Review: Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley

Print Length: 300 pages
Publisher: WebMotion (April 11, 2017)

From 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

My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

These two characters were an absolute joy to get to know! They were both equally well-rounded and well- developed characters that made the story more enjoyable. I enjoyed the circumstances surrounding their marriage, and the way they found a way to forge a friendship despite their odds. 

Even the secondary characters added something to the overall enjoyment of the story, from the way Charlotte's mother interacted with them, to the way Anthony's family was wiling to sell everything left in their possession to help him spoke a lot about loyalty and the bonds of family. I also enjoyed the unorthodox ways that Charlotte and Anthony were able to find employment. 

With witty banter between the characters, and overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds to forge a lasting love, this story will definitely appeal to those who enjoy a well written historical romance novel. I would read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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