Lord of Chance - Erica Ridley

Lord of Chance

By Erica Ridley

  • Release Date: 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 239 Ratings


Never wager more than you can lose...

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.

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.

In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Erica Ridley, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… 


  • Enjoyable

    By debwex
    This predictable, easy read is a pleasant way to waste some time.
  • Can't put down

    By SaraMallCop
    This is a can't put down read. Very well written and fast paced. Nice to see that she goes into the mind of how hard it is to cold turkey quit an addiction (gambling)
  • Disappointed

    By Safe and secure
    I've enjoyed several of Erica's books in the past, but this book fell flat for me. A bit too sappy-with very little chemistry, tension, intrigue, or witty dialogue between characters. Love happened unrealistically too fast. I'm sorry Erica... not your best:(
  • great start to a new series

    By verasbookreviewsandstuff.com
    The story-line's intriguing with two main characters the reader comes to know and love quickly. As a result, I became invested in their lives and how they would resolve their problems; rooting for them all along the way. Ridley crafted Anthony's character with caring, a winsome personality, fortitude, and morals; he's a first class hero for Charlotte. Although a gambler, Anthony shoulders responsibilities few in the ton know of. His life has been Gambling was Anthony's means of providing for his family. Ridley skillfully portrayed how addictions grab an individual and take over their life. I felt so sorry for the life Charlotte had lived; from the time she could understand her situation, she knew she was different. Ridley skillful. Ridley's writing was so clear and vivid, I could feel Charlotte and Anthony's emotions, as a result, my emotions ran high as I read of their lives and ambitions. Both main characters, Anthony and Charlotte, were looking for acceptance and security; it was wonderful to watch their characters grow and mature as the story progressed. Finally, in concluding my reviews for regency romance novel, Lord Of Chance, I found a solid story-line with well-developed characters and pacing smooth and steady. LORD OF CHANCE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4 As usual, Ridley has crafted a first class regency romance which provides hours of entertainment; perfect for an afternoon of relaxation in your favorite chair. In addition, I found Lord Of Chance suitable for young adults and adults. I look forward to the next novel in this series. Additionally, I purchased this book and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest reviews for regency romance book/novel, Lord Of Chance.
  • Lord of Chance

    By celticmaggie
    Erica has hit the bullseye with this book. It pulled me right into the story. I would recommend this to anyone to read. This is a new story line for me. Charlotte was gambling to find her father in Scotland. Anthony was gambling to win to stay out of prison. Major Spoiler! He has two men following to be sure he can pay his debts. Major Spoiler! She tells them that Anthony is her husband and he says it back too. They now know that they are truly married in another hand fast! Spoiler! They go back to London as she finds out her father has put her in his Will just before he died. Major Spoiler! Anthony tries to talk to his friend to give him more time. NOT! He gets his debt from another friend who will back him up. Meanwhile Charlotte is listening to the reading of the Will. Will they make it together! Will Charlotte see if she is in the Will? I liked this book. It was hard to put down. You may learn some Scottish rules. Please don't let this get away from you. You won't regret it! I volunteered to read and review this book.
  • A Chance Worth Taking

    By Peg1951
    Charlotte Devon is in Scotland searching for her father and running from the stigma of being a courtesan’s illegitimate daughter. Anthony Fairfax is running from his creditors and the possibility of debtor’s prison. Both of them seek acceptance and love. When he escorts her to her room at the end of the day, they stay in the corridor just long enough for someone to question their being together. In an attempt to avoid scandal, they claim to be married. What neither of them knows is that in Scotland, if you say it in front of others, you are indeed man and wife. They travel back to London hoping to find solutions to their problems, so they can have a happy marriage. Lord of Chance is an enjoyable story. The plot is well written and realistic, and holds the reader’s attention from beginning to end. The main characters are absolutely loveable. Charlotte and Anthony are a perfect fit. He is cheerful and optimistic and she is ever practical. They will work hard for what they want. In the end, they may be surprised where true luck and fortune can be found. This is a great beginning to a new series that promises to be every bit as good as Erica’s Dukes of War. I received a copy of this book from Net Galley. The opinions in the review are my own.
  • A great read

    By Reader Aloha
    This was another good one from Erica Ridley. The story was engaging and fast moving with some really good twists to keep it exciting. As I was reading it, I found myself trying to figure out how she was going to write her way out of the plot line that seemed stuck. And yet she did, masterfully. A truly enjoyable read.