His Perfect Game

Jenn Langston
His Perfect Game
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Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date
December 2013
Book 2 of the Perfect Series
Historical Romance

Greyson Thorpe, Viscount Merrick, wants respectability above all else. Knowing the fastest way to achieve that state comes through marriage, he challenges Hammond Everett, the Duke of Donetic, to a card game. After winning the match, the duke agrees to exchange his daughter's hand in marriage for the forgiveness of his debts.

Willimena Abigail Everett had no desire to marry after experiencing the violent nature of men at her father's hand. When Viscount Merrick arrives, she has no choice other than to obey her father and marry him. Will she be able to set aside her previous beliefs about men and judge her husband by his own merits?

After obtaining good social standing, Greyson sends his bride to the country; however, he finds himself missing her. Following her to the estate, he discovers she had been living a double life. Will he discover her secrets and control his burning desire for her at the same time?

Book Review by Linda Hays-Gibbs (author,reviewer)
Jun 14, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
261 people found the following review helpful
Thoroughly enjoyable!

Greyson Thorpe, Viscount Merrick, was a gambler and a bastard, but his father loved him and made him his heir. The problem was he wanted to be accepted by London society as he was entitled. He was a great card player so he decided to gamble with a respected duke for his support in society. He had to pauper the duke and strike a deal to return his estates and IOUs for respectability. It took Greyson over a year to maneuver the duke into this position but he finally succeeded. In exchange for the forgiveness of his debts, the duke would give him his daughter in marriage, which would raise Greyson's respectability in society.

Willimena Abigail Everett was the duke's daughter and punching bag. He beat her at least once a week and her mother knew about it, too. So, Abigail did something to keep her father from making her marry, because all men were brutes. Yet, due to her father's gambling debts, she was forced to marry Greyson.

Though their marriage started on not the best of reasons, soon, Greyson finds himself missing her, where he has sent her to the country. Will his feelings change when he finds out her secrets? What about Abigail? How does she feel about Greyson?

Abigail has a lot of hang ups that are hard for her to overcome, while Greyson is a very patient man. He realizes she needs time but becomes frustrated several times with Abigail's persistence. Their personalities are suited, though you wonder if Greyson is winning or losing at times. He has a hard time trying to prove his love.

You find yourself rooting for Greyson and praying that Abigail can overcome her father's abuse. The people are sympathetic and very real. I know of people in this day and time who have similar hang ups. This only increases your sympathy for them both.

HIS PERFECT GAME is tragic and funny and thoroughly enjoyable. I gave it five stars for the unique characters, especially for hero's determination to win over his bride. Thank God for heroes.
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