A fun, fast-paced interracial romance full of banter, scandal, and devastating secrets, from a New York Times bestselling author:
Entrepreneur Miss Unity Thorne helped two different men amass their fortunes—only to end up on the street. She’s scraping by at the theatre, but this isn’t the show she plans to star in. The next fortune Unity builds will be hers alone. Her masquerade-themed assembly rooms will rival the ton, but to do so, she’ll have to apprentice the most dangerous rake of all.
The arrogant, sexy-and-he-knows-it Duke of Lambley’s weekly masquerade parties are decadent odes to excess: unlimited food, drink, dancing, romantic gardens, and private pleasure rooms upstairs. Everyone loves his balls, and he likes it that way. He’ll take a wife someday, but it certainly won’t be the pretty termagant who challenges him in the ballroom and the bedroom…
In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses!
Lord of the Masquerade by Erica Ridley
I loved this romantic tale set in 1819 London & created by the ever-so -talented Erica Ridley❣️ Julian, the Duke of Lambly, is a very wealthy, white, handsome & intelligent man who owns & runs a rather risqué Masquerade Ball at his home ‼️. His reputation is quite tarnished, but he really doesn’t care‼️ On the other side of London, Miss Unity Thorne, a beautiful woman of African descent, works at the National Theatre as a clever make-up artist - temporarily until she can save her wages to the day she owns her own masquerade ball ! She wants to observe the most successful & popular ball in London (with her own venture in mind) & has a plan to offer her help to the Duke to share ideas to improve his business‼️ When Julian & Unity meet sparks sizzle & attraction grows with every encounter! Grab your copy of this couple’s story - is it possible for two independent, intelligent, stubborn, hardworking people of different cultures, who had been forced to face betrayal by relatives at a young age, who now trust few & totally deny love & marriage!?‼️ Despite all of their baggage, you’ll delight & LOL at the rapid, witty banter whenever they’re together❣️🤣👏. Enjoy this light hearted, hot romance. I believe you’ll agree with my 5-star rating‼️😍👏.
No Hiding Its Fantastic!
A lovely story that touched my heart. I truly loved Unity’s character and drive. Julian was her perfect counterpart. The only thing that bothered me is that the antagonist was off screen per se. We never saw the interaction, only heard of it. I think that would have helped the story some.
Thank you to NetGalley, Erica Ridley, and WebMotion for the chance to read this story and share my honest thoughts and opinions with others.
I really liked Unity and her lush unexpectedness.
In reality, she would have been a mistress. In fiction, she gets to write her own HEA. Unity is a woman of color, smart and confident.
Julian, for someone who host illicit parties, is way more on the starchy side and his character had to be to make their unlikely pairing work.