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    (E–pub READ) [The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6] I've given this an A at AARIt’s been a decade since Liam Devaliant the Earl of Lockwood stepped onto the pages of Meredith Duran’s début 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 p

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    (E–pub READ) [The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6] Reread 1118 I buddy read this with Joanna and Gaufre and was super annoying as usual Again next year guysBuddy Read Thread I take back that part below where I said I would reread it and update 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

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    (E–pub READ) [The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6] 45 starsA truly excellent historical 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 historical romance authors Mer

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    CHARACTERS The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6 Meredith Duran Ë 1 FREE READ READ ↠ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO Ë Meredith Duran Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestAfter reading Maire Claremont's THE DARK LADY I needed a palate cl

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    (E–pub READ) [The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6] Meredith Duran Ë 1 FREE READ 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 between the past and present was excel

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    CHARACTERS The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6 READ ↠ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO Ë Meredith Duran Meredith Duran Ë 1 FREE READ 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 groundwork laid in The Duke of Shadows and A Lad

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    (E–pub READ) [The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6] CHARACTERS The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6 “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

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    READ ↠ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO Ë Meredith Duran (E–pub READ) [The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6] I freely admit that not every Meredith Duran book has been my cup of tea but in the Rules for the Reckless series she has impressed m

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    (E–pub READ) [The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6] READ ↠ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO Ë Meredith Duran 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

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    (E–pub READ) [The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6] Meredith Duran Ë 1 FREE READ It seems like I was waiting Lockwood’s story foreverSo was it up 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 brea

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READ ↠ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO Ë Meredith Duran FREE READ ô The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6 Meredith Duran Ë 1 FREE READ 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 I ve given this an A at AARIt s been a decade since Liam Devaliant the Earl of Lockwood stepped onto the pages of Meredith Duran s 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 read but is nonetheless a compelling tale of a man s struggle to find his place after having his life ripped away from him and a painful portrait of a marriage rent asunder by hatred and greedAnna Countess of Lockwood and Countess of Forth a Scottish title she holds in her own right has learned second hand of the return 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 realises he s seriously miscalculated He had thought he would have at least another month before news of his return could have reached her at her home on the Isle of Rawsey where she retreated after his disappearance a month in which he could bring to fruition his plan to have his revenge upon the man responsible 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 ruinAnna s sudden appearance in London doesn t simply make a ripple in the pond of Liam s careful existence it throws a large rock into the middle and almost drowns him in the resulting explosion of spray He doesn t want to be 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 will remain 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 rather return 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 role reversal to have it be the woman need of an heir historical romance is littered with stories in which the man marries in order to do his dynastic duty but rarely have I read a story in which it s the woman in that situation so that makes for a refreshing 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 romance four years earlier Anna a great heiress and peeress in her own right needs to find a husband in order to secure the access rights to the Isle of Rawsey and the future of its inhabitants An impoverished English earl is nowhere on her list of suitable husbands yet the handsome charming Earl of Lockwood somehow manages to disarm her and breeze past her 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 are strong stubborn flawed characters you can t help but root 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 rules 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 recover 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 relevant and very much borne of experience The relationship between the two men previously glimpsed in the earlier book is superbly done and Julian s presence is thus integral to the story rather than one of those remember 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 raw emotion that it almost hurts to read them I 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 the result 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 Delta Force Die Hard Red White and Built Pumped Up #3 given this an A at AARIt s been a decade since Liam Devaliant the Earl of Lockwood stepped onto the pages of Meredith Duran s 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 read but is nonetheless a compelling tale of a man s struggle to find his place after having his life ripped away from him and a painful portrait of a marriage rent asunder by hatred and Jason and the Argonauts greedAnna Countess of Lockwood and Countess of Forth a Scottish title she holds in her own right has learned second hand of the return 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 realises he s seriously miscalculated He had thought he would have at least another month before news of his return could have reached her at her home on the Isle of Rawsey where she retreated after his disappearance a month in which he could bring to fruition his plan to have his revenge upon the man responsible 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 Desnudo (Spanish Edition) 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 Untitled Happy Birthday 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 ruinAnna s sudden appearance in London doesn t simply make a ripple in the pond of Liam s careful existence it throws a large rock into the middle and almost drowns him in the resulting explosion of spray He doesn t want to be 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 will remain in London for as long as she wishes she will live in their house she will do as she pleases and Liam can Blue Fire go or rather return to the devil but not until after he has The Italians Commanding Proposal 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 role reversal to have it be the woman need of an heir historical romance is littered with stories in which the man marries in order to do his dynastic duty but rarely have I read a story in which it s the woman in that situation so that makes for a refreshing 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 Effective Sales Enablement 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 Analog Integrated Circuit Design by Simulation 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 romance four years earlier Anna a Girl Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be great heiress and peeress in her own right needs to find a husband in order to secure the access rights to the Isle of Rawsey and the future of its inhabitants An impoverished English earl is nowhere on her list of suitable husbands yet the handsome charming Earl of Lockwood somehow manages to disarm her and breeze past her 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 are strong stubborn flawed characters you can t help but root 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 rules a little because of her wealth and status and because she can afford not to The Wrong Man 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 recover from the brutalisation and humiliation he endured at the hands of his captors The intensity of Anna s belief him and her unwavering support When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America go some way towards helping Liam to find his way back to his true self and he is further aided by his The Image of You great friend Julian Sinclair The Duke of Shadows a man who has battled demons of his own and whose advice when it comes is relevant and very much borne of experience The relationship between the two men previously Myers Briggs Typology Vs Jungian Individuation glimpsed in the earlier book is superbly done and Julian s presence is thus integral to the story rather than one of those remember 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 raw emotion that it almost hurts to read them I 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 the result is as Myers Briggs Typology vs Jungian Individuation good as this one maybe the wait is justified And when one takes into account all the wonderful novels Ms Duran has Fever A Novel given us in the intervening years I for one don t feel the least bit short changed

