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The Duke of Eversleigh, who is a confirmed bachelor with a desirable mistress, bets his friends he will get married soon. He has an odious cousin as his heir and wants to cut him out of his will. Henrietta Tallant, a boyish and unconventional young woman known to her friends as Henry, wagers she can get a marriage proposal from the confirmed bachelor, the Duke of Eversleigh.

After one meeting at a ball where Henry amuses Eversleigh, he proposes. Neither knows there has been a double wager.

After their marriage, things do not run smoothly. Henry does not understand why she feels so strange when Everleigh kisses her and panics when he tries to get into her bed. Meanwhile, Everleigh's former mistress and his cousin are plotting to get Henry into a compromising situation so that Everleigh will divorce her and things can get back to the way they used to be.
The review of this Book prepared by L. Watson








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   satisfying a dare or bet

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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