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Scandalous Wager

(The first book in the Whitechapel Wagers series)
A Novella by

Scandalous Wager is a short, sensual novella of approximately 17,000 words.

Set against the backdrop of London's dangerous East End in 1888, Victorian propriety and passions collide when a spinster strikes a scandalous bargain with a detective caught up in the investigation of the Ripper mystery.

Elizabeth Ainsworth has decided she will never marry. Years spent on the shelf have taught her plain looks and a distinct lack of ladylike talents won't win a proposal from any of the eligible young constables or inspectors her Detective Chief Inspector father invites to their home. Most of them are too busy staring at her younger, prettier sister anyway. And Lizzy is content to be a spinster, especially if it means she can continue with her charity work in Whitechapel. But she has one lingering regret. She wants to experience passion at least once in her life and, most of all, she wants to experience it with Ian Reed.

Detective Inspector Ian Reed has aspirations to ascend the ranks of the Metropolitan Police, and he hopes proving himself to his superior, Detective Chief Inspector Ainsworth, will help him get there. A series of brutal murders plaguing Whitechapel have him working long hours, so when Ainsworth's daughter shows up on his doorstep and offers herself to him, he fears he might be dreaming. Fascinated with Lizzy from the moment he meets her, Ian is determined to spend more than one night in her arms, despite what it might cost both of them.

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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Scandalous Wager: A Whitechapel Wagers Novella (Volume 1)
Author(s): Christy Carlyle
ISBN: 1-4995-6624-7 / 978-1-4995-6624-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Scandalous Wager: A Whitechapel Wagers Novella
Author(s): Christy Carlyle
Publisher: Entice Publishing
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