Mr. Giles Templeton, third son of the Earl of Wexford, is a rake of the highest order and a confirmed bachelor. Yet, marriage-minded-mamas continue to drag their daughters to his attention. He's everything a young lady of the ton could want—handsome, wealthy, charming, and kind. For Miss Suzanna Blake, though, Giles is missing the one thing her parents require in a potential son-in-law—a title.
Giles has a golden touch—investments, horses, connections but when he falls…hard for Suzanna, she turns him away, despite the passion sparking between them. At wit’s end, Giles wagers her that not only will she marry him but he’ll make her fall in love with him. If Suzanna wins, she gains a sizable fortune for her favorite charity but she faces a loveless marriage to a titled man. Though her heart yearns for a true love-match with Giles, she has never gone against her parent’s wishes. All bets are off when happiness lies in losing a wager.
Each book in the Lords & Ladies in Love series is STANDALONE:
* Seducing the Marquess
* Marrying the Wrong Earl
* Denying the Duke
* Wagering For Miss Blake
* Captivating the Earl
To Marry a Mr.
Mr. Giles Templeton, third son of the Earl of Wexford, is handsome, wealthy in his own right, owns his own estate. When he meets Miss Suzanna Blake at a house party, he is immediately taken with her and very soon decides she is the one he wants to marry. While Suzanna is just as attracted to Giles as he is to her, she refuses his attempts to court her, telling him she wants to marry a man with a title, one thing that he does not have. It’s actually her mother who insists she marry a title (a little sibling jealousy going on there). Giles keeps trying and Suzanna keeps protesting his attention until he wagers that not only will she marry him, but will fall in love with him, telling her “I do not give up on something I want.” Giles had not counted on Suzanna’s mother putting paid to his plans, and it seems she may have won. Can he find a way to stop her mother’s attempt to marry her off and convince her that he is the right man for her daughter? What will happen when Giles’s parents come to his assistance? Can they convince Mrs. Blake that their third son is a man of consequence and worthy of her daughter?
Wagering for Miss Blake is a lovely story, simple and straightforward. Giles and Suzanna are such a good match, you root for them all the way through the story. Both sets of parents are interesting. I especially liked the way Giles’s mother quickly took the whole situation in hand. Suzanna’s mother could be considered the villain in the story, but she is not evil, just badly motivated. This is not a story filled with danger, but one that has some angst, humor, of course, romance. I recommend it for a quick enjoyable read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I voluntarily reviewed it and the comments are my own.
I love a book where it’s the hero pursues the heroine and has to prove that they are meant to be together.
Mr. Giles Templeton is a third son who has made a fortune for himself, some say he has the Midas touch. He never loses and goes after what he wants and gets it.
Miss Susanna Blake is in town foe the season , her mother wants a title for her and nothing else. While at her cousins wedding she meets a very handsome man that peaks her interest but with no title her parents will not allow a match.
Giles never believed in love at first site until he saw Miss. Susanna Blake. Just like everything else he sets out to win Susanna, little did he know just what he was up against. No matter how much Giles makes her feel alive Susanna must stay away from him. If only he wasn’t at every ball, asking for the waltz and kissing her in the garden she could concentrate on that title her mother wants.
I loved the lively banter and the chemistry between Giles and Susanna was truly heartwarming and had me championing them throughout the book. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.