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Beckman: Lord of Sins (Lonely Lords Series #4)

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  • Posted July 7, 2013

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    Beckman is the fourth book in Grace Burrowes┬┐ excellent Lonely L

    Beckman is the fourth book in Grace Burrowes’ excellent Lonely Lords series. Beckman is the widowed younger son of the Earl of Bellefonte and has been sent to look over a neglected property of his grandmother’s. When he gets there he meets Sara Hunt, the housekeeper, her sister Polly and her daughter Allie. The three women have been living in difficult circumstances trying to keep the house going with little help or financial support. Beck sets to work to try to get things aright and finds himself becoming increasingly attracted to Sara. Sara has secrets that she is living with. Her first husband was an abusive exploiter who caused Sara and Polly a great deal of unhappiness. Sara found herself in situations that she feels make her ineligible for another marriage especially to a person in the peerage.
    Beck has secrets of his own about his marriage and how he dealt with his emotions after his wife’s death. He did not want to come to Three Springs but his father pressured him to leave. His father is near death and didn’t want Beck to be there when his time came. It was unusual to read passages where a son is so emotional with his father and open about his feelings. Beck finds a man calling himself Gabriel North acting as steward at Three Springs and realizes this is another person with secrets living on the property. Gabriel and Polly are in pretty much the same boat as Beck and Sara with even less chance of a happy ending. In addition to the romance elements, there is a side story involving the possibility of danger coming from Sara’s brother-in-law and some local thugs.
    I really enjoyed this book and the characters in it. Sara and Beck are both people who have suffered in past relationships and are not enthusiastic about starting another one for the long term. They both go into it with no expectations and find out that each meets the others needs perfectly. As in the other books in the series, their issues could tear them apart or make them stronger if they are honest with each other. The strong family bond between the brothers that was in the previous stories is explained in more detail in this book.. When these strong but flawed men find their happiness it is so satisfying for the reader. Gabriel and Polly will be the focus of the next book and I am excited to read that when it comes out in August.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2014

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    Reviewed by Rachel Book provided by NetGalley for review Review

    Reviewed by Rachel
    Book provided by NetGalley for review
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    Grace Burrowes just keeps getting better and better with her Lonely Lords series. I was blown away by how different she was able to make each male lead in this series.

    Beckman Haddonfield has always been a fixer. When one of his family estates is said to be in need of repairs, he’s sent to bring it to rights again. Immediately, he meets housekeeper Sara. She doesn’t seem the typical housekeeper. After all, she’s beautiful, has a daughter, and hides her beauty. But slowly, Beckman is able to bring down her walls and decides to offer her the only thing he can–his bed and his companionship.

    Sara seems to be afraid of everything. She wants Beck, but there’s a dark secret she’s hiding and it effects not only her daughter but her sister, Polly, who also works at the estate.

    I LOVED Beckman’s character. His sense of humor was HILARIOUS. So many times, I found myself laughing at his antics with North, another beautifully written secondary character. I wanted to root for Beck, he wasn’t one of those heroes that you were disappointed in for his bad choices. Instead, he was just good. I mean he had a past, but everything about him was so ridiculously refreshing. He was a new type of hero and for that I loved him to pieces!

    The love scenes were very tastefully written and what I found interesting–they were so realistic. The relationship between Sara and Beck was endearing because it wasn’t just lustful, it was about their relationship, he always wanted Sara to talk to him. It was so beautiful and I loved it. I loved loved loved it. Can you tell? I think so often authors get caught up in the sex and forget about the before and after. It’s refreshing that Miss Burrowes wrote such hot scenes, but didn’t leave out the emotional tie.

    MY ONLY complaint about this book is that I got really attached to North as a character and we never find out what happens to him or to Polly. No epilogue. Nothing. I’m thinking there will be another book. I’m hoping for it.

    All in all a fantastic read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Good read

    It was good, not as great as the first two, but good. the deep dark secret ended up surprising me, which tells of how good Burrowes' writing is, I didn't see it coming until the end

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    I feel torn

    Here is the thing about Grace's books - they almost all use the same formula. Rich understanding man, woman forced to work as a servant (usually as she is hiding something) and an instant attraction. All the heros in her stories have the same 'voice' and personalty. They all deal well with a woman's menses - she mentions this in each book.

    Here is the biggest or only difference with her books... some are really good and some I cannot even finish. I won't be finishing this one. I couldn't finish Douglas or Darius. I LOVED Worth and Nick and Ethan.

    I just wish I could tell a dud from a diamond before I buy it.

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  • Posted January 29, 2014

    Sweet Story Beckman: Lords of sins is a sweet story of the coupl

    Sweet Story
    Beckman: Lords of sins is a sweet story of the couple whom had each unhappy marriages before. It is a nice family story with dark secrets and miserable past. Beckman is a wonderful and sweet Hero. Sara is strong and protective heroine.It is nice to see how the Hero and heroine come to love and trust each other.

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  • Posted November 6, 2013

    Broad shoulders - His and Hers

    Beckman, as the spare heir, always performing tasks to fix family problems and moving on meets a woman who does the same in her scope, Sara. The attraction is strong and the desire to put down roots is classic. This story sets up the next one.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    4.5 out of 5 for this reader folks!  The Lonely Lord series by

    4.5 out of 5 for this reader folks! 

    The Lonely Lord series by award winning author (and one of my faves) Grace Burrowes once again did NOT disappoint.  This review consists of books number 4 (Beckman) and 5 (Gabriel).  These two were just as yummy as Darius, Nicholas and Ethan and totally swept me off my feet once again!  If you love a solid historical romance (1800's) where gentlemen were expected to be gentlemen, ladies were ladies and all the rules are thrown out the window then seriously check this series out!  

