The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke, #3) by Tessa Dare

The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke, #3)

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, P...

Details The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke, #3)

TitleThe Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke, #3)
Release DateAug 13th, 2019
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke, #3)

  • Anovelqueen
    ***4.5*** STARSTessa Dare has proven once again why she is one of the BEST historical romance writers of all time....consistency. I cannot say a bad thing about any of her books and this one ranks top too.Lady Penelope loves animals...specifically wounded and abandoned animals. Her love of animals leads her into a rather sexy introduction to our hero Gabriel Duke. Gabriel has dragged himself from the gutters of London and he has become what we wo...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    ❤5 STARS❤I'm so in love with The Wallflower Wager, this is the best!I fall in love with everything and esecially the characters!I couldn't get enough of them.I laughed,I swooned and I melted with these two.Tessa Dare delivers a sweet,heartwarming and steamy romance!Penny and Gabe are my favorite couple.I love their banter, they have an amazing chemistry.I laughed a lot with these two.Their dialogues were fun,entairten and sweet.There were som...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I'm now looking at craiglist for possible parrots rescues, lol!GAH! I couldn't love this book more!This was such a real treat to read, delightful in every respect.The Wallflower’s Wager was incredibly hilarious, charming and hot, SO, so hot! I’m talking positively scalding steam here!If you’re looking for a pick-me-up, call off the search, this is the book you’ve been looking for! YES, YES, OOH! YES!...
  • Claire Robinson
    4 - "You've met your match..." Stars!The third book in the Girl Meets Duke series finally gives us animal lover; Lady Penelope Campion’s story. Paired up with the Duke of Ruin as Gabriel Duke is known behind his back, this self-made man is not one to be welcomed into polite society eagerly, especially as he as made most of his fortune from bringing down nobles who have fallen on hard times."You are anything but calming…""You’re not particul...
  • Nicola
    Having loved the first two books in Tessa Dare’s Girl Meets Duke series, I couldn’t wait to dive into this and see what delights lay in store for the group’s very own Dr. Dolittle, Penny. They called him the Duke of Ruin.” With a rags to riches background and bit of a reputation to go with it, Gabriel Duke isn’t exactly Mr. Popular and he and Penny waste no time in bringing us witty repartee and chemistry as they grow closer whilst wran...
  • Angie
    "No one can be reduced to numbers in a ledger, or a stack of banknotes, or a single silver coin. We are humans, with souls and hearts and passion and love. Every last one of us is priceless. Even you." --PennyAs expected, Tessa Dare has once again written a novel that is capable of speaking to so many people on many different levels. I myself was able to relate to Penny on such a base level as I see so much of myself in her--our shared love of an...
  • Esther
    ARC provided by Edelweiss and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.I'm the odd one here with my three star rating, but I just had some issues with this storyline and characters. In my humble opinion this Historical romances had that "contemporary feel" that seems to be fairly prevalent in HR. Review to come closer to publication.
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    If you love a quirky heroine, a grump of a hero who tries to hide a soft heart, hilarious characters, and a whole bunch of animals, READ THIS BOOK!! The Wallflower Wager is too adorable for words. I had so much fun with Gabriel, Penny, and their friends. I don't even know why I skipped over book 2 but I'm remedying that immediately. I love Tessa Dare so much!
  • aarya
    2019 Ripped Bodice Summer Bingo: Next Door Neighbor Bookstagram: protagonist suffered sexual abuse as a childTessa Dare at her best. Ridiculously funny, heart-warming, and poignant. You’re guaranteed to love it if you’ve loved her previous books. And if you haven’t yet tried Dare, this works as a stand-alone despite featuring characters from previous books. The Wallflower Wager has the followin...
  • Kate
    *ARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss*This series just gets better and better!"I hate that word. Ruined. As if passion is an unforgivable transgression, and virginity is the only measure of a woman's worth."Tessa Dare delivers a compelling, emotional story with layered characters. While there were some things that I didn't enjoy as much, overall I feel like this was the best book of this series so far.Now, let's get into why it was so enjoyabl...
  • Sahitya
    As all you friends already know, I’m not much of a reader of historical romances, but when I discovered this series at the end of last year, I was surprised by how fun I found it and have been very excited for this third installment since then. I never ever expected to get this ARC though, so that was another delightful surprise.Lady Penelope Campion aka Penny was always the most eccentric of the group and it was finally nice to get to know her...
