Saturday, February 7, 2015

Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston Review @avonbooks @jenmcqwrites

Diary of an Accidental Wallflower (Seduction Diaries, #1)
Release date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Historical (Victorian) Romance
Series: Seduction Diaries #1

The first irresistible installment in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston's Seduction Diaries series proves that some secrets are too delicious to hide.

Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season’s most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke.

Dr. Daniel Merial is tempted to deliver more than a diagnosis to London's most unlikely wallflower, but he doesn’t have time for distractions, even one so delectable. Besides, she's clearly got her sights on more promising prey. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?

All Clare wants to do is return to the dance floor. But as her former friends try to knock her permanently out of place, she realizes with horror she is falling for her doctor instead of her duke. When her ankle finally heals and she faces her old life again, will she throw herself back into the game?

Or will her time in the wallflower line have given her a glimpse of who she was really meant to be?

My Rating: 4 Roses

Diary of an Accidental Wallflower was a delightful historical romance that I really enjoyed. With its engaging cast of characters, sweet romance, and some secrets that took me by surprise, this book was lovely.

Clare, to be honest, really came off as a snob at first, with her treatment of other people and with how she took such pains to hide the parts of her that weren't considered desirable by society. Twisting her ankle knocked her off her pedestal and forced her to see how different she had become from who she really was. So, as the book went on, she slowly revealed who she really was and became a much more likable character. By the end of the book, I thought she was great.

Daniel was simply wonderful. He was so sweet and smart and just an absolute delight. I loved how kindly he treated not just Clare, but also her siblings and basically any person he came across, no matter their station. He was an absolute sweetheart and I adored him.

The romance was sweet. Clare and Daniel clearly cared for each other, despite the circumstances keeping them apart and, eventually, their feelings became a force great enough to overcome those obstacles. I thought they were a lovely couple.

I liked the secondary characters in this book, from Clare's siblings to the prostitute Handsome Meg. They were all interesting and added an extra element to the story.

The plot moved quickly and kept me engaged all the way through. There were a couple of secrets along the way that truly took me by surprise. I really enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was perfect.

Diary of an Accidental Wallflower was a lovely historical romance that I really liked. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

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


  1. Ooh I am just about to read this one, so your review made me excited to read this one. Great review hun.

  2. I hope you end up liking this book too :)