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The Charmer's Gambit

(Mershano Empire #2)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  94 reviews
He set his sights on the wrong girl.

Law school taught me a lot of things, but nothing prepared me to deal with this determined, hotter-than-Hell millionaire. Don’t get me wrong, I’m flattered. But resisting Will Mershano is harder than passing the bar. He’s everything: sexy, confident, intelligent. And he wants me.

When he hires my firm to represent Mershano Vineyards
Published December 5th 2017
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Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Will... The true definition of ‘Book Boyfriend’. He proves that with hard work, dedication and persistence you can achieve anything. I also admire Rachel’s will to succeed and the strength and courage she has to conquer the battles to get there. I am totally blown away at Lexi C Foss’ talent as a writer, and can’t wait to read more!
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Will Mershano....

Will. Mershano......

If I left my review at that, I'm pretty sure you guys who have read it will readily agree that nothing more needs to be said in retrospect. I mean it's Will Mershano. Actually, let me try to up it a little. Will Mershano and a vineyard. Actually I bet I can do one better. Will Mershano, a vineyard and two wine glasses. But you know what would make that scenario absolute perfection? A naked Will Mershano, a vineyard and two wine glasses. With me as his love
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This Charmer is book 2 in the Mershano Empire Series but can be read as a stand-alone. I don't want to give to much away but I have to say I loved this story and the characters. Lexi C Foss took this book to a whole new depth than book 1, The Prince's Game. The main characters of Charmer’s Gambit, Rachel and Will, were introduced in the Prince’s Game but this is their story. At first I thought this was going to be another typical rich dominate book, but quickly Will took that challenge and surpr ...more
Tpagirl Loves Romance
The Charmer’s Gambit was the second book in the Mershano Empire series by Lexi Foss.

We met Will and Rachel in book one, The Prince’s Game. Will was Evan’s trusted cousin and the head of Mershano Wineries. Rachel was Sarah’s best friend and an attorney. They worked together on each of Evan and Sarah’s negotiated contracts. However, you don’t have to have read the first book to enjoy The Charmer’s Gambit.

Will was alpha dominant and used to getting what he wanted. Although flirty, what he wanted wa
Holy Crap on a Cracker, this was SO GOOOOOD!!!

Evan was already a force to be reckoned with in book 1, and the Prince's game made for a really good start of this contemporary romance series but Will... It seems I'm preset to fall HARD for characters named Will haha because Will Mershano... le sigh << New fave book boyfriend! I already liked coming across Will and Rachel as supportive characters in book 1 and I was so excited to read their full length novel so the expectations were high. Lexi obli
Dawn Higgins
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome,Emotional,Heartfelt Love story at its very best,Lexi C Foss just gets better and better and is in my top five favourite Authors that i read.This has taken me a few days to write this review, as i wanted to make sure that i gave this book the best i could as this exceded all my expectations from the word go.From all the teasers and the Blurb i couldn't wait to get on this ride,and boy what a ride i was in for beleive you me.

What we got with Will Mershano was not your typical rich bad boy
Reading Cafe
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished The Chamer’s Gambit (Book #2) in the Mershano Empire Series and I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars! I read it in under three hours because I couldn’t put it down. IT’S THAT GOOD! I’ve been waiting and longing for this book for over six months and now I’ve finally read it. I have to say it met all of my expectations and more. I loved the first book so I was afraid that this one would disappoint but it definitely didn’t. Will is now in my top 10 favorite book boyfriends! He just kept surpr ...more
Julia Stevens
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, I loved this book, it hooked me from the start.

The first book I read by Lexi C Foss was The Prince’s Game, the predessor to this and first in the Mershano series. I never thought I'd love a book about a reality TV show, but the author has such a fantastic writing style, it draws you in and holds you tight. When I realised The Charmers Gambit (which can be read as a standalone) was to be about Evan's cousin Will and Sarah's best friend Rachel, it was an absolute must read for me,
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Charmer's Gambit by Lexi C. Foss is book Two in the "Mershano Empire" series. This is the story of Will Mershano and Rachel Dawson. I haven't yet read the previous book but feel this can easily be a standalone book.
Rachel was helping her friend with a contract when she met Will who was also following up with his cousin part of the contract. Rachel had instant lust for Will but with her stalker ex Ryan, she knew she couldn't act on it. Will wanted her to become a part of his lawyer firm for t
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rachel is a no-nonsense, dedicated and driven lawyer. She has a sharp wit and loves nothing more than to debate, even argues now and then. She has fought hard to get where she is, has a vision for her future, and the sexy as sin Will Mershano is not a part of it. Men are a complication she is not willing to entertain, not because she's not attracted because she would tap that in a heartbeat if it weren't for a very dark stain in her past. A stain that just won't go away, no matter how much she s ...more
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Will has definitely charmed my socks off (and anything else he would like to take off ;))

He is sexy, charming, intelligent, funny and has an alpha personality to get you excited.

