Between The Devil And Desire Book Review

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating 

My biases:

  • Can’t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

Between The Devil And Desire by Lorraine Heath

#2 in Scoundrels of St. James

Read: September 25, 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

  • Slow burn
  • ❀️ family dynamics
  • Series about a found family!

Enjoyment πŸ€—: πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  • Not abruptly in your face, but fun πŸ€— 
  • Contains darkness

Heat πŸ”₯ : πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  • Slow burn
  • Not too long

Intensity (1 to 100): 50%

  • Slow burn
  • Gets dark at the end

Predictable? (Predictability): N

Content warnings: Death of a loved one πŸ₯°, Selling children, poverty

Prevalent Tropes: Widow romance, Guardianship, Ward

Tropes I like! 😍

  1. Caregiving/sick bed
  2. Fake Dating 
  3. Friends to lovers
  4. Found family
  5. Single parent
  6. Bodyguard 
  7. Marriage of convenience 
  8. Disability rep
  9. Forced proximity 
  10. Wallflower 
  11. Bookish heroine
  12. Only 1 bed πŸ›
  13. Teaching 🏫 
  14. Roadtrip Romance 

How it’s used…

Olivia, the duchess of Lovington, is infuriated 😀 to learn guardianship of her son Henry was granted to Jack Dodger 😱

Smutty times πŸ˜‹:

  • 18: Seduce Jack
  • 19: Train πŸš‚ trip 😏 
  • 23: Post-wedding 

3-word Summary: Guardianship connections forged

Representation: Poor

POV: 3rd person triplet (Jack, Olivia, Henry)

Thoughts πŸ’­:

  • Marital rights πŸ€”
  • Found families ❀️

Movie/show rec: πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Stroke survivor πŸ‘πŸ½ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 ❀️ HR 🎧 audio listener! πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½

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