Ure along with a lovely story of devotion and COURAGE MEREDITH DURAN IS AN OUTSTANDING WRITER AND SHE Meredith Duran is an outstanding writer and she at the top of her game here As with many of her books there is great angst and it is sometimes difficult to read A reader s perseverance will be rewarded though because as I said at the beginning This book is great Read it Buddy reread Nov 2018 Still loved it As Sam put it damn near perfect Unreservedly 5 Stars for this wonderful historical romance I will say that I think this
One Benefits From The benefits from the laid in The Duke of Shadows and A Lady s Code of Misconduct It can be read as a standalone but you would be missing the full impact of this story in my opinion Coming into this story we knew that the very recently married Lord Lockwood had been abducted and taken to a penal colony We also knew that his marriage was supposedly a love match and that society thinks he and his wife were on a grand tour during his absence A estion fore front in my mind was why a recently married wife would not have raised the alarm of her husband s disappearance While I have found every story I have read of Duran s interesting there have been times that the romance has felt a little The Berlin Airlift underdeveloped This was thankfully not the case here While a majority of the chapters focus on the book s present day it does feature chapter flashbacks to their courtship The flashbacks are clearly marked and not confusingThe time of their original courtship was full of hope and promise and two people falling innacknowledged love They both had ideas for what their married life would bring but they thought they had time Time to St. Solifer with Other Worthies and Unworthies understand and grow together as husband and wife They didn t and the wrong words are said Misunderstandings occur and opportunity is given for a clean abduction One thing I thought striking was that their story would have been compelling and read worthy without the separation and misunderstandings BUT their eventual HEA is all the sweeter because of itKnowing some of the background it is interesting seeing Anna s indignation and hurt when they reunite In her mind he left her with no word Her feelings are real and true and the way the storynfolds and progresses is very well paced and told I relished reading this every second and I finished reading with a smile on my face It is going down as one my absolute favorites and I can definitely recommendI received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestAfter reading Maire Claremont s THE DARK LADY I needed a palate cleanser to wash down the angst I looked at my virtual to read pile and selected THE SINS OF LORD LOCKWOOD by Meredith Duran because the title promised sexy times and the cheeky lady on the cover promised saucy adventures Well I was right about the sexy times but wrong about the saucy adventures this book
turned out to be just as dark and angsty as THE DARK LADY if not so out to be just as dark and angsty as THE DARK LADY if not so was tricked gosh darn it TrickedDastardly tricks aside however I really enjoyed reading THE SINS OF LORD LOCKWOOD in no small part because it revolves around a dark revenge plot that appears inspired by THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Liam and Anna were engaged to be married On paper it was a Passing the Police Recruit Assessment Process union of convenience he is an impoverished earl and she is a rich countess heiress who wants to keep her freedom and her properties However they had annderstanding and affection for one another that transcended what they were bringing to the table Or at least that s what Anna thoughtuntil he ditches her on their honeymoonAs it turns out Liam was held captive and tortured in Illicit Desires (Illicit, unspeakably cruel ways for reasons that become clear as the plotnravels Scarred and stricken with PTSD he is no longer the naive and ntouched rake his wife fell in love with and he s rather crue. 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 conspiracy robbed him of his future and freedomBUT WILL HIS LONG LOST COUNTESS PAY THE PRICEFour years later Liam has returne.
Meredith Duran ´ 6 SummaryIt seems like I was waiting Lockwood s story foreverSo was it p to my expectationsYes it was well then why didn t I give 5 stars thenAs some of you know I don t like past and present settings in my bookI don t mind if the story break down into two parts where part one in the past and part two in present But to mixing p like this NahHere how I feels about Liam and Anna story I totally love their present time However just like someone trying to reach the finished line all the excitement and the spirit there and so looking forward to reach the end then someone pull you back and offer you a nice drink before let you carry on your journey Gosh I feel deflated and it happened few times Yes yes their past story are sweet too and worthy to read too but I don t
really bother much because I just in hurry to find o I freelybother much because I just in hurry to find o I freely that not every Meredith Duran book has been my cup of tea but in the Rules for the Reckless series she has impressed me beyond words Literally I find it difficult to write a proper review when all I want to say is This book is great Read it Our esteemed editor here at Romantic Historical Reviews to say is This book is great Read it Our esteemed editor here at Romantic Historical Reviews insists pon so I shall try my best ite right EdLiam Devaliant fifth Earl of Lockwood who has appeared as a secondary character in previous books is every young lady s ideal handsome charming honorable and full of life Except for one thing he needs to marry for money Fortunately for him he falls in love with Anna a wealthy woman who holds the Scottish title Countess of Firth in her own right In earlier books Lockwood s four year absence from England and his fraught relationship with Anna have been mentioned but not explained Now we find out what happened and it is a heartbreaking but ltimately Emasculating Her Husband uplifting story of love determination and victory over one s demons Some characters from earlier books Lord Lockwood s friends make an appearance but this book worksite well as a standalone Four years earlier Lockwood disappeared without a trace on his