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  • The Wallflower Wager
  • Tessa Dare
  • English
  • 12 October 2019
  • 9780062672162

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Tessa Dare À 0 characters The Wallflower Wager free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 evenLoyal and passionate Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. Tessa Dare writes historical romance like no other and I will forever bow to the ueen This was SO heckin charmingTW pedophilia in the past grooming in the past

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Tessa Dare À 0 characters The Wallflower Wager free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook When her imposing and attractive new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals Penny sets him a challenge She will part with her precious charges if he can find them loving homesDone Gabriel says How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittensAnd a two legged dogAnd a foul mouthed parrotAnd a goat an otte. Hm Well I m going to be working through some things here and this is 100% spoiler filled and without tags Enter at your own risk This is really rough and I will probably continue to edit at will So forewarned is forearmed These are first thoughtsCONTENT WARNINGS Childhood sexual assault As always there is some delightful banter and if that s your jam then that will be pleasing in this book Penny is a likable heroine of course but I have some real concerns about her character development I think this book has some very big structural problems that undermine it entirely Under developed HeroListen can you just tell readers a few times that the hero is a villain without showing your work There s very little to work with here In the first 23 of the book we only see Gabe when he arrives to do something with Penny The entire I need to make money off flipping this house plot really doesn t make any sense sorry And even if it did he never interacts with another human outside of the people introduced by Penny or in the setting Are you really that dastardly of a villain without any people around you He doesn t even have a valet a man of affairs a banker a lawyer a henchman I have struggled in the past when a character has no people but this is pretty extreme He doesn t even seem to have his own interests Somehow anything he had in process just comes to a grinding halt to deal with Penny her menagerie and selling this house I guess Some of Penny s pets have character development than Gabe and most of the heavy lifting about his character is done in chapter 21 when he decides to deliver a baby goat Maybe I m just real churlish but an entire chapter devoted to baby goat delivery at the 70% mark as the primary way of convincing your readers that he s really loves her and is a really good guy I wish you could see my face Chapter 24 I have a lot of feelings about this reveal First of all I want to say that I think survivors deserve HEAs but I also think survivors deserve to see their stories told with dignity and respect and not as a plot twist This big reveal really comes out of nowhere and it felt to me like a craft mistake OF COURSE women who have been molested keep secrets but they also presumably develop a set of very finely honed defenses for how to cope with their feelings when they come up For example it could have been done when she thought about her brother and extended family when she embarked upon a sexual relationship with Gabe when she thought about her past and her life as a spinster ANY NUMBER OF PLACES Instead given there was almost no forecasting of her past this reveal came out of fucking NOWHERE It s just air dropped in and it made ME feel as a reader feel like the message is women who are molested just turn into lovable old kooksAnd you know what that did not feel great From a craft perspective if an author is going to introduce a big hidden secretThen do the work As a reader I am very interested in the ways in which characters reveal their truths to others Here is a story that Penny has kept to herself for most of her life Now she is going to tell someone How exactly did she do that We get the story she tells herself about what happened but we don t get the way in which she tells it to Gabe This is also true later in the book when she tells her friends and then her aunt and finally her brother It s all internal and so for me as a reader it didn t feel real I had to reread the scene several times what did she actually TELL him The only way we know it took a Long time is because she got thirsty Could this be an attempt on the author s part to show that she s trying to keep an emotional distance I guess but it just felt like a scene that needed a lot work Even Gabe s response in this moment is entirely passive As she talked a series of objects drifted in and out of her hands She didn t notice them being placed in her grasp and she didn t recall setting them aside They were merely there in easy reach exactly when she needed themAt some point the objects ceased moving into and out of her grasp and she found herself clinging to one steady source of comfort Gabriel s hand Part of me doesn t mind this passivity it is after all Penny s story But this becomes a problem when later in the book Gabe explodes into fucking action in the worst way How are we to believe that the man who apparently SAT AND LISTENED DIDN T ASK A SINGLE UESTION DIDN T MAKE A SINGLE SOUND DOESN T REVEAL A SINGLE FEELING then later jumps straight to dueling And I found myself feeling like this was honestly an emotional cheat Why is this moment which should be an emotionally weighty scene the scene of the most important emotional connection between these two characters why is this scene less carefully developed then a scene where Gabe delivers a baby goat If this chapter and this plot point disappeared from the book would it change who Penny is Would it change who they are I d say no Literally NOTHING about the first 23 chapters would have to change at all if chapter 24 were gone and that is very damning because that means it s not a real part of her character These two big reveals about their childhood traumas felt clumsy and ill conceived I hated that the molester appears again at the end how convenient She s successfully avoided him for how fucking long but there he is again The aunt suddenly appears to save the day I guess I d call it all deus ex machina but honestly is the last third of the book even thematically related to the first 23 It s not god in the machine It s a new machine A book with virtually no conflict for the first 23 then turns into a huge amount of buried conflict which is just as easily swept away I was disappointedUPDATEPART TWO I don t read historical romance because I care about history So for example I don t really care that Penny walks herself down the aisle and says she is her own person and wants to give herself away But I don t think that an author can have it both ways Penny embraces a very modern sensibility about her body and her identity but it is paired with a very old fashioned type of belief about whywhen she should disclose her past to her family She thinks that she should only disclose the abuse if her brother happened to have girls so thank god he had boys This did not sit well with me AT ALL and in a way I am very much struggling to describe I m including the actual language here which I m hiding behind a spoiler tag bc I feel like it has the potential to be very triggering view spoiler On the day of her brother s wedding Penny had vowed that if Bradford and Alice ever had a baby girl she would break her silence No matter how painful But they d only had sons thank heavens and by now speaking the truth seemed pointless hide spoiler

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Tessa Dare À 0 characters The Wallflower Wager free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook R a hedgehog Easier said than done for a cold blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse Soon he’s covered in cat hair knee deep in adorable and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving himNot if he ruins her fir. 45 stars 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 Gabriel Duke You are priceless One 2020 goal read historical romances They re so good and freakin enjoyable to read This one was so hilarious I really enjoyed it Something that I love about historical romances is that subtle sense of humor I don t know I just enjoy it so much Gabe and Penny s interactions were so fun and heartwarming The book was so enjoyable Their banter left me with a goofy smile on my face The dialogue was so amusing Such an adorable read Penny was such a fun adorable character And Gabe was her absolute opposite And all those pets A two legged dog a goat and my favorite a parrot with a smart dirty mouth