Friday, June 29, 2018

Release Blitz ~ The Gambler Wages Her Baron by Christina McKnight (Review + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ The Gambler Wages Her Baron by Christina McKnight (Review + Giveaway)

When happily ever after is the name of the game, gamblers must risk it all in this emotional conclusion to Christina McKnight’s bestselling Craven House series.

Out June 26th – Regency Romance, The Gambler Wages Her Baron by Christina McKnight.

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Title: The Gambler Wages Her Baron

Series: Craven House
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency 
Release Date: June 26, 2018


Payton Samuels has always known she wants more out of life than being the youngest daughter of the ton’s most disreputable family. While her siblings are content to bet their future happiness on marriage, Payton learned early on from her mother that love is fleeting and leads only to disappointment. She’s got a different plan: she’ll work as a governess for Baron Ashford’s children, but only long enough to win her fortune at one of his infamous masked gaming parties. When she loses big, Payton sees her chance at an independent life go up in flames—until Lord Ashford surprises her by paying her debts.


Since the tragic death of his wife, Damon Kinder, Lord Ashford, has been a man made of ice. His determination to never be hurt by love again runs so deep that he can’t even connect with his children. When they quickly take to Payton, he thinks he’s found a solution: she’ll give them the affection and support he can’t. As he spends more time around Payton, his heart begins to defrost, and he can’t stop thinking about the captivating governess.

But every seasoned gambler knows that eventually, luck runs out. Can two souls so burned by past loves forge a new future together?

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4 Stars!

This is book 4 in the Craven House series, but it can be read as a standalone. However, if you're as fond of historical books like I am, you might want to check out the rest of the series.

I will be perfectly honest, I wasn't too sure what to make of Payton and Damon, Lord Ashford, at first. They both seemed a bit out of their depth with Damon's children. However, as the book advanced and they got their footing (especially Payton), it was nice seeing what they could become if only they gave each other a chance. They had amazing chemistry and I just loved them together. Payton wasn't a simpering lady, but she was more than a bit reckless. And Damon, well, he was lonely and lost after his wife died, and Payton helped him get past his grief and see that his children needed him. I did want to knock their heads together a few times, but overall, they were likable.

Overall, this was a very entertaining read. It was well-written and the author did a great job transporting me back to the era this book is set in, which is one of the things I appreciate the most when reading a historical romance. Recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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Author Bio:
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with rebellious women and maverick heroes. 

Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television.

You can visit her online at the following places: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon

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