The Sins of Lord Lockwood by Meredith Duran
An Emotionally gripping story, The Sins of Lord Lockwood held me hostage until the last page was turned. On his wedding night, Liam, Earl of Lockwood was kidnapped and taken as a criminal to a penal colony for over three years. The horrors he had to endure just to stay alive would make even the strongest soul never the same and fraught with nightmares. Escaping, he comes back to England to seek revenge against his betrayer, who he figured out early on. His wife, Anna, had thought he abandoned her all the years he was gone and it seemed to fit in with her feelings of abandonment during her life. After all, their marriage had been more of convenience for her to gain her land outright and him to gain money to run his estates. But she thought there had been developing feelings between them and on her part there were. Hearing that Liam was back, she was so full of anger that he had abandoned her and not even let her know he was back. What she found when she confronted him was a different man who would not explain anything to her. Meredith Duran was a master in bringing the characters to life. I felt the intense feelings of Liam trying to deal with what he had been through and Anna, pushing her way back to help him face his demons while trying to stay strong. This story held intense darkness but also there was hope that there could be light in the end. The interactions between Liam and Anne, along with the wonderful secondary characters brought this heartfelt story to a satisfactory end. I was smiling as I turned the last page but it will be awhile before I forget this couple. Thank you Meredith Duran for such a thought provoking book. Cannot wait to read more.