The Wallflower's Wicked Wager

The Wallflower's Wicked Wager

by Collette Cameron


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ISBN-13: 9781944973902
Publisher: Blue Rose Romance LLC
Publication date: 06/08/2017
Series: A Waltz with a Rogue , #5
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 927,660
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

A bestselling, award-winning author, COLLETTE CAMERON pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won't stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she still lives in Oregon with dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You'll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

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The Wallflower's Wicked Wager (A Waltz with a Rogue Novella, #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
dfosterbooks More than 1 year ago
There are three things about Shonna Atterberry: she’s emotionally scarred, she knows she’s socially inept, and she has no illusions about her beauty. Which is why she knows that the only reason the men of the ton want her is for her title. Until she’s rescued by the one man who can see the woman she truly is. Now can she convince him of the his worth and a future together in the short time they have together? Captain Morgan Le Draco – a war hero with a face no one wants to look at and no prospects for the future (courtesy of his hated father) – despises what his life has become. Then the unexpected happens – a damsel in distress works her way into his heart; however, knowing he has nothing to offer, he refuses to act further than the little time they have. Can he be convinced otherwise? Two wounded souls finding the worth in each other, despicable parents, loving friends, and a few weasels and you have a beautifully written tale by the talented Collette Cameron. The fifth book in the A Waltz with a Rogue series can be read as a stand-alone. I received a complimentary copy and the reviews expressed are my own.
Tinalou70 More than 1 year ago
It really should be 3.5 stars I love a wounded hero, be it physically, mentally or both. They make for more interesting characters. I also have a fondness for military heroes and that's Morgan. Physically scarred in ways that have the ladies who used to try to gain his attention turning away, he's not looking for love. His father is a controlling man who is trying to push him towards a life he wants nothing to do with. Morgan would rather be disinherited than to follow in his father's footsteps and take over the family business, something that goes against his moral code. Shona was a child when she made her first appearance in a previous book so I'm glad that she's grown up and getting her own story. She is a typical wallflower. She doesn't see herself as particularly pretty, feels she's too plump, extremely shy to those she doesn't know and she's a klutz. Mishaps find her despite her attempts to avoid them. Ridiculed and shunned by most of the females of the ton not to mention ignored by the eligible men, she's pretty sure she'll be a spinster but once it's known she's an heiress (despite a scandalous family history), the fortune hunters come out in droves and now she's got to avoid being trapped by them. She has a surprisingly sharp tongue when you get her riled but rarely has the opportunity to put her naysayers in their place. Shona was a child when she made her first appearance in a previous book so I'm glad that she's grown up and getting her own story. I'm a big fan of Ms Cameron. I love her characters and her writing style. I love that we get to see Shona's half sister and her best friend who were featured in previous books. I would've liked a little bit more interaction with those ladies and there are a few plot points that I wish were a bit more detailed but overall a good read and nice edition to the series. I'm looking forward to more and to see if someone in particular gets his story.
Dzneychica More than 1 year ago
A fun new addition to the "Waltz with a Rogue" novella series! This book is a wonderful example of "love at first sight"! It also fits the old cliches of "love is blind" and "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". While a very handsome man, most people could not look past the eyepatch and the wicked scar that marred Morgan's face. But Shona saw past that to the wonderful man beneath. He rushed to rescue her when others would not, and helped bring her out of her shell so the world could see the remarkable woman she was. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this novella! It was such a fun read that kept me laughing the entire time. Please note: I received an eBook copy for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story by Collette Cameron! It is the fifth book in her A Waltz with a Rogue series. It would only make sense for Shona and Morgan to gravitate to one another because of their pasts. Both experienced harshness and cruelty from a parent and are seen as less than worthy in society at no fault of their own. Now that Shona has recently gained a title means nothing to her. She doesn't see an issue with Morgan's so-called lacking in society because of unemployment or a place to live because he swears never to step foot on his father's plantation. All she cares about his how gentle and kind he is to her, but Morgan has nothing to offer and feels that he must walk away from her no matter how much he has come to love her. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
LesiaCh4 More than 1 year ago
A truly wonderful story with that special touch of humor only Collette Cameron can add! Two wounded souls who meet, well, if you call meeting when Shona falls into the lake and Morgan jumps in to save her, meeting, then they met in the lake, hahaha. I love a good story with imperfect heroes and heriones. Collette writes beautifully of strong characters with honor and integrity. This is a perfect compliment to the A Waltz with a Rogue Series. If you love beautifully written regency romance with a HEA ending, then you'll love this book and all in this series. I received this book to give my honest opinion and review of.
def618 More than 1 year ago
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.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Davenswood Court, Buckinhamshire August 1819 On the eve of her twenty-first birthday, at a house party, Shona, Lady Atterberry, is sitting in the greenhouse all by herself. Shone is socially inept, does not correspond to the ton’s standards of beauty, and she fled the usual tormentors to isolate herself to find peace and quiet. It’s become worse since on her birthday, Shona is to become a Lady Lord of Parliament, the Scottish equivalent to a barony, thus an important person, and wealthy to boot. And money-grabbing suitors and their mamas are now noticing her. Shona then sees a man who looks quite angry, then Mrs. Olson with her nincompoop of a son, Clarence, come within Shona’s earshot, and she flees. Unfortunately, clumsy girl that she is, Shona stumbles and falls in a lake. Fortuitously, the irate man she had noticed earlier jumps right into the water and saves her. Morgan Le Draco might not be pretty, but he is a gentleman, and he will not look away when someone is in distress. Morgan, a former Dragoon, is scarred, he lost an eye and some of his hearing in an explosion; he is also looking for work, any kind of work. He doesn’t have much left: no money, his life is empty, but his heart is in the right place. And for the first time, Shona is immediately comfortable with someone. Shona wants to be kissed, and that’s her wicked wager. Shona is a klutz, she dreams of someone to love her, and she only sees the good in Morgan. Morgan is used to women averting their eyes, children running away, and is flabbergasted that Shona doesn’t seem to notice how disfigured he is, but sees only a lovely, charming, brave, respectful and very proud man. Morgan is nearly salivating at Shona’s unfashionable curves. It was lovely how both looked beyond appearances; both are used to being judged on how they look, not who they are, and they understand each other immediately. When Shona and Morgan first meet, I had tears in my eyes; both see the good person behind the unfashionable façade, it is such a touching moment, especially when looking at the “beautiful people’s” behaviour. They also have difficult families to contend with. The descriptions are exceptionally vivid, in Ms. Cameron’s unmistakable colourful style. THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER is a lovely romance of two misfits finding true love, and it will make your heart sigh with happiness. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.