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  1. Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance says:


  2. Diem Diem says:

    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

  3. Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ says:

    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 two.Tessa Dare delivers a sweet,heartwarming and steamy romance Penny and Gabe are my favorite couple.I love their banter, they have an amazing chemistry.I laughed a lot with these two.Their dialogues were fun,entairten and sweet.There were some really hot and intense moments too to make you swoon Penny is such a sweetheart, I loved her so much.She was kind,sweet and so lovely.Gabe is sexy, handsome and I loved how he felt for her.This one has all the sweet feels.I highly recommend it After the Duchess Deal this is my new favorite in the series

  4. Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ says:

    5 STARS I m now looking at craiglist for possible parrots rescues, lol GAH I couldn t love this book This was such a real treat to read, delightful in every respect.The Wallflower s Wager was incredibly hilarious, charming and hot, SO, so hot I m talking positively scalding steam here If you re looking for a pick me up, call off the search, this is the book you ve been looking for YES, YES, OOH YES A neighbors to lovers pauper and the princess trope beast and the wallflower No one pays much attention to me The injustice in that statement confounded him How could no one be paying attention to her Over the past few days, he d been unable to concentrate on anyone or anything but her I just can t get enough of Tessa Dare s sassy and quirky heroines entangling themselves with prickly, roguish men Lady Penelope Campion or Penny, had me howling with laughter all throughout Pretty Girl She might be my favorite heroine from this series thus far I know I could have said so far but after reading a historical romance, one is compelled to employ words like thus , atop , drawers or column of arousal you know, the usual LOL From the previous books we knew Penny would be fun and eccentric, but I hadn t expected all the layers from her character She s such a lovable heroine, she s got the sass, the brain, the biggest heart and doesn t shy from her feelings even if it means poking at the beastly man next door She was a fool A naive, trusting, sheltered fool And Gabe wanted to corrupt her so damned badly, his bones ached This book has got to have the most entertaining and perfect meet cute ever Not even 5% in and I was already full on guffawing all the while worshipping at the altar that was the potent chemistry between Gabriel and Penny on their first encounter.Gabriel Duke knows better than reaching for what isn t for him, or so he s been taught over and over again during his upbringing One look at Lady Penelope Campion is enough to confirm she s not for the likes of him Self made man, ruthless business man, definetly not a gentleman He didn t earn his Duke of Ruin s title for nothing I flat out fell in lust love and everything that follows, with Gabriel Duke I felt seen and understood after reading that simply put but oh so effective first description of him by Penelope Lord but he was a big, beautiful beast of a man There was just so much of him Tall, broad, powerfully muscled And utterly bare, save for that thin bit of toweling and his thick, dark hair My, he had a great deal of hair Not only plastered in damp curls on his head but defining the hard line of his jaw And lightly furring his chest Yes, I m shallow like that But you know what He s proven himself to be than just that perfect body, a man with integrity and intense sense of care and loyalty, definitely a hero to swoon over.On the pretense to protect his business interests selling the house he s just renovated next door to Penny, he s agreed to save Penny s whole animal rescue menagerie Both she and Gabriel are on a mission to find them good homes so Penny s reputation as a lady can be restored in the eyes of her own brother.They re so different from each other, yet their differences made them so perfect together You are so maddedning You have a way of provoking me, unlike anyone I ve ever known It s as though I become a different person when I m around you, and I m not certain I like her He pulled her to him Ilike her The instant attraction between Penny and Gabe and the resulting tension without a doubt commanded my full attention Something that clearly stood out for me reading The Wallflower s Wager, was the focus on the positive sex scenes between Penny and Gabe Ravishing roguish man yes, but consent on the pages Wallflower of a woman, yes, but taking her pleasure and not shying away from exploring her desire The power exchange and respect interspersed during those scenes made the romance even special in this historical context If I were to lose my virtue, some would deem me worthless You could never be worthless Gabriel Duke You are priceless I don t believe I ve laughed this hard before reading a historical, Penny fighting tooth and nails to protect her animals well being, the whole crew from the previous books defending Penny from the big bad Duke of Ruin, Gabriel efforts to reason Penny Everything was brilliantly orchestrated to deliver the perfect heartfelt romance story.I ve been well and truly ruined by Gabriel Duke Penny decidedly got herself the best Duke of them all Fancy a fuck, love More reviews and book talk at You can find me here too

