THE TWELFTH NIGHT WAGER
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Published date: November 3, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance–Regency
Source: Received for a honest review
Book Description (from amazon)
THE REDHEADED RAKE
It was a dull day at White’s the day he agreed to the wager: seduce, bed and walk away from the lovely Lady Leisterfield, all by Twelfth Night. But this holiday season, Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, planned to give himself a gift.
THE VIRTUOUS WIDOW
She was too proper by half—or so was the accusation of her friends, which was why her father had found her a husband. But Lord Leisterfield was now gone a year, and Grace was at last shedding the drab colors of mourning. The house felt empty, more so during the coming Christmastide, and so tonight would begin with a scandalous piece of theater. The play would attract rogues, or so promised her friend the dowager countess. Rogues, indeed. The night would preface the greatest danger—and the greatest happiness—that Grace had ever known.
Such an amazing book by an equally amazing author! I simply love to read anything by Regan Walker! When Christopher St. Ives, aka, Viscount Eustace, accepted a wager from his good friend Ormond, he had no idea he was being set up. The challenge was not only to seduce and bed Grace, Lady Leisterfield, but to walk away from her, just as he had done with all his other conquests. Seemed like easy money to Eustace. But as he gets to know the lovely, virtuous Grace, he finds that he not only enjoys her company, but craves her attention. When he learns that Grace is being blackmailed by an odious little man for something that her deceased husband did, he also finds that he is quite protective of her. But is he willing to forget about the wager and claim the ultimate prize? And can Grace, who knows about his despicable wager, trust Christopher when she believes that all he is using her for is to win a bet?
If you are looking for a quick, easy, enjoyable Christmas novella, then The Twelfth Night Wager is definitely for you! With great dialogue, witty humor, and lots of romance, this book has a little bit of everything. I loved the connection between Grace and Christopher, even though their relationship started out as a wager. His “knight in shining armor” characteristics will make you fall in love and with Grace’s resistant and determined nature, you will quickly become entranced by their story. While this book shares the characters of Ormond and Mary in Ms. Walker’s Agents of the Crown series, it is unnecessary to read those books in order to connect with the characters and storyline found in this novel. It’s simply a great chance to revisit and reconnect with Mary and Ormond for those who have read her previous books. A great novella!
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by AprilP
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