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45 starsA truly excellent historical omance 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 omance authors Meredith Duran If it wasn t for my hatred of flashbacks I would have done it in a heartbeat I ve actually ead a couple of historical omances that have vaguely similar themes to this one heroes with complicated pasts and PTSD from unspeakable things done to them However this story still eally 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 and esiliant 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 ushed and it was extremely compelling If you like historical omances that make you FEEL and oot for evenge 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 eview Buddy eread Nov 2018 Still loved it As Sam put it damn near perfect Unreservedly 5 Stars for this wonderful historical omance I will say that I think this one benefits from the groundwork laid in The Duke of Shadows and A Lady s Code of Misconduct It can be ead as a standalone but you would be missing the full impact of this story in my opinion Coming into this story we knew tha 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 but oot for I was completely sucked into the story and its characters I highly ecommend this author and this series to anyone who eads or wants to ead historical omance An ARC was provided by the publisher for this eview Reread 1118 I buddy ead 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 eread 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 eading 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 eading Meredith Duran and historical omance for a very short time I m so thankful she listened to your pleas I was absolutely iveted by Lockwood from the first introduction in The Duke of Shadows A strange dark charmI actually didn t ealize till late in the book that her new elease was to be about him and I was so happy to hear it Now onto the eview of this book It s almost not fair What kind of brilliance does it take for an author to understand the human condition make us understand 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 eading omance long but having ead 1 5 6 from this series I unreservedly say that she is the one of the best that omance 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 upon a second eading I am ealizing my eviews of her books are far less than adeuate I intend to eread and heavily eview these ich examples of omance I can tell you in so many ways this book pushes you to the edges of your capacity to understand and creates a little fissure that eventually becomes something you can identify with Though I still favor Duke of Shadows this is eually poignant She s taken flawed characters and made us love them for it I shall stop with the gushingwell through writing I still have a lot going on my up in my brain over this stunner of a book Thanks to Netgalleypublisher for the advanced copy of this book 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 excellent It explained many many things about both of them and 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 Steamy omance sizzles between a esurrected earl and his epentant 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.
Ind of story I was eading 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 oll my eyes at tortured heroes in omance 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 e a omance eader you e 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 omance eader myself I salute you Also you won t be disappointed The sexy times aren t only steamy they e a little kinky as well and the heroine s WTF IS GOING ON eaction was pricelessA lot of historical omances coming out these days feel interchangeable but Meredith Duran has a signature style that I eally enjoy and is uickly becoming a fast favorite with me The stories I ve ead 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 eview copy 35 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 ead The Duke of Shadows I was intrigued by Lockwood his secrets and his elationship with his estranged wife Then came A Lady s Code of Misconduct early last year which only einforced 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 esilience of human spirit despair and enewal light and darkness evenge and forgiveness It s a compelling love story between two strong multilayered characters who must overcome tremendous barriers on the oad 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 eason 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 elationship 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 elationshipI want to say so much about their elationship 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 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 break down into two parts where part one in the past and part two in present But to mixing up like this NahHere how I feels about Liam and Anna story I totally love their present time However just like someone trying to each the finished line all the excitement and the spirit there and so looking forward to each 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 ead too but I don t eally bother much because I just in hurry to find out what will happen with them next not what was happening before So yeah I skimmed the past eading a bit So there you go it was a fabulous story and Liam s character is so good Anna needs to do a better job to catching up Also I kind of disappointed with her little bit what kind of a woman is that who will marry a guy who she thought capable to left her behind just like that Seriously She didn t even bother to eport about him missing Her selfpity aren t pretty to ead but other than that she was okAnd Liam made up all the story weakness for me I just ead Lockwood and Anna part in The Duke of Shadow again SighI just wonder is that before or after their 4 years separation. D from death with plans for evenge Standing in his way though is his long absent bride Once he adored Anna's courage Now it seems like a curse for Anna efuses 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.
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Believe him it s too incredible to be 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 me beyond words Literally I find it difficult to write a proper eview when all I want to say is This book is great Read it Our esteemed editor here at Romantic Historical Reviews however insists upon so I shall try my best uite ight 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 ight In earlier books Lockwood s four year absence from England and his fraught elationship with Anna have been mentioned but not explained Now we find out what happened and it is a heartbreaking but ultimately 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 works uite 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 eturned to London eight months earlier without a word to her Barely containing her fury she shows up at the Lockwood town house to find it full of a strange assortment of servants and a Lord Lockwood whom she barely ecognizes 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 understand what has happened to the happy charming man she married She had assumed that he was larking about but slowly she comes to ealize that something awful happened to him and that his only goal in life is to wreak evenge on the perpetrator The identity of the villain is no secret to the eader 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 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 eturned 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 Anna until 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 adventure along with a lovely story of devotion and courage Meredith Duran is an outstanding writer and she is at the top of her game here As with many of her books there is great angst and it is sometimes difficult to ead A eader s perseverance will be ewarded though because as I said at the beginning This book is great Read it 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 ead but is nonetheless a compelling tale of a man s struggle to find his place after having his life ipped away from him and a painful portrait of a marriage ent asunder by hatred and greedAnna Countess of Lockwood and Countess of Forth a Scottish title she holds in her own ight has learned second hand of Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestAfter eading Maire Claremont s THE DARK LADY I needed a palate cleanser to wash down the angst I looked at my virtual to ead 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 ight 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 eally enjoyed eading THE SINS OF LORD LOCKWOOD in no small part because it evolves around a dark evenge 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 ich 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 easons that become clear as the plot unravels Scarred and stricken with PTSD he is no longer the naive and untouched ake his wife fell in love with and he s ather 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 eturn back to EnglandOnce I ealized what 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 obbed him of his future and freedomBUT WILL HIS LONG LOST COUNTESS PAY THE PRICEFour years later Liam has eturne.
MEREDITH DURAN blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history She is the author of twelve novels all published by Pocket Books Her debut The Duke of Shadows has been translated into thirteen languages and was ranked among the top 100 romances of all time by NPR and All About Romance Her other books include RITA award winner Fool Me Twice and her February 2017 rel