Monday, 10 March 2014

Quote-tastic(#25): When the Duke Was Wicked by Lorraine Heath

This meme is about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from!

It is Hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

I finished it last night and it was AMAZING. It is one of the best book I've ever read[there are 35 in that shelf] and I'll definitely re-read it. Let me present you When the Duke Was Wicked  (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #1) by Lorraine Heath

“You deserve more than contentment,” he said. “You deserve a man who smiles every time he sees you.”
“Unlike you, who scowls.”
“Precisely. A man who loves you will want an accounting of every moment when you’re away from him—not because he’s jealous but because he missed you dreadfully and wants to assure himself that your time apart brought you a measure of happiness, because the price he paid was loneliness in your absence. Nearly everything he sees will remind him of you. No matter what he is doing, he will wish you were there to experience it with him. No matter how boring he may find the things that interest you, he’ll willingly be there to share them with you.
“Within a pocket, he will carry something that reminds him of you. It can be the silliest or seemingly most inconsequential item: a button from a dress, a handkerchief that carries your perfume, a locket of your hair, a petal from your favorite flower, a missive that you penned. Not a particularly endearing missive, but it’s from you and so it matters.
“He’ll hoard every smile you give him. He’ll want to make you laugh. He’ll awaken in the middle of the night simply to watch you sleep.”
“How will I know that he’s doing all these things?” she asked.
Done with his task, he folded his hands over her shoulders. “You probably won’t.” He pressed a light kiss to the sensitive spot just below her ear. “Just as he’ll never know the myriad ways in which you privately express your devotion to him.”

To learn more about Lorraine Heath and her work go to her website, facebook and twitter.


  1. Bea @ Bea's Book Nook10 March 2014 at 16:29

    Well, that's romantic and sweet.

  2. It was :) This book was all so... realistic in some ways and it was a book that made me cry :D It automatically goes in "best book forever" list :D

  3. *swoon* I loved that part! I admit, I didn't *love* the book, it was just "okay" for me, but some of the things he said to her during their "lessons" were dreamy-sigh worthy!

  4. Oh my. That would be lovely. Sounds like a great read!

  5. It really is Anna :) But you should start with their parents' series, it is as good and I think you have those books in your TBR :D

  6. I loved it from start to finish :D Yes, those lessons were lovely... And I liked how she shared them with her friends and how he reacted when he found out :D