By Grace Burrowes
New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer Grace Burrowes writes The Lonely Lords with ardour and heart
"Grace Burrowes' vibrant, well-developed, unsuitable characters, plus her approach of weaving their lives jointly and her beautiful writing sort appear to recuperate with each 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 something to guard these he loves...
After a sad yachting coincidence leaves him wracked with guilt, Andrew Alexander, Earl of Greymoor, is bound he does not should be round his kinfolk, not to mention the gorgeous, forthright Astrid Worthington. He wanders for years, no longer permitting himself respite from his self-imposed exile till Astrid is effectively married. He returns domestic to discover that the single 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. while Astrid is all of sudden widowed, she reveals Andrew will do whatever to guard her not just from her enemies, but in addition from the reality of his darkish previous. Can she locate protection within the hands of a guy who turns out decided to damage her center over again?
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You assert i'm being despatched away easily as a functionality of my defense, yet, Andrew, part of you wishes this too, and never simply because Gareth has the higher, extra reliable employees. you're burdened approximately your purposes for marrying me. probably if it's not that i am underfoot, your purposes turns into extra transparent to you. ” He endured to stare out on the bleak, dreary day for a second, then nodded. One nod, and but it was once a demise knell to Astrid’s hopes. If he’d had any goal of creating a true marriage out in their state of affairs, he could have argued along with her.
Possibly your sentiments will meet with extra recognize than my very own, yet Astrid? She kissed his temple. “Hmm? ” “You needs to promise me by no means to trip at the water. ” Her hand went nonetheless midstroke over his forehead. “So you could hare off to the Continent, safe within the wisdom I can’t provide chase? ” She sounded extra exasperated than indignant. “So you don’t die, screaming for rescue, realizing your baby won't ever draw breath and your loved ones may be pushed insane with grief. ” He had now not deliberate these phrases, had now not mentally braced himself opposed to the desperation with which he intended them.
These abilities will be very important attributes, yes,” Andrew stated, although his voice at the least had a distracted, breathless caliber. “And,” Astrid went on, her fingers sliding down his again to knead the muscle tissues of his buttocks, “I am unlikely to marry one other well mannered fellow who will count on me to attend patiently at midnight for his timid… disgusting… inept… fumbling makes an attempt at conjugal family. ” She punctuated every one adjective with a roll of her hips, offended that Andrew may well even think about marrying her off to a different guy.
Andrew compelled himself to realization in the course of the comfortable walk in the park he may still stay wrapped round the pleasant, hot curves sharing the mattress with him. within the subsequent brutal immediate, he stifled the impulse to scramble off the bed, for he had fallen asleep in Astrid’s bed—in her very hands. No sounds got here from the decrease flooring, and if he’d needed to bet, he might have envisioned that sunrise was once an hour away. So he had time, mins besides, to solve what he’d been too cowardly to house as Astrid had drifted off in his hands hours previous.
She bit his shoulder in a way Andrew came across… considerate. “I will promise, you erroneous, misplaced guy, to marry you if it turns into transparent there's a probability to my lifestyles or that of this child. i don't, even though, comply with any of your different phrases, and that i additional call for that are meant to we marry, you promise me we'll stay jointly as though we have been actually guy and spouse. ” Andrew had lengthy considering reached a spot of bleak resignation with this dialogue, yet rallied himself to imagine via that call for. He couldn’t rather well guard her if he used to be residing in Italy and he or she was once left elevating a baby in Sussex.