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The Lady's Guard

(Sinful Brides #3)

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In the third installment of USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides series, a rogue turned bodyguard risks his heart on the woman he’s hired to protect.

At the notorious Hell and Sin Club nestled in London’s dark streets, Niall Marksman relishes taking the fortunes of the very same society that once disregarded his existence. Oh yes, Niall has sold his
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Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by Montlake Romance
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Shoshanna Ford
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is going to rip your heart out. It is easily the darkest tale Christi has ever told us. Regular readers of Christi Caldwell will know what I mean when I say this book is even darker than Rutland or Derek.I loved every single page.


The characters are full developed and well rounded. Not only are they believable, they are lovable. I wanted to be friends with Diana. I wanted to wrap her in a hug. She feels society's censure in a whole new way. This is not the story of some miss who is avo
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Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
Every once in a while a book comes along that takes you by surprise. It is quite, unassuming and takes you on an emotional journey you never expected. Christi has created a quite masterpiece with The Lady's Guard. Her story and characters will sneak up on you and immerse you into their world and reality.

Diana and Niall came from two completely different worlds. from all outside appearances, there is nothing about these two, which would make you believe they could work as a couple. But the beaut
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Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing


I started this book right after reading a contemporary bodyguard story. At the time, I thought it doesn’t get any better than this. Oh, but it does! Sure, I love those stories where the heroine spends time in close proximity to a gorgeous man willing to risk his life for hers. But when that man is a regency hunk with a cockney accent, I’m a goner! #3 in Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides series, The Lady’s Guard is the ultimate bodyguard romance. With romance, suspense, danger, betrayal, and lots
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Sharon Coffey
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What another amazing book from Christi Caldwell this book had me in tears and on a rollercoaster of emotions. So beautifully writing with characters you fall in love with and want to cheer on to reach that happy ending. In book three in the Sinful Brides series we meet Ryker Black's half sister Lady Diana Verney who we got a glimpse of in book one in the series. We also get to know more about Niall Marksman one of brothers in the Hell and Sin Club that part of Ryker circle of family he has made. ...more
Lori Quick
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Lady's Guard is the third installment of Christi Caldwell's Sinful Brides series. Each book that Christi writes is my favorite until the next one comes along. This book is no exception.

Diana Verney is the heroine. She is a Duke's daughter and has 2 half siblings that we've met in previous books. She believes someone is out to kill her and needs to enlist aid from her her half brother Ryker Black.

Our hero Niall Marksman is assigned the task of guarding Diana. He was raised in the seedy end o
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Somia
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Niall Marksman delights in taking the fortunes of the very same society that once disregarded and sneered at his existence. He distains all the nobility and their softness, so when Lady Diana Verney comes to the gaming hell, he co-owners with his blood brothers, he is less than welcoming, but she won’t be turned away, someone is after her and she will not leave without the help she needs. Her farther (a Duke) doesn’t believe her, thinking it’s the imagination of a young girl/woman, and due to th ...more
Patricia
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, 2017reviewed
This is a book of hidden depths, from the beginning to the end. There are pockets of humor, and tension from beginning to end, plus short periods of pure terror for the heroine and hero.
I am an auto-click junkie for Christi Caldwell. I re-read her work, I wait for new ones with my breath caught, hoping I survive until the book releases. I have favorites, but with each book, this author grows. So I keep getting more favorite books that she keeps writing.
The Lady's Guard will join the others.
Debby "Piene Raven"
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: authors-c-d
Third book in the series, The Lady’s Guard did not fail and pulled at your heartstrings.

Since it is the third in the series, you find that the characters are fully developed and likeable because each do not share the same sort of demeanor or personality. The main characters are Diana and Niall..one the half-sister of Ryker Black and the other an adopted brother in the Hell and Sin gaming den. It is clear that both come from totally opposite backgrounds.

