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Never Wager Against Love (Kellington Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Maureen Driscoll
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Maureen Driscoll’s Kellington novels continue with Arthur’s story, the third book in her Regency romance series.

When Arthur Kellington was fifteen, a Romany fortune teller predicted that his true love would be killed. Since then, he’s resolved to never fall in love. He has no trouble keeping his resolution until he meets Vanessa Gans, an agent with the Home Office who is on the trail of two hardened criminals. As he finds himself falling for her, he must keep his distance emotionally as the only way to protect them both.

Despite her illegitimate birth, Vanessa Gans has worked her way up to being one of the Crown’s finest agents. She’s reluctant to accept Arthur’s help initially because she doesn’t want to place him in danger. Then she realizes her heart is truly at risk because there can be no honorable future between them.

NEVER WAGER AGAINST LOVE is a romantic tale of bravery, sacrifice and love. It contains explicit language. The earlier books in the series were NEVER MISS A CHANCE (Book 2) and NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID (Book 1), which USA TODAY’S HAPPILY EVER AFTER blog called “enjoyable, suspenseful and satisfying.”

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"Give the Kellingtons a chance; you won't be disappointed.  This is a family readers will come to love."  Jennifer Porter - ROMANCE NOVEL NEWS

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  • File Size: 381 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PX6I10
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with the Kellington's... April 1, 2012
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If you are a fan of the Kellington's the third book in this series does not disappoint. Lord Arthur and Vanessa are absolutely a dynamite duo. This is my first review, so I won't give much about the story, but if you love the Kellington's you will not be disappointed being reunited with them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never wager against the Kellingtons, I loved it! March 31, 2012
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I loved it from start to end....

Another great story by Maureen Driscoll. Ever since I was pleasantly introduced to the Kellingtons with Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid I fell for them. They all have charm, sense of humor, kindness and wit. After finishing this latest instalment in the series I can honestly say they are my favorite characters, and I've read many books, many, many books.

Once again, the author has caprtured me from the first sentence. The dialogues are superb! Probably my favorite part of the story, the author amazes me with how natural they flow. The story has action, suspense and keeps you guessing up until the last chapter. Still it is a romantic story through and through. The interaction between the Kellingtons is funny and genuine, they had me laughing out loud in public. Needless to say I didn't put it down until I finished it. Vanessa wasn't a tedious female that fought love until she magically accepted it at the end. She has brains, she has courage, beauty and common sense, all which made me like her more and more with every word I read.

Arthur was... Simply spectacular. I've always thought of Liam as my favorite Kellington, now I'm not so sure. Arthur is a great character. Brave, like his namesake, handsome, funny and not overly confident or chauvinistic. He believes in Vanessa's abilities, is proud of her and wants her to be his equal in every sense of the word. But still feels the need to protect her because he loves her and protect her he does without demeaning her capability of protecting hereself.

This is a must read. You will be charmed by the Kellingtons both male and female. And I'm sure once you are you would wish there were more than 5 of them so the series would Never end!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite saved November 21, 2012
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I loved book one, book two started off badly and stumbled to the last 40% which so thoroughly entertained me it made up for the long dreary start.
Well that renewed my faith and went to book three. This book. what others have spoken of and loved too, was the wonderful family dynamics. This book pretty much waits until the last 15% of the book to really use those characters.
Just too many implausible happenings. These books kinda take liberties with how things would have really happen. That's okay, but this one sort off went too far out of bounds.
This book is about the Kellingtons. You read your fans reviews. Why wait to bring in all the characters we love til the end?
I gave three stars. The book is okay, you get to see what Arther's story is. Just not one you'll be passing around.
After all this I'm not sure I will bother with book 4. I would be really be angry if it was as bad as this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Plain Fun September 7, 2014
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For as voraciously as I read, I've never submitted an Amazon review. But, I just completed the Kellington series and had to come back to do so. These books are just plain fun. The characters are enjoyable and the storylines - though you generally know where you'll end up - are fun journeys. Although each of the books could use a good scrub for typos, it wasn't enough to bother this picky reader. Usually I stagger my more "fun" reading with more serious classics. By the time I hit the third Kellington book, I took a break from that strategy to sail toward the end. I'm actually going to miss them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The Kellington series was just wonderful, I have read the whole series, and wish it would continue, I had a hard time to put the book down, well done
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!! June 25, 2014
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Fantastic read. A who done it mystery to the very end. Maureen Driscoll does not disappoint. Looking forward to her next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book in a good series. June 23, 2014
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I've been reading these books so fast I'm unable to keep up with reviewing them.

This is the third book of the Kellington series and it once again pulled me in a made me want to continue through the book. This book is about Aurthor Kellington who is kind of a rake and enjoys women, gambling and drinking but not necessarily in that order. He meets his match in this book and the adventure they go on is quite enjoyable. I don't want to give anything away but if you like steamy, steamy romantic scenes you'll enjoy this book as well as the others. These books are not for the naïve or shy so if you do not want to blush a bit reading some delicious bedroom scenes, don't bother with this series.

As with the other books, this is an easy book to read and quite a quick read also. Good story and the dialogue between the characters is fantastic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great June 20, 2014
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This was as good as the first of this series.I thought it was a very good read and look forward to reading the next in this series.
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More About the Author

First things first: a huge thank you to Jennifer Omner at for the book covers and designs. An equally huge thank you to JBC Images at for the author photo.

Maureen Driscoll is an Emmy-nominated writer-producer in Los Angeles whose credits include "The Dish" on the Style Network, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and Nickelodeon's "BrainSurge." She was also a recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce. The script didn't make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Her novel DATING GEORGE CLOONEY is a political satire inspired by her time there.

ALWAYS TRUE TO HER is the second book in the Emerson series of Regency romances. The first was ALWAYS COME HOME. They follow the Kellington series: NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID; NEVER MISS A CHANCE; NEVER WAGER AGAINST LOVE; NEVER RUN FROM LOVE; NEVER DENY YOUR HEART and NEVER TURN AWAY.

Maureen is currently working on Win's story, ALWAYS HAVE HOPE, the next book in the Emerson series.

She loves hearing from her readers on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author, Twitter, Goodreads and

She is very, very appreciative of her readers and thanks people for taking the Kellingtons and Emersons to heart.

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