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Legacy of Succession

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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  289 ratings  ·  112 reviews
"Welcome, ladies, the next few weeks will decide your future. But before all that, let me introduce you to my son, Nicholas. To one of you, he'll be a future husband. To the rest, a nightmare who will haunt your dreams for whatever time you have left."

Born into privilege, Victoria Hamilton has endured a life of opulent captivity. Disallowed to associate with any men outsid
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Published May 22nd 2018
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


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I am not really sure how I feel about this book. On one hand, it had me hooked and turning the pages like a madwoman. On the other hand, there were things that were a bit too much for me. I struggled to believe Victoria would feel ANYTHING other than disgust and hatred towards Nicholas. I certainly didn't buy into her falling in love with him. That said, the writing was very good. It was well paced. The plot was actually super engaging despite it being a little over the
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 Stars
Release Date-22/5/18

I was in a bit of a quandary with "Legacy Of Succession" because as much as I devoured this in one sitting; I also hated it as much as I loved it.
I read some extremely dark depraved fiction; but for some reason, this story actually made me feel very uncomfortable and itchy at times within my own skin.
I think maybe it was because it was some kind of psychological as well as physical torture and centre stage of this freak show stood Nicholas, the fut
A. Zavarelli
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have so little time to read anymore but when I do I love a good dark romance. Legacy of Succession was dark romance at its best. Anna Edwards gave us a chillingly twisted read that I couldn't stop thinking about even when I put the book down. The characters haunted me and had me questioning their fates all the way up until the very end.

I can't say much about Victoria and Nicholas without spoiling the story, and honestly I think this is one that is best to go in blind.

Five jagged and beautifu
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I thought this was a good book, it certainly kept me entertained. The depravity of it just had me captivated and waiting to see just how far this author would push the limits. I dont know if I would really say it was very romantic though. By the end I still didnt feel like there was much of a connection between Victoria and Nicholas.i guess the romantic inside of me was just a little disappointed with that.

This was my first book from Anna Edward's but it definitely
Mamacita wants a Bedtime Story

I really liked it. I wish it wasn't so close to Pepper Winters Indebted series which I did Love. I feel like it was either written as either Fan Fiction or as ideas copied from that series. I will continue with the series as William's character was really cute!
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 stars**

i definitely fall in the minority league with this book..

Initially when i read the blurb, all i could think of was the Acquisition trilogy by Celia Aaron (which in as far as i'm concerned defines dark romance) which has a few similarities.. so i was inclined to skip this book (not because of any faults of the Acquisition which was a great trilogy that just didn't end the way i would have preferred, unfortunately). however, because this was the "book of the month" in one of the Groups i'
Ahima Booklover
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 jaw dropping, heart racing, speed reading stars

Holy shot!!! I love that book. First my mind went in a twister because ohhh my goodness... The story takes place in London present time but I just started 3 times to make sure, that's not some ancient fairy tale... Victoria and Nicholas future Duke of Oakfield... And I was like wth🙄😲 since when does A. Edwards historical romance??? Nope no worries nothing historical 🤔🤨 okay there is some history and a contract that made my head spin, people that m
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every now and then a book comes along that just blows you away. It's the kind that plays over and over in your mind, persisting long after that last page is read. This is the magic Anna Edwards has created.

Cringe inducing moments? Check. Sizzling chemistry? Definitely!

Anna Edwards definitely brought the twisted and depraved that's like a sinful dark pleasure. Just the way I love it! The beauty of this dark read is it wasn't afraid to really embrace the darkness but used restraint, there was noth
Tanaka K
Anna Edwards has always captured me with her interesting and dynamic books. Her writing always draws me near and end up devouring and falling love with her plots and characters. I have read every single book from her and I never grow tired of her books because I am seriously addicted to them. I have been a fan of her books since I was introduced to her. But Legacy of Succession truly gave me reasons why I am a fan of her books. Legacy of Succession was truly different. I was amazed by the origin ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Legacy of Succession is an extremely dark romance. I urge readers who do not enjoy a dark erotica to read the book description carefully before picking up this book. That being said, let’s jump into my review.

