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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 Digital Trust 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 partne 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 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 Tootles The Taxi And Other Rhymes offer you a nice drink before let you carryn 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 On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy, out what will happen with them next not what was happening before So yeah I skimmed the past reading 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 kindf disappointed with her little bit what kind f 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 report about him missing Her selfpity aren t pretty to read but ther than that she was The Three Elizabeths okAnd Liam made up all the story weakness for me I just read Lockwood and Anna part in The Dukef Shadow again SighI just wonder is that before The Hate U Give or after their 4 years separation 45 starsThis isne Building Vocabulary Skills of those books where you start to seriously doubt whetherr 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 Sheet Metal Shop Practice only made me feel invested in Liam and Anna s story she also convinced me that these two belong together therefore their love canvercome whatever Cait and the Devil obstacles they would face in the futureThe Sinsf 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 root for I was completely sucked into the story and its characters I highly recommend this author and this series to anyone who reads r wants to read historical romance An ARC was provided by the publisher for this review I freely admit that not every Meredith Duran book has been my cup f 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 however insists upon so I shall try my best uite right EdLiam Devaliant fifth Earl Biggles In The Antarctic of Lockwood who has appeared as a secondary character in previous books is every young lady s ideal handsome charming honorable and fullf life Except for ne 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 f Firth in her The Ausar Auset Nutrition Handbook 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 findut what happened and it is a heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting story Girls Und Panzer, vol. 1 of love determination and victoryver ne 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 n his wedding night leaving Anna so confused angry and embarrassed that she fled to her home La Vilaine Lulu on the Islef 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 up at the Lockwood town house to find it full Becoming Daddys Cow: A Twisted Taboo Dubcon Lactation Body Transformation DD/lg Erotica of a strange assortmentf 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 Filthy Rich Boys (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep, once had been madly in love withne another although they "Never Confessed It And Pretended "confessed it and pretended theirs was a marriage Of Convenience Anna Struggles To Understand What Has Happened To convenience Anna struggles to understand what has happened to 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 Granvilles New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit only goal in life is to wreak revengen the perpetrator The identity Artificial Evolution (Big Sigma, of the villain is no secret to the reader it is Lockwood s cousin and heir Stephen who arranged to have Lockwood kidnapped and putn a convict ship to New South Wales so that Stephen could inherit upon Lockwood s death I won t go into the details On Moral Courage of what happened during Lockwood s four year absencether than to say that he suffered horribly and has returned with what we would now call PTSD He is so traumatized
ashamed Nanny by Chance of what happened to 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 storyf two damaged but lovely and loving people finding Mastering the Art of Self-Sufficiency in New Zealand one another again with some mystery and adventure along with a lovely storyf devotion and courage Meredith Duran is an utstanding writer and she is at the top f her game here As with many John, Paul Me-Before the Beatles 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 A man is what he makesf 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 f 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 f expectancy Ever since I first read The Duke Ion Adventure in the Heartland, Volume 1 of Shadows I was intrigued by Lockwood his secrets and his relationship with his estranged wife Then came A Lady s Codef Misconduct early last year which Psychotherapy of Personality Disorders only reinforced the uestion I had Where is Lockwood s story But when the day had finally came and I saw the book magically appearedn my kindle I got scared to Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards open it Would my high expectations hinder my enjoyment Would they be met Would I be disappointed as I ve been with a numberf 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 Here Comes The Sissy Bride (My Sissy Husband Confesses, of human spirit despair and renewal light and darkness revenge and forgiveness It s a compelling love story between two strong multilayered characters who mustvercome tremendous barriers Places of Performance on the road to their HEALiam and Anna My heart was breaking for them In the handsf 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 The Alpha Wolf Bent Me Over overflowing territory the author pulled me in with the flashbacksf their initial courtship almost four years before the courtship full მოგონებები შეფიცულთა რაზმზე of lightness humor witty banter and loveliness At times when I thoughth no just explain yourself don t torment each The Heart of Business other I either got my wishr 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 pinion 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 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. As