I had already marked this as a book in my wish list, but when it came up on sale, I went ahead and purchased it. The wit and humor between the Wallfl..Show More »owers made the book enjoyable just to follow the women's friendship. The chemistry between Annabelle & Simon and their love/hate relationship was just an added bonus. The narrator is wonderful, but I've always enjoyed her and I think she does a wonderful job. This story was so fun and romantic and was not just about the love between a man and a woman, but the friendship that was developed between four women. As soon as I finished listening, I looked to see if the story continued and was pleased to see that the story of the remaining Wallflowers are available, and I immediately downloaded the second book. What a delightful series! I'm glad I stumbled upon this book or I would have missed out on a wonderful collection of laughter and love wrapped up in one book!
Love this book in audio and just as much in print. The wallflowers series is such a breath of fresh air for historical romance. The characters are liv..Show More »ely and different and don't let the normal restrictions stop them from having a wonderful time.
Lillian and Marcus are easily my favourite couple of the series. They are completely different and manage to find love in each other that makes me sigh every time.
How on earth was Lisa Kleypas going to make a hero out of St. Vincent? That one question had me rushing to buy this book. By the end of the previous..Show More » book in the series, I thought him the most despicable kind of reprobate. I defiantly set out to prove that there was no way she could convince me to like the cad. To pair him with sweet gentle Evie, my favorite wallflower? Oh how could Klypas be so cruel? Well, all I can say is I was half in love with the complex man myself by the end of the book, and her development and expansion of our shyest Wallflower's character was spot on. An absolutely fantastic read that was brought to life by Rosalyn Landor. Well done!
This is an excellent series. I love how each story focuses on a particular "wallflower," but still gives you great insights into the lives of the oth..Show More »er girls. Very entertaining and credit-worthy.
I originally read the first 4 books of this series back in 2009; the audio books hadn’t been published then. This series was my introduction to ..Show More »the Historical Romance genre, and I’ve loved it ever since. So, when I finally saw this published on audio in 2010, I let the average ratings influence my decision to pass over it. In a way, I’m glad I didn’t listen to it then. I can see why some were disappointed, the novel length doesn’t permit the depth of the story or characters that make Ms. Kleypas' historicals so enjoyable: however; since it had been a long time since I revisit the Wallflower setting, I found this novel immensely enjoyable, it served as a reminder of the great entertainment and escapism Ms. Kleypas delivers with her books. The desire of the Bowman’s family to marry their offspring into English nobility, to elevate their social status by bringing blue blood into the lineage doesn’t stop with just their daughters, and it’s Rafe Bowman’s (eldest brother of Lillian and Daisy) turn to come to England and try to win the hand of Miss Nathalie Blandford, a very rich and upper class socialite girl, but it will be her cousin and paid companion, Hanna, who would have the biggest doubts about this proposed union, and as she embarks in the task of finding out what is this American rogue all about, she begins to lose her heart in the process. Rafe Bowman is not a saint, and as a powerful Wall Street Mogul he has been privy to a life of debauchery, and frankly, he’s far from a gentleman, but he will try everything in his power to fulfill his parents’ wishes - securing his place in his family’s fortune it’s an important gold he must accomplish. But, the brain will say one thing while the heart says another; Rafe, immediately finds himself attracted to Nathalie’s poor cousin, who in no way will help his financial or social status. Will Rafe follow his father’s orders, or will he sacrifice everything for his capricious heart? I can’t say the Rafe is my favorite male lead in the series, but I always enjoy seeing a bad boy brought to his knees by the power of love. Although, I think this could be enjoyed as a standalone novel, I feel the references to past characters will have you wonder, plus this is a great historical romance series, and should be enjoyed and its entirety. Genre - Historical Romance Sensuality - Hot (adult read/listen)
This it’s not the first time I’ve mentioned how much I enjoy Rosalyn Landors’s narrations, her elegant tone and clear British accent are perfect to transport you to the era, her delivery lends authenticity to the novels and immediately places you in the story. I never have a problem distinguishing the female and male voices, the sarcastic lines are perfectly delivered, enhancing the dialogue by truly conveying the characters’ wit. Although, I have to admit, I do like my male characters’ voice delivered in a deeper tone, I have always given Ms. Landor a pass because the overall narration is truly enjoyable, and regardless of the tone, I always get a clear picture of their personality. All in all, this is fantastic performance by Ms. Landor.