Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.
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This week, I’m featuring Lisa Kleypas.
It Happened One Autumn, published in 2005
It happened at the ball…
Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.
It happened in the garden…
When Marcus shockingly—and dangerously—swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn’t even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed…thank goodness they weren’t caught very nearly in the act!
It happened one autumn…
Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable…as his bride?
This is the second book in her Wallflowers series and I really, really enjoyed reading this book. Devil in Winter was my favorite in the series but this comes in as a close second. Lillian and Marcus have such strong personalities that it was so much fun watching them interact, in any way, be it antagonistically or through the friendship that they somehow form, and of course, the off-the-charts sexual chemistry and tension between them. I loved how they seem to be two very different people and yet reading their journey to their HEA, you get why they click and why they fit together.
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