THE ABBEY BROTHERS
STORY-LINE LADY LIKES THE LORD BY ELEANOR MEYERS:
Maria Kay takes starring role in Lady Likes The Lord. Known as the good sister, Maria has secrets. If only the Ton knew the real Maria. Finally deciding to take a husband, Maria sets her sights on Cole Leverton, Lord Marion; Cole has loved Maria for years. Now the time is right and she’s ready to break the Kay-Abbey curse. She refuses to follow her sisters and marry an Abbey, especially Edmund.
Edmund does not want love and refuses to fall under its spell as his brothers did. However, he will have Maria, she is his and he intents to make her his wife. But fate has much in store for Maria and Edmund. Adventure, action, romance, and secrets swirling around Regency London, awaits the reader in Lady Likes The Lord. My Regency romance book reviews follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
Set in 1832, Regency England, Meyers latest addition to the Abbey Brothers Series, Lady Likes The Lord, grabbed me immediately. With Meyers vivid descriptions, I could see the fancy ballrooms and all the Ton dressed to impress. As well as, see the back street taverns including the low life and criminal elements, almost smell the horse-flesh, and felt Edmund’s frustration. The criminal element Meyers crafted for Lady Likes The Lord, made my skin crawl. A truly evil man without conscience or a sense of right and wrong. Filling her tale with emotion, action, and secrets, I read this book straight through as I could not put it down. I was back with old friends from the earlier books, learning the latest in their lives, and loving every minute spent with them. I love books with recurring characters; the Kay sisters and the Abbey brothers never fail to entertain.
Meyers set the pace in the first chapters along with a tale which held my interest to the last page. Her scenes transition between back street London, the Ton’s ballrooms, and the London residences and streets, flowed smoothly without interruption. I found her characters well-developed and likeable. Meyers developed Maria from a young irresponsible woman to maturity; realizing the harm her actions could have brought upon her family. Maria wanted a life; not one of being the good girl who always did as told when told. However, when her secrets revealed, it’s proof little’s secret from Uncle Martin Wardington and her family; and little surprises them. Wardington’s a force to be reckoned with as Marie faces danger.
Edmund’s a character you will love as he wrestles with love, childhood guilt, fear, and his need for Maria. Oh, how the mighty have fallen would be aptly applied to Edmund. But that is not to say, he didn’t go kicking and screaming. His insecurities and fear of emotional love could cost him what he holds most dear in the world.
I found Lady Likes The Lord an entertaining Regency romance filled with action, a touch of mystery, and plenty of emotional upheaval . Meyers had several plot lines to weave together to bring this book to a successful conclusion, which she did skillfully. Yet, leaving a touch of mystery for the reader. With a clear easy writing style, well-developed plot lines and well-developed characters, I found my self enmeshed in the lives of the Abbey’s and Kay’s. Although a standalone read, I would suggest reading the earlier books in order; it will enhance your reading pleasure and involvement in the character’s lives. Each book’s a skillfully written tale you will not want to put down. I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend. A clean sweet Regency romance which has intense emotional scenes between Edmund and Maria; perfect for a lazy day of reading pleasure.
LADY LIKES THE LORD RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE
Additionally, I received this book from the author, choosing to voluntarily review the book/novel with honest Regency romance book reviews. Furthermore, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book/novel review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book/novel reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. No one influences my voluntary Regency romance book reviews.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
CLICK ON LINK BELOW