“Welcome, ladies, the next few weeks will decide your future. But before all that, let me introduce you to my son, Nicholas. To one of you, he’ll be a future husband. To the rest, a nightmare who will haunt your dreams for whatever time you have left.”
Victoria, born into a life of luxury, is about to discover that this will cost her a chance of freedom. She’s been hidden away to protect her virtue. Will the sheltered life leave her struggling in upcoming trials?
Nicholas is the son of a Duke. He’ll inherit the title on his thirtieth birthday. He’s been prepared for this moment all his life, but he didn’t count on falling for one of the girls he has to torture to choose a bride.
The ‘Legacy of Succession’ is a dark romantic suspense novel set in a corrupted aristocratic family. Nicholas is arrogant and driven; Victoria is the chaste rich girl. Together, can they free themselves of a society intent on corruption and inflicting pain that’ll destroy more than just their lives?
Let’s build a better world together rather than just extinguish the fires of hate.
Please note that this book feature scenes that some reader may find disturbing,
Review by Becky
I was given a copy of the book for my honest review.
WOW!!! The arrogance of self-importance of what some people think and feel of themselves. Whew! Anna, the story you told is fantastic. The old man Duke and even the fathers of the girls were assholes. You could see glimpses of the good and distaste in the Earl early on. It was so very sad the way William was treated because of this autism, yet we all know that even in today’s society when we have all the information available to us, people will shun others who are different. The differences are what make the world go around.
Elizabeth, in doing everything for greed. Elizabeth was trained by her father and knew what would be expected of her. She played the role just perfectly. What a bitch! She got what she deserved. Poor Amelia. She was also trained by her father and knew what would be expected of her. She did the only thing she could think of that would put to rest her torment. Amelia had a good soul.
Now Victoria…..she was kept isolated and was not trained by her father. The events of what would be before her were unknown to her. Victoria was a strong woman and would not be broken by the evil of the people and events. Through everything that happened she and the Earl, Nicholas, would fall in love. Their love would not come without torment and conflicts. Their hearts would overcome.
Anna, a wonderful story and so very well written. I am anxiously awaiting to see how William and Tamara’s story evolves! Wonderful series!!!
I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.
In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels.
I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel.
I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my hero’s hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demur but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series.
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