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The luckiest lady in London, Sherry Thomas

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The luckiest lady in London
Title
The luckiest lady in London
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Sherry Thomas
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Language
eng
Summary
Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Even Felix himself almost believes this golden image. But underneath is a damaged soul soothed only by public adulation. Louisa Cantwell needs to marry well to support her sisters. She does not, however, want Lord Wrenworth, though he seems inexplicably interested in her. She mistrusts his outward perfection, and the praise he garners everywhere he goes. Still, when he is the only man to propose at the end of the London season, she reluctantly accepts. Louisa does not understand her husband's mysterious purposes, but she cannot deny the pleasure her body takes in his touch. Nor can she deny the pull this magnetic man exerts upon her. But does she dare to fall in love with a man so full of dark secrets, any one of which could devastate her, if she were to get any closer?
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Thomas (Tempting the Bride) emphasizes the pitfalls of the aristocratic marriage bargaining game in Victorian England with this stellar trilogy launch. Felix Rivendale, Lord Wrenworth, is often called the Ideal Gentleman for his looks, wealth, and manners. He’s far above the reach of Louisa Cantwell, who must find a wealthy husband to help provide for her mother and four sisters. They meet at a ball and Felix is intrigued when Louisa unintentionally reveals her “infatuation” with him—and then just as clearly shuts it off. Their encounters, mostly carefully orchestrated by Felix, are full of sparkling wit and sensuous innuendo. While Louisa believes that she is falling in love with Felix, she knows better than to trust him, as he does nothing without a self-serving purpose. Thomas’s characters are intelligent and multidimensional, and each scene is expertly crafted and rich in details. Readers will be immersed in the story from the very first page until the breathtaking conclusion. Agent: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed September 30, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 39, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Felix Rivendale, Lord Wrenworth, has spent his adult life burnishing his reputation as the most sought-after gentleman in England, so he is flummoxed when Louisa Cantwell--an unknown nobody--captures his attention and his interest; he's not concerned about his heart, however, since he's convinced he doesn't have one. Every man and woman in London is besotted with Lord Wrenworth, considered by one and all to be The Ideal Gentleman. So lofty are his wealth, manner and reputation that Louisa, attending her first season at age 24 and with almost nothing to recommend her beyond her wit, even temper and formidable preparation, has never even truly considered him as a possible catch. Yet, astonishingly, in one breathtaking and heartbreaking moment, she meets him and catches his attention, simultaneously convincing herself that he remains unattainable yet wishing with all her heart he wasn't. From that moment, Louisa and Felix enter into a seductive courtship that quietly breaks many straight-laced Victorian rules without anyone knowing about it, keeping them explosively attracted to each other. Louisa is always suspicious of Felix's motives, and Felix is determined to protect himself from anyone's capacity to get close enough to see beneath his purposefully constructed perfection. This becomes even more problematic once he actually offers for her and makes her his wife. Thomas delivers a masterpiece of attraction, seduction, mistrust and masks, beguiling readers with two people who are so perfect for each other, they can't even trust their own emotions, since they both know how deceptive and dangerous the other can be. A beautifully written, exquisitely seductive, powerfully romantic gem of a romance.(Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2013)
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10226517
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Thomas, Sherry
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
London novels (Sherry Thomas)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upper class
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The luckiest lady in London, Sherry Thomas
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
Berkley Sensation mass-market edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780425268889
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 826444489
  • (OCoLC)826444489
Label
The luckiest lady in London, Sherry Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
Berkley Sensation mass-market edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780425268889
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 826444489
  • (OCoLC)826444489

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