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A Wedding Wager (Blackwater Brides #2)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  745 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
 New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather again delights with her new book in this entrancing Georgian trilogy featuring three noble brothers who are offered a preposterous opportunity to restore their family’s mortgaged lands. An eccentric uncle promises a lavish inheritance, but only if each marries—thus redeeming—a fallen woman. And if even one brother fails to fu ...more
Kindle Edition, 468 pages
Published (first published June 21st 2011)
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Rachel (BAVR)
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Nov 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Lovers! Georgian Era!
Lady Serena Grantley, although born to the nobility, has found her life far from the balls and dinner tables of the respectable ton, at least, from the female company of that elite circle. The masculine side of that circle, however, seek her out for the very special services and skills she employs. A set of skills and services that she has been forced into a partnership with her stepfather to provide. Lady Serena is the esteemed hostess of a very upscale gambling salon and a well-known "daughte ...more
Laurie Garrison

wild about bones

Set in 1762 London, nothing is predictable about this second novel in Feather's Blackwater Brides historical romance series. Serena and Sebastian find themselves mixed up with a will containing stipulations which must be fulfilled before the death, a wicked greedy stepfather full of nefarious plots, a love denied, two loves found and a sword fight.

Three years ago, Serena's stepfather forced her to break the heart of her true love, 24 year o
Jun 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read4bbpr-review
Set in 1762 London, nothing is predictable about this second novel in Feather's Blackwater Brides historical romance series. Serena and Sebastian find themselves mixed up with a will containing stipulations which must be fulfilled before the death, a wicked greedy stepfather full of nefarious plots, a love denied, two loves found and a sword fight.

Three years ago, Serena's stepfather forced her to break the heart of her true love, 24 year old Sebastian, by telling him she didn't love him, that
Marion Marchetto
Another run-of-the-mill historical romance set in London. Two sets of star-crossed lovers overcome obstacles and end up with their true love. Along the way we encounter manipulative momma, doting papa, evil step-father, naive ingenue, determined demimondain, concerned twin brother, and ailing yet wealthy uncle who calls the shots.

While this author tries her best to guide the reader through all of the twists and turns, much of the story is predictable. Nothing new to grab the reader's attention.
I can't do it. I don't care. I don't care about anyone in this book or anything. It's not badly written. There's nothing horribly offensive about the language or the characters or any of it. But life is too short to continue reading this book tomorrow on my lunch break.
Jul 21, 2016 marked it as gave-it-a-shot  ·  review of another edition
After the third POV shift on one section and the heroine referring to her own eyes as 'violet pools', I'm throwing in the towel and escaping out the bathroom window.
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
A despicable uncle set on revenge challenges the three Blackwater brothers to find wives who are fallen women to marry in order to inherit his vast fortune. Penniless and facing debtor’s prison the brothers have no other choice but to each find a disreputable bride that fits their uncle’s standards.

A Wedding Wager is the second novel in the Blackwater Bride’s trilogy and focuses on the middle brother, and twin, Sebastian.
Sebastian thought he was in love with the darkly beautiful Lady Serena and
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, loaned
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Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(Originally Posted @ CSI:Librarian.)

3.75 Stars - This is a difficult book to review because my thoughts are sort of all over the place.

In terms of positives, I was throughily engaged the entire time I was reading. I found the writing in terms of establishing a historical feel to be absolutely excellent and the book was hard to put down. I also really liked the characters and the interactions although mainly I enjoyed the platonic ones. I definitely loved Sebastian and his twin brother Perry. I a
Ella Foisy
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Only my opinion

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The story was fine just not for me.
Judith Jones
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this is the second book that I have read in the series and it was every bit as good a read as the first one was. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next one coming up. Good reading.
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting book. It was certainly not you most stereotypical romance novel as far as characters, especially with two romances. a good read.
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
DNF @45%

I usually love second chance romances, and after the prologue, that is definitely what this is. However, on their 3rd meeting together, they already hop in bed together! What?! Also, Sebastian's Uncle also wants Serena, which weirds me out. And then, there is the big thing that happened between Serena and her step father. Gross, and WTF.

Simply put, this was not the book for me.
Feb 27, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-new
Yes, I did it again. I read the second and not the first in a trilogy. *snicker* In this trilogy an uncle in charge of a vast fortune decided to make things horrid for three brothers by requiring each to wed a woman deemed "fallen", someone not worthy of an earl's station before he dies. However, as you might suspect, this actually opens up the field for the brothers to find their true love and not have to be held by tradition to marry someone they don't even care about. So, as you see... even t ...more
My full 3.5 JEWEL review can be found at One Book shy of a Full Shelf

This second installment of the Blackwater Brides Trilogy is an enjoyable, stand alone read. The premise of the series is that three noble, almost impoverished brothers are directed to find and marry three "unacceptable" women. They are told to find fallen women who have taken the wrong path and try to redeem them and bring them into society. This directive is from their dying uncle who promises to bequeath each of them a small

