Sunday, September 13, 2015

From the shelf: The Luckiest Lady in London (The London Trilogy #1)

Title: The Luckiest Lady in London (The London Trilogy #1)
Author: Sherry Thomas
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance
Date read: September 4-7, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Felix himself almost believes this golden image. But underneath is a damaged soul soothed only by public adulation.

Louisa Cantwell needs to marry well to support her sisters. She does not, however, want Lord Wrenworth—though he seems inexplicably interested in her. She mistrusts his outward perfection and the praise he garners everywhere he goes.But when he is the only man to propose at the end of the London season, she reluctantly accepts.

Louisa does not understand her husband's mysterious purposes, but she cannot deny the pleasure her body takes in his touch. Nor can she deny the pull this magnetic man exerts upon her. But does she dare to fall in love with a man so full of dark secrets, anyone of which could devastate her, if she were to get any closer?

My Review: (also in goodreads)

One of my favorite romance sub-genre has always been historical romance. It may well have been because of being in love at first read with 'Pride and Prejudice'. But mostly of how both protagonists carry themselves. They quarrel and flirt with ease, humor and poise. Even their coupling (as they call it) is quite lovely to read, like poetry. I enjoyed this novel quite a lot. This plot is kind of cliche with having an arranged marriage in a season where debutantes go to London to find the perfect match. Louisa is in London to marry to help her family even though she has no dowry to promise her future husband. With the help of her aunt sponsoring her, she's in. She had a couple of gentlemen in mind when she was singled out by London's Ideal Gentleman Lord Wrenworth dubbing her as the luckiest lady in London and the story starts from there. The plot has all the necessary ingredients for an arranged marriage: the interest, the looks (especially the looks), and of course the chemistry plus the male protagonist's sad past. All in all, I enjoyed reading this. Plus, I think Felix would be a lovely professor.

Till the next read...

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