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Darius Lord of Pleasures Read ✓ 108 Beloved sister tainted by scandal his widowed brother shattered by grief and his funds cut off Darius Lindsey sees no option but to sell himself body and soul Until the day he encounters lovely beguiling Lady Vivian Longstreet whose tenderness and understanding wrap. A at AAR so 45 starsI have to confess to being a big fan of Grace Burrowes work Her writing is sublime and even importantly so is her characterization I ve laughed and cried while reading her books it takes a lot for the written word to reduce me to tears but she s managed it a few times Darius is the first in a new series of eight books under the title of Lonely Lords From peeking at the next couple of books in the series I see that the central characters from each story are related in some way with a couple of characters from Burrowes Windham series making cameo appearancesDarius Lindsey is a spare The impoverished second son of the Earl of Winslow he ekes himself out a meagre existence by providing services of an intimate nature to wealthy bored women in exchange for money It s clear he takes no real pleasure in his occupation and that he despises himself for doing it But having been cast off by his father and feeling uneuipped to do anything other than trade on his good looks and charm he does what he has to do to keep a roof over his head and to protect those he cares about At the beginning of the story he is persuaded into employment by Lord William Longstreet who is in need of an heir having recently lost both his sons Darius doesn t have sex with the women who employ him but Longstreet s offer proves than he can resist enough money to make Darius financially secure in exchange for impregnating Longstreet s much younger wife I m normally uite wary of this sort of storyline In the wrong hands it can turn out to be an excuse for endless sex scenes and of course in order for the hero and heroine to get their HEA the elderly husband has to die conveniently or be otherwise put out of the pictureBut this author hasn t let me down yet so I felt fairly confident that she would be able to make such a contrivance work I can forgive a hackneyed plot if the author makes me care about the characters and that I feel is Burrowes greatest strengthThe reasons for Darius estrangement from his father emerge slowly but from the outset it s clear that his childhood was not a happy one There are also references to a past scandal involving one of his sisters which I imagine will be addressed in the next book and the fact that Darius is doing the best he can to integrate her back into society and protect her from censureVivian Longstreet is as Darius terms it a married spinster She had previously been companion to Longstreet s late wife but after the latter s death William marries Vivian in order to prevent her being married off for profit by her rapacious stepfather But with death approaching he needs to secure her future and in order to do so comes up with the idea of finding a man to sire a child who he will present to the world as his heir and who will inherit part of his estate and enable Vivian to live independentlyVivian agrees reluctantly to the plan and together she and her husband come to the conclusion that Darius is the ideal choice in need of the money very discreet and above all Vivian comes to realize a man who is fiercely protective of the people he cares aboutEven before their liaison begins Darius senses danger Vivian is fragile and lacking in confidence and he knows he needs to take care with her and not just in the physical sense But than that he recognizes a kindred spirit someone he could easily come to love but who for the sake of the child and her reputation can never acknowledge him after their time together comes to an endDarius and Vivian are to spend a month together and given the nature of their agreement things begin awkwardly But Darius as well as being handsome charming and good in bed is a truly good man He knows that the longer Vivian is allowed to brood over their situation the likely she is to want to back out so while he can t allow her too much time to come to terms he sets about putting her at ease with a mixture of consideration and playfulness Vivian begins to blossom in his care gaining confidence in her appearance and in her ability to assert herselfBefore the month is out they have fallen deeply in love even though they don t acknowledge it and know it can never amount to anything Their relationship is beautifully written full of tenderness and genuine affection I particularly liked the scenes where they have breakfast in bed which were a little glimpse of an informal domesticity in the lives of two people who have never before experienced it I sometimes think that moments like that are just as intimate as sex scenes if not soTheir month ends Darius and Vivian have to part and I don t mind admitting that the pages that covered their final night and their subseuent goodbyes brought a lump to my throatVivian returns to her husband or less sure that she is expecting a child Darius attempts to return to his previous life but he can t not only are his finances in a better state Vivian has enabled him to rediscover some of his sense of self worth