Beastly Lords Book Five
Death runs rampant in Victorian London — from carriage accidents and cholera, from giving birth and being born, and even from a nasty cut or influenza. Yet, for all that, Lord Turner never expected when he kissed his wife on a perfectly normal railway car, it would be a kiss goodbye. Tortured, grief-stricken, he isn’t ready for Miss Maisie Darrow to swoop into his life with sunshine and smiles. In fact, still cloaked in unshakable melancholy, Jameson doubts he’ll ever be ready to open his heart to such pain again.
A devastated viscount…
Jameson Carlyle Turner’s life has been topsy-turvy, from illegitimacy to titled nobility, from a solitary gambler to a happily married husband. When bent steel and a horrific wreckage upend his world, he buries his beloved along with his heart and his happiness.
A lady who won’t take no for an answer…
Maisie Darrow understands grief all too well. She also knows the only way to move on with one’s life is to jump back in with both feet. Longing to help the distraught viscount, she falls irrevocably in love with him, only to have her hopes dashed by a mysterious letter from home.
When she sets out on a seemingly reckless and treacherous path, Jameson vows neither time, nor Maisie’s warm attention will wear down his grief-hardened walls, for he knows he cannot survive another blow. Can she convince him to risk his heart again despite the swirling winds of uncertainty?
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August 22, 2019
The wounded hero, Lord Jameson Turner is a widower and after the loss of his wife, which affected him tremendously, he literally just laid in her bed to smell her scent and mourn. He hardly ate, truly looked like a hermit and really did not care.
Maisie Darrow on the other hand, is full of life and while visiting her relatives who lived nearby, she went to see Lord Turner and offer her condolences. Having met him before, she wanted to see if she could help him with his grief. But when he finally came downstairs, she was shocked. “This man looked as though he’d come “hot from hell” as Shakespeare wrote of Caesar. Or, at the very least, he’d forgotten all manner of good grooming!” Well that meeting was shortlived but Maisie was determined to come back and help him.
Emotional, witty dialogue and banter, a slow journey toward a budding romance and the best of all, a Shakespeare quoting heroine! Could it get any better? I loved every second and hope there is another story soon!
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