Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wallflower Gone Wild by Maya Rodale

Wallflower Gone Wild (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #2)
Release date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Bad Boys and Wallflowers #2

In the second in Maya Rodale’s delightful Wallflower series, London’s Least Likely to Cause a Scandal is taking Society by storm…

Being good has worked out very badly for Lady Olivia Archer. All she has to show for four seasons on the marriage mart is the nickname Prissy Missy. Her prospects are so bleak that her parents have betrothed her to a stranger with a dire reputation. If Phinneas Cole—aka The Mad Baron—wants a biddable bride, perhaps Olivia can frighten him off by breaking every ladylike rule.

Phinn has admired Olivia’s poise and refinement from afar…qualities that appear to have vanished now that they are officially engaged. This Olivia is flirtatious, provocative, and wickedly irresistible. She’s not at all the woman he bargained for, yet she’s the only one he wants.

He’s determined to woo her. She’s determined to resist. But Olivia is discovering there’s nothing so appealing as a fiancĂ© who’s mad, bad, and dangerously seductive…

My Rating: 5 Roses

I totally loved book 1 in this series, so I was expecting a lot from this one. And it definitely didn't disappoint! Wallflower Gone Wild was a fantastic read. The romance was lovely, the story was fun, and it was a truly enjoyable read. Loved it!

Olivia was a lovely heroine. She was a perfect lady who was sick of following the rules and decided to make her own. I have to say, it was entertaining watching her struggle to find those. She was really nice and sweet, but it would be a mistake to underestimate her willpower. My only problem with her was that she was quick to judge Phinn. She knew what it was like to face malicious gossip, which often had little base in truth, and she should have given him more of a chance to prove himself. It didn't match her otherwise forgiving and kind nature. Other than that, though, I really liked her.

Phinn was a total sweetheart. He was a man more interested in science than society, but that led him to have...underdeveloped social skills. He had a knack for saying the wrong thing and didn't know the first thing about wooing a lady. It was so fun to see his floundering, yet adorable attempts to win Olivia. He was a truly good man and a nice guy, despite the gossip about him. He was so sweet and wonderful and I totally loved him.

The romance was very sweet. Even with Olivia's wariness, their feelings for each other were always clear. They just didn't quite know what to do with them. I thought they were lovely together.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. The secrets of what really happened to Phinn's first wife kept me drawn in and took me by surprise. Thought I do wish there had been a little more done with them. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was adorable. I can't wait to read book 3 and see what happens to the last London's Least Likely.

Wallflower Gone Wild was a fantastic historical romance. I loved this book! It was a sweet, truly enjoyable read. Romance lovers, this is a book you definitely need to read.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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