His Lordship's Last Wager: A Regency Romance Between Bitter Enemies by Miranda Davis

His Lordship's Last Wager: A Regency Romance Between Bitter Enemies

How does London’s most charming war hero rehabilitate the inveterate ton termagant, Lady Jane Babcock? In a word: cautiously....

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His Lordship's Last Wager: A Regency Romance Between Bitter Enemies Reviews

  • Keri

    While this didn't have the punch that the first book did, it was still fun in a lot of ways. Seeyle has come back from the war a different man and Jane has become a differnt woman than the imp that Lord Seeyle knew. We met Jane in the first book and she wasn't a nice person and she hadn't changed a bit. She has her reasons, misguided though they are. It took our hero awhile to see the error of her ways and it took Seeyle awhile to see the error of his. There were some laugh out load moments espe

    While this didn't have the punch that the first book did, it was still fun in a lot of ways. Seeyle has come back from the war a different man and Jane has become a differnt woman than the imp that Lord Seeyle knew. We met Jane in the first book and she wasn't a nice person and she hadn't changed a bit. She has her reasons, misguided though they are. It took our hero awhile to see the error of her ways and it took Seeyle awhile to see the error of his. There were some laugh out load moments especially when Seeyle would beseech the heavens...it was pretty funny. The bear incidents were too funny. George talking to his "Bump" about what to do about Seeyle and Jane was too cute by half. If you haven't read anything of Miranda's, start with the first book and work your way to this book. There is some needed background and character development. I know Miranda went through a lot of personal situations in order to bring us this book and I for one am grateful that she didn't give up. Can't wait to see how the story turns out for Ms Shyboots and the Shister aka Lord Percy(or is he???) :-) Happy Writing Miranda!

  • Ewa

    I've waited almost 5 years for this book. It was even better than I expected. Ms Davis improved her writing craft (it wasn't bad! but still got better) and wrote a very clever story.

    One star down because I'm not a fan of madcap road trip theme.

    I loved the romance and the fact that heroine was so stubborn trying to achieve her goals.

    I hope the plan for a fourth book will come to fruition.

  • Karla
  • Searock

    Update! I'm finished and feel "topped up". It was wonderful.

    The whole series is fun, but Seelye's story has it all: Fab banter between all the characters; brilliant scenes between the horsemen; one of my favorite heroes of all time; some of the best side characters (I'm looking at you, George!); a bit of "road romance"; some shocking turns, and the loveliest denouement ever, ever. *sigh*

    (Question: Is there such a thing as an Oxford semi-colon?)

    Real review to come!

    Someday.

    Soon.

    *snort*

    Some quot

    Update! I'm finished and feel "topped up". It was wonderful.

    The whole series is fun, but Seelye's story has it all: Fab banter between all the characters; brilliant scenes between the horsemen; one of my favorite heroes of all time; some of the best side characters (I'm looking at you, George!); a bit of "road romance"; some shocking turns, and the loveliest denouement ever, ever. *sigh*

    (Question: Is there such a thing as an Oxford semi-colon?)

    Real review to come!

    Someday.

    Soon.

    *snort*

    Some quotes:

    "Such a man had to gamble that his efforts to impress ... would ... pay out before the bailiff plucked the peacock's plumage from his backside."

    "Oh Exmoor, he'll starve to death and be found in dirty linen, stripped of everything Gimlet can pawn."

    *died*

    *******************************

    It's here! It's here!

    The GR Amazon link isn't working yet, but it IS over there. You can find it here:

    Today's the day!! It's 3:30 pm on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas everyone!

    What is this, you ask? Well, let me tell you, it's the next book in a series I love and I have been waiting about 4 years to read it! Has it been 4 years?

    *checks watch*

    It feels like 4 years.

    But Santa is on his way!

    And he is adding a little something special to my stocking this year!! Yahoo!

    The first two books series have been on my keeper shelf since way back and Seelye’s story is finally, finally, finally, FINALLY coming out … Christmas Eve.

    How appropriate for such a sweet, thoughtful, perfect prezzie! I'm getting a little callous on my reload button finger and *sigh*, it's still not here, but any moment now ...

    I know my fellow Goodreads readers will understand the nutty thing that happens when you have a series you love and the next book is on the way. I’ve been sneaking back in here every few months

    to find out if there’s an update on the progress of THIS book. I’ve been like a specter haunting this poor author’s GR homepage just poking and hoping.

    *Checking old threads*

    “Anyone know if there's a new blog post?”

    “Hey, does the author have another website somewhere I could check?”

    “Hey, has anyone seen any updates?”

    “Anyone? Anyone?”

    So, maybe I’m a just a freak (entirely possible). Or! Or maybe there’s just a certain kind of fizzy charm to Miranda’s writing that’s utterly irresistible.

    My life has not been complete without this book.

