Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Lord of Regrets by Sabrina Darby

Lord of Regrets Title:  Lord of Regrets
Author:  Sabrina Darby
Publisher/Publication Date:  Entangled Scandalous, September 8, 2014
Genre:  Historical Romance
Format/Source: E-ARC/Purchased, Publisher

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Book Summary from Goodreads

Despite the love and sensuous addiction they shared, Lord Marcus Templeton could never marry Natasha Polinoff. Not while he remained under his grandfather's vise-like control. But when Natasha announces her out-of-wedlock pregnancy—which would destroy his inheritance—Templeton explodes into a rage. One that sends Natasha running into the unforgiving night, never to return...

Now five years have passed, and Lord Templeton has finally found his beloved. And this time, the viscount will have her.

However, Natasha has settled into a new life with her young daughter. Lord Templeton's arrival fills her with terrible fear . . . and undeniable longing. He has come to claim her. Yet even as her body still longs for his touch, her anger still burns. She is no mere possession. But Lord Templeton will do whatever it takes to bring her back into his arms and back into his bed. Even if it means resorting to blackmail to make Natasha his wife…

My Thoughts

Lord of Regrets by Sabrina Darby is an intense, heartfelt historical romance novel that is sure to keep you gripped to the pages!!!

I loved the plot and how it progressed. For the time period the plot was well-written. The story first took place during the early 1800’s in London.  It was centered on a scandal in which Lord Marcus Templeton found out that Natasha, his mistress, was pregnant. The problem…Their relationship was forbidden. I am sure that you have all heard the saying that actions speak louder than words. Well in the case of Lord Templeton, a person with power, his words resonated so loud that Natasha wasn't waiting around to find out what his actions would be. Although her actions might appear to be rash to some, her actions were pretty rational for the time period. Natasha disappeared off Marcus’s radar and several years elapsed between the start of the story and when they were reacquainted. Natasha had a difficult time letting go of the past, and was portrayed as a strong-willed character that hid behind a defensive wall. As she lived in hiding, her life was far from perfect, but her actions were understandable as she fought to protect her child, Leona.

“It left her an Island, even in a crowd” (p. 44). 

Sabrina Darby did an excellent job of presenting a young child who was hurt as a result of deception, but was open to knowing the truth.  Leona is one character that you will grow to love. And Marcus well—he let his position in society govern his actions, which is why he had so much to regret. In the beginning of his quest to get her back, all I could think about was Robin Thicke’s song entitled Get Her Back as he begged her for forgiveness.

“But he needed her the way a drowning man longed for breath” (p. 140).

Natasha’s anger and hurt resonated throughout the book. Her inability to let go of the past led to an emotional journey as Marcus made futile attempts to win her heart back and tried to heal old wounds.

If you are looking for a scandalous novel with a hero who'll do anything to get her back, then Lord of Regrets might be that book you’re looking for.  

Rating 4/5

I received an ARC of Lord of Regrets from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.                                                                                  

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