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Lucky in Love

Lucky in Love

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by Cari Hislop

The twenty-six year old Edmund, Earl of Warenne, accepts a challenge to win an impossible wager. At the risk of losing his favourite snuff box and being saddled with an ugly wife, Edmund agrees to court a desperate old maid, sight unseen, and have his honourable marriage proposal rejected in front of witnesses. He knows he’ll win; he’s lucky as well as


The twenty-six year old Edmund, Earl of Warenne, accepts a challenge to win an impossible wager. At the risk of losing his favourite snuff box and being saddled with an ugly wife, Edmund agrees to court a desperate old maid, sight unseen, and have his honourable marriage proposal rejected in front of witnesses. He knows he’ll win; he’s lucky as well as thorough. Not really wanting to be saddled with an unpleasant life companion, he decides to take extreme measures to ensure that the old maid finds his offer unpalatable. Fate flips its coin. Edmund’s natural optimism is put to the test as the coin is caught with tragedy facing upward. Will he be able to see the lucky side of life when he realises that sometimes to win is to lose?

Miss Priscilla Stanley is doomed. She’s the unluckiest woman ever born. If something good happens to her, she knows that if she waits long enough, something bad will come of it. She’s very pretty with alluring curves, but she counts these blessings as curses, because they attract all the wrong kind of men. She isn’t penniless; as soon as she marries, she’ll receive a two thousand pound annuity left to her by her parents, but without a husband this fortune is frozen. Penniless, she’s forced to live with her aunt and uncle, who view her as a harbinger of ill fortune. They hope to be rid of her before their house burns down or they die in a horrid accident. Unbeknown to Priscilla, her uncle has agreed to pay her cousin Donald five thousand pounds if he can find a man to marry her and take her away. Priscilla has had many offers of marriage, but as ill-luck would have it none of them took her to the altar. Fate appears to be nothing more than a heartless fiend who finds great pleasure in poking Priscilla with a stick, but when the Earl of Warenne comes to pay his addresses something strange starts to happen. Has she been the unluckiest woman in the world, or the luckiest?

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I’m an American married to an adorable English Goblin who makes me laugh every day. I’m an artist with a degree in fashion design, but I’ve always been a story teller. Stories are everywhere; in every scent, every glimpse out of the corner of the eye. The most magical moments of my life have been born of ‘what if?’. I’ve been making up stories as long as I can remember, but I was ten before I 'wrote' my first story. It was a romance - the young girl’s parents are killed by a plane falling on their house so of course she moves to England. Don’t ask me where she got the money or the passport! I knew I wanted to grow up to be an author. All my artistic talents converge on my favorite subject: people. I find both individuals and general humanity endlessly fascinating. My genre: Regency romances (historical romances set in late Georgian England) Rated: PG13 (PG13 as in 1985) Style: Each of my stories tend to have their own humor depending on the character's personalities, but they always make me laugh. My plots are character driven and my stories evolve with the characters. Other than the hero and heroine somehow ending up together at the end, I never know what will really happen in the story until it happens. Note: After much deliberation I decided to use English spelling rather than American English spelling in my stories. This will sadly irritate some people, but the USA is the only country to use American spelling while the rest of the English speaking world uses English spelling. I don't think of my books as a series, but all my characters inhabit the same Regency Universe. Most of the main characters are either related or know of each other so my stories often intertwine. If you ever have any questions about my stories or would like to receive an e-mail to let you know I've finished a book please e-mail me at... cari.hislop@regencyromancenovels.com Happy Reading! Cari Hislop

