An Earl Like You: The Wagers of Sin

An Earl Like You: The Wagers of Sin

by Caroline Linden

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ISBN-13: 9780062672940
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Wagers of Sin , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 35,433
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Caroline Linden knew from an early age she was a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before turning to fiction. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award, the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, and RWA’s RITA® Award, and have been translated into seventeen languages around the world.

She lives in New England with her family. Find her online at www.CarolineLinden.com.

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An Earl Like You: The Wagers of Sin 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Main characters were a little boring. Not my favorite book of hers.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 5 months ago
When a set up turns in to the real thing, how many people will pay for the set up? Hugh Deveraux, the newly appointed Earl of Hastings finds that his coffers are in need of replenishment. The sale of land not possible. The working of a job out of the question. What would a man of the ton do to replenish his coffers? The gaming hells become the place to be. Thing start to look down or up depends on how you see things. The Earl finds a offer on the table. One that could answer all his problems. He just need to do one thing. Eliza Cross or at least the elder Mr. Cross have the means to provide exactly what Hugh needs. He just have a stipulation for Hugh to meet. Eliza and Hugh find themselves in each other company on many different occasions and find that they enjoy each other company. This leads to more time together and soon a proposal. But like all good things something has to be in the way. I found myself enjoying their time together. I like Hugh and Eliza as both individuals and as they got to know each other. I did find a few things that I did not like. Eliza's father seemed to be a bit much, but that's a father of new money for those times. I did not like the counter blame from Hugh when the stipulation came out. I did not like the quick acquiescence of Eliza. With the likes and dislikes of this read it was still a good read that gave me time to travel away for everyday life.
Anonymous 6 months ago
When Hugh Deveraux, seventh Earl of Hastings, succeeded to his new title, he found that his father had spent all of the family wealth. This leaves him with no other choice but to marry a wealthy woman. The best place to go to achieve that is London so he packs up his mother and sisters and off they go. Elizabeth (Eliza) Cross lost her mother when the woman gave birth to her brother who also died shortly after. Her father has made a fortune in business speculation deals. While not part of the aristocracy, she is an heiress with a good education. Even with her wealth, Eliza knows she is no beauty. Mr. Cross has observed how Hugh gambles and is impressed with cool, calm demeanor even if he loses. Hugh discovers that Mr. Cross has bought up all of the debt that his father ran up and he is intrigued to know why. Mr. Cross invites Hugh to dine with him and Eliza. Hugh and Eliza have an enjoyable time chatting at dinner, but Mr. Cross tends to interrogate Hugh on his various beliefs, such as politics. Now, Mr. Cross wants Hugh to marry his very wealthy daughter and his debts will be paid. But he wants Hugh to court her first and make her fall in love with him. Eliza may be a rather plain young woman, but she has a happy, outgoing personality and is quite intelligent. When she and Hugh spend time together, they make one another happy. For a rather serious man, Hugh tends to smile a lot when he’s around Eliza. Soon, their togetherness turns to attraction and finally results in marriage. When Eliza moves into Hugh’s home, she feels she must try very hard to become friends with his mother and sisters. With her decorating knowledge, soon she and Hugh’s mother become close but one sister is still rather cold to her. Why is that and how can she change it? Will Hugh’s agreement with Mr. Cross to court and marry Eliza remain secret? Caroline Linden has once again written a great story and I enjoyed it very much. Eliza is a delightful character and Hugh is as well. I only wish Hugh had been more honest with his family. (You have to read the book to understand what I mean by that.) Copy provided by NetGalley and Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Historical_Romance_Lover 6 months ago
I loved Hugh and Eliza's story!! Eliza and Hugh seem to just click from the very beginning. She has no idea that her father has arranged this courtship. Soon after their marriage, Eliza learns the truth. Can Hugh convince her that he did in fact, marry her for love? I really loved watching Eliza and Hugh come together. So often in historical romance there is conflict between the H/H during their courtship. The conflict for this couple was after the marriage. But I loved watching Hugh convince Eliza that even though her father may have persuaded him to start to court her, that he did fall in love with her during their courtship. I can't wait to see what Linden has in store for the next book in The Wagers of Sin series!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
From the dedication, the tone of the book was set. Love the main characters Hugh and especially Eliza who both have to overcome the lives that they are born into and remain true to themselves.
Joana_Varela 6 months ago
I have received an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4.5* This story is somewhat a marriage of convenience – at least for one of the parties involved. I really liked Eliza, she was the sweetest. In the beginning, she wore pink glasses when looking at the world, but I have to admit I loved her innocence. Hugh, on the other hand, has no other choice but to see the world as it really is – and I think that’s one of the reasons why we readers can forgive him for acting the way he does. It was so romantic to see them develop their feelings for each other, and being so protective as well. Both main characters are so lovable that we just root for their happy ending from beginning to end, even with families imposing and trying to keep them apart. The book has a bit of mystery and lies in the middle, that helps the story flow and keeps the readers interested. I read it just a few hours, that’s how much it kept me interested!
