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Lady Serena Grantley although born to the nobility has found her life far from the balls and dinner tables of the respectable ton at least from the female company of that elite circle The masculine side of that circle however seek her out for the I can t do it I don t care I don t care about anyone in this book or anything It s not badly written There s nothing horribly offensive about the language or the characters or any of it But life is too short to continue reading this book tomorrow on my lunch break Like the previous book in the Blackwater Brides trilogy I enjoyed this book than I expected to I used to love all of Jane Feather s "historical romances but her last several novels have seemed somehow off to "romances but her last several novels have seemed somehow off to I am thinking especially of her Cavendish Suare trilogy which truth be told I have yet to finish the first two books were okay but not so compelling that I wanted to immediately read the third one I m not sure if the problem is that Feather s writing has changed or if it s just that I m getting burned out on regencies It may

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a little of both In event that s probably one of the reasons why I m enjoying this trilogy so much a Georgian setting is a nice change of pace from the typical regencies and VictoriansThat being said there were some things that really bothered me about this book First of all why did it take Sebastian so long to figure out that marrying Serena would be the perfect way to fulfill the terms of his uncle s will Set in 1762 London nothing is predictable about this second novel in Feather s Blackwater Brides historical romance series Serena and Sebastian find themselves mixed up with a will containing stipulations which must be fulfilled before the death a wicked greedy stepfather full of nefarious plots a love denied two loves found and a sword fightThree years ago Serena s stepfather forced her to break the heart of her true love 24 year old Sebastian by telling him she didn t love him that he had just been a dalliance Her stepfather promptly whisked her off to Brussels that very afternoon Today Serena is not happy to see Sebastian because she still loves him But she is now an independent strong woman and she will deal with the situation as best she canWhen 27 year old Sebastian visits the new gaming house he is stunned to see Serena to realize that he is not only still furious at her treatment of him but he is also still deeply in love with her after all this time His twin and older brother are disturbed to learn she is back they remember what he was like when she left himNeither has any idea what meeting 16 YEAR OLD ABIGAIL WILL HAVE ON old Abigail will have on lost relationshipI don t typically read this genre because the story seems to get lost in all the historical aspects descriptions of scenery buildings political atmosphere etc This was pleasantly devoid of those The historical clothing mode of transportation and slang are used as the background of the story and don t take it over well done Ms FeatherThis is a good sexy romance with another romance between young friends thrown in for good measure Had I not nown before reading that this was part of a series I wouldn t have suspected it It is a stand alone story with minor mentions of things that occurred in the past and a little bit of foreshadowing of something that may happen in the future with Perry Sebastian s twin Warning Spoiler AlertThis does have a HEA ending Another run of the mill historical romance set in London Two sets of star crossed lovers overcome obstacles and end up with their true love Along the way we encounter manipulative momma doting papa evil step father naive ingenue determined demimondain concerned twin brother and ailing yet wealthy uncle who calls the shotsWhile this author tries her best to guide the reader through all of the twists and turns much of the story is predictable Nothing new to grab the reader s attention Okay as a beach read or if you re stuck home in a blizzard A despicable uncle set on revenge challenges the three Blackwater brothers to find wives who are fallen women to marry in order to inherit his vast fortune Penniless and facing debtor s prison the brothers have no other choice but to each find a disreputable bride that fits their uncle s standardsA Wedding Wa. New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather delights with her second book in this entrancing Georgian trilogy featuring three noble brothers who are offered a preposterous opportunity a lavish inheritance but only if they each marry a fallen woman Perfect for fans of Eloisa James Liz Carlyle and Stephanie LaurensLady Serena Grantley was born to the nobility but fortune's whim placed her under.

