The Wallflower's Wicked Wager
Book 5, A Waltz with a Rogue Novella Series
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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 THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER, the fifth installment in Collette Cameron’s romantic historical Regencies A Waltz with a Rogue Novella series.
Shona, Lady Atterberry, has grown up abused by her mother and berated by society as fat and undesirable. Unfortunately, she believes it. In a few days she will be twenty-one and she looks forward to escaping to her estate in Scotland. Captain Morgan Le Draco’s face was scarred in an accident and while he was recovering, his father sold his commission in the Royal Dragoons in an attempt to force him to join his business and run one of his plantations. Morgan resents his father’s interference and refuses to take part in a business that involves slavery. He is determined to make a life for himself. He hates depending on his friends, but finds he must while he seeks employment. These two are brought together at a house party at the Wimpleton’s country home, when Shona, trying to escape an obnoxious would-be suitor, falls in the lake and Morgan rescues her. From here Shona and Morgan embark on a sometimes humorous, somewhat uncertain, and totally endearing journey toward a happily ever after.
The characters in this story are wonderful. Two wounded souls who want to find a true love, friends who are supportive, and cruel villains who need to be taught good lesson. The love-at-first-sight story keeps the reader involved, with fingers crossed, from the moment our hero and heroine meet right to the end of the story.
Oh, and the wicked wager? Shona wagered one of the “mean girls” that she would kiss the most attractive man at the party – and she did! Read and enjoy.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Jun 20, 2017
- Publisher: Blue Rose Romance
- Seller: Blue Rose Romance LLC
- Print Length: 168 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 5, A Waltz with a Rogue Novella Series