Lord Despair

Beastly Lords Book One

Lord Despair by Sydney Jane BailyLord Despair — A damaged aristocrat and a destitute woman find love in a dangerous and unpredictable world…

From the lush English countryside to the glittering society of Victorian London, and the shabbier side of its gambling hells, Lord Despair thought he’d left the worst behind in the Burmese jungle. He was wrong!

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How can a man embrace his birthright when he cannot leave his bedroom?

Lord Simon Devere returns from the Burmese War haunted by the vivid memory of his slain cousin and powerless to know reality from dreams. Unable to sleep lest he awaken in the cell of his nightmares, he sits in the dark, incapable of believing he is truly home — and safe — in England.

How can a destitute young lady support her family after her father dies in debt?

Jenny Blackwood is determined not to let her mother and sisters succumb to an unkind fate. With a head for numbers, she becomes the skilled bookkeeper “Mr. Cavendish.” One unexpected client is the nobleman cruelly named by gossips as Lord Despair.

A practical woman and a damaged aristocrat …

With the estate’s coffers mysteriously dwindling, Jenny goes where others fear to tread, into the darkened room of the unstable earl. Encouraged by her tenacity, Simon believes he can become the man he once was. However, as friendship quickly sparks into passion, they discover the greatest danger lies ahead of them, and the biggest threat to Jenny may be Lord Despair himself.

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5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful story!
By Lena on December 8, 2018
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This is one of the best stories I’ve ever read, and I read a lot! It stands out from most others in a very good way. I love the way it is written and I love the main characters and the dialogue. There are some great side characters as well. Jenny is a strong and wise woman. The way she makes Simon heal is wonderful. She is now my favorite heroine. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

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