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Una apuesta indecente

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  1,312 Ratings  ·  139 Reviews
Una disparatada apuesta entre dos galanes dará lugar a una deliciosa historia de amor muy poco convencional…
Es la comidilla de la ciudad. En plena Regencia, dos aristócratas londinenses: el Duque de Rothay, Nicholas Manning y el Conde de Manderville, Derek Drake, atractivos y conquistadores, se desafían mutuamente para saber cuál de ellos es el mejor amante. Pero, ¿qué muj
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 2011 by Cisne (first published 2009)
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Jul 28, 2009 Angelc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so romantic! Emma Wildes was able to mix up a dreamy romance while the relationships remained totally realistic, not to mention there are some very funny parts of the story too.

Lady Caroline Wynn suffered in her arranged marriage. Her dead husband had put her down so forcefully, and often, that she started to believe she was incapable of feeling passion-just like he accused her. When infamous playboys Nicholas Manning, the Duke of Rothay, and Derek Drake, the Earl of Manderville, m
Sep 22, 2009 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Indecent Proposition provides an intriguing, if somewhat improbable plot that lives up to its promise. Nicholas and Derek are infamous rakes in Regency London. At the end of the a long evening of drinking they enter into a bet on who is the best lover and record it in the betting book at Whites. Caroline is a widow from a bad marriage famous for her ice like demeanor. She wants to change her life and to find out if she is really as cold in bed as her abusive late husband believed her to be. S ...more
3.5 stars. Two attractive young nobleman embark on a drunken, public wager about which is the better lover, and are very surprised when a notoriously untouchable viscount’s widow steps forward volunteering to serve as the anonymous judge. Caroline has had a very bad history with marital relations and hopes to discover there’s more to it than she’s experienced. Surprise! -- she does indeed.

I started this story knowing virtually nothing about it and was kept glued to my ereader while it unfolded.
Apr 29, 2015 Becca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I never would have picked this up if reviews had not mentioned that Wildes likes to write about two romances in a single story. I am not interested in ménage stories so I picked it up in the hopes that it would develop with two romances. I was not disappointed.

The main romance is between Lady Wynn and the Duke of Rothay. Lady Wynn had an emotionally and physically abusive husband and has been known throughout the ton for an icy facade she adopts to protect herself after her husband died. The Duk
Mar 20, 2009 seton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like stories with wagers
Shelves: wager
This was a pleasant straightforward dual romance, written in a no frills manner. A wallpaper historical but so are the majority of them out there are, now-a-days.

As revealed in the backblurb, I loved the set-up. Let me make it clear that Caroline does NOT sleep with both men. Hence, its a dual romance. I am such a jaded reader that I thought there was no way I wouldn't see Caroline NOT sleeping with both as "chickening out" but I actually enjoyed the way the story unfolded. My main beef with th
Feb 04, 2012 Nicoletta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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3 1/2 stars...

London’s two most notorious rakes have placed a very public wager on which of them is the greatest lover. But what woman of beauty, intelligence, and discernment would consent to judge such a contest? Lady Carolyn Wynn is the last woman anyone would expect to step forward. But if the men keep her identity a secret, she’ll decide who has the most finesse between the sheets.

This description from the back of the book is what made me decide to read this book. I wondered how a Historic
Apr 12, 2013 Miraphora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-storico
Piacevolissimo. Mi è piaciuto molto più del primo romanzo della Wildes.
In entrambe le storie le protagoniste centrali sono due donne che prendono in mano le redini della loro vita e si impegnano per migliorarsi e migliorare il loro futuro. Se nel primo romanzo l'eroina era già sposata e voleva riconquistare il marito, in questo romanzo l'eroina vuole risanare i traumi di un matrimonio infelice.
Caroline sa che, oltre a quello che ha vissuto con il marito, c'è molto di più. Sa che tra le donne e

Uma Aposta Perversa foi o primeiro livro que li de Emma Wildes e devo dizer que estava à espera de mais. Para dizer a verdade, achei o livro um grande cliché.

