Behind the Rake's Wicked Wager

Behind the Rake s Wicked Wager So what do you say to the wager Miss Prentess A diamond worth thousands against a night with me No London beauty has managed to tame the incorrigible Jasper Coale though many have lost their reputat

  • Title: Behind the Rake's Wicked Wager
  • Author: Sarah Mallory
  • ISBN: 9780373306572
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • So what do you say to the wager, Miss Prentess A diamond worth thousands against a night with me No London beauty has managed to tame the incorrigible Jasper Coale, though many have lost their reputations trying In sedate Bath on a family errand, the viscount expects to find little in terms of entertainment certainly no female company to tempt him.Miss Susannah Prentes So what do you say to the wager, Miss Prentess A diamond worth thousands against a night with me No London beauty has managed to tame the incorrigible Jasper Coale, though many have lost their reputations trying In sedate Bath on a family errand, the viscount expects to find little in terms of entertainment certainly no female company to tempt him.Miss Susannah Prentess s discreet card parties in Royal Crescent offer a welcome distraction And the glint in Susannah s hazel eyes tells Jasper he s met his match at last But is she game enough to accept the most outrageous wager of all

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    About “Sarah Mallory

    • Sarah Mallory

      Sarah Mallory is the pen name for Melinda Hammond.Born in Bristol, England, UK, she grew up telling stories She would make up adventures to relate to her school friends during break times and lunch hours, and she was once caught scribbling a story instead of listening to the French lesson As a punishment, her teacher made her translate the story into French She left school at sixteen and worked in offices as varied as stockbrokers, marine engineers, insurance brokers, biscuit manufacturers and even a quarrying company.She married at nineteen, but continued to work until the birth of her first child It was at that time that she decided to try her hand at her first love writing, and shortly after the birth of her daughter she had her first book, Fortune s Lady, published under the pen name of Melinda Hammond This was quickly followed by two historical novels, Summer Charade and Autumn Bride, but with the birth of her twin sons the demands of family life meant that writing had to take a backseat for a few years A compulsive scribbler, she never stopped writing and continued to work on research for her novels, experimenting with contemporary scenarios as well as writing pantomimes for her children s school In 1989 the family moved to an isolated Pennine farmhouse in West Yorkshire, not far from Bront country, where the family expanded to include a dog, two gerbils and a dozen chickens The growing family needed funding and she went back to work full time The writing had to be put on hold.Then, in March 2000, Sarah stepped off a curb and landed in hospital with one ankle broken and one badly sprained This laid her up on a sofa for twelve weeks and gave her the time she needed to finish a novel She wrote as Melinda Hammond and Maid of Honour was published the same year Since then she has never looked back She s published than a dozen books under this pen name and has won the Reviewers Choice Award in 2005 from Singletitles for Dance for a Diamond Her novel Gentlemen in Question was a Historical Novel Society Editors Choice Title in November 2006 In 2012 her novel The Dangerous Lord Darrington won the Love Story of the Year by the Romantic Novelists Association She is now concentrating on writing romantic historical adventures for Mills Boon.



    716 thoughts on “Behind the Rake's Wicked Wager

    • I absolutely loved the previous book in this series, Beneath the Major’s Scars, and as that featured a hero who had a twin, I just had to read the sequel. These books are both perfect Regency romances with all the best ingredients – handsome heroes, beautiful courageous heroines, wonderful settings and sparkling dialogue. While the first book was set in a gorgeous country house (with a library to die for!), this one takes place in my favourite town, Bath, which is perfectly described. All we [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book. I liked the authenticity of the setting, and the Rake's gradual softening towards the heroine, which I found touching.


    • It's all started ok but one thing I can't stand is Susannah. I think the author is god with story but something about her heroine that just irritated me so badly a s the story progressed. Especially when things doing well and toward the end, they just turned the other way and make you want to hurl the book across a wall.In my case I just simply let out a groan and put the book down and remind myself not to pick up books from the same author again.It's her second stories I read and both turned ou [...]


    • not interesting, but a book to read to pass time,but i really loved the last 2 small paragraphs of the book in the last page


    • The book was okay, but if the author put more romance between them and more cat and mouse game. I would have liked the book more


    • I greatly enjoyed Jasper's tale! Susannah was an excellent heroine with unconventional ideas that she was not afraid to stand up for. She was really an admirable woman with a desire to do well for others. Jasper was a lucky man- and a good man! I enjoyed this just as much as his brother's tale. Great duet!


    • The story lacked depth and fluidity. I couldn't connect to the h/h and therefore didn't really care what was happening to them. Since its my first read by this author I persevered till the end in the hope of things picking up; alas.


    • Storyline was OK. Ending was uninteresting. Author could have put more thought into it instead of ending it just like that. Ending left me feeling huh? Really? Serious? As if the author is bored with her own storyline and just want to end it as soon as possible.


    • Reading the blurb on the back I thought it was just the type of romance I like. But for something that was supposed to stir emotion, I found myself remaining detached and unable to connect properly with the characters. Note: This book was received from First Reads.


    • I am a fan of historical romances and this one was no exception. I loved the sexual tension between Jasper & Susannah. I received this book free from GoodReads.




    • Enjoyed this because of the setting but I do have to admit I wasn't overly concerned with the fate of the hero and heroine.



    • I didn't like this book, though it's hard for me to point out where it went wrong. Neither the H or the h intrigued me at all, and the first 1/3 was a drag to get through.


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