The Lady's Guard by Christi Caldwell
Date Read: July 2017
Genre: Historical, Romance
In the third installment of USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides series, a rogue turned bodyguard risks his heart on the woman he’s hired to protect.
At the notorious Hell and Sin Club nestled in London’s dark streets, Niall Marksman relishes taking the fortunes of the very same society that once disregarded his existence. Oh yes, Niall has sold his soul to the devil and paid dearly. It’s only when Lady Diana Verney appears at the gaming club looking for help that Niall knows that the devil has finally come to collect … by forcing him to protect the duke’s pampered daughter.
Disdained by the peerage and ignored by her father, Diana knows that someone wants to harm her. Her only protection is Niall, a scarred, intense man who lives and dies by the knife. Now her life and safety are in the hands of the most dangerous man in London. But a man raised on the city’s mercenary streets is adept at stealing anything he wishes—including a lady’s reputation and her heart.
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Sinful Brides #3
Also by this author: The Dukes of Vauxhall, The Heiress's Deception , The Hellion br> br>
Also in this series: The Heiress's Deception
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Christi has written a lot of very good books but this series (Sinful Brides) has been my favorite along with “My Lady of Deception” (Brethren of the Lords). This book is my favorite of the series, so far.
Lady Diana Verney, half-sister to Ryker Black and Helena Banbury, believes someone is trying to kill her. Her mother has been committed to Bedlam and her father has not been paying much attention to her. She dons a disguise and goes to the club seeking help from Ryker. He chooses Niall Marksman, one of the owners of the Hell and Sin Club, to protect her around the clock.
Niall is not happy having to watch a spoiled aristocrat all the time, but as he gets to know her his opinion slowly changes to desire and love. Diana is not invited to many ton events due to her parents’ scandals. She fears ending up like her mother and is happy painting and planning an escape to St. Georges island when she gets her inheritance. She wishes Niall would come with her.
Diana is truly in danger, but from an unexpected source. I will not spoil this wonderful book with its twists and turns, and eventually a HEA. I was given an ARC of this book by the author, but no one has influenced my review. I loved it!
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