- Title: The Luckiest Lady in London
- Author: Sherry Thomas
- ISBN: 9780425268889
- Page: 375
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
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 inteFelix 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
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Yes, Loki! Yes, it is!I hate the word "delightful." It feels like such an insipid word, but fuck it, if you ask me to sum up this book in one word, right off the top of my head, delightful it is.Simply put, this book made me happy, this book made me smile. In a 3-bear rating system, this book would be Baby Bear to my Goldilocks because it is just fucking right. I cannot ask more than that of a comfort read. I really have to restrain myself in this review in order to contain it to a reasonable le [...]
4,5 "A cut above average" Stars rounded up to 5 thanks to the impeccable writing and characterisation. A great "internal conflict" driven Romance (one of my favourite tropes) the like of which I haven't seen in a long time. Already in the prologue we are aptly given the representation of a full-circle picture of what a totally dysfunctional Victorian family is. Felix, the future Marquess of Wrenworth (and hero), is the product of a miserable marriage, where the consorts use him as a leverage to [...]
What a fun, fun book!I loved the heroine who was able to turn tables on the hero! Go girl!!!Louisa is almost "on the shelf" since it has been 8 years that she should have her debut. This is her last chance to find a husband and thus secure the future for her mother and sisters and avoid destitution.She very determined to succede. And she's very clever on how to do it. Nothing is left on chance. She's pianified everything: her behaviour, her look, her prospective husbands, and she carries on very [...]
THIS IS SO NOT MY GENRE AND YET I'M IN LOVEHOW CAN THIS WOMAN DO THIS TO MESHERRY THOMAS PLEASE WRITE FOREVER
5 I-Love,love,LOVE-the-book starsShe turned around sharply. “What do you want, Lord Wrenworth?”The formality of her address—the depth of the chasm that separated them—made him dizzy.“Louisa—”“There is a time and place for that name—and the time is now behind us,” she said, chilling him to the bone.The characters and their story,left my heart pounding mindlessly. Its been an absolutely pleasure to read their journey.They might me frictional but their simplicity and love touche [...]
BlarghOk, I am so not rehashing this story. Read every other review and you'll get the synopsis you need. If you're Becca, don't read this yet. And I'm leaving out many of my thoughts so you and I can discuss as you read it. My Thoughts1) Sherry Thomas can write like a mo fo. She can create some seriously steamy stuff. She's got an imagination. Get it, girl, you deserve all of the praise you received for this book. But, girl, you do not deserve praise for how you wrapped this sh!te up. Here it i [...]
Sigh-worthy quotes from the smoke-and-mirrors Ideal Gentleman :“You are right,” he said half a minute later. “The grapes are too tart, especially compared to the sweetness of you.”“I can never be in you deep enough. Never.”“No,” he said. “I only want you.”“I will,” he told her. “I will keep waiting.”“The Ideal Gentleman might have always had what he wanted, but I have not. I know perfectly well what it is like to wish for affection and receive none in return.”“T [...]
This is one of the most fascinating HR I've ever read.It's the story of Louisa Cantwell and Felix Rivendale, and a duel of wits and emotions all the way through the book. The outset is easily explained: Louisa has to marry well in order to keep her family from poverty. Felix is the usual arrogant, cold-hearted and rich aristocrat who has no intention to marry for at least another decade, and then only to secure an heir. Heard it all before? Yup! But this is where the similarities to other HR end [...]
-- A Romantic Book Affairs ReviewFelix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is the most eligible bachelor of London. Any woman would be lucky to have Felix. He’s wealthy, charming, and handsome. Growing up he was a pawn in his parent’s marriage. His mother never loved his father and his father obsessively loved his mother. His mother used Felix to her advantage and his father withheld his love for Felix. Because of his parent’s reckless actions in their marriage, Felix is a broken, vulner [...]
