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D of flashbacks I would have done t The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde Eddie Chase, in a heartbeat I ve actually read a couple of historical romances that have vaguely similar themes to this one heroes with complicated pasts and PTSD from unspeakable things done to them However this story still really shone The plot was beautifully constructed with layers and layers ofnterest 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 s a woman to admire and I wish I was as strong as her n my life I was Mindhunter 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 resiliant as they were He and Anna made a glorious couple and I loved how the book really tookts time making the romance develop slowly and naturally It wasn t rushed and Flawd it was extremely compelling If you like historical romances that make you FEEL and root for revenge redemption and second chances at love than The Sins of Lord Lockwoods for you Actually I d encourage you to read the whole Rules for the Reckless series and Meredith Duran Sweet Stallion is an author to watch Copy providedn exchange for an honest review I freely admit that not every Meredith Duran book has been my cup of tea but The County And The Kingdom in the Rules for the Reckless series she hasmpressed me beyond words Literally I find Summer Heat! it difficult to write a proper review when all I want to says This book Crushed Ice is great Readt Our esteemed editor here at Romantic Historical Reviews however nsists upon so I shall try my best uite right EdLiam Devaliant fifth Earl of Lockwood who has appeared as a secondary character n previous books Risking It All is every young lady sdeal handsome charming honorable and full of life Except for one thing he needs to marry for money Fortunately for him he falls n love with Anna a wealthy woman who holds the Scottish title Countess of Firth n 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 t s 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 The Moonshiners Daughter 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 up at the Lockwood town house to findt full of a strange assortment of servants and a Lord Lockwood whom she barely recognizes Lockwood Emmas Orphans is not best pleased to see her and thinks he can drive her away but he has seriously miscalculated Annas staying and she Saints on Stage is determined to be a wife to Lockwoodn every way mainly because she wants a legitimate child to Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, inherit her title Anna and Lockwood once had been madlyn love with one another although they never confessed childhood happy hours 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 realize that something awful happened to him and that his only goaln life s to wreak revenge on the perpetrator The dentity of the villain Publish and Perish is no secret to the readert s 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 nherit upon Lockwood s death I won t go The Book of Lamentations 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 Hes 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 Guide Through the Old Testament 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 Durans an outstanding writer and she The Best-Case Scenario Handbook is at the top of her game here As with many of her books theres great angst and t s sometimes difficult to read A reader s perseverance will be rewarded though because as I said at the beginning This book The Fate of the Romanovs is great Readt 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 Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, is absolutely coherent and logical I could get Liam s shame at what was done to him and what he didn 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 LOSER idly around the world So even when Liam tells her the truth she doesn t believe himt s too Home-Ec 101 incredible to be true But after she sees with her own eyes the proof everything changes She becomes a she bear And what was wonderfulnstead of wallowing Exterminating Angel 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 rate 5 shining stars 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 rereadt and update I much prefer just basking Culture and Customs of Norway in this feeling that this books 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 The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, 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 firstntroduction Shake, Rattle and Roll in The Duke of Shadows A strange dark charmI actually didn t realize till laten the book that her new release was to be about him and I was so happy to hear t Now onto the review of this book It s almost not fair What kind of brilliance does t take for an author to understand the human condition make us understand and empathize with both characters nearly The Weavers Idea Book in eual measure hurt and hope with them and falln 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 unreservedly say that she The Mission of Mooney Rooney is the one of the best that romance has to offer Her books arenstant classics with their meaty plots The Road to There incredible but not miraculous character development and beautiful words Which I ll share upon a second reading I am realizing my reviews of her books are far less than adeuate Intend to reread and heavily review these rich examples of romance I can tell you n 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 dentify with Though I still favor Duke of Shadows this Used (Getting Inside of V, is eually poignant She s taken flawed characters and made us love them fort I shall stop with the gushingwell through writing I still have a lot going on my up Inside a Barn in the Country in my brain over this stunner of a book Thanks to Netgalleypublisher for the advanced copy of this boo. D from death with plans for revenge Standingn his way though The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums is his long absent bride Once he adored Anna's courage Nowt 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.

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It seems like I was waiting Lockwood s story foreverSo was Athena it up to my expectationsYest was well then why didn t I give 5 stars thenAs some of you know I don t like past and present settings Tales from the Toolbox in my bookI don t mindf the story break down nto two parts where part one n the past and part two n 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 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 t 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 Det ordnar sig in hurry to find out what will happen with them next not what was happening before So yeah I skimmed the past reading a bit So there you got was a fabulous story and Liam s character The Admiral 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 womans that who will marry a guy who she thought capable to left her behind just like that Seriously She didn t even bother to report about him missing Her selfpity aren t pretty to read but other than that she was okAnd Liam made up all the story weakness for me I just read Lockwood and Anna part The Homunculus in The Duke of Shadow again SighI just wonders that before or after their 4 years separation A man Basic BASIC (Hayden computer programming series) is what he makes of himself she said softly Not whats 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 Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory impatient for a new Duran s book but to have Lockwood as a hero This tookt to another level of expectancy Ever since I first read The Duke of Shadows I was The Succubus 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 Wheres 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 The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips Trials from a Life in Food Service 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 lovedn the past Well I should ve have faith Dictionary of Misinformation in Duran and her magics all I can say nowThis Rosettas Dress Mess (Tales of Pixie Hollow, 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 turnednto a melodrama feast with dreaded misunderstandings Not here Every time I felt the deep emotional buildup would crescent Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) into an overflowing territory the author pulled men with the flashbacks of their How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2 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 bettern 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 Archetype (Archetype, if Liam s kidnapping andmprisonment 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 nadeuate to express how deftly for example Duran characterized Liam s PTSD In fact I believe t s the best portrayal of the disorder I ve encountered The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) 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 herndependence 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 s the storytelling at ts finest 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 tur 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 Driven (Full Throttle, 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 heret Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine is The Sins of Lord Lockwoods an ntense angsty story that s sometimes hard to read but My Dead Pets Are Interesting 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 holdsn 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 Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, 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 monthn 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 s 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 s putting an end to Stephen s fraudulent businesses and strategically and systematically bringing his cousin to the brink of financial ruinAnna s sudden appearance Guys Like Girls Who . . . in London doesn t simply make a ripplen the pond of Liam s careful existence O Mistério do Lago (Inspetor Erlendur, it throws a large rocknto the middle and almost drowns him n 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 n harm s way but she s having none of Tristes trópicos it Anna will remainn London for as long as she wishes she will live Pax Indica 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 havet be the woman need of an heir historical romance A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, is littered with storiesn which the man marries The Broken Sword (Forever King, in order to do his dynastic duty but Steamy romance sizzles between a resurrected earl and his repentant briden USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran's latest historical romanceBACK FROM THE DEAD AN EARL SEEKS VENGEANCELiam Devaliant Lord Lockwood was born nto a charmed life Charismatic powerful and wi.

