Lord of Chance

Lord of Chance Erica Ridley
  • Title: Lord of Chance
  • Author: Erica Ridley
  • ISBN: 9781943794034
  • Page: 398
  • Format: ebook
  • Lord of Chance Erica Ridley Lord of Chance 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 debutan
    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.CharminDisguised 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.
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    About Erica Ridley


    1. Get freebies and 99 deals at ericaridley club99Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best selling author of historical romance novels In her new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, sigh worthy Regency rogues sweep strong willed young ladies into whirlwind romance with rollicking adventure.Fan favorite Dukes of War features charming peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.


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    1. I m a big Erica Ridley fan, but this isn t her strongest work, IMO Don t get me wrong, this is a very decent, readable story, but there was that special something that was just missing for me I love the forced accidental marriage trope, and Lord of Chance had just that The two MCs had a pretty uneventful dynamic from the start though they experienced lots of twists and turns of circumstance together, there is very little relationship drama, which is surprising considering they didn t know each o [...]

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    2. Review For Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley is book One in the Rogues to Riches series This is the story of Charlotte Devon and Anthony Fairfax Anthony is the brother to Sarah Fairfax who was the main female character in The Brigadier s Runaway Bride which was book Five The Dukes of War series But you don t have to have read that book to enjoy this one I just wanted to point the connection out in case you have read that one and would like to read Anthony s story Anth [...]

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    3. I ve given this a C at AAR, so 3.5 starsErica Ridley s Lord of Chance is the first in a new series from the author entitled Rogues to Riches Our rogue this time out is one Mister not Lord so what s with the title Anthony Fairfax, a charming but rather rackety young man whose appetite for gaming has seen him run up such large debts in London that he has travelled to Scotland in order to try to win enough money to enable him to repay them and return home.While enjoying a reasonable streak of luck [...]

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    4. I ve given this a B for narration and a C for content at AudioGalsIn Lord of Chance, the first in Erica Ridley s new Rogues to Riches series, we are introduced to the handsome, charming Anthony Fairfax, a somewhat rackety young man who supports himself and his family by means of an inveterate gambling habit Ms Ridley has already released a number of her books in audio format her Dukes of War series, narrated by Stevie Zimmermann but this is the first I ve listened to and I have to say that the r [...]

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    5. THANK YOU NETGALLEY AND ERICA RIDLEY for a copy of Lord of ChanceHuge Improvement Writing I liked the way this story was written I learned a few new words Always a huge plus for me I still don t think the writing style reflects the correct era, but that s okay By the way, I really dislike the cover It s kinda cheezy 3rd person narration 2 POVs.Characters I totally fell in love and out of love with Anthony throughout the book I swooned for his sarcasm, sweet words and hands Ahem I disliked him fo [...]

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    6. This review was originally posted on un Conventional BookviewsLord of Chance is a fantastic start to Ridley s new historical romance series I loved both Charlotte and Anthony, their vulnerabilities were so well hidden they hardly even noticed them any themselves.Lord of Chance showed the backside of the ton, of how it was to try to live up to the ideals of people who could change their mind on a whim Anthony had fled London for Scotland to escape his creditors An inveterate card player, he owed [...]

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    7. Three and a half stars.Charlotte Devon is the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish Laird and a courtesan She has fled London and her mother to try to find her father She knows little other than his surname and the fact that he gave her mother a ruby necklace and matching earrings In a Scottish Inn she stumbles across a group of gentlemen playing three card Brag.Mr Anthony Fairfax is a gentleman who has supported his family since he was 14 years old by gambling Unfortunately, his luck has run dry [...]

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    8. Loved it loved it loved it I absolutely adored this book It s incredibly well written and so much funnier than many historical romance novels The writing really is exceptional and the plot surrounding the story is well executed and very unique We are introduced to Charlotte Devon A young woman who desperately wishes to be become a respectable and fashionable woman in her society But as fate decided, she was born from a prostitute mother And because of that, the people never wished to know who e [...]

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    9. He is far from the typical hero and she is far from a helpless damsel in distress, together they are an adorable and endearing match made in Erica Ridley s LORD OF CHANCE Anthony Fairfax is in big financial trouble, after having a very costly run of bad luck gambling Far from the rogue he portrays, he has family obligations he must meet and as his debt increases, so do the risks he must take to stay one step ahead of his creditors Charlotte Devon s life has been one of guilt by association, bein [...]

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    10. Tender and true in the end Not quite a rags to riches story, in fact almost the opposite When two young people in a Scottish border town discover the distinct disadvantage to having a lack of knowledge about the local laws and customs, their lives change unequivocally Inveterate gambler Anthony Fairfax is trying to gain enough money to pay his vowels to a London gambling house A gentlemanly sense of duty to a damsel in distress and the looming certainty of danger to his person has him falsely de [...]

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    11. This was a fun story about an accidental marriage between a rake in dire straits and a woman born ruined I enjoyed this novel and liked both protagonists from the start.

