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Never Trust a Scoundrel

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    entertaining early Victorian romance

    In 1845 in a game of cards, Lady Banbury assured of her hand raises the stake by anteing up her daughter. However, to her chagrin, Daniel Throckmorten takes the pot, which includes the virtue of Miss Grace Banbury. --- Grace is stunned as not only is this out of character for her prim and proper mom she lost to a noted rake whose family is always embroiled in scandal. However, Daniel may be amused by the affair, but he will never force a female into his bed. Instead his plan is to seduce Grace so that she voluntarily graces his bed. Grace assumes she can ignore his seduction and regain her freedom, but Daniel¿s kisses are hard to resist as she has fallen in love with the scoundrel who keeps raising the ante. --- The ¿introduction¿ between the lead couple is a wonderful unique concept (unless you¿re Grace) that brings a distinct freshness to the nineteenth century tale of the romance between a rake and an innocent. Daniel and Grace prove to be much more than the stereotypes as they gamble on love while the eccentric support cast especially her gambler of a mother and his out of control family enhance this entertainingly brisk early Victorian romance. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2008

    Sensual Scoundrel!

    The beautiful Miss Grace Banbury has not only been the beauty, but the brains in her highly dysfunctional family of gamblers and has always found a way to get her brother and mother out of their waging messes. But this time, her mother has done the ultimate insult and has not only gambled away the family's homes, property, and a priceless violin, which is one of Grace's most important possessions, but her along with it! The handsome Daniel Throckmorten has always turned everything he touches into gold and has a knack for recognizing a good gamble and business deal that will pay off well, but he discovers the shock at winning the beautiful Grace, especially when he is in the market for a new mistress. Upon seeing her beauty and intelligence, he is taken with her and his feelings begin to somewhat soften. How can he keep up his image of being a scoundrel and rake that has kept his image of success within society in business and bed going if he turns soft on Miss Banbury and allows her to win the wager? Suddenly Grace finds herself in a position that she never thought she would be in: a wager with a scoundrel no less! If Daniel cannot seduce her into his bed within two weeks she will lose all, but most of all she wants the priceless violin so that she can sell it and save her brother. And this is indeed a sacrifice, because Grace loves music and that violin, but she loves her brother Edward more and wants to save him before he becomes as bad as her mother, has no property and will never find a wife. As Daniel begins his seduction of Grace he begins to see her beauty is more than skin deep. And as Grace feels her passion weakening and giving into Daniel, she realizes that it is the violin and music that is between them more than the wager, and that this scoundrel is really a gentleman. Desire blazes and mysteries are uncovered regarding Daniel and Grace's family. When Grace discovers Daniel is training Edward in how to choose good business deals that pay off other than gambling, she soon begins to realize that maybe a scoundrel can be trusted, but most of all both Grace and Daniel realize that all along the wager is not as important as family and love. Gayle Callen in her usually sensual style has written another romance that is about a rake, rogue and/or scoundrel that romance readers love to hate and end up loving even more! Once again Ms. Callen has written another book that readers will absorb and lose all track of time. She cannot write fast enough!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2008

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    This was a wonderful book, if you like a book that flows along and you can't put down until the last page read this. This is my first book I have read with this author. I can't wait for her next one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2014

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    I thought I read all of Gayle Callen┬┐'s books but I seem to have

    I thought I read all of Gayle Callen¿'s books but I seem to have missed 2. This book was funny, crafty, quirky, sexy, has great characters and it answered so many questions for me about this series. I have read about Mr. Throckmorton winning his bride in a game of cards and now I know the story. Daniel is a man who holds himself closed up so he is never hurt again. Grace just wants to live a life without GAMBLING ruling her life. Her mom has such a gambling problem and now her brother does too. Not only is Daniel helping Grace but also her brother Edward. This book I give 5 fingers up and 8 toes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Loved it

    This book I was not able to put it down. So enjoyable. One of my favorites from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    True excitement

    Enjoyable

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