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Lord of Lies

(Fallen Ladies #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  424 ratings  ·  91 reviews
"You do strange things to me, Dell Turner. Tell me I am not alone in what I feel."
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
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All HR fans.
“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 hersel

Apr 22, 2017 rated it liked it
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ARC provided by NetGalley and publisher for a honest review!

Rating 2.5

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
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

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

Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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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
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas 'Lord of Lies' by Amy Sandas this is the Third Book in The "Fallen Ladies' series. This is the story of Portia Chadwick and Dell Turner. I have not yet read the other books in this series...but I do think I would have enjoyed this one more if I had. Portia is trying to save her sister and looks for help which turns up to be in the form of Dell. Dell seem pretty stubborn in his feelings for Portia but love does win in the end. This was a spy type of rom ...more
nick (the infinite limits of love)

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
I must say that the covers for this series are absolutely beautiful. It's what grabbed my attention initially.

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 the
Addie H

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.
2.5 Stars

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
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

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
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book in the Fallen Ladies series and I enjoyed it! The 3 books run concurrently. This is Portia, the youngest sister’s story. When her sister, Lily, is kidnapped, Portia goes to the infamous Nightshade to find her. Nightshade is Dell Turner’s moniker. Dell grew up poor and is determined to better himself. He is doing very well as an investigator, using many disguises. Dell normally works alone, or with a few of his men, but Portia is determined to help him find her sister.

He rel
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lord of Lies is the third book in the Fallen Ladies series by Amy Sandas. Having previously read the first book, it seems that this book runs parallel to it, meaning it can definitely be read as a stand alone. In fact until I realised the parallel lines I was a little confused thinking that I had read the book before. The first book was about Emma, one of three sisters. The second about Lily, which I haven't had the pleasure of reading yet, but know that I will. Then there is this book, about Po ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating and dangerous--in more ways than one!

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
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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
Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas is the first of three (or four) books in the Fallen Ladies Series. This series seems to focus on the Chadwick sisters and their journey to find love. However, there are obstacles and problems and interesting twists. I like how the three books seem to intertwine around one event that happened and how the sisters dealt with the crushing debt left to them from their father. Portia Chadwick is unhappy. She finds having a life without adventure is not her idea of what she w ...more
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 in Amy Sandas' Fallen Ladies series was just wonderful.  Passionate, adventurous, emotionally gripping, and a just plain wonderful story.   I loved it.  I think book 3 is my favorite in the series so far. The chemistry between Portia and Dell was fantastic.  She was such a strong female character who was well-developed.  The plot was strong and the conflicts fit the story line.  It coincides with the same timelines as book one (Emma's story, Luck is No Lady) and book two (Lily's story, T ...more
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars.

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
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
This was better than the 2nd book. This completes the sister's stories. Book 1 was Emma's, 2 was Lily's, and this one was Portia's. I think to really understand the story-lines, books need to be read in order since they are all taking place at the same time.
Dell is the person Angelique and Portia hire to find Lily. Portia wants something more and realizes she is capable of sleuthing/disguise. This leads to Dell letting her assist in her investigation into finding Hale's daughter. I liked the ro
Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it
When her sister is kidnapped, Portia Chadwick looks for help from a man known only as "Nightshade." Dell Turner is a self made man who specializes in odd jobs and intrigue. He disguises himself as various characters and doesn't need a meddling society miss getting in his way, or under his skin.

This is the third book in the Fallen Ladies series. The three books focus on the three Chadwick sisters and take place during an overlapping timeline. I would recommend reading them in order, however I did
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
This was my first romance novel and I enjoyed it fairly well. With only 2.5 sex scenes, it wasn't as smutty as I was expecting, though it did have a decent plot. I never did figure out why the little sister was kidnapped in the beginning and wouldn't tell who did it, but the other questions were answered well enough. My favorite part was when the man wrote her a letter in "strong, erect penmanship". ...more
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, spy, regency
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Ermione Pickwick
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it


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
K.B. Rainwater
I really enjoy Sandas's writing style. Her characters are compelling, and her prose keeps me turning the page, which for someone with ADHD like me, can be a difficult proposition. However, I had difficulty with the suspension of disbelief while reading this book. Her explanation of Portia's ability to sneak about unseen struck me as too pat, like a backstory someone might come up with for a D&D character. In addition, Dell's single-piece costumes weren't properly explained. Why wear something wi ...more
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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
Widya Rahardja
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received an advanced reader copy in exchange for a fair review

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
Jenna Lee
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Fallen Lafies trilogy. This story is about Portia and Dell. It is set in the exact same time frame as the other two books, just giving a different perspective and more information on the same story.

This is the perspective of Portia and Dell. Portia is the youngest of the Chadwick sisters. She is impetuous, passionate, quick tempered, and has no patience. She longs for excitement and adventure instead of the dull, slow life of an aristocrat’s wife. Dell was raised o
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Lea Bookjoy
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
French & English reviews

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 mystérieuses o
I absolutely loved it.

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 her bol
Valerie Lynne
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amy Sandas has written a treasure!

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
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Amy's love of romance began one summer when she was thirteen and complained of boredom. She ended up with one of her mother's Barbara Cartland books and an obsessive interest that expanded from there. Her affinity for writing began with sappy pre-teen poems and led to a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities.

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