Gambling on Love (Entangled Scandalous) [NOOK Book]

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Gambling on Love by Nancy Fraser

Dressed as a boy, Felicity Beaumont devises a plan to move her fathers illegally owned slaves north to safety using the gambling ...
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Gambling on Love (Entangled Scandalous)

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Overview


Gambling on Love by Nancy Fraser

Dressed as a boy, Felicity Beaumont devises a plan to move her fathers illegally owned slaves north to safety using the gambling river boat known as the River Maiden. Unbeknownst to its charismatic captain, Jake McCade, of course.



Jake doesnt trust women, and when he discovers Felicitys subterfuge, he remembers exactly why. While they find themselves in agreement about helping the slaves, they are at odds over everything else, including their quickly escalating feelings for one another.



Will gambling on love be a bust or reap a happily ever after?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622661701
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/20/2013
  • Series: McCade Legacy
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 506,855
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Nancy Fraser has been writing since she was a child, most often on walls and with crayons or (heaven forbid) permanent marker. Since first becoming published in 1996, Nancy has received numerous five star reviews for her futuristic, time travel romance. She's also published in short contemporary, historical romance and vintage historical romances set during the Golden Decade of Rock & Roll (1955-1964). When not writing fiction, Nancy likes to spend time with her grandchildren and is excitedly awaiting a new addition to her grand-family in July, 2013.

Patti Shenberger recently signed a contract for her twenty-first romance novel/novella sale. She is published in short contemporary, historical time travel, paranormal and erotic romance, as well as multi-published in fiction and non-fiction magazine length work. She is a member of RWA, the Greater Detroit RWA (where she currently serves as President and is the Booksellers Best Chair for the past twelve years). When she's not writing, Patti can be found with her nose buried in a book.
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  • Posted June 16, 2013

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    This was a quick-reading and highly entertaining story that is p

    This was a quick-reading and highly entertaining story that is perfect for an afternoon retreat.  Felicity is a very modern woman in a not so modern package: determined, intelligent and a bit headstrong, she disguises herself to deliver her father’s slaves to freedom.   Using every possible advantage from being the daughter of a wealthy businessman, she books passage for herself and the runaways on a steamboat. 




    Unfortunately this part of the story falls to the wayside when a storm reveals Felicity’s true identity to the steamship captain Jake.  Here is where we lose track of the slaves, as they continue upriver with Jake’s cousin, while Jake languishes in a jail cell, accused of kidnapping by Felicity’s overbearing father.   At this point, the two have an attraction, as yet unfulfilled, when Felicity is able to convince her father to drop charges against Jake.  He agrees, with one caveat – the two are to marry, as he is concerned for his daughter’s reputation.  While much of the setting and background was very late 1860’s, their conversation and connection feel very contemporary.  The two agree, to a ‘trial’ marriage, believing that their differences will keep them apart. 




    While plans are never something one should make about emotion, we see their connection start to deepen, though this is mostly accomplished with interior moments as they think of one another.  Despite their being focused on their own interests, each time they meet up their connection feels more real and solid.  As they fall from attracted to in love on that path to the happy ever after, their sexy scenes increase and display the deeper connection and enjoyment of one another.  




    With characters to appreciate and charm, a clever and fast paced story and the aforementioned happy ending, there is little that goes wrong in this story. Fans of historical romance, and those who aren’t sure they could like the genre should give this one a try – it’s got a touch of something for both. 




    I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of honest review for the book tour. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2013

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    When I first picked up this book and read the description, I tho

    When I first picked up this book and read the description, I thought, “A book about the end of slavery and getting freed slaves north, with a love story mixed in…sounds good.” When halfway through the book that part of the story seemed to end. I thought, “Okay, now what’s the story going to be about?” A lot! Southern Charm, a mad, rich, powerful daddy, an ex-lover, and sweet love scenes, just to name a few!

    Felicity is so passionate and determined, anything she sets her mind to she does. She helps anyone who needs it, even if that means marrying Jake to keep him out of jail. After all, she is the one who got him there. As she and Jake learn how to be married, she also learns that with Jake at her side, there’s not a lot that can’t be done. As she makes the town she’s living in a better place, she gains the respect of Jake. But he knows that one day, he’ll have to let her go. After all, they aren’t in love…or are they? Will they let love slip through their fingers just because they are afraid of being hurt?

    This book is quick, easy read. Great for a lazy afternoon of resting, relaxing and reading! While it is a historical, it really doesn’t read like one, so even if you’re not quite a fan of historical romance, pick up a copy anyway! I’ll bet you’ll find you like it! I’m looking forward to reading more books from The McCade Legacy Series. This book was received for an honest review from the publisher.

    Rating: 4

    Heat Rating: Mild

    Reviewed by: AprilP

    Review Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2013

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    With Felicity Beaumont¿s privileged upbringing and Jake McCade b

    With Felicity Beaumont’s privileged upbringing and Jake McCade being a gambling riverboat owner, it wouldn’t seem these two people could make it as a couple. But Felicity’s feistiness, sense of honor, and doing the right thing fit well with Jake’s strong character. Their clashes kept me turning the pages.

