Lord of Chance

Lord of Chance

by Erica Ridley

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BN ID: 2940157202491
Publisher: WebMotion
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Series: Rogues to Riches , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,594
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Erica Ridley is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of heartwarming historical romance novels. Her most popular series include the Dukes of War, Rogues to Riches, and the 12 Dukes of Christmas, featuring charming peers, dashing war heroes, and delightful scoundrels. When not immersed in a book, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Central America, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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Lord of Chance 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book in one sitting. Ms. Ridley weaves a delightful tale. Loved Anthony and Charlotte's adventure to happily ever after. Enjoyed guest appearances of some of the characters from Ms. Ridley's Dukes of War series. Can't wait to read this entire series. Might even re-visit the Dukes of War.
ViperSpaulding 5 months ago
Unexpected love makes for a terrific romance! It took me a while to really love Anthony, but only because the author wrote him as such a conflicted character that he keeps his true self well hidden behind his public facade. Like Charlotte, he's trying to find a better way of life than what he's been dealt, and never expected to find it at a gambling table just over the Scottish border. Charlotte has invested her whole heart, her whole identity, in finding the man she believes to be her father. She certainly didn't expect to find herself married to a virtual stranger, especially one who seems so irresponsible, but it was only with his help that she was able to discover the truth of her search. These two never would have chosen each other had fate not intervened, but it's apparent to all that they're absolutely perfect together. It's a testament to the quality of the writing that this author could give these characters such complex backgrounds and make them so relatable while still adhering to the stultifying societal restrictions of the era. There's quite a bit of insightful and witty humor sprinkled throughout, and the intimate moments are just steamy enough to be illuminating while remaining true to the characters. The attention to detail is amazing, lending an air of authenticity that transports the reader back in time. I had a lot of fun reading this book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
4 stars
Anonymous 7 months ago
The cadence of this story was great. I really enjoyed the blend of humor with the angst of the situations. I was entertained the whole way through and will look forward to additional stories. Thank you Erica
Anonymous 7 months ago
I loved reading Charlottesville and Anthony's story.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This was a good romance story with a plot that was interesting. The characters were developed, interesting, humorous and likeable. It was nice to see the characters develop a relationship with eachother that wasn't focused on sex. How refreshing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it, was a little slow getting into it.
Mary17 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book. A few of the last chapters have some sexual content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlotte is trying to find the father she's never met when circumstances bring Anthony into her life. Anthony is an inverterate gambler and deeply in debt. They say that they're married to avoid trouble, but a little known Scottish law makes it true. Charlotte and Anthony are delightful characters and they each grow to meet the challenges they face. I admire Anthony's determination to be worthy of his wife before they consummates their marriage. He seeks out any job no matter how menial, to pay his debts. Charlotte makes a place for herself in society by using her common sense to help ladies of the ton settle domestic difficulties. I look forward to reading the rest of the series soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vharacters with depth!
abEC More than 1 year ago
not a bad read...like her other books better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. Getting ready to look for more of this authors books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this read. Characters' sense of humor along with story line made enjoyable read. Kind of refreshing that detailed sex scenes were absent for a change
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This intertwining reality in a Regency Romance is usually not there, so this was very interesting and great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story with such sweet characters. A fun read and I enjoyed it.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
Lord Of Chance by Erica Ridley is as expected, fantastic. Ms Ridley has once again wow'd me with her story telling abilities. This is a well-written book loaded with amazing characters. Charlotte and Anthony's story is full of drama, bits of suspense, a little humor and spice. I totally enjoyed reading Lord Of Chance and look forward to reading more from Erica Ridley in the future. Lord Of Chance is book 1 of the Rogues To Riches Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
Anthony is looking to change his fortune and wins a game of chance while finding himself a bride. Charlotte finds herself on an adventure as their feelings for each other blossom. So enjoy the Regency worlds this author creates with the characters with their trials and pathways. Good start of a series. Looking forward to the second book. Ebook from Net Galley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
LadyC More than 1 year ago
Book 1 of the Rogue to Riches Series was such an enjoyable read! It starts off with a chance meeting and an accidental marriage between Anthony and Charlotte. Charlotte is full of romantic hopes and dreams and gets shackled to a man who appears to care for nothing and spends his coin irresponsibly. It was so much fun to read and get to know them more-people are not always who they appear to be. It was complex story with complex characters and themes that are relevant today. Looking forward to the next in the series!!
LampshadeReader More than 1 year ago
Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley, made me laugh out loud and seriously had me falling in love with the affable, yet flawed, lead character Anthony. I found my new book boyfriend by reading this book and hope that you do too…if I feel like sharing him that is. Did I mention that I loved Anthony? Okay, so he has a bit of a gambling problem. He just.can’t.help.himself. It’s a serious problem that haunts him throughout the story. That might be a deal breaker, because at times I was disappointed in him. But a hero that knows that he has a problem and actively tries to redeem himself is good enough for me. I do believe it becomes good enough for Charlotte as well. Both of these characters were endearing and that’s hard to come by sometimes. I loved that she believed in Anthony and she actually trusted him! *gasp* I know. Lately, trust tropes–or lack thereof–are the main issue in romances. Bo-ring! She knew about his gambling and when they both find themselves “stuck” with each other, she makes the best of it. No pouting, and no absolute mistrust. He said that he wouldn’t gamble, he tries to keep his word, and she does not falter either. Even when his character comes into