His Lordship's Last Wager (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #3) by Miranda Davis

His Lordship's Last Wager (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #3)

How does London’s most charming war hero rehabilitate the inveterate ton termagant, Lady Jane Babcock? In a word: cautiously.

Details His Lordship's Last Wager (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #3)

TitleHis Lordship's Last Wager (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #3)
Release DateDec 24th, 2017
PublisherAspen Street Press, LLC
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Did Not Finish, Regency

Reviews His Lordship's Last Wager (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #3)

  • Christina ~ Brunette Reader
    4,5 Stars As with the previous two books in The Horsemen of The Apocalypse series, Miranda Davis had delivered another delicious Regency romp and another lovely romance smoothly blended together. It’s a match of wits, wills and hearts. Lady Jane and Lord Seelye, the feisty heiress and the impoverished dandy make for a very engaging couple, leading the reader on a merry chase from London to Ireland and back and punctuating their mad-camp adventu...
  • Ursula
    Wow. Anyone interested in canals and locks and how they all work in England? If so, this is the book for you. I struggled to maintain my interest and barely made it through to the end.There was only one really interesting part in this book, and that was when the hero told his war story (rescued his mate in Spain). That was fascinating. But the whole bear rescue/canal trip and so-called "wagers" regarding getting people hitched by the end of the s...
  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
    The long awaited third instalment of Miranda Davis' deliciously, quirky Horsemen of the Apocalypse Regency Romance series in which the previously dreadful Lady Jane Babcock gets her comeuppance when she clashes with the secret object of her affection, Lord Seelye Burton. A ridiculous journey ensues concerning one brown bear, a crazy boat trip across England's canals and the seemingly mismatched couple finally putting aside their differences to fi...
  • Marquise
    Well, wasn't this a tremendous letdown. Seelye was my favourite Horseman, and this book ruined him beyond repair for me, partly for the terrible story the author gave him and partly for the horrible heroine he got hitched with, who was already shaping up to be unpromisingly obnoxious in past installments, but whom I'd not have thought of as (view spoiler)[a rapist. There's no other way to qualify her forcing herself on Seelye. (hide spoiler)]And ...
  • OLT
    (3.5 stars) In 2012 by happenstance I came upon a $0.99 HR with an unusual plot by an unknown author. At the time I read it, it had very few reviews, but it was a delightful read and became a big hit. Yeah, of course, I'm talking about THE DUKE'S TATTOO and my review here is about the long-awaited third entry in Miranda Davis's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse series.Unlike most HR authors, Davis hasn't been churning out myriad sub-quality novels ...
  • Searock
    Update! I'm finished and feel "topped up". It was wonderful.The whole series is fun, but Seelye's story has it all: Fab banter between all the characters; brilliant scenes between the horsemen; one of my favorite heroes of all time; some of the best side characters (I'm looking at you, George!); a bit of "road romance"; some shocking turns, and the loveliest denouement ever, ever. *sigh*(Question: Is there such a thing as an Oxford semi-colon?)Re...
  • Mary
    There's just something so satisfying about a Taming of the Shrew book. From the prologue teased at the end of The Baron's Betrothal (I've said before it's a torture device - it's true), we knew this book was going to be a raucous ride. I love my heroines headstrong and my heroes highhanded – I love the clashes; the more fireworks, mayhem and collateral damage dragged into the hurricane the better. That said, it also takes a deft author to deliv...
  • Keri
    While this didn't have the punch that the first book did, it was still fun in a lot of ways. Seeyle has come back from the war a different man and Jane has become a differnt woman than the imp that Lord Seeyle knew. We met Jane in the first book and she wasn't a nice person and she hadn't changed a bit. She has her reasons, misguided though they are. It took our hero awhile to see the error of her ways and it took Seeyle awhile to see the error o...
  • Alice
    Book 3,of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse Lord Sealy's turn at matrimonial blundering. This is a clash between a witty, elegant dandy and the sister of his childhood friend George, the Duke of Bath. Lady Jane has turned into a diamond of the first water and has been rejecting suitors right and left waiting for Lord Sealy's return from the war. Unfortunately war is what she gets when she meets him again after 10 years. How this involves a bear is...
  • Sara
    Unstoppable force meets immovable object (until he moves)I have loved all the books in this series. The reason being that its heroines are intrepid self possess intelligent women that take charge of their lives and the heroes are men that try to catch up as best they can. If you're looking for a well researched, impeccable written fun adventure romance, you've come to the right place. Enjoy, books like these are few and far between.
  • Sonia189
    Several compelling scenes and situations, very good character development but it also had some boring moments here and there which sort of made me not want to read sometimes.But still curious about the last one!
  • HR-ML
    DNF at 45%. The Duke's Tattoo (Horsemen Apocalypse #1) & The Baron's Betrothal (Horsemen Apocalypse #2) were vastly superior, IMO. This time the romance was secondary. Spoiled Lady Jane at nearly 11 loved Lord Seelye, a 2nd son, who went off to war against Napoleon. They met again, 10 years on, when the hero, now awar hero, sniped @Jane RE the news she harshly rejected all suitors. In kind, she castigated the nrly insolvent hero. They conducted t...