I’m a huge fan of Sherry Thomas’ writing, and of the way she injects a degree of grit and realism into a genre that is so often seen through rose-coloured lenses and softened around the edges. Her characters are, for the most part, rich, titled and good-looking, but it’s what’s underneath the surface veneer that really marks her books out as something special for me. Their emotional lives and the way they react to the situations in which they find themselves feel natural, despite the hei [...]
This one was EXTREMELY hard to rate.I have decided on 2.5 and then round it down.The 2 stars are for the heroine.The hero is not really redeemable. And to me he hadn't redeemed himself.The heroine FORGAVE him out of her own goodness, and simply because she had no other option.I mean it was the 1860 or something, what other choices did she have?Divorce was surely not on the card, she was financially dependent on him, her whole family was financially dependent on him and she had no education.Howev [...]
This was so much better than Private Arrangements! The story is tons better and the characters are actually likeable, and nobody uses love as a weapon (though sex gets a workout).Okay, let me backup. While prologues are almost always a mistake, this one was not only well-done, but also absolutely necessary. The reader needs to understand how very damaged Felix is beneath his calm scheming and that's the best, most efficient way to do it. Plus, Thomas does an excellent job keeping it both succinc [...]
I know Sherry Thomas is a fabulous author but after reading Not Quite a Husband and had been lurking her other books, I tried to avoid her books.Nothing wrong with them, infact Not Quite a Husband is a very good book, just that she love writing stories which either H or h having fidelity issues, just not my cup a tea.So, imagine how happy I was when I found this book:)Felix, the hero was growing up in a dysfunctional family, from such a young age he already learn how to manipulate a situation fo [...]
The main female protagonist in this is Louisa Cantwell, all-round average girl. The male lead is Felix, Marquess of Wrenworth. My first ever boyfriend was also named Felix, and my name is Louisa. Very sadly, he was nowhere near being a lord but it made for some very hilarious/awkward reading, personally speakingHe had been trying not to think of the wedding night—no need to torment himself lusting after what would soon be his. But sometimes he couldn’t quite help the direction of his thought [...]
Setting: 1880s EnglandLouisa Cantwell vowed to always care for her sisters. So she must marry well and therefore sets out for her Season to catch a rich husband. When Louisa meets Felix Rivendale, dubbed as society's "Ideal Gentleman" she cannot believe he would even bother to pay attention to her. Though Felix has sworn off marriage until he is much older,he realizes Louisa isn't just an ordinary young woman and presents a challenge to him. Now to everyone else, Felix is a paragon of virtue yet [...]
I have never read a book by Sherry Thomas before. You can now bet your sweet patooties I will be snatching up as many of her books I can find.You want a smart, realistic, and willing to sacrifice for her family but NOT martyr herself heroine? DONE.You want a closed off, hidden, Ideal Gentleman, with a delicious sense of humor hero?DONE. You want a non-forced storyline of two people navigating personal issues involving trust, love, and learning to reveal and grow together?DONE.From the banter tha [...]
How does Sherry Thomas always get me to like unlikable characters?! It's witchcraft! The heat in this one was off the charts! I liked this much better than the Fitzwhatsit set she wrote last. No saints here. Heroine was as dauntless and cheeky as the hero. Get very tired of the dear-me types in historicals. Loved that the hero and heroine were frank about loving her sexuality (all the teasing about wantonness, LOL). Definitely recommend.
Either I was in the right mood for a historical or this is really a lovely story.You know how characters can mess up your reading experience? In this case it is the opposite. Both Felix Rivendale and Louisa Cantwell are wonderful. They are both flawed, they make mistakes (especially the marquis). What I loved is how natural and human they are and how they have perfectly valid reasons for what they are doing. She is an ordinary young woman, she needs 'bust improvers' and she never hides her desir [...]
I have suddenly developed SUCH a penchant for regency romance. Might have something to do with the fact that my library hasn't uploaded any new YA titles in weeks and I'm dying for some new listens. I also might finally be turning into my mother. =) Either way, I'm enjoying myself!ETA: After reading A Conspiracy in Belgravia, I still wasn't ready to say goodbye to Sherry Thomas' luscious writing, so I decided to re-listen to this one. And it is still one of my favorite historical romance novels [...]
