by Lynne Connolly

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She’s the unlikely wallflower of the extraordinary Shaw family.  A woman who will never marry, but not for the reasons you might think . . .
Attacked on the streets of London, Lady Livia Shaw is relieved when a gentleman comes to her aid—and startled to discover her rescuer is Adrian, the Duke of Preston, a notorious rogue. But their association—and instant attraction—does not end there, much to the Shaws’ distress. For Livia was robbed of a memento—one that is both her most precious possession and a reminder of a shameful secret. It is a secret she knows will cause her to lose Adrian forever, yet he is determined to track down the thief . . .
Adrian never wanted to be anyone’s hero, but now he’s finding the prospect as pleasing as he does Livia’s company, and her beauty. Certainly he wants her in his bed, but what surprises him is how much she comes to mean to him. Which is why the revelation of her scandalous past is nearly his undoing. Arrogantly, he had assumed only he had the power to shock. But it is too late to turn back, and now Adrian may have to risk everything for Livia, even his heart . . .
“Lynne Connolly writes Georgian romances with a deft touch. Her characters amuse, entertain and reach into your heart.”
USA Today bestselling author Desiree Holt
“With plots, deviousness and passion galore, Temptation Has Green Eyes by Lynne Connolly is a truly enjoyable read.” —Fresh Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516108794
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Series: The Shaws , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 215
Sales rank: 142,037
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lynne Connolly was born in Leicester, England, and lived in her family’s cobbler’s shop with her parents and sister. She loves all periods of history, but her favorites are the Tudor and Georgian eras. She loves doing research and creating a credible story with people who lived in past ages. In addition to her Emperors of London series and The Shaws series, she writes several historical, contemporary and paranormal romance series. Visit her on the web at, read her blog at, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter @lynneconnolly.

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Boundless 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical romance is generally good. In this case, the author made you see the time. With two strong characters its a fun read.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Livia and Adrian's story! Leaving an orphanage, Livia is robbed of her most treasured memento. Adrian comes to her rescue and promises to help her get it back. With Adrian's notorious reputation, Livia is surprised that he is so willing to help her when even her family has thought that the item lost is better off forgotten. When they end up in a compromising position, they get engaged. But both agree that it will be a temporary one so that the gossip mongers will move on to someone else. But what if the engagement became real? I loved watching these two together. A more unlikely pair would have been hard to find. But they were more alike than either of them thought and soon found that they couldn't live without the other! This was a great way to end the Shaws series! I'm excited to see what Connolly has in store for us next!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Boundless by Lynne Connolly The Shaws #3 Secrets, scandals and serious issues abound in this book. Lady Livia Shaw is saved one night by Adrian Sterling, the Duke of Preston and when she realizes she has lost something precious when she was attacked on the streets he offers his assistance in finding the missing object. I don’t want to give away the secrets or tell too much about this book as it all weaves together in a way that kept me interested from beginning to end. I loved the growing relationship between Livia and Adrian and the people they both were. I enjoyed the supportive family Livia was blessed with. At times I felt sad, angry and happy for the couple and also was angry that they had to suffer so much. They seemed to suit one another to a T and so deserved the happiness they achieved together. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
Sunshine1006 More than 1 year ago
Lady Livia Shaw has just left an orphanage when she is set on by a gang of young ruffians. Adrian, Lord Preston comes to her aid and sees that she is safe. They steal her purse but something in the purse is very important to her. It's part of a treasure that she is looking for. She asks Adrian to help her recover it but does not tell him the truth about what it means. He agrees and the growing passion between them cannot be hidden. He is a widower and known as a terrible rake who doesn't care what others think of him. Due to a situation that leaves Livia compromised, Adrian proposes. There is something between Sir Jeffrey Creasey, a neighbor and Livia. Something that he holds over her. Will Livia be able to tell Adrian the truth? Will he accept her when he knows? What secrets does Adrian hold close to him? I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are fleshed out and likable. I loved the storyline. It's one of my favorite books. I have to have the rest of them. I received this book from Net Galley and Kensington Books for a honest review and no compensation otherwise. The opinions and thoughts are my own.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Step into history and lose yourself in a story that will pull at your emotions. Lady Livia Shaw had secrets that nobody should know. But in a unexpected encounter when she was being attacked by street urchins, none other than Adrian, Duke of Preston comes to her aid. Yes, one of the infamous Shaw's that she knew from the past when he was at a low point. The worst part is she later discovers she has lost her brooch that linked her past that she had never gotten over. What to do? She has to find it! Of course Adrian found Livia very attractive and was set on helping her find her missing piece of jewelry. As they spend time with each other, the attraction is off the charts. There was so much to this story that I could hardly put it down. Even though part of a series, this can be read as a standalone. Don't miss this fast paced read with with humor at times as well as dark and shocking revelations that will have you sighing as you turn the last page. I read this through NetGallery. Lori Dykes
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Adrian, the Duke of Preston, had just broken up with his mistress when he sees a woman being attacked by street urchins, and he runs to her rescue. Lady Livia Shaw was not too badly hurt, her purse was stolen, but her most precious possession, a brooch, was taken. Adrian takes Livia to his former paramour’s house; he recognised Livia almost immediately, and he cannot resist adding to the already scandalous situation. To put it mildly, Adrian’s reputation precedes him: his birth was a disgrace, so why pretend? He has devoted his life to living up to his scandalous name. But he is intrigued by Livia’s determination to find her sentimental memento; he senses there’s more to it than she’s letting on. Livia has spent years keeping a low profile; her family, the notorious Shaws have endured their share of unwanted attention for years. Livia is past the first bloom of youth, she knows she will never marry, but could the Duke make her rethink her stance? He certainly is reconsidering that there could be worse things than marrying Livia. But life as a scandalous duke can become tedious, so Adrian will see to recovering Livia’s brooch first and see what happens next. I was eagerly awaiting BOUNDLESS, because the three previous books were so outstanding, and this fourth instalment of The Shaws surpasses my greatest expectations. The story is, in itself, rather tragic: Livia is in a serious pickle, but I laughed more than I would have thought possible because of the stellar dialogues. The verbal exchanges between Adrian and almost anyone are simply amazing: there is one instance involving Darius (one of Livia’s brothers) which is remarkable. And when it comes to Adrian and Mickey – one of the best secondary characters ever – the banter is at times hilarious, always clever, and fit the characters perfectly. And what stupendous characters they all are! The joy, the elation of being shown and not told: I could see for myself how scandalous and outrageous Adrian was! Livia was even better than I hoped for. And what a romance it was: no misunderstanding, no silliness. For readers who haven’t read the three previous books – after this, you will want to! – Ms. Connolly gives all the pertinent details in a few concise and crystal-clear sentences. The numerous plot twists were so exciting and totally unexpected, and better yet, some depended entirely on historical reality. Those who read my reviews know how sorely disappointed I have been recently with the endings of some books. A work of pure genius collapsed due to a bungled ending; one plot twist was based on inaccurate facts; a problem with continuity removed all credibility to another. There is none of that here: Lynne Connolly has crafted a story whose foundations are so solid, no argument could possibly make them crumble; where historical accuracy reigns supreme and adds depth, texture, and drama to the plot. A story with a superbly defined – and described! – antagonist who kept me guessing for most of the book, and Adrian’s extraordinary presence: he lives on the page. BOUNDLESS is one of this year’s most outstanding historical romances; it never let me down, it has it all: a fabulous romance, a stunning ending and a glorious epilogue!