  • Ewa
    I've waited almost 5 years for this book. It was even better than I expected. Ms Davis improved her writing craft (it wasn't bad! but still got better) and wrote a very clever story. One star down because I'm not a fan of madcap road trip theme. I loved the romance and the fact that heroine was so stubborn trying to achieve her goals. I hope the plan for a fourth book will come to fruition.
  • SidneyKay
    Yeahhhh!!!It's been a long time, almost 5 years since Miranda Davis' last book. Finally - finally!!! The wait was over! I put all my other books aside and plunged in. Before I begin, I must say I read my story with a Nook device and there was a formatting snafu which I found irritating, but I learned to live with it. Back to the story. Miranda Davis writes books which are longer than most other romance books around. And, while I am one of the peo...
  • Sarah
    A Fun Regency RomanceFirst off - the subtitle is a bit misleading because I don't feel that Jane and Seeyle are ever bitter enemies. Yes, they greatly misunderstand each other and such, but it's never bitter. Otherwise, Miranda Davis has created another wonderful Regency romance. It's well researched and relevant to the time period (not a 'historical' romance that can be dropped into any time period since it lacks any real historical substance). ...
  • Julia DeBarrioz
    This was great fun, I really enjoyed it. Definitely a one of a kind plot in this genre! The historical detail and the dialogue are both to die for. Bravo!We don't really like the heroine of this book when we meet her in the first installment, but she instantly grew on me here. She's strong, smart, and feisty. More heroine's like this in literature, everyone, please!! I wanted to smack the hero every time he told her how to change to attract a man...
  • Ritsky
    The four years waiting is paid off. Definitely my favorite of the series so far!!! I enjoyed reading this book. I mean it. I savored each sentence and when I reached the end of the book, i wished there were more. Seelye has been my favorite among the four, and love-hate relationship isone of my favourite theme. Regarding the last one, Ms Davis has done very well with this one. The main characters are likable - if not lovable! I like the developme...
  • Jane Harris
    Loved the BearI have now read three books about the "Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse ". Each is better than the one before. All are very entertaining and all are very different from each other. The main characters of each are carried forward and referred to in the next book of the series. This one about a man, a woman, a bear and a boat trip is great fun, romantic, and well researched. I have never read a Regency romance that referenced canals in...
  • Bookworm
    I am a huge fan of this series. The first two books had me rolling on the floor laughing. Seelye and Jane’s story didn’t read as easily as the first two but was still very entertaining and had lovely witty banter that helped pull it off. Not my favorite in the series but certainly worth the read. I appreciate the historical accuracy but it seems that the effort to provide historical factoids and descriptions bogged down the writing in some pl...
    Delightful!Yes, this is a historical HEA so there is that over-arching plot. But, the whole getting to the HEA was full of great and often humorous dialogue, really different settings, colorful characters (these are the Four Horsemen after all), and a bear. Add in a way too impulsive heroine who has little concern for consequences along with a brutally honest yet soft-hearted hero and the novel is set for abundant misadventure. Simply delightful,
  • Liewen
    I think the book could have been better with more carefuly edited first chapters (they somewhat lacked rythm) but, once the bear appeared, the book was as good as the previous ones. Also, I'm a sucker for historical road movies, especially when set in unusual but thoroughly searched surroundings (here, the South England canals).The book is as fun and well written as the previous books in the series, and I seriously hope we'll be able to read the ...
  • Peg Hughes
    BrilliantMs Davis has a unique and engaging voice in the current world of historical romance. Her books are spicy, witty and full of fascinating historical detail. Its also interesting to see a female version of the unpleasant character redeemed -its so often in such stories the male character whose previous shabbiness is redeemed by love. Hopefully we will in due course see Percy and Iphigenia reach their HEA ,together if you please !
  • Donna Foster
    I have waited 2 years for this!And it was well worth it ! She has such a great sense of humor she can make the dialogue awesome it makes you laugh out loud! I just love her stories I can't wait for the next one! If you haven't read the other two you're missing something wonderful!
  • Lc Dolphin
    Another amazing book by Miranda Davis. These two are made for each other, but a lot seems to be getting in the way, not least is the war and a loveable bear. There are spots that seem a bit slow, but I so enjoyed all the history, and it added so much to this story. I am impatiently waiting for the 4th book in this series.
  • Mary
    I have been waiting for this for over three years and was so worth the wait! I wanted to punch the MC’s early on but just loved watching them fall in love. And who doesn’t need a tamed bear! And no this is not a stand alone. It’s woven in and out of the prior Horsemen’s stories. And the ending was IN-credible!
  • Cheryl
    A very enjoyable read.I have read the previous two books in this series and this one was as good as they were. Witty dialog, a unique story and we'll written. The book was truly enjoyable. Can't wait till the next one.
  • Shirley Hamlod
    This has been a brilliant read. I had to stay up to finish it! The book is really funny in places. One of my favourite parts is the forfeit from the Horsemans’ wager at the end! It is good fun and possibly unrealistic but who cares? I loved it! Book 4 about Percy must appear soon. Please Miranda.