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review 2017-07-07 21:59
Short Historical Romance
Romancing the Rogue - Erica Ridley

Romancing The Rogue is another fantastic read by Erica Ridley.  This is a fairly short read, a great choice for historical romance fans with limited time for reading.  Ms Ridley has delivered a well-written book and loaded it with amazing, lovable characters.  Rebecca and Daniel's story is full of drama, nuggets of humor and a little spice.  I enjoyed reading Romancing The Rogue and look forward to my next book by Erica Ridley.  Romancing The Rogue is book 2 in the Gothic Historical Romance Series but can be read as a standalone.

This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read an InstaFreebie copy of this book.

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review 2017-05-24 07:41
Review 4/5 stars: Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches, #1) by Erica Ridley
Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches Book 1) - Erica Ridley

This is sort of a re-release since it first appeared in the Scandal’s Daughters Anthology, but fret not as this “is an expanded ‘Author Edition.’"

Charming and complex characters, well-told story, and not your usual rags to riches plot make this a delightful and engaging story. Anthony was a gambler down on his luck and up to his neck in debt when he met Charlotte. They were both fleeing from a dark past at the same time that they were looking for a different, brighter future. Unfortunately a play of words in a foreign place bound them together into marriage and their hopes at a brighter future just tumbled down.

The romance itself was emotive and believable. They grew to care for each other over a feasible amount of time to the point of willing to sacrifice their love for the sake of each other’s happiness. If anything, the only thing I didn’t find plausible is that they spent a lot of time together, alone, in a bedchamber, and there was no mention of any kind of sexual frustration. There were plenty of good reasons why the deed wasn’t done but I would have thought some tension would have been more palpable. Other than that, I loved their relationship because more than anything they were friends and they supported each other, even when they could become pariahs in society.

The settings were rich in detail and the story had that fluidity that I love because it keeps me engrossed in the story. I also loved that it dealt with deep themes such as addiction and prejudice yet it kept a light side and didn’t turn into a sob-inducing story. I do believe addiction is a tough subject and even harder to overcome however I’ve also witnessed that given the right circumstances and for the right reasons a person can actually beat it. That’s one of the reason I don’t think Anthony’s recovery was that far-fetched and it could very much have happened quickly indeed.

Twists and turns and the fact the story definitely did not have the ending I expected make this a most delightful and entertaining read and I definitely recommend it to those looking for a well-told, unique, romantic story.

*** I received this book from the author at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***

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review 2017-05-09 00:00
Lord of Pleasure
Lord of Pleasure - Erica Ridley Erica Ridley is a pleasant surprise. "Lord of Pleasure" is the first book by this author that I read. This historical romance is well-paced and engaging. It's very easy to relate to the main characters. They show their true selves when they have their masks on (literally). They didn't like each other, or even themselves, when they performed the part society expected them to. Yet, when they didn't have the burden of public expectations on them, they easily fell in love.
I also liked the heroine's sisters. Very amusing.
Sometimes, when reading this genre, I get bored around the middle of the plot: that was not the case with this book. It was a pleasure to read it.

I received an ARC edition from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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review 2017-05-02 00:00
Lord of Pleasure
Lord of Pleasure - Erica Ridley Eat your heart out Cinderella, you've just met your match. Camellia is a late bloomer, but when she breaks free her wallflower status quickly falls by the wayside. A masquerade ball, a sexy rake, a scandalous wager and liaison take her from the shadows to the spotlight. Her heart and reputation will never be the same. Lord of Pleasure dances it way into a classic as it scandalizes and romances as it succeeds in casting an enchanting spell.
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review 2017-04-25 23:40
Great historical romance!!
Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches) (Volum... Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches) (Volume 1) - Erica Ridley

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.

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