The Wallflower's Wicked Wager

Collette Cameron
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager
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Publisher
Blue Rose Romance
Release Date
June 2017
ISBN
9781944973919
Series
Book 5 of A Waltz with a Rogue Novella
Genre
Horror Romance

SUMMARY
He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he couldn't ever marry her.

A wounded hero.
Love—sentimental drivel for insipid, weak, feckless fools.
Since an explosion ravaged Captain Morgan Le Draco's face and cost him his commission in the Royal Dragoons, he's fortified himself behind an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Now destitute and shunned by the very society that once lauded his heroics, he's put aside all thoughts of marrying and having a family. Until he risks his life to save a drowning woman. At once, Morgan knows Shona's the balm for his tortured soul, but as a wealthy, titled noblewoman, she's too far above his humble station and can never be his.

An intrepid wallflower.
Love—a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face.
Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry believes she's utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of gauche shyness, until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can't deny her immediate, powerful, and sensual attraction to him. Despite how ill-suited they are and innuendos that Captain Le Draco is a fortune-hunter, she cannot escape her growing fascination.

Two damaged souls searching for love.
Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts?

Warning: This book contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you'll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own tantalizing romantic tales.

For a heartwarming, inspiring story about the power of love, purchase your copy today of T

Book Review by Dawn (reviewer)
Dec 18, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
8 people found the following review helpful
Two broken souls mend together...

When Morgan sees a lady fall into a pond, he instinctively jumps in to rescue her. It's just in his nature. And when the woman needs someone to help shield her from the overzealous suitor who is chasing her, well Morgan steps in to be her savior. But when she starts to stir feelings inside him, he's not sure if he can be the knight in shining armor she deserves.

Shona isn't like the other ladies of the ton and she's growing used to the shaming that comes along with it. So when she sees her rescuer is scarred from the horrors of war, she knows they both have experienced the pain of trying to fit in. And she's drawn to the captain like no other man. If only she could convince him that they belong together, despite his reservations.

This was a quick and easy read. I'll be reading two full-length novels by this author in the near future so when I snagged this one up to review, I knew I had to read it first. It gave me a taste of what I can expect from this author's writing and I'm definitely looking forward to checking out more of her work.

Our pair were not what I would consider to be our usual leads. Our hero is missing an eye and his face is disfigured. And the heroine is a full-figured outsider who seems to be as timid as a mouse in the beginning. But when the pair came together, something magical happened that made them both larger than life characters. Their story was simple, yet I was never bored by it. The romance was tame, however, it was incredibly sweet. A good read, overall.
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