wedding night leaving Anna so confused angry and embarrassed that she fled to her home on the Isle of Rawsey One day she is shocked to learn from the newspapers that her husband had returned to London eight months earlier without a word to her Barely containing her fury she shows p at the Lockwood town house to find it full of a strange assortment of servants and a Lord Lockwood whom she barely recognizes Lockwood is not best pleased to see her and thinks he can drive her away but he has seriously miscalculated Anna is staying and she is determined to be a wife to Lockwood in every way mainly because she wants a legitimate child to inherit her title Anna and Lockwood once had been madly in love with one another although they never confessed it and pretended that theirs was a marriage of convenience Anna struggles to nderstand what has happened to the happy charming man she married She had assumed that he was larking about but slowly she comes to realize that something awful happened to him and that his only goal in life is to wreak revenge on the perpetrator The identity of the villain is no secret to the reader it is Lockwood s cousin and heir Stephen who arranged to have Lockwood kidnapped and put on a convict ship to New South Wales so that Stephen could inherit Honeys Natural Feeding Handbook for Dogs upon Lockwood s death I won t go into the details of what happened during Lockwood s four year absence other than to say that he suffered horribly and has returned with what we would now call PTSD He is so traumatized and ashamed of what happened to him that he goes to great lengths to conceal the truth from Annantil finally he confesses all and she can t believe himThis is a beautiful complex story of two damaged but lovely and loving people finding one another again with some mystery and advent. Steamy romance sizzles between a resurrected earl and his repentant bride in USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran's latest historical romanceBACK FROM THE DEAD AN EARL SEEKS VENGEANCELiam Devaliant Lord Lockwood was born into a charmed life Charismatic powerful and wi. L to her in his efforts to push her aside and keep from opening The Secret Expedition up to her in his feverish attempts to destroy the person who would have destroyed him if he hadn t been able to fight his way out of hell and return back to EnglandOnce I realized what kind of story I was reading note not a light hearted frothy wallpaper historical Iickly got on board I love me a good tortured hero and Liam was exceptionally well done Sometimes I roll my eyes at tortured heroes in romance novels because their misery is entirely manufactured and completely idiotic ie I m just too manly to have feelings dammit How do I tell her that she s not like other women This was not like that at all and while Big Misunderstandings often have me wanting to jump ship it actually worked here because Liam was suffering and slow to trust and Anna was stubborn and pridefulIf you re a romance reader you re probably nodding along impatiently and thinking to yourself Yes that s all well and good but what about the chemistry What about the sexy times As a romance reader myself I salute you Also you won t be disappointed The sexy times aren t only steamy they re a little kinky as well and the heroine s WTF IS GOING ON reaction was pricelessA lot of historical romances coming out these days feel interchangeable but Meredith Duran has a signature style that I really enjoy and ickly becoming a fast favorite with me The stories I ve read from her pack an emotional enjoy is ickly becoming a fast favorite with me The stories I ve read from her pack an emotional and she s not afraid to take the narrative down a few dark alleys to keep things interesting Thanks to Netgalleythe publisher for the review copy 35 stars Reread 1118 I buddy read this with Joanna and Gaufre and was super annoying as A Collection of Previously Banned Victorian Erotica, DELUXE EDITION usual Again next year guysBuddy Read Thread I take back that part below where I said I would reread it andpdate I much prefer just basking in this feeling that this book is perfection for me And I ll say one thing that occurred to me while reading there aren t tropes I don t like there are just authors who can and cannot execute Meredith Duran executedFirst and foremost I d like to thank the many fans who apparently asked for this book I can t believe it wasn t all part of the plan Since I have only been reading Meredith Duran and historical romance for a very short time I m so thankful she listened to your pleas I was absolutely riveted by Lockwood from the first introduction in The Duke of Shadows A strange dark charmI actually didn t realize till late in the book that her new release was to be about him and I was so happy to hear it Now onto the review of this book It s almost not fair What kind of brilliance does it take for an author to The Obvious understand the human condition makes nderstand and empathize with both characters nearly in eual measure hurt and hope with them and fall in love with them A Meredith Duran level of brilliance I know I haven t been reading romance long but having read 1 5 6 from this series I nreservedly say that she is the one of the best that romance has to offer Her books are instant classics with their meaty plots incredible but not miraculous character development and beautiful words Which I ll share Red Shines The Sun upon a second reading I am realizing my reviews of her books are far less than adeuate I intend to reread and heavily review these rich examples of romance I can tell you in so many ways this book pushes you to the edges of your capacity tonderstand and
Creates A Little Fissure That Eventually Becomes Something You Cana little fissure that eventually becomes something you can with Though I still favor Duke of Shadows this is eually poignant She s taken flawed characters and made Generation us love them for it I shall stop with the gushingwell through writing I still have a lot going on myp in my brain over this stunner of a book Thanks to Netgalleypublisher for the advanced copy of this book. D from death with plans for revenge Standing in his way though is his long absent bride Once he adored Anna's courage Now it seems like a curse for Anna 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.