From a modern woman's perspective I found the heroine, Annabel exceptionally annoying. Her attitudes to marriage, sex and aristocracy were that of a very juvenile mind even though she was 25.
OK - So then I reminded myself of the historical period and I gradually start to enjoy the story somewhat. I did have to keep reminding myself however that she was an innocent from a different period.
I enjoyed the different perspectives of the different "Wallflowers" and I believe that this Annabel will be my least favourite of the four. (I have already purchased the second in the series on sale). Simon was a very patient man.
The sex scenes were OK but went on and on and on and on and I had to wait for three quarters of the book before something happened and then it didn't stop.
For me Rosalyn Landor always takes a little getting used to but proves to be an excellent narrator within a very short time of listening to her books. I like her interpretations very much.
As a mother of 4 you have a lot of laundry. Audible books made washing a whole lot nicer. Walking isn't as painful either.
Right near the top.
Lillian Bowman. She is a strong sexy woman thatis not afraid to have fun.
Absolutely! After meeting the wallflowers I knew I was in for a treat.Its like you wanted to be part of their group and see what happens to you.I found myself smiling, laughing, excited and thoroughly anticipating everyscene.
Since I discovered the Wallflowers, I feel like I've found my best friends.
I would if I knew they liked romance novels. It's juicy, although it is quite formulaic.
I read so I can write
This is going to be a fun and fantastic series if the rest continue like this first one. Such realistic characters and fun story. This Kleypas in her element and Landor at her best.
I bought this audiobook so I could reread the Wallflower series, it amuses me and entertains me and I laugh like I did the first time I devoured the series day after day until they were all read.
I would recomend it to those who like to get an arousel through their ears
The love scenes
It made me wan't my husband.
It is very classic romantic but with the grafic love scenes that really are well written. If you can get by your high literature standards, and don't laugh to much of the tall dark mysterious stranger caractor vs beautifull young damsell in distress theme, it is good for what it is.
The story is very intriguing . it did make me feel a little bit embarrassed. the story keeps you coming back for more listen to. It does capture a woman in what they are like and what other people to be like.
I'm on a romance kick right now and I've one through some real silly ones, but this series makes me want to keep listening. I just finished the fourth in the series and am really sad to see them go, I will miss the characters...
The behind the curtain scene
It was easy to recognize the different characters.
Laughed out loud, got hot, and was comforted knowing there would be a happy ending.
Read it. :)
I loved the plot and the realistic way she conveys conversation and life. The narrator was amazing! Great accents and every character was recognizable. She obviously read what she was reading before she started because she always knew what emotion to put into the dialogue even before the author made note of it.
It was romantic, it made me chuckle and it made me tense with anticipation.
... this novel and it's story came in as a B+ to me. Still a good read/listen but it kinda pales in comparison to some of her other books. I had hoped to read all the Wallflower books but with #2 focusing on Lillian (Rosalyn Landor's American accent is hard on the ears, to be honest) I don't see myself reading a Wallflower novel beyond this one.Also, this book left a lot to be desired in terms of romantic magnatisim. They had character chemistry but it certainly didn't sweep me off my feet. It made me miss the passion of Alex & Lily (Then Came You) and Sara & Derrick (Dreaming Of You).
Great performance but her American accent sounds super obnoxious.
I wanted to feel more passion btwn the characters