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    12. ARC REVIEW First book of Erica Ridley s Rouges to Riches series As much as I love Erica Ridley I was almost hesitant to read this book, I blame the blurb it just didn t appeal to me, but being I love Erica Ridley I picked it up and read it and I ll be damned if it s not one of the best one of hers I ve read Call me slow, I may or may not have known this beforehand and I just forgot, because I do that sometimes, but Anthony Fairfax is none other than the brother to Sarah Fairfax of The Brigadier [...]

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    13. Anthony Fairfax is in a gambling hell, on the border between Scotland and England, where he is gambling Again Gambling is Anthony s way of supporting his family, and the difference between living decently or in the gutter Anthony had noticed a particularly lovely woman, sitting by herself in a corner and watching Anthony s evening was going pretty well, and he surmised it might be because of the presence of Lady Luck , Charlotte Devon Anthony has huge debts in England, and one big win might do i [...]

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    14. I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher I really loved this book, Anthony and Charlotte are wonderful leads He is charming, funny and supportive and she is loving, smart and practical together they bring out the best in the other.Anthony brother to Sarah from The Brigadier s Runaway Bride is a gambler and is currently rusticating in Scotland trying to win enough money to keep him out of debtor s prison Charlotte is on a quest to find her father [...]

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    15. 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.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 favour But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to [...]

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    16. I received an eARC in exchange for a honest reviewIf 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 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 tha [...]

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    17. Lord of Chance is the first book in the Rogues to Riches series by Erica Ridley.Anthony Fairfax is a bit of a rake and a lot of a gambler He s only ever been able to manage to help his family to pay bills etc by winning on card games Recently his luck has been horrendous and he s on the run from particularly nasty debt collectors In an inn on one particular night his luck changes for the better He credits the change to a good luck charm in the form of a beautiful stranger sitting at the sideline [...]

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    18. Was it luck or a meticulous plan Anthony Fairfax has always been a man considered lucky in the game However, in life, his luck was lacking.He urgently needed a lump sum to pay off all his debts and be able to return to London with his head held high.So here he was, in a game house in a distant place, between England and Scotland.The lucky night seemed to be his, especially after he had spotted a mysterious lady He nicknamed her mentally Lady Fortune.Then, later, this lady approached the table an [...]

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    19. Lord of Chance by Erica RidleyRogues to Riches 1Great way to start a new series of Regency romances that will, if similar to this first book, be quite different from others of this genre Why Because the rogues are not your typical hero and the females are atypical, too That said I believe these books will definitely be worth reading I look forward to reading the series as it is released and wonder how the author will find ways to redeem the rogues she writes about.A gambling addict running from [...]

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    20. 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 Cha [...]

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    21. Be careful what you say in Scotland When Anthony Fairfax and Charlotte Devon jokingly said they were husband and wife they automatically became so Now they are married and both have issues that need resolution Charlotte is the illegitimate daughter of a famous courtesan who is searching for her father All she has to go on is a ruby necklace and earrings and a name that turned out to be made up by her mother Anthony is in Scotland trying to win enough money to pay off his gambling debts before ge [...]

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    22. 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 wo [...]

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    23. I love Erica Ridley s Dukes of War series as well as all her other romance regency books Now that I read the first book in her new series Rogues to Riches I am convinced this series will be a big hit as well The book is well written, has intriguing characters with depth, and is well paced Lord Anthony Fairfax is no hero but a man addicted to gambling Erica wrote him so well you can feel the pull of the gaming tables and his struggling to overcome his addiction His anxiety feels real and you are [...]

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    24. 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.

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    25. Superbly done, hats off to you Erica Ridley Mr Fairfax and Miss Devon journey was a lesson on what brings happiness and acceptance, and the ever elusive true love Packed with bits of tension, filled with embarrassing and humiliating circumstances one by his own hands and the other by her birth gave this book the right amount of flavor that keeps your looking for .

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    26. Charming story Really great to read a historical romance about 2 people who aren t royalty and who aren t wealthy They both have their own troubles, which are different from whom shall I marry that has enough money and preferably has a title to match Sympathetic characters and a lot of fun to read I loved it I received a copy and chose to review it.

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    27. This is a regency romance that is very different The hero and heroine are both broke Neither is a member of the ton They don t go to Almacks I really loved it.

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    28. Erica Ridley knows how to write a captivating book This one was no exception I was loathe to put it down, thus I finished it rather quickly The hero and heroine are both uncertain of their place in society and of their own value It takes them coming together, with a little adversity thrown in for good measure, to reveal their true worth If you have a few spare hours and are in need of a fantastic diversion, then this book is for you.

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    29. From bad to worse to love Anthony is no girl s dream man He gambles, flirts and is in debt up to his eyeballs but his sexy charm reels in a woman that may just have him seeking to change his ways Charlotte is a woman that just can t catch a break The sins of her parents have become her constant companions as she seeks to have a chance at finding herself and mending her reputation She s not looking for trouble, yet it finds her all the same Scandalous, endearing and hard to resist, the adventures [...]

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    30. Awesome premise, totally my catnip forced marriage My problem with this story was that the hero and heroine shared a bed for a fortnight that s fourteen days and there wasn t much mention of the sexual tension between them during that time There was maybe two scenes of them literally laying together in the bed in the whole story before they gave in to desire.

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