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The Courtesan's Wager
     

The Courtesan's Wager

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by Claudia Dain
 

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If Lady Amelia Caversham is to marry before another Season passes, she'd better find help-namely, that of the infamous courtesan-turned matchmaker Sophia Dalby. But even Amelia is shocked when Lady Dalby informs her that they will hold interview for the position. And most shocking of all? Only Dukes need apply.

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If Lady Amelia Caversham is to marry before another Season passes, she'd better find help-namely, that of the infamous courtesan-turned matchmaker Sophia Dalby. But even Amelia is shocked when Lady Dalby informs her that they will hold interview for the position. And most shocking of all? Only Dukes need apply.

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Once again, the notorious Lady Sophia Dalby (courtesan-turned-aristocratic matchmaker) makes sure the appropriate pairing results when Lady Amelia Caversham comes to her for help in securing a duke in this funny, sexy romp that has noble candidates lining up to interview for Amelia's hand. Rejection is what she offers most, of course. Still, when the Earl of Cranleigh tries to prevent his brother from falling under her spell, Lady Amelia rises to the challenge. Slightly outrageous, offbeat, hilarious, and sinfully sensual, this romance employs lively, sassy dialog, rare wit, and an effervescent sense of fun. The latest in Dain's popular "Courtesan" series (The Courtesan's Secret), this story adds another winner to her list.


—Kristin Ramsdell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425225806
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Series:
Courtesan Series , #3
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Claudia Dain is a two-time RITA Award finalist.

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Courtesan's Wager 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1802 London, Lady Amelia Caversham perfectly meets the criteria for a duchess. She has excellent breeding as the daughter of a duke, no whiff of scandal, polite, and most important is that she has a sizable dowry. In spite of her assets, no male seems interested in her.

She decides she needs help from a professional when it comes to the males of the Ton. She asks notorious courtesan turned notorious matchmaker Lady Sophia Dalby to assist her. Dalby agrees feeling this will liven up a slow season. She arranges interviews of men who must meet her eligibility criteria to become Amelia¿s husband. The Ton explodes with delight and men line up for the job. Alas only Lord Cranleigh refuses to make a fool of himself except wanting to protect his reticent younger brother from doing so. His plan is to seduce the twit only he finds the seduction too enticing to walk away from.

Once again though a secondary player, Dalby steals the show (see THE COURTESAN'S DAUGHTER and THE COURTESAN'S SECRET) in this well written amusing Regency romance. The frolic is fast-paced from the moment a desperate Amelia turns to the notorious one and never slows from that first encounter. Readers will enjoy this terific jocular caper as Cranleigh¿s behaves as amusingly shameful as Dalby and Amelia do.

Harriet Klausner
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Pat76 More than 1 year ago
See my review on the 1st book in the series The Courtesan's Daughter. You will see why
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