Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What a Wallflower Wants Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the What a Wallflower Wants book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a print set of the Bad Boys and Wallflowers series. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Bad Boys and Wallflowers #3

In the third novel in Maya Rodale’s charming Wallflower series, London’s Least Likely to Be Caught in a Compromising Position finds temptation in a devilishly handsome stranger . . .

Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret.

Everyone knows that she’s the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season-but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.

John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is nobody’s hero.

He’s a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and ambitious plans for his future-that do not include a wife. When he finds himself stranded at a country inn with a captivating young woman, a delicate dance of seduction ensues. He knows he should keep his distance. And he definitely shouldn’t start falling in love with her.

When Prudence’s dark past comes back to haunt her, John must protect her-even though he risks revealing his own secrets that could destroy his future.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A fantastic historical romance that I absolutely loved, What a Wallflower Wants was a delight of a read. It was sweet, romantic, and managed to surprise me and I really enjoyed it.

Prudence was a great heroine. She was resilient and stronger than she gave herself credit for. She was definitely likable and I thought she was lovely.

John was wonderful as well. Sweet and protective over his loved ones. He was definitely chivalrous, determined to not only protect the women in his life, but also teach them to protect themselves. He definitely had some secrets that I didn't expect. He was just great and I really liked him as well.

The romance was delightful. Prudence and John were perfect together. I loved how John help Prudence be more confident in herself and move past what happened to her during her first Season. Their romance was both sweet and spicy and I thought they were great together.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were definitely a few surprises along the way that I never saw coming. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

What a Wallflowers Wants was a wonderful historical romance that I really loved. It was sweet, romantic, and held a few surprises along the way. Romance lovers, this is a book you won't want to miss.

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

After supper they retired to chairs before the fire. Castleton’s conversational needs were apparently satisfied for the evening; he was absorbed by a thick book. She was curious about it but did not wish to disturb him. Not wanting to be alone, Prudence took the chair beside Castleton and stared into the fire and basked in its warmth. So much had happened in just a few days and her heart and mind had hardly settled from it all. There were so many questions that she frustratingly could not obtain answers to—what had happened to her maid? What about Cecil and the others in the mail coach? Had that highwayman been apprehended, or did he roam free in the countryside. Her gaze fell on Castleton’s boots. Shiny. She dared a sideways glance at him. Anything was possible she supposed. But something didn’t quite add up to her, for Castleton had been nothing but kind and solicitous to her, which seemed at odds with the sort of man that robbed carriages in the dead of the night. This was the sort of ridiculous notion that Emma would entertain, spurred on by her sentimental novels. Instead, Prudence resumed her fretting about her maid, and her fellow travels, and Cecil, and if Cecil even deserved her worry. They must be fine. Just as she was fine. She was a young lady alone in the world with no prospects for her future. There was a small part of Prudence that was quite content for it to never stop raining so she might stay here in this inn so she didn’t have to return to London and face her failures on the marriage mart. She could remain here. With Castleton.
Up for grabs is a print set of the full Bad Boys and Wallflowers series.
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About the Author:
Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence and it wasn’t long before she was writing her own. Maya is now the author of multiple Regency historical romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

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