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4th Week of March

21 Mar
4th Week of March

BEST ROMANCE SERIES WORLDWIDE

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The Wallflower Series by Lisa Kleypas

One. Again the Magic

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Blurb

She gave him her innocence…

Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class. Instead, she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna, a servant on her father’s estate. Their passionate transgression was unforgivable—John was sent away, and Aline was left to live in the countryside…an exile from London society.

…and he took her love.

Now McKenna has made his fortune, and he has returned—more boldly handsome and more mesmerizing than before. His ruthless plan is to take revenge on the woman who shattered his dreams of love. But the magic between them burns as bright as ever. And now he must decide whether to let vengeance take its toll…or risk everything for his first, and only, love. 

My Review – There are some stories which you read but in your mind, you feel like you aren’t just reading it but watching the complete story rolling out. 

This felt like one of those 

I have several reasons to love this story and I will mention the top five:

1. Lisa Kleypas’s writing style. She does it every time , plays with the strings of your heart and makes you believe in the power of love, friendship.
2. The best protagonists, the novel is from two point of views and both the leads have a beautiful heart and kind soul.
3. The rich-girl poor-guy theme, I loved the theme. Wow! The novel was very interesting!
4. The Romeo and Juliet kind of love. You will know why I said that when you start the novel. Also no one dies so no the story isn’t similar to the famous romance drama by Shakespeare in that category.
5. Best siblings!

I give it a 5.1 stars!
Man I love Lisa Kleypas 

Two. Secrets of a summer night

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Blurb –

Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.

Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing–and persistent–admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition . . . but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.

Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon–and her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simon’s passionate embrace and tempting kisses . . . and she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all

 

My Review – Wow Wow Wow!!! Read it last week just to be able to post an honest review and fell in love again with Simon. Where are guys like Simon in real life? Answer. Books. 

The last scene was the best. Annabelle Peyton, the sophisticated girl who seriously makes me want to get inside the book and hug her hard. She is so strong, so caring, so confused but so right. 

The best friends! All of them Eva, Lily, Daisy!

Squeal!!!! I love this author, this book, this series! 

The theme of the book, the narration, the plot, the characters,every bloody thing interests me, makes me feel alive, and most of all develops a demon inside me that wants to read and complete the series again!!!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE It!

Third. It Happened One Autumn

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Blurb-

Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.

It happened at the ball

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.

It happened in the garden…

When Marcus shockingly—and dangerously—swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn’t even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed… thank goodness they weren’t caught very nearly in the act!

It happened one autumn…

Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable… as his bride?

My Review –

Lord Westcliffe wasn’t your tall, dark and handsome type. He was the brooding Alpha who despised Lillian, the best badarse no-care-of-the-world heroine I have read!

I want to put all the exclamation marks possible in here!

The most lasciviously sizzling chemistry I have read! Loved the characters, the story, hated Lillian’s parents and Marcus’s Mom and Late Father.

Loved Daisy, Eva, Ana, Sebastian…
Sighing**

Sebastian!

I want to read it again but I have to complete this week’s ‘want to read’!!!

Life is so unfair!

Fourth. Devil in Winter

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Blurb –


Four young ladies enter London society and band together to each find a husband. Has the third “Wallflower” now met her match?

A Devil’s Bargain

Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!

Sebastian’s reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden’s good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.

But Evie’s proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She willnever become just another of the dashing libertine’s callously discarded broken hearts—which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions… or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.


My Review –
My top favourite book since the past two years!

Sebastian …………………… You Are My Favourite Hero 

Eva………………..You Are My Favorite Heroine ( protagonist)
I am speechless, when I love a book too much then I lose words but I will try.

Lisa Kleypas ………….. Ma’am, if feelings could be expressed in words, I’d give you words, if they were expressed in essays, I’d write those , if they were expressed in novels, I’d give you one. You are the best author who writes best classical/historical and modern romance. Your stories just take us into a different world ( I personally don’t want to come out of that world)

Favourite Quote –

“It’s impossible,” he snapped. 

“Why?” 

“Because I’m Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can’t be celibate. Everyone knows that.” 
― Lisa KleypasDevil in Winter

Fifth. Scandal in spring

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Blurb –

After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman’s father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can’t snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses—the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift.

Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone… anyone… other than Matthew. But she doesn’t count on Matthew’s unexpected charm… or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams.

But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncovered… one that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy’s wildest fantasies.

My Review –

The fourth and second last part of the series! 
The most I was excited about was Lillian’s and Daisy’s life, thus , I anticipated a lot and as usual with the other part of this series, this book met my expecations, said hello , crossed them and made me feel terrific!

Loved it! Recommend it to every classical romance lover.

Sixth and last one. A Wallflower Christmas

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Blurb –

The Wallflowers are four young ladies in London who banded together in their wild and wickedly wonderful searches for true love. Now happily married, they join together once again to help one of the world’s most notorious rogues realize that happiness might be right under the mistletoe.…

It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and, if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts. 

A Wallflower Christmas takes a trip to Victorian London, under the mistletoe, and on a journey of the heart. With her trademark charm, sensuality, and unforgettable characters, there’s no one like Lisa Kleypas to make you believe in the magic of Christmas.

My Review – About this story – I don’t think I will ever put a book by Kleypas under less than 5 star. This was a five starer too. Well actually, a 5.1 starer. The story is about Rafe Bowman who has come from America to meet Natalie Blandford but is instantly taken by Hannah. Rafe is threatened by his father, if he doesn’t marry Natalie, he will be disinherited. The marriage is of course, arranged. 
Rafe though has a different mind, he likes Hannah, her knowledge of things.

“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature”

He still falls in love with her. Oh, how the story progressed. From the outrageous kiss to the ungentlemanly behaviour. As for Hannah Appleton, she us just sooooo nice, sweet and understanding. When she hears about Rafe’s past, she is honestly sympathetic. She knows the meaning of love. 
The book was simply my favourite. I am in love with both Hannah and Rafe.
That’s why I don’t review Lisa Kleypas’s novels, I want to read the book whenever I complete reviewing them just to read that ‘scene’ again. That first kiss, first hug, that lovely argument which lead to a steamy hot kiss,that proposal, that awesome end …..man it has no end, never. 

This book doesn’t complete here, we get to meet Lily, Daisy, Eva, and Annabel AGAIN….

THIS MOMENT —- SIGHING*****

“Standing from the bath, Evie dried herself and donned a velvet robe that buttoned along the front. She heard the door open again. “Back to w-warm the bed?” she asked. 

But the voice that answered wasn’t the maid’s. 

“As a matter of fact … yes.” 

Evie stilled at the sound of the deep, silky murmur. 

“I passed the maid on the stairs and told her she wouldn’t be needed tonight,” he continued. “‘If there’s one thing I do well,’ I told her, ‘it’s warming my wife’s bed.'”

Well, you will totally understand my outburst if you read the wallflower series! 

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Nishtha Singh

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