Andrew: Lord of Despair

Andrew Lord of Despair Andrew Alexander will do anything to protect those he lovesAfter a tragic yachting accident leaves him wracked with guilt and despair Andrew Alexander becomes certain he doesn t deserve to be around

  • Title: Andrew: Lord of Despair
  • Author: Grace Burrowes
  • ISBN: 9781492638629
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Andrew Alexander will do anything to protect those he lovesAfter a tragic yachting accident leaves him wracked with guilt and despair, Andrew Alexander becomes certain he doesn t deserve to be around his own family, let alone the beautiful, forthright Astrid Worthington He wanders for years, only allowing himself respite from his self imposed exile when he thinks AstriAndrew Alexander will do anything to protect those he lovesAfter a tragic yachting accident leaves him wracked with guilt and despair, Andrew Alexander becomes certain he doesn t deserve to be around his own family, let alone the beautiful, forthright Astrid Worthington He wanders for years, only allowing himself respite from his self imposed exile when he thinks Astrid safely married He returns home to find instead that the only woman he s ever loved has been recently and mysteriously widowedcially from himselfWhen Andrew leaves, Astrid refuses to pine She finds an amiable husband and contents herself with a cordial if unexciting marriage But her husband s sudden death and Andrew s reappearance threaten to break her heart all over again When Astrid s life is threatened, she finds Andrew will do anything to protect her not only from her enemies, but also from the truth of his dark past.

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    1. (Recommend to all)Loved both Gareth's & Andrew's stories:)I feel it in my fingers I feel it in my toes Love is all around me And so the feeling grows It's written on the wind It's everywhere I go, So if you really love me Come on and let it show I see your face before me As I lay on my bed I kinda get to thinking Of all the things you said, oh yes I did You gave your promise to me and I Gave mine to you I need someone beside me In everything I do, You know I love you, I always will, My mind' [...]

    2. Another Lonely Lord to Love! Ms. Burrowes takes these men, who are sometimes broken, and sets them up to fall in love with strong women, who are also sometimes broken. I love seeing the healing come to her characters. This book, #7 in the Lonely Lords Series, has some mystery and suspense. Just who is trying to kill Astrid? Andrew would put himself in front of a bullet for her and the baby she carries. Astrid, for her part, was smart enough to allow all of the men around her try to keep her safe [...]

    3. Another good one from Grace Burrowes. Should come with a warning: Pregnant Women Should Not Read This Book.

    4. 4.5 starsMany of the books in Ms Burrowes’ Lonely Lords series have included an element of mystery or suspense alongside the romance, but Andrew has the feel of a gothic romance about it from fairly early on.It also relates strongly to the book that preceeds it – Gareth: Lord of Rakes – which makes sense, as Andrew is Gareth’s youngest brother. As with most of the books in the series, it does work as a standalone, as Ms Burrowes includes sufficient backstory for a newcomer to the series, [...]

    5. I have very varied reactions to Grace Burrowes' books. I love some, I only like others, and still others fall into the didn't like category. But, I'm happy to say that Andrew: Lord of Despair fell firmly into "I loved it!" This book was absolutely wonderful, romantic, and full of secrets. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.Astrid was a strong heroine. She had a terrible marriage, marked not by abuse, but by neglect. When her husband died, she was left pregnant and not knowing how to feel abo [...]

    6. Grace Burrowes' "Andrew, Lord of Despair" - #7 in the Lonely Lords series  Enjoyable, but not as excellent as the next one in the series (Douglas). The title should be "Andrew, Lord of Guilt", because most of the book is about Andrew trying to get over his guilt about a tragedy that happened when he was 15 and that he blames himself for. And in the end, no guilt was even necessary!  (I don't think this is a spoiler because the book *is* a romance after all, where all problems are resolved by t [...]

    7. This is my Favorite Lonely Lords story so far. Thank you once again Miss Burrowes for hours of wonderfulk entertainment :)

    8. This novel is four years after Gareth, but is essentially a continuation of the the story begun in the previous novel: two brothers fall in love with two sisters, and because of a family tragedy years previously, both are too wounded to believe they deserve to be loved. While parts of Gareth's story had a touch of the despicable that I found uncomfortable, Andrew and Astrid's love story is heartbreaking with a great deal of sweetness. Andrew's reasons for denying Astrid is based on the tragedy o [...]

    9. ' "Dratted man" Dear, dratted man'. Burrowes' entangled delights!'He should never have left in the first place.'So true and the story of the Alexander family continues, this time focusing on Gareth's brother Andrew and Felicity's sister, Astrid Worthington, now Astrid Allen, Viscountess Amery. You may remember the interplay between a younger Astrid and Andrew at that time.Lord Andrew Alexander has returned from abroad having fled his demons--his guilt at the drowning of his brother, father and G [...]

    10. Reviewed by RachelReview originally posted at Romancing the BookBook provided by NetGalleyI take it back! Yes, that was the first phrase that came to mind when reading this book. Allow me to explain.As with the other books in this series–I believed Andrew would start the same, it would take a while, as the reader, to get your feet wet, then you’d dive happily into the pond, swim around, tear up a bit, and feel all better in the end.Not true.This book grabbed me by the first few pages and had [...]

    11. ANDREW: LORD OF DESPAIR by Grace Burrowes is another exciting Regency Historical Romance. #7 in the "Lonely Lords" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, Andrew's brother, Gareth was in an earlier story,Andrew is guilt ridden with not only grief but with regrets from a tragic yachting accident that took five of his family members along with his brother Gareth's fiancee. He is filled with guilt and despair. Than along comesAstrid, who is pregnant,widowed,and just may be in trouble.An [...]

