A Scandalous Wager

A Scandalous Wager

Cassandra Samuels / Sep 27, 2020
A Scandalous Wager As the Black Raven she s cold distant and alone untouched by the gossip and scorn of her aristocratic peers Until he enters her house and her life then suddenly her icy shell is no match for the hea
  • Title: A Scandalous Wager
  • Author: Cassandra Samuels
  • ISBN: 9780857992017
  • Page: 435
  • Format: ebook
  • As the Black Raven, she s cold, distant and alone untouched by the gossip and scorn of her aristocratic peers Until he enters her house and her life then suddenly her icy shell is no match for the heat of attractionNotorious Widow Lisbeth Carslake, Countess of Blackhurst was acquitted of her husband s murder, but no one believes in her innocence Known as the Black RavAs the Black Raven, she s cold, distant and alone untouched by the gossip and scorn of her aristocratic peers Until he enters her house and her life then suddenly her icy shell is no match for the heat of attractionNotorious Widow Lisbeth Carslake, Countess of Blackhurst was acquitted of her husband s murder, but no one believes in her innocence Known as the Black Raven, bringer of bad luck and death, she is eviscerated by the gossips and mocked in the clubs.She s also the subject of London s most scandalous wager.Oliver Whitely, Earl of Bellamy, needs money, but it takes than a few drinks to take on The Black Raven Wager He finds himself drunk, at her house, and surprisingly agreeing to a business proposal at the end of a fire poker.She will let him win the wager, and he will help find her husband s killer before the killer finds her But business agreements don t mean trust, and Lisbeth certainly doesn t trust Oliver, her body s reaction to him, or her heart.Love may be the biggest gamble of their lives, but is it a wager their hearts can afford to lose
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      • Cassandra Samuels

        Cassandra Samuel s mother always said she should have been born in the 1800s However, she was born in the 1970s instead But she was not discouraged by all the corduroy and dodgy hair do s She decided if she couldn t live in the Regency period she would write about it instead Cassandra cut her romance reading teeth on Jane Austen when she read Pride and Prejudice in high school It was the beginning of a love affair with the Georgian and Regency eras that continues today She has wanted to be a romance writer since she was a teen and was encouraged to study a diploma in journalism, but fiction writing was where her heart belonged She is the eldest of three children and grew up living on the outskirts of of the Royal National Park which gave her a love and appreciation for the Australian bush Cassandra lives with her fabulously supportive husband and three wonderful children on the NSW South Coast along with a three legged staffy cross, a cheeky terrier and a cat called Angus Cassandra enjoys music, the theatre, reading, and watching romantic comedies.She is also a proud member of Romance Writers Australia.


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    1. They Call Her The Black RavenLisbeth Our Heroine Is Rud To Have Killed Her HusbandOliver Is The Lucky Man To Win A Wager To Lure The Black Raven OutsideMysteryWitty BanterSilver Tongued HeroIntelligent Strong Minded HeroineLearning To TrustSeductionUnfolding SecretsDual POVNo OW OM DramaThe Writing And Conversations Are FantasticInner Dialogue Became Too Much For Me


    2. Love may be the biggest gamble of their livesClick on Banner to Enter Cassandra is offering an eCopy of A SCANDALOUS WAGER Ends April 23, 2015International where allowedThe Ton calls her the Black Raven, but do they know what the Countess of Blackhurst went through before her husband s mysterious murder On the outside, ice runs through her veins, but what is happening to the hot blooded woman within Lisbeth has become a pariah, even though she was innocent of her husband s death and his shady de [...]


    3. Lisbeth, Countess Blackthorn was found not guilty of killing her husband in court, but that doesn t mean society believes of her innocence Known as The Black Raven, when her husband was found dead in their home three years ago, he not only left behind his wife, but he left behind a lot of angry investors Blackthorn was known for making money a lot of money and right before his death, he convinced a lot of people to invest a lot of money into a speculation only it ended up being a fake speculatio [...]


    4. Lisbeth Carslake, the Countess of Blackhurst is a notorious figure She was acquitted of the murder of her husband, the Earl of Blackhurst, getting off on a technicality There are many among the ton who do not believe that she was innocent and that it s a travesty that she s still a free woman She is known as the Black Raven and is the subject of malicious rumour and gossip in all of the clubs She is also the subject of many wagers.Oliver Whitely has recently become the Earl of Bellamy after the [...]


    5. It was interesting to read this just after the Suzanne Enoch of the same general plot line investigating the death of a husband Where the Enoch was full bodied and interesting this lacked action, character development and forward progress We spent the entire book in the heads of two not so captivating characters and their constant thoughts became painful bludgeons I just wanted something to actually happen.


    6. I always enjoy stories that not only provide witty banter, feasible storylines, charming yet virile heroes, and of course determined, strong heroines I am delighted to say this story filled all my requirements for a great story Oliver, Earl of Bellamy, wages that he will be able to get inside the Black Raven s threshold and then leave as if nothing had happened However once inside he encounters a beautiful but steely woman that proposes to spare his dignity in exchange to help her find the kille [...]


    7. Really good bookBy 3% I had to stop at least 4 times to laugh out loud at Oliver s silly drunken thoughts, then again at his funny thoughts when he had a hangover And I like the fact that he was a pretty happy guy while Lisbeth was kind of snarky, because of the beatings she took from her late husband She did feel a lot of desire for Oliver but she was always wondering if he d be just like Nathanial had been The episode in the wardrobe was kinda steamy, but left unfinished, which I loved Always [...]


