The Groom's Gamble: A Novella [NOOK Book]

Overview

An original novella linked to Jade Lee's hot new Regency bride series, a prequel to What the Groom Wants.

Caroline Lyncott, great grandaughter of the Duke of Bucklynde, has a secret. Years ago she was attacked and still bears the terrible scars. To escape the scandal and the reminders, she left everything behind to become housekeeper to a Scottish brother and sister.

Gregory Murray, the Earl Of Hartfell, has a secret as well: he harbors a deep ...

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The Groom's Gamble: A Novella

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Overview

An original novella linked to Jade Lee's hot new Regency bride series, a prequel to What the Groom Wants.

Caroline Lyncott, great grandaughter of the Duke of Bucklynde, has a secret. Years ago she was attacked and still bears the terrible scars. To escape the scandal and the reminders, she left everything behind to become housekeeper to a Scottish brother and sister.

Gregory Murray, the Earl Of Hartfell, has a secret as well: he harbors a deep attraction to his housekeeper, Mrs. Lyncott. He knows she has a past, but doesn't know how to fix the pain that still haunts her. His investigation leads him to the darkest London gaming hell and a villain too powerful to destroy.

Can his love overcome her desperate past? Can she risk her heart despite the evil that still haunts her nightmares?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402283857
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,679
  • File size: 579 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. An author of more than 30 romance novels and winner of dozens of industry awards, she finally gets to play in the best girl-heaven place of all: a Bridal Salon! In her new series, four women find love as they dress the most beautiful brides in England. Lee lives in Champaign, Illinois.
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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    Caroline Lyncott is the great grandaughter of the Duke of Buckly

    Caroline Lyncott is the great grandaughter of the Duke of Bucklynde, but this family connection is more of a hindrance than a help. She is an educate and talented lady who has never been introduced to polite society. Now she is the housekeeper for Lord Hartfell.
    To help his sister find a suitor the Lord asks her to become Lady Anne's companion. She agrees. Caroline loves the handsome lord but she has a secret. If it's revealed, what will happen to her? Will she ever find love? Jade Lee has written a well plotted novella that is the prequel to her February release, What the Groom Wants. I love Caroline and Gregory as well as the rest of the delightful supporting characters that Jade has created. Caroline is such a strong willed woman. She has a logical mind that is more than a match for Gregory . The love and the desire between these two is romantic and at the same time very sensual. I love the thread of suspense running through the story. It was impossible to put this book down. Jade Lee is a talented author. I love her writing.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    This story was great! I loved reading about Caroline and Gregory

    This story was great! I loved reading about Caroline and Gregory. They made a great couple. I really liked how Caroline was able to overcome her past and remain strong. Also how Gregory made her feel beautiful and confident. The only thing was I wished their story was longer. They were such a sweet couple.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Short and sweet

    Sweet read with sexual tension. Only 87 pages. Would have liked more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    recommend

    interesting story. well written

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    good

    You will enjoy this quick romantic read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    A Lord and A Housekeeper-do they mix?

    A housekeeper related to a duke but with branded breasts. A lord who is desperately trying to marry off his sister and thus turn her attentions away from a gypsy. When the housekeeper is attacked and her breasts bared so the branding is bared, the lord comes up with a daring plan that affects the future of all three of them. What is it and does it work? Read the book and find out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    Reader

    This was a cute short. A little suspense, a little wonder and some smiles. Good read for one rainy day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    A good book to read

    Very inspiring.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    I enjoyed reading this novella. It was a quick read, and I wish

    I enjoyed reading this novella. It was a quick read, and I wish we could have gotten a little more of Caroline and Gregory's story. I'm sure the rest of the Bridal Favors series is more in depth.

    I always like a story where the woman of lower social standing falls in love with the lord of the manor. In this case, Caroline is from a noble family, but circumstances have landed her as the housekeeper to the Earl of Hartfell, where she competently manages the household and the squabbling between the earl and his sister. In a bargain neither sibling likes, the sister agrees to partake in a season to find a husband, with Caroline as her companion, if Gregory will hunt for a wife during the season too. The only trouble is, he's already quite taken with his housekeeper. What's an earl to do?

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    recommend

    recommend will look for more by this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    THE GROOMS GAMBLE

    Very good short story.

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  • Posted March 23, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    It was OK.................................................. Peop

    It was OK..................................................
    People Magazine would have loved this story.   Duke falls for housekeeper.  Yeah.  I'm sure that happened a lot.   Have no idea what happens to his bimbo sister who is chasing all over town after some gypsy.   I'm sure I'll never find out because I'll never read this author again.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Liked it

    This is my first book by this author, and I liked it. Very likable characters, great chemistry, good storyline for a novella. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Good story, like the characters

    Enjoyed the plotline and the characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Enjoyable

    Pleasant quick read. Ending was good even if it felt a bit rushed. Liked the strong characters, especially the heroine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    good

    Enjoyable quick read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Well you made a fan out of me.

    Love and will be reading what you got to offer I am 60 and have read 100's of books by other writers my frist Sandra Hill Elizabeth Hoty Cathy Maxwell Danille Harmon Hannah Howell Donna Grant and so many others who all deserve praise. And now you it short but all so sweet. Ms.D From Bronx, NY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Loved it

    Loved it. Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this novel yoirselves and write your own review.I enjoyed reading this short novel. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

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