[Book Review] Why Lords Lose Their Hearts

Why Lords Lose Their Hearts / Manda Collins

Perdita does not mourn the death of her husband as much as she should, but she has good reason.  However, the late Duke of Ormonde's death was not a natural one, and someone has been working to publicly bring the blame to Perdita.  Her closest family and friends wish to offer her safe haven, but Perdita dares not bring danger down on them.  However, her husband's former secretary, Lord Archer Lisle, refuses to let her face danger alone.  He may have been helpless to protect the Duchess from her husband, and he will be dammed if he lets her be hurt again.  Especially as she is the woman of his dreams.

The overall theme of Why Lords Lose Their Hearts seems to be finding love again after an abusive relationship.  It does not go into the types of scars that domestic abuse leaves, but instead focuses on learning to love and trust again.  The relationship between Perdita and Archer is rather sweet, and the friendships they have are touching.

I was delighted by the moment when Lord Archer's mother sits down with Perdita and inquires what Perdita's "intentions" towards her son were.  I'm used to the gentleman being asked that, but for the lady to be asked?  Priceless.  I think the final reveal of the villain and the nature of the relationship with the late Duke to be a bit much.

Overall a somewhat sweet romance novel, regardless of threat to the heroine.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of NetGalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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