Charlotte Stuart is an heiress dedicated to charitable causes who's been betrayed by the false love of a fortune hunter before. Ridiculed by Paris society for her mistake, she vows never to fall victim to the weakness of love again. Driven back to England by the collapse of the Peace of Amiens, she enters London society and meets Lord Edward Woodcliff, a handsome Viscount in straightened circumstances. Falling for him means risking being humiliated again.
Edward has come to London to find a wife. Made leery of marriage by his father's disastrous second marriage, Edward feigns poverty in order to find a woman who loves him and not his wealth. He loses his heart to the independent and spirited Charlotte, but her fear of being betrayed, and his hesitation to make a matrimonial mistake, prove difficult to overcome.
All seems hopeless until Edward challenges Charlotte to a wager. If he wins, he gains her hand in marriage. If he loses, then Charlotte is free of him. Charlotte accepts the wager only to lose her hand and her heart to Edward. Now Charlotte must put aside her fears of being betrayed by love long enough to let Edward into her life and admit he is the man of her dreams.
Lady's Wager was previously published in 2008. The emotions are heightened and the internal conflicts deepened in this new version of my sweet, traditional Regency. 50,000 words.
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About the Author
Blinded by the dazzling lights of Hollywood, she headed north to Los Angeles where she earned her MA in Screenwriting, met her husband, and settled into a career in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry.
A lifelong history buff, Georgie hasn’t given up hope that she will one day inherit a title and a manor house. Until then, she fulfills her dreams of lords, ladies and a season in London through her stories. She writes Regency set historical romance for Harlequin Historical and Carina Press. When not writing, she can be found reading non-fiction history or watching any movie with a costume and an accent.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For a light read this book would be great at the beach or curled up in your favorite reading chair. Regency romance that will satisfy your literary sweet tooth.
Lady's Wager is my first book by Georgie Lee. Ms Lee has impressed me with her well-written story. Charlotte and Edward's story is a twisted tale loaded with awesome characters. Ms Lee has loaded her book with lots of drama, bits of humor and suspense. This story is a clean read, appropriate for any age. Lady's Wager is a fairly short read, a great choice for historical romance fans with limited time for reading. I enjoyed Lady's Wager and would happily read more from Georgie Lee in the future. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that I received from instaFreebie.
A great sweet romance! Charlotte is an heiress who's afraid of another fortune hunter, and Edward wants to be loved for himself, not his wealth. I loved both of these strong-willed characters and watching them overcome their pride to come together. Their chemistry jumped off the page for me. As they fell in love, I was right there with them, floating in the clouds.
You must get this book! A great period romance- a must read if you like Regency stories. The characters and story were believable and I got into it right away. I am hoping there will be more to come from this author.