Title: The Wager
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 Thus begins a game of chance, where coins have been replaced by a currency that is far more illicit.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...
Author: Lily Maxton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Affair, The Love Match, The Mistake
Series: Sisters of Scandal #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Affair, The Love Match, The Mistake
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: August 11th 2014
Genres: Erotic Historical Romance, Erotic Romance, Romance
Pages: 80 pages
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The Wager is book two in Lily Maxton’s Sister’s of Scandal series. I very much liked both Anne and Michael. Their story is a bit unconventional but it works. I am a sucker for historicals with strong women who buck society’s oppressiveness. Anne is very outspoken and doesn’t follow the rules. Because of that, she’s passed over by many would-be suiters.
Michael, the Earl of Thornhill, once asked for her older sister, Elizabeth’s hand in marriage. She ran off and married someone else. An accidental meeting in a library of a party host, finds Anne face to face with Michael. She’s there to settle a wager with her sister by finding a scandalous book in his residence. After which Anne and Michael start corresponding by letter. Things ramp up from there and many wagers are embarked upon. Such fun!!
The story was quick and I definitely wanted more of Anne and Michael! The characters were well rounded and I truly enjoyed them! The story was well paced and I never felt rushed or that it was quickly wrapped up. I look forward to getting my hands on the next book in the series and hopefully get an update on these two!