Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born. It happened at the ball Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely "the thing. It happened in the garden When Marcus shockingly—and dangerously—swept her into his arms.
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Return to Book Page. Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born. It happened at the ball Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely "the thing. 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 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 Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Wallflowers 2. Vincent , Marcus Marsden, Earl of Westcliff.
Hampshire, England , London, England , Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about It Happened One Autumn , please sign up. Actually one of the reasons I love reading regencies is for the language, the writing style and the unique vocabulary. Is there a book for Lord Westcliff? See all 11 questions about It Happened One Autumn…. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. It Happened One Autumn stand-alone. One can scarcely conceive of a more ill-suited pair. She cannot stand to be around the stuffy Earl, though he makes her tingle in odd places. Marcus steers clear of the willful American pretty much ever since he caught her playing baseball in her knickers. She might do things to his libido, but that does not make her wife material. Seven words to describe Marcus Marsden, The Earl of Westcliff: Trailblazer, charismatic, proper, loyal, hard-headed, graceful and noble.
Seven words to describe Lillian Bowman, Lilly: Opinionated, snarky, strong, stubborn, innocent, independent and loyal. It Happened One Autumn, told from dual POVs, is an opposite attracts hate-to-love romance with sexual tension overload, hilarious situations and bantering plus lots of obstacles along the way. Stellar character development in both the superb cast to be featured in many more books and the unforgettable Lord Westcliff and his Lillian.
View all 54 comments. I was really looking forward to Lillian's book. I loved her brash, foul mouthed, outspoken american ways. I couldn't wait for her to bring Westcliff to his knees. So I was a little disappointed that for half the book Westcliff fought his attraction to Lillian. I also didn't like that Lord St. Vincent was trying to court her or that they kissed.
I wanted Westcliff to go after her like Simon from book one went after his wife! I did like Westcliff and loved Lillian. I enjoyed their relationship when they got around to having one. I even liked St. Vincent even though he acted like a villain towards the end. I am still looking forward to his book with Evie. Overall it was an enjoyable read! Just not as good as I expected. View all 39 comments. May 10, Auntee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Every fan of historicals.
Why are the best books the hardest to review? I'm not sure I can come up with enough superlatives for this one, the second book in Lisa Kleypas's magical Wallflowers series. I think she hit the ball out of the park with this humorous, emotional, romantic read!
I had my doubts coming into this, after reading Secrets of a Summer Night. In that book Marcus, Lord Westcliff most eligible bachelor in England , was such an uptight, humorless stick-in-the-mud--how was I going to fall for him in his own Why are the best books the hardest to review?
In that book Marcus, Lord Westcliff most eligible bachelor in England , was such an uptight, humorless stick-in-the-mud--how was I going to fall for him in his own book? Ahh, but LK did a with his character, giving us his whole backstory including brutal childhood , and I got to understand him, and fall in love with him right along with the heroine, American soap heiress Lillian Bowman.
Now, Lillian--I loved this girl despite or maybe because she was so opinionated, headstrong, irreverent, stubborn, sharp-tongued, funny,--and she took no guff from the button-downed, often arrogant Westcliff.
Oh how they battled! Their arguing and sniping masked a heap of sexual tension between the two. He wanted her but hated that he did; she wanted him but hated that she did!
You knew something had to give--who would be the first to break down and do something about it? There were many, many scenes in this book that either made me laugh or made me sigh in satisfaction. Any of the many conversations between Lillian and the other Wallflowers Annabelle, Evie, Daisy--they had such fun together , but especially between Lillian and younger sister Daisy and the experiments with the perfume that Lillian insisted worked as an aphrodesiac.
I also got a chuckle out of Westcliff and his friends Hunt, St. Vincent, Shaw discussing the frequency of their sexual liasons, and the time Hunt caught Westcliff and Lillian in a compromising position and teased him about his "once a week" beliefs. The sighing? When Westcliff decides to give Lillian a few pointers about how to bat; their first kiss while hiding behind the hedgerow; the scene in the Butterfly Court smokin' hot ; the scene with the pear brandy funny and scorching hot ; when Westcliff professes his feelings and tells Lillian that she can be whoever she wants to be as long as she's with him; the poached pear scene yowza!
Yay, Marcus! As usual, Kleypas's story is superbly written, with vivid descriptions of the characters, the food the calf's head! Kleypas leaves no stone unturned in her storytelling--the characters backstories and every emotion are all layed out for the reader to enjoy--I felt that I was right there in the s English countryside, witnessing it all.
Now LK threw a bit of a curveball that I didn't see coming, regarding St. Vincent who I was liking just fine , that made me dislike him. Now how is she going to redeem him in his book Devil in Winter? I can't wait to find out! I don't know if she can top this one, which earns 5 big stars! Westcliff as I see him View all 86 comments. Oct 29, Katerina rated it liked it Shelves: reads , historical-romance , historical-fiction , regency.
It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers #2)(2) by Lisa Kleypas
It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas is an excellent read that keeps the readers on toes from the first page to the last. If you are interested in reading this novel, you can download its ePub, PDF or Mobi formats just in a few clicks. It Happened One Autumn is another amazing story, filled with twists and turns, fast paced, lots of action, suspense which continued to increase, mystery. Lisa Kleypas is the author of this novel. The author brings this story alive. There are times when you find yourself thinking about what would I do if this was me. You turn-page after page and find yourself holding your breath.
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She deposited it at the bottom of the armoire and closed it out of sight. Rapidly Lillian strode to the washstand, emptied the dirty water into the slop jar below, and poured fresh water into the bowl. Washing her face and arms hastily, she blotted her skin with a length of clean toweling. Suddenly a key turned in the lock, and both girls glanced at each other in alarm. They headed for their separate beds with running leaps, landing on the mattresses just as their mother entered the room.