In Improper Wager, Isabella is in Milan where she frequents the gaming tables at the Royal Opera House, La Scala. I have no idea why gambling tables would be in an opera house, but apparently it was a frequent occurrence.
At least there was the possibility of good music while you gambled!
Sometimes the turn of a card changes your life.
years ago, Isabella Harrington defied her parents and society, and ran
off with her lover to Milan. They thought they'd conquer the world at
the gaming tables. But her dream of happily-ever-after led to nothing
but debts and a shattered heart.
Abandoned and left on her own in
a foreign city with little but her wits and skill, Isabella managed to
survive. Survive and thrive, commanding the cards until she won enough
to send for a very particular matchmaker.
Isabella needed a way
back into the society she shunned and what better way than through a
proper, aristocratic marriage? And this matchmaker of note would be her
key back home to England.
Traveling the Continent, Jonathon, Duke
of Strathmore, agreed to meet the mysterious Miss Harrington. Wary of
the rumors surrounding her, a woman who vanished from London with only
scandalous tales left in her wake, he hadn't counted on the intriguing
Isabella to thoroughly capture his attention.
Will a game of cards change both their fates? Will she become a mistress or a duchess?
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