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He never expected to see Serena again after so many years He has carried his bitter memories Bongology: n. 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Uge portion of the plot is dedicated to Serena protecting some vapid little social climber rom Seven Days, Seven Dinners falling into Evil Step Daddy s clutches And sure I suppose that s a noble story Still if I wanted to read about some dumb girl s struggles to marry the boyrom home she truly loves over some lecherous cretin I would have read a book about her The RomanceThe chemistry isn t all there in my opinion I get that Sebastian and Serena had all of their A Northern Light firsts before the book started but that doesn t mean it was OK to skip out on all the simmering tension between them Hell they ve been separatedor three years Where s the passion The yearning It doesn t help that the sex is kind of weird Like not weird in the characters doing weird things sense There s just very little emotional connection characters doing weird things sense There s just very little emotional connection scenes are shockingly short If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas for a book published in 2011 and everythingeels rushed The sex scenes are reuent but they re so passionless that Sebastian and Serena could have been talking about their grocery lists and I wouldn t have been able to tell the difference The WritingThe writing isn t bad but the plot movement isn t particularly inspiring I probably would have DNF d this one but inishing it became a matter of pride Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, for me The book isn t awful I m just kind of meh about it A Wedding Wager is a part of my Care Package Ageddon series of book reviews in gratitude to my GRriend Karla or sending me a GIANT BOX O BOOKS She said I might like some of them oO Lady Serena Grantley although born to the nobility has ound her life White Water farrom the balls and dinner tables of the respectable ton at least The Slave Dancer from theemale company of that elite circle The masculine side of that circle however seek her out Special Agent for the very special services and skills she employs A set of skills and services that she has beenorced into a partnership with her stepfather to provide Lady Serena is the esteemed hostess of a very upscale gambling salon and a well known daughter of the Faro table Although Lady Serena is uite a talented gambler in her own right she is also known Sleep with the Fishes for aar greater asset to the customers of her stepfather s establishment her great beauty If her skills as a hostess and the challenge of her Faro dealing don t entice her competitors her beauty certainly does Her stepfather has her Faro dealing don t entice her competitors her beauty certainly does Her stepfather has on these special talents or uite some time now He has been able to hold control of Serena by threats and although their little endeavors have been successful or the most part the General has tended to live above his means Serena has become his only asset left In Which To Bargain With To Keep Himself Out Of which to bargain with to keep himself out of prison He s left to transact one inal uture ensuring contract The last thing he needs is Serena mooning over her A World on Fire first love Sebastian Sullivan For Sebastian. The control of her gamester stepfather who uses her beauty to lure young men to his gambling tables Serena even dismissed herirst love the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan at her stepfather's command But when he attempts to orce her into a liaison with a dissolute earl Serena resolves to do his bidding no Sebastian is the only man who ever captured her heart and it is to him she turnsTorn between. WARNING SPOILERS AND GIFs AHEADSo that was it I swear I read this entire book and not once did I see a it I swear I read this entire book and not once did I see a wager mentioned Not once I m still waiting It s possible that the wager referred to in the title and on the back cover is actually the whackadoodle premise that made this book happen in the irst place A Wedding Wager is the second book in a series about three brothers who are set to get a tremendous inheritance rom their is the second book in a series about three brothers who are set to get a tremendous inheritance rom their and perverted old uncle However because this uncle is both crazy and perverted the brothers have to meet his terms before he kicks the bucket They must each 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate find and marry aallen woman thus redeeming her in they eyes of I don t know God Society King George I m assuming that explaining the situation any would have urther highlighted how m assuming that explaining the situation any would have urther highlighted how the premise is and Jane Feather wouldn t want that So perhaps the The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece find a whore and marry her plot is the wager Or maybe there was some secret wager about whether or not I couldinish this book Well it was tough but I totally The New Job Security finished it HA SUMMARYBasically this is the story of two people who are meantor each other easily realizing that they are in The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) fact meantor each other and The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis finding their happily ever after From the veryirst page there s no uestion that the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan is a totes hot totes good guy who loves his soul mate Lady Serena But Serena has a The Jumbee few problems She s maneuvered by her asshat of a step daddy whoorces her to work in his gambling hells and To Helvetica and Back flirt with gentlemen In the prologue Serena breaks Sebastian s heart because Evulz Step Daddyz said so and this results in 3 years of sadness and woeor the main couple But look at that second chance at love on the horizon Serena and her demonic stepdad return to London and Sebastian Simple Art of Greatness finds that he is still very much in love with his very own daughter of caro Unfortunately Dr Evil the Step Daddy has plans to sell Serena seminine wiles to an icky earl and this could get in the way of true love Hmmm Will Sebastian go ahead and marry the exact kind of woman the convenient plot device er crazy uncle tells him to or will the characters run circles around the easy resolution in order to coddle a group of secondary characters that I don t give a damn about Well Since the wedding wager is so elusive we have to get a plot out of something And once that plot was gained no man was going to tear that plot away until at least several hundred pages were sueezed out of it An Illustration of the Plot in This Book I ll never let goThe CharactersSebastian and Serena are okay people in this book Neither of them are particularly interesting but Serena s tortured past involving her Evil Step Daddy was enough to keep me interested The secondary characters are tedious to say the least A New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather delights with her second book in this entrancing Georgian trilogy Where the Heart Waits featuring three noble brothers who are offered a preposterous opportunity a lavish inheritance but only if they each marry aallen woman Perfect or ans of Eloisa James Liz Carlyle and Stephanie LaurensLady Serena Grantley was born to the nobility but ortune's whim placed her under. A Wedding Wager