Gillie Trewlove knows what a stranger’s kindness can mean, having been abandoned on a doorstep as a baby and raised by the woman who found her there. So, when suddenly faced with a soul in need at her door—or the alleyway by her tavern—Gillie doesn’t hesitate. But he’s no infant. He’s a grievously injured, distractingly handsome gentleman who doesn’t belong in Whitechapel, much less recuperating in Gillie’s bed.
Being left at the altar is humiliating; being rescued from thugs by a woman—albeit a brave and beautiful one—is the pièce de résistance to the Duke of Thornley’s extraordinarily bad day. After nursing him back from the brink, Gillie agrees to help him comb London’s darker corners for his wayward bride. But every moment together is edged with desire and has Thorne rethinking his choice of wife. Yet Gillie knows the aristocracy would never accept a duchess born in sin. Thorne, however, is determined to prove to her that no obstacle is insurmountable when a duke loves a woman.
When a Duke Loves a Woman by Lorraine Heath is another extraordinary tale. A tale of overcoming bearers and society’s nonsense rules. A woman born from sin, left on a door step, is now nursing a grown man. The Duke known as Thorne, has more trouble than he can deal with at the moment. He has help from his beautiful rescuer, Gillie. However, as they search for his missing bride, they become much more than just friends. The chemistry between these two was amazing. I felt every emotion. I loved how once again, I followed a character like Gillie, who was deemed not worthy by society’s standards and rises from the ashes. Then, there’s a hero like Thorne who doesn’t give a damn what society thinks or says. His feelings for Gillie have grown so much, he can’t think of anything else. In fact, he’s changing his mind about who he will marry. Together, this couple caught my heart. Themes of family, class, kindness are discussed and perfectly woven into this story. Overall, this book was unforgettable.