Will Blackshear promises a dying comrade to make sure his wife and son are safe and taken care of. Will resorts to gambling to see that they are financially independent. When he meets Lydia, she cheats him out of money he surely doesn't need to lose. Since she's a kept woman trying to change her life, she's desperate to earn money gambling to free herself. Eventually, Will and Lydia team up to achieve their goals. They've both had hardship in their lives and decide to join forces to help each other, but their attraction may lead to more.
I really liked this heartwarming historical romance from Ms. Grant. She always gives the reader a detailed, complete story that will keep you glued to the pages. The attraction and sex are sensual treats to the reader and you will absolutely not want to put this book down. The characters plights are gripping, feel very realistic, and keep you caught up in the story. A Gentleman Undone is a sensual, romantic, well-written tale that will stay with you for a long time. It is definitely a keeper and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Grant! I can hardly wait!
A seductive beauty turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures in this rich and sensual Regency romance from beloved newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter understands the games men play—both in and out of the bedroom. Not afraid to bend the rules to suit her needs, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his own daring agenda for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s clubs. But now he antes up for a wager of wits and desire with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who keeps him at arm’s length.
A kept woman in desperate straits, Lydia has a sharp mind and a head for numbers. She gambles on the sly, hoping to win enough to claim her independence. An alliance with Will at the tables may be a winning proposition for them both. But the arrangement involves dicey odds with rising stakes, sweetened with unspoken promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand could find their hearts betting on something neither can afford to risk: love.