Wager: £2,000 that Lord Ellis will throw the first punch when he discovers Lord Throne is wooing a certain duke’s sister.
All Bets Are Off When the Game is Love
Lady Gabrielle is thrilled when Anthony Keaton, earl of Ellis, asks for her hand in marriage. She’s not so pleased when he then leaves the country and four months pass without a word. Clearly, the scoundrel has changed his mind and is too cowardly to tell her. There’s nothing to do but go back on the marriage mart…
When Anthony returns to town and finds his ultimate rival has set sights on Gabby, his continual battle of one-upmanship with Sebastian Thorne ceases to be a game. Anthony is determined to win back the woman who holds his heart–but he’s not expecting Gabby herself to up the stakes…
About the Author
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
I think it was probably a Curious George book, but the first novel I recall reading was Charlotte’s Web. What a beautiful, sad story! I read it again with my son when he was eight and he loved it too. This book shaped my love for reading.
2. What are you reading right now?
I’m afraid I can’t share what I’m reading right now, because I’m judging the Rita Awards and I’ve promised to keep everything confidential. But I will say I have been impressed with the books I received to judge. Before the contest, I was reading Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl by Gina Lamm. I didn’t get to finish it yet, but I liked that it literally made me laugh out loud in places.
3. How does your garden grow?
I love being around people—more one-to-one than a large group—but I need quiet time to recharge. I can tell when I haven’t gotten that time because I find myself becoming impatient and overwhelmed. Walking or sitting outdoors for a while works wonders for me. That’s not so easy to do in the middle of a Wisconsin winter, however. This time of the year, I have to settle for a quiet day at home alone instead.
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
B&Bs in New Orleans! By the time I found out I could take off work for the Romantic Times Convention, the conference hotel and both overflow hotels were filled. Since my husband is going with me, I didn’t mind finding a place a little further away from the conference. I hear the trollies are fun. Plus, I love old houses and we’ll have our own balcony where we can enjoy a cup of coffee every morning.
5. What makes you cringe?
Finger nails on a chalkboard. Anyone blowing his nose in public. In a hanky. One he puts back in his pocket. Unsolicited parenting advice. Saying goodbye to someone on the telephone. I never know quite what to say.
I’m curious to know what everyone else Googled last. That’s a fun question!
I’d like to thank BookHounds for hosting me today, and I look forward to chatting with everyone.
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