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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Jenique Bornman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not completely what I expected…… IN A GOOD WAY!!!
The mystery and suspense of “Who” could be targetting them was an excellent plot twist. It definitely brought something different to the story.
Used as collateral Emily definitely didn’t see her night going from a normal outing to ending up married, did she….
Woodson is a new Author to me and writes historical Romance in the more traditional way (the way I like) I’m definitely checking out more of her books

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Rachel Moss

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson was a really good read. While the events that take place happen quickly, it felt like it took a while for this novel to pick up its pace. Once it did, I could hardly put this book down! It got very interesting, very quickly to me. I especially enjoyed the fact that this is the first historical fiction novel I’ve read that has been published recently that actually read like a classic romance novel. I thought that was very interesting and just added to this books charm. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and I hope to read more from this author in the future.

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Georgette Quinn

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson is a perfect read for anyone who loves historical romances or mysteries. The love story between Emily and Phillip felt natural and not forced. You’ll be rooting for them to let their walls down and let love in. Also, I usually solve the mystery well before the big reveal, but this time I didn’t. Every time I thought I had it solved, my guess would be proven innocent. This book will have you guessing even at the start of the big reveal.

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Sarah Hammel

The Earl's Scandalous WagerThe Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In historical romance there are things you expect and there are things that you expect to be glossed over or changed for the genre such as the treatment of women. However, it was very jarring to continuously have the Earl and every other man think about the main character Emily as a possession. As is always the case, I wish there was a longer time between the meeting and the proper relationship starting because it felt very rushed to me that they got married and then the next day Emily was already practically in love with him. Period romances are my favorites and I was very excited to read this book to add another to the ever growing pile but I ended up slightly disappointed because the characters were coarse and at the best of times fickle. The cute and romantic moments were very wonderful and it was super sweet. Overall, a quaint period romance for a quick change of pace for someone.

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic Book!! Great Historical read. Totally worth the time!! My heart really ached for Emily, whom was caught in the middle between her step brothers financial debt, a bet in which he loses and the people whom try and tear her and the Earl of Lenbridge (Phillip Beckley Benton) apart. I know that the Earl of Lenbridge really loves Emily deep down and I am glad he won against Emily’s step brother. There is some mystery as well to this story. I very much enjoyed this book! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Angela Hayes

The Earl's Scandalous WagerThe Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

3.5 Stars

 

The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson.
This is an historical romance, written in the old school style- keeping true to the language and style of the era. I read a lot of historical romances, but it did take me a few beats to get into the style of writing, as well as this type of dialogue, but it didn’t take too long for me to settle into the story. Everything was very ‘proper’, including the intimate scenes- where the sex was suggested, but not depicted in any great detail. Again, in keeping with the era- and the old school style.
Emily is quite beside herself when her stepbrother, and legal guardian, places his bets in a card game by using her as his collateral. You guessed it, her brother loses the bet, and Emily becomes the Earl of Lenbridge’s prize of the night. What will he decide to do with her? Will it all end in heartache and scandal? If you really want to know, then you should snap up a copy and discover all the details for yourself- no spoilers here.
While I did enjoy the story for the most part, there were a few frustrating moments for me that detracted a little from my overall enjoyment of the story. I found that the storyline was full of contradictions… things that pulled me out of the story and made me go back to reread sections thinking that I had maybe misread or misunderstood them. But no, I hadn’t- the story was just contradicting itself a little. Things like;
“Not that Annalise was necessarily vicious, but she certainly enjoyed tweaking Emily when she could.”
Then only a short while later, this…
“Annalise would use the information to discredit his wife. Annalise was a spiteful, jealous cat…”
And this is just one example of quite a few instances of contradictions- it really frustrated me.
This is my first read by Wareeze Woodson, so I will definitely explore more of her work in order to get a better ‘feel’ for her style and stories.
If you love old school historical romances, with meddling relatives, jealous adversaries, hidden agendas, danger, and drama- then this is definitely the book for you.

Thank you, Wareeze Woodson!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson was a great historical romance. I adored Emily as a character and worried about what would happen to her. The attention to detail was spot on and it really helped immerse me into the story. The dialogue kept me immersed as well. I enjoyed the plot, it’s not everyday you’re used as a bargaining chip.

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Rebecca Hill

The Earl's Scandalous WagerThe Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to admit that I’m partial to historical romance, but I loved this book. The story begins with the introduction of Emily Ann Brumville being wagered by her brother in a game of dice. It sounds quite shocking in today’s world but was even more shocking then. We follow the aftermath of that bet as well as the ripple effects in the life of Lord Phillip Lenbridge. Phillip and Emily are sweet and fun together. Their dialogue and banter together are fun to read and will put a smile on your face. I highly recommend this book to entertain you and sweep you away for a while.

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Anantha Rusum

The Earl's Scandalous WagerThe Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I like historic romances and what better than one with a twist. This book has a dash of romance and is also a suspense thriller. Emily Brumville, the heroine, has been waged against a bet that her step-brother made, because of his gambling problem. He was sure that he would win the wager. But unfortunately, he loses. Now Emily is at the mercy of the handsome Earl of Lenbridge, Phillip Beckley Benton. Emily is worried if the Earl will propose marriage to her or should she live as his mistress. There are people trying hard to separate them from coming together. Someone is trying to tear them apart, and the suspense builds when unexpected things start happening.
I enjoyed this author. As I said earlier, I like historic romances and this one was a real breezy read. A brave heroine, a dashing hero and the suspense looming around the corner, perfect recipe for a good book.

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Katie Matthews

The Earl's Scandalous WagerThe Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I LOVE historical romance so when I read the synopsis for this book, I couldn’t wait to start it and it was just such a brilliant read. I loved every single page, word, second of it. I was transported to this wonderful time period which the author had written about in such beautiful detail, it was really great to read. I loved the characters and I really felt for Emily, wagered by her stepbrother in a game. I really enjoyed reading about her relationship with the Earl of Lenbridge – there were so many things going on in their lives I wondered whether they could actually make their marriage work.
This was my first book by this author and I will definitely be looking forward to reading more. Historical romance fans will absolutely love this book – I know I did!

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