What happens at the infamous Vega Club. My other consideration for Lady Constance, by the way, was a totally new character who would have emerged during the series, not one of the existing characters. So as I've already said this was a great book and I can highly recommend it. If he wins, he wants her - for a week. Her father was the son of a viscount, but his father disowned him for marrying an opera singer. So I'm quitting before I find out that the author doesn't think that it's a big deal or that they're both just really, really stupid. Le seul bémol, c'est une péripétie finale de la part de Sophie qu'on ne comprend pas bien sauf si c'est pour rajouter 2 chapitres.
It might even break her heart. Napoleon looted Europe as he fought his way across the continent, to fill the grand new museum he planned at the Tuileries palace which became the Louvre. St Despite my best efforts to go slow after more than a year of waiting, I gorged myself on this decadent novel and read it in two days. By pure luck, we had friends in from out of town who wanted to walk the Freedom Trail and we stopped in at the Printing Office of Edes and Gill. Although it is only a few days, their relationship blossoms in a natural way that never seems rushed. She forgives everything to Philip. Stays at the Vega Club.
If she wins, she'll get five thousand pounds, enough to secure her independence forever. I warmed up a little bit to him, but for the most part, his pushiness and self-centeredness was not endearing in the list. She lives in New England with her family. In the heat of his anger he makes it clear he believes the woman has set out to fleece his brother and then, uncharacteristically rattled, Jack proposes a scandalous wager — if he loses the game, he will pay the young woman five thousand pounds. This was well done, but it really could have went very South from here. So, the short answer is, I love everything about it.
Because there's no bigger gamble than love. After a brief stint in Miami, she returned to Boston with her family, which created a break in her computer programming career. Luckily, Sophie's friendship with Georgiana and Eliza provided her a small amount of support and friendly ears when needed. Linden tells stories, but the way she wri 2. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. And I had so many problems with the actions of these characters. Later in the story, Phil stalked the h.
Phillip gambles all the time, but he really, really sucks at it. Sophie was sent to an Academy for young ladies by her Viscount Uncle. Donc Jack, le duc, un duc tout ce qu'il y a de plus sérieux qui est excédé par la façon qu'à son petit frère de dilapider la fortune familiale aux tables de jeu. My Once and Future Duke features a wonderful romance with a hint of an enemies to lovers aspect and I enjoyed it so much. Twelve years later, Sophie Graham is now Mrs.
She inherited her father's charm and her mother's drive and a natural talent at cards. I usually really love Caroline Linden's historical romances, but I was quite disappointed by My Once and Future Duke. I know what I like, but I am definitely not a student of it. Why is this more interesting to me than anything else in the book? Moreover when pressed to acknowledge his errors, he went to his mother to plead innocence giving all the blame to his brother! Sophie chooses the complicated game of hazard. This was a great story I thought it started off really strong and kept me wanting to see their ending.
Sophie Campbell is determined to be mistress of her own fate. It might even cost her her heart. Her grandfather had disowned his son for marrying an opera singer and makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with Sophie, he will pay her tuition until she is of age and then he wants nothing to do with her. That's also why she pretended to be a widow. The ending is a hook for the next book in the series and I can tell you right now, I'll be reading it as soon as I can get my hands on it. If he wins, he wants her—for a week.
Was it the sort of thing that only the wealthy would have been able to afford? Sophie's character didn't make sense, in that she's portrayed as brilliant and independent but yet her decision making process and actions seemed opposite. Summary What happens at the infamous Vega Club. Jack Lindeville, Duke of Ware, tells himself he's at the Vega Club merely to save his reckless brother from losing everything, but he knows it's a lie. After she pulls him to safety, the duke lapses into a coma, and Poppy is mistaken for his fiancée. She made no attempt to locate other family. And again, after the war, the victorious allies spent a lot of time and effort recovering and returning that art.
And once I got past the ickiness of the beginning, everything changed. I digress, but I am trying to drive home the point that while I was hopeful this would be another winner, there was trepidation that it would be one of those very rare misses by Linden. Yet when the Duke of Ware proposes a scandalous wager that's too extravagant to refuse, she can't resist. I found that from this point on the story went down hill. He can't keep his eyes off Sophie, and to get her he breaks his ironclad rule against gambling.