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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Review: An Honorable Wish (A Lady's Wish #2) by Eileen Richards


Print Length: 248 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press (November 24, 2015)


From Goodreads.com:  LOVE MAY BE THEIR GREATEST GAMBLE…
 
Tony Matthews spends his time in London’s most notorious gambling dens, frittering away his fortune. But when his latest victory leaves a man ruined, Tony knows he’s reached his lowest point. Determined to make amends, he returns home to his family’s country estate with plans to settle down and marry at last. And he hopes the lovely Juliet Townsend will help him—if only he can keep his disgrace a secret.
 
Juliet’s secret wish has always been for Tony to love her. The only bright spot in her dreadful London season was dancing with him—before he disappeared to the card rooms. Now, he’s returned, but has he truly changed? Or will gambling always be his mistress, even if she becomes his wife? And does Juliet dare risk her heart by finding out?...

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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5 stars

WARNING: This book does contain scenes of a graphic sexual nature. If this is not something you wish to read, they can be easily skipped without losing important plot lines. 

This was one of those stories that kept me up reading well into the night. I felt as though the characters were not only well developed, but the story itself was so engaging and different than those I've read before. In the other stories that I have read, gambling was almost treated as a badge of honor - if you took another man's land it was celebrated by the victor - no one ever gave thought to the man who had lost. And who should, it was by their own doing that they lost the land to begin with. 

An Honorable Wish had a different take on this however. The author showed gambling for what it truly can be - and addiction. And when Tony does win another man's land - he feels awful. He doesn't celebrate, he doesn't boast about it - hell he does everything in his power to make it right - and still he is treated like the bad guy when he has done nothing wrong. 

Each of these characters were well-developed and the plot carefully planned out. The author has a very smooth writing style in which she totally envelops you in the world that she has created. I would definitely recommend this novel to those looking for a well written and engaging historical romance. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.
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An Honorable Wish (A Lady's Wish #2) is available from Amazon.com

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