Marriage? To a gambler? You must be joking! Yet Lady Hermione Upperton has never backed down from a challenge. When her spendthrift father offers her at the gaming tables, she is given a difficult choice-wed the Earl of Mainwaring, an infamous gamester with no respect for her skills with the reins, or face charges for the murder of a member of the infamous Lords of Anarchy. Either way she'll have to clear her name. Can she count on her husband's help the way she has begun to count on his kisses?
All Jasper Fawley, the Earl of Mainwaring, wanted was a night of cards. But by the end of the evening he's walked away with a fortune-and a bride who's suspected of murder. Jasper knows Hermione is passionate about her unorthodox membership in the Lords of Anarchy, but he's certain she would never kill to keep it. Can he protect his headstrong wife from prosecution and a ruthless killer without endangering both their hearts in the process?
I have always been a fan of historical romance novels. Manda Collins did not disappoint me at all with this book. This story had so much going on that it thrilled me to keep reading. There is romance, adventure, and mystery. What more could someone ask for? The characters all had their own personality that jumped off the page. Your able to feel for the characters and wish you were one of the side characters mentioned in the book. It made you want to be there in the moment. The way Collins wrote her heroin it makes you wonder what it would have been like in her shoes, during that time period.