Diana has lived her life as a Duke’s daught
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: The Lady's Guard Sinful Brides, Book 3 by Christi Caldwel "The Lady's Guard' By Christi Caldwell is book Three in the "Sinful Brides" series. This is the story of Lady Diana Verney and Niall. I have read the previous books in this series but feel you can read this as a standalone. But I would also say this has been a great series so far...so you might not want to miss out on reading them all. Diana is the half sister of Ryker Black. whose story played out in book two "The Scound ...more
Maggie Whitworth
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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All Christi’s books are excellent.
This series and this book are no exception
Loved every page
More please
Kathryn Bullivant
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read from the brilliant Christi Caldwell. She's one of the few authors who are an automatic one-click purchase for me, and on this occasion I was lucky enough to get an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The book continues the wonderful Sinful Brides series, which covers the stories of the 'siblings' who run the Hell and Sin Club, and this is Niall's story. Niall stole my heart in the second book in the series (The Scoundrel's Honor) and I couldn't wait to hear more about hi
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Juliana Philippa
4-4.5 stars
This whole series has been fantastic (thus far, but I'm guessing the fourth and final book will be just as good). I recommend reading all of them and in order; I suppose it's not absolutely necessary, but the first two are superb (even better than this one) and are both available through Kindle Unlimited, so why wouldn't you?

I really liked Diana and Niall. I had been looking forward to his story for awhile, because he's so aloof and untouchable, the ultimate rough and tortured type. H
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Brittany
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is book 3 in Christi Caldwell's sinful brides series. I enjoyed it a great deal the story was well done and I cannot wait for the next one.
Tracy DeNeal
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story! Christi Caldwell presents us with a most unlikely pairing in The Lady's Guard, Book 3 of the Sinful Brides series. This is seemingly, the most mismatched couple to date in the Caldwell universe. These two people should never have met. Their paths should have never crossed. They have nothing in common on the surface.

Aha! But… They have everything in common on the inside. Beneath the surface, where it really counts, her lonely met his lonely. His tortured soul is soothed a
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Jaci
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christi Caldwell is absolutely an amazing Historical Romance Author. She is one of the most prolific writers today and I wish I had the time to read all her books. I have read all three books in this series and can only say that I can not pick a favorite. I loved them all. Christi has the unique talent of pulling you into her stories and keeping you immersed to the very end. She knows how to tug at your heart strings and I have to admit that I cried while reading this book. Her characters are so ...more
Melanie
The Lady’s Guard features an amazing opposites attract romance with an incredible group of characters.

Lady Diana Verney has no business being in a place like the Hell and Sin Club, but she knows someone is trying to kill her and it’s the only place where she can get the protection she needs. But when the bodyguard she is given is the intriguing Niall Marksman, Diana begins to question her plan. Niall tempts Diana in ways she never imagined and while her life will be safe with him, her heart may
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Kelly Tyree
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Lady's Guard is book three in the Sinful Brides series. I have read all three and they are equally good. They focus on a family that has been made hard by their circumstances and the people that are able to break down their walls and get in to see the real person.

Lady Diana Verney is the half sister to Ryker Black, the tough owner of the Hell and Sin Club. A place where no Lady should visit. Diana goes there to ask Ryker for protection. She has had attempts on her life and feels unsafe. Her
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Cherry London
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A most disturbing story about a woman Diana who thought no one loved her because of her crazy mother and Niall who believed no one can love him because of the murderous acts he committed in order to survive, this story gave a gruesome picture of what it was like to survive on the filthy streets of London especially St. Giles. How could the burning and out of control attraction they had for each other survive, with him being street born and the owner of a gambling den and she is the daughter of a ...more
Aoi
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: hf-england
I think I may have found another author to look forward to!

Niall and Diana's cross-class romance seemed more realistic to me than most Regencies out there. There is a definite feel of the time period, along with the very real issues that people in both classes face.

One gripe is that the writing felt a little repetitive to me, that took away the grip of the plot. Also the pacing of the romance could have been smoother - one second you have Niall closing off from his emotions, determined not to
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Isha Coleman
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Lady's Guard Beauty enters the lair of the beast and ends up rescuing them both. An adventurous spin on a tale embedded within the hearts of many romantics all over the world. Christi Caldwell has that touch. The Lady's Guard proves it. Niall is a broken man who lives on the edge of society and wallows in the center of danger. Diana is a woman that finds herself in the midst of a mysterious power struggle that lands her in serious danger from an unknown enemy. There is always a twist and a h ...more
Tui Thamrongvoraporn
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One word to describe the book? Amazing! Christi takes you on yet another adventure. You'll experience so many emotions reading it. I was smiling like a loon to myself at one point, then held my breath at another, yet wanted to cry and cheer at the same time.

