I loved this book. All the charachters were well written, although both mothers were very harshly drawn. Lisa Kleypas has really made me a fan of historicals, which I used to never read.
American Heiress Lilliam Bowman and her family are guests at the home of the Earl of Westcliff, one of London's most eligible bachelors. Lillian and Marcus have met before, and clashed over her unseemly American ways. But when Marcus kisses her, Lillian is overcome with a passion for a man she doesn't even like. Even though he tries to stay away from her, Marcus can't believe he is considering taking a woman so unsuitable to be his bride.
Entertaining story with great dialogue. Loved Marcus's apology to Lillian for kissing her. This is the second book in the Wallflower series. I highly recommend it.
Wonderful story of two strong characters who come to discover love after the initial dislike. opposites attract and fireworks ensue!
This is my favorite of the Wallflowers books. I sometimes find romances that begin with the hero and heroine disliking each other very annoying, but if they're done right they can be great. This is one of the good ones. I love the chemistry between the two characters. Also, Westcliff is AWESOME. If I were going to marry an English lord, he'd be at the top of my list. He's a very strong character, both as a forceful but honorable leader of his family, but also as a sympathetic character, protective of all those he loves (not just the heroine). I highly recommend this. I reread it from time to time when I need something light but satisfying.
This was not my favorite Kleypas book. I enjoyed the characters but at the same time found myself irritated with their behavior. My favorite comment: Marcus says to Lillian..."Queen Victoria herself could not drag a pair of savage brats like you along the path of respectability." Take that you heathen. He obviously wasn't trying to woo her at this point.