A sexy historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Amy Sandas where an infamous gambling hell teaches a wallflower of the ton that there is pleasure to be found in falling—and sometimes being a little bad can feel so very good.
Emma Chadwick always assumed she'd live and die the daughter of a Regency 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 the ton never 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 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.
What Reviewers are saying about Luck Is No Lady:
"Smart and Sexy."—Booklist
"SEXY AS SIN!"—Addicted to Romance
"Lively plot, engaging characters and heated love scenes make this a page-turner...Sandas has created a book readers will enjoy."—RT Book Reviews
Sandas (Relentless Lord) provides an entertaining atmosphere, but the story starts painfully slowly. Roderick Bentley, illegitimate son of a nobleman, owns a very classy gambling den in Regency-era London. Emma Chadwick is the 25-year-old guardian of her debutante sisters, and has inherited vast debts from her gambler father. Eventually, Emma answers an ad that brings her to Roderick's establishment as bookkeeper, and although Emma and Roderick are attracted to one another immediately, Emma insists on dealing with her responsibilities without recourse to Roderick's non-respectable resources. Additionally, Roderick's parentage makes him scandalous to know in polite society, and maintaining a closer connection could ruin Emma's sisters' hopes. Sandas's characters are well-drawn and their attraction sizzles; after the pace picks up, there's plenty of fun.
I am definitely reading it again.