    8. Lisbeth Carslake is the widowed Countess of Blackhurst, infamously and unkindly known as the Black Raven the bringer of bad luck and death She is vulnerable yet she displays an inner strength and fortitude that has seen her weather the scandal of her husband Nathaniel s murder She was accused and acquitted by the courts but, after two years of ostracization, she is isolated beyond belief She has lived in the shadow of the scandal with bad memories of her terrifying marriage.But she decides to ch [...]


    9. There is a new hero in town Oliver, the Earl of Bellamy, freshly returned from the war to take up the reigns after his brother Henry s accidental death To his dismay there are suspicions raised about said death, pointing towards the Black Raven Lisbeth Carslake, Countess of Blackhurst, who was tried and then acquitted of her husband s murder But there are still ugly murmurs about the Black Raven, and some of them involve not only murder but money and greed The night Oliver gains access on a wage [...]


    10. As a reviewer for RRM I get books sometimes that are out of my period, and sometimes those that are within it This happily was within it Yet as the historian in me looks at the work, set in the mid teens, I find little to place this in historical context It is the Regency, George the Prince of Wales acting as Regent for his mad father Waltzes at balls prevalent instead of a novelty in the mid teens still something the historian in me and my research are at odds with 1814 was the start of such at [...]


    11. This is a nice light historical romance.Cassandra Samuels has given the reader some wonderful and delightful characters in her debut novel A Scandalous Wager.Oliver had me in stitches when he entered the scene at the beginning of the story I do love a book with humour and the laugh out loud moments the better and there were plenty of those The banter between Lisbeth and Oliver was amusing and the time they spent together a romance developed between them It was quite endearing.All characters we [...]


    12. This is such a great story Oliver has come home to take the place of his brother Henry who died in a horse riding accident and is now the Earl of Bellamy and bankrupt because of a speculation that Henry invested in, Lisbeth has been through so much accused of murdering her husband Lord Blackhurst who was cruel and led the speculation although she was found not guilty for years she has been known as the Black Raven and kept to herself but she has decided to finally come out and find out who kille [...]


    13. Dark and fascinating historical romance to discover A Scandalous Wager is a dark romantic story written by new to me author Cassandra Samuels I love stories with tormented souls, such as the heroine in this story It tells the story of widow Lisbeth Carslake, AKA the Black Raven and Oliver Whitely, Earl of Bellamy Since the death of her husband, she needs to prove her innocence if she wants to find peace and move on with her life In need of money, Oliver, will accept a wager that will send him di [...]


    14. This book had some very interesting elements which I found appealing I really enjoyed that the author delved into the life that society had forced upon the widow known as the Black Raven The price she had been forced to pay for her late husband s evil deeds was woven nicely throughout the story A well written love story which I thoroughly enjoyed.



    15. Thoroughly enjoyable romance This was a thoroughly enjoyable romance with a murder mystery and a heroine and hero so deserving of a happily ever after My heart just broke for Lisbeth for all she suffered at the hands of her abusive husband and the rejection of society she was forced to endure after his murder Oliver was a wonderful hero with such a fun sense of humor and I adored him The repertoire between Lisbeth and Oliver was fun and I truly enjoyed them as a couple The murder mystery was int [...]


    16. Loved the author s voice, both her humour and some of her descriptive passages Laughed several times at the hero s antics but other times I found his manner a bit tedious and wanted him to man up a bit Heroine a bit obsessive but she has been traumatised and her eccentricities led to laughs Samuels wove in good knowledge of the period I see this is the first work by this author I will buy her next book and do recommend this read.


    17. Wonderful readThis was my first book by this author I really loved the story line and the excellent, witty writing I will definitely read from Cassandra Samuels


    18. Loved, loved this book The characters a great I laughed with them all the way to the end Look forward to reading many books by Casandra.



    19. It is three o clock in the morning and I have just finished A Scandalous Wager I had to review it immediately because this was the best historical romance I ve read in years The characters were realistic but lovable Lisbeth is everything you could want in a heroine strong, beautiful, etc , but also heartbreakingly flawed Her OCD tendencies and emotional baggage are completely understandable given what she s been through, and Samuels takes you on Lisbeth s journey expertly until you feel elated a [...]


    20. Oh my, what an absolutely wickedly delicious Recency Historical Romance From beginning to end, this story and the characters will capture your heart The H H are both troubled souls, looking for love,a family, acceptance and their HEA While, Lisbeth, aka, the infamous Black Raven, is looking for the person or persons responsible for her husband s murderer, and determined to overcome her feelings of hopelessness, loneliness, powerlessness, and free herself of being branded a murderous woman, our h [...]


    21. A wealthy young widow socially isolated by Regency London s ton employs the services of a world weary Earl in dire financial straits to prove her innocence in the murder of her husband Lisbeth and Oliver start off as business partners but as their hunt for the real murderer proceeds they find themselves increasingly drawn to one another This is an entertaining tale filled with witty banter and characters you will really come to care about.


    22. I have just finished A Scandalous Wager and you lady are responsible for a couple of very late nights because I couldn t put it down It is fabulous It flows wonderfully and the chemistry between Lisbeth and Oliver is amazing The book is perfect 5 stars


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