Loosely based on THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, this story tells us about a damaged cat lady and her brilliant, billionaire beau.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Accidental Duchess, blackmail, Cards, Duke, Fairbourne Quartet, French, Gaming, Georgian, Jove, Madeline Hunter, Penguin, the ton, treason
A young woman of means is blackmailed via an adolescent experiment. If compromised she could be ruined and only one man can save her as she struggles to solve the problem on her own through her uncanny luck at the gaming tables.
In romance novels, particularly historic romances, so many rakes seem to lose their fortunes at the card table. Have you ever wondered about the game, Whist, which is often mentioned? Here’s a little history and info on that game. I hope it helps place it in context.