  • Kayla Brunson
    I enjoyed this quite a bit! The humor and Tessa Dare’s writing that you know and love makes this book a great addition to the series! I knew Penelope’s story was going to be a good one and I wasn’t disappointed. This book started off with Penny losing her parrot and breaking into her new neighbor's house to catch it. You guys, it was a hell of a meet cute! Gabe didn’t know what to make of her. He thought he would be able to stay away, but...
  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    4.5 starsLoved this!
  • Barbara Rogers
    Series: Girl Meets Duke #3Publication Date: 8/12/19Number of Pages: 384*** 3.5 Stars rounded up to 4 ***As I sit here trying to write this review, I am in a quandary over how to rate it. Sadly, that is the usual case with me and this author. Her books are always witty and filled with quirky characters that you can’t help but love. However, they are also thoroughly modern books dressed in period clothes and that really bothers me.I do want to me...
  • Sarah
    Another great book by Tessa Dare! Her books are always sweet and funny and this was no exception. I loved Gabe and Penny. Despite being “the duke of ruin” he was incredibly sweet and perfect for Penny. And Penny was adorable with all her crazy pets, especially Delilah the parrot. I loved Chase and Ash as a bit of comic relief. The writing was excellent and the character growth was good. The last sentence was perfection!
  • Lubnaa (Romance Library)
    4.5 starsI received an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.The Wallflower Wager is the third book in Tessa Dare's wonderful Girl Meets Duke series. Not only does this book have one of the best meet cutes of all time, but it also has the best final line ever. I'm literally smiling like a lunatic as I write this review. I've said this before and I'll say it again: Dare's books are anachronistic. If you're a reader who values histori...
  • Paloma *The Romance Queen*
    Arc provided via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review 3.75 ⭐ Arc provided via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review 3.75 ⭐️
  • Denise Lima
    Gabe: A-Me: ARC provided by Edelweiss and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.Honestly, right now I’m still very euphoric and ecstatic and ridiculously excited, so I’ll have to write this review in portuguese (my native language) because I’m not sure if I'll be able to express myself well enough in english.But basically what I’ll say is how in love I’m with Gabe (AND PENNY), and how I adored everything about the girls (AND THE BO...
  • Jaclyn
    Dear Tessa Dare, Please never stop writing historically improbable books. I'm fairly certain no other author would style a meet cute via parrot, and this is clearly something we have all been missing in the romance genre.
  • Marid
    4.5. Maybe 5. I really super loved this book. Best in the series so far. It's funny, it's sweet, it's steady and lighthearted. It has intense moments and subject matter-- all given proper weight-- but it never drags the reader under. Ever.Tessa Dare's books are confections, in the best way. She never takes herself too seriously, and neither do her characters. I love them all-- every last fabulously theatrical one of them.
  • Rowena
    Another winner from Tessa Dare. I adored Penny and all of her animal charges and I loved seeing Gabriel fall in love with Penny. So good!
  • The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
    The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare has one of the most delightful heroines I've read in a long time. Penny has the kindest heart and it simply shines from her every pore. She is considered a spinster at 26 and she is enjoying her life in London with her house full of abandoned animals. She takes in all creatures in need and they provide her with the love missing from her life. I loved her devotion to all the animals she took in. Her detailed note...
  • Jenica
    Tbh, five stars for that last line alone. The dedication for this book is "Because little girls don't stay little forever," which is a line Kyle Stephens said giving her victim impact statement in the Nassar case. You can watch the video at this link, I think, and I would recommend it to you if that's something you can handle. I bring up the dedication because Penny is a little girl who didn't stay little ...
  • romancejunkie
    I loved this book so much!! Lady Penelope was such a sweet heroine and she and Gabriel were perfect for each other, it was just perfect to see them falling in love. Penny has the biggest heart and i couldn't love her more. Speaking of Gabriel he was very hurt at a young age and still couldn't forget his past sufferings even now, he had to learn to protect himself and make a living for him without help from anyone, and it was the means he has done...
  • Ashley
    This book had me at Penny with a hedgehog and a grumpy man. I loved everything about this book--how the romance unfolds so sweetly, coming back to all our old favorites, THAT SCENE WITH THE BABY GOAT. I read this in less than a day, be prepared to fall in love indeed.