“Dunmore is my new find in historical romance. Her A League of Extraordinary Women series is extraordinary.”—Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Bookish suffragist Catriona Campbell is busy: An ailing estate, academic writer’s block, a tense time for England’s women’s rights campaign—the last thing she needs is to be stuck playing host to her father’s distractingly attractive young colleague.
Deeply introverted Catriona lives for her work at Oxford and her fight for women’s suffrage. She dreams of romance, too, but since all her attempts at love have ended badly, she now keeps her desires firmly locked inside her head—until she climbs out of a Scottish loch after a good swim and finds herself rather exposed to her new colleague.
Elias Khoury has wheedled his way into Professor Campbell’s circle under false pretenses: he did not come to Oxford to classify ancient artefacts, he is determined to take them back to his homeland in the Middle East. Winning Catriona’s favor could be the key to his success. Unfortunately, seducing the coolly intense lady scholar quickly becomes a mission in itself and his well-laid plans are in danger of derailing...
Forced into close proximity in Oxford’s hallowed halls, two very different people have to face the fact that they might just be a perfect match. Soon, a risky new game begins that asks Catriona one more time to put her heart and wildest dreams at stake.
About the Author
Evie Dunmore wrote her USA Today bestselling series inspired by the magical scenery of Oxford and her passion for romance, women pioneers, and all things Victorian. In her civilian life, she is a consultant with a M.Sc. in diplomacy from Oxford. Evie lives in Berlin and pours her fascination with nineteenth-century Britain into her writing.
Praise for Evie Dunmore
"With her smart, well-researched stories and wildly appealing characters, Evie Dunmore has a unique ability to write historical romance for the modern reader. Evie Dunmore is my favorite new historical romance author!"—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
“This series balances friendship, politics, history, and romance in just the right mix.”—U.S. Representative Katie Porter
“Evie Dunmore manages to do the impossible: give us the swoonworthy historical romance we want, but modernize it with a dash of feminism and gender equality that makes it unlike anything else in the genre. Catriona and Elias’s story bridges cultures and gender gaps, conquering nations and conquered ones, and reminds us that with love, all differences are surmountable.”—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Dunmore writes the smartest, sexiest historical romances out there...Sparks fly as chess matches both real and figurative play out between the two whip-smart lovers—The Gentleman’s Gambit absolutely sizzles!"—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author
“I’ve loved all of Evie Dunmore’s exquisite novels, but The Gentleman’s Gambit is my absolute favorite. This book has everything: richly detailed history, unforgettable characters, immersive settings, swoon worthy romance, electric chemistry, stunning prose, and so much heart...An extraordinary novel!”—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author
“Remarkably sexy and surprisingly complex...A novel that crackles with tension and pulls on every heartstring: perfection.”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author on Portrait of a Scotsman
"Anyone who binge-watched Bridgerton needs this feminist regency romance on their radar."—Cosmopolitanon Portrait of a Scotsman
"Dunmore is in a league of her own with these romances! Vivid, magical and with a steam factor that'll make you get up and open a window in your house. An absolute triumph and a joy to read."—Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author on Portrait of a Scotsman
"Rich with passion, brimming with history, and alive with feminist insight, The Gentleman’s Gambit is a literary treasure trove for lovers of Victorian romance. Evie Dunmore once again proves her mastery of the genre, crafting a story that resonates as profoundly with modern sensibilities as it does with historical authenticity. Absolutely brilliant from the first page to the last."—Mimi Matthews, USA Today bestselling author
"The perfect finale to one of my favourite historical romance series ever. I adored Catriona's story. Evie Dunmore writing is always beautiful, thoughtful, smart and sexy - in short, she's so talented she makes me horribly jealous. Bump The Gentleman's Gambit up your TBR immediately."—Beth O'Leary, international bestselling author
"A bold, illuminating finale to a feminist romance series."—Kirkus Reviews
“The protagonists are as sharp and forward thinking as series fans will expect, and there’s plenty of sensuality to keep the pages turning. It’s a top-notch series ender.”—Publishers Weekly