The Wagers of Sin, Book 1
Synopsis: 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.
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 . . .
Review: It had been a while since I had read a historical romance, and since I had liked what I had already read by Caroline Linden, I was very curious to start a whole new series.
Sophie really didn’t have an easy life. When her parents died when she was 12 years old, her uncle did everything he could to get rid of her by sending her to boarding school before she turned 18 and ended up on the street. But our heroine is very good at cards and she is determined to earn enough to find a husband and finally start a family. Unfortunately, she makes a bet with the wrong person and ends up having to spend a week with Duke Ware, which could destroy her reputation as well as her heart. And while they hate each other, there is also an undeniable attraction between them.
I liked that novel very much. Sophie has her head on her shoulders and tries to get by as much as she can, even though it’s far from simple and Duke of Ware is an insurmountable obstacle. And what about this duke who is finally himself in the presence of the young woman? Yet they come from two very different backgrounds, but one cannot help but witness each of their exchanges. It was just as interesting to be in the world of gambling and betting, which I haven’t necessarily seen much of and which brings a touch of originality to the story.
As you can see, it was a very good start to the series and I’m really looking forward to Eliza and Georgianna story that we hear so much about, especially with this ending!
That sounds like a great premise for a story.
This does sound like a good series, glad you enjoyed it and I hope the next books are just as good!
What a great review you have here. I just love this author too…..You definitely need to read more gambling scenarios, they are so fun in historical romance!!!
yes, I didn’t know about it but it was different and I liked it
Glad your first dip back into historical romance went well. She sounds like a great heroine and I love that she stayed strong even though her uncle tried to harm her.
I love the sounds of this one!
Its the first I am hearing of this author. I am glad you enjoyed it.
she has some nice books
I don’t think that I have read Caroline Linden yet but I love the sound of this book. I am so glad that you enjoyed it!
oh you should try
My days of reading historical romances are probably long behind me, but I’m glad you had a good time with this one. Every one loves a classic hate-turns-to-love story with a duke 🙂
Have I read one by Caroline Linden? I cannot remember! I read too many HRs 😉 Glad you are getting back into them!
yeah sometimes it’s difficult to track that
I can’t remember if I have read it or not….