The story lends a voice to 2 lonely souls. Though different on the outside, they're similar in their longing to belong. They're twists and turns as I had no idea who the villain is ... or are!

The characters are well developed, so those who
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Mary Smith
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in the Sinful Brides Series and it will take you on a whirlwind of a ride.
if you are normally an emotional person, you will need at least one box of tissues.
Lady Diana has not lived a very pleasant life but she never complains or feels sorry for herself. All she really wants is a true friendship.
For some unknown reason someone is trying to harm Diana so now it is time for Niall Marksman, a guttersnipe and a fighter to become her bodyguard and possibly a hero.
There is humor,
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Saynab
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christi Caldwell has DONE IT AGAIN!!!

Absolutely loved this book
Couldn't put this book down it was riveting
Sheila Melo
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
FINAL DECISION:  This story of a duke's daughter and a man of the streets of St. Giles was sweet and a good story and I liked it very much.

THE STORY:  Lady Diana Verney's life has turned upside down with her duchess mother committed to Bedlam for trying to murder Diana's half siblings and Diana's own social ruin. When Diana feels that someone is stalking her, her father does not take her seriously so instead, Diana turns to her half-brother who owns the Hell and Sin Club in St. Giles.  In respon
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Shoshanna Ford
This book is going to rip your heart out. It is easily the darkest tale Christi has ever told us. Regular readers of Christi Caldwell will know what I mean when I say this book is even darker than Rutland or Derek.I loved every single page.

The characters are full developed and well rounded. Not only are they believable, they are lovable. I wanted to be friends with Diana. I wanted to wrap her in a hug. She feels society’s censure in a whole new way. This is not the story of some miss who is avoi
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I have given a book in Sinful Bride series 5 stars. The Lady's Guard was excellent. It picks up a year after bk.2 The Scoundrel's Honor. This is the story of Lady Dianna Verney the Legitimate Daughter of the Duke of Wilkinson.

Niall Marksman is co owner of the Hell and Sin Club a notorious gaming hell in St. Giles. Niall is head of the Security for the club. All of the owners of the club grew up together in the rookeries of St. Giles, stealing, killing and all sort of crim
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
"The Lady's Guard' By Christi Caldwell is book Three in the "Sinful Brides" series. This is the story of Lady Diana Verney and Niall. I have read the previous books in this series but feel you can read this as a standalone. But I would also say this has been a great series so far...so you might not want to miss out on reading them all.
Diana is the half sister of Ryker Black. whose story played out in book two "The Scoundrel's Honor". Diana doesn't really know her half brother because he was a i
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Pamela
I really love this series. I thought the story of Mr. Black would be my favorite, but along comes his brother, of the streets, Mr Marksman, Neill. I had liked him in other books of this series, the big hulking protector, who was sparse with his words. This book puts him, out of his comfortable zone, and into the very house of a duke. He has never had any respect , or need for the nobility, especially after running their gaming house, and watching how gentleman behave. He has little choice , when ...more
Lori Meehan
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
3.5*
Niall Marksman was basically born in the streets of London and sold to a cruel man who raised him to be a thieve and kill. Until the day Ryker, Adair and Calum became his brothers and opened the Hell and Sin Club. Lady Diana Verney lived the life of the ton until everything changed and her mother was sent to Bedlam for arranging the murder of her fathers mistress and his children Ryker and Helena.
Diana knows there's someone's out to harm her but her father doesn't believe anyone would want
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Suzannah
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Lady’s Guard is book 3 in The Sinful Brides series by Christi Caldwell. I enjoyed this book. It is a fanciful romance but isn’t that part of what we love about historical romance? The unlikely pair making a match and breathing hope into our weary hearts? Niall Markham is perhaps the most unlikely hero of any of Caldwell’s books. Born a bastard and fighting on the streets, he stands in stark contrast to Lady Diana Verney a Duke’s daughter. There are layers in this story that only make sense i ...more
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