I really enjoyed this one. I think Sherry Thomas has such a great voice but I’ve often struggled with her rushed endings. This one worked on all accounts for me.Felix grew up in a household where love was hard to find. His mother despised his father and his father, while lusting from a distance, never had a chance to make amends. His mother played a game, using Felix as a pawn and as he got older, he became very aware of his role in his parents hatred for each other and their total lack of car [...]
I chose this book as one of the Best of 2014 at Romantic Historical Reviews.* * * * *Five lucky stars to this clever reworking of the gorgeous, perfect man marrying the impecunious, plain girl. And then falling in love.
There's reading magic in a Sherry Thomas romance. It's the great way she writes, the imperfections and depth of her characters, the very rough path to the HEA where I actually feel the pain of the H or h, something I'm often clinically removed from with romance by other authors, and the great feeling of relief and happiness the books give me when the H and h do finally get to their HEA.Ordinarily, the poor little unloved rich boy hero who grows up to avoid the trap of love is not a character I f [...]
3.5 stars.It kind of missed the mark for me. I just found some parts a bit unbelievable. I don't think Louisa would have been as forward as she was. And Felix's "turnaround" was sort of instant! It took me a while to get used to the writing style but it did flow in the end. I did enjoy it but not as much as I would other Historicals that I have read in the past.Friendship he would permit, and perhaps some mild affection. Love, however, was out of the question.I wish I could have loved it more. [...]
My first book of 2014! Sherry Thomas is one of the best romance writers I've ever read and I'm in awe of her talent. Getting started with a new book is sometimes hard (for me) - you have to get to know your characters well enough to want to continue the book. Not only did I get to know them, but I was skipping ahead and cheating (I thought I kicked this bad habit). Had to know what was going to happen! So it turns out, I read many parts of this book twice. Which actually was great because I appr [...]
This was so much fun!I wish all HR characters were written like this: as rational, pragmatic people.Louisa has several unmarried sisters, and a widowed mother, therefore she must marry, and marry well if she wants to be able to assure they'll be cared for - especially her youngest sister, who suffers from epilepsy. She doesn't set her sights high, she merely needs a husband who can support them to live in comfort.So she makes a list of potential candidates and prepares herself by padding her bre [...]
2nd read February 2015One of my most favourite books ever. “So . . . I don’t trust you and you don’t understand me.”He laughed despite himself. “No wonder we get along so well.”A beat of silence passed. She turned her face slightly to the side and glanced at him out of the corner of her eyes. “So what should we do now that we’ve established that our marriage is based on ignorance and general misgiving?”1st read November 2013One of the best books I've read this year! I had no id [...]
Wow I loved this book! Definitely the best romance of the year. It was refreshing and truthful, unlike a lot of historical nowadays. Great writing, it might be hard to get into, but it does pick up a lot. There's a lot of tasteful, steamy scenes. Overall, an awesome read.
I put off reading this book for some time, I think because of the title. It sounded lightweight and easy but it’s Sherry Thomas, so what was I thinking? The first part of this book was absolutely delicious, very adult with the very adult banter and a really hot build up of tension between the H and h from the first moment they meet. Wow, you don’t get this very often, and I was squirming in my seat in a really good way. Their private talk was hot. It was a very good game between two players [...]
What I liked: 1. Sherry Thomas' writing: Really fluid writing. I loved how she described the color brown. She said it is "hardworking". hahahahahahaha 2. The chapters on Felix' childhood: The book opened with Felix as a child, being stuck between his parents who had an unhappy marriage. I never have patience for such things but Thomas painted a vivid picture of Felix as a boy. I could almost see a baby boy in front of me. What prevented me from rating this book better:1. Felix' insta-lust: I ten [...]
3.5 starsThe lack of a subplot transformed this story, though masterfully written, in a rather boring and predictable experience for me.
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