He is also compassionate and more good looking than George Clooney.

Rachel is feisty, smart and has a past that makes you weep.

When that past catches up with her, she and Will combust in an intense story of love and passion.
Lexi C Foss has written another fabulous romance that leaves you in no doubt that Will and
Christina Burrus
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Charmer's Gambit will leave you breathless!!! The bantering between Rachel and Will is so fun you just want more!!! I love this next book in the Mershano Empire series by Lexi Foss!!! As always another amazing book!!! Read and enjoy!!! ...more
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As you can see this is the second book in the Merchano Empire series. I didnt read the first one but it didnt take away from this story at all. In the first couple of pages it had me laughing at the banter between Will and Rachel. There might be some triggers in this story for people that have went through physical or emotional abuse (like me) but as I kept reading I saw how Rachel gained her strength back to being able to deal with her situation and come out on top. I really do enjoy a series t ...more
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
The Charmer’s Gambit by Lexi Foss is the second installment in her Mershano Empire series and let me just say that this book was AMAZING!!! Gambit focuses on Will and Rachel, who we met originally in the first book and their chemistry is off the charts from page one. The banter between these two characters had me laughing out loud more than once. The way that Foss writes makes her characters so loveable that I just couldn’t stay away. I was half in love with Will before the end of the 3rd chapte ...more
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Charmers Gambit by Lexi Foss is a million stars or more!!
You can tell when you’re reading a good, no a great book when you open it up to start reading and then refuse to look away until the last page in case you miss something and this is one of those books, the characters are so relatable that when they are hurt, angry, sad or happy you feel all the emotions along with them.

Will Mershano is not your typical millionaire playboy, he’s built something from the ground up with his hard work and
Annalee P
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of all I love Lexi's Foss's work and writing style. But this novel was amazing! I couldn't put it down.

The character development and story-line were very well done, I really enjoyed them. I loved the relationship and Will is definitely one of my favourite main male characters so far. You really respect his character when you learn about all of his struggles and how he built his business up on his own learning all of the in`s and outs and doing the hard labour The struggles were very real
Jenny Prose
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hands Down my favorite story from Lexi so far! This book was different than her usual romance novels, with it taking on a romantic suspense that was sheer perfection! I loved every second of this book and literally am begging for the next book in the Mershano Empire Series and her new Black Ops series!!!
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Charmer’s Gambit by Lexi C. Foss is Book 2 in the Mershano Empire and can be read as a stand-alone.

You know how you read about these alpha millionaire men who think they are so entitled and sit behind a desk all day pressuring women and working on their empire? Well this is NOT that story…

Will Mershano is man who could have starred in one of those old black and white movies where the females all swooned because the lead male was so charming (ohhhh, THAT’S why it’s titled what it is). He spea
Brandy Roberts
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
The charmer's Gambit really intrigued me it's also my first read by Lexi C Foss and it's not going to be my last . This does take you on one hell of a emotional roller coaster you'll feel what the characters feel . I really liked the off the charts chemistry between Will and Rachel with their witty banter and the intense contention . Will is super alpha sexy he will leave you in a puddle of waiting for more with his dominance , possessive , charming , naughty personalty . Rachel is strong , feis ...more
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Charmer's Gambit, by Lexi C. Foss, is the second installment in the Mershano Empire series. This author is an incredible writer. I have read the first book of this series, as well as, books from one of her other series and Lexi C. Foss is one of those authors that comes out of the gate ready to impress!! In The Charmer's Gambit the main characters are amazing and hot and obscenely insane - yes, I loved it!! The author had the perfect blend of everything in this story to make it flow effortle ...more
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
💖💖💖💖💖 Five beating hearts for Charmer's Gambit!
I have been patiently waiting for Will and Racheal's story and it was worth every minute -
Foss met and exceeded my every expectation!
Charmer's Gambit is packed with suspense, subterfuge, secrets, a sexy leading man, and a very sensual romance that will leave you wanting more of the Mershano empire.
I attempting this review without spoilers -
If you read Prince's Game then you know Will is our sexy resident playboy and Racheal is our take no prisoner
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC in exchange for a honest review.