and he resolves to tell his two current clients that they re finished Unfortunately however it s not that simple They re not going to give him up that easily and make threats against his sisters to try to ensure his continued attentionsThere s another spanner in the works too in the shape of Vivian s stepfather who even though no longer married to her mother has never removed himself from Vivian s life and still has plans to gain control of her fortune as soon as she is widowedIf I have a criticism about the story it s the somewhat melodramatic nature of the villains and their respective plots On the plus side these are not allowed to drag on or create a Big Misunderstanding between the hero and heroine Darius decides on a plan of action and meets underhandedness with underhandedness which while he is not proud of it uickly and satisfactorily neutralizes the threatsI know that Burrowes has been criticized for inaccuracies in historical detail in her novels and while there were a couple of things here that made me raise my eyebrows like the scene where Darius takes Vivian to Gunter s and at one point feeds her ice cream there was nothing here that truly bothered meBecause for me what s important in a romance is that we are shown that relationship developing We get to know the characters to understand what attracts them to each other and watch them fall for each other and overcome whatever obstacles lie in their path And this is where I think Grace Burrowes excels Darius and Vivian have both been missing something in their lives he feels worthless and lives on the edges of society and she has never lived for herself and in finding each other they find themselves as well The Local Economy Solution off Darius Lindsey sees no Einführung in die Astrologie nach Alfred Witte Hamburger Schule option but to sell himself body and soul Until the day he encounters lovely beguiling Lady Vivian Longstreet whose tenderness and understanding wrap. 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Darius Lord of Pleasures Read ✓ 108 His soul in a grace he knows he'll never deserveGrace Burrowes's writing is comfort food for the romantic soul Yankee Romance ReviewsBurrowes creates memorable heroesintelligent sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore RT Book Review. Darius my favorite Lonely Lord book is just as good in audio Fine job by Roger Hampton although I do wish his female voice was not uite so falsettoMy five star review of the book is here

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Darius Lord of Pleasures Read ✓ 108 Darius is a gripping and remarkable tale of desperation devotion and redemption from award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes Her gorgeous writing and lush Regency world will stay with you long after you turn the final pageWith his. I started reading this book with some trepidation given the story premise but I was totally captivated by this beautifully crafted and emotionally satisfying tale of love and redemption The time had come to ransom his soul back from hell Ms Burrowes took a risk with a hero who to put it in his own words was crassly bought and paid for a stud to service a highbred filly a cicisbeo in the most vulgar unflattering sense But for me that risk definitely paid off because it is Darius very flaws that make following his journey to regaining his honour and self respect so much satisfying He s a good and noble man at heart it struck her like a thunderclap that Darius had prostituted himself to provide for John and the collection of castoffs that formed the staff at Averett Hill There was nothing nothing Darius would not do to protect his loved onesand truly deserves his happy endingI was a biddable unpaid nurse companion in an ugly dress I am not I am not the woman I am supposed to be unless I am with you I had no courage I had no fortitude I had no trust I was nobody s mother nobody s lioness nobody s lover I adore Vivian She s kind honest intelligent and a genuine lady I loved watching her blossom into the woman she s meant to be confident courageous passionate and a wonderful mother Most of all I love her for seeing what a truly wonderful man Darius isHe was just a man she was just a woman and it would be just sexOne of the highlights of the book is the slow building romance between Darius and Vivian It makes their falling in love seem natural and inevitable There are so many things I love about the relationship Darius s flirting and teasing Vivian s delightful innocence the passion and their overwhelming love for each other The secondary characters certainly add depth to the story There s Vivian s kindly and astute husband Lord Longstreet Thurgood Ainsworthy Vivian s avaricious step father and Lady Cowell and Lady Milne I would hesitate to use the word Lady in connection with them those harpies who make Darius s life such a misery I m happy to report that both the harpies and Ainsworthy get their just dessertsI can t end this review without mentioning the scenes with Darius and the baby They re so moving and heart warmingIf you are looking for a story with unforgettable characters and a love story that touches the heart look no further than this bookVERDICT FANTASTIC LOVED ITRATING 55 StarsSENSUALITY RATING HOTThis review is also posted on my blog