    Let's get on with it shall we .. I have two more men for you to get to know! ;)

    BOOK 4 - BECKMAN Lord of Sins


    We have never really met Beckman, though he is mentioned several times in the previous books.  Beckman is the younger legit brother of Nicholas and Ethan.  He is also very complex, spare to the heir, underestimated and misunderstood.  He is the baby of the family who is easily brushed aside, and left ignorant to some family matters (although he still caught on regardless of his families intentions).

    Beck has lived a full life for a man his young age.  He's been married and widowed, been wild with the ladies and gambling, has fallen so far off the edge of a cliff in the opium house that it was amazing he was able to bounce back.  He has also been sent away by his dying father (this is where I should mention that this book is written parallel to Nicholas book) to fix up an old family estate (Three Spring Estates) that belongs to his grandmother (his father doesn't want Beck to see him die).  Beck understands why he is sent away (he deeply loves his father and I would like to believe seeing him die would throw him back in his recovery) and decides to tackle the estate with vigor.

    He meets Sara who is a housekeeper at this Three Spings along with her daughter Allie and sister Polly.  The man working as the steward (Gabriel) is also there playing the role of grouch, let's get this done, I have no time to waste (he gets his own story  Beckman finds himself immediately captivated by Sara and realizes that there is so much more to this woman than housecleaner extraordinaire.  Sara has secrets, and Beck wants to figure them out but in the process cannot help but fall in love with this complex woman.

    Sara is running from a past that if discovered, can effect her entire future.  She just wants to live a simple life in the country, fix up the estate and be left alone.   Well all was going well until she admits Beck into her bed.  The passion between these two sparks up the pages as does the sensitivity to each other and the budding friendship.

    As Sara's past comes to the forefront we are taken on a ride of suspicion, action, intrigue and ultimately happily ever after (duh .. this is Grace Burrowes we're talking about  Can Beckman live with what Sara is hiding?  Can Beck make it through his father's death unscathed?  Will these two put aside their stubborn streaks to be each other's forever??  You know the answer, but reading how they get there is the best part!  LOL

    BOOK 5 - GABRIEL Lord of Regrets



    We first met Gabriel in Beckman's book as the grouchy, no nonsense steward of the estate.  It is there that you begin to understand that there is more than meets the eye to this man .. well this book it all comes out!

    Gabriel is really a titled man.  Actually he is the Marquis of Hesketh and has been in hiding, assumed dead for the past couple of years.  You see someone attempted to kill Gabriel two years ago, and he suspected his brother (who currently is holding the Marquis title).  As time has passed, Gabriel has kept his eye on his brother and has come to realize that perhaps he wasn't involved in his attempted murder.  He decides to come out of hiding.

    Gabriel reclaims his title (kind of) and happens upon a certain artist that he left behind at Three Springs Estate but has never forgotten!  POLLY!  Polly has been commissioned to paint portraits of the Hesketh family members.  Little does she realize that her beloved Gabriel is not the steward she fell in love with but in fact a titled man.  Considering all, she takes it all in quite nicely.  The flames still burn hot between these two and before they know it, they are giving into their desires for one another knowing that the future holds nothing for them.  Why would a Marquis want a simple artist?

    In the midst of all this romance, there are frequent abnormalities going on that sabotage the functioning of the Hesketh estate.  Gabriel is in danger as someone is still trying to kill him.  He wants Polly away from all the danger, but begins to realize that he cannot live without her.  After he comes to terms with this, he needs to convince her.

    We have a side romance going throughout this story as well!  Gabriel's brother and his wife begin to blossom as the pressure of being the Marquis and Marquess is lifted off their shoulders a tad, and answers to questions must be answered.  I have to say I enjoyed their story as much as I did Gabriel's.

    Of course there is so much more than what I say in my reviews to these books.  I hate spoilers and have to be careful on what I can or cannot reveal here!  LOL  I really wanted to give 5 out of 5, but I am seeing a repeated formula with this series that is predictable now.  We have a powerful man who seems to be the most loving and understanding of men.  We have the woman who is not innocent and agrees to the loving physical affair with our main man.  We see them really become friends and not just lovers.  Don't get me wrong, this formula works for Grace Burrowes books, but I would love a little mix up in there!  This is 5 books in now.

    A WONDERFUL historical romance series and one that I am going to remain current with.  


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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013


    I have read all of the lord books this one and Ethan were my favorite this book was good you will not be disappointed I have read almost all of grace burrows books and was only disappointed in very few she is a very good author and look forward to many more books!!!!!!

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  • Posted July 29, 2013

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    BECKMAN: LORD OF SINS by Grace Burrowes is a delightful Regency

    BECKMAN: LORD OF SINS by Grace Burrowes is a delightful Regency Historical Romance . Book 3 in the “Lonely Lords” series, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Darius”, and “Nicholas”. A riveting love story from beginning to end. Fast paced with passion, secets, and love. I love this author’s stories and the “Lonely Lords” series shows her talent as a storyteller. “Beckman: Lord of Sins” is story of grief,pass affairs,guilt and the power of love. Well written with intriguing and engaging characters. I can hardly wait to learn of Gabriel’s secrets,as a secondary character in this story, he is bound to have his own story soon. Historical romance readers are sure to enjoy “Beckman”, with his past sins and his future coming together,you do not want to miss this story. A must read! Received for an honest review the publisher and Net Galley.

    RATING: 4.5


    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013


    A great story with two couples falling in love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    A find

    I loved this story. I loved the character development in both protagonists and the plot really hooked me. I look forward to Gabriel North's story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Just a glitch? (LVR)

    I have read all of the books by this author with great delight! However, I labored through this story. I think this material could have been better served at less length, maybe as a novella. Grace Burrowes has set a high par for herself. She still has produced a much better book than most of the stuff currently being churned out in the regency romance genre.

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