The Wedding Wager

The Wedding Wager

by Cathy Maxwell
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The Wedding Wager by Cathy Maxwell

From New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell comes a romance about a headstrong young lady determined to marry . . .

Mary Gates longs to restore the family stables to their former glory . . . so she bids on the famous Spender Stud. The only way she can pay for the beast is to marry, but her only prospect is her neighbor and chief rival, Tye Barlow. She has been tempted by his charms in the past—but she's determined not to give in to him now.

So Mary boldly goes to where the husbands are—London. She takes the town by storm, but the marital prospects are uninspiring when compared to Tye. He's followed her, determined to thwart her plans. Still she can't help but forget his protective embrace or tantalizing kisses.

And soon Mary realizes she may have to take the greatest gamble of all . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061755613
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 133,449
File size: 438 KB

About the Author

Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, “Why do people fall in love?” It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness.  Fans can contact Cathy at www.cathymaxwell.com or P.O. Box 484, Buda, TX  78610.

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Wedding Wager 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1814 the residents of Lyford Meadow, England, believe Mary Gates, daughter of a squire, is an eccentric person as she competes with men rather than doing traditional female activities. When she outbids Tye Barlow for a horse, he knows he will never forget her smile or the humiliation of saying ¿I pass¿. However, Mary does not have the cash to pay for the steed that she feels will begin rebuilding her family estate. She cuts a deal with the horse¿s owner buying time to go to London to find and marry a wealthy aristocrat to pay for the horse.

Tye follows Mary to London, planning to insure she fails to land a husband because he still covets the horse. However, neither one expected the glamour of the London balls would lead to a dance between them that makes both of them reconsider what they want for her. Tye and Mary agree that he is the right one.

THE WEDDING WAGER is an adorable Regency romance that never takes it self too seriously. The amusing story line is fun, as Tye is a frustrated hero who loses whenever he competes with his beloved. Mary quite contrary owns the novel, as she seems more like a modern woman displaced in time whose antics leave the audience smiling. Cathy Maxwell provides her fans with a precious story that is a sure bet for historical romance readers.

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Cathy Maxwell always gives the reader an entertaining and fun read. The main characters in this one have just enough chemistry to keep you reading and the plot is a bit of a mystery too. She is a good enough author that she doesn't have to go over the top with the whole 'sex' thing, just enough so any adult understands what is happening. Very Well Done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the things I hate about good books is that they end as soon as the 'happy ever after' bit arrives. This one went one after that bit came, and it was so great getting there! Definitely a book that keeps you turning the pages.