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Series: Reluctant Brides #2
Title: The Earl’s Wager by Rebecca Thomas
Author: Rebecca Thomas
Publisher: Entangled Scandalous, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: July 25th, 2016
Just get yourself a copy of this to escape into is my advice! This is a highly entertaining historical romance with great characters, superb scenarios and plenty of humorous moments, too. In this case we have Will Sutton, Earl of Grandleigh being challenged by his brother-in-law to teach Miss Georgia Duvali how to refine her manners and behaviour to make her more suited to marrying a suitably titled gentleman. Somewhat reminiscent of Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’, Will is, however, no Henry Higgins and Georgia no Eliza Doolittle! Will accepts the challenge in the hope of gaining a race horse but Georgia is unaware of the bet.
Georgia has had considerably more freedom that her English contemporaries and is a determined young lady. She secretly plans to find an elderly, ailing noble to marry in the hope that he’ll soon die and leave her in charge of her own destiny and her own funds but her cousin has other plans. She’s more interested in horses and horse racing than marriage! Will, however, is used to dealing with a strong headed young woman – he had lots of time to do so whilst bringing up his younger sister. Get ready for fun times as the lessons start, especially as she tries a variety of antics to get Will to give up on tutoring her and discover what happens when they both admit their reluctant attraction to the other.
I have thoroughly enjoyed every story I’ve read from this highly talented author. Her characters are always well developed and, regardless of genre, I usually feel like I’m there, witnessing events and interacting with characters as I read her novels – and this was certainly true in this case. Don’t expect things to go smoothly for the couple, knowledge of their backgrounds and expectations ensure that nothing will be easy for them. The angst and turmoil add to the action, making this a great read to escape into and one I have no hesitation in highly recommending.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It was a simple bet: teach obstinate, high spirited American Miss Georgia Duvall some proper British manners so she lands a titled suitor, and Will Sutton, Earl of Grandleigh, can win a race horse to raise funds for his impoverished estate. What can go wrong?
One obstinate American miss. One stuffy earl. One simple wager. What can go wrong?
Will Sutton, the Earl of Grandleigh, believes he can save the family’s impoverished estate by investing in a racehorse, but the price is too steep. His brother-in-law offers him a deal: tutor his American ward in proper English customs, so she’ll be marriage material, and Will can have one of his horses. Maybe Miss Georgia Duvall prefers being a jockey, is obstinate and high spirited, but once she’s cleaned up and presentable, he’ll have no trouble finding her a quality suitor. She might even be quite pretty beneath the racetrack dust.
The last thing Georgia Duvall wants is to be married off to an English peer. But she won’t defy her father’s wishes, and sets her cap for the oldest lord she can find—a man who’ll die quickly and leave her alone to manage her inheritance. The Earl of Grandleigh might think he’ll teach her manners and marry her off to someone younger than eighty, but there hasn’t been an obstacle yet Georgia can’t overcome. Including a stuffy, overbearing English lord.
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