In Bed with the Devil : Scoundrels of St. James

  • by Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by Susan Ericksen, Antony Ferguson
  • Series: Scoundrels of St. James
  • 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They call him the Devil Earl - a scoundrel and accused murderer who grew up on the violent London streets. A proper young lady risks more than her reputation when consorting with the roguishly handsome Lucian Langdon, but Lady Catherine Mabry believes she has no choice. To protect those she loves, she would do anything - even strike a bargain with the devil himself.
Lucian desires respectability and a wife above all else, but the woman of his choosing lacks the social graces to be accepted by the aristocracy. Catherine can help Lucian gain everything he wants. But what she asks for in exchange will put their very lives in jeopardy. When danger closes in, Catherine discovers a man of immense passion and he discovers a woman of immeasurable courage. As secrets from his dark past are revealed, Lucian begins to question everything he knows to be true, including the yearnings of his own heart.

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5+ stars! So far beyond my expectations!!

Wow. I never expected this story to be so good. More than good. There is more depth, passion, love and friendship than I ever imagined. The story is magnificent with a real plot and wonderful characters. The growth of these characters is well-written, and the plot is very unique and powerful. It does not feel contrived; instead, there is a true story here with twists and turns that make In Bed With the Devil a "stay up all night" sort of book... :)

This is my second Lorraine Heath. I didn't like the Outlaw and the Lady, so I was hesitant to listen to this. I've owned this audiobook for nearly two years. But what a treat when I finally gave it a chance!

Added to the great writing is the amazing talent of Susan Ericksen. (the male narrator only reads a few journal entries.) She is one of the all time great narrators, and she brought this story to life beautifully. Honestly the reason I gave Heath another chance was bc of Susan Ericksen.

This audiobook deserves every star. And I highly recommend it to fans of Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Elizabeth Hoyt...really any Historical Romance lover.

As for the sensuality level of the book: it is less steamy that Elizabeth Hoyt, but far more than Julia Quinn. The chemistry between the Hero and Heroine is sizzling. Lorraine Heath delivers the perfect balance of passion and friendship, turning what begins as lust to the truest love. Thus she leaves her readers very satisfied!!! :)

I already have the second book of this series downloaded and I'm ready for more! ❤❤❤
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- Benoibe "audio addict! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too."

Exceeded my expectations...

I have that happy satisfied feeling of finding a new series (new for me) that I Absolutely love. It's a moving story with unexpected twists. It does have some back stories about rape, murder and domestic violence but it wasn't too graphic. Although this is a romance, the're many things happening that are very interesting.

What I loved the most about the story is the way the author developed the relationship between Catherine and Luke. There was instant attraction but they were friends first and slowly their friendship developed into intense love. This audiobook was so worth the money and it's one I will definitely listen to again.

Narration: this is the first book I've listed to that has been narrated by Susan Ericksen. I found her voice and accent very appropriate. There wasn't a really marked difference between the male and female voices but it did not take away from the story. You could still tell when a different character was speaking.

For me this was a Historical Romance five star listen and I'm ready to start book 2 immediately.
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- SIMARA "I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins