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s a decade since Liam Devaliant the Earl of Lockwood stepped the pages of Meredith Duranbeen a since Liam Devaliant the Earl of Lockwood stepped onto the pages of Meredith Duran d but novel The Duke of Shadows Handsome charming and enigmatic Lockwood immediately captured my attention the mention of his mysterious four year absence from society and his obvious discomfiture at the presence of his estranged wife clearly hiding a story begging to be told and now here it is The Sins of Lord Lockwood is an intense angsty story that is sometimes hard to ead but is nonetheless a compelling tale of a man s struggle to find his place after having his life Tote Sprache: Cartoons auf Latein ripped away from him and a painful portrait of a marriageent asunder by hatred and greedAnna Countess of Lockwood and Countess of Forth a Scottish title she holds in her own ALPHA MEN EROTICA BUNDLE (4 BOOKS COLLECTION) (4 BOOKS COLLECTION): Adult Taboo Romance Erotic Sex Story (Billionaire Dominant, Kinky Fetish and Disobedient Submissive Book 2) right has learned second hand of theeturn to England of the husband who deserted her on their wedding night four years earlier and she s furious Furious that she was stupid enough to fall for him all those years ago furious that he abandoned her furious she s heard nothing of him for four years and furious he hasn t bothered to tell her he s back and she s had to learn of it from the newspapersWhen his wife arrives unexpectedly at his their London town house Liam The Professional Victims Handbook realises he s seriously miscalculated He had thought he would have at least another month before news of hiseturn could have Nightmares Angels reached her at her home on the Isle of Rawsey where sheetreated after his disappearance a month in which he could bring to fruition his plan to have his In the Blink of an Eye revenge upon the manesponsible for having him kidnapped on his wedding night and bundled aboard a ship taking convicts to New South Wales That man is Liam s cousin Stephen the man with whom he d grown up and played as a boy and who he d looked out for all their lives but with no direct evidence against him Liam has to play a careful devious game behind the scenes With the help of his friends Julian Duke of Auburn and Crispin Burke MP Liam is putting an end to Stephen s fraudulent businesses and strategically and systematically bringing his cousin to the brink of financial Las alas de la mariposa ruinAnna s sudden appearance in London doesn t simply make aipple in the pond of Liam s careful existence it throws a large Whence the Black Irish of Jamaica? rock into the middle and almost drowns him in theesulting explosion of spray He doesn t want to be Rich Men, Single Women reminded of the feelings he d had for her or the man he had been and he certainly doesn t want her in harm s way but she s having none of it Anna willemain in London for as long as she wishes she will live in their house she will do as she pleases and Liam can go or Twice Retired rathereturn to the devil but not until after he has given her the only thing she wants from him an heir to the earldom of Forth Lockwood might not want an heir to his title but she wants one for hers and he s the only means by which she can obtain legitimate progenyIt s a nice piece of Ten Twentieth-Century Poets roleeversal to have it be the woman need of an heir historical In the Days of the Comet Seventeen Short Stories (Works of H.G. Wells 10) romance is littered with stories in which the man marries in order to do his dynastic duty butarely have I Period Power read a story in which it s the woman in that situation so that makes for aefreshing change But Sins of Lord Lockwood is so much than a novel in which an alienated couple find each other again because of the need to procreate It s the story of two people who still care for each other but who have been damaged in very different ways and must learn to accept themselves as they are and to allow themselves to love and be loved Liam s scars are dreadfully deep both physically and emotionally he has taken to hiding behind a variety of different fa ades in order to prevent those around him from seeing how truly and irrevocably broken he is and he can t bear the thought of enduring anyone s pity least of all his wife s And Anna an independent outspoken and no nonsense young woman whose pedigree and wealth mean that her eccentricities are viewed benignly by society carries emotional scars of her own that are buried so deeply that nobody could ever guess at themThe story is of course based on a major misconception Anna s belief that Liam left her by choice and he takes no action to contradict that assumption He constantly evades Anna s uestions letting her believe him to be nothing than the heartless gold digger she has clearly convinced herself he was all along but Ms Duran brilliantly counteracts that in a series of carefully placed flashback chapters that chart the development of Liam and Anna s Biblical Standard for Evangelists romance four years earlier Anna a great heiress and peeress in her ownight needs to find a husband in order to secure the access Until Again rights to the Isle of Rawsey and the future of its inhabitants An impoveri. Steamyomance sizzles between a Jesus Calling resurrected earl and hisepentant bride in USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran's latest historical omanceBACK FROM THE DEAD AN EARL SEEKS VENGEANCELiam Devaliant Lord Lockwood was born into a charmed life Charismatic powerful and wi. Shed English earl is nowhere on her list of suitable husbands the handsome charming Earl of somehow manages to disarm her and breeze past charming Earl of Lockwood somehow manages to disarm her and breeze past defences For his part Liam has never met anyone like the Countess of Forth and even though he knows he can have no chance with her she s far too shrewd to allow herself to be wooed for her money he is very soon smitten with her intelligence and her indomitable spirit as well as her smile and lush figure These chapters are simply beautiful as they show the younger unburdened or less burdened Liam and Anna falling in love almost against their better judgements and entering into what they tell each other is a marriage for
the sake of expediency and which is clearly anything butBoth principals aresake of expediency and which is clearly anything butBoth principals are stubborn flawed characters you can t help but oot for even at those times you itch to bang their heads together Anna is independent and strong willed but never in an over the top look at me I m unconventional way she s a woman of her time who is able to bend the ules a little because of her wealth and status and because she can afford not to give a damn what anyone else thinks When she finally discovers the truth of what happened to Liam she comes out fighting her fierce championing of him catching him off guard You tried to hide them his scars Why you should walk naked in the street to boast of what you survived Other men would learn then what it means to be a man to survive all that and to come home triumphant You are mine and I am keeping you Liam is complex and tormented so much so that at times it s difficult to believe he will ever be able to ecover from the brutalisation and humiliation he endured at the hands of his captors The intensity of Anna s belief him and her unwavering support go some way towards helping Liam to find his way back to his true self and he is further aided by his great friend Julian Sinclair The Duke of Shadows a man who has battled demons of his own and whose advice when it comes is The Quiet Front relevant and very much borne of experience Theelationship between the two men previously glimpsed in the earlier book is superbly done and Julian s presence is thus integral to the story Beading on a Loom rather than one of thoseemember me cameo appearances so often found in seuels and series booksAs I said at the beginning The Sins of Lord Lockwood who surely is sinned against than sinning is an angst laden story filled with moments of such intensity and Nights of the Round Table raw emotion that it almost hurts toead them I Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval recognise that it might not suit those who prefer their historicals to be light and fluffy but angst is my catnip and I enjoyed every single moment of this complex deeply sensual and beautifully written novel Ten years is a long time to wait but when theesult is as good as this one maybe the wait is justified And when one takes into account all the wonderful novels Ms Duran has given us in the intervening years I for one don t feel the least bit short changed 45 starsA truly excellent historical When Miss Gangster Meets Her Match romance Strong woman strong man STRONG chemistryI was this close to lighting up that elusive 5th star for The Sins of Lord Lockwood by one of my favorite and very underrated historicalomance authors Meredith Duran If it wasn t for my hatred of flashbacks I would have done it in a heartbeat I ve actually Aliens Among Us read a couple of historicalomances that have vaguely similar themes to this one heroes with complicated pasts and PTSD from unspeakable things done to them However this story still True Paradise really shone The plot was beautifully constructed with layers and layers of interest and two MCs who felt like fully fleshed out characters I adored the female MC Anna who was all fire and pride and just made of strong stuff She is a woman to admire and I wish I was as strong as her in my life I was inspired by her confidence and her willingness to grow and learn The male MC Liam was also a man of many facets He was so much than a bored aristocrat and I loved getting to know all of his sides as dark and sad andesiliant as they were He and Anna made a glorious couple and I loved how the book eally took its time making the omance develop slowly and naturally It wasn t Croatie : Cte Adriatique, Dalmatie rushed and it was extremely compelling If you like historicalomances that make you FEEL and Jonathan Visits the White House root forevenge edemption and second chances at love than The Sins of Lord Lockwood is for you Actually I d encourage you to ead the whole Rules for the Reckless series and Meredith Duran is an author to watch Copy provided in exchange for an honest Από τη Μήδεια στη Σταχτοπούτα, Η ιστορία του φαλλού review Oh I m so happy now for giving this book a chanceWonderful writing great dialogues great story great hero even greater heroine I loved all about this bookEven the switching Ld he had the world at his feet and one woman as his aim His wedding to Anna was meant to be his greatest triumph Instead in a single moment a wicked conspiracyobbed him of his future and freedomBUT WILL HIS LONG LOST COUNTESS PAY THE PRICEFour years later Liam has eturne. Etween the past and present was excellent
