The combination of a Lisa Kleypas novel / narration by Rosalyn Landor is always a very special treat, yet this novel ranks as one of my all time favorites-- in any category. Although it is the third book in the four part Wallflower Series, it can stand alone.
Kleypas's characters are warmly drawn, and come alive in Ms.Landor's performance. Evie and Sabastian are so memorable, and real, you will miss them when the book finishes. Just the right amount of spice and heat, in an entertaining story. A little spicier than the first 2 books of the Wallflower series.
I think this book is a "Classic" in the Romance genre, and one of those delicious novels against which you will rank other books and authors. This is "the audiobook" in which you can lose yourself when you need a lovely escape.
My favorite authors: Tess Gerritsen, Anne Perry, Deborah Crombie, & Lisa Scottoline. Also, MC Beaton/Marion Chesney writes hilarious fluff.
While I don't enjoy all of Kleypas' books, I find her Wallflower Series pretty good. Books 2 and 3 are my favorites. In this tale, Kleypas pairs a shy, stuttering girl with the ton's most notorious rake and womanizer. They enter into a marriage of convenience for their own desperate reasons. It is interesting to read how the two change and grow together during the book - not just that they fall in love with each other - they grow personally and their relationships with those around them change as well. Compared to some of Kleypas' other books, this is less steamy (although still definitely warm).
I love the Wallflower books, but after the first 2, but knew exactly what would happen regarding the main wallflower. She would hate the guy first and then fall in love with him. The first lovemaking encounter was the same for all 4 books. He did this, then this, and then this. No variety. But overall, I enjoyed the story because I am a romantic and love happy ever after stuff.
Just the Wallflower series. They're all good
I like this series. It is well written and well read, but this book, to me, seems a bit far-fetched. It is nice and a good romantic tale of good-girl reforms bad-guy, but I just couldn't get into it. Perhaps, I've become too cynical to believe this fantasy.
Toward the end of the story, I gathered a bit of affinity for the hero, but it still wasn't a gripping tale for me. I think there might have been a lengthier build of of tension between the hero and heroine? But, I'm not sure there.
Anyway, I enjoyed the continuing story of the characters. The series as a whole is charming.
Yes, I would b/c the story was good and well written.
Evie and Westcliff. Evie seems to be weak but she grew as the story develop. Westcliff came from a previous book but he was a perfect recuring character b/c of his personality.
The narrator for this book was perfect.
Evie & St. Vincent were great together. I love the other characters in the story as well.
love to escape in to my Books, Historical, Highlander Scottish Romance , Mysteries & Suspense , Time Travel the Classics, Paranormal Romance
needless to say I like Lisa Kleypas
books very much especially the Wallflower series
Lisa is a wonderful story teller. The series was a wonderful read. Love every minute of it, i was sad when i was finished, wish it could 've gone on and on and on....... Well worth the read, enjoy
Good story teller. Was able to bring the story to life.
I like stories in this time period and about the English aristocracy. It takes two people who thought they didn't like each other and changes their minds as events unfold.
I have not yet heard other stories she has done.
There's always a way out.
I like UF, PRN and historical romances. Some of my favorite authors are Jeaniene Frost, Karen Marie Moning, Richelle Mead, Kim Harrison, Chloe Neil, Lisa Keypads & Julia Quinn. The list keeps growing every day :o)
This book is my favorite in the series!! I have a soft spot for bad boys turn good and Sebastian is just so Wow…. Eve is really sweet and so brave. She really surprise me in this book, she was still shy but also so fiercely and determined. This is a must read story.
I wish there were more books out there like this one
Once heard, I never re-listen to a book.
It was charming, romantic and funny. Loved some of the lines!! Chuckled outloud at times.
Outstanding narrator!! Makes the characters come alive and the characters always sound like themselves -- she never changes them so that they are recognized instantly. Wish I could have her read for "every book I listen to . . . ."
Many of the lines were quite funny. But of course, the main character turns from a 'cad' into an upstanding man.
I like the way Lisa Kleypass writes. You can almost visualize her characters.