But now, confronted by the past she thought she'd left behind, Winnie must face her fears…or risk losing the one man who can fulfill all her dreams.

It's a bittersweet end to the original Scoundrels of St. James.

I've been waiting for William Graves' story since, almost, the beginning. I'm a bit disappointed that when I finally got it that it was only novella length, but in true Lorraine Heath fashion it was still a great read.

If you haven't read the previous installments in the Scoundrel's series you won't necessarily be lost, but there are events that happened in a previous book that lead to the relationship development of William and Winnie. 
Superficially they seem an unlikely pair.
Winnie- the widowed duchess.
William - The orphaned son of a clothes washer and grave robber.
Emotionally they couldn't be better suited.

Was it the fulfilling and ultra long novel I was hoping for? Neh.
Did I still get my Lorraine Heath kicker that I needed to fill my time until the release of When The Duke Was Wicked*? Yes sir ree :)

I definitely recommend this one to lovers of the St. James series. If you're just jumping on board, do yourself a favor and read the others in the series first. You won't be disappointed!

* When The Duke Was Wicked is a follow up series to the Scoundrels of St. James books. You can look forward to following the grown children of all of the Scoundrels! (Releasing Feb 25,2014)

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