Luck Is No Lady by Amy Sandas is the 1st novel in her Fallen Ladies series of f/m Regency historical romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.
This series is centred around the underworld of Regency London, starring protagonists with shady backgrounds and/or scandalous situations. This story pairs up the mathematically-talented daughter of a fiscally imprudent gentleman and an illegitimate nobleman’s son turned gambling venue owner as
together, they fight crime! the former takes a dubious secret job as a bookkeeper to try and pay off her family’s debts.
Offered in multiple regions worldwide, available at select retailers.
Free for a limited time, available in Canada & the US & UK and many other regions worldwide @ Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iTunes (not all retailers carry the freebie in all countries, so it’s worth trying all of them until you find one which has it for yours, if it happens to be offered). This may also be free in certain regions @ Kobo & Google Play
He’s the dangerously charming owner of a gambling hell.
She’s the brilliant daughter of a gentleman drowning in debt.
Forced to use her talent for mathematics to save her family, Emma finds herself drawn from London’s glittering ballrooms deep into its gritty underworld…and discovers there the pleasure of falling from grace.
Emma Chadwick always assumed she’d live and die the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father’s death reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at London’s most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice and corruption on all sides, it is imperative the ton never discovers Emma’s shameful secret or her reputation—and her life—will be ruined.
But Roderick Bentley, the hell’s sinfully wealthy owner, awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless overindulgence, she soon discovers that to win the love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the game…and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace.