Series: Wallflowers #4
Also in this series: Secrets of a Summer Night, It Happened One Autumn, Devil in Winter
Genres: Historical, Romance
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.
Will I become a Kleypas fan?
Thoughts on Scandal in Spring
I have a confession to make. I’m afraid if I hold it in anymore, I’ll swoon, and every historical romance readers knows, no one likes a swooner. When I’m finished you are permitted, of course, to give me the cut direct.
I’m not sure I see the Kleypas hype.
It’s not that I disliked Scandal in Spring. I did like it. And certainly, I liked it a lot more than the first Lisa Kleypas book I read, which I stopped and returned to the library after a dubious consent scene and annoying characters. And I’m definitely pleased enough to continue with the rest of the series.
(But seriously, Amanda, did you really have to start with the fourth book in the series?)
It’s just… everyone raves about Lisa Kleypas. But I… I am not raving. I wasn’t sure I’d like Daisy at first. I did like Matthew, but I’ve found myself getting impatient with characters who hold back secrets from their past. (Which isn’t a Kleypas thing, mind you, just a general preference.)
And so, it was a nice book. I liked it. I think I would have liked it more if I’d read previous books in the series, since the other couples got page time. I wasn’t fond of the constant switches in POV, but… it was still good.
Kleypas fans, advise me: where do I go from here?