The Scot's Wager by Hannah Morse (Perdition Club #3)

Heather jumped into the middle of the Perdition Club series because she's read and enjoyed Hannah Morse's historical fiction before and The Scot's Wager looked like an intriguing premise... 

From the Blurb:

Welcome to The Perdition Club, where the wine is sweet but the revenge is sweeter.

Danny Taggart, the son of a Scottish baronet, has traveled from the distant windswept shores of the Orkney Islands to seek revenge on the man who ruined his sister a decade ago. Posing as a dissolute rake, he infiltrates the ranks of the nobility to get close to his mark, the Earl of Meadshead. Danny plays his part well, but as he’s nearing his quarry, a pair of blue eyes and a head of blonde curls atop a mountain of a man distracts him.

Cecil Tarr spends his nights pouring drunk nobs into their carriages, breaking up fights, and removing cheats from the premises at the Perdition Club. He hardly spares a thought for the young rakes who spend their time drinking and gambling away their fortunes—until one catches his eye. The Scot is handsome as sin, but Danny represents everything Cecil reviles about the upper crust of society. Maybe he’d feel differently if he wasn’t the bastard son of the repugnant Earl of Meadshead.

When Danny discovers Cecil holds a grudge against Meadshead even larger than his own, the two men join forces to keep the Earl from ruining any more lives. If they fail, the Earl's next victim will be shackled to him forever as his bride. As the attraction between them boils over, will they be able to keep the Earl in their sights, or will they be blinded by their passion? Can love really conquer all?

Heather's Review:

I always love a book where a character isn't quite what he seems at the beginning of the book and The Scot's Wager delivers that in spades... Danny is the consummate actor as he adopts the rakish ways of town to plot against the Earl who wronged his family.... 

And Cecil, omg, what a sweetheart!  Tucked away in the Perdition Club, waiting on the wastrels and rakes... 

The two of them together is spicy, and the layers that the intrigue that Danny's started adds to the book make this a fun and delicious read!  I devoured the entire book in one sitting because I couldn't wait to see what happened next!

I've added the other books in the multi-author series to my TBR, but this book can easily be read standalone because I did too!

Rating: 5 Stars