Sunday, December 7, 2014

Historical Fiction Book Tours Book Review: The Twelfth Night Wager

01_The Twelfth Night Wager Cover
Author: Regan Walker
Title: The Twelfth Night Wager
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
eBook; 134 pages
ISBN: 978-1-938876-83-7
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It was a dull day at White’s, the day he agreed to the wager: seduce bed and walk away from the lovely Lady Leisterfield, all by Twelfth Night. This holiday season, Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, planned to give himself a gift.


She was too proper by half—or so was the accusation of her friends, which was why her father had to find her a husband. But Lord Leisterfield was now gone a year, and Grace was at last shedding the drab colors of mourning. The house felt empty, more so during the coming Christmastide, and so tonight her coming out would begin with a scandalous piece of theater. The play would attract rogues, or so promised her friend the dowager countess. It would indeed. The night would bring about the greatest danger—and the greatest happiness—that Grace had ever known.

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Review: I love holiday regency romances. When I was a young girl, I used to get the Harlequin Historical Christmas anthology collections and the regency stories were always my favorite. The Twelfth Night Wager takes me back to those books.

Grace and Christopher's relationship reminds me a bit of Dangerous Liaisons, as Christopher was involved with a wager that involved seducing the young virtuous widow.

There's more to this novella than just the wager. Grace is also being blackmailed, or rather, her late husband was, and now she is becoming a victim too.    

For a novella, I found all the characters to be well developed, though I have to admit I wanted to know more about them, especially Christopher. I would have loved to have been able to see the events from his past that turned him into the Redheaded Rake.

The heat level is minimal, but I don't like a lot of heat in regency romance.

This was a wonderful short holiday read, perfect for a cozy winter afternoon.

Rating: 5 flowers


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