Winning the Wallflower (Fairy Tales #2.5)
It could only happen in a fairy tale.
Lady Lucy Towerton:
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 e...more
This was a wonderful little story about a girl who feels tall and awkward, so when the most handsome man in Society asked her to marry him-even though she knew it was because she couldn't say no (she thinks she has no prospects), and she knew he needed her title (his mother caused a scandal when she was younger by marrying beneath her station)- Lucy says yes.
Cyrus has a Plan, that's Plan with a capital "P." Nothing on his list involves any form ...more
What was truly diabolical, though, was the inclusion of the first three chapters of each of the other books in the "Fairy Tales" series. I've ordered all that are available now and I'll be gorging myself on smart heroines and difficult heroes for the holidays.
I'm re ...more
As a side note, We also meet Olivia from The Prince is Mine in this novella. Upon meeting her, I'm convinced that I would not like her story...I did not like her! More support for me to stick with novellas!
However, I did like Lucy, the star of this tale. She was betrothed to a handsome man who ...more
Favorite parts of the novella:
Lucy--great character. I loved how she ended up coming into her own an ...more
Sometimes I don't mind a little incorrectness in a historical romance. So what if it isn't accurate and the heroine blurts out some phrases that nobody back then would have understood? Does the story flow? Do you want to read just one more line? Then it's a good book! Job well done! :)
I like romance novels now and again. I like them to be a bit steamy even. I LOVE historical romance novels. So when I stumbled ...more
After reading The Duke Is Mine (#3 in her Fairy Tales series), I wasn't chomping at the bit to jump back into that world. I didn't find the last book's characters all that fascinating, and there was such a slim connection to the fairytale that I felt kind of ripped off. This book wasn't much different in terms of the 'fairytale' part. I still have no idea if it was based on any particular one, 'cause it seemed more like a general Poor Girl Gets Some Money kind of story to me.
But at lea ...more
Even though it was short, it had very likable characters. Lucy was so funny and smart, I love that in a heroine. I liked that she decided she wouldn't settle for someone who didn't love her, not may HR heroines care about that. Cyrus was so proper, arrogant and had a temper, even though he seemed so stayed, my favorite type of hero :D they go down so hard that it's a p ...more
This cute, fun novella is a great segue into the soon-to-be-released The Duke Is Mine and reminds me of what attracted me to Eloisa James in the first place. Well-written and humourous, it was a sweet holiday read that has me excited to receive my pre-ordered copy of TDIM.
SHE is tall, she thinks TOO tall...she IS a wallflower.
Which is why HE chooses to propose to her.
HE doesn't want "fuss" in his life. Surely this tall woman, who sits along the walls won't EVER be a scandal in his life.
That was before Lucy received a HUGE inheritance...and her mother insists she dump Cyrus...
But she doesn't WANT to, he's gorgeous...and she's attracted.
She kisses him...and WOWZA...he kisses her back...and he's knocked asunder...then she dumps him...
I lo ...more
WINNING THE WALLFLOWER is a novella in the Fairy Tales series. It is the story of Lady Lucy Towerton who is engaged to Cyrus Ravensthorpe Who is using her as part of his plan to return his family to aristocratic society after his mother married the family solicitor. When Lucy becomes an heiress, her mother wants her to break the engagement in order to marry a titled gentleman. When Cyrus losses Lucy, he begins to really see her and recognizes that he had ma ...more
Satu lagi kisah cinta dan perjuangan untuk mendapatkannya. Kisah cinta dua anak manusia yg berbeda status ditengah tengah kehidupan zaman para bangsawan masih memandang status kebangsawanan adalah segalanya dibandingkan apapun. Walau akhirnya status yg hilang akhirnya kembali berkat kepercayaan dan kerja keras.
Cyrus putra dari putri seorang duke yg menikahi pengacara keluarga bertekad menikahi Lucy putri ketiga seorang Earl untuk mendapatkan status dan posisi dimata masyarakat kalangan ...more
This w ...more
A sweet, charming novella. The plot is a simple and straight-forward. Given that it's a novella, that's to be expected, but it's why I prefer longer stories, but given the length, it's delightful.
Book provided by the author for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Lucy Towerton who, just as her name suggests, towers over most men of the ton, is a wallflower – a woman destined to sit on the sidelines and watch while other women dance. She is currently engaged, thanks to an arranged marriage, to Cyrus Ravensthorpe, a businessman and the son of a lawyer and a duchess. Lucy’s mother would rather her marry someone of the ton, someone without scandal (Cyrus’s ...more
I think a short story works better as a sequel because then you don't have to do as much character building. That's why I liked Storming the castle better then Winnig the wallflower. In Storming the castle it is also fun to read about characters from the previous book.
The story is quite fun although I found it hard to believe that Cyrus could change so much overnight. Maybe because i ...more