Lord of Lies
His voice was low and rough. His eyes burned. "You are not alone," he said.
Portia Chadwick knows she'll never have a life of adventure. But when a dangerous moneylender kidnaps her sister, Portia seeks help from a man known only as Nightshade. Soon she finds herself charging headfirst into hi ...more
“The men of my acquaintance either see me as an impertinent pest or a novel amusement. I knew nothing of desire…until I met you.”
From what we now know when Lily Chadwick was kidnapped Portia, her sister, together with their great-aunt went in search for the only man who could help them find Lily, the mysterious Nightshade. No one knows who he really is, but he has a reputation of a man willing to do what others can’t or won’t. And because Portia is impulsive and bold, she soon finds herself...more
Synopsis is a pretty accurate description of the overall story line of this romance. I'm just going to share some quick points and thoughts on this book.
I found it very difficult to get engaged or interested in the characters or plot of this story. I've loved the first one in the series but found this one lacking.
As the first chapter unfolds you are thrown back to previous books and the setting of the scene for this one. I fo ...more
Lord of Lies is the most latest release in this stunning series of these family of sisters. I truly adored this book in many ways however it did have its issues as well. The story did start out a bit slow, and I wasn't sure where it was really going. I do think that you can read this as a stand a lone, but I do recommend reading this series in order, since all three books are connected and deal with one major situation and seeing the way th...more
I thought that this was a very interesting historical romance. I picked up this book largely because of the cover. Isn't it gorgeous? I had never read anything by Amy Sandas before but I thought that the story sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try. I haven't read any of the previous book in this series and thought that this book worked well as a stand alone novel. I really enjoyed this story.
I really liked the characters ...more
The Fallen Ladies series has been such a great series find for me. I’ve really enjoyed all these books about 3 sisters, and going into Lord of Lies, I was very excited. This was for me the best of the bunch because it checked all the right notes! Both Portia and Dell were fantastic characters, and the chemistry between them made the story even stronger. Portia was headstrong, mildly stubborn, and was ready to do anything for her loved ones. I loved her devotion, and her desire and aspirations to ...more
This book is the third in the Fallen Ladies series. The previous book, The Untouchable Earl, was fantastic. Loved it! I absolutely adored Lily & Harte. Now I find when that happens, I get myself all fired up and go in to the next book anticipating it to be just as good--if not better--than the last.
As it has happened to me so many times before, this book just didn't grab me the way ...more
I really liked the characters and storyline in each of the three books in this series. However there were three things I did not like about each book which lowered my rating.
1.) Each book takes place during the same timeframe and is told from the different POV of each sister. This would have been fine except much of the first book was continuously repeated word for word in each book after. It was like I read 50% of book one three times.
2.)I read each book on my kindle and each book just ...more
Great writing and sexy times, but it lacks the warmth and romance from the 1st book as the characters are so irritated with each other a lot of the time.
I rated all three of these books four stars, but this was probably my favorite. I like them all well enough that I plan to reread them once the entire Series has been published. Usually stories about sisters (or relatives) falling in love happen in sequential order. However, in this case, all three of these books happen simultaneously from each sister's point of view. There are very few scenes that overlap but a couple. It's interesting just how secretive all three of these sisters are ...more
He rel ...more
I loved this Fallen Ladies episode. There was something about the energy between the enigmatic and fascinating Dell Turner and Portia Chadwick that really exploded off the page.
Clever and intelligent Portia is a restless soul looking for more than the acquiescent debutant's role. It seems Dell is the answer.
Their meeting is under difficult circumstance. Lily, Portia's sister has just been kidnapped and Portia's somewhat doddering great aunt Angeli ...more
I enjoyed this novel. It is the third book in the series. It is better to read the first two stories, since all three overlap each other. Each novel is about one of the Chadwick sisters and this is Portia's story.
