A REPUTATION FOR NOTORIETY
The Masquerade Club Book 1
ISBN # 9780373297412
May 21, 2013
Rating: 4 Cups
John Rhysdale does not gamble for the typical reasons. As the unacknowledged bastard son of the Earl of Westleigh, he either won at cards or went hungry. Now he is the proprietor of one of the most intriguing new gaming establishments in London.
Lady Celia Gale only knows of one way to restore her family’s lost fortune. Wearing a mask and using the name Madame Fortune, Celia sets about winning every penny she can. The trick will be to walk away when she has what she needs, from the tables and the man who runs them.
Rhysdale cannot understand why the masked woman so intrigues him. She can match him wit for wit and card for card, but it is more than that. As the two circle each other in the oldest game of all, their pasts will set them on a collision course for love and heartache.
This unique tale of risk and love will be a treat for lovers of historical romance. Though Celia and Rhys seem almost mismatched, their relationship does not follow the usual pattern. I look forward to seeing more of the intriguing Masquerade Club and the development of the lively set of secondary characters.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More