Lady Serena Grantley has fallen on tough times. Her mother's fatal choice of a spouse tied Serena to General George Hayward. In the years after her mother's death, Serena has been under her stepfather's control and has worked as a faro dealer in his numerous gaming hells. Her beauty has drawn many wealthy young men to his gambling tables. While in her own way Serena has tried to offset the damage her stepfather has done to the fortunes of young innocents, she has suffered her own loss. At her st
RATING:4.5)A WEDDING WAGER hy Jane Feather is an exciting historical romance set in 1762 London. It is the second in the "Blackwater Brides" series,a Georgian trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. #1 "Rushed To The Altar". It has romance,sweet sensuality, family loyalty,redemptation,forgiveness,love,and a wedding wager.Lady Serena Grandley was born to be nobility but was placed in the control of her gamester stepfather.She is beautiful,intelligent,and dismissed her first love,Sebastian,at he ...more
Arzoo Sy
I read Bk2 first and really really enjoyed it. In my humble view this was a great stand-alone, the second in a trilogy of the Sullivan brothers. I I jumped right in without reading the first book, as this was recommended by a friend. I was not disappointed. The background was laid out very well and it was my first time reading Jane Feather. I can see why she is popular as she strives to immerse the reader in the story and the time period. I just wish I could have said the same about Bk1 which wa ...more
K. Reed
Is this really written by Jane Feather? I ask that because I'm apparently not the only one to wonder! This was so poorly written I barely finished it. And then only because I forced myself to in order to write a review. I may not do that again, it wasn't worth the hassle.

*Skipped ALL the parts with the Suttons. Boring, boring, boring and oh so repetitive and one dimension!
*So she's a Faro's many times need I be pounded over the head with that?!
*Was there a wedding wager? I missed
I don't know what first attached me to this book - the cover? The premise? The writing? In any case, it stuck in my head, and drew my eye every time I passed it at the story until I finally bought it.

It was... not quite a disappointment. The back-cover plot points don't come in until about half way through, and the book didn't really drive me to read it. I didn't feel like it was dragging, but close to it. The prose is really descriptive - it took a long time for things to happen, and I don't fe
I just didn't love it as much as I loved the first in the series. Sebastian's character was too sullen and not confident enough in the book. His character lacked in many ways and left me wanting for a strong witty lead. Serena is in a rock and a hard place and only seems to want to ramble on about her clothes. Her character was shallow and not smart enough to get out while the getting was good. I'm not sure why this story focused so much on the what the main character was wearing but it could ha ...more
Oct 29, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jane-feather
I wanted to try another Jane Feather book and saw that I only gave her two stars. I remembered why. Hence, this short review.

I think that this book was a bit too mature . Not in a sexual way. Both the hero and heroine are laced with bitterness and bad experience that they are almost self-destructive. I don't want to be mean but I didn't like how the three brothers were looking for easy solutions to the problem they were facing. I mean, c'mon, not even a little try at love? Eventually, they do h
Lady Serena Grantley is forced to lead a life of gambling by her always broke, frequently on-the-run stepfather. Lady Serena is also attempting to thwart her stepfather’s plans to marry a young woman for her money. Her stepfather also forces her to leave her love, the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan. However, the attraction between Serena and Sebastian leads them back to each other and to marriage. The author describes an appealing camaraderie between Sebastian and his twin brother Peregrine; her d ...more
As I have said, I read to learn, to experience a new world and to fall into a story that I don't want to leave. Romances fall into the last category. There isn't always something new to learn in a romance and the worlds are often similar. But it rare that a romance writer can't take me away from my present world.

Jane Feather writes about heroes and heroines that are handsome and smart. She makes sure the sparks between the protagonists are obvious, but not forced. All in all she makes me believ
Susan (susayq ~)
Serena and Sebastian got their HEA when he finally realized Serena would fulfill the requirements of his uncle's will (he was to marry a woman of questionable morals so he could redeem her). Serena was the step-daughter of a gaming hell owner and she worked there with him. If that didn't meet those requirements, I don't know what would LOL The kicker is that Serena and Sebastian really loved each other, so phooey on the uncle.

The first 2/3 of this seemed to drag to me. It seemed a lot of nothing
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recent-reads
I somehow ended up getting the middle book of the series. This is very unlike me as I'm neurotic about reading series in order. I don't think I'll bother to read the rest of the books, though, as this was downright dull. None of the characters interested me. They were dull as dishwater, as the saying goes, with little redeeming qualities.

Serena was stubborn to the point of being anachronistic. Sebastian was foolish and overbearing. The villain was a caricature. The dialog was awkward and the na
Candy Little
I liked this story and the author did a good job using details that made me feel like I was involved in the past. I did feel it was too long, it could have ended a little sooner. On a personal note, I didn't like all the sex. There was no sexual tension between the characters as she had them coming together by chapter four. She could have strung this out and created a lot of tension as the characters would meet over the duration of the book. Instead they have sex right away and then there was no ...more
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