Review: The Most Eligible Lord in London (The Lords of London #1) by Ella Quinn - .Red Wine & Books

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Review: The Most Eligible Lord in London (The Lords of London #1) by Ella Quinn


Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Zebra (March 31, 2020)

From Goodreads.com:  In this captivating new Regency trilogy, bestselling author Ella Quinn picks up where her beloved Worthingtons series left off, as three Lords of London discover true love at last...

Handsome, rakish, incorrigibly flirtatious—Fredrick, Lord Littleton, is notorious. Lady Adeline Wivenly is resolved to keep him at arm’s length during her first Season—until she overhears another woman’s plot to trick him into marriage. Even a rogue is undeserving of such deception, and Adeline feels obliged to warn him—only to find herself perilously attracted...

In the past, Littleton’s charm nearly got him leg-shackled to the wrong woman. Now he’s positive he’s found the right one, for Adeline is everything he wants and needs in a wife. Her sense of justice is so strong she agrees to help him despite her mistrust. But can the ton’s most elusive lord convince the lady he is finally serious about marriage—as long as she will be his bride?



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My Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

On the whole, this book was good. The characters were solid, and while there was definitely chemistry between Fredrick - Frits to his friends, and Adeline, it wasn't one of those instances where they instantly fell in love with one another. In fact, Adeline spends most of the book coming up with reasons not to succumb to his attentions (or her attraction to him). 

Because of this, I enjoyed watching him try to win her over. From the little things like sending her flowers, and taking her to get ices; to the more obvious asking her to stand up with him at balls and taking her for carriage rides it was the kind of slow-burn romance that makes for a good story. It was also amusing to watch the way that Littleton was about to thwart the plans of Adeline's other (nefarious) suitor at every turn. 

Now we come to the aspects of this book that I didn't enjoy. To begin with, some of the names were VERY similar. When you have a Lord Turner as well as a Lord Turley; and a Lord Littleton with a Mr.Lettsome it quickly becomes confusing. More than once I had to go back and re-read a passage to determine who the author was talking about. Then there is the unnecessary drama surrounding a background character who not only still owns slaves, but allows them to be whipped in the street. While I can understand why the whipping scene would be included as it shows the depth of Fredrick's character, the subsequent drama that results just isn't needed in my opinion, especially when there had already been drama surrounding one of Adeline's other suitors early on in the story. 

All things considered, this was a strong start to a new series that I believe fans of the genre will adore. 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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              The Most Eligible Lord in London is available from Amazon.com

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