As Luck Would Have It by Alissa Johnson {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 4 August, 2014 by Amanda / 6 Comments

As Luck Would Have It by Alissa Johnson {Amanda’s Review}As Luck Would Have It by Alissa Johnson
Series: Providence #1
Also in this series: McAlistair's Fortune, Tempting Fate, Destined to Last
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 303
Source: Library

After years of wild adventures overseas, Miss Sophie Everton is in no hurry to return home to the boring strictures of the ton. But she’s determined to reclaim her family’s fortune–even if she has to become a spy for the Prince Regent to do it.

Before she can get her first assignment, she lands right in the lap of the dark and dashing Duke of Rockeforte. She’s faced hungry tigers that didn’t look nearly as predatory. Somehow the blasted man manages to foil her at every turn–and make her pulse thrum with something more than just the thrill of danger.

Both are caught in a daring dance of espionage and desire. But to make a true love match, they’ll have to learn to trust in each other…and, of course, a little bit of luck.

I borrowed the next book immediately.

Thoughts on As Luck Would Have It

I snagged McAlistair’s Fortune, book three in the series, from the library first, but when I was finished, I requested As Luck Would Have It. And when I finished that book, well, I went and borrowed the second book.

A bit of historomance crack, this series.

Coming into the first book of the series already being familiar with the characters perhaps put me at an advantage, at least as far as knowing what goes on and who’s up to what. Not there’s much set up required…

I do have to admit that this was a total escape read, and under different circumstances, I likely would have found Alex overbearing and far too possessive. But I ignored it and cheered Sophie on every time she slipped through his fingers.

Though I wasn’t much of a fan of the luck arc (especially as it played out in the end), I do have to admit that Sophie and Alex were fun, and I liked finishing the book knowing that, based on my experience reading book three, Sophie’s still giving Alex a run for his money.

Definitely a fun historical romance you can escape into, while leaving you just a little breathless.


Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,


6 Responses to “As Luck Would Have It by Alissa Johnson {Amanda’s Review}”

    • Yes! Book 2 was even better than book 1, and I enjoyed book 3. And… I may need to get my hands on book 4, now that I think about it. *bounds off*

  1. “A bit of historomance crack, this series.”

    Sounds like my kind of series Amanda! I love books that are total escape reads, ones that have me shaking my head at some of the things that happen but smiling at them all the same:) I haven’t read anything by this author, clearly I need to remedy that!

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