Her Scandalous Wish

A Waltz with a Rogue

Book 3
Blue Rose Romance LLC
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A marriage offer obligated by duty; an acceptance compelled by desperation.

Caution: This Regency historical romance contains a jaded lord whom the ladies adore, a scarred spinster, willing to sacrifice everything for her dying brother, a feisty, portly cat, and an audacious aunt who say precisely what she thinks.

Scarred from a fire, at two-and-twenty, Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood. But to ease her dying brother’s fretting, she reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season to acquire a husband. If she fails, when he dies, with no family and no money, her future is perilous. Betrayed once, Philomena entertains no notions of a love-match.

Newly titled, Bradford, Viscount Kingsley, returns to England after a three-year absence. When he stumbles upon Philomena hiding in a secluded arbor during a ball, believing she died in a fire he doesn't recognize his first love. Yet something about her enthralls him, and he steals a moonlit kiss. Caught in the act by Philomena’s brother, Bradford is issued an ultimatum—a duel or marry Philomena.

Bradford offers marriage, but Philomena rejects his half-hearted proposal, convinced he’d grow to despise her. Then her brother collapses, and she’s faced with marrying a man who deserted her once already.

Buy this third book in the Waltz with a Rogue Historical Regency romance series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can't put down.

Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book 1)
Bride of Falcon (Book 2)
Her Scandalous Wish Book 3)
To Tame a Scoundrel's Heart (Book 4)
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager (Book 5)
A Rose for a Rogue (Book 6)

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About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author, COLLETTE CAMERON pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won't stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You'll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

Visit Collette's website to peek into her author world: collettecameron.com.

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Publisher
Blue Rose Romance LLC
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Published on
Feb 22, 2016
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781943601158
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Military
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Could you give up what you’re most passionate about forever?

Caution: This humorous historical Regency romance contains a scoundrel turned respectable duke, a precocious heroine whose tendency to say whatever scandalous thing that pops into her head lands her in scrapes, a spoiled feline with an attitude, and a sweet, meddling elderly aunt.

She had her whole life planned.
Katrina Needham intended to marry her beloved major and live happily-ever-after. Until he’s seen with another woman. Distraught, and needing a distraction, she agrees to assist the rugged, and dangerously handsome privateer, The Saint of the Sea, find a wife.

He loves everything about being a sea captain.
When Dominic St. Monté unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and the care of his young sisters, he reluctantly decides he must marry. Afterward, he can return to the sea-faring life he craves and leave his duchess to oversee his dukedom.

Nic enlists a family friend’s help in finding an acceptable bride and soon realizes Katrina possesses every characteristic he seeks in a duchess. However, he cannot ask for her hand. Not only is she promised to another, a man still determined to make her his, she has absolutely no interest in becoming a privateer’s wife. Can Nic and Katrina relinquish their carefully planned futures and trust love to guide them?

Buy this fourth book in the Waltz with a Rogue historical Regency romance series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can't put down.

Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book 1)
Bride of Falcon (Book 2)
Her Scandalous Wish (Book 3)
To Tame a Scoundrel's Heart (Book 4)
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager (Book 5)
A Rose for a Rogue (Book 6)

Can a beautiful spinster trust love again? Especially with the rouge who broke her heart the first time?

Caution: This humorous historical Regency romance contains a dashing, pessimistic rogue, a strong-minded heroine with a temperament as fiery as her red hair, an audacious aunt who says precisely what she thinks, and an uppity villainess who gets her comeuppance at last.

Olivia Kingsley didn’t expect to fall in love and receive a secret marriage proposal two weeks into her first Season. However, one dance with Allen Wimpleton and her fate is sealed. Or so she thinks until her eccentric and ailing father announces he’s moving the family to the Caribbean for a year. Distraught at her leaving, and unaware of her father’s ill health, Allen demands she choose—him or her father.

Heartbroken at Allen's callousness, but thankful he’s revealed his true nature before she married him, Olivia turns her back on their love. The year becomes three, enough time for her broken heart to heal, and after her father dies, Olivia returns to England. Coming face to face with an embittered Allen, she realizes she never purged him from her heart, and once again the flames of passion ignite. But is it too late for their love?

Buy the first book in the Waltz with a Rogue historical Regency romance series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can't put down.

Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book 1)
Bride of Falcon (Book 2)
Her Scandalous Wish (Book 3)
To Tame a Scoundrel's Heart (Book 4)
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager (Book 5)
A Rose for a Rogue (Book 6)

A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night.

Caution: This Historical Regency Romance contains a duke who literally thumbs his nose at society, a sweet and intelligent wallflower with a secret dream, a villainess worthy of a fairy tale, and two delightful match-making dowagers.

A dour duke.
Jules, the Sixth Duke of Dandridge disdains Society and all its trappings, preferring the country’s solitude and peace. Already jaded and cynical since the woman he loved died years ago, he’s become even more so since unexpectedly inheriting a dukedom’s responsibilities and finding himself the target of every husband-hunting vixen in London.

A wistful wallflower.
Forever in her stunning sister’s shadow, Jemmah Dament has adored Jules from afar for years—since as children they were the best of friends. She daren’t dream she can win a duke’s heart any more than she hopes to escape the life of servitude imposed on her by an uncaring mother. Jemmah knows full well, Jules is too far above her station. Besides, his family has already selected his perfect duchess: a poised, polished, exquisite blueblood. 

But one enchanted night.
A chance encounter reunites Jules and Jemmah, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget. Jules realizes he wants more—much more—than Jemmah’s sweet kisses or her warming his bed. He must somehow convince her to gamble on a dour duke. But can Jemmah trust a rogue promised to another? One who’s sworn never to love again?

Buy this page-turning book for an emotional, entertaining, and romantic fairy-tale meets Regency world adventure you won’t want to put down.  

Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.
He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he must never marry her.

Caution: This book contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you’ll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own tantalizing romantic tales.

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 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.

An intrepid wallflower.
Love—a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face.
Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry believes she’s utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of gauche shyness, until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can’t deny her immediate, powerful, and sensual 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.
Others are determined to keep them apart, and 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.

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book1)
Bride of Falcon (Book 2)
Her Scandalous Wish (Book 3)
To Tame a Scoundrel's Heart (Book 4)
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager (Book 5)
A Rose for a Rogue (Book 6)

Can a beautiful spinster trust love again? Especially with the rouge who broke her heart the first time?

Caution: This humorous historical Regency romance contains a dashing, pessimistic rogue, a strong-minded heroine with a temperament as fiery as her red hair, an audacious aunt who says precisely what she thinks, and an uppity villainess who gets her comeuppance at last.

Olivia Kingsley didn’t expect to fall in love and receive a secret marriage proposal two weeks into her first Season. However, one dance with Allen Wimpleton and her fate is sealed. Or so she thinks until her eccentric and ailing father announces he’s moving the family to the Caribbean for a year. Distraught at her leaving, and unaware of her father’s ill health, Allen demands she choose—him or her father.

Heartbroken at Allen's callousness, but thankful he’s revealed his true nature before she married him, Olivia turns her back on their love. The year becomes three, enough time for her broken heart to heal, and after her father dies, Olivia returns to England. Coming face to face with an embittered Allen, she realizes she never purged him from her heart, and once again the flames of passion ignite. But is it too late for their love?

Buy the first book in the Waltz with a Rogue historical Regency romance series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can't put down.

Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book 1)
Bride of Falcon (Book 2)
Her Scandalous Wish (Book 3)
To Tame a Scoundrel's Heart (Book 4)
The Wallflower's Wicked Wager (Book 5)
A Rose for a Rogue (Book 6)

About 1100 pages

Do you choose love even if it means scandal and a broken heart?

Captivating, giggle-worthy Regency Romance novels uniting wallflowers, bluestockings, and spinsters with roguish lords, wounded soldiers, and even a dashing pirate. Familiar tropes fill the pages of these historical page-turners, including second chances, friends to lovers, tortured military heroes, ugly ducklings, and unrequited love.

Misunderstandings, self-doubts, secrets, shadowed pasts, and antagonists you’ll long to clobber, have the flawed, but charming characters, trotting headlong into romantic mayhem. Will the heroes’ and heroines’ fledgling love survive the tumult?

Oh, such chaos and conflict reign for these lords and ladies, which means scrumptious, satisfying historical romance stories you must read in one sitting!

Caution: This five-book set contains unconventional, frequently head-strong Regency misses, lords you’ll want to hug and smack upside their handsome heads, a cast of secondary characters from utterly charming to dastardly, and more than one spoiled feline with superior airs.

Buy this charming Regency Romances collection of heartwarming happily ever afters for delightful, romantic escapes into Regency England’s historical past.

A Kiss for Miss Kingsley: Can a beautiful spinster trust love again? Especially if the same man asks? A sweet story of love relinquished and redeemed as once betrothed Allen Wimpleton and Olivia Kingsley meet again after a three year separation only to discover their love is stronger than ever.

Bride of Falcon: When is love not enough? A clumsy noblewoman resigned to spinsterhood determines to win the heart of the man she’s loved since girlhood—a penniless soldier who returns from India, a disfigured and disillusioned.

Her Scandalous Wish: A marriage offer obligated by duty; an acceptance compelled by desperation. A stolen moonlight kiss, the threat of a duel, and the subsequent scandal result in a compulsory marriage offer and an equally unenthusiastic acceptance.

To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart: Could you give up what you’re most passionate about forever? When a privateer-turned-duke enlists help finding a bride from a woman intended for another, neither is prepared for the resulting havoc.  

The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager: He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he couldn’t ever marry her. Since an explosion ravaged Captain Morgan Le Draco’s face, he’s fortified himself behind an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry is reconciled to spinsterhood, until Morgan saves her life, and neither can deny the immediate, powerful, and sensual attraction that sparks between them.
“Delightful, dazzling, and oh-so delicious.” ~Cheryl Bolen, NYT Bestselling Author

Faced with an impossible choice, could you devastate someone you love?

Caution: This book contains a philandering hero with a heart of gold, a fearless heroine adamant she’ll decide her own destiny, a passel of roguish dukes and the daring damsels determined not to be seduced by them, and unforeseen twists that will keep you turning page after page.

Marriage—an unpleasant obligation
A troublesome addendum to his father’s will requires Victor, Duke of Sutcliffe to marry before his twenty-seventh birthday. That doesn’t mean he intends to alter his pleasure-seeking lifestyle. Mere weeks before he must wed, he ventures home, intent on finding the most biddable, forgettable miss in all of Essex. Except the first woman he encounters stirs far more than his interest, and Theadosia Brentwood is anything but unremarkable or dowdy.

Marriage—an impossible choice
Against her better judgement, and despite her father promising her hand to a man she detests, Theadosia clandestinely meets with Victor. Though she’s far beneath his station and aware he must marry soon, she can’t deny her growing fascination. When Victor unexpectedly proposes, Thea must make an unbearable decision—refuse to marry her father’s pick and elope with Victor, who wouldn’t wed at all except to save his fortune. If she does, her betrothed will reveal a scandalous secret, sending her father to prison and rendering her sister and mother homeless.

Buy this page-turning book for an emotional, entertaining, and romantic Regency England adventure you won’t want to put down.

Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.
A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night.

Caution: This Historical Regency Romance contains a duke who literally thumbs his nose at society, a sweet and intelligent wallflower with a secret dream, a villainess worthy of a fairy tale, and two delightful match-making dowagers.

A dour duke.
Jules, the Sixth Duke of Dandridge disdains Society and all its trappings, preferring the country’s solitude and peace. Already jaded and cynical since the woman he loved died years ago, he’s become even more so since unexpectedly inheriting a dukedom’s responsibilities and finding himself the target of every husband-hunting vixen in London.

A wistful wallflower.
Forever in her stunning sister’s shadow, Jemmah Dament has adored Jules from afar for years—since as children they were the best of friends. She daren’t dream she can win a duke’s heart any more than she hopes to escape the life of servitude imposed on her by an uncaring mother. Jemmah knows full well, Jules is too far above her station. Besides, his family has already selected his perfect duchess: a poised, polished, exquisite blueblood. 

But one enchanted night.
A chance encounter reunites Jules and Jemmah, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget. Jules realizes he wants more—much more—than Jemmah’s sweet kisses or her warming his bed. He must somehow convince her to gamble on a dour duke. But can Jemmah trust a rogue promised to another? One who’s sworn never to love again?

Buy this page-turning book for an emotional, entertaining, and romantic fairy-tale meets Regency world adventure you won’t want to put down.  

Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.
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