The Most Eligible Lord in London
“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.” —Publishers Weekly
In this captivating new Regency trilogy perfect for Bridgerton fans, bestselling author Ella Quinn picks up where her beloved Worthingtons series left off, as a charming and infamous rake falls for a steadfast and dazzling woman…
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.
Went on forever…
It was an okay read, but it dragged at some points and was often repetitive. It went through three plots (four if one counts Gertrude🙂) - a love triangle, a plot to trap a husband, and then out of nowhere a plot involving slavery in the West Indies and rescuing an enslaved family (at this I wondered if I’d accidentally started a new book) and then back to romance and at long, long last the happy ending. Don’t get me wrong, I adore long books and am usually sad to see them end, but this book would have benefited from a heavy edit to focus the plot.
I enjoyed this take of marriage season. The ton is filled with people trying to make and avoid marriage matches. I liked the main characters; they seemed real.
The author weaved both of their perspectives and other supporting characters seamlessly throughout the novel.
If you are looking for a genuine and sweet romance, read this book.