Nicholas has been prepared his entire life for the legacy of succession that would take place on his 30th birthday. His mother had been a victim of the trials as has many before her. While Nicholas wants no part of what’s to come, he doesn’t see a way out of playing his part.

Victoria was b
Up All Night With Books
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Review by Amy W.
Late Night Reviewer for Up All Night w/ Books Blog

I have no doubt my gravestone will read, 'Here lies, the honorable Victoria Hamilton. She died of boredom, but at least, her reputation was intact.'

I had never read any of Anna Edwards work prior to this, but I just had to get my hands on this book. The synopsis, the cover, I was drawn in. Legacy of Succession promised to be my kind of read, and it did not disappoint.

No man will dare go against the society. Nobody of r
I really enjoyed this and read it in one sitting

I'd been wondering whether to read this or not, so when it was chosen as a Book of the Month read over in the Dark Erotica group I hit the one-click button. I'd mistakenly thought this was a historical read from the blurb, but it's very much contemporary, though chock full of secret societies and their strictures.

I've not read anything by this author before, though I have heard positive things about her work, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I want
Jennifer Finn
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the Dark Sovereignty series by Anna Edwards. This book is indeed dark and twisted but it was also highly entertaining and very imaginative. Victoria is 21 years old and she’s been living in a gilded cage her whole life. She wasn’t even allowed to attend regular school like her older brother Theo, she was homeschooled by a governess. Her best and only friend, Tammy is the daughter of her mother’s lady’s maid who she grew up with. Victoria has no idea that all these preca ...more
OMG. This may not be the twistiest of twisted stories I've ever read, but it has plenty of twists and turns of its own. It's really just wow. It was surprising and really got under my skin.

Nicholas is the heir to the Duke of Oakfield. He's got to follow a tradition in choosing his wife, whether he wants to or not. It's a terrible tradition, but he's trapped.

Victoria has spent her 21 years stuck languishing in her father's house. She's rarely left the house and her only friend is the maid's dau
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unnerving, dark and suspenseful....

And what a legacy the main characters of this dark and shocking tale have to encounter and endure.... this was a deliciously wicked book, which managed to perfectly balance - cruelty, avarice and depravity with humour, selflessness and an unexpected love story..

The author has a wonderful imagination, creating a diverse mix of characters: some kind and generous, some despicable and murderous; mostly they are flawed; and all are multifaceted and believable... the
J.L. Leslie
I finished this book last night and can honestly say it was one of those I simply could not put down! I wanted to read it every chance I got! I am a fan of Anna Edwards, having read all of her work so far, and I believe Legacy of Succession is now my favorite of her books! I went into this one blind- not reading the blurb- and was pulled in right from the very first few chapters. Nicholas comes across as a playboy at the very beginning. He's celebrating his birthday and seems happy, but there's ...more
April Symes
Anna Edwards’s latest “Legacy of Succession” is a deliciously dark erotic romance. This book will seriously blow your mind. The story takes place in London present time. Legacy of Succession is the first book in the Dark Sovereignty series and it offers all sorts of sinister and intriguing situations. Let me start by saying this is one dark romance read. It is Intense, Erotic, Wicked, Compelling, Horrifying and Suspenseful. Victoria has been groomed all her 21 years. She has been given the best ...more
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well written tale about the depravities of the well-to-do elite socialites of the UK. A "Society" was established many, many generations prior to this story. This "Society" was dedicated to the debauchery of the coming-of-age young women within their ranks. When the "Society" leader's eldest son reaches the age of 29, he must participate in the selection process of his wife, and assume leadership of the "Society" on his 30th birthday. The main characters, Nicholas and Victoria are ...more
Cécile Smits
Having read the blurb,and seeing it up as botm,i expected a real dark gem. What i got was a good attempt,but not as dark as i thought. Victoria has been raised sheltered from the world. When her father finally takes her out,she’s not prepared for where he takes her and what happens. Nicholas is raised with the knowledge of what his future holds. When the time comes to take his rightful place by choosing a bride,his father takes charge of procedures. Things quickly go downhill from there as Victo ...more
Julia Gerard
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Legacy of Succession should be the #1 read of the year! Anna Edwards an Excellent story teller already, has topped herself and blown it out of stratosphere! Set in England, where past meets present! Victoria has been groomed all her 21 years. The best education clothes environment. What she hasn't had is freedom, to leave the house no dates friends, shopping, college. Nicholas has all the freedom of the rich man he has women booze, fast cars. Then on his 29th birthday, it's time to take his plac ...more
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very dark, raw and disturbing read. There is a lot of pain and drama in this book. It features very intense scenes of abuse, humiliation and torture. So be warned if these are triggers for you or just a huge turn off. Nicholas and Victoria must survive archaic family traditions, rules of a barbarous secret society and horrifying situations. It is a page turning, jaw dropper of a book. This book stuns with its complexities, shocks you with it's rawness, and moves you with hope because if love c ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a story. I seriously cannot believe this is my first read by this author. I can’t wait to read more of her previous books.

