Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley (Rogues to Riches, #1)

Lord of Chance
by Erica Ridley
Series: Rogues to Riches - Book 1
Publisher: WebMotion (April 11, 2017)
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 232 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.

 Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley (Rogues to Riches, #1)
Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches, #1)He is far from the typical hero and she is far from a helpless damsel in distress, together they are an adorable and endearing match made in Erica Ridley’s LORD OF CHANCE! Anthony Fairfax is in big financial trouble, after having a very costly run of bad luck gambling. Far from the rogue he portrays, he has family obligations he must meet and as his debt increases, so do the risks he must take to stay one step ahead of his creditors.

Charlotte Devon’s life has been one of guilt by association, being the daughter of a courtesan and now she is determined to find her father, with only some ruby jewelry and a name of the man who never wanted to claim her as his own.

It is at the gaming tables that Anthony and Charlotte meet and not only did Charlotte win his money, she may have won the man in more ways than one. He was only trying to protect her virtue, but the words they declared that night bound them in ways they never could have imagined.
As Anthony stays one step ahead of his creditors and Charlotte gets one step closer to knowing who her father is, their bond grows, as they banter and bicker across the countryside in search of her elusive father.

Looking for a charming Rake with a heart of gold? Want a strong-willed woman who yearns for love and acceptance? Erica Ridley has brought them to life in one of her best tales yet as once again, she blends personality, charm, humor and that electric attraction between two deserving characters who fit together like a hand and glove! From start to finish, this tale from the past is magnetic and these characters carry a passion for life and love that will bring both tears and joys to readers’ faces. Not too heavy, not too stiff and formal, pure reading entertainment from Erica Ridley, again!

I received an ARC edition from WebMotion in exchange for my honest review.

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