Author: Rebecca Connolly
Series: Arrangements #7
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: October 1, 2017
Publisher: Phase Publishing
The riskier the wager…
Everyone knows that Gemma Templeton is a wonderful, cheerful, friendly young woman who is well worth one’s acquaintance. She is vibrant and warm, and plays the violin with exquisite talent. The only thing she lacks is a husband, and time is growing short for her in that regard. When an interesting opportunity arises from an unlikely source, Gemma’s future is suddenly far more appealing, and a small wager makes all the difference.
…the sweeter the return.
What everyone does not know is that a certain man of a less warm reputation is very much interested in changing Gemma’s unmarried state, and he doesn’t care what anybody says. Lucas Sinclair, Lord Blackmoor, is a dark mark upon the face of Society, and his unexpected interest in Gemma leaves many to wonder if his motives don’t hide some sinister purpose. He takes her ridiculous wager, and will stop at nothing to see it paid.
Rating: Moderate. Mild kissing; mild language; non-detailed fade-out sensuality.
Halfway through this book I sent a text to my daughter (who had already finished the book) stating that Blackmoor is an idiot and I don’t get his logic. Her response was “because he is illogical”. So yup, that pretty much summed it up for me. I spent most of the book wondering what in the world he was thinking because it made no sense to me. I had figured out very early on who the bad guy was and wondered why no book characters had a clue. His devious goal was spelled out too easily to the reader.
There is a lot of innuendo and non-descriptive sex going on in this one. Some language.
I wish I had liked this one more than I did but truth be told the best of the series was book 1 and none of the rest lived up to that one in my mind.