The Courtesan's Wager

The Courtesan s Wager Award winning author Claudia Dain brings back her deliciously improper ex courtesan for another delightful matchmaking scheme If Lady Amelia is to marry before another Season passes she ll need help

  • Title: The Courtesan's Wager
  • Author: Claudia Dain
  • ISBN: 9780425225806
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • Award winning author Claudia Dain brings back her deliciously improper ex courtesan for another delightful matchmaking scheme If Lady Amelia is to marry before another Season passes, she ll need help from infamous courtesan turned matchmaker Sophia Dalby But Amelia is shocked when Lady Dalby informs her that they ll hold interviews for the post of husband and only dukesAward winning author Claudia Dain brings back her deliciously improper ex courtesan for another delightful matchmaking scheme If Lady Amelia is to marry before another Season passes, she ll need help from infamous courtesan turned matchmaker Sophia Dalby But Amelia is shocked when Lady Dalby informs her that they ll hold interviews for the post of husband and only dukes need apply The plan may ruffle some feathers, but that doesn t keep the men from lining up, especially once the hopeful bride to be rejects one eligible duke after another Only Lord Cranleigh shuns the proceedings, setting his own course of action But convincing the lady to pursue different interests leads to even outrageous behavior Lady Dalby is delighted and the ton is abuzz Will Amelia become a duchess, or will other desires consume her

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    1. Spoiler:Okay the fact that half the book you discover that NO she did not want a duke and YES she had been kissing whatever his name was for TWO WHOLE YEARS without one clue of it for (I'm being redudent) HALF THE F**** book was a huge schock and turn off.

    2. I just wanted to shake Amelia and Cranleigh throughout the majority of the book. She was in love with him and he wouldn't do anything about their attraction until the last few pages of the damn book. He rather just spend the whole time sulking and raging over the fact that she wanted a duke and that he's not one. I can't believe I actually spent an hour trying to read this book.

    3. I enjoy Dain's writing style and her voice is an interesting one. I usually really like regency romances, but the plot of this novel just didn't grab me initially. I was eventually just reading the book, waiting for it to finish. The two protagonists are so annoyingly stubborn and the main conflict is one that could SOOOOOO easily be resolved if they just actually talked to each other, instead of just kissing in corners and behind curtains. This type of conflict really annoys me. The twist that [...]

    4. All I can say is that Claudia Dain can really write a a story that flows and connects well but she needs lots of improvements in her storyline and the dialogues between characters. I was bored to tears and I literally gave up. I can't take it any longer. So, there it is. Two stars only, I'm afraid.

    5. The romance was pretty good until Amelia and Cranleigh's two year relationship was revealed halfway through the book. It made the character's lack of communication look absolutely insane and unrelatable.

    6. Lady Amelia is my least favourite heroine in the Courtesan Chronicles. I found her stubborn and silly. As always Lady Sophia was delightful, witty and a great read!

    7. As with her previous novels, Claudia Dain wrote a historical romance set in the Regency era with an entirely different angle, not about reformed rakes finding the love of their lives because of fate, not of instant attraction leading to lust then love, but how women manipulate men to get what they want. Dain empowers women in her novels in Lady Sophia Dalby's character. She remains at the sidelines but she directs things well from a distance. There were snippets of her past here and I'm really i [...]

    8. This series and this book is a bit more substantial than typical romance fare-- sort of along the lines of Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series. If there were ever a historical category of chick-lit, this book would be it. In this chapter of the matchmaking saga of Lady Sophia Dalby, you get a tantalizing glimpse of her motivations for her long-held enmity with Westlin and discomfort with Aldreth. The latter plays less of a role than you would think, considering the book is about Aldreth's daug [...]

    9. Great plot, good characters.The plot unfolds slowly, with some misdirection. Lady Amelia Caversham, despite being the daughter of a duke, has been unsuccessful in the Marriage Mart. She enlists the help of Sophia Dalby, notorious for her behavior in the ton.Lady Amelia finally steps out of the shadows, by interviewing prospective suitors for her hand, only dukes (and dukes-to-be) need apply.But then Lord Cranleigh makes an appearance, he's not a duke, his brother is a duke-apparent, but sparks f [...]

    10. Lady Amelia wants to get married and she knows just who to turn to for help. Lady Sophia Darby has helped two other girls get married this season and Amelia swallows her pride and enlists Sophia's aid. Sophia decides that Lady Amelia should be able to snare a duke and immediately starts interviewing the likely suspects. Two of the eligible dukes are amused and even somewhat interested but Lord Cranleigh is having none of it. Will Amelia end up with a duke or with true love?

    11. Did not actually read this book. I gave it a good try but just could not get into the book. Just sooooo boring to me. I really wanted to know what they did to get her married but just could not get into this book.

    12. Lady Amelia wanted to marry a Duke and a Duke only But her heart had other ideas. She kept getting caught by Lord Cranleigh and his lucious lips Eventually she convinced him to marry her, even though he wasn't a Duke The heart wants what the heart wants

    13. I've generally enjoyed this author's stories, but am getting impatient with her storytelling style. I like that it is fast paced, but the dialogues are well, tiring. I can't wait for her to get to the mystery of Sophia. She is getting closer, but hope she gets to it before I loose interest.

    14. The third book in the Claudia Dain's Courtesan series is just as outstanding as the previous two books. Wickedly funny verbal sparring and the at times diabolical machinations of matchmaker extraordinaire Sophia Dalby makes this a series of books to read again and again.

    15. Reminiscent of the best of the screwball romances of the thirties, but as a regency! Non-stop comedic patter, intelligent people finding themselves in ridiculous circumstances, and yet everything falls wildly into place at the last moment. A joy to read!

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