Sunday, June 4, 2017

ARC Review: Lord of Pleasure by Erica Ridley

Lord of Pleasure (Rogues to Riches, #2)
From the blurb:

In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romance with rollicking adventure.

Nondescript “good girl” Miss Camellia Grenville only ever opens her mouth when forced to sing at her family’s musicales. That is, until the night she infiltrates the ton’s most scandalous masquerade ball on behalf of her sister, and finds herself in the arms—and the bed—of the one man she’d sworn to hate.

Irresistibly arrogant and unapologetically sensuous, infamous rake Lord Wainwright always gets his way. When he accepts a wager to turn his rakish image respectable in just forty days, he never anticipates falling for an anonymous masked lover...or that discovering her identity would destroy them both.

Heather's rating:

I'm a big Erica Ridley fan, and I think she really nailed it with Lord of Pleasure.

I have to admit, I was a tiny bit disappointed in Lord of Chance. It wasn't bad, but I just didn't connect with the storyline, and I was afraid that the entire Rogues to Riches series wouldn't work for me. I'm thrilled that I was wrong.

Right away I was in this story. I absolutely love a reformed rake story, and combine that with a masquerade plot... heaven!

Both characters really worked for me. From the good girl trying to break free from her family's expectations to the misunderstood Lord Wainwright, I just fell in love. Sure, I found it hard to believe that a pretty girl like Camillia Grenville with a known musical talent could be so fully ignored and written off, but I just ignored those details and enjoyed the story.

Lord of Pleasure had a hopeful vibe and a great pace that made the 300+ pages fly by. It was romantic, interesting, and entertaining and I didn't want to put it down. Yes, it isn't going to break boundaries or redefine the genre, but it was a very satisfying, well written story.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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Enjoy, my friends!

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