Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley (review by Kristi)

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About the book:  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.

The single title 2017 release is an expanded “Author Edition” of the story that first appeared in the Scandal’s Daughters anthology.

Kindle Edition, 199 pages                         Published April 11, 2017


My review:  Erica Ridley is fast becoming my favorite author in this genre. Lord of Chance is a perfect example of why. Fun characters, an appealing storyline, and great writing made this an entertaining and quick read.

I enjoyed spending time with the characters in this book. They had great chemistry and I loved the banter between them. They were so easy to like and care about. I really liked the fact there wasn’t a lot of tension between them and they were just two lonely and lost souls that found each other. I loved that they wanted to help each other out. For me, it is so frustrating to read books in this genre where the hero/heroine dislike each other at the beginning or there’s a lot of tension so the fact that the author didn’t follow that route was so refreshing.

Erica Ridley has a writing style that is easy to read. The book flows effortlessly from beginning to end. I enjoyed the pace of the story throughout the book. It was easy to stay engrossed in the story and made for a quick read. I was able to read this book in just a couple of sittings.

This book does contain a couple of adult scenes in it.  I thought they were tastefully done and fit in the story well.  I was not bothered at all by them.

If you haven’t read any books by Erica Ridley then pick this one up and give it a try. I think you will be pleased with the story and the writing. This is a fun read.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.


About the author:  Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.  When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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