Lisa Kleypas : Scandal In Spring
Back Blurb :
Four young ladies enter London society in 1841 and band together to find a husband each. Three have found love – has the fourth Wallflower now met her match?
After spending three London season’s searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman is told by her father – in no uncertain term’s – that if she can’t snare an appropriate suiter, she will marry the man he chooses; the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift.
Daisy is initially horrified. But she hasn’t counted on Matthew’s unexpected charm – or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond their control. 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 View :
The fourth instalment of the Wallflowers is just as we would come to expect it to be, it is full of evocative, sentimental and emotional angst everything that a Kleypas book should be, but I have to say that it doe’s lack that usual Wallflower charm. True it is very entertaining the character’s as always a so beautifully written that we fall in love with them from the first page but for me this isn’t up there with Secret’s of a Summer Night or Devil In Winter which I think are by far the best wallflower instalment’s.
I have always found it harder to relate to the Bowman sister’s then I have Annabelle and Evie, not that they are bad character’s on the contrary they are exactly what you want for a Lisa Kleypas heroine. They are beautiful, sensitive and highly entertaining but like I thought about Lillian Daisy sort of lack’s that sort after charm. What I do like about this one is Matthew he really is the model Kleypas hero he is very much like Marcus; Lord Westcliffe he is opinionated, self assured and extremely evocative he steal’s every scene which isn’t an easy task especially when you have ruthless Simon Hunt, bad boy Sebastion; St Vincent and compelling Westcliffe all in the place but I think he doe’s it with super ease and that is the making of a really, strong character.
There are some very sweet moment’s between Daisy and Matthew and it is very funny when they are bickering, I especially like the Lawn Bowl’s match between them. Equally there is some highly charged, steamy one’s too where your toe’s curl just by being present.
I do love the Wallflower Series, true some I have loved more especially Devil In Winter , which is by far the best in the whole series but it is still a marvellous series. This one may not be my personal favourite but really there is nothing wrong with it, it has everything that you would want from a well loved historical romance series; love and romance, intrigue and suspense we all know how the story’s are going to end but it is fun watching it play out especially if like these they do a lot of bickering.
Like the previous Wallflowers this is definitely a must read.