Simon's goal to wait until Annabelle was desperate and then make her his mistress was so despicable that I didn't want to read any more about him. Usually her characters are essentially good people. Not this time.
I dont know... maybe when they got married at abut 50% the hunt was over for me and I lost interest. I was expecting more after that, but nope. Someone did get stabbed but was never followed up on. Someone tried to hit on whats her face, then there was a disaster and then love. The end.
I'm interested enough in the side characters to continue reading the series, but this book did not do a lot for me.
An enjoyable romance involving a group of "wallflower" debutantes who are having difficulty snatching husbands. As they group together to solve their problem, they stir up all kinds of trouble.
I enjoyed this historical romance thoroughly. Kleypas sets up a lovely premise with the four wallflowers working together to snag a husband in the difficult market of the early Victorian era. Watching Annabelle and Simon's relationship develop is a thorough delight and the denouement was actually a surprise for me as the final conflict was not what I had anticipated. I'll be picking up the other books in this series and Kleypas has made my list of authors to pick up when I'm in the mood for a historical romance.
This is an excellent series-opening romance, focusing on four wallflowers who make a pact to help each other attract husbands. Annabelle Peyton is the heroine of this first installment, and the story of her romance with a wealthy man of common birth is unusually astute when it comes to social issues and the ways that the world of the aristocracy was changing in the face of industrialism in the mid-19th century. But beyond that, it's also just a really fun book! There's lots of witty banter and humor, and the hero and heroine are exceedingly well-matched. Highly recommended for fans of Julia Quinn and Eloisa James, though this setting of this one is a bit later than theirs.
Superbly written and well paced,this book thoroughly entertains as It follows the escapades of the wallflowers young ladys...has they make way In upper-crust london society...funny! with a bit of mayhem, humor, and enough sensuality to please all of us readers, I love It!!!
Really enjoyed this first in a four-part series. I liked the tension and fun between Annabelle and Simon and I also liked the personalities of the other girls, especially the American debutantes Lilian and Daisy, who seem fiery and good heroines for future books in the series.
I just read this, book one in the wallflowers series. Loved it! It is the first romance novel I've ever read and now i'm hooked! Just about to begin book 2, Autumn.
The wallflower series is amazing!
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