Embark on a Wild Race for Horses and Hearts… A spirited Lady and a wicked Duke brought together by a tragic fall…locked in a desperate wager. Together they will find love is more precious than pride…and sometimes you must gamble your heart.
Lady Evelyn Evering is an avid horsewoman.
But since the death of her father it seems Evelyn’s sole responsibility is to prevent her brother Frederic from squandering the family fortune with his drinking and gambling, though he is assisted in his vice by his rogue of a friend, The Duke of Pemberton.
Frederic thinks marrying Evelyn to a rich old Marquess will improve their fortunes, but the man is twice Evelyn’s age!
In her desperation, Evelyn makes a wicked wager with the handsome Duke, that her mare can beat his stallion in a turf match race. The Duke states that a mare can never beat a stallion, but he takes Lady Evelyn’s bet, commenting that it is only handful of horses…but those horses are Evelyn’s life, and all she has left of her father.
Now it seems Lady Evelyn has gambled her heart along with her beloved horses and stands to lose them both to the Duke.
A wicked wager made in haste, a stolen kiss, an unsuitable suitor and a tragic tumble threaten everything Lady Evelyn one held dear. She and the Duke will struggle with passion and pride…and learn that maybe one is not worth the other.
Will Evelyn lose her prized stable to the Duke…or will she lose her heart?