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The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6

READ ↠ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO Ë Meredith Duran FREE READ ô The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6 Meredith Duran Ë 1 FREE READ 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 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 read The Duke of Shadows I was intrigued by Lockwood his secrets and his relationship with his estranged wife Then came A Lady s Code of Misconduct early last year which only 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 and resilience of human spirit despair and renewal light and darkness revenge and forgiveness It s a compelling love story between two strong multilayered characters who must overcome tremendous barriers on the 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 a reason 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 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 their relationshipI want to say so much about their 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 Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military 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 and resilience of human spirit despair and renewal light and darkness revenge and forgiveness It s a compelling love story between two strong multilayered characters who must overcome tremendous barriers on the 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 Buried Mountain Secrets got my wish or the characters Buried Mountain Secrets gave me a reason 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 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 their relationshipI want to say so much about their 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

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READ ↠ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO Ë Meredith Duran FREE READ ô The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6 Meredith Duran Ë 1 FREE READ 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 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 I 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 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 an understanding 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 unspeakably cruel ways for reasons that become clear as the plot unravels Scarred and stricken with PTSD he is no longer the naive and untouched rake his wife fell in love with and he s rather cruel to her in his efforts to push her aside and keep from opening 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 I uickly 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 is uickly becoming a fast favorite with me The stories I ve read from her pack an emotional wallop 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 Light Traveling 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 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 I was tricked Knights vs Dinosaurs 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 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 an understanding 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 unspeakably cruel ways for reasons that become clear as the plot unravels Scarred and stricken with PTSD he is no longer the naive and untouched rake his wife fell in love with and he s rather cruel to her in his efforts to push her aside and keep from opening 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 I uickly Knights vs Dinosaurs got on board I love me a Goodnight Moon 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 A Hundred Summers 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 is uickly becoming a fast favorite with me The stories I ve read from her pack an emotional wallop 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

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 354
  • The Sins of Lord Lockwood Rules for the Reckless #6
  • Meredith Duran
  • English
  • 26 July 2018
  • 9781501139048