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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Book Review

What happens at the infamous Vega Club . . .
Sophie Campbell is determined to be mistress of her own fate. Surviving on her skill at cards, she never risks what she can’t afford to lose. Yet when the Duke of Ware proposes a scandalous wager that’s too extravagant to refuse, she can’t resist. If she wins, she’ll get five thousand pounds, enough to secure her independence forever.
Stays at the Vega Club . . .
Jack Lindeville, Duke of Ware, tells himself he’s at the Vega Club merely to save his reckless brother from losing everything, but he knows it’s a lie. He can’t keep his eyes off Sophie, and to get her he breaks his ironclad rule against gambling. If he wins, he wants her—for a week.
Until now.
A week with Jack could ruin what’s left of Sophie’s reputation. It might even cost her her heart. But when it comes to love, all bets are off . . .

I am such a fan of Caroline's books, over the past two years I have read nearly all of her books and she is one of my go to authors.  So as you would gather, I loved this book and if you like Caroline's books then I am sure you will love this one just as much as I did.

We all remember our first day at school, we are with a loving parent or relative making sure that we are happy.  Well for poor Sophie that isn't the case, her grandfather can't wait to be rid of her.  You see Sophie is orphaned and the only relative who would take her was her grandfather who is Viscount Makepeace, and so he puts her in Mrs Upton's Academy for Young Ladies, but her grandfather will only pay for her schooling until she is Eighteen.

For Sophie she was glad to be away from her horrid grandfather, at least at the school she would hopefully make some friends.  while at the school Sophie does makes friends with Eliza and Lady Georgiana, and they stay friends long after Sophie leaves the school.

True to form when Sophie reached eighteen her grandfather stopped her schooling, Mrs Upton did offer her job teaching, but Sophie felt she needed to leave, and so she became a ladies companion and on that lady's death she Sophie some money and from here is were Sophie moved to London.

One of Sophie's many talents is playing cards, and she has joined The Vega Club, this club allows women to become members, and its while at the club she meets Jack Lindeville, the Duke of Ware, but not in a good way, because Jack has a brother Philip who is also a member of Vega much to Jack annoyance, because Philip doesn't know when quit when he is loosing. 

I wasn't sure at first if I would like Jack, but as I continued reading I completely changed my mind Jack is man who became a Duke when he was young and it was always drummed into him that duty must come first.   Sophie I loved instantly and was so pleased that she had got away from her grandfather.

Now I can't reveal much more only that Jack and Sophie have a wager, which doesn't go as planned.

So as I've already said this was a great book and I can highly recommend it.  The only question I have is does Eliza get her story because its left open at the end.

I give this book 5/5 stars.  This book is on pre-order and is available to buy on 27th Feb at Amazon and all other retailers.

I received this book from Edelweiss Plus, in return for a honest review.

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