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Lord of Lies (Fallen Ladies)

by Amy Sandas

Series: Fallen Ladies (3)

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"A dark hero, strong-minded heroine, danger, intrigue, simmering sensuality and a few Dickensian twists...[Sandas] puts a fresh spin on tried and true plotlines, touching readers' hearts and minds."--RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK! Determined to save her older sisters from ruin, Portia Chadwick turns to the mysterious mercenary known only as Nightshade for help...and in his arms, discovers a whole new world of thieves and cutpurses, danger and passion. Portia knows she'll never have a life of adventure. But when a dangerous moneylender kidnaps her sister, Portia seeks help from a man known only as Nightshade. Soon she finds herself charging headfirst into his world of intrigue and danger--and unexpected passion. Dell Turner grew up in London's back alleys and gin lanes. Vowing to escape his low beginnings, he hires himself out to society's elite. When he accepts a job from a beautiful young lady, he doesn't anticipate her relentless determination to join his mad occupation...or her unnerving ability to inspire emotions he thought long buried. She's as dangerous to him as his world is to her, and yet Dell can't bring himself to turn Portia away... even if it means risking her life. "You do strange things to me, Dell Turner. Tell me I am not alone in what I feel." His voice was low and rough. His eyes burned. "You are not alone," he said. Fallen Ladies series: Luck Is No Lady (Book 1) The Untouchable Earl (Book 2) Lord of Lies (Book 3) What Reviewers are saying: "Smart and Sexy."--Booklistfor Luck is No Lady "SEXY AS SIN!"--Addicted to Romance for Luck is No Lady "Lively plot, engaging characters and heated love scenes make this a page-turner...Sandas has created a book readers will enjoy."--RT Book Reviewsfor Luck is No Lady… (more)
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Lord of lies is the story of the final sister, Portia. Portia was never interested in society or the men her sister wanted her to marry. She played along for awhile until she meets Dell Turner. Portia is fascinated by the life of deception, intrigue, and salvation Dell lives and wants to join him. He is skeptical not only because she is a proper lady of the ton, but because he is attracted to her.

I adored their adventures! Lord of lies really ties all the books together. This event is happening at the same time as the events of the previous two books and involves some of the same characters. I enjoyed seeing a different side of Hale and am dying to know more about Freddie!
Portia is such a delight and I am glad she found a way to be happy. I loved her moments with Angelique as well!

My biggest struggle was Dell’s stubbornness. He pushed Portia away frequently with only bad excuses and reasons. I wanted to throat punch him!

Lord of Lies gives you the historical feel but with more progressive characters that transcend the time!

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  thebookdisciple | Oct 9, 2018 |
Lily is kidnapped. Her mother and sister Portia go to Nightshade (Dell) for help. One thing leads to another, and Portia finds herself working with Dell. It is only matter of time before the lust becomes too much for her to handle.

Luck Is No Lady (Emma Chadwick) and The Untouchable Earl (Lily Chadwick) are the first two books in the Fallen Ladies series that focus on three sisters. It is helpful to read the first two novels since actions around Portia Chadwick occur during the same period and resolve outstanding questions from the first two books.

Goodreads Giveaway randomly chose me to receive this book. Although encouraged, I was under no obligation to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. ( )
  bemislibrary | Sep 20, 2017 |
I thought that this was a very interesting historical romance. I picked up this book largely because of the cover. Isn't it gorgeous? I had never read anything by Amy Sandas before but I thought that the story sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try. I haven't read any of the previous book in this series and thought that this book worked well as a stand alone novel. I really enjoyed this story.

I really liked the characters in this book. Portia was quite the character. She was really outspoken and could be demanding when it was required. She was very focused on helping others and was incredibly brave. Dell lives a very interesting life. He seemed to know how to handle just about any situation. Dell and Portia really made a great pair and seemed to be very evenly matched.

This was an exciting story and there was a whole lot going on in this book. Portia and Dell first meet when Portia and her aunt hire Nightshade to find Portia's sister who has been kidnapped. There are questions that need to be answered and Dell is the man for the job. The pair work together on another related operation which turned out to be rather tense at times. I did think that the book had a bit of a slow start but once it got going the pace really didn't let up.

This book had some really unique aspects. I liked reading about all of Dell's disguises and how he was able to do the work that he does. I can really understand why Portia was intrigued by what he does. I loved the fact that there was a bit of humor woven into the story. The chemistry between the pair was very well written. I liked the secondary characters in this book as well. Portia's aunt was really interesting and I would love to know her full story.

I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance. This was a really wonderful story that held my interest. I hope to read more from Amy Sandas soon including the previous books in this exciting series.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley. ( )
  Carolesrandomlife | Jul 6, 2017 |
Captivating and dangerous--in more ways than one!

I loved this Fallen Ladies episode. There was something about the energy between the enigmatic and fascinating Dell Turner and Portia Chadwick that really exploded off the page.
Clever and intelligent Portia is a restless soul looking for more than the acquiescent debutant's role. It seems Dell is the answer.
Their meeting is under difficult circumstance. Lily, Portia's sister has just been kidnapped and Portia's somewhat doddering great aunt Angelique takes her to someone who might help, the mysterious Nightshade!
The story is littered with other interesting characters. Hale, a boxer and his search for his daughter Claire, Thomas the young contact agent for Nightshade caught my eyes, as did a young boy met in the latter part of the story.
From the ballrooms of the ton to the brothels in the dank alleys of London--the action ranges high and wide, fast and dangerous.
I was so caught up with this story that I am about to reread the others in The Fallen Ladies series to review the dovetailing of the stories that the puzzle of the Chadwick sisters presents to us.

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  eyes.2c | Jul 5, 2017 |
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"A dark hero, strong-minded heroine, danger, intrigue, simmering sensuality and a few Dickensian twists...[Sandas] puts a fresh spin on tried and true plotlines, touching readers' hearts and minds."--RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK! Determined to save her older sisters from ruin, Portia Chadwick turns to the mysterious mercenary known only as Nightshade for help...and in his arms, discovers a whole new world of thieves and cutpurses, danger and passion. Portia knows she'll never have a life of adventure. But when a dangerous moneylender kidnaps her sister, Portia seeks help from a man known only as Nightshade. Soon she finds herself charging headfirst into his world of intrigue and danger--and unexpected passion. Dell Turner grew up in London's back alleys and gin lanes. Vowing to escape his low beginnings, he hires himself out to society's elite. When he accepts a job from a beautiful young lady, he doesn't anticipate her relentless determination to join his mad occupation...or her unnerving ability to inspire emotions he thought long buried. She's as dangerous to him as his world is to her, and yet Dell can't bring himself to turn Portia away... even if it means risking her life. "You do strange things to me, Dell Turner. Tell me I am not alone in what I feel." His voice was low and rough. His eyes burned. "You are not alone," he said. Fallen Ladies series: Luck Is No Lady (Book 1) The Untouchable Earl (Book 2) Lord of Lies (Book 3) What Reviewers are saying: "Smart and Sexy."--Booklistfor Luck is No Lady "SEXY AS SIN!"--Addicted to Romance for Luck is No Lady "Lively plot, engaging characters and heated love scenes make this a page-turner...Sandas has created a book readers will enjoy."--RT Book Reviewsfor Luck is No Lady

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