How to Steal a Scoundrel’s Heart

Book 4

May 24, 2022

Publisher: Avon Romance

ISBN: ISBN-13 978-0063143012

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In USA Today bestselling author VIVIENNE LORRET’s latest steamy romance, a determined debutante discovers that striking a bargain with a notorious rake might just give her more than she ever bargained for…  

Ruined debutante Prudence Thorogood lost everything when she was ousted from polite society, including her inheritance. Now she’ll do anything to take back what’s hers… even if she has to steal it. Accepting a scandalous offer from Lord Savage seems like the perfect solution to disguise her criminal intentions from the ton. Until she discovers that there’s more to this scoundrel than meets the eye.

Leo Ramsgate, Marquess of Savage, has everything except for a heart. That organ dried up long ago after a devastating betrayal. Since then, he vowed never to trust or love again. He ensures that his dalliances are mutually satisfying, but always temporary… until he meets the reserved Miss Thorogood.

Not one of his previous lovers has ever beguiled him the way she does. Not one has made him want to break his own rules. Not one has tempted him to keep her… forever. 

Prue has every intention of disappearing from London after their affair ends. But her plan falters when she finds herself falling hopelessly in love with a man who may never love her in return. With time running out and so much at stake, she cannot help but wonder…

How to Steal a Scoundrel’s Heart?

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"A compelling marriage-of-convenience story in a beloved series. . . it will charm Lorret’s fans thoroughly" Kirkus

"Lorret delivers again..." @CHASING_LESLIE

"...kept me turning the page. It’s a five star for me!"@BOOKBEKS

"I really enjoyed this book. It was my first book of Vivienne Lorret and it will not be my last."@READWITHJACLYN

"Prue and Leo are the first characters, in a very long time, to reach out, grab me, and pull me right into their world. Their chemistry in this steamy book just sparks right off the page. " FLIPPIN PAGES

"I loved Lorret for creating these characters that surprised me"@ALEXBYTHEBOOK

"It's fun and sexy..."ONE BOOK MORE

"This was my very first book by Ms. Lorret but it definitely won’t be my last."@BUCOLICBOOK

"The chemistry between Leo and Prue was amazing" OVERFLOWING SHELF

"I really love this series by Vivienne Lorret." @ADDIE.YODDER

"I couldn't read this book fast enough because I was constantly intrigued!" @ABADWALLFLOWER

"... if you’re a fan of Chase or Kleypas then you need to get reading Lorret." Landra, Smitten by Books

"I love a hero who's all in for the heroine "@catsteinbooks

"This one is so good, yet so bananas! Go read it immediately!" The Petticoat Affair

Other Books In This Series

  • Lord Holt Takes a Bride

    Book 1 March 31, 2020

  • My Kind of Earl

    Book 2 September 29, 2020

  • The Wrong Marquess

    Book 3 June 29, 2021

  • Never Seduce a Duke

    Book 5 February 21, 2023

  • Coming Soon

    Lady Chastaine’s Lover (novella)



“I’m going to need you to lift your skirts.”

“My skirts?” Prue balked, retreating from his touch.

Lord Savage shrugged and turned to open the case. Withdrawing the short sword, he rested the hilt on the pads of two extended fingers, the weight perfectly balanced. “How else did you imagine we would sneak this past the footmen without being detected?”

“I’m not certain,” she said, trying to think. “Beneath your coat, perhaps?”

“I never thought I’d utter these words in my entire life, but this is too large for me to manage.” He issued a sigh of mock dismay, but there was a rakish grin tucked into the corner of his mouth. Then he kneeled down and tugged on her green hem. “I won’t even look. Well, not too much. Or, if you’d rather, I could simply feel my way underneath, hmm?”

“No,” she said at once. “I’ll do it.”

Holding her breath, she gripped the silk as primly as possible and slowly, haltingly, lifted her skirts. . .