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The Balloonist’s Wager by Sandra Sookoo is a Celebrate Audiobook Month #historicalromance #audiobook

Title: The Balloonist’s Wager

Author: Sandra Sookoo

Genre: Historical romance, Regency romance

Book Blurb:

Flying is wonderful, but romance is sublime if it’s with the right person.

Fearless and impulsive, Lady Anne Lewis, daughter of the Earl of Doverton, is not the usual ton lady. Nor does she want to be, for she’s worked the bulk of her adult life at being a balloonist. At eight and twenty she wants to make her stamp as an inventor and more importantly, show the beau monde she’s not a laughingstock for wanting to fly. What is romance compared to that ultimate freedom?

Well-read Benedict Urquhart, Viscount Worthington is a man who values peace and order over all else in his life. After attaining the rank of captain in the military, he refuses to use it, for he was naught but a coward on the field. He wants a surcease from guilt and a way to gather the courage he lacked years ago, regardless of his dull work as an actuary. None of that can be found by marrying and furthering his line.

When a freak accident throws Benedict from his horse, his placid life takes an abrupt turn upon meeting the distracting and unrepentant woman manning the runaway hot-air balloon. Anne’s ecstatic about the new distance she’s covered and gives the handsome, incensed viscount a field promotion to her unlikely assistant. Despite their differences as well as the desire simmering between them, they become allies when a wager is thrown down. If they’re fortunate, the prize won at the end will bring exactly what they both needed all along but were too obstinate to see.

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What makes this a must-listen audiobook?

The heroine is a lady balloonist. She quests after adventure and the thrill of the moment. The hero firmly keeps his feet on the ground and doesn’t take risks. Reactions between them are explosive and prove that opposites do attract.

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs June 1 – June 30.

Drawing will be held on July 1.

Author Biography:

Sandra Sookoo is a USA Today bestselling author who firmly believes every person deserves acceptance and a happy ending. She’s written for publication since 2008. Most days you can find her creating scandal and mischief in the Regency-era, serendipity and happenstance in the Victorian era, or historical romantic suspense complete with mystery and intrigue. Reading is a lot like eating chocolates—you can’t just have one book. Good thing they don’t have calories!

When she’s not wearing out computer keyboards, Sandra spends time with her real-life Prince Charming in Central Indiana where she’s been known to bake cookies and make moments count because the key to life is laughter. A Disney fan since the age of ten, when her soul gets bogged down and her imagination flags, a trip to Walt Disney World is in order. Nothing fuels her dreams more than the land of eternal happy endings, hope and love stories.

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Jun 14, 2022

Definitely adding to my tbr, love audiobooks


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Jun 14, 2022

Thank you, Sandra, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month event! This sounds so lovely.

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