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A Gentleman's Wager | [Madelynne Ellis]

A Gentleman's Wager

When 18th-century young lady Bella Rushdale finds herself fierely attracted to handsome landowner Lucerne Marlinscar, she does not expect the rival for her affections to be another man. However, the handsome and decadent Marquis Pennerley has desired Lucerne for years, and when they are brought together at the remote Lauwine Hall for a country party on the Yorkshire Moors, he intends to claim him.
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Publisher's Summary

"Bella's mouth fell open in astonishment. She'd never seen two men kiss, and had never heard of such a thing, but a warming prickle between her thighs told her she approved wholeheartedly."

When young, 18th-century lady Bella Rushdale finds herself fiercely attracted to handsome landowner Lucerne Marlinscar, she does not expect the rival for her affections to be another man. However, the handsome and decadent Marquis Pennerley has desired Lucerne for years, and when they are brought together at the remote Lauwine Hall for a country party on the Yorkshire Moors, he intends to claim him. This leads to a passionate struggle for dominance, at the risk of scandal, between the highly sexed Bella and the debauched aristocrat. Ultimately it will be Lucerne who will choose the outcome, and his decision will be bound to upset somebody's plans.

©2007 Madelynne Ellis; (P)2007 Virgin Books Ltd

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    Corey voorhees, FL, USA 03-16-08
    Corey voorhees, FL, USA 03-16-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow, Wow!!"

    Very Very Hot throughout. Great story great characters, great period piece, and Very hot from start to finsh with no dull moments

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Thomasville, NC, United States 12-14-11
    Amazon Customer Thomasville, NC, United States 12-14-11 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to A Gentleman's Wager again? Why?

    Yes, I loved the english accent


    What other book might you compare A Gentleman's Wager to and why?

    none so far.


    What aspect of Betsy Garden’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing


    Any additional comments?

    I was not expecting some of the things that occurred in the book. It was a good surprise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    katie Plano, TX, United States 10-06-11
    katie Plano, TX, United States 10-06-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Not bad"

    This book isn't as bad as what people are saying. There is actually a story line. I think most ppl are just unable to imagine that ppl could be so easy back in time. I really enjoyed this!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10
    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10 Member Since 2013
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    "good"

    This was a fun steamy read in the tradition of Fanny Hill. Eighteenth century wenches that were romping in the meadows. The Maquis Pen was rather entertaining in his rompings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura webster, FL, USA 03-23-09
    Laura webster, FL, USA 03-23-09
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    "Hot Hot"

    This was my first audiobook and all I can say is WOW. I learned a few things. :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 12-23-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 12-23-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Hot, Steamy and Different"

    Bored with romance novels and the simpering fidelity and overly flowery language therein? So was I so I ventured into erotica. The price of the ticket was well worth it.

    Like many heterosexual females I'm intrigued by two men, or a woman and two men. If you're not stay away for there is that aplenty.

    It's probably some of the best writing I've ever seen in any category. Believable well rounded characters, really well researched 18th century speech and clothing as well as settings, and plenty of steaminess. Ms. Ellis makes you wait for every encounter and builds the anticipation. So when it comes, wow. All I can say is wow.

    A must read for the enlightened female!

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Risdon Chico, CA 03-12-14
    Angela Risdon Chico, CA 03-12-14 Member Since 2009

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    "Sex without a story."
    What disappointed you about A Gentleman's Wager?

    I understand that when I read this genre that I not going to fine great literature, but could we have a little character development. I love HOT HOT sex but I do like the book to include a story. I also like to care about a least one character. I didn't like anyone in this book. Don't be fooled by other reviews . . . there are far better books for your listening pleasure.


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    Kelley CA, United States 07-24-07
    Kelley CA, United States 07-24-07 Member Since 2012

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

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    "No Exit"

    In this book, a handful of London's social elite spend an extended vacation together behaving just horribly but somehow having lots of orgasms in the process. Had there been one character in the book that I could truly care about - I might have been able to enjoy something about this hastily crafted non-story. But either everyone in it is repulsive or the female lead's repulsiveness contaminates them all into appearing so. The good news is, it takes more than predictable and unconvincing sex to entertain me. If the same is true of you, I think you should keep shopping.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Winter Springs, FL, United States 01-11-13
    Debbie Winter Springs, FL, United States 01-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Refund!!!!"

    I gave it an hour just to see if it would get better, it did not, it got worse. There is nothing redeeming about this book at all. I have recently listened to the pride and prejudice zombie books and enjoyed them thoroughly and thought it would be interesting to take a turn on those period pieces in an erotice fashion. What a disappointment. I am not a prude and will listen to books with steamy sex, Lora Leigh, the shades of grey books etc are all in my wheelhouse and do not offend me, but this book had no redeeming qualities. The characters would just bump into each other and engage in sex, and the descriptions of the act where not even erotic or intriguing to listen to. Not worth a credit, I just lost an hour and I can't get it back. I have listened to hundreds of books and this is only the third book I have given up on.

    The narrator managed to do a good job with horrilbe material which is the only reason I hung in there for an hour.

    Stay far away from this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 11-09-12
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 11-09-12

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    Was ok, a bit to much man on man for me, not my cup of tea

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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