It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 23 March, 2015 by Amanda / 12 Comments

It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
Series: Wallflowers #2
Also in this series: Scandal in Spring, Secrets of a Summer Night, Devil in Winter
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.

It happened at the ball...

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely "the thing." And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London's most eligible aristocrat.

It happened in the garden...

When Marcus shockingly—and dangerously—swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn't even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed...thank goodness they weren't caught very nearly in the act!

It happened one autumn...

Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly his bride?

Amanda says, fun explosions are fun.

My Thoughts on It Happened One Autumn

Since I read the fourth book first in this series (way to go me), I got to see Marcus and Lillian before their story. So I kind of knew things. THINGS! But it didn’t affect my enjoyment of It Happened One Autumn.

So. This book. I enjoyed this one more than the first book. It had less of the drama (often unnecessary, at least to me) that I usually associate with Lisa Kleypas romances.

Lillian is headstrong and Marcus doesn’t like her, but that’s exactly what makes It Happened On Autumn so much fun. I do so love when two main characters dislike each other at the beginning. Makes for fun explosions. In this case, it starts with kisses in the bushes as they hide from people. And they still don’t like each other.

See? Fun explosions.

A good portion of the book involves Lillian and Marcus fighting their attraction for each other. And there’s the perfume stuff, which I thought would play a more important role considering the prologue. Still. Still. There were other THINGS happening that made the last part of this book less about what happens between Lillian and Marcus and more about OUTSIDE FACTORS. Which is good.

Also? Very curious about how what happens at the end of the book affects Devil in Winter. BECAUSE THINGS! AND OTHER STUFF! And that’s all I can say.


Filed under: ESR: 7, Review: Amanda,


12 Responses to “It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I do so enjoy characters who dislike one another initially Amanda, it just adds so much tension! I also thoroughly enjoy when outside factors are what challenge the romance rather than a whole lot of drama and angst from the couple themselves. I tire of the “you’re too good for me” push away around the 75% mark.
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  2. I really liked this book. It’s been YEARS since I’ve read it last, but this is a favorite Kleypas novel. I also love that a decent about of the conflict was outside factors. After finishing this I wasn’t sure if I would like Devil in Winter, but I was wrong. I hope you like it (although I think you already read it).
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  3. oh those fun explosions between Lillian and Marcus…*sigh* I adored this series, and this book was so much fun. I especially loved her drunken scene in the library with the pear!! Loved your review, I really love this series, Devil in Winter is pretty amazing too, probably this book and that one are two of my favorites from this author. But honestly I don’t think there is a book of hers that I have read that I didn’t like.
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