Arely have I read a story n which The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick it s the womann that situation so that makes for a refreshing change But Sins of Lord Lockwood Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry Study Guide is so much than a noveln 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 Gospođa (Suzana 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 adesn order to prevent those around him from seeing how truly and EGGcellent Joke Book irrevocably broken hes and he can t bear the thought of enduring anyone s pity least of all his wife s And Anna an ndependent 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 s 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 The Poison Squad 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 peeressn her own right needs to find a husband n order to secure the access rights to the Isle of Rawsey and the future of ts Theres No Place Like D-Wing inhabitants Anmpoverished English earl Hatch Bright! 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 hes very soon smitten with her Heaven (Heaven Sent, intelligence and herndomitable 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 Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition in love almost against their better judgements and enteringnto what they tell each other s a marriage for the sake of expediency and which s clearly anything butBoth principals are strong stubborn flawed characters you can t help but root for even at those times you Dancing With The Devil itch to bang their heads together Annas Tell Me Everything independent and strong willed but nevern an over the top look at me I m unconventional way she s a woman of her time who s 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 n the street to boast of what you survived Other men would learn then what Die Zeit, die uns bleibt it means to be a man to survive all that and to come home triumphant You are mine and I am keeping you Liams complex and tormented so much so that at times t 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 ntensity 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 Claiming Cullen 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 whent comes The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, is relevant and very much borne of experience The relationship between the two men previously glimpsedn the earlier book Titanium Mike Saves the Day is superbly done and Julian s presences thus The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, integral to the story rather than one of those remember me cameo appearances so often foundn seuels and series booksAs I said at the beginning The Sins of Lord Lockwood who surely San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, is sinned against than sinnings an angst laden story filled with moments of such If Looks Could Kill intensity and raw emotion thatt almost hurts to read them I recognise that Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse it might not suit those who prefer their historicals to be light and fluffy but angsts my catnip and I enjoyed every single moment of this complex deeply sensual and beautifully written novel Ten years The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf (Giovanni Family, is a long time to wait but when the results as good as this one maybe the wait Isabel (Families of Dorset is justified And when one takesnto account all the wonderful novels Ms Duran has given us Forbidden Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, in thentervening years I for one don t feel the least bit short changed 45 starsThis Jesus 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 manyssues so much hurt and misunderstanding between these characters that From the Highest Mountain it seems like there might not be a solution tot all But Meredith Duran not only made me feel Enchanted Heart investedn Liam and Anna s story she also convinced me that these two belong together therefore their love can overcome whatever obstacles they would face n the futureThe Sins of Lord Lockwood s another fabulous addition to Rules for the Reckless Ms Duran continues to write vivid and complex characters you can t help but root for I was completely sucked Of Grave Concern (An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery, into the story andts characters I highly recommend this author and this series to anyone who reads or wants to read historical romance An ARC was provided by the publisher for this review Buddy reread Nov 2018 Still loved Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, it As Sam putt damn near perfect Unreservedly 5 Stars for this wonderful historical romance I will say that I think this one benefits from the groundwork laid Bound in Lingerie (Bare Naked Designs, 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 fullmpact of this story Red Wine Technology in my opinion Comingnto 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 uestion fore front Its Hotter In Hawaii (Men of Hawaii 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 snteresting there have been times that the romance has felt a little underdeveloped This was thankfully not the case here While a majority of the chapters focus on the book s present day Cataclysm 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 fallingn unacknowledged love They both had Ultima Rumba En La Habana ideas for what their married life would bring but they thought they had time Time to understand and grow together as husband and wife They didn t and the wrong words are said Misunderstandings occur and opportunitys 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 Return To Me is all the sweeter because oftKnowing some of the background t s Snapped 2 interesting seeing Anna sndignation and hurt when they reunite In her mind he left her with no word Her feelings are real and true and the way the story unfolds and progresses s very well paced and told I relished reading this every second and I finished reading with a smile on my face It s going down as one my absolute favorites and I can definitely recommendI received an ARC from NetGalley Diana Ross in exchange for an honest review 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 Meredith Duran Ift wasn t for my hatre. 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 n 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.

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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

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