Lucien's Gamble: A Novella From Bad Boys Ahoy!
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...more
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.
The other problem with the novella was the very abrup...more
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
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
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
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."