Caversham has never made a secret of her desire to marry a
duke and only a duke. After two Seasons and no offers, she
decides to enlist the help of the notorious
former-courtesan-turned-lady, Sophia Dalby. Sophiaís
scandalous idea is to make a list of potential suitors and
then interview them for the position of Ameliaís husband.
But much to
Ameliaís surprise, the list works Ė suddenly dukes, and
every other eligible titled man in London, are lining up to
be interviewed by Amelia. But there is one man who doesnít
like her list Ė Lord Cranleigh. His older brother is next
in line to be Duke of Hyde, and Cranleigh has no intention
of letting Amelia marry him. There is a history between
Cranleigh and Amelia and the shocking event of her list of
dukes just might be what makes it all explode.
The Courtesanís Wager, but mostly the second half.
The first half was misleading. Once the history between
Cranleigh and Amelia was revealed, the book got
exponentially better. I had fun reading the various
machinations the characters went through for love or
marriage (or both). While I didnít care for Claudia Dainís
writing style, the story was great and I would probably read
the other books in the series.