A story that breaks all the rules…
Darius is a gripping and remarkable tale of desperation, devotion, and redemption from award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes. Her gorgeous writing and lush Regency world will stay with you long after you turn the final page...
With his beloved sister tainted by scandal, his widowed brother shattered by grief , and his funds cut off, Darius Lindsey sees no option but to sell himself—body and soul. Until the day he encounters lovely, beguiling Lady Vivian Longstreet, whose tenderness and understanding wrap his soul in a grace he knows he'll never deserve...
"Grace Burrowes's writing is comfort food for the romantic soul."—Yankee Romance Reviews
"Burrowes creates memorable heroes...intelligent, sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore."—RT Book Reviews
The new Regency-set Lonely Lords series from bestseller Burrowes (Lady Eve's Indiscretion) begins with a decidedly unusual hero. Scorned by his parsimonious father, Darius Lindsey keeps his head above water by accepting payment for his extremely discreet intimate services. When elderly Lord Longstreet offers Darius an immense sum to father a child and solve Longstreet's succession problem, Darius decides it's the perfect opportunity to achieve financial security and freedom. Complications ensue when Lady Vivian Longstreet warms Darius's frozen heart and his regular clients refuse to relinquish their boy toy, forcing Darius to dodge, duck, and play dirty to reach his happy ending. Burrowes creates her usual intelligent characters, exciting chemistry, and flowing dialogue, but readers may be slow to warm to Darius, and Vivian is underwritten. Still, Burrowes's skillful balancing act makes this unconventional redemption-and-reward story work, and the role-reversal adds a fresh twist to the "hooker with a heart of gold" trope.
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I was at first worried. Having completed the Windham novels I was curious to see what was next for Grace Burrowes. Side note: I was able to obtain access to advanced readers copies through NetGalley. I was pleasantly surprised with Darius and excited too but someone who makes a special appearance. No spoilers from me! This book has a lot more sex and is much steamier than the Windham books but it is just as good. I loved the story of Darius and Vivian and felt this story to be a welcomed change from that of the Windham novels. There is one storyline that I wish received a better wrap-up and feel as though it could be one turned into a novella (Able and Portia). However, there were moments that made me tear up and others that were just so endearing. If you're reading this novel it's because you enjoy historical romance so don't make fun of how sugary sweet some of the moments are. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and immediately purchased the next three in the series!
Loved this story
I totally enjoyed this book. The main characters were well thought out and the story riveting.
I didn't want it to end!