An honorable Earl, an American Girl, and one losing bet that changes everything.
Miss Charley Jackson never wanted to sail to England. The British are stuffy, and arrogant, and think far too highly of themselves. Particularly, the ones who referred to themselves as Lords.
Julian Wellstone, the Earl of Westerley, had never walked away from a bet but should have known his luck would eventually run out. He should have known a time would come when the gambling tables would turn against him.
Which is exactly what happened when he played "one more hand" and lost the game of a lifetime to American Whiskey King, Mr. Daniel Jackson. Jules has no choice but to honor the bet and court the man's daughter—a chit who manages to get under his skin from the moment he meets her. But honor is everything.
Until love deals him a new hand. And once the lines are blurred, all bets are off. Will he fold and walk away, or will he ante up his heart and risk everything for the love of a lifetime?
Spunk for an ending
This HEA takes an entertaining digression. All the more satisfying for the wait.
Interesting (and not so expected) weaving of the cost of truth.
One of the better regencies I’ve read in awhile. Late regency I suppose. But in really enjoyed the story and the way that the author doesn’t use miscommunication, lies, or secrets to move the story forward. There was plenty of tension without all that. They were so open and honest with each other. I believed their love and enjoyed the story very much.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was well written and there were no boring parts. I would definitely recommend this book to read.