Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Wager by Lily Maxton

The Wager


London, 1818
Anne Middleton never plays by the rules. She is willful when she should be obedient and unabashed when she should be decorous. Worse still, she can never resist a good wager... or a very naughty book. And Confessions of a Courtesan is about as sensational and risque as a book can be. Michael Grey - Earl of Thornhill - had once courted Anne's sweet and modest sister. But whilst Anne is certainly no lady of decorum, her bold impulsiveness slips through his armor, and propriety is forgotten. Now he too is immersed in the book of forbidden delights, where each page is an invitation to sin and a guide to pleasures unknown... Roused by heady desire, Michael tempts Anne in a way she cannot resist - a wager. Thus begins a game of chance, where coins have been replaced by a currency that is far more illicit. And the stakes of seduction are dangerous indeed... A Scandalous Novella

5-Stars Review

My second book this month and another awesome read. If you are looking for short, sweet as well as scandalous novel, then you will love this one. I'm so glad I was able to snag a review copy. ;)

Anne loves to wager and she hates to lose. When she and her sister made a wager about a scandalous book, which might or might not be in a certain Lord's library, things didn't go as smoothly as Anne would've liked. As she encountered Lord Thornhill and he is not someone she is overly fond of, she actually dislike him as much as he dislikes her. But then they corresponded with each other a few times and started to get along. And the next thing we know they mad e wager of their own. With that begins a story which will have you enthralled. It's interesting and very well written. Both Lord Thornhill and Anne's characters are awesome. I really liked it and felt that it ended too soon. But may be that's part of its charm. :)