The Earl's Secret Bargain

The Earl's Secret Bargain

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by Ruth Ann Nordin
     
 

Lord Davenport and Lord Pennella have just made a bet for the hand of Miss Regina Giles. The gentleman she chooses wins the loser’s estate.

It’s the most daring wager at White’s, and quite possibly the most foolish.

Toby York, the Earl of Davenport, knew it was a mistake to make the wager when Lord Pennella stormed into White’s

Overview

Lord Davenport and Lord Pennella have just made a bet for the hand of Miss Regina Giles. The gentleman she chooses wins the loser’s estate.

It’s the most daring wager at White’s, and quite possibly the most foolish.

Toby York, the Earl of Davenport, knew it was a mistake to make the wager when Lord Pennella stormed into White’s bragging that he could get any lady he wished. Toby really should have kept his mouth shut. But he didn’t.

And now there are only three things he can do to protect Miss Giles. One, he must get her to choose him instead of Pennella. Two, he must make sure she never finds out about the wager. And three, he must quietly break off the engagement so that she is free to marry a gentleman worthy of her. As long as he doesn’t fall in love with her, there should be no problems.

Too bad things never work out the way they’re planned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152053999
Publisher:
Ruth Ann Nordin
Publication date:
07/15/2014
Series:
Marriage by Deceit , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
11,354
File size:
603 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I'm a stay-at-home mom of four school-aged boys and the proud wife of a veteran of the US Air Force. I live in Montana where I am fortunate to spend my days creating new worlds with characters I fall in love with. I've written over forty romances and have plans to write many more in the years to come.

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The Earl's Secret Bargain 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is bullyied into making a ridiculous wager. She marries him anyway because her mommy tells her too. Two pathetic characters in a poorly written and boring story.
SaSers More than 1 year ago
What another great read by Ruth Ann Nordin. The Earl's Secret Bargain is the first book in the Marriage by Deceit series but some of the characters will seem familiar. If you loved her Marriage by Scandal series, you will fall in love with this new series! If you have not read her Marriage by Scandal Series, I highly recommend it. This series will be a stand alone series but does have characters that cross over. If you have read His Reluctant Lady, you may recall a bet that was revealed by Christopher (my all time favorite Character in her Regency Series) to Agatha who released it to the Tittletattle... well this book is about Lord Davenport and Lord Pennella trying to win the hand of Miss Regina Giles. The winner wins the others estate. With nothing to lose Toby agrees to the bet but there is a catch. Want to find out what it is??? Then go buy the book :) The things Toby (Lord Davenport) must go through to convince Miss Giles that he is honorable will pull at your heartstrings. This is a multi POV read. The story flowed really well, the characters where well written and very entertaining. The descriptions to detail where so well written you could easily picture in your mind the scene without overdoing it. Would I recommend this book? Absofreakinglutely! I also recommend her Regency Collection! Would I read more from this author? Just try and stop me!!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I enjoyed this delightful story. It was different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great. Fun to read and great characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I appreciate the fact that this book was free (that's why the two stars) I appreciate the fact that the book didn't need editing( that used to be a given, in this era of digital self publishing thats how low the bar is) The characters are ordinary and the last half of the book has nothing but sex. This book is a waste of time.
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Jutzie More than 1 year ago
The Earl’s Secret Bargain by Ruth Ann Nordin Marriage by Deceit Series Book One Toby York, Earl of Davenport is sick and tired of the braggart Lord Pennella and gets caught up in a wager with him at White’s. Who can win the heart of the woman Toby’s chooses, Pennella or him? Who knew such a foolish wager can lead him to the best thing in his life? Or that the same wager can cause him to lose so much? Miss Regina Giles is being pushed into marriage by her well-meaning mother. They had wealth without a title and thanks to Lady Seyton’s lessons, she could supposedly catch a titled man’s eye and get a proposal within the month. This being her mother’s wishes not her own. Yet when two men both start vying for her attentions, she finds having the title that comes along with Lord Davenport wouldn’t be such a bad thing. A good honest, humble man...or not. Secrets always seem to come to light and expose the truth, they usually never choose a good time to do so. Toby is determined to regain Regina’s trust and prove that he is the man she thought he was, only trust lost is very difficult to recover. Several characters from previous books have cameos in this story, Lord Edon, Clement and Roderick and of course Mister Robinson whose book this story begins in. Looking forward to book two when Lady Seyton is asked to help a duke find a wife. **Sexual content within marriage