Joana_Varela 6 months ago
I have received an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4.5* This story is somewhat a marriage of convenience – at least for one of the parties involved. I really liked Eliza, she was the sweetest. In the beginning, she wore pink glasses when looking at the world, but I have to admit I loved her innocence. Hugh, on the other hand, has no other choice but to see the world as it really is – and I think that’s one of the reasons why we readers can forgive him for acting the way he does. It was so romantic to see them develop their feelings for each other, and being so protective as well. Both main characters are so lovable that we just root for their happy ending from beginning to end, even with families imposing and trying to keep them apart. The book has a bit of mystery and lies in the middle, that helps the story flow and keeps the readers interested. I read it just a few hours, that’s how much it kept me interested!
georgia1 6 months ago
Gambling often does not turn out well when the person is desperate to make money. Or so they say!! Hugh Deveraux, Earl of Hastings inherited a bankrupt estate and needed to earn some funds quickly and marry a heiress for money. He had loved his father and his family had always been a happy one, so when he realized there was no money for his sister's dowry or to take care of his mother, he did what he thought was best. As the best laid plans go, he was soon indebted to Edward Cross and the bargain was for him to court and wed his daughter and never let her know their arrangement! So you know how this might go, don't you? Hugh does meet Eliza Cross and starts courting her.. Eliza is such a sweet girl and had no hopes of attracting a suitor. But she starts to fall for Hugh and everything starts happening. I loved this story and it is one of my favorite tropes of the marriage for convenience and tangle it seems to always cause! Caroline Linden gives us a well written heartwarming tale that will pull you through the pages as quickly as you can read. As I turned the last page all I could do was sigh and hope that the next book in this series will be written soon! Lori Dykes
PegC51 6 months ago
When Hugh Deveraux inherits his father’s title, he discovers that the earldom is bankrupt. He decides to try to rebuild the family’s fortune by gambling. It seemed to be working, but one night he loses big. The winner, a wealthy businessman, blackmails him into the one thing he had tried to avoid – a marriage of convenience. Eliza, who would love to meet someone who likes her for herself and not her money, is not to know that it is not a love match (her father is trying to do what he thinks is best for her, although going about it the wrong way). Now Hugh must tell yet another lie to protect someone he cares, or soon will care, for. How will this all work out? What happens if and when those he’s trying to protect discover his lies? Eliza is a shy person with a kind heart and a loving disposition. Hugh is determined to do what he believes is right to protect those he cares about. They are strong characters and great together. The path to happily ever after is bumpy at times, but their story, watching their relationship grow, is compelling. It holds your attention and keeps you hoping everything works out for them. An Earl Like You is the second book in the Wagers of Sin series. It is a wonderful story, and I highly recommend it. I look forward to the next one. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss. My review is voluntary.
zeeba 6 months ago
An Earl like You is the second book in the amazing series of The wagers of Sin by Caroline Linden.I have been waiting for the story of Eliza since Carolin introduced Eliza in the first book in series. Eliza Cross is sweet, heiress and adorable. She has given up hope of marriage and love since most of her suiters were after her father's money. But now his father new business partner, the earl of Hasting, is handsome and truly a gentleman. Hugh Deveraux has inherited his father's bankrupt earldom. He has two choices to marry an heiress or rebuild the family fortune in the gaming hell. He decides to do the latter but unfortunately when he loses big one night, Eliza's father makes an offer that he can't turn down. Caroline Linden is one of my favorite author, I love her books and An Earl Like You is one of her best work. The storyline is amazing, I adored Eliza and Hugh love's story and couldn't put the book down.If you are looking for fabulous historical romance you need to read this book. I can't wait to read the third book in the series. Thank you Carolin Linden!
def618 7 months ago
I have read, and own, every book Caroline Linden has written, and they just get better and better. This book is the second one in the Wagers of Sin series and it’s wonderful! Hugh Deveraux, Earl of Hastings, is a good man who is trying to keep his mother and two sisters from learning his deceased father left them nothing but their mortgaged estates. He moves them all to London as one town house will not be as expensive to run. He plans for his sister, Edith, to have her season and hopefully find a husband. He gambles, carefully, at the Vega Club where he meets wealthy commoner, Edward Cross, who wants his daughter to marry a lord. Eliza Cross is shy with strangers. She had one season, as a wallflower, and was miserable. She’s happy playing with her dog Willy, gardening and taking care of her father and their home. Her father wants her to have her own home, family and a title. When she meets Hugh, she is very attracted to him. Hugh is not happy about being bought by her father, but he must think of his mother and sisters, so he starts courting Eliza. As he spends more time with her, he thinks he wouldn’t mind marrying her. They marry quietly and eventually his mother and sisters come to like her. But then she finds out her father “bought” him, and she leaves. I hope you’ll try this wonderful book. Eliza is one of my favorite heroines. I’ve left a lot out as I don’t want to spoil anything. I can easily recommend this book.