Wedding Wagers

Wedding Wagers

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From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Regency Romance, comes WEDDING WAGERS. Featuring bestselling authors Donna Hatch, Heather B. Moore, and Michele Paige Holmes.

A WAGER FOR LOVE by Donna Hatch:
For once, Phillip would like to be seen as more than the younger brother of a duke. When he unexpectedly meets the one girl in all London who doesn't give two figs for his rank in society, she won't give him the time of day. Determined to gain her attention, he accidentally tips over her boat and dumps her into a river. Not the best way to convince a lady of worth that he is a gentleman of promise. Frustrated, Phillip makes a rash wager with a friend: he vows he'll not only gain her forgiveness, but her hand in marriage by the end of the Season. The stakes are high in this romantic Regency romp!

THE FINAL WAGER by Heather B. Moore:
When Victor Roland, Earl of Locken, enters into a game of twenty-one with Lord Southill, the stakes get quickly out of control. Before Victor knows it, Southill is betting the dowry of his sister. While completely illegal, Victor is mostly insulted, so he does what any gentleman of the ton should do. He punches Southill out. Problem is, Southill is in so much debt that he'd been kicked out of his townhouse earlier that day. So Victor is forced to deliver Southill at his estate outside of London . . . only to meet Southill's sister, Lady Juliet, a woman who Victor now wishes he'd bet on.

AN IMPROBABLE WAGER by Michele Paige Holmes:
Sherborne Alexander Rowley III has come home to marry his neighbor--and solve his financial problems in one fell swoop. Love doesn't figure into the equation, only the need to save his family's estate. The reserved Miss Emily Montgomery seems willing enough, leaving the only possible obstacle to Sherborne's success his childhood friend, Eli Linfield, and the wager they made long ago that Eli would be the one to marry Emily. When the timely birth of a colt, Emily's mischievous sister Sophia, and Emily herself all conspire to ruin Sherborne's plans, one night of mayhem unravels far more than their betrothal. Emily is not as demure as he believed, nor is Eli what he has pretended these many years. Yet the future for all may yet be bright. Sherborne might even wager on it.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161530559
Publisher: Mirror Press, LLC
Publication date: 08/20/2018
Series: Timeless Regency Collection Series , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 156,543
File size: 930 KB

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Three bestselling Regency authors team up together in this Regency romp.

