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Early Review: The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

Posted on Aug 3, 2019 with No comments

Aug 3, 2019

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.



Entertaining! The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare will strike a chord. What a fantastic array of characters presented in a crafty and witty style!  Penelope's story comes to life in this charming and passionate telling of two lost souls.  She is the champion of the lost and unwanted that will endear all readers.  Gabriel has no idea that he has found what he has been searching for his entire life, living right next door.  This epigrammatic romance delivers a love story that will have you smiling and at times grieving alongside the characters and their struggles.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series.  

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Publisher: AVON
Pub Date: August 13, 2019

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