In this captivating new Regency trilogy, bestselling author Ella Quinn picks up where her beloved Worthingtons series left off, as three Lords of London discover true love at last . . .
Handsome, rakish, incorrigibly flirtatious—Fredrick, Lord Littleton, is notorious. Lady Adeline Wivenly is resolved to keep him at arm’s length during her first Season—until she overhears another woman’s plot to trick him into marriage. Even a rogue is undeserving of such deception, and Adeline feels obliged to warn him—only to find herself perilously attracted . . .
In the past, Littleton’s charm nearly got him leg-shackled to the wrong woman. Now he’s positive he’s found the right one, for Adeline is everything he wants and needs in a wife. Her sense of justice is so strong she agrees to help him despite her mistrust. But can the ton’s most elusive lord convince the lady he is finally serious about marriage—as long as she will be his bride?
Praise for Ella Quinn’s Believe in Me
“Quinn continues to delight with the surprising adventures of the Worthington family. Fans of Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn will enjoy this family.”
Quinn (the Marriage Game Series) opens her Lords of London Regency series with this sparkling romance between a purported rake and the young debutante helping to save him from being tricked into marriage. Lord Frederick "Frits" Littleton returns to London from his estate in Surrey to seek a wife after deciding against marrying Lady Dorie Calthorp, with whom he quickly realized he had nothing in common. Running into Lady Dorie is inevitable and awkward, especially as he's smitten with Dorie's new friend, Lady Adeline Wivenly. Adeline is wary of Frits, both because he jilted her friend and because of his wider reputation as a rake. Despite her wariness, Adeline bonds with Frits at society events as they discover their shared interests and compatible personalities. When Adeline learns of two ladies' plot to trick Frits into marriage with one of them, she offers to help him evade them, and, in the process, gives in to her simmering attraction to him. Quinn explores the allures and idiosyncrasies of aristocratic life with wit and charm reminiscent of Jane Austen. This intelligent romance gets the series off to a promising start.
The most eligible lord
Adeline is getting ready for her come out when she is introduced to Lord Littleton. Frits is trying hard to overcome his mistake last season. Now that he has decided who would be his perfect wife he has to prove himself. Cute fun read with some drama added to it.
Kind of flat
This entire story reads rather flat. The characters. The plot. Everything. There’s no passion in any of it. I still enjoyed it, but it was a mild enjoyment.
Also. For an author that seems so interested in history: *marquess. Every time a marquessate was mentioned, the lord was “marquis”. Unless they were all French of Scottish, marquess us likely the more correct title.
Please edit this
The story itself is fine. It’s not particularly new and exciting, but I don’t mind that! The characters are sweet and I’m a sucker for good character development.
However, this book needs a serious edit.
I could only make it halfway through before major confusion set in.It seems as though there are several places throughout the story where characters are conversing and the dialog jumps from A to Z but you seem to miss all the letters in between. It leaves you kind of glossing over multiple pages wondering what you missed.
What finally made me put this book down though was Littleton’s friend changing from Lord Turley to Lord Turner. I thought it might have been a typo but the name change continues for several pages(I didn’t go further to check if it continued throughout). Additionally, Littleton and Adeline have a conversation that contradicts the scene described earlier on in the book- namely Littleton and Turley’s dancing.
Like I said before, the book itself was fine and the characters were sweet (and plentiful- beware). A good edit will do this book wonders!