Lord Anguish

Beastly Lords Book Two

Lord Anguish by Sydney Jane Baily

Lord Anguish—What happens when a contented and privileged aristocrat gets hit by a carriage?  A few of his bones get broken and he becomes an opium addict, of course! Who could make the Earl of Cambrey give up his laudanum habit? Only the jammiest bit of jam, Miss Margaret Blackwood.

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Book Two in The Beastly Lords series is a stunning tale of addiction and salvation set in Victorian London. Can a man overcome his opium curse for the woman he loves?

Contented, privileged, and eligible, until a carriage accident hurls him to the cobbled street, Lord Angsley awakens to broken bones and a battered head. Can it get worse? Opium, which eases his pain at first, brings suffering of its own, creating Lord Anguish, who must choose between the lure of laudanum and the woman he loves.

Of all the women in London, why must she be the one to captivate him?

John Angsley, Earl of Cambrey, can’t stay away from Miss Margaret Blackwood, the jammiest bit of jam and all he’s ever wanted in a woman, except loyal. It’s clear from the start she’s too young and fickle to make him a good wife, especially with rival suitors cropping up at every turn and her dance card so full, names were being penciled in sideways.

How is a woman to know the difference between an ordinary kiss and an extraordinary one without kissing a few willing men?

Maggie knows the Earl of Cambrey has dash-fire to spare. In fact, she’s decided he’s the man for her, if only a few irritating matters don’t get in her way—like his two casts, a half-missing eyebrow, and a practically perfect other woman. Then she discovers the true insidious rival for his affection, and the battle begins.

Opium addiction and a web of lies …

With the earl changing before her eyes from a thoughtful, kind man into a sneaky, irritable liar desperate for his next dose, Maggie may have to concede defeat and return to the London ballrooms and her many admirers. Will Lord Anguish choose the blissful relief of opium or the unpredictable passion of the dazzling Miss Blackwood?

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“Sydney Jane Baily is incredible. This was a brilliantly written book and I was hooked right from the start. I really enjoyed the way she addressed the fact that how a man addicted to opium can change and the problems can arise. The romance in the story was wonderful and I enjoyed the main characters immensely. This book can almost be tense at times and for me it really hit me hard in a good way. This was the first book I have read from this author and will definitely read more from her.”

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