  5. Aisling Zena Aisling Zena says:

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  6. Angie Angie says:

    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 PennyAs expected, Tessa Dare has once again written a novel that is capable of speaking to so many people on many different levels I myself was able to relate to Penny on such a base level as I see so much of myself in her our shared love of animals, our continued optimism and hope in the face of a not so easy past, and ultimately our yearning for freedom and control over our destinies Her character arc was absolutely one of my favorites Tessa has written so far, and I hope to meet my Gabriel one day I ve built a fortune by spotting things that are undervalued, dusting them off, and selling them at the proper price I know a hidden treasure when I see one GabeSpeaking of Gabriel, he is the epitome of a surly and broody hero, and I loved him so He was sold by his mother when he was young and has fought hard to leave his past behind He makes his fortune by flipping properties and is content to never stay in one place too long, so when Penny and her veritable farm prevent him from making a profit, he vows to help her settle her animals in exchange for her lofty influence But as they spend time together, the Gabe finds himself caring about Penny s various pets and the woman herself, while Penny finds the freedom and love she has been longing for She looked not only desirable, but necessary A part of him The better part, of course The part where his redeeming qualities might be hiding, if indeed he possessed any Gabe doubted he did, but he found himself longing to search her thoroughly, inside and out, just to be sure. And just as the gorgeous cover suggests, this novel turned out to be a lighter romance, a soft and blossoming pink that is warm and contagious but still sweeps down your neck in an all encompassing flush that makes even your toes tingle with warmth Penny s animals proved to be such entertaining secondary characters, while Penny s human friends were pure comedic gold what with birthing goats and seconds and thirds I m ashamed that I haven t read Emma and Alex s books yet, but seeing Ash and Chase here has definitely prompted me to bump them up on my tbr I d recommend this to every romance reader, especially those who love HRs with relatable heroines, surly heroes with a soft underbelly, and a lovely courtship propelled by goats and kittens.My Gabriel Duke, the Duke of Ruin, with his ever present scruff. ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

  7. Esther Esther says:

    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 opinion this Historical romances had that contemporary feel that seems to be fairly prevalent in HR Review to come closer to publication.

  8. Sahitya Sahitya says:

    As all you friends already know, I m not much of a reader of historical romances, but when I discovered this series at the end of last year, I was surprised by how fun I found it and have been very excited for this third installment since then I never ever expected to get this ARC though, so that was another delightful surprise.Lady Penelope Campion aka Penny was always the most eccentric of the group and it was finally nice to get to know her better She is a warm, kind and compassionate person with lots of love to give, and shares it with the horde of animals she has rescued I adore the idea of her giving love to those who have been abandoned, and it s very obvious that she would fall for Gabriel because he needs some of it too He has a bad boy reputation, having built his empire from the ground up by ruining quite a few aristocratic families, but in his heart he doesn t believe that he is worthy of being loved They have the most adorable meet cute and an instant attraction to each other, followed by lots of sexual tension I loved watching them grow closer, especially on the pretext of rehoming her animals, and realize that they actually like each other s company They both are also surprisingly sex positive which kinda feels like a contemporary romance, but I thought it was done well and was quite organic to the characters themselves We see the whole gang back again and I was so glad for it While reading about Emma, Alex, Nicola and Penny together is a joy, I was much amused by Ash and Chase They were quite protective of her and gave Gabriel a hard time initially, but the way those three developed a friendship was lovely The bromance was a complete delight and I couldn t contain my chuckles at their antics I really want to see of them together too The first thing I expect from a Tessa Dare romance is lots and lots of banter and this book was no different There s some absolutely silly situations, hilarious banter, lots of animal antics which left me laughing to no end and a swoon worthy romance And among all this entertainment, we also see some hard hitting topics discussed and I thought the author wrote it all beautifully I loved the emphasis on what defines a person s worth and how it s not wealth or station in life or virtue in case of a woman, and that everybody deserves love If you ve already read the previous books in this series, then I m pretty sure you will read this too and I m 100% sure you ll love it If you haven t, but would love to read a historical romance series full of sassy and strong female protagonists, slightly roguish and broody heroes, lots of wicked banter and swoons, then go back and pick up The Duchess Deal first because I promise you, it won t disappoint.

