In the Dark with the Duke

In the Dark with the Duke In the Dark with the Duke is about Lady Lila who asks the Savage to teach her how to fight Both of them have deep scars that they unravel together The story was enjoyable, but I just didnt feel for any of the characters Thank you netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review In the Dark with the Duke is about Lady Lila who asks the Savage to teach her how to fight Both of them have deep scars that they unravel together The story was enjoyable, but I just didn t feel for any of the characters Thank you netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I read a lot A lot Which means I m rarely running into authors that truly surprise me Christi Caldwell has done that with this book It is amazing In the Dark with the Duke tells the story of Lila and Hugh Both come from very different worlds and different backgrounds Towards the beginning of the book it s hard to see how the two will ever be able to work together, let alone find their HEA Both have been through their own traumas and just don t see eye to eye on much Caldwell writes I read a lot A lot Which means I m rarely running into authors that truly surprise me Christi Caldwell has done that with this book It is amazing In the Dark with the Duke tells the story of Lila and Hugh Both come from very different worlds and different backgrounds Towards the beginning of the book it s hard to see how the two will ever be able to work together, let alone find their HEA Both have been through their own traumas and just don t see eye to eye on much Caldwell writes characters that are so very raw and real You cannot but help feel for them and, despite it seeming impossible, hope they find their way through their troubled start The tension between the two is palpable and kept me from putting this book down The world of boxing and the rookery that Caldwell portrays is exciting and gritty I loved every part of it I loved that everything wasn t easy, perfect and shiny You re not spending your time in this book in ballrooms I loved that the writing was just so well done It s exciting and refreshing Lila is strong, brave and determined Hugh is just so dang good While In the Dark with the Duke is part of a series it works just fine as a standalone I really really enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone.I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley The opinions here are my own While the circumstances of hero Hugh s life are saddening, the interaction between him and the heroine keeps the book from dwelling in misery Instead, we get to see both of our main characters overcome their wounds from the past as they figure out their futures The way their relationship evolves perfectly reflects their lack of confidence in their ability to be part of a couple Both broken and not entirely sure they can be fixed, they have a slow burn relationship where they explore the While the circumstances of hero Hugh s life are saddening, the interaction between him and the heroine keeps the book from dwelling in misery Instead, we get to see both of our main characters overcome their wounds from the past as they figure out their futures The way their relationship evolves perfectly reflects their lack of confidence in their ability to be part of a couple Both broken and not entirely sure they can be fixed, they have a slow burn relationship where they explore the physical, but the emotional ties take longer to build The pacing of story and character arcs are just right, and the heroine and hero are likable I thoroughly enjoyed this one Lila is the sister of Henry from Clara and Henry s story in the Wicked Wallflowers series, but you don t need to have read that one to enjoy this one You also don t need to have read the first Lost Lords book So if you want to read this one first, go for it Christi Caldwell wows again in this second book, part of her Lost Lords of London series This book can beb read as a stand alone, but the first book is equaly amazing.One thing I love about this author is she continues to right HEA s for characters that feel real They all have very human problems and noone one has grown up having the perfect life They each live their day one at a time, one foot in front of the other I can always feel connected to the hero and heroine and it makes the story Christi Caldwell wows again in this second book, part of her Lost Lords of London series This book can beb read as a stand alone, but the first book is equaly amazing.One thing I love about this author is she continues to right HEA s for characters that feel real They all have very human problems and noone one has grown up having the perfect life They each live their day one at a time, one foot in front of the other I can always feel connected to the hero and heroine and it makes the story that much better In the Bed with the Duke is story about two people who are trying to move from their pasts Lila and Hugh have suffered so much physically and emotionally that it has consumed their lives When Lila decides she wants to learn how to defend her to protect those she loves she finds Hugh, who is known as the best fighter in London Lila wants to findways to slowly become the person she once was She is brave and resilient, honest, and has a no nonsense attitude that I love Hugh is a child of the streets He was forced to fight for years before leaving to join the military When he got out, he was evenemotionally damaged He was homeless, begging for food before being rescued by old acquaintances He now feels beholden to them From there we get a slow burn romance as these two lost souls learn to put their pasts behind them Each of their interactions are better as the story progresses We have a little bit of a mystery mixed in with their story, but it in no way takes away from their love story We are left wecharacters to love and I hope to see Sylvia and Annalee have stories in the future and for me some questions I can t to be answered.I can t wait until the next Christi Caldwell release A Lady Of Reserve And A Fierce Street Fighter Find Common Ground In The Second Lost Lords Of London Novel By USA Today Bestselling Author Christi CaldwellEight Years Ago, Lady Lila March Retreated To The Safe Shadows Of Her Family S Estate After A Devastating Tragedy Weary Of Being A Whisper Of Her Former Self, She Is Determined To Brave The Dangers Of The Outside World Again No Man Is Better Equipped To Train Her In The Art Of Defense Than The Savage Gentleman, East London S Undefeated Street FighterHugh Savage Reigns As King Of The Underworld Physically Invulnerable, Emotionally Battered, He Has His Reasons For Bare Knuckle Brawling Though Hugh Longs To Break Free Of The Ring And Leave Behind The Brutal World Of Violence, He S Intrigued By The Challenge Lady Lila Poses A Mysterious Lady Of The Peerage Willfully Descending Into The Dangerous Rookeries That Bespeaks A Woman With Secrets Of Her OwnAs Their Unconventional Pact Progresses, Hugh Comes To Admire The Resolve In Lila S Heart And Beneath His Hard Surface, She Sees A Tenderness That Touches Her To The Quick They Ll Soon Discover How Much They Need Each Other To Face Their Pasts Together, And To Fight For A Future They Deserve

USA TODAY Bestselling author CHRISTI CALDWELL blames Judith McNaught s Whitney, My Love for luring her into the world of historical romance While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections, and she rather enjoys torturing them before crafting them a well deserved happily ever after Christi makes her home in southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing her own enchanting historical romances, chasing around her feisty seven year old son and caring for her twin princesses in training

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 365 pages
  • In the Dark with the Duke
  • Christi Caldwell
  • English
  • 14 May 2019

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