ABRIDGED AUDIO Renowned gamester and the first to admit that he is entirely void of a romantic disposition, Max Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference and unconcern. but when he meets the woman his young cousin Adrian is bent on marrying - the beautiful Deborah Grantham,... show more
Renowned gamester and the first to admit that he is entirely void of a romantic disposition, Max Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference and unconcern. but when he meets the woman his young cousin Adrian is bent on marrying - the beautiful Deborah Grantham, mistress of her aunt's gaming house - he finds that none of his experience in risk and gambling has prepared him for such a worthy opponent.
Publish date: 2013-03-04
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Edition language: English
Cross-Posted on The Dead Writers Society. This will be the one that ends up as my go to recommendation for people who are starting out with Heyer. It used to be The Grand Sophy, but there is that unpleasant anti-semitic streak that runs through it which has led me to be increasingly uncomfortable ...
Charming! I smiled the entire time it took me to read this novel, the battle of the sexes of the first order, set in Regency England. Max is a rich, powerful, and arrogant aristocrat. When he learns that his younger cousin, twenty-year-old Adrian, is in love with a girl from a gaming house, a painte...
A charming read for a night of bad insomnia. Light as a souffle.
I picked this up after reading Mari Ness's review, and am quite glad I did. It's a slim book (~280 pages) which doesn't flag for a minute. The plot: Deb, who works in a gambling house, is the object of the naive Lord Mablethorpe's affections. His cousin Ravenscar tries to bribe her not to marry him....
Max Ravenscar is a gamester and claims that he is uninterested in romance. Deborah Grantham is planning to marry his young cousin Adrian and when they meet sparks fly. Fun read from Heyer.