    Gambling on Love is an enjoyable read, and it was so easy to fall in love with Jake and Felicity. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written Historical Romance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Where to start with my praise for Gambling on Love? How about wi

    Where to start with my praise for Gambling on Love? How about with giving Nancy and Patti 5 well-deserved stars for this wonderful work! I don’t normally read historical fiction, but Jake McCade and Felicity Beaumont instantly captured my attention and heart right from the first page. As their partnership for transporting Miss Beaumont’s father’s slaves (no longer slaves in her eyes, but free thanks to Mr. Lincoln) turns things horrible for Mr. McCade, the story takes an unexpected turn. Felicity and Jake must remain in each others company for an agreed upon amount of time. 
    I found myself inching closer and closer to my book while reading, maybe in hopes of submerging myself in their story and their journey. Felicity is an amazingly strong woman who cares for everyone she comes in contact while Jake doesn’t believe in love and is content to running his gambling riverboat. It would be wonderful to have these two in your life in real life.
    Nancy and Patti do a wonderful job of keeping to the time period in which Gambling on Love takes place, and I can only imagine how much extra time and effort was placed into their story to be extremely accurate. 
    Adding this book to my “Must Read Again!” pile as well as my recommended list!!
    Thank you ladies for this wonderful story of two amazing people.








    (I received an ARC for my honest review and this is my honest to goodness, straight from the heart review!)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

    The McCades are a family I really want to know. Felicity Beaumon

    The McCades are a family I really want to know. Felicity Beaumont is a strong, enlightened and intelligent woman. She is not afraid to take action when she sees an injustice. Her plan to free her father's slaves results in her meeting Jake McCade, the Captain of the River Maiden. His riverboat will transport "the cargo" to freedom. Initially he does not see through her disguise as Frank, but Jake is a man of honor and once he finds out he treats her with respect. He is jailed and charge with Felicity's kidnapping. The couple are forced to marry by Felicity's vengeful father. I found their love sweet, touching and very romantic. The picture of life on the Mississippi after the Civil War is a beautiful and interesting background. These authors have a wonderful way with words. Their characters even the minor ones charm and enchant. I can't wait for the next book in the series! I hope I don't have to wait too long.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

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    Short summary: Gambling On Love is the story of a young woman wh

    Short summary: Gambling On Love is the story of a young woman who sees the injustice in her father retaining his slaves even after President Lincoln’s proclamation to free them. She hires riverboat owner, Jake McCade, to help her move her friends north. Because she doesn’t have all the money she needs to pay the passage, she disguises herself as a young boy and convinces Jake to take her along to St. Louis. When Felicity’s plan unravels, poor Jake lands in jail and the two are forced into marriage to save her family’s good name. Felicity grows steadily from a naive young girl to a compassionate and loving woman. Just when everything seems perfect, a person from Jake’s past threatens their Happily-Ever-After and Felicity must steel herself against the possibility of losing the man she loves forever.
    My review: First of all, let me say, Gambling On Love was one of the best historical romances I’ve read in ages, and definitely the best in the past few years. It had a wonderful and believable plot, a number of steamy love scenes (which the authors do extremely well) and probably the most tender, loving deflowering of a virgin I’ve ever read! I fell totally in love with the hero after that scene alone (ok, maybe I was already smitten).

    The dreaded ‘black moment’ at the end was extremely well done with just the right amount of angst for the heroine and a smidgen of doubt for the reader.

    According to the cover, this book is part of a series and I can’t wait for the next installment. I know the publisher (Entangled) hasn’t been doing historical romance for that long. However, if they keep putting out books of this quality, I’ve no doubt they’ll be challenging the big houses in no time!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

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    The Civil War is over and the 13th amendment has been passed. No

    The Civil War is over and the 13th amendment has been passed. Now Felicity Beaumont is trying to get her father's illegally indentured workers north to St. Louis.  To do this she has sold off some of her deceased mothers silver and fripperies.  She chopped off her hair and dressed to look like a boy of 15 or 16.  She has arranged with Jake McCade, the owner of the gambling river boat to take them.  Unfortunately a storm tears up the boat and Felicity is knocked out.  This is when Jake finally realizes that the young man is indeed a rather striking young woman.  When Felicity’s father finds his daughter and his “property” missing he goes looking for them.  He catches up to them and has Jake arrested for theft and kidnapping.  He and Felicity are forced to marry or he will go to jail.  Can a marriage between a southern lady and a man who prefers the sights, sounds, and smells of a gambling boat work?  It will take Gambling on Love.
    This is a smart, sexy historical novel.  Well told with a good feel for the times.  The chemistry between Jake and Felicity is fun romance at its best.  I stayed up late reading this because I just couldn’t put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    Jake McCade has been duped! Not only did the young man arranging

    Jake McCade has been duped! Not only did the young man arranging transport north for a family of slaves trick him in to accepting half the money now and half upon arrival, when the young man is injured, it turns out he’s no man at all but a young woman.
    Felicity Beaumont only wants to do what is right. Her father tricked the family into signing papers keeping them indentured even after slavery was abolished. Only her father caught up with her before they reached their destination and she and Jake must wed or he faces jail.
    What a refreshing historical romance. Felicity is a smart woman who knows how to take care of herself, her man and others along with making her place in the town. Jake was not a jerk of a man, rather one that despite his reluctance to give his heart again, finds himself caring deeply for his woman and he supports her in all that she does.
    The sex scenes are hot and believable because you can feel the growing affection between the couple. I’m looking forward to the next book by these two authors.
    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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