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Subject: Duke of Slut recs?
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 7:37 PM ET
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Okay, it's not for everyone, and probably ranks up there with pet peeves regarding TSTL, big misunderstandings, and perfect looking h/h's, but I'm jonesin' for books where the hero is maybe a bit too experienced and possibly jaded, but is transformed by the love of a good woman. Reformed rakes make the best husbands and all of that. So if you can think of any books with tomcats turned trustworthy and true, let me know.
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 7:42 PM ET
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Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas was really good.

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 7:43 PM ET
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How about Cheryl Holt --- Too Wicked to Wed and/or Too Hot to Handle -- both have fairly experienced heroes out to seduce the innocent maid with marriage not even a gleam in the eye in the beginning..

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:56 PM ET
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Prince of Pleasure by Nicole Jordan.

I LOVED "Devil in Winter" by Lisa Kleypas, you have to read that one. Also read her "Dreaming of You" as well.

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:08 PM ET
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I have read Devil in Winter and it is a fave. I've also read Dreaming of You and almost all of Suzanne Enoch. I will look into Prince of Pleasure, I have some of her other books, but not that one, I believe. And I will have to take a look at my Cheryl Holt's. I read a couple of hers and was unsatisfied, but I may have to give her another try. Any buried treasures out there? I am aware of more of the mainstream ones and have heavily read Laura Lee Guhrke, Sabrina Jeffries, Eloisa James, Mary Balogh, Lisa Kleypas, Adele Ashworth, Jo Beverley, etc. Basically most of the heavies. Still, keep the recs coming!

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:18 PM ET
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These 3 come to mind, and I enjoyed them. 

To Have and to Hold by Patricia Gaffney - I had put off reading this one for so long because of all of the talk about it, but I loved the hero.  It didn't take the entire book for him to realize that he had treated the heroine badly in some ways (although you could see goodness in him early in the book), and then he was just wonderful.

Wicked Promise by Kat Martin

One Night with a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries (third in a series)  The other 2 may fit this as well, but I don't remember.  I've just recently read this one, so I can remember it a lot better than the others.

I think Sin and Sensibility by Suzanne Enoch fits what you're looking for.  It's been a little while since I read it.

**Grace, you beat me to it.  I see you've read Suzanne Enoch and Sabrina Jeffries.  I hope you find a lot more like what you're looking for.

 



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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:32 PM ET
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Heh. I just had this conversation with my husband:

him: "It says 'Duke of Slut' on your shirt."

me: "Yes, it does."

him: "I'm not going to judge."

My all-time favorite guy who's been around the block a few times: Lord of a Thousand Nights by Madeline Hunter. Guess how he got that name. ;-)  Then there's The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie. Though he never does seem all that rakish. Oh, Bentley, from Liz Carlyle's books! And the hero of Love According to Lily by Julianne MacLean. Tiger's Eye by Karen Robards. And if you want something really over the top, The Conqueror by Brenda Joyce. Pretty much any Brenda Joyce hero can be counted on to be a total man-whore.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 12:03 AM ET
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Petals in the Storm by Mary Jo Putney

One Little Sin by Liz Carlyle

Deeper Than Desire by Cheryl Holt

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 7:38 AM ET
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I know I have read one where the hero was actually involved in a 3-some (it wasn't an erotic historical) that did not involve the heroine, but I cannot think of which it was.  I might be able to find it this weekend when I have time to go through my keepers. 

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 8:58 AM ET
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Dawn, could you be thinking of Beyond Seduction by Emma Holly?

 

Also, I have Devil in Winter on my bookshelf if you are interested in that book.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 10:15 AM ET
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No, not Emma Holly, though I think maybe I need to get that one since you mentioned it.  ;-)  

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 12:41 PM ET
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Thanks for all the ideas, everyone. Even if I have read one already I might just go dig it out for a reread.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 2:36 PM ET
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crap ya'll are determined to have me beyong drowning in a tripled TBR pile aren't ya'll?!

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 9:05 AM ET
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I second (or third) Devil in Winter.  Best  "refomed rake" story I ever read. Sebastian is to die for. 

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 9:30 AM ET
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Tell me about it, Susanna!  My WL is maxxed out, my RL is pushing 400, and my TBR pile is nearly 200, and I've got at least 100 books that I have not logged in here. 

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 10:32 AM ET
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All of the Highland series by Karen Marie Moning would fit the bill.  They do not have to be read in order.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 11:32 AM ET
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Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas is one of my absolute favorites.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 11:40 AM ET
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I'm reading one now:

The Devil to Pay by Liz Carlyle.  Major slut :-)

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 12:42 PM ET
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Willa....I am confused about the shirt comment? You actually have a shirt that says that? I want one!

 

Jessica

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 1:29 PM ET
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Jessica, it's a shirt I got at Cafe Press, put out by All About Romance. It has a bunch of Romance buzzwords - TSTL, DIK, etc.  I also have one that says "heroine." :-)

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 1:44 PM ET
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Willa, that makes me happy....I may have to get some of those :)

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 2:11 PM ET
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I just saw the shirt and I don't even know what most of that stuff on there means :-)

Do they have a website that will translate? 

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 2:19 PM ET
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Another Fave is Galen Foley's "Lord of Fire" and "One Night of Sin" (same author)

 

I read most of the Moning books, but the only ones I really liked were "Dark Highlander" and "Immortal Highlander"



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Date Posted: 6/4/2008 6:16 PM ET
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Kimberly - http://www.likesbooks.com/faq.html#17

 

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 8:06 PM ET
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Thanks Willa. 

I love TSTL because I have thought that many times :-)

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