Monday 4 March 2024

Carole´s Monday. The wallflower wager


Author: Tessa Dare
Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Title: The Wallflower Wager
Series: Girl Meets Duke #3
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Audiobook
Published: August 13, 2019
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

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 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.


More Dare! *fist pump*

He is the Duke of Ruin and she is an undaunted wallflower with a heart of gold. Lady Penelope never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn't take in and smother in love. Gabriel Duke has clawed his way from the bottom and he enjoys destroying those rich when he can. Penelope is tasked by her aunt and Gabriel to clear out and find homes for all of her animals. Gabriel promises to help. How hard can it be? 

This was adorable. Absolutely adorable. 

Penelope is a darling. It made me sad learning what happened to her when she was young!!!!! Sobs!

Gabriel is all gruffy and angry, but all he needs is love and someone to be patient with him. He had a terrible and poor childhood. The coin thing...when he explained....broke my wee heart. 

So many animals!

So many laughs!

So many conversations!

And so much love. I loved watching them go from friends with lust....then to lovers. They are perfect for each other. He is honest and down-to-earth. She has the heart the size of the world. 

There was little drama...just a spat and what was done was done out of love and misunderstanding. I'm glad it was a simple convo and that made me happy.

The narrator was fantastic. I'm glad it was the same person. She is utterly perfect. I hope she does the last book!

In the end, I really enjoyed this. I loved this couple and watching them fall in love. Another winner for Dare. 5 stars. 

- Audiobook #12
- Library Love #8


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