Tessa Dare-The Wallflower Rage: Girl Meets Duke

Tessa Dare


Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty historical romances. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages. A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.


Love in the Time of Feminism: Romance Novelists Fight the Patriarchy

Join New York Times Bestselling authors, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, and Vanessa Riley as they discuss how the historical romance genre is being reborn in a way that enables powerful conversations that can change the world. Come for a lively discussion with these two word warriors, as they speak to the subversive power of romance to fight classism, racism, and gender politics and why sexy books are more relevant now than ever.

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The Wallflower Rage: Girl Meets Duke

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. 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 homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, 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 him.

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