5/5 Historical Romance review copy

Review: The Wicked Wallflower by Maya Rodale

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About the book:

Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement—to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it’s discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she’ll no longer be a wallflower; she’ll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade.

A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke’s tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It’s unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring.

London’s Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity—among other things—of London’s most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma’s wanton side and prove there’s nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers . . . being perfectly scandalous together.

I loved this book! Emma and Ashbrook are wonderful together. I loved how their accidental betrothal comes about and they each plan to use it to their advantage. Emma is such a fun character. She doesn’t simper or fall to “the Ashbrooke effect” (even though she kind of wants too) and Ashbrooke can’t help but be drawn to the one woman who doesn’t seem to want him. I loved their bantering and all the motions they go through for their faux engagement. There is a wonderful ease to their relationship…until they realize that the feelings they have been pretending to have just may be true. I really liked that the hero is the one who is turned upside down the most and has the more emotional story line. Emma falls just as hard, but Blake seems to be on more of a roller-coaster. I can’t wait to read the contemporary series that mirrors this historical (THE BAD BOY BILLIONAIRE’S WICKED ARRANGEMENT) and the next historical in this series (WALLFLOWER GONE WILD).

the book girl gives THE WICKED WALLFLOWER a 5/5

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