The Wallflower's Wicked Wager by Collette Cameron
Date Read: June 8th 2017
Genre: Historical, Romance
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.
Publisher: Blue Rose Romance
Also by this author: Passion and Plunder br> br>
Read for Review (From Author)
This is the newest in the Waltz with a Rogue series of novellas. I’ve read them all and this one is my favorite. I don’t give a lot of novellas 5 stars but this one deserves it. The hero and heroine will tear your heart out.
Shona, Lady Atterbury*, is attending a house party before leaving England for her Scottish home. She has had a horrible childhood and is looking forward to turning 21 in a few days and controlling her estate and fortune. Her half-sister’s husband has been managing the estate and increased her wealth. Determined to remain inconspicuous she decides to take a walk hoping the heat will keep the other guests inside. However, an unwanted suitor discovers her and she takes off running towards the shade trees only to trip and fall into the lake. It’s difficult to swim in a dress and she is rescued by Morgan Le Draco.
Morgan is an injured ex-soldier with problems. No job, no money. He refuses to manage his father’s Caribbean sugar plantation as he is opposed to slavery. He’s also very attracted to Shona, not knowing she’s wealthy.
Since this is a novella, it’s easy to say too much and ruin the story. I loved it and highly recommend it! Thank you, Collette, for giving me an ARC. *Scottish title that can be held by a woman.