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A Wedding WagerF my Care Package Ageddon series of book reviews in gratitude to my GR friend Karla for sending me a GIANT BOX O BOOKS She said I might like some of them oO about bonesSet in 1762 London nothing is predictable about this second novel in Feather s Blackwater Brides historical romance series Serena and Sebastian find themselves mixed up with a will containing stipulations which must be fulfilled before the death a wicked greedy stepfather full of nefarious plots a love denied two loves found and a sword fightThree years ago Serena s stepfather forced her to break the heart of her true love 24 year old Sebastian by telling him she didn t love him that he had just been a dalliance Her stepfather promptly whisked her off to Brussels that very afternoon Today Serena is not happy to see Sebastian because she still loves him But she is now an independent strong woman and she will deal with the situation as best she canWhen 27 year old Sebastian visits the new gaming house he is stunned to see Serena to realize that he is not only still furious at her treatment of him but he is also still deeply in love with her after all this time His twin and older brother are disturbed to learn she is back they remember what he was like when she left himNeither has any idea what meeting 16 year old Abigail will have on their lost relationshipI don t typically read this genre because the story seems to get lost in all the historical aspects descriptions of scenery buildings political atmosphere etc This was pleasantly devoid of those The historical clothing mode of transportation and slang are used as the background of the story and don t take it over well done Ms FeatherThis is a good sexy romance with another romance between young friends thrown in for "good measure had i not nown before reading "measure Had I not nown before reading this was part of a series I wouldn t have suspected it It is a stand alone story with minor mentions of things that occurred in the past and a little bit of foreshadowing of something that may happen in the future with Perry Sebastian s twin Warning Spoiler AlertThis does have a HEA ending After the third POV shift on one section and the heroine referring to her own eyes as violet pools I m throwing in the towel and escaping out the bathroom window Originally Posted CSILibrarian375 Stars This is a difficult book to review because my thoughts are sort of all over the placeIn terms of positives I was throughily engaged the entire time I was reading I found the writing in terms of establishing a historical feel to be absolutely excellent and the book was hard to put down I also really liked the characters and the interactions although mainly I enjoyed the platonic ones I definitely loved Sebastian and his twin brother Perry I also liked the subplot about Serena s young friend Abigail and her trying to find a way to be happy in spite of her mother s desire to see her daughter become well to do and influential Obviously these aspects of the book were fairly typical of historical fiction and romances but they were very entertainingIn terms of negatives well I definitely liked this book a lot But the main romance relied a bit too much on illogical misunderstandings and decisions that seemed likely to eep the two lovers apart than unite them I also hated Serena s hot and cold yes and no attitude as well as her backward approach to resolving issues Honestly this is not rocket science If someone wants to pimp you out for mortgages and someone else wants to marry you because he has always loved you and vice versa even after you bit a chunk out of his heart and stomped on it for no good reason I m pretty sure you eventually stop putting up with the horrible person and get together with the one you love You definitely stop treating the one you love like he is the source of all your problems at the very least I m also pretty sure that no one in their right mind would stay within the sphere of control and influence of someone they to routinely aim a pistol at but I digressIn conclusion suffering a bit due to the illogical wavering and decisions on a pistol at but I digressIn conclusion despite suffering a bit due to the illogical wavering and decisions on part of its main female character A Wedding Wager definitely managed to be enjoyable and entertaining than a lot of other Historical Romances I ve read lately. Family loyalty and the woman he loves Sebastian faces a devilish dilemma His uncle is ailing and time is running short Desperate to find a solution Sebastian conceives a dangerous plan a wager that could bring him and Serena happiness at lastor separate them foreverFollow the captivating tales of the brothers as they each find their most unusual brides in Rushed to the Altar and An Unsuitable Bri. ,
Ger is the second novel in the Blackwater Bride s trilogy and focuses on the middle brother and twin SebastianSebastian thought he was in love with the darkly beautiful Lady Serena WARNING SPOILERS AND GIFs AHEADSo that was it I swear I read this entire book and not once did I see a wedding wager mentioned Not once I m still waiting It s possible that the wager referred to in the title and on the back cover is actually the whackadoodle premise that made this book happen in the first place A Wedding Wager is the second book in a series about three brothers who are set to get a tremendous inheritance from their crazy and perverted old uncle However because this uncle is both crazy and perverted the brothers have to meet his terms before he icks the bucket They must each find and marry a fallen woman thus redeeming her in they eyes of I don t now God Society King George I m assuming that explaining the situation any would have further highlighted how wackadoodle the premise is and Jane Feather wouldn t want that So perhaps the find a whore and marry her plot is the wager Or maybe there was some secret wager about whether or not I could finish this book Well it was tough but I totally finished it HA SUMMARYBasically this is the story of two people who are meant for each other easily realizing that they are in fact meant for each other and finding their happily ever after From the very first page there s no uestion that the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan is a totes hot totes good guy who loves his soul mate Lady Serena But Serena has a few problems She s maneuvered by her asshat of a step daddy who forces her to work in his gambling hells and flirt with gentlemen In the prologue Serena breaks Sebastian s heart because Evulz Step Daddyz said so and this results in 3 years of sadness and woe for the main couple But look at that second chance at love on the horizon Serena and her demonic stepdad return to London and Sebastian finds that he is still very much in love with his very own daughter of caro Unfortunately Dr Evil the Step Daddy has plans to sell Serena s feminine wiles to an icky earl plans to sell Serena s feminine wiles to an icky earl this could get in the way of true love Hmmm Will Sebastian go ahead and marry the exact ind of woman the convenient plot device er crazy uncle tells him to or will the characters run circles around the easy resolution in order to coddle a group of secondary characters that I don t give a damn about Well Since the wedding wager is so elusive we have to get a plot out of something And once that plot was gained no man was going to tear that plot away until at least several hundred pages were sueezed out of it An Illustration of the Plot in This Book I ll never let goThe CharactersSebastian and Serena are okay people in this book Neither of them are particularly interesting but Serena s tortured past involving her Evil Step Daddy was enough to eep me interested The secondary characters are tedious to say the least A huge portion of the plot is dedicated to Serena protecting some vapid "Little Social Climber From Falling Into Evil Step Daddy S "social climber from falling into Evil Step Daddy s And sure I suppose that s a noble story Still if I wanted to read about some dumb girl s struggles to marry the boy from home she truly loves over some lecherous cretin I would have read a book about her The RomanceThe chemistry isn t all there in my opinion I get that Sebastian and Serena had all of their firsts before the book started but that doesn t mean it was OK to skip out on all the simmering tension between them Hell they ve been separated for three years Where s the passion The yearning It doesn t help that the sex is ind of weird Like not weird in the characters doing weird things sense There s just very little emotional connection The scenes are shockingly short for a book published in 2011 and everything feels rushed The sex shockingly short for a book published in 2011 and everything feels rushed The sex are freuent but they re so passionless that Sebastian and Serena could have been talking about their grocery lists and I wouldn t have been able to tell the difference The WritingThe writing isn t bad but the plot movement isn t particularly inspiring I probably would have DNF d this one but finishing it became a matter of pride for me The book isn t awful I m just ind of meh about it A Wedding Wager is a part The control of her gamester stepfather who uses her beauty to lure young men to his gambling tables Serena even dismissed her first love the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan at her stepfather's command But when he attempts to force her into a liaison with a dissolute earl Serena resolves to do his bidding no Sebastian is the only man who ever captured her heart and it is to him she turnsTorn between. ,

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