The Wallflower's Wicked Wager by Collette Cameron

He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he must never marry her.

The wallflower's wicked wager

He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he must never marry her.

Love—sentimental drivel for 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 a rampart of cynicism and distrust. He’s put aside all thoughts of marrying 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 noblewoman, she’s far above his humble station and can never be his.

Love—a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face.
Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona Atterberry believes she’s utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of shyness. 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.
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 to heal their wounded hearts?

This Beauty and the Beast Regency historical by a USA Today bestselling author will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.

If you enjoy reading second chance, wounded hero, or ugly duckling stories with a dash of suspense, a sprinkle of humor, and spellbinding emotion then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s tantalizing A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES. Buy THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER and settle into your favorite reading nook for a rousing romantic adventure you can’t put down.    

Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Historical

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Romance / Regency

Language: English

Keywords: Literature & Fiction Historical Fiction Scottish, women's historical fiction British Literature, Historical Fiction Regency wedding humorous, World Literature British Historical Classics spies, Clean & wholesome inspirational religious fiction, wealthy royalty & aristocrats dukes alpha males, Teen & Young adult romance historical 19th century

Word Count: 30,000

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Read Freely 2017 Best Indie Book Finalist

Read Freely 2017 8th Best Indie Book

TCK Publishing 2017 Reader's Choice Awards Winner - Romance Category

Sample text:

In one swift, smooth movement, Morgan dove into the water. If he hadn’t been holding his breath, he would’ve gasped. To his overheated body, the freezing cold came as a shock and a blessing.

Surfacing, he treaded water, trying to locate her.

As yet unaware of his presence, she bobbed several yards away, barely keeping her head above the water. Her expression determined, her movements labored, she started for shore.

Devil it.

As Morgan suspected, her skirts hampered her, weighing her down like great sodden sails.

What if he hadn’t been here?

She would’ve drowned for certain. Still might.

The black thought burrowed deep in his chest, causing a queer tightness where it anchored.

After dragging in a lungful of air, Morgan hollered. “Turn onto your back and float until I get there.”

Eyes round with shock, she jerked her dark head his way.

Profound relief flooded her pretty features. Obediently, she rotated onto her back, her breasts—the bodice stuck to the full orbs like a second skin—jutted above the water line, the ends pebbled from cold.

He swept a fleeting, appreciative gaze over the mounds.

Voluptuous figures had always attracted him.

Tend to the task at hand, Le Draco. The gel needn’t drown while you ogle her marvelous charms.

With swift, strong strokes, he swam to her. He’d regained most of his strength after the explosion–something that had seemed impossible in the early days of his convalescence. Other than several hideous scars, reduced hearing in his left ear, and the loss of an eye, he was restored.


His highly-coveted position in the 1st Royal Regiment of Dragoons, on the other hand…

Fortune hadn’t smiled on him in that regard.




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