Lord of Pleasure
Book 2, Rogues to Riches
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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.
What a Pleasure!
Another great story by Erica Ridley. The second in the series, can easily be read as a stand-alone book. Erica's descriptions, rich development of the plot, as well the depth she puts in her characters make this such a great read. I found myself laughing and crying as the story developed, cheering for Camellia and Wainwright to the HEA end.
A Pleasure Indeed
Where do you find the love of your life? Why at the most decadent masquerade in London, of course. When Michael and Camellia meet at the masquerade as Lord and Lady X, they like each other. Each has discovered someone to talk to and be comfortable with, a friend. Outside in real life - not so much. Camellia and her sisters do not like Lord Wainwright (his reputation, you know). Lord Wainwright has never even noticed Camellia. That’s going to change. Michael and Camellia’s story is full of soul searching and humor. The story line is simple and fun. The main characters, actually all of the characters, are loveable and real. The two younger sisters are delightful. You will love discovering if Michael wins his wager, if Camellia follows her dream, and if the Earl can convince the “mousy” Grenville girl to become his Countess. Lord of Pleasure was indeed a pleasure and another hit for Erica Ridley.
wonderful new series
Lord of Pleasure is fine romp in the ballrooms and parlors of Regency England. Combining two very different people together was an artistic stroke by Ridley. Or were they really, deep inside, so very different? I loved how well the sisters related and supported each other. Ridley developed strikingly different personalities for each of them, yet they complimented each other. I look forward to seeing what Ridley crafts for them in future books.
Her development of Wainwright's morals and personality, as she allowed him to mature, was wonderful to see. Never as bad as everyone thought, he still had a long way to go to be respectable. She slowly unfolded the layers of Wainwright's personality and ambitions. She revealed the true person behind the reputation. In turn, with growing confidence, Camellia bloomed from the mousey spinster.
Also the well-developed secondary characters in Lord of Pleasure added depth to the story-line. As a result, I laughed and giggled as the characters snipped at each other. Some of things Camellia and her sisters said were hilarious. Although, Lord of Pleasure, includes an intense intimate love scene, I did not find it offensive or overly descriptive.
Finally, in concluding my reviews of romance novel, The Lord Of Pleasure, I found a well-developed story-line with well-developed characters. Also the pacing of the story was smooth and steady and the plotting seamless.In addition, I purchased this book choosing to voluntarily review the book/novel with honest reviews for romance novel, The Lord Of Pleasure.
- Category: Historical
- Published: May 02, 2017
- Publisher: WebMotion
- Seller: WebMotion Inc
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Rogues to Riches