Ao nível das personagens: as personagens são lindas de morrer (tanto as masculinas como as femininas, um loiro outro moreno, uma loira outra ruiva); são personagens fortes, marionetas da sociedade mas que lutam com todos os meios contra isto; pertencem à alta sociedade londrina e as personagens masculinas são (ou eram) considerados os maior

Jan 29, 2012 Manuela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un romanzo entusiasmante.
La Wildes riesce non solo a creare una storia originale fin dall’inizio e poi nello sviluppo delle vicende, ma è capace di regalarci personaggi dalle mille sfaccettature, senza risultare mai banali. E ci dona un uomo come Nicholas, uno degli eroi romantici più sexy e affascinanti letti negli ultimi tempi.
La storia, narrata alternativamente dai punti di vista dei quattro protagonisti, scorre senza mai un attimo di noia; la Wildes tratteggia con maestria e profondità i sen
Andreia Silva
Emma Wildes tem-se revelado uma surpresa para mim. Depois de ter lido "Um Erro Inconfessável" e de ter gostado bastante foi com gosto que me embrenhei nas páginas deste "Uma Aposta Perversa"! É um romance histórico, sensual e ternurento ao mesmo tempo. É das poucas autoras que consegue fazer um romance com cenas mais quentes mas que ao mesmo tempo consegue ter uma história com pés e cabeça. O que acontece quando os dois libertinos fazem uma aposta para ver quem é o mestre na arte da cama? Nada, ...more
Feb 17, 2013 Fernanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
como não poderia deixar de ser mais uma vez Emma Wildes, surpreende e encanta.

Uma historia com uma trama bem delineada, apelativa e que no fundo sem drama acaba por mencionar um dos grandes flagelos infelizmente ainda bem actuais, como é o caso da violência domestica.

Os protagonistas resolvem a situação de uma forma doce, amorosa e positiva, sendo que a atitude não é de grandes intensidades, mas tem o bastante para dar "apego" á historia e também um toque de "ansiedade" quando esta se torna ma
This story of rakes and love and an icy widow should be charming but pedestrian, but something about how it is written, the way the characters are so well described, and how the book didn't dwell on the physical perfections of all the protagonists, which always drives me nuts, although they are, of course, perfect, really appealed to me, and I found myself enjoying it more and more as I read it. It is a wonderful love story.
Jul 18, 2009 ChloeLeeNH rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finally finished this and now regret that I put it down so many times before starting it. LOL... I loved it... the description of the book is just a tad deceiving but will definitely grab the person looking for a unique plot. I loved all the characters. I don't want to give too much away but I think it is well worth the read!
Danette Steward
Jan 08, 2010 Danette Steward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wildes-emma
This was a very intriguing plot. Very unconventional for the time period, but DELICIOUS. Never a dull moment. Couldn't imagine how it all would work out. The best part was it had two heroes and two heroines to double the pleasure!! Loved the ending. Highly Recommend. Sensuality rating : HOT.
Andreia Silva
Jan 15, 2017 Andreia Silva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tive de dar 5 estrelas a este livro pois de todos os que li dela , este foi o melhor. prendeu desde a primeira página.
Emma Wildes doesn't write a bad book. If you're looking for a historical romance with an unusual storyline and explicit sexcapades - usually involving a rake or two - this is the author you want.
Feb 06, 2012 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestados, 2012
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Eu sou daquelas meninas leitoras que ora gosta de um bom thriller com um infinito contar de corpos e um(a) assassino(a) inteligente e perspicaz, ora gosta de um bom romance com algumas pitadas de realismo e personagens fortes, quer seja histórico, de época ou nada disto.
Desta feita, peguei neste livro à espera de uma leitura leve, divertida, cómica e com algum romantismo à mistura. O que obtive não foi bem o que esperava.

Cerca de dois terços do livro é de um cariz erótico como eu já há muito nã
Aug 14, 2011 Rita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta obra é a minha estreia com a autora e embora não seja muito conhecedora de Romances de Época acabei por gostar deste volume, embora sinta que poderia ter sido melhor.

