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The Wallflower Wager

Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
Series: Girl Meets Duke, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Top Ten Most Heartwarming Reads by Red Magazine.

Lady Penelope cares for all creatures. Gabriel Duke cares for no one. Can they care for each other? 

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke had to fight his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now, with a reputation as the ‘Duke of Ruin’, 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 neighbour demands she remove her animals, Penny resists his demand and makes a counter-offer. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes! 

Rising to the challenge, Gabriel does not expect such a simple task to result in intimacy with Penny and soon he finds this spirited spinster is not the push-over he thought. But Gabe is not the only one with a past he’d rather forget. And if Penny is intent on saving Gabe, perhaps he might just need to save her first.

©2019 Tessa Dare (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"I absolutely adored it. I laughed out loud numerous times.... Love her writing." (Jodi Picoult)

"A beautiful and sexy read." (Frost Magazine)

"...injecting just the right chemistry between her characters, Dare delivers another fine romance with a dose of good humour." (Woman’s Weekly)

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Tessa Dare as fabulous as always!

This story is hard to put down, from the beginning to the end. I just loved all the characters and the storyline. I found myself laughing out loud most of the way through it, getting strange looks from my husband. Mary Jane Wells narration as usual topped it off beautifully! I highly recommend

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This was ok, enjoyable

I found the context of the timeline of the story a bit unrealistic, nearly bordering on mills and boon style sex scenes (not that I've read any, just assuming). Not your Jane Austen. Was an easy read, however I did find the language and sex scenes a bit cringe worthy.

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  • Karina
  • 16-12-2019

Brilliant!

I love this author's witty sense of humour and the narrator really brings this story to life!

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  • Richard
  • 04-12-2019

The Best One

love the series just keeps getting better. highly recommend this series and this author other series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-2019

fabulous read

best of the three, and all were good. i laughed more than i have in any other reg rom and I read a lot. well done indeed. i have never before awarded 5 stars.

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  • Maggie Hodierne
  • 07-09-2020

So good

This book was tremendous. I think the narrator is literally the best at this job! The author is amazing as usual too!!

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  • JED
  • 13-01-2020

Easy read , funny in parts

Normal Tessa Dare type story. Silly storyline, but easy to listen to, and very funny in parts (if you don't mind swearing). Too much descriptive sex in this book. Less of that and more story would be better.

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  • ILONA
  • 03-10-2020

Another laugh out loud story by Tessa Dare

I love Tessa Dare's books because they're funny, witty and not overcomplicated, and Mary Jane Wells brings the characters to live in the most delightful way. In this particular book my favourite character was the parrot! I'm not saying anymore, just listen to the book and enjoy it. 😂

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  • Jo baker
  • 30-07-2020

very enjoyable

the narrator was great, story funny and sweet loved it, looking forward to more like this

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  • hen
  • 27-06-2020

wonderful

loved it . such a beautiful story made me laugh and at times feel sorrow , but as always tessa dare never fails to make smile .

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  • Jeannette Joiner
  • 21-06-2020

The best yet

Absolutely loved this so funny and sad best story so far a must read. Excellent.

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 20-06-2020

Hilarious and sweet and hot

well it seems I have to listen to at least 5 bad books to get to a good one, and this is outstanding both story and narration

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-2020

Absolutely wonderful

This book is so well written. The characters are three dimensional and each has a personality that is interesting and fun. The conversations between them led to more than one laugh out loud moment. Mary Jane Wells reads as if she is really enjoying herself, her comic timing and dramatic skill bring the book to life. Entertainment in it’s true sense. I can’t wait till the next one!!

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  • faye
  • 13-02-2020

This is one of the best stories

I have laughed, stressed and read with anticipation, this fantastic story. The reader was excellent