The Rogue and the Wallflower

Collette Cameron
The Rogue and the Wallflower
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Blue Rose Romance
Release Date
June 2017
Book 5 of The Honorable Rogues™
Horror Romance

He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he must never marry her.

Love—sentimental drivel for 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 a rampart of cynicism and distrust. He's put aside all thoughts of marrying 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 noblewoman, she's far above his humble station and can never be his.

Love—a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face.
Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona Atterberry believes she's utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of shyness. 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.
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 to heal their wounded hearts?

This Beauty and the Beast Regency historical by a USA Today bestselling author will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.

If you enjoy reading second chance, wounded hero, or ugly duckling stories with a dash of suspense, a sprinkle of humor, and spellbinding emotion then you'll adore Collette Cameron's tantalizing A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES. Buy THE WALLFLOWER'S WICKED WAGER and settle into your favorite reading nook for a rousing romantic adventure you can't put down.

Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.

Book Review by Dawn (reviewer)
Dec 18, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
71 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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