Review: Her Wanton Wager (Mayhem in Mayfair #2) by Grace Callaway

Print Length: 334 pages
Publisher: Grace Callaway (December 9, 2012

An Heiress on a Mission…
After two failed Seasons, Persephone Fines has vowed to reform her hoydenish ways. But when her beloved brother falls into the clutches of wicked gamester Gavin Hunt, she must take action. Hunt offers her a shocking proposition: he will release her brother… if she can resist six nights of seduction. Can she withstand the passion of her deepest fantasies in order to save her family?

A Rogue Trapped in the Past…
A product of London’s violent stews, Gavin Hunt has clawed his way to success and power. Now he will stop at nothing to achieve his life-long goal: revenge upon the man who betrayed him. He plans to seduce his enemy’s sister… but never counts on losing his heart. Will he give up his need for vengeance—or lose the only woman he’s ever loved?

From Six Nights to Forever…
As seduction flares into uncontrollable desire, Gavin and Percy must also battle a hidden enemy. Only by trusting one another can they defeat the threats of past and present. In this high-stakes game of love versus sin, what will be the outcome of… Her Wanton Wager?

WARNING: This book is for mature audiences over the age of 18 due to sexual content and language. 

My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

I must begin by saying that I do NOT believe that those of you who only read "clean" regency romances (or clean romances in general) will enjoy this story due to the crass language and sexual content, however I do believe it will appeal to a wide variety of other people. And if you are put off by graphic sex scenes and vulgar language, but are still interested in the overall plot? You can always skip those scenes and still enjoy a beautifully written story. 

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, lets move on to my thoughts and feelings on this story. 

At first I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. The fact that such a gentle bred lady like Persephone would intentionally put herself in the sort of situations she did seemed very out of character not only to the character herself, but to the time period as well. However, as with the first book in this series, Ms. Callaway builds this world around her characters in which the things they do (or don't do in some cases) makes perfect sense and you are more inclined to suspend what you think you know about the time period in favor for a good story. Which this was. 

It is a little slow going in the beginning as the characters and plot-line are introduced, but as you continue on in the story, it does begin to pick up speed and the ending was something that I had totally not seen coming when I first started reading. 

I would definitely recommend this to readers who like some smoking hot sex in their novels! 

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