masterfully employed for the 360 degree view f 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 Winning Sports Betting Strategies with Betaminic Big Data Tools for Football Betting Systems: A step-by-step guide to using the Betamin Builder Data Analysis ... soccer betting systems (English Edition) 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 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 thisne benefits from the groundwork laid in The Duke Menopause and the Mind of Shadows and A Lady s Codef Misconduct It can be read as a standalone but you would be missing the full impact Software (The Body Electric Book 4) of this story in mypinion Coming into this story we knew that the very recently married Lord Lockwood had been abducted and taken to a penal colony We als 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 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 Internet Marketing Essentials on the cover promised saucy adventures Well I was right about the sexy times but wrong about the saucy adventures this book turnedut 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 Internet Marketing Revealed 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 forne another that transcended what they were bringing to the table Or at least that s what Anna thoughtuntil he ditches her Email Advertising Crash Course on their honeymoonAs it turnsut 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 Curse of the Black Widow 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 wayut Sećanja of hell and return back to EnglandOnce I realized what kindf story I was reading note not a light hearted frothy wallpaper historical I uickly got A Guide to A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah 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 likether women This was not like that at all and while Big Misunderstandings Get Social - The Ultimate Online Marketing Guide For Social Good Companies 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 tnly steamy they re a little kinky as well and the heroine s WTF IS GOING ON reaction was pricelessA lot Natural Stone in the Built Environment of historical romances comingut 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 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 Internet Marketing for Smart People of Lord Lockwood byne Spanked in her Messy Diaper (An ABDL Tale) of my favorite and very underrated historical romance authors Meredith Duran If it wasn t for my hatredf flashbacks I would have done it in a heartbeat I ve actually read a couple Tales From Underwood of historical romances that have vaguely similar themes to thisne 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 After the Kiss (Sex, Love Stiletto, of interest and two MCs who felt like fully fleshedut characters I adored the female MC Anna who was all fire and pride and just made f 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
learn The male MC Liam also a man f many facets He was so much than a bored aristocrat and I loved getting to know all Digital Marketing In A Week 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 took its time making the romance develop slowly and naturally It wasn t rushed and 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 Sinsf Lord Lockwood is for you Actually I d encourage you to read the whole Rules for the Reckless series and Meredith Duran is an author to watch Copy provided in exchange for an honest review 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 Le commerce des fourrures en occident a la fin du moyen-age (2 vol) one thing thatccurred 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 Starlight Elixirs and Cosmic Vibrational Healing of the plan Since I havenly 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 Authority Affiliate Marketing 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 Nownto the review Using Twitter For Business (Stuff Made Simple Book 4) of this book It s almost not fair What kindf 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 Anatomy of the Orchestra 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 is thene How to make Money with Porn of the best that romance has toffer 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 reading I am realizing my reviews f her "words Which I ll share upon a second reading I am realizing my reviews f her are far less than adeuate I intend to reread and heavily review these rich examples The Wind on the Heath of romance I can tell you in so many ways this book pushes you to the edgesf your capacity to understand and creates a little fissure that eventually becomes something you can identify with Though I still favor Duke Get Up and Do It! of Shadows this is eually poignant She s taken flawed cha. Ld he had the world at his feet andne 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 Repeat Performance of his future and freedomBUT WILL HIS LONG LOST COUNTESS PAY THE PRICEFour years later Liam has returne. Racters and made us love them for it I shall stop with the gushingwell through writing I still have a lot goingn my up in my brain Newsjacking over this stunnerf a book Thanks to Netgalleypublisher for the advanced copy The Baron Goes Fast (Baron, of this book I ve given this an A at AARIt s been a decade since Liam Devaliant the Earlf Lockwood stepped The Organic City onto the pagesf Meredith Duran s d but novel The Duke Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary of Shadows Handsome charming and enigmatic Lockwood immediately captured my attention the mentionf his mysterious four year absence from society and his Affiliate Marketing Business obvious discomfiture at the presencef his estranged wife clearly hiding a story begging to be told and now here it is The Sins Giving the Body Its Due of Lord Lockwood is an intense angsty story that is sometimes hard to read but is nonetheless a compelling talef a man s struggle to find his place after having his life ripped away from him and a painful portrait Hilla Rebay of a