Wallflower Series, Book 2
RACHEL VAN DYKEN AND LEAH SANDERS
Rating: 5 Cups
Seeing Anthony Benson’s obvious interest in a redhead, Ambrose challenges him to make her fall in love with him in four weeks. Barely hearing the terms, Anthony agrees, before realizing the terms’ implications, but no problem–Viscount Maddox is irresistible when it comes to women.
Lady Bridget wants out. After seeing how the married women in her life live, marriage is the last thing she wants. She has much better things to do. So when the arrogant playboy, Viscount Maddox, starts paying her unwanted attentions, she does her best to set him down.
When the first meeting ends up with a misunderstanding and an accident, Anthony is all the more determined to make her like him. Their consequential meetings also result in a set down and accidents that begin to make Anthony feel dejected. Finally, he goes to enlist Bridget’s help in faking her affections, so he can win the wager and get her out of the season without getting married. However, not all is as easy as it sounds. With each incident, Anthony finds himself losing his heart, but how to make this lady love him back when he has become a bumbling fool? You have to read to find out.
After reviewing Waltzing with the Wallflower, I was waiting very impatiently for this sequel. Having high expectations after the first book, I dived into this as soon as I received it. Let me say, Ms. Van Dyken and Ms. Sanders have not failed me. This book is as good as the first and in some instances better. Readers will see a reformed rake in ways such as never before–a bumbling fool and a blue-stocking who, for once, is actually NOT impressed by the rake. Their conversations are delightful and do not forget the secondary characters. Love them. They provide the right amount of support, without taking the spotlight away. The unlikely fear from a fruit, the accidents and bumbling proposals are highly entertaining. It also has some serious moments, and the final proposal has me in tears, just like Lady Bridget. This would be a delightful addition to readers’ libraries. Do not take my word for it. Go ahead. Try it firsthand. As for me, I am starting to count down the days, in anticipation for the next book.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More