Review: The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas

Posted October 27, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 11 Comments

Review: The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry ThomasSource: Gift

Format: Paperback

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?

More Information:
Publisher: Berkley
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!

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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!


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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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11 responses to “Review: The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas

  1. ” Louisa and Felix may be two of the most memorable characters in a historical romance that I have ever read. “<– WOW high praise! I was already interested, but seeing as I'm a character driven reader, this is exactly what I'm looking for in a book! Adding to my TBR!

    • She was here for Buns and Roses so everyone at her table got a copy of it. I was really surprised how unique it was and how much I liked it! 🙂 I think you will enjoy it!

    • Totally threw the “normal way of things” in the trash bin. It was great (though warning some will probably not like it for the very reasons that I enjoyed it)

  2. I love it when an author breaks out of the traditional mould, especially where this genre is concerned because after a while the whole ‘meet, fall in love, HEA’ gets old. I peeked at your spoiler because I’m not planning on listening to this one, and I like that the guy took that first step, but not knowing the characters I can’t weigh-in on the weirdness of it.

    • I can’t wait to see what you think! She took two characters that otherwise could have been unlikable and made me root for them. Seriously, totally unique and fun (though in a cat/mouse fun kind of way) 🙂