  9. Kayla Brunson Kayla Brunson says:

    I enjoyed this quite a bit The humor and Tessa Dare s writing that you know and love makes this book a great addition to the series I knew Penelope s story was going to be a good one and I wasn t disappointed This book started off with Penny losing her parrot and breaking into her new neighbor s house to catch it You guys, it was a hell of a meet cute Gabe didn t know what to make of her He thought he would be able to stay away, but he couldn t help but fall for the crazy neighbor with all these animals I must say, I think this one was the steamiest to date in this series And I m certainly not mad it The sexual tension between these two was so awesome to read about I couldn t get enough, and I was seriously a fiend for every stolen moment between them She was a fool A naive, trusting, sheltered fool And Gabe wanted to corrupt her so damned badly, his bones ached Penny had a past that really made sense to her character She was easily loveable and we really got to see how big her heart was Although her eccentrics over the animals was quite a bit much at times Gabe was crass and didn t know if he wanted to be a loner or a swoon worthy hero Together these two made a hilariously good match I was really surprised to find out how sex positive this was Penny wasn t one of those ladies that wanted to stay in a neat package and wasn t one to shy away from her sexuality She wanted to give in to her urges and lust She did what she wanted and what felt right to her It was great to see in this book We do get to see our friends from the two previous books and it was quite a treat The humor when all of them get together left me laughing to myself at my work desk Chase and Ash always seemed to make me laugh when they were on the page Throw Gabe into that mix and I almost had tears in my eyes from trying to keep my laughter to myself All in all, besides a few Penny s eccentrics, I loved it This series just gets better and better and I can t wait for the next book I received an ARC via the publisher for an honest review. Quote was taken from an ARC and is subject to change upon publication. The Duchess Deal The Governess Game Blog Instagram Twitter

  10. aarya aarya says:

    2019 Ripped Bodice Summer Bingo Next Door Neighbor Bookstagram Dare at her best Ridiculously funny, heart warming, and poignant You re guaranteed to love it if you ve loved her previous books And if you haven t yet tried Dare, this works as a stand alone despite featuring characters from previous books The Wallflower Wager has the following Slytherin Hufflepuff pairing heroine that is literal manifestation of sunshine and kindness Duke of Ruin hero who is a real softie underneath Overprotective friends who get put in their place y all, let Penny kiss whoever she wants without unnecessary unwanted interference Found family okay, those overprotective friends aren t all bad A discussion of how virginity isn t a measure of worth or something that can be ruined Oh no, a carriage accident What could possibly happen now That s right, sharing a room at the inn A suite of rooms is still forced proximity Regency version of Schr dinger s cat Whorehouse parrots Don t ask A goat that may or may not be breeding spoiler it s breeding A housekeeper slash vampire slash witch slash ghoul slash succubus Three Men and a Goat BabyCW TW protagonist suffered abuse as a child

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The Wallflower Wager 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. ❮Reading❯ ➸ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – he s just the beast next door Wealthy and ruthless [Download] ➽ Insight and Interpretation ➺ Roy Schafer – 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 [EPUB] ✵ Good People in an Evil Time Author Svetlana Broz – 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 [Read] ➵ On a Day Like This ➼ Peter Stamm – Penny sets him a challenge She will part with her precious charges ⚦ [PDF] ✎ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ✶ – if he can find them loving homes.Done [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – 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 [Epub] ❧ Secrecy ➛ Rupert Thomson – an otter [BOOKS] ✸ The Silence and the Roar ⚦ Nihad Sirees – a hedgehog.Easier said than done ❃ Hard Country kindle Epub ❧ Author Robin Robilliard – for a cold blooded bastard who wouldn t know a loving home from a workhouse Soon he s covered in cat hair ❰Reading❯ ➶ The Whale Rider Author Witi Ihimaera – knee deep in adorable [PDF / Epub] ★ The Impossible David Lynch By Todd McGowan – 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.

About the Author: Tessa Dare

Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America s prestigious RITA award twice and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence Booklist magazine named her one of the new stars of historical romance, and her books have been contracted for translation in than a dozen languages.A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.