A surprising offer…
Spinster Sylvia Hillcrest will never marry, but that does not mean she has to ignore the occasional flirtation aimed her way, or the chance to indulge her secret vice in societies best card rooms. When she’s suddenly given a fortune to wager, but asked to lose it to one particular family, it’s an intriguing challenge too irresistible to pass up. So too is the devilish marquess carelessly flirting with her every chance he gets.
…a secret delight
Faced with a situation he cannot solve alone, the Marquess of Wharton designs a masterful scheme to use Miss Hillcrest’s hidden talents for cards to pass a small fortune to a desperate friend. His plan, of course, was destined to succeed, and he spends one scandalous night celebrating with the spinster in his bed. They agreed it was just a fling, but what’s a marquess to do when he craves so much more?
A steamy regency historical romance novel.
Different Regency Romance
I love regency romance but a lot of them can be very similar. This book is very different. As well written as all Heather Boyd’s books are I really enjoyed this one because it is so different. It’s not as concerned with manners and balls as it is with the hero trying to help a friend with a gambling problem without him knowing. Gambling is a common issue in regency books as it was in reality with the upper class at the time. This is the first time I remember reading a book about someone trying to help a friend like this though. It made for a great read.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.