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"With the interesting backdrop of horseracing and the introduction of a commoner heroine and working hero, Romain pens an unconventional, highly appealing love story, topped off with intrigue. This fast-paced read is sure to satisfy." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"In her latest engaging Regency romance, Romain (Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress, 2015) neatly incorporates fascinating details about horse breeding and racing in the nineteenth century into her story line, while also gifting readers with an unusual romance seasoned with a generous dash of mystery and danger." - Booklist

"Theresa Romain basically created a series just for me, and the first full-length book just confirms it. She reached into my head and found the references and plot that would make me happiest, and gave those thoughts a beautiful cover and said, "Here!"... I loved this... Grade: A" - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

"Heartwarming and lively, book one in the new Romance of the Turf series has set the bar high for future installments. Harlequin Junkie Recommends!" - Harlequin Junkie

"I can't wait to see what Theresa Romain has in store for us next with this series!" - Rambling Book Junkie

"A GENTLEMAN'S GAME is a riveting book filled with sorrow, humour, and love in all its forms. Once again, Theresa Romain demonstrates her immense talent and crafts a captivating story, where fascinating characters find love against all odds." - Buried Under Romance

"[A] beautifully written and tender love story about two lonely people finding each other and finding the strength through their love for one another to break through the barriers that have been holding them back from making their lives their own." - All About Romance

About the Author

Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest.
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Product Details

  • Series: Romance of the Turf (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 2, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492613711
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492613718
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charming, romantic story that proves once again Theresa Romain owns a very unique historical voice and knows how to translate it to paper. That being said I was a bit dissatisfied with the story.
First off, I have to say the blurb was a bit misleading. There is a mystery to solve but the suspicions never came from the main characters. My other peeve was that I found the first few chapters slow-paced and it took me a while to get into the story; it wasn’t until mid-book that I found myself completely engage in it. Also, the mystery subplot kept slowing the pace and that prevented me from enjoying the story to the fullest.
So, while it was charming and romantic and the author never ceased to amaze me with her usual writing style it pains me to say this was not one of my favorite stories by her. ** I received a copy of this story via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **
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Newmarket England - 1818

Nathaniel Chandler travels all over England buying and selling horses for his father’s business. Baron Sir William Chandler, a widower, is confined to a wheelchair as the result of a palsy he developed. Nathaniel and his father are not on the best of terms with each other. Some years ago after the death of his mother, Sir William’s grief expressed itself as coldness to his son, making Nathaniel turn to drink and now he is still working to regain his father’s trust. But the man’s continued coldness to him hurts him deeply.

Nathaniel returns from his latest trip to find that several of their horses have the colic. At the same time, he meets his father’s new secretary, Rosalind Agate, who is also very good with horses. They both work together to help treat and calm the ailing horses.

When more horses come down with the colic, everyone suspects that someone is behind it trying to harm their prize horses.

As Nathaniel and Rosalind get to know one another better, an attraction begin. However, Rosalind is hiding some secrets.

I have always loved Theresa Romain’s books but I must say that the way facts were brought out piecemeal in the story made it a bit confusing and frustrating to follow. Had I known more of what was going on in the beginning of the book, I think it would have intrigued me more.

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This is Book #1 in Romance of the Turf Regency series. It is the story of Nathaniel Chandler and Rosalind Agate.

"How far will a man go to win a woman's secretive heart?"

Nathaniel Chandler is talented but problematic. His family seems to be afflicted by bad luck. So Nathaniel has learned to get by on using his charisma. He can charm his way through deals with anyone from a horse breeder to an English noble. His expertise is tested when his stable of horses become ill. It all looks suspicious, especially coming right before the Epsom Derby. Nathaniel starts to suspect maybe his father's newest secretary may be involved. Maybe she isn't as innocent as her impression is.
Rosalind is helping Nathaniel's family in their search for a winner at the Derby. He would be very shocked to know why. They both must keep their suspicions out of the way if they are going to keep their means of support. Derby Day draws close. He must use his charm and she must use her wit to be an effective investigative twosome.
Their desire for one another grows as they work closer together. Once they lose their hearts to each other, Rosalind's secrets and Nathaniel's charm will do nothing to defend them.
This story is a mystery that needs solved, joining two out of the ordinary associates. It is a great beginning to a new series. I really enjoyed the banter of Nathaniel and Rosalind. I love the authors style of writing, and was easily taken into the character's world.
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This is not one of her bests, but it is a "comedy of secrets" as Shakespeare would say. Though it is loosely badged on the play Rosalind's, As You Like It, play by Shakespeare. The story drags at the beginning and the racing is interesting, however, the drama is not revealed until the ending of the book. The best part is the last three chapter's. There is not enough dealings with the p!of to really make it standout until you get to those three chapters. It would have been more exciting with open chatter between the two instead of just thoughts. Sir William could have been used better also. The mystery of Aunt Anne helped but not enough. This is a slow read but a thought provoking one.
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This book was a delight. I loved Nathaniel and Rosalind—two people trying hard to do the right thing. Their problems were believable because of the kind of people they were. She is trying to fulfill what she sees as an obligation. He is trying to win his father's trust. Nothing was overdone or turned into unnecessary melodrama. The attraction and growing love between them is sweet and—I think tender is the right word.
And I love the way they pick up on short sentences. You know. What. I mean.
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I think Theresa Romain is starting to really find her stride. She is a fresh voice in the genre with her consistent ability to create emotional romances with character who are relatable, nice, and easy to root for.

I am not a huge fan of horse racing so the details in the first 30% of the book were difficult to slog through for me, but once Nathaniel and Rosalind took center stage, well, let's just say I was in heaven! Therefore, one less star for the tough beginning, but 5 stars for the excellent character development.

Nathaniel Chandler, son of Sir William Chandler, is an adorable character. He might just be one of the sweetest heroes I have encountered in a long time. He travels throughout Europe transporting, selling, and purchasing horses for his wheelchair-ridden father for two reasons: 1) because he is good at it, and 2) because he hates being at Chandler hall, which never quite feels like home. In this story, Nathaniel wants to take two leading thoroughbreds to London for the Derby. However, despite all Nathaniel has done, his father does not trust him completely to transport the horses (which have been mysteriously falling ill) to the Derby without some sort of supervision. Enter Rosalind. Rosalind Agate has been functioning as a secretary for Sir William for a few months and is requested by Sir William to accompany Nathaniel on the trek and provide regular updates. Rosalind is a woman with many secrets, which Nathaniel steadily reveals through his kindness, ability to handle problems and delays (which he jokingly refers to as milkmaid), and sense of fun. Rosalind sees this early and reflects on his appeal:

"In every line of his handsome face, in every angle of his body, there was the promise of adventure. Escape. Exploration.
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