Lucky in Love

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A Regency Romance. Lord Warenne accepts a wager to court a desperate old maid he’s never seen and have his marriage proposal rejected in front of witnesses. He knows he’ll win; he’s lucky. But sometimes good luck is really bad luck wearing a tawdry wig and lots of face paint. Fate flips its coin. Lord Warenne finds his world upside down when he realises that sometimes to win is to lose. More
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About Cari Hislop

I’m an American married to an adorable English Goblin who makes me laugh every day. I’m an artist with a degree in fashion design, but I’ve always been a story teller. Stories are everywhere; in every scent, every glimpse out of the corner of the eye. The most magical moments of my life have been born of ‘what if?’.

I’ve been making up stories as long as I can remember, but I was ten before I 'wrote' my first story. It was a romance - the young girl’s parents are killed by a plane falling on their house so of course she moves to England. Don’t ask me where she got the money or the passport!

I knew I wanted to grow up to be an author. All my artistic talents converge on my favorite subject: people. I find both individuals and general humanity endlessly fascinating.

My genre: Regency romances (historical romances set in late Georgian England)

Rated: PG13 (PG13 as in 1985)

Style: Each of my stories tend to have their own humor depending on the character's personalities, but they always make me laugh. My plots are character driven and my stories evolve with the characters. Other than the hero and heroine somehow ending up together at the end, I never know what will really happen in the story until it happens.

Note: After much deliberation I decided to use English spelling rather than American English spelling in my stories. This will sadly irritate some people, but the USA is the only country to use American spelling while the rest of the English speaking world uses English spelling.

I don't think of my books as a series, but all my characters inhabit the same Regency Universe. Most of the main characters are either related or know of each other so my stories often intertwine.
If you ever have any questions about my stories or would like to receive an e-mail to let you know I've finished a book please e-mail me at... cari.hislop@regencyromancenovels.com

Happy Reading!

Cari Hislop

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Reviews

Review by: Burns Well on March 12, 2014 : star star star star star
This is a wonderful romance story. The whole story seemed very realistic, from the behavior of the characters to the strength and unpredictability of fate. When the characters fall in love, everyone tries to break them apart (including fate itself). But you can never predict how things will turn out in the end. The coin of luck can flip at any time, and you never know when or for how long.

Some of the characters exhibited behavior that seemed very cruel, selfish and narrow-minded. But behind that bewildering behavior was rationale that anyone could relate to.
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Review by: Joy Blossoms on July 22, 2013 : star star star
A nice read though I was put off on seeing the hero cry.It would be nice to see the duke finding a new love preferebly Miss Jenny
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Review by: Crystal Dawn on May 01, 2013 : star star star star star
A very enjoyable, romantic story.
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Review by: Jill Hamilton on Feb. 08, 2013 : star star star
Cute, dumb fluff. Emphasis on dumb. It's a sweet story, but in desperate need of a professional editor's polish. There were too many typos to overlook. The phrase 'luxurious throbbing' was used to death. It didn't even make sense. It felt more like a description of an event. The hero even said it to the heroine at the end.

I did not like the men in general. Making a wager on a girl's happiness. Two of them insisting she's going to marrying them despite her constant refusals. They were all overly cruel.

I didn't hate the heroine, but I have no idea WHY she loves him and chose him. It seemed he was the best of all options. Not a 'I can't live without you' deal.

I don't recommend it, but I don't say stay away.
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Review by: Nicole Thornton on May 28, 2012 : star star star star
This one took me by surprise. Thought it'd be your typical Regency romance, but no. Had quirkiness, good writing, interesting story, but what I liked most about it was it's sense of fun with the storyline and with the development of the characters over the life of the story.
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Review by: emr619 on Oct. 23, 2011 : star star star star
I thought this was a good book, interesting read, laugh out loud
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Review by: JackieW on Oct. 06, 2011 : star
I'm sorry I can't give this book lower than a 1 star. It was truly awful. The ‘Hero’ sobs and whines for the ‘Heroine’. Puh-leese! In the home of the ‘Villain’ no less!

Add to that the incomprehension of simple grammar and spelling, well, it’s a completely horrible book and not worth your time.
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Review by: Doris Holmes on Sep. 13, 2011 : star star star star star
Good story
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Review by: idealsoul on Aug. 08, 2011 : star star star star
a+++
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Review by: Myra Mather on March 31, 2011 : star star star star
great read!
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Review by: Isabella luna on Jan. 22, 2011 : star star star star star
loved it
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Review by: C.L.J. on Sep. 04, 2010 : star star star star star
This is a great book for an uplifting afternoon. A Regency rom-com with a little depth. The characters have reasons for their attitudes and personalities; and the nature of luck is discussed, albeit lightly.

I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who reads authors such as Heyer; I enjoyed this more than Heyer's books.
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Review by: Tori on July 31, 2010 : star star star star
I enjoyed this book. I thought the whole story was entertaining and enjoyed the characters. It was a fun light read.
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Review by: lind on April 04, 2010 : (no rating)
Delightful reading. The characters are strong, witty, and interesting enough to keep you reading. Enjoyed it very much.
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