Portia is a very independent young woman who is seeking an adventure of her own. She is outspoken, something frowned upon during this time period. When her sister Lily is kidnapped, Portia seeks out Nightshade, a man who handles t ...more
These books were interesting in that the stories followed the exact same time period through different character's eyes.
Unfortunately, those characters weren't all that interesting. Emma was great, Lily was boring, and Portia was reckless.
Again here, we learn next to nothing about the male lead. He exists soley as a prop for the heroine to grow and experience life. This has been the case for all three books, though Roderick (Emma's book) had a bit more to his story with his brother. D ...more
The hero's job was a fantastic idea. It was definitely catching reading about his aliases, I was as charmed as the heroine when she spied him in the process of changing his costumes. Very sensual, too.
The story is nice, I liked the protagonists; Dell, the hero, and his silences were great, Portia, the heroine is stubborn, witty and I liked her too, I was very much entertained by her stubbornness in wanting to help Dell with his investigations.
I mean, to be honest I liked most of the story; o ...more
In the third story of the Fallen Ladies series, we finally get Portia’s story. The youngest Chadwick sister has been shown to be a bit more outspoken, more rough around the edges than her older sisters. Portia wants a life of adventure far beyond the ballrooms and strict rules of the ton. She’s not likely to get the life she believes she wants under normal situations. But life has a way of tossing in a few surprises, and when a dangerous event happens to her sister P ...more
As the third book in the Fallen Ladies series, I genuinely think that this book is the best among the three. Not only Portia Chadwick is exceptional, I find her to be very charming and she's someone who is fierce and loyal to the people that she cared and loved
The story begins with the abduction of Lily Chadwick when Mason Hale is growing agitated while waiting for the payment from the eldest of the Chadwick sisters, Emma, to pay for ...more
This is a unique series with three sisters. In the first three books, each sister has an intertwining story giving unique perspectives to the same time span. So having read The Untouchable Earl #2 I found this book extremely interesting from Portia's viewpoint. The whole series to date is handled very well.
Dell Turner fascinates me. Everything about him is unique and refreshing. He isn't a typical main male character and this adds to his myst ...more
Dernier tome de la série des soeurs Chadwick avec le mystérieux Nightshade et la fantasque Portia que j'ai beaucoup aimé !! Pas d'héroine timide et maladroite ici : j'ai adoré Portia et sa détermination (à embêter Dell surtout xD) Il y a du mystère, de la passion et plein de drames !!
Même reproche que pour le livre précédent toutefois : l'héroine pardonne au héros un peu trop facilement ...
J'avoue que je suis hyper curieuse d'en savoir plus sur l'enfant aux mystérieus ...more
I find myself enjoying her writing so much. It's very important to read this series in order imo, and also because they are unique & well written. The time line for all 3 follows the same event and in all honesty the first book is so good!
I liked this one. I liked Portia. I thught she was a bit too modern for the time period but she was written consistently at least. She was always sold to us as the Fire cracker of the family & brazen so I wasn't surprised at all by ...more
LORD OF LIES, is the third book in the Fallen Ladies series featuring the Chadwick sisters. Set in England, Ms. Sandas gifted her readers with a novel dripping with raw intensity. I felt as if butterflies were fluttering around my stomach as I devoured the developing romance between Dell and Portia. Their romantic attraction ignited on the page. Romantic perfection! Not only did Ms. Sandas captivate me with a storyline featuring sizzling sexual tension, but she ...more
I think it may have suffered slightly in my estimation because it contains a rather lengthy preview of another novel at the end of it (in the kindle edition, at least), which throws off the percent calculation at the bottom. The book actually finishes at around the 75% mark. This made sense by the time I got there, but it did mean that I spent the last third ...more
I really enjoyed that the action kicked off immediately at the beginning, and I personally love when romance novels have some danger in them.
But as the book went on a few things began to bother me. First, there were pieces of dialogue and situations that felt too modern and took me out of the time period. I don't need my historicals to be 100% accurate, but I'd prefer the characters to at least act like they're in that time period.
She writes in the early morn ...more