question. She trusts her own heart and trusts his. I loved that practical outcome. LOVED! I also loved their dialogue. A story rarely makes me giggle and laugh out loud. Case in point: “And that is what you get for assuming all prodigal rakes act precisely the same way. Let that be a lesson to you.” He shook a finger at her. She fell back against the mattress with a moan. “Why on earth are you awake?” “Hmm, I’m not sure,” he said. “Did you miss the part about my legs dangling into the abyss all night or the bit about my neck bones being fused at an odd angle? The next time we share a room, I”m taking the bed.” “Then where do I sleep?” she asked tartly. “Also the bed.” He turned back to the looking glass to dry his face. “Do try to pay attention.” “Do try to stop dreaming.” This type of dialogue never dries up. This lightheartedness keeps throughout the story even in times where it gets more serious. It does not detract from the story, but their character personalities stay constant. Character growth also takes place. After all, he has gambling debts and she has social issues. Overall, not a bad start to a series. Hope they are all this fun to read. *Voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.*
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley is a most excellent new Regency series. #1 in "Rogues to Riches". **"The single title 2017 release is an expanded "Author Edition" of the story that first appeared in the Scandal's Daughters anthology."** Charlotte Devon desperate to leave London and her tattered reputation behind, flees London to Scotland, in hopes of finding her estranged father,. She is hoping his noble blood will finally make her respectable. Anthony Fairfax, a charming rake, with a gambling problem, meets Charlotte, while on vacation. Hoping to find his fortune…and escape his creditors, but he founds himself married to Charlotte instead. Well written, engaging characters, and the plot is mysterious, enticing and intriguing. A well thought out story of addiction, estrangement, passion, secrets, with laugh out loud moments and romance. Will they be able to leave their past demons behind, find their HEA? Or will all be lost? A very enjoyable read with characters that will capture your heart and hold you glued to the pages of "Lord of Chance". Anthony and Charotte are definitely flawed characters but they are also lovable and Anthony is redeemable. I can't wait to read Book 2. Strongly recommended. A must read for Regency Romance fans. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley is a most excellent new Regency series. #1 in "Rogues to Riches". **"The single title 2017 release is an expanded "Author Edition" of the story that first appeared in the Scandal's Daughters anthology."** Charlotte Devon desperate to leave London and her tattered reputation behind, flees London to Scotland, in hopes of finding her estranged father,. She is hoping his noble blood will finally make her respectable. Anthony Fairfax, a charming rake, with a gambling problem, meets Charlotte, while on vacation. Hoping to find his fortune…and escape his creditors, but he founds himself married to Charlotte instead. Well written, engaging characters, and the plot is mysterious, enticing and intriguing. A well thought out story of addiction, estrangement, passion, secrets, with laugh out loud moments and romance. Will they be able to leave their past demons behind, find their HEA? Or will all be lost? A very enjoyable read with characters that will capture your heart and hold you glued to the pages of "Lord of Chance". Anthony and Charotte are definitely flawed characters but they are also lovable and Anthony is redeemable. I can't wait to read Book 2. Strongly recommended. A must read for Regency Romance fans. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. Charlotte and Anthony accidentally end up married and it is the last thing that either of them wanted. but they end up making the best of it and falling in love. I have to say that I don't think I have ever seen such a happy go lucky hero in a story before. It was like nothing bothered Anthony in the least. Of course there were issued that needed to be solved, like how was Anthony going to get the money that he needed to get out of debt and how was Charlotte going to find her father? Another great read by Ridley. I'm excited to see what the rest of the series will bring.
Joana_Varela More than 1 year ago
I've received an eARC in exchange for this honest review. If I put aside one aspect of this book, I have to say I liked it. In general, it kept me interested and had a compelling story - an unwanted marriage that puts two people together and made them work towards one goal - separating. This, however, changed and became more than just a facade wedding. My main problem was with the hero, Anthony Fairfax. He's a gambler, and he does it almost (not to say completely) without thinking. It's very hard for me to believe that he would stop so easily just because of Charlotte - and this is shown in a scene in the book. That made the story quite improbable to me, which made me question the entire plot. As I said, I had an aspect of the book that put it off for me, and this was it. Apart from that, Anthony is the charming hero type, and Charlotte a strong woman that is looking for her father as a way of helping her and more so to discover herself. They go through several adventures together and he considers her his Lady Luck. It's a well written book that gives you a good time, but with me not really liking gamblers it just wasn't as pleasant as it could have been.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlotte, the daughter of a courtesan, yearns to be respected and accepted. Finding her father, she believes, would give her the respectability she craves. Anthony is seeking lady luck, at the gaming tables while he's on vacation. The two meet in Scotland and make the mistake of announcing they are married. Or is it a mistake? Arresting, exciting historical romance! A different historical romance where the ton is mentioned but the story focused on common people. Charlotte and Anthony grow up together and learn what's really important. Loved it! Voluntarily read an ARC thru Netgalley and publisher for an honest review.
Theardentreader More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this, the first book in the Rogues to Riches series. I think I appreciated the fact that it wasn't centered on the highest echelons of the haute ton. Most characters would, I think, be considered middle or lower middle class. The heroine in this one is actually much lower class, only because the children always suffer the consequences of their parents actions. The main female lead in this book is Charlotte Devon. Her mother is a well-known courtesan. Charlotte decides that the only way to get any sort of peace from the disparaging looks and snide comments, not to mention the men who assumed she was the same as her mother, is to find her father. She remembers her mother saying he was a laird. She had a necklace and earrings that belong to him so she is sure she can find him in Scotland. On her search, she meets a man at a gambling table and wins the entire pot on a fluke. This man is Anthony Fairfax. In a strange twist of fate, they end up married! The story is fresh and sweet. I enjoyed the characters immensely. Mr. Fairfax is an upbeat sort of person. Nothing gets him down for long. Miss Devon is a victim of circumstance. Great ending with a bit of a twist! I think you will enjoy this one! I know I did! 5 stars for me Courtesy copy provided. But I loved it so much that I purchased it as well!