Never Wager with a Wallflower: A Novel (The Merriwell Sisters #3) (Paperback)
Never Wager with a Wallflower is the third and final delightful installment in Virginia Heath's Merriwell Sisters Regency rom-com series.
Miss Venus Merriwell has been waiting for her prince to come since the tender age of fourteen. She wants a man who is a selfless academic like her, and free from all the wretched vices her gambler father enjoyed far too much before he left the Merriwell sisters practically destitute. Unfortunately, after a slew of romantic disappointments, there is still no sign of that prince at twenty-three and the only one true love of her life is the bursting-at-the-seams orphanage in Covent Garden that she works tirelessly for. An orphanage that desperately needs to expand into the empty building next door.
For Galahad Sinclair, gambling isn’t just his life, it’s in his blood. He grew up and learned the trade at his grandfather’s knee in a tavern on the far away banks of the Hudson in New York. But when fate took all that away and dragged him across the sea to London, it made sense to set up shop here. He’s spent five years making a success out of his gaming hall in the sleazy docks of the East End. Enough that he can finally afford to buy the pleasure palace of his dreams—and where better than in the capital’s sinful heart, Covent Garden? The only fly in his ointment is the perfect building he’s just bought to put it in also happens to be right next door to the orphanage run by his cousin’s wife’s youngest sister. A pious, disapproving and unsettling siren he has avoided like the plague since she flattened him five years ago.
While Venus and Galahad lock horns over practically everything, and while her malevolent orphans do their darndest to sabotage his lifelong dream, can either of them take the ultimate gamble—and learn to love thy neighbor?
"Readers will be hooked"
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Blending charm, heartache and humor, Never Wager With a Wallflower is a glorious indulgence for lovers of Regency romance."
- BookPage (starred review)
"Heath brings things to a close with a sweetly sexy love story that makes the most of her flair for crafting witty banter and creating captivating characters."
"An enjoyable romance for fans of quick-witted Regency heroines."
Praise for Never Rescue a Rogue:
"The perfect mix of romance and intrigue, and the formidable central couple is sure to win hearts. This is a gem."- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Heath is carving a name for herself in historical rom-coms." - Booklist (starred review)
Praise for Never Fall for Your Fiancee:
"Fans of Heath’s category historicals will enjoy the first installment in her Merriwell Sisters series, an historical rom-com with refreshingly witty banter." - Booklist
"For fans of historical romance, like the Bridgerton series." - BookRiot
"Readers will relish this engaging, late Regency romcom’s witty duo as they navigate escalating mishaps and growing feelings." - Library Journal
"Historical romance and the fake dating trope prove to be a match made in book heaven in Never Fall for Your Fiancée by Virginia Heath." - Popsugar