The Wallflower Wager

The Wallflower Wager

They call him the Duke of Ruin.

To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door.

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.

Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.

When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.

Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?

And a two-legged dog.

And a foul-mouthed parrot.

And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . .

Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.

Not if he ruins her first.

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  • Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance

    8/20/2019AAAANDDD TRYNA START MY COME BACK FROM BOOK-DEATH WITH A BANGGGWhat better way to ease my way back into reading than a Tessa Dare novel?Here goes5 UNSURPRISING, TOTALLY KNEW I'D LOVE IT STARS...

  • Anovelqueen

    ***4.5*** STARSTessa Dare has proven once again why she is one of the BEST historical romance writers of all time....consistency. I cannot say a bad thing about any of her books and this one ranks top...

  • Diem

    'Lady Penelope Campion has a heart for wild and wounded creatures … but this Duke won’t be tamed.' (found on Tessa Dare's website)*cackles for 5 minutes straight*...

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog??

    ❤5 STARS❤I'm so in love with The Wallflower Wager, this is the best!I fall in love with everything and esecially the characters!I couldn't get enough of them.I laughed,I swooned and I melted with ...

  • ?lleskelle - teamSren? ?I like big b00ks?

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I'm now looking at craiglist for possible parrots rescues, lol!GAH! I couldn't love this book more!This was such a real treat to read, delightful in every respect...

  • Claire Robinson

    4 - "You've met your match..." Stars!The third book in the Girl Meets Duke series finally gives us animal lover; Lady Penelope Campion’s story. Paired up with the Duke of Ruin as Gabriel Duke is kno...

  • Nicola

    Having loved the first two books in Tessa Dare’s Girl Meets Duke series, I couldn’t wait to dive into this and see what delights lay in store for the group’s very own Dr. Dolittle, Penny. They c...

  • Angie

    "No one can be reduced to numbers in a ledger, or a stack of banknotes, or a single silver coin. We are humans, with souls and hearts and passion and love. Every last one of us is priceless. Even you...

  • Esther

    ARC provided by Edelweiss and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.I'm the odd one here with my three star rating, but I just had some issues with this storyline and characters. In my humble opi...

  • Alba and Her Secrets..?

    5 'My beast in shinning armor' Stars!ARC provided by the author/publisher via Edelweiss+.And Tessa Dare does it again, people! I am completely in love with this series and this new novel is absolutely...