This book is easily one of the most enjoyable I've read in last few months. Actually, I'd say it's one of my top 5 favorite historical romances of all time. The story is just that good. Rafe could have come off poorly with all his 'rules' and secrets. But he doesn't and that's entirely due to Ms. Heath's character development. Evelyn seemed a bit weak in the beginning, but it was really more sheltered innocence than anything else. Rafe's demands are met with stoicism and an acceptance born of a realization of her lot in life. When Evelyn faces the truth of her position, it's with grace and dignity. There's a kind of strength in that. I loved the way that Rafe and Eve interacted. My sympathies shifted back and forth between the two and there are some truly touching scenes in the book. There's an underlying passion between the characters that often just explodes, blowing away all of Rafe's ideas about his life. I enjoyed Rafe's evolving relationship with his brothers and the ending ties up the series very nicely. Highly recommended. Please start at the beginning of this series - you won't be sorry.
Evelyn Chamber and her virginity were to be auctioned off by her half-brother. Rafe Easton attended the auction to secure payment of a debt owed to him. When he sees the innocent Evelyn, Rafe has to have her. Cold and ruthless, Rafe holds himself apart from everyone. He demands much from Evelyn, even changing her name. But Evelyn may find strength in the passion that flares between them and, maybe, discover the secrets that still haunt Rafe.
From New York Times bestselling historical romance author Lorraine Heath comes Lord of Wicked Intentions, the third and final chapter in the compelling Lost Lords of Pembrook trilogy.
The young, innocent victim of his uncle’s madness, Lord Rafe Easton has learned not to depend on others, much less fall in love. So when he spies the fiery Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl’s illegitimate daughter, his intentions are anything but noble. Miserable as Rafe’s mistress, Evelyn believes that Rafe will never declare his love for her—or will he?
Emotional and romantic, Lord of Wicked Intentions is a sensual caper filled with carefully drawn characters and a plot filled with passion, intrigue, and scandal that will leave you breathless.