I haven’t read the first in the series but it didn’t stop me from enjoying and devouring this book! Rachel is an incredibly strong woman and has bravery which even I don’t have. I admire her so much. The story itself is brilliant and the super steamy scenes had me squirming on the edge! I couldn’t get enough of this story and now I want to read the first one and all the ones that come after this. I can’t wait for Graham’s story!
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a blast. I love Will Mershano! Will defies being pigeonholed. He breaks through every preconception Rachel has of him. He is tenacious, patient and sexy as hell. Rachel is smart, driven and scared. But Will is determined to find out what Rachel is running from, fix it and make her his own. I believe he will do just that.
Although this is part of a series it can be read stand alone.
AnnaMarie Gardner
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Lexi Foss never fails to blow my mind with her writing skiils. I sat down and read this book in one setting, it was so engrossing. I love Rachael and Will and their dynmaic, it is so intense and moving as well. You grow so attached to them and you really cheer for them, to overcome all the obstacles in their path. The strength and depth of these two leaves you stunned and amazed and wanting that kind of deep connection that they share.
Kelly  - Kelly's Book Blog
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS -

Adult Romance

ARC provided for an honest review.

Just like The Prince’s Game by Lexi C Foss, I LOVED this book!

What a fun and captivating read!

I really enjoyed the first Mershano Empire book, The Prince’s Game. (I highly suggest reading The Prince’s Game first but it’s not required). It reminded me of The Selection by Kiera Cass with a twist of “game show/reality TV” thrown in. It was fun, fresh and unique…like THIS book. This book, The Charmer’s Gambit, follows second
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love this book! Couldn't put it down for a second! Will is so incredibly sweet and sexy and yeah. You get it. Rachel has a problem, more than one. Problem one, a sexy as sin winery owner demanding her attention. Problem two, a crazy stalker ex. Problem three, she's developing feeling for this sexy as sin winery owner. Everything about this story drew me in. I hadn't read the previous book (which I will) but I didn't feel lost at all. It also didn't give a novella on what happened t ...more
Tracie Delaney
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh, Will Mershano.
I could leave my review there, and that would say everything about how I felt about our hero, but that would be short-changing this wonderful novel that I absolutely devoured in one sitting.
Will is a tenacious wine-merchant millionaire who has his sights set on uptight lawyer, Rachel. But unlike a lot of guys who'd barrel in there and probably ruin their chances to win the girl, Will plays the long game. And my goodness, the clever begger, he ends up with Rachel eating out o
Kerry Baker
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charmers Gambit by Lexi C. Foss is the second book in her Mershano Empire series. Already one of my top authors I was excited to jump into another series.

Rachel is very much in control. Of her career, of her life and of who she spends her time with. With secrets in her past that still threaten her future she knows that she has to keep hold of that control in order to have any semblance of a life.
When she meets Will, the charming cheeky millionaire she knows she could be at risk of falling for hi
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I've read by Lexi C. Foss, and her brilliant writing style has me in all kinds of addictive love with her! I'm not going to go over a description since there's already a blurb, & the twists & turns were intense enough to keep me on the edge of my seat, with heart racing & f-bombs dropping. And that is a formula for spoiler douchery if I try to hint at things. Plus, I'm just a humble reader/blogger trying to do it justice without messing up the fantastic goodness. The ...more
Bookish Affair
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
♡♡4.3 swoony stars♡♡
"The millionaire playboy redefined the meaning of the word persistent."
Will Mershano is known for his charm, the CEO of The Mershano Vinery is irresistible and is adamant about one thing- Rachel Dawson,
He offered her to be the head of his Corporate Lawyer Team for Mershano Vinery and she has only One answer for him "Hell No".
This fiery, sassy, challenging, women has tied him up in knots and challenges him at every turn.
Will Mershano is not known to turn away from a challen
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USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to travel and write in supernatural worlds. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre, but she dabbles in contemporary romance when she needs a break from the darker side of her mind.

Coffee is her addiction, swimming is her passion, and she has a not-so-secret adoration for eclipse chasing.

Lexi can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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