Monday, 20 February 2012
Quick Review: Winning the Wallflower - Eloisa James
Plain and tall (according to the lady herself). Titled, and irreproachably proper (according to her fiancé).
Until, overnight, she becomes . . .
Lady Lucy Towerton:
Heiress (thanks to an aged aunt’s bequest). Belle of the Ball (so say the fortune hunters of the ton).
In charge of her own destiny (finally!), Lucy breaks her engagement and makes up her mind to never be proper again . . .
NOTE: This novella is related to "The Duke is Mine" and includes Olivia Lytton
Happily Ever Afters Series:
A Kiss at Midnight
Storming the Castle (Novella)
When Beauty Tamed the Beast
Winning the Wallflower (Novella)
The Duke is Mine
The Ugly Duchess
Seduced by a Pirate (Novella)
Once Upon a Tower (2013)
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Lucy doesn't hold out much hope for her chances of marrying for love, she is taller than most men and rarely even gets asked to dance at the balls she attends. When Cyrus asks her to marry him she knows it is only because he wants her title. His mother caused a scandal when she married a mere solicitor and Cyrus is determined to win back the family status. Lucy is attracted to him though and secretly quite pleased to be marrying him. Everything changes when she becomes an heiress, suddenly she has people queueing up to marry her and her mother wants her to break off her engagement and find someone more suitable. Lucy has other ideas though, she has absolutely no intention of marrying someone who wants her for her title or for her money - she'd rather wait for love.
I've really been enjoying Eloisa James' Happily Ever After series and Winning the Wallflower was no exception. This was a really sweet romance and one I'd definitely recommend to fans of the series. Although it does include a brief appearance from Olivia Lytton, the main character in The Duke is Mine, this story doesn't include spoilers for that or any other book in the series so far and could easily be read as a stand alone. This is one of my favourite historical romance series though, especially when I'm looking for a fun, light hearted and saucy read, so I would highly recommend checking out the rest of the books too.
Source: Received from Piatkus Entice in exchange for an honest review
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