Tuesday, December 18, 2012
eARC: Forever a Lord by Delilah Marvelle
In the previous books you have seen Edward Coleman, but not really in the forefront. Now we get to learn more about him and the past he wishes to forget. However, that is not always the case and it has a way of sneaking in when you least expect it too.
Edward Coleman, born actually Viscount Nathaniel James Atwood, was taken as a young boy. Lost to the streets of New York, he decided to change his life and forget his past as the heir of Lord Sumner. Yet, he is force to go back to London, because of a situation that arrises in New York.
Lady Imogene Norwood tries to find away to help her brother Weston get out of an unhappy marriage. However, unsure how to fix his problem. After all, divorces aren't cheap and the scandal they incur. Yet they are able to come up with a solution. Weston and Imogene come up with a solution, that could possibly give them the freedom they are looking for and possibly save a man in search of himself.
First off I have to say that it was a satisfying ending to the book. I mean if you have been following this series you would be happy to see Nathaniel happy, especially after the troubles he had growing up. I actually enjoy that he wasn't your normal lord; what I mean he grew up on the streets which made him rough around the edges. Plus, he had to learn to take of himself and others around him. In his own way, he did put others first, but you might not see it that way.
Imogene's character was a different too. You don't see too many heroine's with health problems and are strong enough to stand up to the hero. Granted she is a bit submissive in the beginning, but as the story moves along you see her develop a backbone with the help of Nathaniel.
I loved the boxing aspect of the story, which is surprising since I'm not a boxing fan. However, it was neat to see the dynamics and how it made the story come to life. Last but not least, the few surprise with the story. For one thing the father, total bastard (ok not really surprising). The surprising part was the reason for leaving Nathaniel behind in New York and forgotten. That was just heart-breaking, that man could be so heart-less to leave his only son behind.
Overall, I found the story satisfying. I enjoyed Nathaniel, though he might have been a bit harsh at times. I love Imogene and her patience. A good read that you might want to checkout. However, I might suggest you read the other books before hand they might help a bit. So, I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Copy provide by NetGalley