As I have previously stressed in my other written reviews, I have felt like this year has not been the best for historical romance, mostly due to the bold fact that romance has been absent from many of the novels. Thankfully Heath ended those traits and in such a good way.
I was first introduced to Heath as an author during my high school years nearly a decade ago. Since that time I have been a devoted reader to the author and I am never surprised by how much I both love and enjoy her novels. If there is one thing that Heath does well it shines brightly within a diverse industry.
From the moment that I started reading this book I knew I was going to love it. Nicholson (referred to as Ashe in the blurb) is one of my all-time favorite heroes as he was sexy, intelligent and a bit of a rascal in his abilities to seduce Minerva, the heroine of the story. Together the pair blended together beautifully to create a memorable love story.
Minerva is briefly mentioned in the beginning and I wasn't sure I would like her character as she was somewhat distinct and I didn't know how to accept her character. I think it takes a few chapters to understand Minerva's personality as a woman that is learning to find her way in both life and in love.
If you have never read a novel by Heath I would immensely suggest reading this book. If there is one thing that I can guarantee from a Heath novel is that the author herself will remind you of the reason why you fell in love with romances to begin with.
In the first in a dazzling new series, New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath introduces the Hellions of Havisham—three charismatic rogues destined to lose their hearts . . .
After six unsuccessful Seasons, Miss Minerva Dodger chooses spinsterhood over fortune-hungry suitors. But thanks to the Nightingale Club, she can at least enjoy one night of pleasure. At that notorious establishment, ladies don masks before choosing a lover. The sinfully handsome Duke of Ashebury is more than willing to satisfy the secretive lady's desires—and draws Minerva into an exquisite, increasingly intimate affair.
A man of remarkable talents, Ashe soon deduces that his bedmate is the unconventional Miss Dodger. Intrigued by her wit and daring, he sets out to woo her in earnest. Yet Minerva refuses to trust him. How to court a woman he has already thoroughly seduced? And how to prove that the passion unleashed in darkness is only the beginning of a lifetime's pleasure . . . ?