Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath


Sins for All Seasons, Book 1


Genre: Historical / Regency Romance
Publisher: Avon
Date of Publication: January 30, 2018
Number of Pages: 320

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At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn’t satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won’t acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke’s legitimate son—and woo the heir’s betrothed into his own unloving arms . . .

Orphaned and sheltered, Lady Aslyn Hastings longs for a bit of adventure. With her intended often preoccupied, Aslyn finds herself drawn to a darkly handsome entrepreneur who seems to understand her so well. Surely a lady of her station should avoid Mick Trewlove. If only he weren’t so irresistible . . .

As secrets are about to be exposed, Mick must decide if his plan for vengeance is worth risking what his heart truly desires.


“Heath builds a community of fascinating, intertwined characters that readers will be eager to get to know as they cheer for the driven hero and the spunky, smart heroine.” — Publishers Weekly

“RITA Award–winner Heath’s new Sins for All Seasons series is off to an impressive start with an unforgettable, emotionally charged love story that will dazzle and delight readers with its exquisitely crafted characters, deliciously sensual romance, and impeccably rendered historical setting.” — Booklist/ *STARRED* Review

“For the first book in the Sins for All Seasons series, Heath returns to the world of dark London — a world she understands as well as Dickens. Heath illuminates the city’s underbelly with a powerful romance of healing and redemption. Her talents for drawing readers into the era with her well-drawn, three dimensional characters and realistic dialogue sets her novels apart. The unexpected twists and turns of the plot guarantees it will be placed on your keeper shelf.” — RT Book Reviews/ “Top Pick” Review


“I wanted that acceptance, I craved it with as strong a ferocity as Kipwick craves his next win at the tables.
It was an addiction, an obsession. Until I found something I wanted more—you.”

Beyond Scandal and Desire goes beyond a simple romance between an unlikely couple. The entire story is full of intrigue, infatuation, seduction, revenge, wonderful characterization, and one amazing twist toward the end. I love it all.

Word of caution: Mick’s seduction of Aslyn gets a bit steamy, but it is oh so romantic and sweet at the same time. Aslyn is a sheltered, innocent young noblewoman, but she craves independence and adventure. Mick is on a quest for revenge and acceptance, but he discovers his true heart’s desire along the way. Sit back and enjoy the convergence, the romance, and the love that will not be denied.

An interesting topic this book touches on is the horrifying reality of baby farming during the late 1800s. Unwanted illegitimate children from illicit affairs were sold off to women who often murdered and buried the innocent babes. Mick Trewlove was a farmed-out baby, but thankfully, the woman kept him and a few other children and raised them as her own. The relationship between these “siblings” and their “mother” is dynamic and heartwarming. The concept of family is big in Beyond Scandal and Desire. A family isn’t always about blood, it’s about love, loyalty, and trust.

I am happy that this book goes beyond gratuitous seduction and sensuality and presents a breathtaking story of true love between husband and wife, mothers and children, brothers and sisters, and a persistent man and an adventurous woman. A delightful love story at its finest.

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Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read 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 prestigious RITA. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.

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