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Tempting Fortune by Jo Beverley
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Sep 02, 2011

it was ok
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Read from September 11 to 21, 2011

Portia repeatedly wagers against Lord Bryght, "Tempting Fortune" (Malloren 2). Jo Beverley starts with 1716 petite boyish heroine shooting at a London housebreaker in the night. At 25, her motto is admirable "A fear faced is a fear defeated", but execution lacks. Does red hair have to mean rash? She makes her troubles. Tall dark menacing, he did knock, and needs a torrid missive incriminating a nasty ex-lover. He nicknames the country innocent Hippolyta, for her Queen of the Amazon attitude. Their encounter sets the tone for their relationship. He flirts; she resists then succumbs. Starting with bailing out her step-brother, who gambled away their home estate, she creates worsening predicaments where our hero rescues her more with brains than brawn. Malloren loves her as she is.

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50.0% "Fun. Flat country spinster loses bets with gamester rake Lord. He saves her from ruin by her losing gambler step-brother."
100.0% "Portia doesn't just face fears, she creates trouble. By the end she's such a screwup I can't see Lord Bryght's attraction."

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