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The Wedding Wager Mass Market Paperback – June 24, 2014
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If you like historical romance and you're looking for a light, mostly frothy read, then give this one a try. If you're looking for a more intense and sunstantial story with a hero and heroine who live on with you, this probably isn't the one for you.
Great romance. I love fiesty females and Mary takes the cake! She causes scandals just by breathing, a real tough cookie that doesn't take it from anybody -including Tye. He's just that man to lasoe this filly in. One of my favorite Maxwells. If you liked Falling in Love Again and You and Only You, you'll like this one too.
Tye Barlow, her equally headstrong neighbor and chief rival is a secret temptation to Mary, but she's never considered marrying him, or any man, until she runs into a terrible bind. Mary outbids Tye for a famous stud she is sure will put her faltering family finances on the road to prosperity, but the only way to pay the exorbitant fee is to marry money. Not wasting a second to implement her scheme, Mary trots off to London's aristocratic Marriage Mart, Tye hot on her heels.
At first Tye assumes he's determined to foil her scheme solely to get his hands on the prize stud. But while arguing with Mary as he twirls her around crowded London ballrooms, he soon realizes the one thing he covets more than all the pricey studs in the world is the love of maddening, enticing Mary.
The repartee between these strong, obstinate lovers is great, and the author's voice is clear, quirky and very funny. I love an independent, intelligent heroine like Mary, especially when she is matched with a hero like Tye who is clearly her equal and respects her as a worthy opponent, irregardless that she is a woman. I also love a story, which this one is in spades, where the contest of wills and sparks of anger between the protagonists incites desire--the love scenes are very hot!
Don't miss this exciting, often hilarious battle of the sexes!
Tye is just as determined to win, because it would secure his stable's future as well. And he believes he has a good shot with the amount of money he's willing to bid. In the end, Mary outbids him but he's suspicious, because he knows there's no way she could own that kind of capital. Mary's winning bid is well beyond her means, but she makes up a fictitious, wealthy fiancé, and then convinces the seller she needs a little time to make her payment. The independent Mary, who never intended to settle down, sets out for London and the marriage mart to snag herself a rich husband. Tye discovers where she's gone, and follows with the intention to foil any possibility of her paying for the horse.
Their complicated history resurfaces, as well as their desire for each other, which of course has always been there in the form of a battle of wills. Together, they may discover the real prize isn't the horse, but their love for each other.
I've read three or four novels by Maxwell, and this is my favorite so far. I enjoy romances that involve the battle of wills, which is done well here.Read more ›
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Love her books always a surprise twist and great humor. Love getting to know the human side of each one of the characters and their past. Great read as alwaysPublished 3 months ago by Linda Lundblad
The story was well written and the story line was easy to follow. The author drew the reader in and allowed us to experience her characters many emotions. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Janie_tx
I enjoy Cathy Maxwell's books most of the times, but this one though not bad, was just an okay one for me.Published 19 months ago by Jenn1
Great author, she never disappoints me. I purchase all her books, if i can not find them in the store I either order them, or go to the library..... she is greatPublished on June 5, 2013 by Sandra Buonanno
back to cathy again i like said before her books are very very good reading can't wait for her to come outPublished on March 20, 2013 by Patricia Valdez
I like anything Cathy Maxwell writes and this book was a great read. The book arrived in great shape and when you
There was not too much new in this novel, it was rather predictable. That doesn't mean it wasn't a good read. I did enjoy the banter between the hero and heroine. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by D. Salvagin, La Deetda Reads
The heroine comes off rather idiotic and dogmatic. I loved the hero and the side characters were interesting but Mary's only real plus was her beauty. Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Claws