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The Most Eligible Lord in London

(The Lords of London #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  76 reviews
In this captivating new Regency trilogy, bestselling author Ella Quinn picks up where her beloved Worthingtons series left off, as three Lords of London discover true love at last...

Handsome, rakish, incorrigibly flirtatiousFredrick, Lord Littleton, is notorious. Lady Adeline Wivenly is resolved to keep him at arms length during her first Seasonuntil she overhears another
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 31st 2020 by Zebra
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***3 STARS***

This was a DNF for me. I could barely make it through 20%. Why? Because the hero Fredrick/Frits was just too much....too sweet and too soft. Nothing roguish or rakish about him at all. I mean come on he tells his friend that he is being chaperoned by his mother for the Season because of the scandal he created the previous year. The scandal was yawn...absolutely nothing. And your mama is chaperoning you?

I read romance for the stories but I like a strong hero. That is just my
Barbara Rogers
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Series: The Lords of London #1
Publication Date: 3/31/20
Number of Pages: 320

When you have a very determined man, a hesitant, distrusting woman, and a viper intent on spoiling the works, you have all of the makings for a great read. I loved all of the characters. Both of the main characters were very charismatic, their families were loving and supporting and there wasnt a bit of navel-gazing angst. It doesnt get much better than that. The story, of course, is well-plotted, well written and
Debby "Piene Raven"
This is a first read by this author and "The Most Eligible Lord in London" by Ella Quinn is a very enjoyable read. As a first time read, I thought her story was well-written and the characters were delightful. The start of the story was a bit slow but picked up its pace.

Lady Adeline Wivenly is waiting on her debut season where she plans to meet and fall in love. She has a passion for animals and the country and wants to marry and live away from the ton. Trying to rectify his mistakes from his
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Most Eligible Lord in London
The Lords of London Series #1
Ella Quinn
Release date 03/31/2020
Publisher Kensington Zebra

Blurb :

Handsome, rakish, incorrigibly flirtatiousFredrick, Lord Littleton, is notorious. Lady Adeline Wivenly is resolved to keep him at arms length during her first Seasonuntil she overhears another womans plot to trick him into marriage. Even a rogue is undeserving of such deception, and Adeline feels obliged to warn himonly to find
Jamie :)
3 STARS ⭐ ⭐⭐

This was quite the enjoyable historical romance reads my friends *whips out antique fan* I mean the characters were delightfully formal and this book was all about making you yearn for the slightest brush of hands or the daring kisses on ones palms or knuckles.

It was all very drawn out and Lord do you mind and not at all my lady very demur and dreamy and shoved with romantic carriage riding and going out for ices and appearing at ones door with a waiting or appointment card in ones
Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨

I was so excited for this book when I got the ARC from Netgalley - however, it didn't take me long to be disillusioned by it. One problem after the other popped up and ruined the experience for me.


Plot: This was really more a matter of a lack of plot. I couldn't find the plot at all. The story moved in circles - it repeated itself, the same things happened over and over and over again. It got boring real fast.

Mid-story: Even though this was the
Pelusa Rivera
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
ahhhh another great book by Ella. I have a been a fan for a while and it seems that everytime I sit down with a historical fiction romance book I end up having a happy heart and it happened with this one too. we meet Fritz who has decided he is going to marry and be happy about it different than the men from his family, however things do not go as planned and when he meets and pursues and his supposed to marry someone he feels is the one, he panics and flees,. Now he is back again not sure of ...more
Frederick, Baron Littleton, Frits to his friends, is well known, wealthy, handsome, titled, and therefore touted as the catch of the season. He made a grievous error last season that nearly saw him wed to a woman he realized was totally wrong for him. This season he's trying again to find the right wife and thinks he's succeeded in Lady Adeline Wivenly. Too bad she is also friends with the lady he made an enemy of last season.

Lady Adeline Wivenly is determined to keep Frits at bay, despite the
Mary Hart
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

I enjoyed this book. It includes characters from previous books but that doesn't detract from this story. Frits has decided he needs to settle down. He likes the country rather than the town. He made a bit of a hash of the previous season as he realised too late that he wasn't compatible with the seasons diamond and rushed home. Unfortunately he now reaslises that Adeline is the one...but she's a great friend of his last passion. Adeline wonders if he's a rake, is he sincere, will they be
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ms. Quinn has another enjoyable read in her regency era novels. Her writing and character development is delightful. People often believe others, taking only one side of the story, without thinking of the other person's perspective. The truth usually lies somewhere in between the tales. Lady Adeline Wivenly is in her first season, loves animals, the country, and hopes to marry. She is attracted to Fredrick, Lord Littleton, whom her friend has deemed as a rake. Frits knows her did not handle his ...more
Kristin Davison
Feb 22, 2020 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I would like to thank netgalley and Kensington Books for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I didn't care for any of the main characters, and I didn't like that there were 3 povs.
Jessica Grogan
Meh. I didnt like that the hero was obsessed with the heroine almost immediately since that was his big mistake the previous season. I also didnt like the third POV from the other suitor.

*I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
...a confounded eligible Lord!

