Andrew: Lord of Despair (The Lonely Lords)

By Grace Burrowes

New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer Grace Burrowes writes The Lonely Lords with ardour and heart

"Grace Burrowes' bright, well-developed, fallacious characters, plus her manner of weaving their lives jointly and her beautiful writing sort appear to get well with every one of her "Lonely Lords" novels. Andrew: Lord of Despair engages the reader's feelings and senses from begin to finish-a pleasure to read." -Long and brief Reviews

Andrew Alexander will do whatever to guard these he loves...
After a sad yachting twist of fate leaves him wracked with guilt, Andrew Alexander, Earl of Greymoor, is bound he does not should be round his family members, not to mention the gorgeous, forthright Astrid Worthington. He wanders for years, now not permitting himself respite from his self-imposed exile till Astrid is adequately married. He returns domestic to discover that the one lady he is ever enjoyed has been recently-and mysteriously-widowed.

...especially from himself
Astrid refuses to pine after Andrew leaves for the Continent. She reveals an amiable husband and contents herself with a cordial if unexciting marriage. whilst Astrid is unexpectedly widowed, she unearths Andrew will do something to guard her not just from her enemies, but in addition from the reality of his darkish prior. Can she locate protection within the palms of a guy who turns out decided to wreck her center another time?

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And I,” she stated, stepping again, “did now not got down to love you, Andrew, yet there it's. i'll omit you. ” She introduced that statement just like the slap that conveys a problem, then ruined the impression by means of wrapping herself opposed to him back, clinging fiercely. Andrew, regardless of his top intentions, was once gratified through the desperation in her embody. It approximately matched his personal, and so he hung on to her simply as tightly, until eventually lengthy moments later, whilst she back came across the power to step again. “I love you,” she acknowledged, tears spilling down her cheeks. Andrew stuck a tear on his index finger and taken it to his lips. “Be good, Wife,” he stated, bowing, “until subsequent we meet. ” *** “He advised me,” Astrid fumed, “to be good. good, Lissy, and that i permit him stroll away whereas I cried just like the maximum idiot God ever produced from the rib of Adam. How am i able to be good while he leaves me to conceal in your home whereas Douglas skulks approximately Enfield, mendacity in wait? ” Felicity threaded an embroidery needle with red thread as Astrid paced the library the place basically hours past, she’d bid her fool husband farewell. “Gareth says Douglas isn't the simply suspect, Astrid,” Felicity acknowledged, knotting the thread. “Douglas doesn't seem to have the needful dishonorable personality, even though he definitely has reason and chance. ” Astrid whirled in a sleek of skirts, paused to assay her stability, and glared on the sister who sat so serenely at the back of Gareth’s table. “I am speaking approximately my husband the following, and you're going off approximately Douglas and his schemes. you're as undesirable because the males during this kinfolk. ” Felicity seemed nonplussed. “That undesirable? ” “That bad,” Astrid acknowledged, unwilling to be teased. “Worse, since you are my sister, and that i anticipate you to aid me in my marital problems. ” Felicity fixed her hoop onto a pillowcase that was once buying a border of hyacinths a similar colour as Gareth’s eyes. “I do help you. whilst Gareth instructed me you and Andrew have been marrying, my first response was once glee, simply because i admire you either, and that i understand you had an outstanding tendresse for Andrew ahead of he went touring. yet upon mirrored image, the belief stricken me, Astrid, for this very cause you allude to. Andrew is…” “Andrew is lost,” Astrid entire the concept, plopping down right into a analyzing chair a ways too huge for her. “He regularly used to be, i feel, yet in comparison to Gareth, who was once much more misplaced, Andrew seemed the extra average of the 2. i think Andrew basically turned more proficient at hiding his actual nature. Gareth, bearing the identify, was once allowed or even anticipated to act outrageously. ” “And examine him now. ” Felicity scooted ahead to regulate a pillow at her again. “My pricey husband is nigh unmanned to work out me this gravid. he's packed with discuss ready a minimum of years to have extra kids, if even then, etc. I argue with him that one of many pleasures of marriage is the conjugal mattress, and that i are not denied my husband’s affections simply because nature takes its direction. occasionally, I even win this argument. ” “I consider you gained it final, oh, approximately 8 months in the past?

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