Monday, May 4, 2020

Book Review ~ Wager for a Lady's Hand by L.G. Rollins


Title:  Wager for a Lady's Hand by L.G. Rollins
Series: Lockhart Book #1
Pages:  206
Date Published:  December 26, 2019
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services


Forced into a betrothal with an abusive man, the only way out might be to beat her fiancé at his own game.

Miss Marianne Twisden knows her best chance at a safe and happy life is to marry a kind man and leave her violent father behind. When her father signs papers betrothing her to Lord Cockell—a cruel and even more violent blackguard—Marianne is desperate for a way out. Her new fiancé gives her one: if Marianne discredits Lord Sheldon Lockhart, England’s newest barrister, Cockell will release her from the marriage contract.

Lord Sheldon Lockhart is determined to rid his neighborhood of Cockell—a man who preys on gamble-hooked gentlemen by loaning them far more money than they could ever hope to repay and then extracting it mercilessly. What he didn’t expect was to fall for Cockell’s most beautiful victim, Miss Marianne.
The seemingly simple game becomes complex when a deep, abiding affection grows between Marianne and Sheldon. It is made all the more perilous when Cockell refuses to play by the rules. Strategizing together, Marianne and Sheldon must think several steps ahead if they ever hope to out-play their opponent and have a shot at victory and their own happily ever after.   

My Thoughts:

L.G. Rollins is a new-to-me author but I love clean regency romance so I thought I'd give this book a try.  I downloaded the book from Kindle Unlimited for free, so why not?

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed "Wager for a Lady's Hand"!  It was quick, sweet, clean and fun to read.  The book reminded me of why I fell in love with regency romance when I was an early teen all those years ago!

Sheldon was the perfect hero.  Maybe a little too perfect if he had any faults.  He was chivalrous, handsome, forgiving and protective even if he was a second son :)

Marianne, while very sharp-minded and cunning, was forced into helping her despicable father and the hateful Cockell try to bring Sheldon down.  Even though she grudgingly was on the "wrong" side at times, she always knew what she was doing wasn't right and wished there was another way.

I loved getting to know the main characters as well as getting to know Sheldon's siblings just a bit as well.  The next book of the series features Felix (the first son) and I have it downloaded on my fire as we speak.

I really enjoyed my first book by L.G. Rollins.  It won't be my last :)

On to the next book!


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