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The Wagered Wife

characters µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Wilma Counts

Gh her senses flame at the sight of her handsome bridegroom she cannot forget his abrupt abandonment and long silence But before she will surrender to him his heritage and her heart Trevor will have to vie with half the young bloods of London in an ardent courtship of his own wife I'll go with Suri's Review Even my liking for the hero Trevor was on off He was easily swayed and at the same time tried to protect Caitlyn I would have liked to read pages on how Caitlyn manages to turn round the estate The hero could have groveled a bit Even after coming to know about how his family conspired to keep Caitlyn's letters from him Why was he so uick to jump to the wrong conclusion? The book hints at some adultery regarding Trevor's parents The Countess and Earl of Wyndham but it's left unsaid The epilogue made me think that mayhap Trevor's brother Marcus would get his own story but I don't think its happenedAll in all a decent read which I wouldn't mind reading again a few years later when I would've forgotten all about this book

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A LOVELESS WEDDINGWhen the Honorable Trevor Jeffries loses everything at cards there's only one way to cancel the debt by marrying his opponent's unwanted ward Miss Caitlin Woodbridge a country girl fresh from the schoolroom Their forced union proves to be a glum affair; and Trevo 285Expected this book to be a shallow surface feeder Not so but neither did it plumb any depths At least not of the angsty kind because for a trope that can be a mawkish tear jerker the author maintains a mild agreeable tone With spoilersThe H is a namby pamby beta who flees his marriage his responsibilities his country easily accepting the vilification of his very young and vulnerable wife He accepts slanderous explanation of how a woman can fake virginity because that eased his conscience in deserting her And that too from a family he couldn’t not know to be a hard hearted self serving lot And then believes all that they feed him in letters over the years He improves and grows on one slowly as he had to do an actual growing up in the years apart Yes they both were very young to begin with The h is the one who does a disappointing reversal she’s strong independent and rightly angry to begin with but turns meek and submissive later in the book She single handedly turned his estate profitable don't they all and then on his return lets him dictate on matters he has no experience in The book shifts to a very mild agreeable plane where they sound each other out The om is wasted and so is the ow His cheating celibacy status while apart is left hazy There’s no actual grovel or guilt shaming scene And she doesn’t hold out for one as wellThe daughter is mostly left off book Bless Aunt Gertrude where would the h and the book be without herTwo things especially niggle Little Bit the dog is missing after that initial introduction and then is absent even in the epilogue Not done Everyone knows kids and pets enhance epilogues and the hea happiness And what was that hint about previous ‘cuckoos in the nest’ and Lord Fiske The H’s father and mother often enough exchange uneasy glances but that was left unexplained

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R leaving Caitlin well provided for hastily escapes from it by enlisting for the Peninsula and urging her to seek an annulmentA PASSIONATE REUNIONSeven years have transformed Caitlin into a nonpareil of style and charm adept in the enrichment of her long lost husband's estate Thou Trevor was a young pup who believed and trusted his family He honestly believed that Caitlin was in on the wager by the unscrupulous gambler that he lost to He did ditch Caitlin for several years but he still supported her and he was sure that an annulmentdivorce would proceed and she would agree to it as well However Trevor was wrong about that and so much In Trevor’s defense he trusted his family to know what was best and he barely knew Caitlin – other than she was related to that gambler Why would he think the best of her? Okay and Trevor seems to be slightly superficial as well but that really isn’t surprising in the whole scheme of things He didn’t think much of Caitlin’s looks before leaving but now she is a very attractive to him I’m not sure that he would have believed Caitlin if he didn’t see similarities bw the two though but they are there Trying not to spoil things I thoroughly enjoyed the way Caitlin had grown up and showed that she didn’t need Trevor yet realized that in that day in age he still held all the power I also liked that Trevor grew up as well and he was willing to put her first in all things There is a bit of malicious machination thrown in to the mix as well but a wise old aunt seems to nip some things in the bud before they take root Yes even Trevor fell victim to some of his suspicions about Caitlin but you know what will prevail in the end However it is so great when he is proven wrong and doesn’t have much to say In the end Caitlin proves to be a very giving and forgiving heroine just as the wise aunt advised Trevor This was a nice read and even though Trevor irked me at times it was understandable given his youth and past suffering before he met Caitlin He grew up fabulously and Caitlin proved her strength over and over I also really enjoyed the fact that all wasn’t happy families afterwards No uick make up w those that sought to hurt whether ignorantly or spitefully

  • Paperback
  • 251
  • The Wagered Wife
  • Wilma Counts
  • English
  • 22 September 2019
  • 9780821768068

About the Author: Wilma Counts

Before moving to Nevada in 1994 Wilma Counts taught high school English and social studies in Germany to dependents of American forces stationed there She loved the kids but hated meaningless paperwork She especially enjoyed her work with Advance Placement English Model United Nations and student exchanges with a Russian schoolWilma grew up in Oregon a product of the Leave It To Beaver era