The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas
Date Read: October 2014
Genre: Historical, Romance
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?
Series: London Series #1
Read for Fun (Paperback)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 3.75
First Thought when Finished: Other than one little thing, The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas was an absolutely unique and wondrous read!
Story Thoughts: The Luckiest Lady in London was truly unique! The normal progression of meet, fall in love, and ever after were all kind of thrown in basket and Sherry set out with her own timeline. One I have to say that I enjoyed! Seriously, other than what I put in the spoiler below–the whole time I was delighted to see what would come next. Heck, even the thing I am going to mention below, I didn’t dislike, it just kind of struck me as odd!
View Spoiler »My one problem is that Felix said “I Love You” first. Knowing his history and his amazing game-playing skills that was just not something I bought. The romantic in me loved that he said it first but it just didn’t go with their cat/mouse relationship. I loved the way that Louisa said it. That was perfect. I loved that he admitted it to himself but I just think it would have worked better if he said it after her. Really a nitpicky thing but alas that was my one problem. « Hide Spoiler
Character Thoughts: Louisa and Felix may be two of the most memorable characters in a historical romance that I have ever read. Their frankness, coyness, and game playing were intriguing to read. I thought it would make me dislike them (normally that kind of interaction would) but alas it made me love them more. I loved how well suited for each other their personalities and passions were. If only one of them were manipulative then it would not have worked but Sherry made manipulation work in this case. They really clicked as a couple for me. I was truly rooting them on.
Final Thoughts: Even though this isn’t a series (or at least I don’t think it is), I am hoping that there are some books for at least 2 characters in The Luckiest Lady in London. Going off to look now!