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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  • Riley

    the slytherin/hufflepuff ship we deserve...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Tessa Dare writes historical romance like no other and I will forever bow to the queen. This was SO heckin' charming.TW: pedophilia (in the past), grooming (in the past)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • JenReadsRomance

    Hm. Well. I'm going to be working through some things here and this is 100% spoiler-filled and without tags. Enter at your own risk. This is really rough and I will probably continue to edit at will. ...

  • Addie H

    On Kindle sale today 20th Jan 2020 USD 1.99(Tropes: Unstarched (him), Wallflower / Spinster, Class Difference, Enemies to Lovers, Opposites Attract) 4.5 stars!!I’ve been on a pretty lousy romance re...

  • EmBibliophile

    4.5 stars“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...

  • Anne

    Penelope loves animals.All kinds of jacked-up animals that nobody else wants. All Gabriel Duke wants is to flip the house next door to hers and sell it for a nice profit. Besides the newfangled hot wa...

  • Lana ??Dirty Girl Romance??

    5 STARS She was a fool. A naïve, trusting, sheltered fool. And Gabe wanted to corrupt her so damned badly, his bones ached. See that pile of satisfied reader goo in the corner? The one clutching he...

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog??

    5 STARSI'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 these ...