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  1. Sara Sara says:

    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. Aquit Aquit says:

    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. Lauren Lauren says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 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 Dain introduced about a third of the way into the book spoiler that the characters had actually been kissing each other for the previous 2 years and that, oh actually, Amelia isn t interested in a Duke after all, but she couldn t possibly just say that to Cranleigh and oh, he couldn t possibly ask her to marry him and see how that goes, he should just pick her up and carry her from room to room in front of people and muss up her hair and everyone s just going to ignore it The supporting characters were interesting but I don t think I ll be reading Dain s other books unless I hear very compelling things about them


  4. Fira Rosli Fira Rosli says:

    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. Megan Megan says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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. Amber Amber says:

    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. Pam Pam says:

    Historical romance Why must all the young women want dukes for husbands


  8. C Joy C Joy says:

    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 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 intrigued how she got pursued and proposed to by her late husband What sintriguing is Lord Ruan s character, who s chasing her like a dog and surprisingly, her reaction to him.This time, it s Lady Amelia in need of Sophia s guidance, and her goal is to marry a duke, no one in particular so it s safe to say she just wants to marry a title and be a duchess Once again, Sophia had a plan and it was outrageous but produced the desired results Amelia was wed to the one really loves and all was well for everyone.Cranleigh s character was very likeable and I found myself appreciating the heroes, not the heroines in these novels What I noticed in this story and the previous one The Courtesan s Secret was Dain painted men in a different light, that is, they reromantic than women, but they re really clueless about a lot of things mostly where the woman s mind is concerned That s the point of everything, in Dain s novels, men are predictable and Sophia, being very familiar with men s behavior uses it to attain her goals, or her project s goals I also like the part where they don t mind being manipulated, because everyone gets what they wants In this case, Amelia gotthan what she bargained for.As with the previous story, the last chapter is about the next book


  9. Di Di says:

    This series and this book is a bitsubstantial 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 This series and this book is a bitsubstantial 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 daughter Amelia you know, the one obsessed with marrying dukes in the previous book Lady Dalby s plan is to invite interest and notoriety by outright interviewing the handful of dukes unmarried in London Midway through the book, Dain reveals a Very Important Fact that changes the context of the entire husband hunting escapade All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable ride With a happy ending which is what makes it romance, duh


  10. Linda Linda says:

    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 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 fly when he and Lady Amelia are together


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The Courtesan's Wager [Reading] ➿ The Courtesan's Wager By Claudia Dain – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 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 dukes The Courtesan's PDF or 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.

  • Paperback
  • 355 pages
  • The Courtesan's Wager
  • Claudia Dain
  • English
  • 05 August 2019
  • 0425225801

About the Author: Claudia Dain

It was while writing a descriptive essay in seventh grade English that was the assignment, to write a descriptive essay that Claudia first fell in love With descriptive essays Boys being what they are in seventh grade, there was hardly much choice By her ninth grade year, Claudia was spending hours each week in her bedroom writing descriptive essays that The Courtesan's PDF or heavily featured older boys eleventh grade She also practiced her kissing technique on a pole lamp next to her bed It was less than satisfactory, but the writing was fun She attended the University of Southern California as an English major She d mastered kissing by this time and writing, strangely enough, was still fun Strangely because while it had become obvious to her that almost everyone enjoyed kissing, it was equally obvious that very few people enjoyed writing This was as peculiar to her as, well, not enjoying kissing Clearly, something had to be done The idea of combining kissing and writing seemed the obvious course of action While Claudia does not claim to have invented the romance novel, she certainly has a lot of fun describing kisses and inventing men to bestow them upon And not a one of her heroes looks remotely like a pole lamp And don t act like one either Claudia was first published in , is a two time Rita finalist, and a USA Today Bestselling author Which just goes to prove that you can make a career out of kissing and writing about it.