Dare, Tessa

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The Wallflower Wager

Dare (The Governess Game) has created a deliciously sexy take on Lady and the Tramp. Laugh-out-loud scenes involving a runaway otter, a foul-mouthed parrot, and a scene-stealing hedgehog balance out the darker, more introspective topics of the characters’ childhood abuse and neglect.
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The Governess Game

A ducal heir who dreads failure and a comet-obsessed sea captain's daughter with her own ghosts to slay finally give in to romance in an affecting gem enhanced by laugh-out-loud humor (the doll's various "demises" are priceless), scorching passion, and sparkling repartee. Pure reading joy! Dare (The Duchess Deal) lives in Southern California.
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The Duchess Deal

Sexy, tender, and wickedly funny, Dare's newest offering is a spirited tale with a Beauty-and-the-Beast theme and the perfect launch for her latest series. Dare (Do You Want To Start a Scandal) lives in Southern California.
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Do You Want To Start a Scandal

An irrepressible, independent-minded heroine and a responsible hero who's leading two lives fall for each other in a rollicking and passionate romp that is just what Spindle Cove fans will relish. Dare (When a Scot Ties the Knot) lives in Southern California. [See "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 9/1/16, ow.ly/wkvx304GnLc.]
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Lord Dashwood Missed Out

Dare (When a Scot Ties the Knot) successfully balances the challenges of pitting two protagonists against each other from the start, quickly building credible backstories for each, while readers revel in the hilarity of their predicament. Characters from prior "Spindle Cove" books appear frequently, reviving this much-loved series for established fans and enticing newcomers to read the earlier titles. A fun and lighthearted seasonal romp in which everything can and will go wrong—but only in the best way.
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When a Scot Ties the Knot

With sharp, clever banter, breathtaking sensuality, colorful descriptions, and solid cultural detail, this compelling, often hilarious escapade puts a refreshing spin on the "imaginary lover" theme and adds another winner to Dare's riveting "Castles" series. Dare (Say Yes to the Marquess) lives in Southern California.
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Say Yes to the Marquess

A smart and spirited woman who wants control of her own life, a caring, responsible nobleman who hides his feelings behind his "Devil's Own" reputation, and a castle full of quirky characters (a brilliant, outspoken teenager is exceptional) keep the hilarious action on track in this latest addition to Dare's whimsical series. Dare (Romancing the Duke) lives in Southern California.
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Romancing the Duke

Humor, whimsy, and joy overflow as a most unlikely pair find their happy ending in this fairy tale-come-to-life, the first of what promises to be another addictive series for Dare (Any Duchess Will Do), who lives in Southern California.
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Any Duchess Will Do

A duke determined to avoid marriage and a plain-speaking girl whose sights go no higher than owning her own bookstore strike an ill-fated but ultimately perfect bargain. This witty, wickedly funny romantic escapade infuses a Pygmalion plot with a touch of Cinderella magic and spins it into another perfect addition to Dare's "Spindle Cove" series (A Lady by Midnight). Dare lives in Southern California.

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