Before I begin:
Just knew the book dealt with gambling 🎰
Chapter 1 – Chapter 5
Interesting start with their marriage of convenience, I’m curious where we go from here 🤷🏽♀️ Like 2nd chance romances (normally), so this story has potential.
Behind on the chapters…. After Chapter 3, I’ll go full audiobook for a while 😂 Isobel threw down the gaunlet, showing Winter that she’s changed. The beginning may have been untraditional but it is intriguing 🤔
Isobel is visibly different and Roth sees that 😋 He knows he’s got ground to cover 😂 But he’s still insanely attracted to Isobel 😍 Challenge accepted ✅ 😏
True though. Just wanted it somewhere safe for later 😋
Dancing can be a form of foreplay, as Winter demonstrates 😏
Chapters 6 – Chapter 10
The bet really amped the hijinxs up between Isobel and Winter 😏 Still need to find out more about what happened to Winter’s mother and sister 🤔 Winter will be funny when he learns more of WHO Lady Darcy was 😂 This will be fun 😂😂😂 Isobel continues to suprise and shock Winter 😂 Isobel’s girl friends (Clarissa, Molly, and Violet) are still in the story and I love it 👏🏽
Chapters 11 – Chapter 16
A more common occurrence 🤔 Tie it back to Bridgerton, that show started it all 😂 I think from that show, I saw the darker themes within HR, making it applicable to REAL life
The tension between Winter & Isobel 👍🏽 Love it when they’re on page together 👏🏽
Moment where we see how much Winter cares for Isobel 😍 and I loved seeing it ♥️ We’ve gotten the impression (falsely) but that’s not true.
Up the stakes by endangering Isobel 😱 I believe it elicits the intended response 🤔 The auction 👏🏽 Not the most original plot device but a good one!
Chapters 17 – 22
Excited to post the quotes (been sitting on them since last night). These 👆🏽 were in 17-22 🤗
Talking with Clarissa the day after 🤔 and talk with Astrid 🙌🏽 It suddenly got really exciting (though not completely unexpected). I knew Edmund Cain would re-enter the story at some point 💡
Chapters 23 – Epilogue
In this instance, Winter is a good big brother 👯♀️👯♂️ Siblings can be a complicated relationship 🤔 It’s like an old, good friend.You may disagree and be different, but, at the end of the day, theyy have your back. Whether you’re related by blood or not (found family), they can potentially be your ride-or-die 🤗 I love girlfriends in stories too, but I especially love seeing biological siblings ❤️
Resolution of the showdown fairly clean 🧽
Still ❤️ Winter and Isobel!! They’re bold and brave 😂 Have sex where they can be seen 😱
“What would Lady Darcy do” 👏🏽 Very poignant!
End of book 📖
Clarissa was a beloved character in The Rakehell Of Roth so I’m glad the epilogue provided more information for her ❤️ May not be a happy ending (yet) but it can be inferred 😁 Loved the inferred. The series characters here, made me want to read the series 🤗 Glad to see on page, Winter and Isobel and their family ❤️❤️❤️