Nicholas and Victoria. Wow. Their story captivated me from start to finish. Their fathers had their lives planned out for them since birth. Neither was happy with what was to become of them. I loved how strong Victoria was. She showed so much strength and spirit that although it wasn’t in her best interest to be vocal she couldn’t help it.
I loved when Nicholas true
Becky Wise
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly. Just wow. Seriously this book sucks you in like no other. The dark and twisted ways of the English nobility will keep you glued to the pages. I so don't want to give too much away with this one. It's sooooooooooo good. Victoria is awesome. She's feisty and headstrong. Never backs down or breaks no matter what happens. I love the strength she has. At first you when you Nicholas you think he's somewhat of a dick. But he is doing what he too needs to do survive his father the Duke. You f ...more
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Legacy of Succession by Anna Edwards will blow your socks off especially if you love your romance a little dark and twisted!
Nicholas and Victoria's story is not your usual boy meets girl and they fall in love, no this is more like girl falls in love with her captor while trying to change what has always been her inevitable destiny, it's not quite a stockholm syndrome scenario but as close to it as you can get while still fighting for your human rights. As passion and lust flares between them it
Ola Adamska
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I usually write reviews right after reading, but this story was something more, that I needed to rethink about.
Victoria is a girl that was hidden from the world in the manor of her father, for 21 years. She ha no friends, beside daughter of a maid. She knows nothing of her fate. One day her father came and told her to prepare. What for? A testing to become some Duchess that will be in sub position to her husband - future Duke. She is feisty, strong-willed, powerful in her mouth an made me fall i
Teresa Lara
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved,this,amazing intense emotional dark sad loving story of Nicholas and Victoria. Started this book and couldn't put it down.Looking forward to the next one.
This book was amazing! It was dark and twisted, a non stop roller coaster....I literally stayed up all night to read it, I didn't put it down once!
Nicholas is the heir to a secret society, a society with rules and guidelines for everything, including deciding who he will marry. Its not that simple though, because the process of picking a bride is dark and depraved, brutal at times. Victoria is one of the women presented to him as a possible bride, and she wants nothing to do with the society...u
Claire Ingram
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing amazing amazing and everything I crave in a book
Sassy Southern
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it
This was pretty dark and a little graphic. So readers beware. There were many ups and downs to this book. I felt the good outweighed the bad. There were times I felt a little disconnected with the characters. But It was hard not to love these characters individually. Victoria is a strong headed person. She will stop at nothing to do what she feels is right. Even if that means putting her life in jeopardy. Nicholas was given a shifty hand as a kid. But now that he is grown up the last thing he wa ...more
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