Title: Lord of Chance
Author: Erica Ridley
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Charlotte harrumphed to hide her amusement. “How are you at pressing wrinkles from gowns?”
“Let me assure you,” Mr. Fairfax informed her with utter seriousness, “that I have never worn a wrinkled gown in all my life.”
“Very gentlemanly.” She tried not to smile. “Let’s see your skill as maid-of-all-work, then. My gowns are in the wardrobe, as is my traveling iron. See what you can do.”
“At your service.” He bowed, then turned and marched to the wardrobe like a soldier off to war.
Now that he couldn’t see her, she let herself grin. The man was incorrigible… but she couldn’t help but find his frankness humanizing and his silliness refreshing. “You’re certain you know what you’re about with those gowns?”
“You will think my valet pressed them,” he called back in a tone filled with such portent that Charlotte half expected her muslins to be dotted with burns in the shape of smoothing irons.
It would almost be worth it, just to have this one night. This memory of a man above her station treating her as if she were above his. Of being an equal, rather than an object incapable of feelings or rights of her own. Of feeling… happy. She hugged herself in astonishment. When was the last time she’d felt safe enough and carefree enough to be happy?
She gazed wistfully at his strong back as he placed the iron in the fire. He smoothed out the first gown on the chaise longue before dampening the wrinkled material with water from the pitcher.
A man like this was even more dangerous than the sort who usually approached her, she realized in surprise. A man like this wouldn’t just take what he wanted. He’d make her want to give it to him of her own free will. Desire him. Long for his kisses. Plead for more.
She forced herself to look away.
No. She would not be like her mother. She had promised herself that the first time she’d seen her mother cry. Charlotte’s life would be different. She’d find a way to be respectable if it killed her.
Which meant keeping her distance from the tempting Mr. Fairfax. No matter what happened
Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.
In the new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.
The popular Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest
Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of over sixteen romance novels. She is represented by Lauren Abramo of the Dystel & Goderich literary agency.
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|Dogs or cats?||Dogs|
|Beer or wine?||Tequila|
|If there were no tequila:||India Pale Ale|
|Beach or mountains?||Mountains|
|Football or soccer?||Da Bears|
|Favorite movie genres:||Action/Adventure, Comedy|
|Favorite book genres:||Suspense, Thriller, Romance|
|Morning or night person?||Morning|
|Walk or run?||Rollerblade|
|Plotter or Pantser:||Storyboard + Scrivener|
|Apple or Android:||Apple|
|Tea or Coffee:||Coffee|
|Chocolate, light or dark:||Yes, please|
|Meat or veggies?||Vegetarian|
|Favorite foods:||Indian, Thai, Italian|
|Favorite music:||All of it|
|Instruments played:||Piano, guitar, violin|
Author Published works:
|2010||Too Wicked To Kiss||Kensington Zebra|
|2011||Too Sinful To Deny||Kensington Zebra|
|2012||Born To Bite||Kensington Publishing|
|2013||Tis The Season||Anthology|
|2013||Midwinter Magic||Intrepid Reads|
|2013||One Enchanted Season||Anthology|
|2013||Let It Snow||Intrepid Reads|
|2014||Dark Surrender||Intrepid Reads|
|2014||The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation||Intrepid Reads|
|2014||The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower||Intrepid Reads|
|2015||Romance Writers of America: Premiere||Anthology|
|2015||The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress||Intrepid Reads|
|2015||The Major’s Faux Fiancée||Intrepid Reads|
|2015||The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride||Intrepid Reads|
|2015||The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway||Intrepid Reads|
|2016||The Duke’s Accidental Wife||Intrepid Reads|
|2016||All I Want||Intrepid Reads|
|2017||Romancing the Rogue||WebMotion|
|2017||Lord of Chance||WebMotion|
|2017||Lord of Pleasure||WebMotion|
|2017||Lord of Night||WebMotion|
|2017||Lord of Temptation||WebMotion|
|2017||Lord of Secrets||WebMotion|
|2018||Lord of Vice||WebMotion|
Where to find Erica:
|Dukes of War fan group:||http://facebook.com/groups/DukesOfWar|
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