marriage rent asunder by hatred and greedAnna Countessf Lockwood and Countess Living Doll of Forth a Scottish title she holds in herwn right has learned second hand Designing for Magazines of the return to Englandf the husband who deserted her The Wild Side 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 nothingf him for four years and furious he hasn t bothered to tell her he s back and she s had to learn False Start 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 newsf his return could have reached her at her home Tombland on the Islef 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 His Plaything 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 lookedut 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 Cuckolded! Taken By My Husbands Bully of his friends Julian Dukef 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 Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors of financial ruinAnna s sudden appearance in London doesn t simply make a ripple in the pondf Liam s careful existence it throws a large rock into the middle and almost drowns him in the resulting explosion Captain Tsubasa - Tome 29: La renaissance du duo en or ! of spray He doesn t want to be remindedf the feelings he d had for her Dream Fossil or the man he had been and he certainly doesn t want her in harm s way but she s having nonef 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 After We Collided (After, or rather return to the devil but not until after he has given her thenly thing she wants from him an heir to the earldom Web Marketing For Dummies of Forth Lockwood might not want an heir to his title but she wantsne for hers and he s the The Undesirables only means by which she canbtain legitimate progenyIt s a nice piece Online Marketing. of role reversal to have it be the woman needf an heir historical romance is littered with stories in which the man marries in Hard Cold Winter (Van Shaw, 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 Sinsf Lord Lockwood is so much than a novel in which an alienated couple find each Neko other again becausef the need to procreate It s the story Malice (Conspiracy 365, of two people who still care for eachther 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 Lily (The Mauve Legacy, of different fa ades inrder to prevent those around him from seeing how truly and irrevocably broken he is and he can t bear the thought f enduring anyone s pity least f all his wife s And Anna an independent utspoken and no nonsense young woman whose pedigree and wealth mean that her eccentricities are viewed benignly by society carries emotional scars f her Saint Paul, Apostle of Nations own that are buried so deeply that nobody could ever guess at themThe story isf course based n a major misconception Anna s "Belief That Liam Left Her By Choice And He Takes "that Liam left her by choice and he takes action to contradict that assumption He constantly evades Anna s uestions letting her believe him to be nothing than the heartless uestions letting her believe him to be nothing than the heartless digger she has clearly convinced herself he was all along but Ms Duran brilliantly counteracts that in a series f carefully placed flashback chapters that chart the development Two Bunnykins out to Tea of Liam and Anna s romance four years earlier Anna a great heiress and peeress in herwn right needs to find a husband in Falling for Sakura order to secure the access rights to the Islef Rawsey and the future Teach Me of its inhabitants An impoverished English earl is nowheren her list Monty of suitable husbands yet the handsome charming Earlf Lockwood somehow manages to disarm her and breeze past her defences For his part Liam has never met anyone like the Countess f 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 r less burdened Liam and Anna falling in love almost against their better judgements and entering into what they tell each Coming Home (Chesapeake Diaries other is a marriage for the sakef 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 The Writers Handbook 1999 over the top look at me I m unconventional way she s a womanf her time who is able to bend the rules a little because f her wealth and status and because she can afford not to give a damn what anyone else thinks When she finally discovers the truth f what happened to Liam she comes The Long-Legged Fly out fighting her fierce championingf him catching him Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, off guard You tried to hide them his scars Why you should walk naked in the street to boastf 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 The Service of his captors The intensityf 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 Enlightened (Red Flags, of Shadows a man who has battled demonsf his wn and whose advice when it comes is relevant and very much borne f experience The relationship between the two men previously glimpsed in the earlier book is and very much borne Cable Deadpool Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill of experience The relationship between the two men previously glimpsed in the earlier book is done and Julian s presence is thus integral to the story rather thanne A Pucked Holiday Outtake (Pucked, of those remember me cameo appearances soften found in seuels and series booksAs I said at the beginning The Sins Turn This World Inside Out of Lord Lockwood who surely is sinned against than sinning is an angst laden story filled with momentsf 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 Option Trading Tactics with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD 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 thisne maybe the wait is justified And when Night Fury (Night Fury, one takes into account all the wonderful novels Ms Duran has given us in the intervening years I forne don t feel the least bit short changed. 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 r 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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