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Lucky in Love 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 224 reviews.
Cherie47 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a different type of romance. The hero was not a warrior, He was just a young man who was a little excentric. That is what made this book a nice love story.I don't always have to have a steamy sex in a book to make it a nice to read. The other books have an nice excentric loving father, why not a hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get so tired of "heaving bosoms" and "strapping muscles"; this book is about an attractive old maid who is the unwitting butt of a cruel wager. The hero is not a pansy, but someone who has always been lucky and never had to deal with unforseen trials. This book is a what all love stories should strive for: humor, overcoming obstacles, a sympathetic villain and true love eventually prevailing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I howled in laughter at the antics of the male and female leads in this books. Really it appears to be more real than a majority of romance novels out there with the perfect alpha male. The book occasionally flounded with siiliness but it was a fun afternoon read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the heroines were refreshing and more realistic. Edmunds OCD and Priscilla's insecurities made them, in my opinion, an ideal match. And even though the Duke was a cad you kind of end up feeling sorry for him. Most romances are predictable. Of course they are. That's why we love them. We want to root for the under dog. We want true love to win over all. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a very sweet (and chaste) story, I would recommmend it to pass a lazy afternoon. For free you cant beat it, but having read romance of all kinds for so long I found it wanting a little heat! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't kniw why I liked this book but it made me smile It wa simply written
rp33 More than 1 year ago
A nice romance good for an evening
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
QUICK - CLEAN -ROMANCE STORY! At times, I wanted to stop reading, because there was a lot of conflict, and I felt stressed over all the ups and downs. But, I hung in there and am glad I did. This story moves fast. Our "H" has OCD, which I am familiar with since I have a brother with it. It's unusual to have a "H" with this affliction. Our "h" is unsure of herself, she is misunderstood, feels insecure and unloved. Then all of a sudden, she has 3 men wanting to marry her. This is a clean story, only kisses, and sometimes that is refreshing in a story. I felt a connection to both our H/h from the beginning. You will enjoy this different type of love story. (ljb)
8ooknerd More than 1 year ago
a cute story about a man with an obsessive compulsive disorder that falls in love with an old maid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest to finish reading. I read it a while back but I still remember the plot and the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd hate to think that in real life, the Lords & other "gentlemen" would have their way with the wenches and force a woman to marry, without love. The villain is that way. Even the good guy didn't have 2nd thoughts of prior sexual encounters with whomever would "warn his bed." Strange story but it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
was a good book with great characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was a good read but I found the author made Edmund into too much of a wuss.
Tatia Moore More than 1 year ago
Although a predictable love story, I enjoyed this romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was thankfully free. While the story was good and I enjoyed it, I never really connected with Lucky. He's kind of arrogant, but naive at the same time and this discrepancy didn't work for me. By arrogant I mean he never seemed to think that anything could ever go wrong for him and everyone else was always at fault.
sremelts More than 1 year ago
I am an avid romance reader and there are few books that I struggle to finish but this book was definitely one of them. The "hero" is anything but. The entire time I spent reading this book I was looking for that elusive quality that makes you fall in love with the character. It never came, in the end all the hero was was a pathetic pansy that I just felt sorry for. I also felt sorry for the heroine for having to be stuck with him!
NCreaderSF More than 1 year ago
Light reading. Something to just enjoy. No heavy, hidden message.
Kristin Mason More than 1 year ago
Nice historical romance. I just wish the male main character wasn't such a pansy. He really needed to stop blubbering so much. Overall, good book for a rainy day.
jakibookworm More than 1 year ago
very romantic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good read on a rainy day.
rayvn More than 1 year ago
I am so happy I didn't have to buy this book! It started off cute and funny and very promising. Then it got bad... the male character cried and I just wished the he was a bit more masculine... I also wished there was a little more romance in it.
avid_readerMB More than 1 year ago
after the frist 5 pages I almost didn't read on - very stilted and not extremely tempting. I did read on, however. some of the plot was interesting, but the male character turns a little weak, and the writing wasn't very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually liked this book! It's a different kind a love story, one where the guy (Lucky, that's his nickname) falls head over heals for Pricilla the old maid. It's really cute, and you're cheering them on till the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise was ok and I think a good story could have been created but the characters and scenes were stupid and juvenile.