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    If anyone else is waiting for this gem, let me know. I'm down for a buddy read. I’ll just be over here, counting down the minutes …

  • Andrea

    Unpopular opinion alert: DNF after 79% because there is no redeeming what this "heroine" did in my eyes. None. At all. Sorry. Not going to happen:

    Unpopular opinion alert: DNF after 79% because there is no redeeming what this "heroine" did in my eyes. None. At all. Sorry. Not going to happen:

    I would feel bad for the poor man, but he obviously wants to be treated like this, so who am I to question his judgement... If it hadn't been for this incident, this would've been a 3 to 4 star read for me, honestly!!! But because I couldn't finish it, I will refrain from rating it. I know I'll probably be alone with my opinion, anyway, so don't let me ruin this for you! Davis did a wonderful job portraying a couple who was stuck in their respective roles, who knew they were so much more than society expected or even allowed them to be, and who chafed at the restrictions forced on them. Their struggle about how to express who they really are without offending society was nicely done!

    If you enjoy Georgette Heyer's more farcical books that feature a madcap romp in the country where the hero tries desperately to "save" the heroine from herself, all the while complaining about the baggage that is her, this will be your kind of book. I can see why most people but me will find this funny, I really do. It's just not for me.

    As always, this has all the trademarks of Miranda Davis' writing. It's quirky, and funny, and the comradery between the Four Horsemen is still adorable. This will not stop me from reading any of Miranda's future books! It's just that this particular book is not for me.

  • Alice

    Lord Sealy's turn at matrimonial blundering. This is a clash between a witty, elegant dandy and the sister of his childhood friend George, the Duke of Bath. Lady Jane has turned into a diamond of the first water and has been rejecting suitors right and left waiting for Lord Sealy's return from the war. Unfortunately war is what she gets when she meets him again after 10 years. How this involves a bear is an amazing thing to discover as you read through

    Lord Sealy's turn at matrimonial blundering. This is a clash between a witty, elegant dandy and the sister of his childhood friend George, the Duke of Bath. Lady Jane has turned into a diamond of the first water and has been rejecting suitors right and left waiting for Lord Sealy's return from the war. Unfortunately war is what she gets when she meets him again after 10 years. How this involves a bear is an amazing thing to discover as you read through the fast paced action in this most original plot.

    This series has been filled with original circumstances that occur in no other Regency Romance. Not only is the author 's mind brilliant in casting her poor characters into thorny problems but the dialogue is witty, sharp and sometimes hysterically funny. Each of the Horsemen have distinct personalities and quirks which of course conflict with their future intended. Of course love will win out in the end. Now we have 3 of the Horsemen attended to. One more is left. Can't wait, but of course I will anyway.

  • Mahfuzah

    I'm still waiting...

  • Sara

    I have loved all the books in this series. The reason being that its heroines are intrepid self possess intelligent women that take charge of their lives and the heroes are men that try to catch up as best they can.

    If you're looking for a well researched, impeccable written fun adventure romance, you've come to the right place. Enjoy, books like these are few and far between.

  • Ritsky

    The four years waiting is paid off. Definitely my favorite of the series so far!!!

    I enjoyed reading this book. I mean it. I savored each sentence and when I reached the end of the book, i wished there were more. Seelye has been my favorite among the four, and love-hate relationship isone of my favourite theme. Regarding the last one, Ms Davis has done very well with this one. The main characters are likable - if not lovable! I like the development of their relationship. Even I don't have compla

    The four years waiting is paid off. Definitely my favorite of the series so far!!!

    I enjoyed reading this book. I mean it. I savored each sentence and when I reached the end of the book, i wished there were more. Seelye has been my favorite among the four, and love-hate relationship isone of my favourite theme. Regarding the last one, Ms Davis has done very well with this one. The main characters are likable - if not lovable! I like the development of their relationship. Even I don't have complaint with the bear and the road trip.

    Thank you, Ms Davis! Can't wait to read the last installment of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse! (Yes, I BELIEVE you can finish it!)

  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)

    The long awaited third instalment of Miranda Davis' deliciously, quirky Horsemen of the Apocalypse Regency Romance series in which the previously dreadful Lady Jane Babcock gets her comeuppance when she clashes with the secret object of her affection, Lord Seelye Burton. A ridiculous journey ensues concerning one brown bear, a crazy boat trip across England's canals and the seemingly mismatched couple finally putting aside their differences to find glorious love in true Miranda Davis style with

    The long awaited third instalment of Miranda Davis' deliciously, quirky Horsemen of the Apocalypse Regency Romance series in which the previously dreadful Lady Jane Babcock gets her comeuppance when she clashes with the secret object of her affection, Lord Seelye Burton. A ridiculous journey ensues concerning one brown bear, a crazy boat trip across England's canals and the seemingly mismatched couple finally putting aside their differences to find glorious love in true Miranda Davis style with wit and aplomb.

    A tad convoluted at the beginning and at over 400 pages it probably could have done with a little bit of editing and trimming of some superfluous scenes but overall another enjoyable and witty romp. And as Ms Davis herself describes it.. not just another run of the mill Regency romance.

    3.5 - 4 stars.


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