Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Review: Lord of Lies (Fallen Ladies) - ARC
Author: Amy Sandas
Original Title: Lord of Lies
Release Year: July 2017
Literary Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: England, Regency Era
Series: 3rd of Fallen Ladies
The hero's job was a fantastic idea. It was definitely catching reading about his aliases, I was as charmed as the heroine when she spied him in the process of changing his costumes. Very sensual, too.
The story is nice, I liked the protagonists; Dell, the hero, and his silences were great, Portia, the heroine is stubborn, witty and I liked her too, I was very much entertained by her stubbornness in wanting to help Dell with his investigations.
I mean, to be honest I liked most of the novel; overall is a lovely reading which I would happily suggest.
What I didn't particularly love though was the ending chapters. I would have preferred the reunion between them (after Dell had decided to break their relationship) to be slightly more suffered, with a more "resented" Portia...I mean, the man "broke up" with her, instead of running after him at every turn, I would have wanted to see her, in love, yes, and possibly also longing to be with him, but proud too. I found the behaviour on the childish side to be honest, like "I want him, I want him, I want him and I'm going to be capricious about it."
That said, I'm a fan of the series, especially because, the first one, Luck Is No Lady was magnificent. The second unfortunately was a bit of a let down, and this one is more in the purgatory with good chances to be redeemed and go to paradise if it had avoided what I mentioned above. I'm sad now. But I'm really looking forward to adore the next one.
** I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book on courtesy of NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review, thank you for the opportunity.