Certa noite Rothay e Manderville alcoolizam-se e realizam uma aposta com o intuito de descobrir qual dos dois é o melhor amante. Tal aposta embora cause mexericos, não surpreende sobremaneira a sociedade ou não fossem eles os dois maiores libertinos de Londres. O que surpreende ambos é que a fria e inacessível Lady Caroline Wyn
Mar 10, 2012 Ruthy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed-to-me
O antes...
"Os cavalos avançavam com estrépito pela recta de chegada por entre os berros da multidão e, momentos depois, Nicholas Manning, o sexto duque de Rothay, voltou a ganhar com o seu espectacular cavalo preto. Na verdade, naquele dia a sua coudelaria limpara tudo até àquele momento."

Nunca li nada desta autora e este também não foi "escolhido por mim", ou seja, não me chamou pela capa nem pela sinopse nem mesmo pelas críticas, uma amiga pegou nele e disse "leva para leres, pode ser que gost
Classificação: 3,5 estrelas

Nicholas e Derek são dois famosos libertinos em Londres, no inicio do século XIX. As suas aventuras com senhoras da alta sociedade, algumas casadas, são conhecidas entre todos; não bastando isto, eles decidem fazer uma aposta entre qual deles os dois seria o melhor.

Caroline Winn é a última pessoa que esperavam que se candidatasse para ser a juiz desta aposta. Já viúva, não teve uma infância fácil, e o seu curto casamento não lhe deixou boas memórias, nem lhe despertou
Mey Buentipo
Aug 12, 2011 Mey Buentipo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book I read from this author. For all those good reviews I read about this book, I finally tried it for myself, I didn't regret one bit. I loved every page of it. I loved Derek, I am more part looking about the story of him, but in sometime I got tired of Annabel. She is so stubborn and bent on her belief that Derek can't changed for her. Although, I liked the easy banter with the two of them. What held me is that 2 h/h are involved, even though it is for focused on Nicholas and Caroli ...more
Dec 11, 2012 Denise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Não vou falar sobre a história, pois é bastante básica e ligeiramente mal construída, em relação à autora é a minha estreia com ela e já tinha ouvido falar tanto dela que (pelo menos neste livro) não estava a contar que as minha expectativas fossem desfraldadas, mas a culpa também é em parte minha pois tinha grandes expectativas em relação a Emma, agora vamos ver se quando ler outro, ela me consegue cativar melhor
Neide Parafitas
Feb 06, 2012 Neide Parafitas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-2012
Com "Uma Aposta Perversa" estreei-me na autora Emma Wildes e nas leituras eróticas!!

A escrita da autora é intensa, envolvente e apaixonante, bem como as personagens presentes neste livro (confesso que imaginar um homem como o Nicholas me fez suspirar!) :P

Vou com certeza querer os restantes livros da autora!

É pois um livro que recomendo aos apreciadores do Romance e da Sedução :)
Aug 21, 2011 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
All I can say is I loved it. What a wonderful book and I was sucked in from the beginning. I am always happy when a book can surprise me with a different twist to this story of boy meets girl and they fall in love. And you get two for one. Enough said I loved it!
Diana Escamilla
May 20, 2014 Diana Escamilla rated it really liked it
Me ha parecido fantástica, desborda romance, ternura, sensualidad ...
Y la forma de escritura de esta autora es muy fluida, sin darme cuenta ya había leído la mitad del libro y no lo quería soltar.
Feb 12, 2011 Babete rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entre os costumes de época e descrições eróticas, a leveza de uma escrita eficaz!
Jun 19, 2012 Nanette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! I would definitely read more by this author. Thanks Maggs for the awesome recommendation.
Tania Martins
Mar 11, 2011 Tania Martins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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No inicio não pensei que fosse gostar tanto mas depois a história envolve-nos por completo! Gostei da história de amor apesar de ter como base a aposta...

Uma autora a reler!
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Emma was born in Minnesota and she lives in the Midwest, though she grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended Illinois State University where she majored in geology, and there she met her husband, Chris. They have three children, a temperamental cat named Poot, and are lucky enough to live on a beautiful lake. On warm days, she does enjoy a glass of wine on the dock now and then, and always ...more
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