When you gamble at love . . .
When Hugh Deveraux discovers his newly inherited earldom is bankrupt, he sets about rebuilding the family fortune—in the gaming hells of London. But the most daring wager he takes isn’t at cards. A wealthy tradesman makes a tantalizing offer: marry the man’s spinster daughter and Hugh’s debts will be paid and his fortune made. The only catch is that she must never know about their agreement . . .
You risk losing your heart . . .
Heiress Eliza Cross has given up hope of marriage until she meets the impossibly handsome Earl of Hastings, her father’s new business partner. The earl is everything a gentleman should be, and is boldly attentive to her. It doesn’t take long for Eliza to lose her heart and marry him.
But when Eliza discovers that there is more to the man she loves—and to her marriage—her trust is shattered. And it will take all of Hugh’s power to prove that now his words of love are real . . .
This is the second book in The Wagers of Sin, if you liked the first book then you will like this one, for me this book was a definite page turner.
Of all the characters in the book Eliza is the one I felt a connection with, she is so kind and has such a loving heart especially to her dog Willy and like myself Eliza is shy and finds it hard to speak to people mainly at balls, its one of the reasons she only had one season. But above all she would love to meet someone who likes her for herself and not because she is a heiress.
Please don't be fooled into thinking that Eliza is a soft touch, because what I found is when pushed Eliza will defend herself, even if that means she has put some distance between herself and her father.
So what can I say about Hugh, apart from being gorgeous, he is loyal to his family and will do anything to help them...but he also hates what he has to do and that is lie to his family. I did feel for Hugh because he was left in a difficult position and he felt this was the right course to take.
Overall this was a wonderful book and Ms Linden worked her magic and I can't wait to read the next book.
I will give this book a well deserved 5/5 stars.
The book is on pre-order at Amazon UK and is published on 28th August.
I received this book from the publisher in return for a honest review.