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?
Titles in The Lords of London series (trilogy) include – The Most Eligible Lord in London –
*Connection to The Worthingtons series*
Title: The Most Eligible Lord in London
Series: The Lords of London #1
Author: Ella Quinn
Genre: Regency Romance
Published: March 31, 2020
Publisher: Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating: 4 stars
If you, like so many readers, fell in love with The Worthingtons series then The Most Eligible Lord in London which begins The Lords of London trilogy is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. I adored The Worthingtons and any connection to that world is definitely anticipated and welcomed to live a happy life on my bookshelves.
Frits made a mistake last Season. Yes, it was a major mistake and has earned him an undeserved reputation as a rake, a rogue, a player. Yet that mistake also kept himself – and the lady involved – from a disastrous, unhappy married life, so while he acknowledges what he did was wrong, still, he made that choice for the right reason. But try telling that to the rest of the ton, especially those who witnessed the events and have no trouble passing that information along to the newest debutantes coming out this season, like Lady Adeline who captured Frits’ attention at first glance.
Adeline may not completely trust Littleton given how close she is to that lady in question but still, she cannot deny the attraction she feels towards a man she’s trying so hard to ignore. While being polite she’s doing her best to avoid him at all costs – until she overheard a vicious plot that no one should have to deal with for a lifetime. Adeline may have a soft heart, and an unwillingness to trust a man against her friend’s wishes but she cannot let Frits be trapped into marriage by a vicious viper. That decision is about to change lives in the most unexpected ways.
I enjoyed The Most Eligible Lord in London very much. Adeline and Frits really do fit well together, they are believable and realistic even in their indecision and learning to trust times. The story flows easily, the characters lively and intriguing, and the connections to that beloved Worthingtons family were well played. I had fun with this first story in the trilogy, and that is entirely the point. If you love a good Regency Romance with likable characters, a plot that keeps you guessing, and a couple who you’ll be rooting for to find their happy ending then you’ll want to pick this one up right now and get started on an entertaining, enjoyable journey.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Kensington Books via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available in paperback, audio and for e-readers (mine is the Kindle)