Let me start by saying that I love Lorraine Heaths books, so I’m not very impartial. This book is the third in the Lost Lords series, and although you can read them out of order they are best in order. Rafe was the youngest of the brothers and the most lost of the three. He’s the owner of a gaming hall and cares nothing for society and its rules. Miss Evelyn Chambers is the daughter of a lord and his mistress. Evelyn’s father always protected her from life’s cruelties and innocent Evelyn knows no hardship until his death. Upon his death Evelyn is at the mercy of her jealous half-brother, who immediately sells her to the highest bidder. Rafe is not in the business of purchasing mistresses but since he saved the girl he figured she might as well play the part. Evelyn was never prepared for this life and so begins a tale of a girl who wanted to be a princess and instead got a frog and a frog who was a prince deep down inside. I know it doesn’t seem like it should be an amazing love story, but trust me it is. Rafe is a flawed hero who transforms into this amazing man. Evelyn is this scared young girl, who decides that she will never be at a man’s mercy again. Must read.— Rosa, New Jersey
Three young heirs, imprisoned by anunscrupulous uncle, escaped--to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle--awaiting the day when they wouldreturn to reclaim their birthright . . .
Lord Rafe Easton may be of noble blood, but survival taughthim to rely only on himself and to love no one. Yet when he setseyes on Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl's illegitimate daughter, he is determined to have her, if only as his mistress . . .
After her father's death, Evelyn Chambers never imaginedshe would be sold to the highest bidder, yet circumstancesgive her little choice but to accept the lord's indecent proposal. Rafe is wealthy, as well as ruthless. Yet his coldnessbelies deep passion and deeper secrets. If she must be his, Evelyn intends to lay bare everything the Lord of Pembrookis hiding. But dark discoveries threaten to destroythem both until unexpected love leadsthe last lost lord home . . .