    12. I've been working my way through all of Grace Burrowes books and have liked all of them so far. They can all be read as stand-alone books, but they are all interwoven together. You'll find characters from one series popping up in another series of books, etc. I love it -- it is kind of like a huge family of folks living their lives and letting you peek inside. BTW -- these things aren't all written in some sort of chronological order -- they sort of all take place at the same time, so you might [...]

    13. This was a difficult book to read at one sitting. Twice the emotions were so strong I had to put it down and come back to it after a "rest".Andrew and Astrid have a history (see Gareth's book). They have been friends for several years, but Andrew left England when their friendship became serious. Astrid never knew why but after waiting for him to come back, she went on with her life, marrying and expecting a child. When her husband die, she goes to stay with her sister, Gareth's wife. Felicty is [...]

    14. Bless him. Andrew is a lovely chap - and Astrid obviously needs a bit of TLC after her stupid marriage (I had a similar stupid one, so I say this with a mingling of exasperation and sympathy) - but this book is essentially Gareth Pt II: The pregnancies. I didn't like it any the less but I think the book was difficult to disentangle from the events and the characters in Gareth's tale. So I was pleased that A&A got their HEA but more satisfied about the wider family unit pulling through and to [...]

    15. Andrew was a long read for me because he wanted to be a martyr so bad it made me want to punch him in the face. It was a good book , just not a favorite because I truly hate martyrs.I had thought to take a break from the series but I am interested in reading about Douglas and Gwen so I think I'll stick around.

    16. I really liked this one from the Lonely Lords series. The entire series has been good overall, but vary quite a bit in appeal. This was an emotional and sweet story of redemption (like most of Burrowes' books). I liked almost everything except the crazy villain (a personal pet peeve of mine). Now on to the next one in the series.

    17. I couldn't put this book down. It was such an emotional roller coaster.d I couldn't wait to see who the "bad guy" was!! Great characters, intense storyline wonderful!

    18. I gave up at about 75% and skimmed to the end to confirm my suspicions. The book didn't even deserve that much of my attention. Burrowes's book are often hit or miss for me and this one was more miss than anything else. Astrid is so bland and uninteresting that I can't tell you much about her but at least I had no objections to her. Andrew spends the entire novel in some self-indulgent bullshit snit about how he's a terrible person because of something that happened when he was fifteen. Look, I [...]

    19. Damn, this series is good! Each one has been a winner for me. I really liked both Andrew and Astrid in Gareth's book, so I was excited to read their story. I adored them both here, though I wanted to slap some sense into Andrew throughout most of the story. I cried throughout this one. My favorite parts of the book, however, dealt with my man Gareth and Felicity. That's when the bawling truly commenced. I loved the interaction between the brothers. I found the character of Douglas to be quite st [...]

    20. DespairThis book had many surprises and revelations. I was so surprised to find Astrid had married someone else! At the end of Garth's book, I was sure Astri and Andrew would end up together . However. The book starts with Astrid a pregnant widow. Many trials and tribulations occur on the way to a happy ending. I did figure out the villain quite early on, but not all of his villainy. In addition, for once in a Burrowes book. It was the hero who I wanted to slap for idiocy, rather than the heroin [...]

    21. Oh myAndrew, Andrew, Andrew. Such a stubborn man. A very good book. I want to call it 'introspective' as Andrew does a lot of soul searching due to some misconceptions from the boating accident the took the lives of much of his family when he was 15. Astrid has loved Andrew since she met him. She has more patience and fortitude than most, which is good because she needs every bit to deal with Andrew. Elegant writing, beautiful storytelling, fully developed characters complete with flaws. Very go [...]

    22. Andrew believes himself responsible for a death that occurred when he was 15, and so he runs away from people who love him and, in fact, need him. This book is about returning home and facing it all.There's no humor to lighten his grief and despair; it's a pretty heavy book. In all honesty I skipped about half of it.

    23. Andrew and Astrid are attracted to each other when their siblings are involved and get married. Andrew takes off to travel the world and Astrid marries another man. When he suddenly dies at the same time as Andrew’s return they are thrown together because of the danger to Astrid.

    24. Did love this one as much as Gareth and I really did see a different Andrew than what we saw in the previous book

    25. I had already read and fallen in love with Douglas: Lord of Heartachebefore this one, so I just got really angry every time the characters accused him of wrongdoing without proof. I know, I know, I was unfairly biased, but in all honesty, Andrew pissed me off anyway. There's a distressing trend in these Lonely Lords books and that trend is miscommunication between the main characters, as well as characters denying themselves for stupid/bad reasons. I don't get it; it makes for meaningless angst, [...]

    26. As reviewed for Romantic Historical ReviewsAndrew and his brother, Gareth, share a sad family history. Years ago, a tragic boating accident killed six people, including five members of their family. While Gareth wasn't present, Andrew was, and managed to rescue his mother. They were they only two survivors. Though he was only fifteen years old at the time, Andrew is carrying a heavy load of guilt, because there is more to this accident than is generally known.As an adult, Andrew meets seventeen- [...]

    27. Like another reviewer said, Grace Burrowes books vary a lot in quality. Some I love but definitely not this one.Lord Andrew returns home after years of traveling the world, travels which were an attempt to avoid the woman he loves and his family because of guilt and worthlessness he feels over something he did in the past. When he finally returns, he finds that the woman he loves is in danger and he seeks to protect her even though he insists he can never be a husband to her. The good things: Th [...]

    28. Andrew is haunted by the boating accident thirteen years ago that almost wiped out his whole family. Nine dead including grandfather, father, and oldest son. Gareth was not on the boat and inherited the main title but title heavy he petitioned for Andrew to have an earldom and a barony with entailed estates.Astrid Worthington held a special place in Andrew's heart but he did not deserve her or any woman's love. While Andrew fled to any country any where trying to escape the horrors of his despis [...]

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