Steamy romance sizzles between a resurrected earl and his repentant bride in USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran's latest historical romance.
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 to be his greatest triumph. Instead, in a single moment, a wicked conspiracy robbed him of his future and freedom.
...but will his long-lost countess pay the price?
Four years later, Liam has returned from death with plans for revenge. Standing in his way, though, is his long-absent bride. Once, he adored Anna's courage. Now it seems like a curse, for Anna refuses to fear or forget him. If she can't win back Liam's love, then she means at least to save his soul...no matter the cost.
In Duran's captivating sixth Rules for the Reckless novel (after A Lady's Code of Misconduct), Liam Devaliant, the fifth Earl of Lockwood, breaks away from the kidnapper who has held and tortured him since his wedding night. When he makes his way home, his headstrong and independently wealthy wife, Anna Winterslow Wallace, is barely ready to see him again, since he stole her heart and then vanished on their wedding night but she needs an heir. Shame prevents Liam from being honest with Anna about having been kidnapped, and Anna tries to ignore her desire for the husband she thinks abandoned her. While navigating their new relationship, it's hard to keep up pretenses, and when the truth comes out, they join forces to get justice. Duran has created unforgettable characters whose struggles with injustice and emotional and physical pain only bring them closer together. The novel, rich with powerful prose, is an exemplar of second-chance love stories.
What a book! It was dark, heart wrenching, triumphant, deep, and too good to put down. Well worth the read. While there are some emotional parts to get thru, there are some wonderful parts too. The main characters were perfectly written, and the supporting characters really added to the story. Very emotional and touching, but with a triumphant ending.
Enjoyed it tremendously. Love this author.
Lazy story telling
Flat characters and predictably disappointing plot from an otherwise unique and enjoyable author.