Review Tour: A Game of Chance by Lauren Linwood

A Game of Chance By Lauren Linwood Release date Jan 8 th , 2014 Blurb Gambler Jed Stone journeys to California to track down Simon Morgan, t...

A Game of Chance
By Lauren Linwood
Release date Jan 8th, 2014

Gambler Jed Stone journeys to California to track down Simon Morgan, the man responsible for his best friend’s death. Arrested for robbery and murder upon arrival, Jed is shocked to see his face on a wanted poster. He escapes before his hanging, unaware that the man guilty of those crimes is the twin brother he never knew existed. In a case of mistaken identity, Jed acquires the most famous whorehouse in San Francisco in a rigged card game his twin is meant to win.
Lily Frontiere takes over running Lucky Lil’s from her dying mother, the house madam who shielded her by sending her away to boarding school. Lily’s intelligence and astonishing resemblance to her mother help in her charade, but she’s entered a world she knows little about. She clashes with the handsome stranger who turns up with the deed to Lucky Lil’s in hand, yet she is attracted to the charming risk taker.
Jed asks Madam Lil to stay on as he learns the business and is fooled by Lily’s performance until he stumbles upon the real Madam Lil and learns the truth behind Lily’s deception. His admiration for Lily blossoms into love.
But Simon Morgan seeks both Lily’s hand and ownership of Lucky Lil’s—and he will go to any means to possess both. Will Jed foil his nemesis while bringing his outlaw brother to justice and win Lily’s love?

A fake madam for the “right” twin brother
3.5 stars!
Hotness factor: sweet almost innocent


Lily Frontiere and Jed Stone were fated to be meet. Even as Lily played the part of an older madam and thought that he might be someone less reputable, they still fell for each over. Jed went to San Francisco for revenge but found his long lost family and love.

This was a sweet and entertaining story about mistaken identities in the 19th century. The prologue and opening scene were great hooks and a good opening for a mystery. However I think the blurb gave took story away and the fact that we (the readers) knew so much more than the characters, was a little irritating at times. So much was going on for us but not enough for them. I don’t like to put any spoilers on my reviews so I’ll have to ask you to grab a copy and check it out for yourself. I can guaranty that the beginning alone will grab your interest! 

Author Info

As a child, Lauren Linwood gathered her neighborhood friends together and made up stories for them to act out, her first venture into creating memorable characters. Following her passion for history and love of learning, she became a teacher who began writing on the side to maintain her sanity in a sea of teenage hormones.
Lauren’s novels focus on two of her favorite eras, medieval times and the American Old West. History is the backdrop that places her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire and yearning for one another grows into the deep, tender, treasured gift of love.
Lauren, a native Texan, lives in a Dallas suburb with her family. An avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan, she manages stress by alternating yoga with five mile walks. She is thinking about starting a support group for Pinterest and House Hunters addicts.
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