THE REDHEADED RAKE
It was a dull day at White’s the day he agreed to the wager: seduce, bed and walk away from the lovely Lady Leisterfield, all by Twelfth Night. But this holiday season, Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, planned to give himself a gift.
THE VIRTUOUS WIDOW
She was too proper by half—or so was the accusation of her friends, which was why her father had found her a husband. But Lord Leisterfield was now gone a year, and Grace was at last shedding the drab colors of mourning. The house felt empty, more so during the coming Christmastide, and so tonight would begin with a scandalous piece of theater. The play would attract rogues, or so promised her friend the dowager countess. Rogues, indeed. The night would preface the greatest danger—and the greatest happiness—that Grace had ever known.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed the dance between these characters as their attraction grows despite it's beginings in a wager placed between gentlemen. Lovely to see a rake reformed by love of a good and honorable woman.
Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, has been challenged by his good friend to seduce and walk away from Lady Grace Leisterfield, a prim and proper widow. Never one to turn down a challenge and already intrigued with the lady, Christopher sets out to win the bet. He never counted on his heart becoming engaged. Learning of the bet from her friend, Grace is determined to thwart Christopher at every turn. But when danger comes knocking at her door, she is needs him to help protect her from danger. Can she trust that his interest in her is more than just the wager? I really enjoyed this story. Walker does a good job of getting the reader invested in the H/H in a short amount of time which can be difficult with a novella. If you've read her Agents of the Crown series (which I haven't, but will now), you will get to visit with Hugh and Mary again. Definitely a quick enjoyable read for the holiday season!
A wonderfully sweet romance, perfect for the Christmas season. A damsel in distress and her knight in shining armor comes to her rescue. This story had me smiling through the entire book, and a laugh a time or two! Perfect for curling up in a chair by the fire this winter, you'll be pleased with this sweet romance, a pleasant distraction for the busy time of year. I enjoyed getting reacquainted with characters from Racing with the Wind, and meeting new characters in this book. I highly recommend The Twelfth Night Wager to your holiday reading!
This delightful Regency romance really packs a punch! The heroine (Grace, Lady Leisterfield) is the young widow of a much older, reclusive man who meets the rogue/hero (Christopher, Lord Eustace) because of a wager the he has accepted. What followed that meeting was a slow wooing of the heroine and an intriguing mystery wherein the Christopher is put into the position of protecting Grace. Soon, the wager is forgotten in the throes of passion...and love. I really loved this story! By the way, in this story you'll meet some of the characters in Ms. Walker's Agents of the Crown trilogy...and I highly recommend it.
Such an amazing book by an equally amazing author! I simply love to read anything by Regan Walker! When Christopher St. Ives, aka, Viscount Eustace, accepted a wager from his good friend Ormond, he had no idea he was being set up. The challenge was not only to seduce and bed Grace, Lady Leisterfield, but to walk away from her, just as he had done with all his other conquests. Seemed like easy money to Eustace. But as he gets to know the lovely, virtuous Grace, he finds that he not only enjoys her company, but craves her attention. When he learns that Grace is being blackmailed by an odious little man for something that her deceased husband did, he also finds that he is quite protective of her. But is he willing to forget about the wager and claim the ultimate prize? And can Grace, who knows about his despicable wager, trust Christopher when she believes that all he is using her for is to win a bet? If you are looking for a quick, easy, enjoyable Christmas novella, then The Twelfth Night Wager is definitely for you! With great dialogue, witty humor, and lots of romance, this book has a little bit of everything. I loved the connection between Grace and Christopher, even though their relationship started out as a wager. His “knight in shining armor” characteristics will make you fall in love and with Grace’s resistant and determined nature, you will quickly become entranced by their story. While this book shares the characters of Ormond and Mary in Ms. Walker’s Agents of the Crown series, it is unnecessary to read those books in order to connect with the characters and storyline found in this novel. It’s simply a great chance to revisit and reconnect with Mary and Ormond for those who have read her previous books. A great novella! Rating: 4.5 Heat Rating: Mild Reviewed by AprilP Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More