Lucien's Gamble: A Novella From Bad Boys Ahoy!
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Lucien's Gamble: A Novella From Bad Boys Ahoy!

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Lucien's Gamble

Lucien Remington's reputation as a debauched libertine who plays by no one's rules--in business or the bedroom--is well deserved. He gets what he wants, social repudiation be damned. But society can keep from him the one thing he truly desires, the untouchable Lady Julienne La Coeur. Until she sneaks into his club dressed as a man and searching for her irr

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Published January 15th 2011 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published January 1st 2011)
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Carrie
2.5*

I liked the plot overall, and the writing was decent, but the heroine was way too modern for the time period. The reader is suppose to believe the high-bred miss is ready for hands-on sex play with a virtual stranger after 10 minutes of talking. At one point while in the same room with the hero's parents, the heroine was talking in frank language about what she planned to the hero. It was a little gross, actually.


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The other problem with the novella was the very abrup...more
Elizabeth
Smoking. This book is definitely smoking. Hot that is.

Before I left for vacation to Europe, I downloaded a slew of free romance novels without much knowledge of what they were about etc. Didn't know quite what to expect with this little novella, but it was a fun 2-3 hour romp.

Let's not kid ourselves - there's not much of a plot here. Our virginal heroine has been cleaning up after her brother who's been gambling away the family fortune. This cleaning up leads her to the gambling house of our h...more
Diane
well, one has to suspend belief in several things reading this novella. the language just did not ring correctly, nor did the plot itself. it was like a contemporary erotic novella just plunked down into the regency era.
Kelly
When I first started reading this book, I had some confusion. I was sure I'd read it already. I was so sure of it that I hopped onto my Read list at Goodreads to see when. It turns out that I read the first chapter(ish) as a teaser at the end of Catching Caroline. Ahh! Now I remembered why Julienne seemed so familiar! She had a bit part in Caroline's story. *looks around victoriously hoping someone realizes that I occasionally use more than 2 brain cells at one time* *slinks back to writing the...more
Sara
This novella was intriguing enough to get me to purchase "Bad Boys Ahoy!" which is where it is sourced from. I found the characters engaging and realistic and enjoyed every moment of it. I was extremely sad to see it end, and I wish it were a full-length novel, especially because it's sourced from one of three tales in the novel. Lucien is lovable, even when he is not (if that makes sense!) and I felt immediately connected all the way through with many of the characters encountered. I went so fa...more
Lil' Grogan
Pretty ridiculous, but with some fun surprises in Julienne (view spoiler). Read like a cross between a bad porn "script" and a Disney romance which made me laugh. Julienne, despite being the innocent with an inner whore, wasn't actually an idiot..points!
Brooke
3 Stars is the most I'm willing to give for a novella, but this one is AMAZING!!!

In typical Sylvia Day fashion, Lucien's Gamble is sweet, sexy, sensual and all those other words used to describe romance novels...

The gist: Lady Julienne has spent the last several years bailing her errant brother out of trouble. Now it's Julienne's first Season and she has her eyes on the notorious rake, Lucien Remington. Lucien is the bastard son of a duke and the proprietor of Remington's Gentlemen's Club. (If...more
Kaetrin
Kindle freebie which I got about half way through before the eye-rolling became too much for me.
Shelly
not my cup of tea....takes place in 1800's. read first 33of 100 pages and decided not to finish.
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Sammy, the Cyborg Slut  & Lover of Books
Absolutely enjoyed this short story about a Lady that dresses as a man to gain entrance into a gentleman's club. She was only hoping to find her brother who had been gambling away their inheritance but instead she found Lucien.

The characters in this story are just so likable. Julianne, the heroine, is feisty with a backbone sturdier than most men. Lucien is so lovable and sweet when he isn't behaving badly and ravishing Julianne. I enjoyed watching these two find love, amidst a roller coaster ri...more
Jamie Casey
Could NOT put it down!! LOVE Sylvia's writing style!! What a fantastic time piece! A great book to escape into for a while! Highly recommend.

Noteworthy quotes and moments from the book:

"And last but not least, I love you, my wife." He rested his forehead against hers. "With every fiber of my being, I adore you. I intend to cherish you and worship you forever." He brushed kisses against her mouth. Slow, sweet kisses that skillfully stoked her ardor. "I thank you for becoming my wife."
Judith
I don't give too many 5 stars, so maybe I am in a generous mood or maybe this is a great little novella. I liked the characters and although it is a historical romance, it didn't read like one, if that makes sense. It was a perfect Sunday read, I got it as a free download lend from my library so it was a nice surprise that it had become available and I started reading it and just was glad it was a day without many responsibilities and I had it finished by dinner.
BookAddictsAnonymous
This book is effing hot for a regency romance. This is Sylvia Day's handiwork at best in a tiny novella. It was a short and sweet read. I absolutely loved the hero and the heroine. They were both strong and gutsy yet still had a touch of innocence. 5 stars!
Charlie N.


Short story indeed but an amazing one at that. Lucien is just wow. Really love Sylvia Day and the way she writes her stories. She gives such emotion to her characters that you can't help but wish for the best, for all of them
Ashley
3.5 stars. This was a freebie on the kindle and although it was short I still liked it. I've read Sylvia Day before and I like her style of historical romance. It's fun and sexy I always want more.
Renee
Another good read by Sylvia Day. It was my first historical 1800's read, which I wasn't sure about when I started. However, in Sylvia Day style, it jumps right into the action.
Cathy
Novella about a young woman who is trying to help her brother with debts. Nice romance but a lot of sex. Good story nevertheless. Takes place in 1810.
Starla B
This was a good story. The ending was a bit abrupt, and some issues I don't feel were fully resolved, but other than that I really enjoyed it.
twirly
This is one of my favourite Sylvia Day books. I have re- read it several times. Lucien is fabulous - definitely a prototype for Gideon Cross....
Jonah Deypuyart
yes! this is my favorite! even it's just a part of the book 'bad boys ahoy' i fell in love with lucien remington!
Fernanda
funny story, I'll definitely will read pride and pleasure
Leisa Prater
What a nice read....i read it one afternoon on a lazy day...ade me want to read more by Sylvia Day!!!!
Nikki
loved it, I highly recommend it.
Beautiful and sensual love story.
Just loved both characters.
Karen
Great novella! I love Lucien!
Martha
Oct 10, 2011 Martha marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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