Monday, November 19, 2012

The Wicked Wager by Anya Wylde

 Synopsis from Goodreads:

 The infamous rake, Lord Richard Hamilton, has finally chosen his bride—the very appropriate Miss Emma Grey.

The 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 over.

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.

His 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.

Just when things seem to be going well, someone is murdered (very inconvenient), and he happens to be one of the suspects (extremely inconvenient).

His simple plan for winning the wager suddenly becomes … a tad complicated


 My review:

The Wicked WagerThe 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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