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The Wallflower's Wicked Wager

(A Waltz With A Rogue Novellas #5)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  360 ratings  ·  92 reviews
He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he couldn’t ever marry her.

A wounded hero.
Love—sentimental drivel for insipid, 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 an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Now destitute and shunned by the
Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Blue Rose Romance (first published May 20th 2017)
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Dee Deacon Foster Absolutely!! Ms. Cameron does an excellent job giving just enough details to fill in any back story without taking away from her current story.…moreAbsolutely!! Ms. Cameron does an excellent job giving just enough details to fill in any back story without taking away from her current story.

Though my advice - when you have time definitely read them all (in any order)! You won't regret it!!(less)

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Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Bobbie Sue
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wicked wallflower, what more could you ask for?

I love a book that focuses on the couple and shares their story exclusively. Shona and Morgan have both lived through the fire and come out on the other side alone and unsure of themselves. They meet each other by accident at a house party. Collette Cameron ignites a fire between these two damaged people who need each other. Their fire burns bright.
Short, safe, and sweet. Not terribly developed, but not altogether skimpy. Now I want to read Sterling’s story. He’s such a good guy.
Maria Dariotis
Captain Morgan Le Draco is devastated after a harrowing accident which altered his life forever he went from a handsome young man to a scarred unsightly beast. In a means to control him his father sold his commission with the Royal Dragoons. His father thinks this way he will have no choice but to help him run the family slave plantation- never will he be part of his fathers cruelty even if that means being destitute. On one of the last house parties that he's been invited he rescues a very curv ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Love at first sight romance!

Collette Cameron delivers another beautiful and charming story worth reading. THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER is the story of A wounded hero, named Captain Morgan Le Draco and an intrepid wallflower named Shona, two damaged souls in search of love. Some scenes are humorous, cute and charming!

Davenswood Court, Buckinghamshire 1891. Shona had been abused by her mother, she is bashful and doesn't believe in herself until she met Morgan, a man bruised physically. Mo
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a review copy of this novella.

I loved Morgan and Shona, the hero and heroine of this story. Although novella
length, the story didn't feel rushed to me. The hero and heroine spent a lot of time together and the reader is privy to their feelings for each other throughout. The characters are very likable and sympathetic.

I'm intrigued by Lord Sterling and am hoping he'll get his own story soon.
Teri Donaldson
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes a book comes along and quite simply takes your breath away. This is one of those books.
Shona is beautiful, curvy, kind and tainted by her parents' misdeeds. Society has been cruel to her. At a dreaded house party for a week, she is determined to keep to herself until she can return to her beloved Scotland.
When Morgan Le Draco saves her life after a fall in the lake, her life is forever changed. Morgan is disfigured from an accident. Refusing to follow in his father's footsteps,
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Lesia Chambliss
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, arc
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 ...more
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly romantic. Once again we are at the Wimpletons. This is the house party prior to the ball and our heroine is a Scottish wallflower Shona, Lady Atterbury who was okay with that. On her 21st birthday she gains a title and she inherits her estate. Now all the gentleman are after her and that's not a good thing. She hides herself in the green house, unfortunately one of these unwanted gentleman with his mamma no less try's to find her. In her escape she runs through the grounds and doesn't ...more
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shona, Lady Atterberry is dreading the house party she is attending. Once it's over she will have passed her majority and be able to take up the control of her own estate. None of the eligible bachelors took any notice of her until they learnt of her inheritance. She has been bullied most of her life, and her curvy body is unfashionable enough to cause comments.
Captain Morgan Le Draco is badly scarred and at odds with his father. He refuses to accept money derived from slavery and is no longer
THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER by Collette Cameron is another skillfully written story by this author. Set at Davenswood Court, Buckinghamshire in 1891. A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE novella.
Brilliantly and masterfully written story with flawed characters, raw emotions, and the the power of love. The hero is a ruggedly sexy, strong and protective. The heroine is feisty, a bit shy, has low self esteem, due to abuse by her mother, but she becomes brave and brazen, to say the least.

This i
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Collette Cameron has done it again!! A beautiful "Love at First Site" story that grips you immediately!
The two vulnerable characters, Shona & Morgan are both victims of gruel family members and a few selfish society members. After attending a week long party, Shona & Morgan spend every moment they can together. While gossip flows the two must learn to trust the "love" they both feel so they can overcome their hurtful past. Ms Cameron fills both characters with such deep and intense feel
Kari Maass
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager is the story is Shona Atterberry, a young Scottish woman who suffered years of abuse from her crazy mother, sent to live with the aunt of her half sister which her mother plotted to kill for her fortune. Made to believe she is a timid, socially awkward , dowdy wallflower, Shona yearns to find the love of a man who will make her feel like the beautiful woman she is in her heart. One who will help her fulfill her role as Lady Lord of Parliament, and be the woman she w ...more
Joann Maggio
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐by Collette Cameron

Shona, Lady Atterberry was scorned most of her life by her mother and uncle. She grew up believing herself to be a fat undesirable woman. Shona never thought she would find someone who loved her for who she was. She never let her true feelings come to the surface. She remained very shy and reserved fearful of all strangers.

