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To Love and to Loathe: An effervescent, charming and swoonworthy Regency-era romp

To Love and to Loathe: An effervescent, charming and swoonworthy Regency-era romp (Paperback)

By Waters, Martha

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    13 Jul 21

If you love Sophie Ranald, Jo Watson and Julia Quinn's Bridgertons, you'll love Martha Waters' ingenious, laugh-out-loud rom-com, To Love and to Loathe! 'Delights with hilarious, high-concept romantic schemes...this joyful, elegant romp is sure to enchant' Publishers Weekly, star...red review on To Have and to Hoax The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy's country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition. After his latest mistress unfavourably criticized his skills in the bedroom, Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he has gone to the only woman he trusts to be totally truthful. He suggests that they embark on a brief affair while at the house party - Jeremy can receive an honest critique of his bedroom skills and widowed Diana can use the gossip to signal to other gentlemen that she is interested in taking a lover. Diana thinks taking him up on his counter-proposal can only help her win her wager. With her in the bedroom and Jeremy's marriage-minded grandmother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Willingham, helping to find suitable matches among the eligible ladies at Elderwild, Diana is confident her victory is assured. But while they're focused on winning wagers, they stand to lose their own hearts. Praise for Martha Waters' ingenious rom-com debut, To Have and to Hoax: 'To Have and to Hoax is an authentic romantic comedy... This fun and fresh historical debut will delight readers with humor and romance as a young couple battles to win back each other's affection' Shelf Awareness 'Cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed debut is served up with an abundance of cheeky charm and wonderfully wry wit' Booklist, starred review 'Endlessly charming...absorbing and clever and at times laugh-out-loud funny' Kate Clayborn, author of Love Lettering 'To Have and to Hoax is a delightful battle of wits that's funny and touching all at once. James and Violet are perfectly matched, and you'll love watching the sparks fly as they both infuriate each other and fall in love all over again' Jen DeLuca, author of Well Met 'A laugh out loud Regency romp - if you loved the Bridgertons, you'll adore To Have and to Hoax!' Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author
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ISBN 9781472283870
Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781472283870
Stock Release date is 13 July 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Eternal
Released 13 Jul 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Waters, Martha
Category Romantic Fiction
Romantic Fiction: Historical
Family & Other Relationships: General
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 240g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - Fiction - History - Regency, 1811-1820
NBS Text Romance & Sagas
ONIX Text General/trade