Adelaide Queen, Struggling Artist Worst. Valentine’s Day. Ever. After a tragic date at Wonderland Hotel, I get trapped in the lift with James Hatter. He. Is. Lush. Ripped to shreds. Rough around the edges. Cocky as hell. And God, does he know it. It's a ride from Heaven and Hell. He’s everything... show more
Adelaide Queen, Struggling Artist
Worst. Valentine’s Day. Ever. After a tragic date at Wonderland Hotel, I get trapped in the lift with James Hatter. He. Is. Lush. Ripped to shreds. Rough around the edges. Cocky as hell. And God, does he know it. It's a ride from Heaven and Hell. He’s everything my dreams and nightmares are made from, and it’s hard to resist his pull. It’s playing with fire. I should know. I’m still healing from the last burn.
James Hatter, Wealthy Corporate Shark
Who in the hell is this girl? I've never met a chick who bites back so fast and gives as good as I do. And damn it, they fix the lift before Adelaide succumbs to my charms. Following her into the casino I'm determined to win her over, but she’s having none of it. My plan? Offer her deadbeat date a wager in a high-stakes game of blackjack. If I win, I get Adelaide for the night. I. Never. Lose.
This Valentine's Day from Hell has just reached another level. It has to be April Fools’ Day, right? Somebody is playing a cruel joke and I'm waiting for the punch line. So I flirted with him a little, but what right does he have to wager me in a poker game? British men. . . they drive me mad. I agree to go to his hotel room, but not for the reasons he thinks or wants. It's time to give James Hatter exactly what he deserves. Revenge is sweet.
Revenge also backfires. . . I’ve set my eyes on her now. I’m not letting her go.
Author's scribbles: The Mad Wager is a ROMANTIC COMEDY inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Standalone. HEA. 100,000 words. Set in England. It does NOT have: cheating; a cliffhanger; other woman; sex outside H & h; years of separation; dark pasts; sexual abuse; daddy issues; insta-love; and man whores—not including her best friend who is definitely a man eater.
***This is the same book that was titled 'The Mad British'.*** Due to some language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Please note Hera Leick is a British author and writes in British English. They like to stick ‘u’ in things. They’re mad like that.