Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

Samstag, 1. Juli 2017

Lord of Lies (Fallen Ladies #3) by Amy Sandas







                                 Lord of Lies by Amy Sandas



Blurb:

“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 longs for a life of adventure. When a dangerous moneylender kidnaps her sister, she dares to seek 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 debutante, 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.


I loved the characters because, well, you just have to love a girl like Portia who knows what she wants and who goes for it, don't you? Apart from that she is charming and smart and a lot of other great things and of course, Dell Turner is also a very interesting character even though we don't get to know him that well. Somehow, despite many descriptions how he feels and so on, his character remains somewhat shallow. Portia is the only character with a bit more substance and the only one who leaves the reader, me in this case, with more than a passing interest. 

It might have been easier to fill out the blanks - alright, that would have been much easier- if I had read the other books in the series first that tell Emma and Ivy's stories but I think that I would have been as frustrated reading those books as I was now. There was too much going on with the other sisters and reading it I knew that it was important but, well, it made me curious but it also made me feel rather annoyed. 
The problem was that it all happend at the same time and the author was very careful not to include much of one sister's story in the book of the other sister - understandable but in this case something was definitely missing.

The story itself was rather unbelievable even though well plotted and despite that definitely interesting and fast-paced, sweet and romantic  - and that's what made me decide on three stars for this book because despite everything that I was missing in this book, I enjoyed reading it and would read it again. Not right now but eventually. 
So, not one of my highlights but not a case of "wasted-time" either. Those who have read the other books in the series will enjoy reading what Portia has been up to while her sisters went and found themselves husbands. 

                                                           ★★                                               


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