Synopsis from Goodreads:
The infamous rake, Lord Richard Hamilton, has finally chosen his bride—the very appropriate Miss Emma Grey.
ton approves, Lord Grey is pleased, Lady Grey delighted, and Emma is
over the moon, but her uncle, (the blasted) Duke of Arden opposes the
match, and Emma is ordered to move to the duke’s estate to think things
Richard Hamilton refuses to take things lying down and
concocts a plan. A plan that should have brought the lovers together and
had them married within a month. It was a simple matter of masquerading
as the duke’s gardener, compromising the lady, and then having the duke
rush them off to Gretna Green.
Alas, he underestimates the
duke’s intelligence and the tangled situation on the estate—never had he
imagined that compromising a lady could be so difficult.
endeavours lead to a comedy of errors, charades, and knotty love
affairs. Yet he forges ahead in spite of pesky house guests, a flea
bitten mattress, his lovesick best friend, and a blackmailer.
when things seem to be going well, someone is murdered (very
inconvenient), and he happens to be one of the suspects (extremely
His simple plan for winning the wager suddenly becomes … a tad complicated
The Wicked Wager by Anya Wylde
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Romance, a little mystery, and lots of confusion. This book reminded me of an Oscar Wilde play. The main couples were well developed and had good chemistry,all the other characters were interesting as well, and it had a neat little twist with the mystery, and funny dialogue. I definitely want to read more from this author.
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