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Monday, June 11, 2018

Wagering for Miss Blake by Callie Hutton - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Giles doesn't have a title, he's the third son of an Earl. He does have his own estate though and is a smart investor, so he's quite a catch. He's also devilishly charming and chivalrous. When Suzanna meets him there's an immediate spark, but there's a problem. Her parents only want her to marry someone who does have a title. Giles is a determined man who always gets what he wants and will do anything in his power to win Suzanna's heart, is this a smart move or will it end in disaster?

Suzanna wants to marry a man she's in love with. Her demanding mother has made it difficult for her to do so though. When Suzanna spends time with Giles she feels he's the right man for her, but she also knows her parents won't give her permission to become his wife. What should she do, she's always been the perfect daughter, but can she throw away her future happiness just to please her parents?

Wagering for Miss Blake is an entertaining romantic story. Giles is fabulously charming. He's cheeky and knows what he wants and needs. He makes use of everything good life has to offer. I'm a big fan of stories about love at first sight and couldn't wait to find out if he'd find his happily ever after with the fascinating Suzanna. She's intelligent, brave and sweet. They're a great match, but there are plenty of obstacles in their way. Because Giles is so tenacious he keeps wooing Suzanna and she can't resist his allure. This was absolutely enchanting and constantly put a big smile on my face.

Callie Hutton's writing style has a lovely easy flow. I read Wagering for Miss Blake in one sitting without any effort. I liked her sense of humor and the flirty banter between Suzanna and Giles is a wonderful cheerful element of the story. True love is always a good theme and Callie Hutton combines that with beautiful dresses, interesting balls, adventurous outings and secret meetings in the shadows. Wagering for Miss Blake is a delightful feelgood story.


If you love entertaining regency romance, Wagering for Miss Blake would be an excellent choice. It's the fourth book in the Ladies and Lords in Love series, but can be read as a standalone.

About Callie Hutton

Callie Hutton, the USA Today bestselling author of The Elusive Wife writes both Regency and western historical romance, with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs and her top cheerleader husband of many years. Her family also includes her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. And twin grandsons “The Twinadoes.”



One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a digital copy of choice from Callie Hutton's backlist.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.

Author giveaway

Callie Hutton is also hosting a fabulous personal giveaway. One very Lucky winner will receive a Wagering for Miss Blake prize pack that consists of a Sterling Silver Irish Good Luck Trinity Bracelet, Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut chocolates and a Miss Blake deck of cards. An international winner will receive an equivalent, namely a gift card worth $75.


  1. Always love a rip-roaring historical romance - great for reading in the sun xx

  2. This sounds like a good story, can't get enough of titles (or lack thereof right now). It has happened to many the parents aren't going to approve for something that isn't that important to the couple, what to do....

  3. Wagering for Miss Blake sounds like a fun and entertaining historical romance.

  4. It sounds like an amazing reading for my summer holidays.

  5. I love this cover! Already bought the book a few days back.

  6. Sounds like a charming story.

  7. A couple in love, beautiful gowns, high society, secret trysts; honestly, my sister H. is going to love this! Thanks Callie.