I rather enjoyed this despite the fact that our heroine' Adeline drove me crazy with her definition of a rake which "Frederick, Lord LittletonFrits to his mother and grandmother"just didn't seem to be. (To my mind anyway.) Of course Lady Adeline Wivenly's views have been colored by a rather stern young woman Frits had been dazzled by last season. Someone he'd courted assiduously until he decided they were very different people. He'd wrongly fled back to his beloved
Maxine (novelteafox)
Well that was a bit disappointing.

Ok lets start with the good points.
1) the hero didnt constantly objectify the heroine. He didnt constantly refer to his body reacting to the mere sight of her lovely form. That was refreshing. He went out of his way to want to know her. Not just lust after her.
2)The heroine had a love for dogs. I Stan a dog lover.
3) I enjoyed the Jane Austin PP vibes I got from the book. She had a preconceived idea about him being rake because her friend said as much. Very
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
I found it hard to get into this story. The hero feels a bit one-dimensional and the plot is really slow. There are great historical details, but I was not able to get emotionally invested in the characters.

The main conflict gets resolved about 2/3 of the way through the novel, then they add a new subplot that is historically significant but feels like it comes out of nowhere.

Then the plot gets a bit crazypants.

On a weird note, most of the intimate scenes are of the antagonist and his lovers,
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
It was nice to see a man, Frits, pursuing a woman, Adeline, so determinately! I did feel that the book dragged on towards the end. I think there should have been another way for Adeline to finally decide she loved Frits. I look forward to the rest of this series. I received an ARC from NetGalley and Kensington Books for my honest review.
Alys Murray
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ella Quinn's historical romances are great, delicious, indulgent comfort food, and The Most Eligible Lord in London is no exception! The book does have a slightly slower start, but once the pace picks up, it's impossible to put down. Our heroine is bold and honorable and totally cool!
Carol Bisig
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lord Littleton made a mistake last season, now he is paying for it! He is rich, handsome, and single, normally enough to set all of the debutantes swooning! Not so Lady Adeline, she is determined to dislike his lordship, no matter how much she tingles when touched! I love the Great Dane, as does our heroine, who has wanted a dog since she was little. She refused to think him as a serious suitor due to his being a rake, much less what he did last Season! I love reading a well-written story, where ...more
4 Stars
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: The Lords of London

I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Kim Vanravenswaay
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank goodness for match making mama's. But if Adeline hadn't overheard a couple of women detailing how they were going to compromise Frits, she might not have given him a chance. They have so much in common. They make such a cute couple.
Mar 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
The Most Eligible Lord in London (The Lords of London #1) by Ella Quinn 4 stars

This is a brand new series by Ella Quinn and an offshoot from her Marriage Game series. In fact it takes place around the same time as "The Marquis She's Been Waiting For". I enjoy Ms. Quinn's Regencies and this one was an engaging read. It is nice that a character from a prior book (Littleton) gets his own HEA. Both Littleton and Adeline are trying to find their life partners among their peers amidst the constraints
wow. what a convoluted plot. weird kidnappings, influenza. It was a soap opera worthy plot in one book without the sexy times at least not by the main protagonists.
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great continuation of Ella Quinn's previous series. It also works as a stand alone series as those previous stories are not fully necessary to enjoy this book. I truly did enjoy it and it was great to get Fits' story!
Alyce Caswell
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you're after a slow burn and want to actually wonder "will they/won't they?", then this is definitely your kind of romance. Very rarely do you get to read about a relationship travelling naturally from start to finish without being rushed along. I appreciated that. However, I wasn't too keen on seeing so much of the antagonist's perspective (was it just for padding?) and the secondary antagonists who appeared afterwards made
Sara Hodge
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has everything one could wish for in a regency romance and I absolutely loved it! The development of Aveline and Fits relationship felt authentic and was a delight to read. Both characters are inherently likeable, relatable and so well suited to each other. I couldnt stop smiling while I read this and enjoyed it so much I finished it in one afternoon. Its perfect escapism and I really cant recommend it highly enough! ...more
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Another lovely story from Ella Quinn. I love that she allows her characters the breathing room to get to know one another. This is a story of a true courtship: from attraction, to friends, to forever. However, thats not to say its a perfect story. The romance gets an A, but in addition to getting chapters from both the hero and heroines POV, we also get them from the villain, which is distracting. (Really, its just a way to get in more sex scenes - hes an unapologetic whore). And theres a rushed ...more
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adeline is getting ready for her come out when she is introduced to Lord Littleton. Frits is trying hard to overcome his mistake last season. Now that he has decided who would be his perfect wife he has to prove himself. Cute fun read with some drama added to it.
Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a simple, quick read. I liked seeing things from the mans point of view as the hero realizes that he messed up the previous season by spending too much time with one woman only to realize that they had little in common. Now hes back to look again for a wife and hes immediately attracted to Adeline. The only problem is that shes friends with the lady he offended from last year and that woman has warned Adeline that he is a rake. So somehow he has to demonstrate that hes not a rake and ...more
Sarah Wayne
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Ella Quinn has been hit or miss for me and this one was a miss unfortunately. I need a good story to jump up and catch me within the first chapter and this one failed to do so even by the 8% mark. The synopsis drew me in, but reality didn't match up. I dont give up on the author though because historical romance is my go to genre read. Thanks for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinns studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side (political science professor and lawyer). Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.

She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and two beautiful granddaughters, and a

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