[[ PDF / Epub ]] ★ The Wallflower Wager Author Tessa Dare – 1sm.info
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 24 11 18 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 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 forYES, YES, OOH YES A neighbors to lovers pauper and the princess trope beast and the wallflowerNo 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 herI 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 throughoutPretty 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 doorShe was a fool A naive, trusting, sheltered fool And Gabe wanted to corrupt her so damned badly, his bones achedThis 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 PenelopeLord 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 chestYes, 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 togetherYou 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 herThe 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 contextIf I were to lose my virtue, some would deem me worthless You could never be worthless Gabriel Duke You are pricelessI 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 allFancy a fuck, love More reviews and book talk atYou can find me here too 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 youPennyAs 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 dayI 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 oneGabeSpeaking 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 scruffARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Having loved the first two books in Tessa Dare s Girl Meets Duke series, I couldn t wait to dive into this and see what delights lay in store for the group s very own Dr Dolittle, Penny They called him the Duke of RuinWith a rags to riches background and bit of a reputation to go with it, Gabriel Duke isn t exactly Mr Popular and he and Penny waste no time in bringing us witty repartee and chemistry as they grow closer whilst wrangling Penny s menagerie of pets, who themselves create plenty of giggles along the way I beg your pardon Marigold is not that kind of goatThrow in a bromance between Ash, Chase and Gabe that was just perfection and The Wallflower Wager although not my favourite of the series which largely came down to Penny and Gabriel s relationship feeling less developed than previous couples was a charming, steamy, hilarious and thoroughly enjoyable addition to the series perhaps love can t cure every problem, but it makes the wounds heal a bit fasterCopy received courtesy of Mills Boon via NetGalley for an honest and unbiased opinion 4 You ve met your match Stars The third book in the Girl Meets Duke series finally gives us animal lover Lady Penelope Campion s story Paired up with the Duke of Ruin as Gabriel Duke is known behind his back, this self made man is not one to be welcomed into polite society eagerly, especially as he as made most of his fortune from bringing down nobles who have fallen on hard timesYou are anything but calmingYou re not particularly cuddly yourself Filled with all the banter, one liners and general verbal sparring I have come to expect from this author, this book didn t disappoint in those aspects It is however a lot shorter than its predecessors, and although advertised at 380 odd pages going on the time it took me to read it I would say it s actually around the 200 page mark, and that to me made a massive difference in relation to the author bringing depth and development to the characters This one leapt into the sexy times pretty quickly, and for me read like contemporary than historical in that regards You deserve good things Promises Tenderness Love Everything you ve ever dreamedLately, all my dreams are of you Still a great read, but for me it was over far too quickly and lacked the roundness of its predecessors I d sell my soul for a Penny ARC Generously provided, in exchange for the above honest review. 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. They Call Him The Duke Of RuinTo 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 EvenLoyal And Passionate, Lady Penelope Campion Never Met A Lost Or Wounded Creature She Wouldn T Take Into Her Home And Her HeartWhen 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 HomesDone, Gabriel Says How Hard Can It Be To Find Homes For A Few Kittens And A Two Legged DogAnd A Foul Mouthed ParrotAnd A Goat, An Otter, A HedgehogEasier 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 HimNot If He Ruins Her First 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.