Book Review-Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas

March 27, 2016 Loverofromance Book Reviews 6 Comments , , , , ,

Book Review-Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas

I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review-Luck Is No Lady by Amy SandasLuck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas
Also in this series: The Untouchable Earl, Lord of Lies
Series: Fallen Ladies #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 5th 2016
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1492618721
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"You should not have kissed me," she replied breathlessly."I do a lot of things I shouldn't. It does not mean I won't do them again."
Gently bred Emma Chadwick always assumed she'd live and die the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father's death reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at London's most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice and corruption on all sides, it is imperative no one discovers Emma's shameful secret or her reputation-and her life-will be ruined.
But Roderick Bentley, the hell's sinfully wealthy owner, awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless overindulgence, she soon discovers that in order to win the love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the game...and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace.
"An engaging and unusual historical romance. Beautifully sensual love scenes are woven into this intriguing romance."-Night Owl Romance, TOP PICK on Reckless Viscount
Fallen Ladies:Luck is No LadyNo More a LadyNo Kind of Lady

Reading Challenges: Bad Boys of Romance

My Review Updated

Summary

Emma Chadwick, is one of the three daughters of a gentleman. She along with her sisters, were reared to take their part into society when it was their time. But with their mother and father gone, and a mass of gambling debts that their father foolishly created before he died, Emma knows that she will need to seek employment away from the eyes of the Ton. All Emma truly cares about is making sure her two sisters make good matches for husbands, that they are taken care of. She will do anything to protect them, even if that means seeking employment as a bookkeeper at a gambling hell. Her boss however, isn’t a man any woman can ignore. At first Emma ignores the attraction she feels toward Roderick Bentley. The infamous owner of he gambling. A man who also understands the workings of the Ton since he was born a bastard and even though he has a brother that is a lord…he is not considered part of that society. Roderick deals with all manner of gentlemen through his business but only once Emma enters his life does he wish for more. Passions ignite the more they work together, and Emma will need to make a difficult choice the love she has for her sisters or the love she has found with Roderick and will she be able to fight for what matters most?

Plot and Story Line

I have to admit I was super excited to read Luck Is No Lady. First off…the cover. When I first saw it I was instantly intrigued and I added it to my wish list before it even had a blurb. But I am so glad that I was able to get a couple to read for a honest review!! Man was this good….very enjoyable. The story sets off a bit slow, the first half is more like a steady rytym….not super engaging but not boring either. It still holds your interest, but once you reach half way, watch out because this story definitely put its hooks into me and wouldn’t let go until I finished. I first want to mention, that this is the first book, I am assuming in dealing with the three sisters. Now each sister is unique in their own way, but also will fight to protect one another. Emma is the older of the clan, she is twenty five and is technically on the shelf. So she is endeavoring to aid her sisters find good matches. I really admired her loyalty to her sisters and trying to find some creative ways to get out of their gambling debts. Emma is very smart in mathematics, so she makes a great bookkeeper. I liked her spirit and fighting nature that she has. Our hero is a perfect match for her. He isn’t one to hide away from the Ton, and they both tend to meet in dark places where they discover the desire they have for each other. Now the chemistry that these two have is explosive. But what I liked about Amy Sands, is the way she balances it out well with the other various elements of the story and the building of the emotional relationship between Roderick and Emma. The night of gambling Emma takes on was such a blast. I had so much fun reading that scene. Emma is a heroine I really admired, she is bold and daring when she needs to be. I like that she does what she needs to, no matter how nervous or afraid she might be. We are left with a bit of a teaser here at the end that involves the two sisters. I can’t wait for the second book….hopefully it will be as fun as this book has been in the reading of it.

No one is an island, Emma. Not you.” He slid his hand around behind her neck. “Not me.”

The Cover

What a cover…its probably my favorite HR cover made this year!! I love how sensual it is, but displays a connection to the story in a real way. I really like the sun beaming down on the couple…such a nice effect.

Overall View

Luck Is No Lady is a fascinating and riveting romance, guaranteed to give you a ball of fun, excitement, sensual thrills and a bit of mystery and intrigue along the way!! SEXY AS SIN!

About The Author Updated

  • I really like that cover

  • Ooh, I was thinking of checking this one out, glad to see you enjoyed it! Umm, sexy as sin? Yes, please! Great review!
    PS. Loving the new layout!

  • Great review! I do really like the sound of this one. Finding books with the right balance is always a treat. I will have to try to get my hands on this one.

    Carole @ Carole’s Random Life

  • I loved this one too, so I’m really pleased to see you liked this! 🙂
    The chemistry was definitely explosive and the gambling night was my favorite scene of the whole book too. I thought it was so great how both the characters were so strong.
    Lovely review! 🙂

  • Eva

    Oooh I haven’t read anything by this author but I am definitely intrigued now! This one sounds really good with the combination of heat and mystery! Great review!

  • I really liked this one too! It was super sexy and Roderick was such a unique character.