"Two find love against the odds in a delightful historical romance"
Reviewed by Kimia Safavi
Posted April 26, 2016
LUCK IS NO LADY is the first book in Fallen Ladies by Amy
Sandas, it is delightfully romantic and sweet. After the
death of her father, Emma Chadwick is saddle with
a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders. She
is running out of money with her two younger sisters'
season in London and the threat of the moneylender. She is
taking a position as bookkeeper at London's most notorious
gambling hell. It is imperative no one discovers Emma's
secret or her reputation and her sisters will be ruined.
Roderick Bentley is the owner of the London's most
notorious gambling hell and sinfully handsome, he is in need
of an honest and smart bookkeeper who will also be able to
figure out how the pervious bookkeeper stole lots of money.
So when the beautiful mysterious girl who he had met in the
ballroom applies for the job, although he knows that she is
hiding her true name, he still hires her for the job.
Can Emma and Roderick control the attraction and the
This is the first book I read by Amy Sandas and I absolutely
loved it. The characters are wonderful; the plot is great
with an enjoyable pacing that keep you entertained through
the whole story.
I love those historical romances where the hero had a hard
time as a child and become a wealthy and successful
businessman who owns a gambling club. Roderick is strong,
kind and caring about the people who work for him. He knows
Emma is out of his reach but still he throws caution to
wind to have her.
I loved how Emma works so hard to take care of her sisters
and all the problems by herself by sacrificing her future
for her sisters. Can Emma throw the caution and face the
scandal to be with Roderick too?
LUCK IS NO LADY is a beautifully-written historical romance
with witty dialogue and emotionally sweet romance. I can't
wait to read more books by Amy Sandas.
"You should not have kissed me," she replied
"I do a lot of things I shouldn't. It does
not mean I won't do them again."
Gently bred Emma Chadwick always assumed she'd live and die
the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father's death
reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous
moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent
for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at
London's most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice
and corruption on all sides, it is imperative no one
discovers Emma's shameful secret or her reputation-and her
life-will be ruined.
But Roderick Bentley, the hell's sinfully wealthy owner,
awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an
underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless
overindulgence, she soon discovers that in order to win the
love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the
game...and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace.
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