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Wedding Wagers 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
RatherBeeReading More than 1 year ago
A Wager For Love- Donna Hatch-4 stars I enjoyed this novella about Meredith, who has been twice disappointed in love and Phillip, the younger brother of a Duke. She is very untrusting and I liked watching Phillip break down her walls and gain her trust. The story had likeable supporting characters and I wish it had been a full length story. The Final Wager - Heather Moore-5 stars Juliet needs to make a match because her brother is gambling away his inheritance and their estate is in disrepair. Victor plans on marrying a woman of his father's choosing to secure his inheritance. They meet when Victor brings her drunk, injured brother home. Despite being taken with her, Victor decides to fund a house party to help her find a husband. It was fun to watch these two fall in love. I loved both characters and wish their story had been full length because I wasn't ready to say goodbye. An Improbable Wager - Michele Paige Holmes-5+stars I gave the previous novella 5 stars and I still believe it deserves it but this is my favorite novella in the book. I absolutely loved it so it gets 5+stars. I loved Eli and Emily. Their story was so much fun to read and I couldn't put it down. I will definitely reread it in the future.
Austen-Heyer-fan More than 1 year ago
A Wager on Love by Donna Hatch (3 1/2 stars) A sweet story with likable main characters who were developed as much as possible given the shorter format of a novelette. Only a couple of modern phrases to pop the reader out of the book, as well as some modern attitudes, but it was easy to lose oneself in the story and to cheer for the H and h. The Final Wager by Heather B. Moore (3 stars) A well-thought-out story with interesting characters. I liked the H and the h, their personalities are well-fleshed-out, especially given the fact that it’s a novella. Two things bugged me, though. Spoiler alert: 1. The wager wasn’t complete. We know what he loses if she wins, but not what he wins if she loses... 2. There were more modern words, phrases and grammar than I care for. I’m normally pretty easy-going about such things as long as I can get lost in the characters. But I kept getting sucked back into reality by the sheer amount of them. A couple of examples: the h says, “...but perhaps you aren’t too picky?” Later, our hero says, “I did travel quite a way to crash your wedding”. It was a shame because it would be such an easy fix. Ms. Moore is one of my favorite authors and she’s usually a stickler for a well-edited story. This wasn’t poorly edited, it just didn’t feel up to her usual excellent standard. That said, it really was a very good story line and, as mentioned above, I really liked the characters she created. An Improbable Wager by Michelle Paige Holmes (3 1/2 stars) Unique story with very modern attitudes for the time period, but believable in spite of that. Interesting main characters, especially Eli. The whole plot and POV revolves around him and that fact adds uniqueness to the story. I didn’t catch any modern words or phrases that popped me out of the story and enjoyed the romance. Michelle Paige Holmes is one of my favorite authors. You can’t go wrong choosing to read her stories. The whole trilogy was enjoyable, light read *poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special
Austen-Heyer-fan More than 1 year ago
A Wager on Love by Donna Hatch (3 1/2 stars) A sweet story with likable main characters who were developed as much as possible given the shorter format of a novelette. Only a couple of modern phrases to pop the reader out of the book, as well as some modern attitudes, but it was easy to lose oneself in the story and to cheer for the H and h. The Final Wager by Heather B. Moore (3 stars) A well-thought-out story with interesting characters. I liked the H and the h, their personalities are well-fleshed-out, especially given the fact that it’s a novella. Two things bugged me, though. Spoiler alert: 1. The wager wasn’t complete. We know what he loses if she wins, but not what he wins if she loses... 2. There were more modern words, phrases and grammar than I care for. I’m normally pretty easy-going about such things as long as I can get lost in the characters. But I kept getting sucked back into reality by the sheer amount of them. A couple of examples: the h says, “...but perhaps you aren’t too picky?” Later, our hero says, “I did travel quite a way to crash your wedding”. It was a shame because it would be such an easy fix. Ms. Moore is one of my favorite authors and she’s usually a stickler for a well-edited story. This wasn’t poorly edited, it just didn’t feel up to her usual excellent standard. That said, it really was a very good story line and, as mentioned above, I really liked the characters she created. An Improbable Wager by Michelle Paige Holmes (3 1/2 stars) Unique story with very modern attitudes for the time period, but believable in spite of that. Interesting main characters, especially Eli. The whole plot and POV revolves around him and that fact adds uniqueness to the story. I didn’t catch any modern words or phrases that popped me out of the story and enjoyed the romance. Michelle Paige Holmes is one of my favorite authors. You can’t go wrong choosing to read her stories. The whole trilogy was enjoyable, light read *poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special
SBMC More than 1 year ago
