The Sins of Lord Lockwood
BACK FROM THE DEAD, AN EARL SEEKS VENGEANCE...
Liam Devaliant, Lord Lockwood, was born into a charmed life. Charismatic, powerful, and wild, he had the world at his feet—and one woman as his aim. His wedding to Anna was meant t ...more
It’s been a decade since Liam Devaliant, the Earl of Lockwood, stepped onto the pages of Meredith Duran’s début novel, The Duke of Shadows. Handsome, charming and enigmatic, Lockwood 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 here it is. The Sins of Lord Lockwood is an intense, angsty story that is ...more
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Also, 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 one more thing that occurred to me while reading--there aren't tropes I don't ...more
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After 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 turned out to be just as dark and angsty as THE DARK LADY, if not ...more
A truly excellent historical romance. Strong woman, strong man, STRONG chemistry!
I 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. If it wasn't for my hatred of flashbacks, I would have done it 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 th ...more
Wonderful writing, great dialogues, great story, great hero, even greater heroine!!!! I loved all about this book!
Even the switching between the past and present was excellent! It explained many, many things about both of them and their story!
I appreciated the fact that everything that happens and everything they do and say is absolutely coherent and logical.
I could get Liam’s shame at what was done to him and what he did in order to save lives ...more
Unreservedly 5 Stars for this wonderful historical romance. I will say that I think this one benefits from the groundwork laid 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 full impact of this story, in my opinion.
Coming into this story, we knew that the very recently married Lord Lockwood had been abducted and taken to a penal colony. We also knew th ...more
“A man is what he makes of 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 of 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 of expectancy. Ever since I first read The Duke of Shadows, I was intrigued by Lockwood, his secrets, and his relationship with his estranged wife. Then came A L ...more
Liam Devaliant, fifth Earl of Lockwood, who has appeared as a secondary character in previous books, is eve ...more
This 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 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 only made me feel invested in Liam and Anna's story, she also convinced me that these two belong together therefore their love can overcome whatever obstacles they would face in the futu ...more
So, was it up to my expectations?
Yes it was, well then, why didn’t I give 5 stars then?
As some of you know, I don’t like past and present settings in my book.
I don’t mind if the story break down into two parts, where part one in the past and part two in present. But to mixing up like this? Nah...
Here 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 ...more
A little late in the review, but here it is.
Alexander Earl of Lockwood married wealthy heiress Anna Wallace. More a marriage of convince for both. Alexander was without funds, hence marrying a heiress. Anna, was not able to inherit her beloved island Rawsey until marriage. The two met, got along well and were attracted to each other as well. So they married, but on their wedding night a spat ensued and Alexander disappea ...more
Honestly, I didn't really warm to either of the MCs. He was a very damaged man (PTSD) who had been tortured and only wanted revenge. Fair enough. But he was still married and owed his wife at least some sort of explanation. He treated her callo ...more
In 1857 Liam Devaliant, Lord Lockwood, is handsome and charming but in need of funds. Anna, Countess of Forth, needs to marry so that she has full c ...more
I did like both H and h of this one. Lock was likeable and a man of integrity. Anna was an appealing h, with her independent streak but her willingness to give herself over to love when she found it ...more
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Thinking they both wanted a marriage in name only, Liam and Anna start to find themselves more than attracted to one another by the time their marriage actually happens.
Thinking Liam is just another person abandoning her, Anna finally believes that his disappearance on their wedding night was all according to his plan. However, Liam was kidnapped and t ...more
When she hears Liam is returned to London, she rolls into town to THROW DOWN and get KNOCKED UP.
1. Yep: the first time they do it she ...more
The book starts with a glimpse of what Liam has suffered. A few chapters are set in 1857, when Anna and Liam first met, and show their dizzyingly fast courtship. Most of the book is a mix of 1857 chapters and 1861 chapters; I believe this weaving is a first for this author and it is done well. The scene immediately prior to their wedding is delightful and sadly foreboding, and I wanted to scream “bad luck, bad luck, don’t look at ...more
I straight up loved Anna. She’s strong and sassy and she doesn’t back down. I loved that she spoke her mind. Lockwood has quite a backstory and that definitely comes into play here. He’s so good and loyal and I really enjoyed seeing him and Anna argue and banter. Plus their chemistry is insane.
Plot wise, it was clever to to have the snippets of their past. Very effective way to show us what happened instead of ...more
This is exactly what a historical romance should be.
It was intense and heart wrenching and beautiful. The characters were strong and honnorable, selfless even. Smart as heck too.
The storyline was intricate enough to make it interesting but not so much so that I'd feel lost.
I absolutely fell in love with Liam and his scottish bride. I wouldn't change a single thing.
**Arc courtesy of Edelweiss**
Lord Lockwood (Liam) had been kidnapped the day he got married and sent to a penal colony in South Wales for three years. He is back bent on revenge - very Count of Monte Cristo like. All the time he was gone, his wife thought he abandoned her and decided to travel the world on his own. Their ...more
The sixth book in the Rules of the Reckless series
Lord Lockwood once lived a charmed life, but his life was drastically altered on the night of his wedding and became a nightmare when he was kidnapped and thrown into a boat headed to Australia. Branded a convict and forced to work as a slave, the things he sees and experiences forever changes him. The wife he left behind, Anna, has always thought they Liam abandoned her. When they are reunited...more
Mostly England & Scotland 1857, 1861, 1857, 1861 and
so on. Could be read as a standalone.
Liam, an indebted English earl, sought a MOC heiress.
Scottish heiress Anna considered marriage to own out-
right a Scottish isle willed to her (w/ conditions) & to
become a mom. Liam didn't expect to be attracted to
Anna's clever mind, wit, beauty, (especially when she
smiled), boldness & scientific avocation.
These 2 wed, were at the dock on a ship bound for their
Paris honeymoon, th ...more
The book opens days after William Devaliant, the Earl of Lockwood aka Liam marries Anna Wallace, the Countess of Forth (in her own right). He is aboard a prison hulk being beaten, he was abducted and traded for another prisoner. Later he realizes who orchestrated his abduction, his cousin Stephen and he vows revenge.
Fast forward 3 years, 8 months - Anna has left Scotland and traveled to Lond ...more
Publication Date: 2/27/18
I don’t think I’ve ever met a Meredith Duran book that I didn’t like. This one is – WOW – just WOW! The story is riveting, heartbreaking and inspiring. I haven’t read the other books in the series and I don’t think that detracted from my enjoyment of the book. However, I’m heading straight out to purchase all of them because I think that background into the characters will add to my memories and enjoyment of this book – plus I’ll have fiv ...more