‘I absolutely adored it. I laughed out loud numerous times… Love her writing.’ Jodi Picoult on The Governess Game
This summer’s must read from New York Times bestselling author that’s perfect for fans of Georgette Heyer.
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 neighbour 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.
Rising to the challenge, Gabriel, who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse, is bewitched by the shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. But now she’s set her heart and mind on saving him…
Not if he ruins her first.
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Readers Love Tessa Dare
‘When it comes to historical romance, for me, no one beats Tessa Dare and this is definitely one of her best. It sparkles with all of Dare's usual humour and wit, and the romance is hot, hot, hot. I started this on my way home from work one Thursday evening and had the whole thing finished that night.
I couldn’t put it down
‘The main characters, Gabriel and Lady Penelope, are to die for – I loved their first meeting so much. It was funny yet cute and sexy all at the same time…Their story is beautiful’
I like this style of fiction – always have since Georgette Heyer times and these series of novels are only reminding me of her but with a small diversion towards modern times – the heroines are less missish and more feisty and not afraid to have sex with their suitors.
I am also, always a sucker for stories with cute animals and hedgehogs in pockets are the best yet’
‘A beautiful and sexy read’ – Frost Magazine
‘injecting just the right chemistry between her characters, Dare delivers another fine romance with a dose of good humour’. – WOMAN’S WEEKLY
‘Prepare to swoon over the latest historical romance from Tessa Dare’ and described it as ‘A sparkling romance, with just the right amount of humour.’ – WOMAN Magazine
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The third addition to Tessa Dare’s Girl Meets Duke series, The Wallflower Wager is a fun historical romance that can be read on its own, or as part of the series. The book charts the burgeoning relationship between quirky Lady Penelope Campion and her rugged, magnetic neighbour, brought about by Campion’s horde of hilariously strange pets. With fast-paced, witty dialogue and an extremely modern approach to sex and romance, Dare has created a unique and steamy historical romance that stands above its more traditional genre contemporaries.
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Funny and captivating
I was immediately hooked on this book once I started! Funny and so captivating that I read it all in one sitting!