Monday, March 23, 2020

BOOK REVIEW- Lord of Chance: Regency Romance Novel (Rogues to Riches Book 1) by Erica Ridley

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 Disguised as a country miss, Charlotte Devon flees London, desperate to leave her tattered reputation behind. In Scotland, her estranged father’s noble blood will finally make her a respectable debutante. Except she finds herself accidentally wed to a devil-may-care rogue with a sinful smile. He’s the last thing she needs…and everything her traitorous heart desires.

Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.   AMAZON LINK
                                  4 STARS

Let me be clear..I liked it but not as real high on the chart.  It did have plenty of emotions, interesting main characters who have NOT had an easy life.  Anthony has not only lived on and by his gambling luck but also on his  very real charm.  He is also very upbeat, funny and always looking for the positive no matter how desperate the situations are. I did like how he treated Charlotte so well.  He was more of a gentleman than the so called gentlemen.   He never treated her as worthless because of her upbringing.  I have to admit the gambling bothered me but we also got to see some changes that he is trying to bring about in that area.  Not an easy thing for him.
In the story we did get a very good feel for how Charlotte has a longing to be loved, respected and to have a respectable family.
See?  It did have some good points even though at times I found it a bit hard to stay in the story as things did get kind of odd at times. 

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