Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 3 October, 2014 by Amanda / 4 Comments

Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Series: Wallflowers #4
three-half-stars
Also in this series: Secrets of a Summer Night, It Happened One Autumn, Devil in Winter
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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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.

*ducks*

*peeks up*

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?

three-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 7, Review: Amanda,

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4 Responses to “Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I hate it when I finish a book and can’t help but wonder if I read the same story as everyone else when my rating doesn’t match the norm. Stating at the fourth installment can be tricky though, and personally I wouldn’t give up on an author without going back to the beginning. That’s the only real way you’ll know for sure if this series is a keeper IMO.

  2. I’ve read the whole Wallflower series and honestly Daisy’s book seemed to be the weakest in the series. The best IMO and the one EVERYONE fan girls over is the third book Devil in Winter. However in order to get the full effect of the third book, you should at least read the second and then the third book. The ending of the second really kind of sets up the third. For me DiW really was the series. I’m feeling a re-read coming. ;)

    • Yeah, a few others have said the same of Devil in Winter. I just keep grabbing books off the library shelf, which means I end up in the middle of a series. =/ Or the end, in this case.

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