Review: Lord of Vice

Lord of Vice

Erica Ridley

Rogues to Riches #6

 

Publisher: WebMotion
Publication date: 31-Aug-2018
Date Started: 20-Sep-2018
Date Finished: 28-Sep-2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 243
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ASIN: B07DN1WMZ9
Source: NetGalley
Rating:
3 star

Synopsis

Appearances can be deceiving…

Vice merchant Maxwell Gideon is wickedly handsome, sinfully arrogant, and devilishly ruthless. Rumor has it, his gaming hell has the power to steal souls and grant miracles. Truth is, Max only owns half of The Cloven Hoof. He’d buy out his silent partner if he knew the man’s identity. But it’s hard to focus on business matters when a fallen angel tumbles right into one’s lap…

Miss Bryony Grenville has a well-earned reputation as an unrepentant hoyden. But even the gossipiest of the pinch-faced matrons ruling High Society could never imagine the daughter of a baronet secretly financing the ton’s most infamous gambling parlor. Its maddening, sexy proprietor doesn’t suspect a thing… and two can play at temptation! ”

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Review

This novel was refreshing as, while it has Lord in the title, it did not have a male protagonist as a member of the aristocracy. The downside is that the male character came with the insecurities of one who does not have it all, the upside is that it was well played out. I enjoyed this novel decently well. It was a bit slow at times, but overall well paced.

What holds this book back from a higher rating is the writing style, I can’t put my finger on it, but I was not a fan of the wording. Due to this, I most likely will not set forth to read the others in the series, although I know I have read at least one other book by this author.

About the Author

“Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.

In her new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind romances.

Fan-favorite Dukes of War features charming peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.”

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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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