Book Review-The Wicked Wager-Anya Wylde | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Wicked Wager-Anya Wylde

Monday, June 6, 2016

This is a light hearted historical (Regency) romance that will have you smiling at every turn! If 2 people were ever meant for each other it is Lord Richard Hamilton (infamous rake and jokester) and Miss Emma Grey who just happens to be intelligent and is not afraid to speak her mind. When Hamilton decides to marry Emma he is not willing to wait for longer then 2 months------Emma's uncle,the Duke of Arden, has other thoughts on this matter and has Emma wisked off to his home. But Richard comes up with a plan (which he makes into a wager with Emma)---Emma is not too sure about it but goes along with it. It gets very convoluted and Richard decides to bring in his best friend to act as if he (the friend) is Richard------BUT said friend falls for Emma's cousin.

Unfortunately for the pair the Duke is one of those fathers/uncles who is highly intelligent and can figure out most things (it can be frustrating-I had a Dad like that!). Then--while the 4 are running around trying to keep the Duke from knowing-- a murder happens. Will the Duke be able to ascertain who did it? I did not guess this one!! Will the love birds manage to come out unscathed? Did the Duke know what was going on? Read this book--you will really enjoy it!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

The infamous rake, Lord Richard Hamilton, has finally chosen his bride—the very appropriate Miss Emma Grey.
The ton approves, Lord Grey is pleased, Lady Grey delighted, and Emma is over the moon, but her uncle, (the blasted) Duke of Arden opposes the match, and Emma is ordered to move to the duke’s estate to think things over.

Richard Hamilton refuses to take things lying down and concocts a plan. A plan that should have brought the lovers together and had them married within a month. It was a simple matter of masquerading as the duke’s gardener, compromising the lady, and then having the duke rush them off to Gretna Green.

Alas, he underestimates the duke’s intelligence and the tangled situation on the estate—never had he imagined that compromising a lady could be so difficult.

His endeavours lead to a comedy of errors, charades, and knotty love affairs. Yet he forges ahead in spite of pesky house guests, a flea bitten mattress, his lovesick best friend, and a blackmailer.
Just when things seem to be going well, someone is murdered (very inconvenient), and he happens to be one of the suspects (extremely inconvenient).

His simple plan for winning the wager suddenly becomes … a tad complicated.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Anya Wylde lives in Ireland along with her husband and a fat French poodle (now on a diet). She can cook a mean curry, and her idea of exercise is occasionally stretching her toes. She holds a degree in English literature and adores reading and writing.

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Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love Historical Romance because it is so charming and romantic. I also love to learn more about history and events that took place during those historical times.

BCallahan said...

Sounds like a fun, lighthearted summer read. Great review, just enough to spark interest without giving away too much.

Jenn said...

I really think I would enjoy this! I am making a list of books for the summer while my kids are home and I will be adding this one to my must read list!

Scott said...

This is the only way I can get my wife to read anything about history - include a romance! Definitely checking this out for her.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun read and perfect for those who love some humour in their historical romance novels. This sounds like a great read for a summer reading list and you offered a hint of what the book offers, without giving away too much of the plot!

Literary Winner said...

It sounds like this book would be fun enough even without the mystery. A funny story is good for the soul!

Adrianas Best Recipes said...

I love romantic stories I guess I am a romantic person =) I would look and read this book sounds like a great option. Reading is must better than watching TV

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

Sometimes a nice light read is exactly what everyone needs. I have a friend that enjoys romance and historical period novels, this might be right up her alley.

Liz Mays said...

I love that you didn't figure out what happened. This will be such a fun one to read, and I'm enjoying historical fiction now.

Unknown said...

In my teen years, I read this kind of books all the time. This story sounds just like something I would enjoy reading.

Eliz Frank said...

The Wicked Wager sounds like a good book to read on a warn summer day at the beach. I also like that you said it was a fun, light romance.

laborders2000 said...

This sounds like just the read I am looking for! I enjoy reading lighter novels like this.

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