Feb 17, 2016

Rescued By A Lady's Love by Christi Caldwell Review

Destitute and determined to finally be free of any man’s shackles, Lily Benedict sets out to salvage her honor. With no choice but to commit a crime that will save her from her past, she enters the home of the recluse, Derek Winters, the new Duke of Blackthorne. But entering the "Beast of Blackthorne's" lair proves more threatening than she ever imagined.

With half a face and a mangled leg, Derek—once rugged and charming—only exists within the confines of his home. Shunned by society, Derek is leery of the hauntingly beautiful Lily Benedict. As time passes, she slips past his defenses, reminding him how to live again. But when Lily's sordid past comes back, threatening her life, it's up to Derek to find the strength to become the hero he once was. Can they overcome the darkness of their sins to find a life of love and redemption? 

So I have been waiting for this since Captivated by a Lady's Charm, we are finally going to find out the Duke of Blackthorn story and I am ecstatic that it is finally here.
Lily Bennett has received nothing but pain from the Winters family and after being cast on to the streets by the man who promised to love her, only to be tricked into becoming a mistress to a man she learned to hate, but finally Sir Henry died and yet again Lily's chance at freedom has been stripped away from her. Now she is being blackmailed yet again, this time she is being threatened in to stealing a diamond from the family she hates more than anyone…the Winters.
Derek Winters, the 8th Duke of Blackthorn used to be an easy going jolly fellow, until the war happened. A war that caused burns to scar his face and turn that once fun loving guy into a man that hated life and the everyone in it. But things go from bad to worse, when he is left as the guardian of his niece Lady Flora and now has to put up with people in his home that is until Lily turns up demanding to become Flora's governess and turns his whole world upon its head.
After a very bumpy ride and threats of being let go as the governess, Lily and Derek finally open up stuff about their past, but not everything and when the blackmail comes to light, Derek feels betrayed…will he turn back into the Beast of Blackthorn or will he fight for Lily and love.
Now I will be perfectly honest, I am not normally one of those reformed/ second chance book lovers. I normally don't like the hero to be the bad guy in previous books, to suddenly become the hero. But I have always had empathy for Derek from the very first book in the Lord of Honor series and by the time I was done with this book, I can see that he was never a monster but a man with very deep scars.
I truly loved the characters, Lily broke my heart! How much she suffered reduced me to tears, not ugly by the disgusting treatment of her by George and Henry but also by every person that feel that they have the right to look down upon her…especially Mean Mr. Davies. Lady Flora is a gem! Oh my I love that kid so much; my heart just bleeds for everything she had gone through. But my favorite of all is Harris! Oh he is so funny! Especially at the end! I also love the fact that Derek finally remembered his name.
So now I have waxed lyrical about how much I have loved the characters, let's get to the plot and the writing; the writing is smooth and the plot is gripping and kept me hooked from the moment I opened the book and thankfully the baby napped all the way throughout me reading this delicious nugget.
So finally I'm done being long winded and we get down to the score, which is really the easiest part of this review (I think), I give Rescued By A Lady's Love 5 stars

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!

1 comment :

  1. I love stories with scarred heroes and I definitely wan to read this. Do you think I need to read Seduced By a Lady's Heart and Captivated By a Lady's Charm first to fully understand Derek's character?