What a great collection of novellas that read like full-length novels! All three authors in this collection are great writers who know how to weave captivating stories in Regency England. The stories are loosely tied together by the thread of either wagers being placed on marriage proposals or circumstances surrounding marriage. It’s a fun and sweet read that you’ll gobble up in one sitting. A Wager on Love by Donna Hatch puts together Philip, the dashing younger brother of a duke, with Meredith who is lovely but has been previously hurt. Twists and turns in the plot make the story fast-paced and fun. The Final Wager by Heather B Moore brings Juliet, the kind, thoughtful, self-sacrificing young lady, and Victor, an earl trapped within a hateful family. Their worlds collide due to her brother’s gambling habits as they each struggle with family obligations and their unexpected attraction. Both Juliet and Victor are deeply layered and complex characters who are lovable. An Improbably Wager by Michele Paige Holmes is the classic baron’s daughter and lowly born head groomsman/stable master story. Emily is shy and introverted, having failed during her first and only Season. Yet she’s kind, tender-hearted, compassionate and loyal. Eli is strong, wholly devoted to Emily since the age of 13, extremely thoughtful and patient. The plot does have some interesting curveballs and there is a nice build up to those moments. There is great dialogue between Eli and Emily and his love for her is so tender and sweet. If you enjoy Regency stories that are sweet and clean, this collection is definitely for you. I received a copy of the book via I Am A Reader and was under no obligation to post a review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Wedding Wagers is part of the Timeless Regency Collection. It has three great stories, which include: A Wager on Love by Donna Hatch The Final Wager by Heather B Moore An Improbable Wager by Michelle Paige Holmes I enjoyed every one of the stories. All of these authors are among my list of must read authors. I can not just one story as my favorite. I loved them all. I give Wedding Wagers five stars. I received this book from the authors, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
momisreading More than 1 year ago
I loved this collection! That’s not a surprise since I love all three of these authors. Each novella captured my attention and had me rooting for the characters, and smiling and sighing along the way. The stories were unique and the wagers added a fun element. I loved all three! I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.
mara1108 More than 1 year ago
I love these collections and this was such a fun storyline to read about. I wondered how each author would fit the theme of "Wedding Wagers" into their novella. By the way, each of these stories didn't feel like I was reading a novella. A Wager of Love by Donna Hatch--The Regency era had so many rules on who could marry whom, it's a wonder anyone got married for love. Phillip is the son of a duke and wants to meet a woman who's not interested in him just because his brother of a duke. He finally meets Meredith Brown, but when he accidentally dumps her into the River Thames it leads to a wager with his best friend. This was a fun story. I liked Phillip's friendship with Michael, the man he places the wager with. I think Phillip is a lucky man that Meredith was such a forgiving lady after he caused her unexpected swim in the Thames. I wouldn't have been quite as forgiving or found humor in it as Meredith did. The Final Wager by Heather Moore--Victor Roland plays a game of twenty-one with Lord Southill, who loses hand after hand. Lord Southill finally tries to bet his sister and her dowry, which Victor refuses to do. Later on, Victor finds out the truth of Lord Southill's finances and meets his sister, the beautiful Lady Juliet. I loved this story. Poor Lady Juliet was saddled with a selfish brother who wasted their inheritance, and Victor wanted to help so that she didn't have to marry a man old enough to be her father. I loved the ending with the horses; it reminded me of Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride. An Improbable Wager by Michele Paige Holmes--Sherborne Rowley III intends to marry his long-time neighbor, Emily Montgomery, because it will solve his financial problems. His plan hits a big snag when Eli Linfield, a childhood friend, remembers the wager they made as children that Eli would marry Emily. The late night birthing of a foal causes quite a bit of trouble for Sherborne, Eli and the Montgomery sisters, and a huge secret comes to light. I liked how this story resolved itself. I knew how the bet would end but I never suspected how it would play out. No spoilers here. This is another wonderful trilogy of Regency stories. I don't know how the authors continue to do it, but I'm glad they do.
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
Wedding Wagers by Donna Hatch, Heather B. Moore, Michele Paige Holmes Three men. Three wagers. Three fun stories about the misunderstandings that resulted. Three men. Three wagers. Three fun stories about the misunderstandings that resulted. The authors of the Timeless Romance books write consistently good stories. With the right mix of humor and romance, these books always please. I hadn’t read the synopsis before reading, so other than wagers about weddings, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Having read a number of books from the Regency period, I know that the types of wagers that were made were pretty crazy, so I was prepared for just about anything. Author Donna Hatch, in A Wager on Love, told of Phillip, the younger brother of a Duke. Poor Phillip had pretty much always been sought out for his family and status for so long, he almost gave up on finding a woman who would love him for himself. The way that Phillip fell for Meredith so quickly and completely was very sweet. Her skepticism and previous hurts kept her from trusting him and made for an interesting story. I enjoyed the witty writing. The Final Wager had me surprised at the wager and who was involved in it. Victor was very noble and kind. His determination to always do the right thing was admirable and led him to make a very difficult decision that put his heart in peril. In An Improbable Wager, the wager is made by two boys, one a nobleman’s son, the other a nobody. The very fact that Eli fell in love as a youngster was so very sweet. The direction the story went was not expected and made it quite enjoyable. Read the full review of Wedding Wagers by Donna Hatch, Heather B. Moore, Michele Paige Holmes with a Preview at AmongTheReads.net I would like to thank Heather B. Moore for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.