I have throughly enjoyed the complete Wallflower series. However, I must admit that this was my least favorite of the books. The character of Lillian I found to be slightly obnoxious, thought the story was well wrote and very well preformed.
I would recommend this book becuase I did enjoy the story, however I would recommend any of the other 3 over this one.
Finally finding time to enjoy my first love... "reading" ... in a whole new way that fits into my busy schedule.
When I was in my late teens and early twenties I feasted on Harlequin Romance Novels ... I bought this book because the story sounded interesting and I was a bit nostalgic for the romance novels of my youth. This book did not live up to my expectations at all...I was disappointed in the main character's behavior. I suppose Lillian Bowman was intended to be "strong willed" but for me she came off as rude and irrational at times. Perhaps its just that now I am 40 instead of 20 so these type novels don't work for me anymore...but it may have just been this novel...I don't know. This is the first of Lisa Kleypas that I have read.
Regarding the narrator...the female characters who were British were done well.... However...the American female accents were just plain whiny, annoying and shrill at times...which was unfortunate because they were the main characters in Book #2. This may have actually played into my ability to enjoy the Audible book.
I must admit, I have not read the first Wallflower installment in this series...having bought this Book #2 "on sale" a couple weeks ago. Perhaps it would have helped if I had formed some attachment to this book's main characters prior to hearing this novel. I have to say, I am tempted to get at least the third in this series because the set up at the end of Book #2 for the next in the series has piqued my curiosity but I am yet still undecided. I'll have to read more reviews.
This is a nice series to read when you just want to relax with an entertaining book.
It's a delightful romance between an out spoken American lady, in search for a husband. She catches the eye of the stuffy Lord Westcliff. She's the second of the group of 4 wallflowers, finding her happily everafter.
The stories are separate, but do connect to the previous, so reading in order is suggested.
I have been trying to find a man who could possibly have as romantic and sexy voice as you Rosalyn Landor. As impossible it would be to read this book it is a real pleasure to listen to you read it. Thank you.
The narrator captures the flavor of the story and the timeframe.
Never disappointed with this author.
I know that not everyone was able to muster up a lot of sympathey for Lilian, but I really enjoyed this character. Underneath all her prickles are a very large heart and a sense of vulnerability which endeared her to me. She's bright and mischievous, and her personality really drives the story. Marcus, on the other hand, has earned himself a place in my "Heroes I'd like to whack with a rolling-pin" book. But Kleypas does an excellent job of keeping his character just this side of insufferable. I really hate male protagonists who run roughshod over their love interests, and while Marcus is stubborn and somewhat self-deluded he's not such a domineering autocrat that it made me wonder why Lilian fell in love in the first place.
The countess was finally vanquished! I've been waiting for them to get rid of her since "Again The Magic".
The scene at the beginning with the sisters playing rounders with the grooms. Too funny! And the scene with the calf's head made me laugh out loud.
A SAHM who loves books
The book had some good moments. Sadly it just went on too long. Lillian started off being a strong character, but I feel she just fell to pieces as the story continued.
The Wallflowers where the best part of the story. Wish she had dealt with them more fully.
The narrator just ruined the book for me. She just couldn't get the character voices right, she was very grating. Made Lord Marcus sound attrocious. In fact her male voices were all terrible.
She pretty much described there love making the same each time and I really didn't like her ufinisims for there bodily parts.
I will not buy another book with this narrator
It is right up there amongst the best I've listened to. I didn't want to turn it off.
I thought the first book in this Wallflower series was beautiful but this one is everything that first one was and more. So full of personality, humour and sensuality.
Rosalyn is brilliant. Along with Davina Porter I have never listened to anyone better. Her characterisations are incredible.
I did listen to it in one sitting!!!!! It had me completely entranced from beginning to end.
I was so entranced by the first two wallflower books I couldn't wait to download the rest of the series.... Then imagine my disappointment to discover the next three books aren't available in Australia. I am gutted!
I enjoy many types of books and am always looking for new authors to read and listen too. I enjoy reading the reviews and adding my own from time to time.
I have listened to this audio three times already. I love the story and the narration. It is easy to follow and of course I love the continuation from book 1 of the Wallflower series, Secrets of a Summer Night. Knew that Lillian and Westcliff were destined for each other.
The hunt where Lillian goes against what Marcus, the Earl of Westcliff has told her to do. She is so hard headed to anything he tells her to do. I enjoyed the scene where she gets her finger stuck in a bottle of brandy while trying to get the pear out of it. Marcus of course helps her get the bottle loose and it turns into a full blown love scene.
Her inflections for each of her characters is always well done and makes it easy to distinguish who is who. Her voices for women and men are just different enough to make them easy on the ear.
I did and continue to do so each time I listen to it.
Not at this time.
I could not stop listening to this book! What a great series! Lisa Kleypas is a wonderful writer and the author does an outstanding job. You feel like your right there with the Wallflowers! Love It!
She makes you feel like your right there with them!
A Must Read!