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Preview — It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers #2)
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. Lill ...more
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It Happened One Autumn was a good read but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. I was really looking forward to Lillian's book. I loved her brash, foul mouthed, outspoken american ways. I couldn't wait for her to bring Westcliff to his knees. So I was a little disappointed that for half the book Westcliff fought his attraction to Lillian. I also didn't like that Lord St. Vincent was trying to court her or that they kissed. I wanted Westcliff to go a ...more
I had my doubts coming into this, after reading Secrets of a Summer Night. In that book Marcus, Lord Westcliff (most eligible bachelor in England), was such an uptight, humorless stick-in-the-mud--how was I going to fall for him in his own ...more
THE HUSBAND HUNTERS ARE BACK!
In London (1843) a pact is made between 4 wallflowers. They will help each other find husbands starting with the oldest and working down to the youngest.
(1) Annabelle is the oldest of the pact. Married - first book.
(2) Lillian is a rich American who has not acclimated to England.
(3) Evie is painfully shy and stutters.
(4) Daisy is the younger sister to Lillian.
IT HAPPENED ONE AUTUMN is another GREAT installment in this series of wallflowers. Lil ...more
WOW! I loooved this second installment in Kleypas’s extraordinary Wallflowers series about four very different young ladies in Victorian era England society whose deep bond of friendship sustains them through the trials and tribulations of life, family, relationships, and love.
Wealthy American heiress Lillian Bowman is fiercely independent, strong-willed, feisty, daring, obstinate, brash, honest, outspoken, free-spirited, opinionated...pretty much everything lackin ...more
Wow! Another fun installment of The Wallflowers series.
I love the way Lisa Kleypas developes her characters. Subtly, without pages and pages of narrative descriptives. We learn about them by seeing them in action, or through the eyes of others.
It was such a joy to watch Marcus, Lord Westcliff, put aside the bitterness of his childhood, the will of his mother and the demands of his title and just allow himself to experience the emotions which, despite his best efforts, were awakened by Lillian Bo ...more
One thing's for sure: Westcliff, the hero, has much more patience for ill-mannered houseguests than I do. The houseguest in question being the heroine, Miss Lillian Bowman.
The brash American heiress and the starchy English earl, so much potential especially in the hand of such a skilled author, and in fact, for the greater part the book delivered on all accounts and I enjoyed most of their scenes together immensely. If only Lillian had been a little less confrontational. I understand ...more
This is one of the funniest historical romances I have read and I laughed out loud so many times. The Wallflower series is one of the most wonderful historical romance series out there! But I really recommend that you read this series in order. The first time, I read Devil in Winter before this one, and that was clearly a mistake since I knew pretty much the whole twist.
Lillian is a wonderful strong, brazen, independent, American heroine and I really like ...more
Lo que adoré a estos personajes, lo que me divertí y lo que disfruté con es ...more
"Just pull at it."
"It hurts. It's throbbing."
"I can't! It's truly stuck. I need something to make it slippery. Do you have some sort of lubricant nearby?"
"Much as it may surprise you, we've never needed lubricant in the library before now."
And that, yes that, is why I continue to read books like this.
This book is another great addition to the highly entertaining wish-fulfilment romance that is the Wallflower series. What this series does so well is the female bonding/friendships. The wallflowers recognise a basic fact, that being a woman comes with certain disadvantages and loss of privileges men nev ...more
American heiress Lillian Bowman came to London along with her family to pursue a worthy husband of her status. However, Lillian seem ...more
I've never been a chronological reader; I just pick up whatever book that catches my fancy. When I read It Happened One Autumn for the first time, I had no idea what I was getting into—I started the series with it. The description had simply intrigued me, since I've always been a fan of the "stoic-hero-cracks-under-the-heroine's-spell" trope, a la Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
But this time around, after re-reading the series, I find myself having a totally deeper appreciation o ...more
Marcus, Lord Westcliff is one of the most eligible bachelors in England. He knows it is his duty to marry well. Someone of his own station ... but he is attracted to a brash American girl. And he is not happy. He does not like her, he does not want to be attracted to her! And the feeling is mutual from her.
And once he had passed judgment on someone, he rarely changed his opini...more
-No hay nada en este mundo más hermoso que tu sonrisa... ni sonido más dulce que el de tu risa... No hay mayor placer que poder rodearte con mis brazos. Hoy me he dado cuenta de que no podré vivir sin ti, por muy testaruda y alborotadora que seas. Eres mi única esperanza de felicidad, tanto en esta vida como en la siguiente. Dime, Lillian, amor mío... ¿cómo es posible que te hayas colado en lo más profundo de mi corazón?
Ay noo con frases como estás una muere de amor y soltero ...more
I loved this book. It was amazing from the begining to the end. I must say that while in the first book I got infratuated with the story, in this one I did with the characters, Lillian and Marcus were perfect for each other. I really liked Lillian, I guess I must really like it when the woman is strong and doesn't back down because that was what I apreciated more from her pers ...more
Lo mismo hay media estrellita de más pero me lo he pasado tan bien leyendo... Lo demás ya lo contaré en la reseña XDD
(Pero Lisa Kleypas, ahora mismo te mataría, que lo sepas)
Lo mejor es la pareja protagonista y las situaciones en las que se ven envueltas, porque esa lucha de voluntades nos hacen vivir situaciones increíbles. Lilliam es testaruda, contestona y con una voluntad de hierro y Marcus...no se que decir de él, me ha encantado¡¡¡ es igual que ella y le da la replica, pero además tiene el handicap de haber tenido una infancia horrible y haberla superado.
Las floreros aunque siguen ...more
Miss Annabelle Payton, Miss Lillian Bowman, Miss Evangeline Jenner and Miss Daisy Bowman are regular sights at the peripheral of a ballroom. Each young lady has their own difficulties making them untenable prospects to the bachelors of the ton. However, they strike up an unlikely friendship each vowing to help the others out to find a husband by means fair and foul. After Annabelle’s successful marriage to Mr Hunt, it is now the turn of the dollar princess, Miss Lillian Bowman, she is both irre ...more
Every time Westcliff glanced at her, touched her, smiled at her, it provoked a feeling that she had never known before. A painful feeling of yearning that made her want impossible things.
Lillian Bowman might be a wallflower, but she sure doesn’t act like one. I loved how headstrong she is, she’s passionate, opinionated and not shy at all. Her parents had brought her and her sister from America to England, hoping they could find husbands for their daughters, and hopefully they would be nobilit...more
The quintessential domineering, opinionated and infuriating alpha up against a woman who is the farthest thing from a shrinking violet! These two butt heads from the first book and continue on in book 2 but when they get together they just just melt off the pages. The romance makes your eyes all watery and you're sighing so, so slowly with a choked voice: Ohhhh myyyyy gawwwwwwd **sigh, sigh sigh** (!!)
Excellent secondary characters too with th ...more
I LOVE LOVE Lord Marcus Westcliff. He can land any single lady because of his title and money. He’s not the typical gentleman, in the sense, he likes to work and he may seem snobby, but his best friend is a common man.
Lillian is the opposite of what Marcus is looking for in a wife. First off, she’s American! * ...more
Other than that, I'm having a lot of fun reading these and I'm absolutely loving the female friendships!
Thank you, Nicole!
I think I liked this one slightly more than the first - if that's possible. And, it wasn't just because of the hero/heroine, it was the side characters. St. Vincent is sex-on-a-stick awesomeness wrapped in a dangerously beautiful burrito wrapper. One please!
I also loved seeing the married relationship between Simon and Annabelle. His devotion to her is adorable.
In this story, w ...more
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