Review: The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

Title: The Wallflower Wager

Author: Tessa Dare

Series: Girl Meets Duke #3

Genre: Historical

Pages: 369

5 stars - I loved it!
5 stars – I loved it!

Lady Penelope Campion has spent her life taking care of the lost and wounded creatures that everyone else seems to have abandoned. When her imposing and attractive new neighbor demands she get rid of the animals, she challenges him to find them loving homes. But Gabriel quickly realizes that finding new homes is going to be a lot harder than he expected considering they are not just cats and dogs. 

This was a wonderful, animal filled romance. Penny has been my favorite from the beginning so I was so excited to finally see her fall in love. Penny is an extremely compassionate and kind woman who relates more with animals than people, which I can totally understand. She spends her days caring for her menagerie of animals that were abandoned, mistreated, or disabled. I adored her dedication to her animals and showing all beings that they deserved love. 

Gabriel is a hero who is known for his ruthlessness but he is actually very giving. Penny is the only one who has ever seen beyond the ruthless mask he portrays. Gabriel was a hero I instantly loved, even when he was denying his feelings so much. Penny was just the perfect partner for him because she showed him that he was worthy of love. Also, I really loved the banter and flirting between these two. 

These two were adorable and I couldn’t get enough of them, or the animals.  I really can’t wait to read Nicola’s book now and see the last rebel find love. 

Trigger Warnings: Heroine was sexually abused when she was a teen. 


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. The Duchess Deal
  2. The Governess Game

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3 thoughts on “Review: The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

  1. I’ve only read two books from Tessa Dare (The Duchess Deal and When A Scot Ties the Knot) and I enjoyed them both so I’m really interested to read more and I have had this book on my radar since then. Maybe it’s high time for me to cave in and read it!

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