Friday, June 5, 2015

First Fight Friday: Her Wedding Wager by Leigh Michaels from the Magical Weddings Box Set

Goats solve their differences head-on. They don’t give the silent treatment or yell, they butt heads, and then it’s over.

Cowboy Marvin has learned humans resolve issues differently especially those romantically involved. His curiosity sparked, he has invited authors to stop by on Fridays and share the first fight from one of their books.


Leigh Michaels

     is here for...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from 

Her Wedding Wager
Celia's doomed to an arranged marriage-
unless she can win the most important bet of her life!


Celia nibbled her lower lip. “Tell me honestly, Simon. Do you think I should give up the house party? Send my regrets to Lady Stone and miss the wedding?”

“Hell, no.”

“Don’t pussyfoot about hurting my feelings!” She shuddered. “I’m afraid if I don’t stand up to Uncle on this matter, we’re likely to find ourselves at the altar before Christmas.”

“He seems to have entirely forgotten that he was initially opposed to your going.”

“Really?” Her eyes brightened. “He won’t stand in my way?”

“It seems not. It was brilliant of you to make it a sporting event.”

“I can hardly take credit for you proposing a wager – but if it accomplishes my purpose, I suppose I must be grateful for your suggestion.”

“That reminds, me, Silly – we never set the stakes.”

She shrugged. “Fifty guineas?”

“That’s hardly worth the bother. What happened to your confidence? Of course, you’re putting a lot of faith in this so-called fairy godmother. What if she turns out to be a witch instead?”

She tipped her head to one side. “You should want me to win, Simon, because my victory will set you free too. If I lose, Uncle Rupert will redouble his efforts to marry us off to each other. Very well – let’s make it five hundred. That’s a small price to pay for your freedom.”

“That sum should be enough to keep your mind focused,” he said dryly. “Done.”

She held out her hand. “And don’t forget the public apology you promised when I win.”

Copyright © Leigh Michaels

Her Wedding Wager by Leigh Michaels

Celia's doomed to an arranged marriage-
unless she can win the most important bet of her life!

Leigh Michaels has a knack for bringing characters to life. Until the very end I was unsure of the outcome for the characters I had come to love ... Reminiscent of Jane Austen-Suite 101

Her Wedding Wager 
is a Regency novella in

The Magical Weddings Box Set
15 authors, 15 books, 15 happy endings!

Whether real or only in the hearts of the bride and groom, the magic of weddings is undeniable. And irresistible! As these 15 enchanting happily-ever-afters by bestselling and award-winning authors prove.

From sweet to spicy, the romances bundled into this set, 14 of them new releases, cross time and unite hearts, cast spells of laughter, battle wedding jitters and fight back tears, while weaving love’s hopeful magic throughout 1400 pages.

available June 16th on
pre-order your copy now!

More by Leigh Michaels

LEIGH MICHAELS is the award-winning and national best-selling author of more than 100 books, including historical romance, contemporary romance, and non-fiction. More than 35 million copies of her books are in print in 25 languages and 120 countries. A six-time finalist in the RITA contest, she teaches romance writing at Gotham Writers Workshop and is the author of On Writing Romance. HER WEDDING WAGER is a novella set in the Regency period.

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