Friday, October 29, 2021

Blog Tour: Review of The Wedding Wager by Eva Devon

Author: Eva Devon 
Publisher: Entangled: Amara 
Publication Date:  October 25, 2021

All Lady Victoria Kirby wants is to dig in the dirt, take notations, and record history, thank you very much. Bumbling through ballrooms and getting disdained by the ton for her less than ideal looks, on the other hand, is the last thing she wants. But her reckless father has a different idea for her future when he puts up the ultimate ante—her hand in marriage—and loses. Over her dead body.

The Duke of Chase cannot bear to see a woman misused. After all, he saw that often enough as a child. So when he’s witness to a marquess gambling away his daughter to a lecher of a man, he has no choice but to step in and rescue her. Lady Victoria has a reputation for being as tart as a lemon and as bitter as one, too. So, he may have just found the perfect wife to keep a promise he made to himself long ago—to never have an heir. With her, surely, he'll never be tempted to take her to bed and break that promise.

But when he meets the wild, witty, intelligent, young lady he’s bound to marry, he knows trouble is headed his way... And everything he ever swore to uphold may very well come undone, especially his heart.

My thoughts:

The Wedding Wager is the first in a new series,  This one involves Victoria and Derek.  When Derek hears Victoria's father gambling her away in a wager, he steps in and wins her instead to save her from an awful marriage.  Victoria realizes that marrying Derek is the only way that she will be free of her father.   

This one was OK for me.  It's definitely a slow burn.  The couple don't even really like each other in the beginning. I honestly didn't really feel much chemistry between them for a long time. That made the book go a bit slower that I like in a romance.  My favorite of the couple was Derek.  I felt like he had the biggest growth by the end.  Victoria really just kind of got what she wanted without really having to sacrifice anything.  I did like the glimpse forward in the epilogue.  I also enjoyed Victoria's sister. I would be interested in seeing what happens to her in another book.

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Tour stops:
Monday, October 25th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – spotlight
Monday, October 25th: @a_stylish_bookworm 
Tuesday, October 26th: Reading Reality
Tuesday, October 26th: @readingforamoment
Wednesday, October 27th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, October 28th: The Obsessed Reader and @obsessedread
Friday, October 29th: @whimsyreadswithshelby
Saturday, October 30th: @purrfectpages
Saturday, October 30th: @bookmom22
Monday, November 1st:
Wednesday, November 3rd: @nerdy_book_lover_1987
Thursday, November 4th: @latestbookcrush
Thursday, November 4th: @emilyisoverbooked
Friday, November 5th: @angelareadsbooks
Sunday, November 7th: @transportedlfl
Monday, November 8th: @bookscallmyheart
Tuesday, November 9th: @readinginfairyland
Wednesday, November 10th: Laura’s Reviews and @laurasreviews_1
Friday, November 12th: @currentlyreadingwithcoffee
Monday, November 15th: Bewitched Bookworms – spotlight
Monday, November 15th: @readingandteaching247
Wednesday, November 17th: @radusreads
Thursday, November 18th: @readingwithmrsleaf
Friday, November 19th: @literallybookedsolid
Saturday, November 20th: @shopcoffeekids

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

I always like when I find a new series on the FIRST book, normally I find them when it is already on book four or something and I have to catch up. HA! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours