I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas
Also in this series: Luck Is No Lady, The Untouchable Earl
Series: Fallen Ladies #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on July 4th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Espionage
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
"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.
Portia Chadwick 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.
Lord of Lies is the most latest release in this stunning series of these family of sisters. I truly adored this book in many ways however it did have its issues as well. The story did start out a bit slow, and I wasn’t sure where it was really going. I do think that you can read this as a stand a lone, but I do recommend reading this series in order, since all three books are connected and deal with one major situation and seeing the way that these sisters deal with it in their own individual way. In Lord of Lies, our heroine Portia, is out looking for her sister. Portia isn’t shy or reserved. She goes after her own share of adventure. But when her sister gets taken, she goes out looking for her and help to find her. Her help comes in a man of danger of different looks every time she sees him, but she can recognize him anywhere.
I really liked the chemistry that we see happen between Portia and Dell, and its pretty sexy in many ways. I love the way these two see each other as they are at the core from the beginning. I love their interactions with each other. Dell is a loner, reclusive and likes to keep to himself and hides himself away and doesn’t get close to anyone. Portia is the complete opposite, she is social and can make friends anywhere and goes after what she wants including Dell. As Portia and Dell work together to find the mystery behind her sisters kidnapping and a missing little girl, we see some wonderful character growth from Portia. She realizes working with Dell, the importance of doing good and helping others and I like seeing how she finds more meaning in her life than just balls and parties of the Ton. She wants to be more than who she is and to be part of something important. I like seeing her discover her strengths and what she really wants in life. The romance is wonderful, I enjoyed the way these two dance around each other, their chemistry is off the charts but I also found the dynamics very stimulating and loved seeing Portia’s story come to life.
Here, now, in this moment, the only thing that mattered was her need for this man. And his need for her.
But another intriguing element that I really liked was our villain from the first two books, the one behind Lily’s kidnapping, isn’t who you think he is and isn’t the true villain. I actually liked his character so much in this book, and we see how much he loves his missing daughter. I wouldn’t mind if he had a story, he is one of those anti heroes you want to find their happy ending. Excited to see what this author has up for us next.