explained many many things about of themmany many things about both of them their storyI appreciated the fact that everything that happens and everything they do and say is absolutely coherent and logical I could get Liam s shame at what was done to him and what he did in order to save lives and to survive I could get he didn t want Anna s pity or what he thought would be Anna s pity for himI also could get Anna s anger She thought Liam has abandoned her and was wandering idly around the world So even when Liam tells her the truth She Doesn T Believe Him doesn t believe him s too incredible to be true But after she sees with her own eyes the proof everything changes She becomes a she bear And what was wonderful instead of wallowing in self pity because she was harsh with Liam she confronts him and challenges him until he opens completely Soooo very well doneA fantastic book The first MD books I ate 5 shining stars A man is what he makes of himself she said softly Not what is done to him And so too a woman For a year now since March 4 2017 precisely this has been my most anticipated book of 2018 Period I know I would ve been excited and impatient for a new Duran s book but to have Lockwood as a hero This took it to another level of expectancy Ever since I first What Red Was read The Duke of Shadows I was intrigued by Lockwood his secrets and hiselationship with his estranged wife Then came A Lady s Code of Misconduct early last year which only Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, reinforced the uestion I had Where is Lockwood s story But when the day had finally came and I saw the book magically appeared on my kindle I got scared to open it Would my high expectations hinder my enjoyment Would they be met Would I be disappointed as I ve been with a number of the authors I loved in the past Well I should ve have faith in Duran and her magic is all I can say nowThis is a powerful story that explores fragility andesilience of human spirit despair and Infernal Dictionary Deluxe Edition renewal light and darknessevenge and forgiveness It s a compelling love story between two strong multilayered characters who must overcome tremendous barriers on the Bent Over Screaming (Slave to the Desk Book 1) road to their HEALiam and Anna My heart was breaking for them In the hands of a lesser author the story could ve been easily turned into a melodrama feast with dreaded misunderstandings Not here Every time I felt the deep emotional buildup would crescent into an overflowing territory the author pulled me in with the flashbacks of their initial courtship almost four years before the courtship full of lightness humor witty banter and loveliness At times when I thought oh no just explain yourself don t torment each other I either got my wish or the characters gave me aeason to wait I don t necessary like stories with flashbacks but non linear storytelling works here so much better in my opinion than the linear would It provides contrast between light and darkness between who Liam and Anna were before and what their Life by Committee relationship could ve been if Liam s kidnapping and imprisonment didn t happen It made me understand both characters better their motivations their actions their hurt their disappointments The dual POV was masterfully employed for the 360 degree view of theirelationshipI want to say so much about their Inner Factors That Control Outer Success 10 CDS relationship but words are failing me They seem inadeuate to express how deftly for example Duran characterized Liam s PTSD In fact I believe it s the best portrayal of the disorder I ve encountered in fiction Claustrophobic hunted unable to escape himself There were moments that left me breathless and I had to step awayAnd Anna I love her strength her independence historically appropriate I may add her determination her fighting spirit to win Liam s soul and save him from his demons no matter how much he attempted to push her away This book is the storytelling at its finest 45 starsThis is one of those books where you start to seriously doubt whether or not the two main characters would even end up together There were just too many issues so much hurt and misunderstanding between these characters that it seems like there might not be a solution to it all But Meredith Duran not only made me feel invested in Liam and Anna s story she also convinced me that these two belong together therefore their love can overcome whatever obstacles they would face in the futureThe Sins of Lord Lockwood is another fabulous addition to Rules for the Reckless Ms Duran continues to write vivid and complex characters you can t help butoot for I was completely sucked into the story and its characters I highly The Keeper of the Jackalopes recommend this author and this series to anyone whoeads or wants to End Product read historicalomance An ARC was provided by the publisher for this The Language of Love revie. D from death with plans forevenge Standing in his way though is his long absent bride Once he adored Anna's courage Now it seems like a curse for Anna The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy refuses to fear or forget him If she can't win back Liam's love then she means at least to save his soulno matter the cost.