Scandalous Wager

Scandalous Wager - Christy Carlyle

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The first novella in the Whitechapel Wagers Series Scandalous Wager is set in Victorian London at the height of the 'Ripper' atrocities. The characters in this fast paced story make an instant impact.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) is an intelligent headstrong heroine who is tired of her virginity and with strong reservations about marriage even if it was likely she wants to experience the passion of carnal love.

Ian the sexy diligent Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector has only met Elizabeth at formal soirees at Detective Chief Inspector Ainsworth's home. Surprise is not the only emotion he feels when she visits his Whitechapel lodgings alone.

This is an atmospheric tale. Whilst aware of the poverty, oppression of women and the inherent danger of living in East End London in the late 19th Century you focus on the passion igniting between Lizzy and Ian. The love scenes are sensuous and leave you wanting more.

A lovely insight into Victorian Whitechapel society I can't wait for more.

I received a copy of this e-book from the author in return for an honest review.