Collette Cameron delivers a charming and witty historical romance where two imperfect people are absolutely perfect for one another. Captain Morgan Le Draco truly is a dashing wounded hero and Shona, Lady Atterberry is a young woman who feels completely out of place. When they are together neither feels like a social outcast. Morgan is a true gentleman and his chivalry is charming and almost magical with its affect on Shona. Watching Shona let her guard down and be herself when she is with Morgan was delightful. There interactions are so natural and I adored watching the differences between their personal time and their time with the rest of the house party. This was a roller coaster ride of emotions for me and I loved every one. I laughed out loud, gasped at the rude behaviour or some people, cringed at others actions and despaired at the conclusions some people made. But I loved every page turning, wonderful moment. If you enjoy swift, sweet and solid historical romances with beautiful settings and an engaging cast of characters this one is a must read. I couldn't put it down. I think you won't be able to too!
The Story: Shona, Lady Atterberry is absolutely miserable attending a house party where she is ridiculed and ignored until it's discovered she is a wealthy heiress. Then she meets Captain Morgan Le Draco who she wants to spend time with but Morgan feels she's too good for him. Can this wounded hero give love a chance?
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. Now destitute and shunned by the very society that once lauded his heroics, he’s put aside all thoughts of marrying and having a family. 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, titled noblewoman, she’s too 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. Until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can’t deny her immediate and powerful attraction to him. 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 heal their wounded hearts?
For a heartwarming, inspiring story about the power of love, purchase your copy today of THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER, the fifth book in Collette Cameron’s romantic historical Regencies A Waltz with a Rogue series.
Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.