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.Luck 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
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Reading Challenges: Bad Boys of Romance
"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
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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.”
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.
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!