When she is invited with her cousins to a long country visit at the estate of Lord and Lady Wimpe
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager is a fun novella that will put a smile on your face as you read.

Lady Shona just doesn't fit into society. Suffering from years of abuse from her mother, has left her with little confidence to deal with scorn of English society. Lady Shona believes no one could love her and she just wants to hide away on her estate in Scotland. Captain Morgan is a lost soul without a home. He lost is purpose when his father resigned his commission and has felt the rejection of socie
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager is the latest release from Bestselling author Collette Cameron. It is the tale of a war ravaged captian who, through no fault of his own, has lost his commission. It is at this low point of his life that he meets the woman of his dreams. But what can he offer her? Nothing, and that's exactly why he cannot marry her. Being an heiress, she's far too above his station.

Lady Shona Atterberry is a confirmed spinster. Although a rare beauty, she does not meet the standar
Jennifer Craig
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When is a wallflower not a wallflower? In the case of Lady Shona Atterberry, she has never really had the opportunity to become a wallflower as she has never had a proper season. She is curvy and unfamiliar with all of the niceties (or not so niceties as the case may be) of the ton. But it has just become known that she has both a title and a fortune, so is now being pursued by any number of fortune hunters. As she flees the company of one such suitor and his mother, she falls into a nearby lake ...more
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming Love Story.
Two damaged people, Shona, Lady Atterberry and Captain Morgan Le Draco meet at a house party, when he rescues her from drowning in the lake. Both feel an instantaneous pull towards each other, which encourages the timid Shona to stand up for herself and Morgan to believe that a relationship is possible despite his scarring. The events take place over the course of a week and concludes with a HEA.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author I was no
Terrie Norris
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager continues the Waltz with a Rogue series by Collette Cameron. I have loved each book in the series and was equally happy with this one! The story unfolds after Captain Morgan saves Shona from an unfortunate fall in the lake. Collette Cameron tells a wonderful story of two broken souls brought together by this one incident, and one wicked wager. Her writing is full of humor and emotion. You will be very happy for Morgan and Shona while wanting to reach into the book a ...more
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Above blurb summarizes the story well, so I'll just tell you the reasons why I loved it.

First, I really loved the characterization of the two leads. We not only have a broken hero, but our heroine was almost, if not more, broken than the hero. The backstory of these two was heartbreaking. I thought the "love at first sight" trope well represented with Shona and Morgan. The attraction and tension between the two was so well written it jumps off the pages.

Second, I thorough
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very entertaining read with amusing banter. The two main characters, Shona and Morgan, both had a dreadful parent and had suffered as a result. The interaction between them was very engaging. It was pleasing to see Shona develop and come into her own. There was also a brief glimpse of characters from previous books although this didn't detract from the storyline, but it's always good to catch up with what has been happening with them. This was an excellent read that I highly recommend ...more
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked this story so much I did not put it down after I started it. Glad it was a quick read! I loved the fact that the hero and heroine were not perfect but were tortured, weary souls who recognized each other as soon as their eyes met. I enjoyed the way they overcame their obstacles.
I was gifted this book by the author. This is my honest review.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
What an unforgettable tale! Cameron weaves romance with adventure, heartfelt emotion with the perfect touch of comic relief. I love the way that she weaves world building throughout the entire tale, allowing readers to completely lose themselves in the story.

The characters are completely charming. They were so easy to get to know and so much fun to live this story through. Cameron's atypical heros had some amazing chemistry and were the type of people that I truly enjoyed getting to know. They
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Collette Cameron does a great job of creating two characters who are shunned by the ton and shows that you are more than appearances. Shona, Lady Atterberry was abused by her mother and is rounded when other ladies are sticks. In addition she is shy. Now she is an heiress but even money isn't enough to keep people from mocking her - if not to her face than definitely behind her back.
Morgan LeDraco was a Captain in the war but was injured in an accident leaving him with a scarred face and w
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 becaus
Wendy Tavenner
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read the 5th book first by mistake but loved it. The story of Shona and Morgan was beautifully written. Morgan terribly scared from a freak explosion has no money or hope for a job after what his vial father did to him during his recovery. Shona is a shy woman trying to fit in, even though she has family and friends in high society she just doesn't fit in. It doesn't help that her mother was sent to Australia for her part in trying to kill Shonas sister. When both Morgan and Shona end up at the ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free book and voluntarily chose to review it. Loved this story. My strong woman that I look for in a story isn’t there at the beginning. I found out why further into the story. Loved the alliteration of the title. I was expecting a different type of wager. A sweet romance.
Tommie Mead
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An ex-soldier and a wallflowers' true love story

What's not to love about a scarred soldier that believes he's unlovable and a wallflower that believes she's headed for the spinster shelf?
The journey for them to realize the possibility that they are truly lovable and the lifetime of love ahead of them is full of Ms Cameron's witty humor and of course all the tricks of others to thwart them along the way.
Another very successful Regency love story that I whole heartedly recommend! I
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USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author COLLETTE CAMERON® scribbles Scottish and Regency historicals featuring dashing rogues and scoundrels and the intrepid damsels who reform them. Blessed with an overactive and witty muse that won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she’s lived in Oregon her entire life, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time. A self-confessed Cadbur ...more

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