Scandal in Spring - Wallflowers, Bk 4 Author:Lisa Kleypas After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman's father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can't snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses--the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift. — Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do ... more »whatever it takes to marry someone...anyone...other than Matthew. But she doesn't count to Matthew's unexpected charm...or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she was always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams.
But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncovered...one that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy's wildest fantasies.« less
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In the story of the final Wallflower, Daisy, I think her story was just okay. It didn't help that the story before was Devil in Winter, a favorite for all romance readers. I found myself a bit bored with Daisy's story. I think there was not a huge focus on the couple, but involved previous Wallflowers, which did not work in the connection between the two. Some moments in the story were amusing, the key incident and I think that the ring was so romantic! Unfortunately, the story was forgettable, but it's not a reason to not finish the series. I have really enjoyed the Wallflower series, but this one was my least favorite.
The last of the wallflowers, Daisy Bowman has been given an ultimatum by her father. Either find a husband, or marry the man he picks for her...Matthew Swift. Daisy doesn't want anything to do with Matthew, remembering him as a sober man who never smiles. But when Daisy meets Matthew again, sparks fly.
This was my least favorite of Kleypas' Wallflower series. Even though both the hero and heroine are both likeable characters, I kept waiting for something interesting to happen. If you are reading the series, I would still read it for the closure. But in my opinion, it is just your average historical romance.
I just adore this quartet. Daisy is the bookish dreamer of the group. She discovers that her father has set her up with his young business partner, father knows best? Of course, both parties want nothing to do with each other, but the chemistry speaks for itself. Enough intrigue and plenty of scenes with the other wallflowers. I will miss this series.
One word to describe this story: Sweet. Everything about this story was very sweet. I had a hard time with Daisy's parents reacting the way they did to Matthew's big secret. It just seemed out of character, but overall it was an easy, enjoyable read.
On another note, I'm so glad Kleypas didn't resort to her usual someone gets deathly ill and has to be nursed back to health plotline here. That by itself earned it a few more stars than usual.