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Title: What a Wallflower Wants
Written by Maya Rodale
Published by Avon
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Romance
Pages: 384 pages
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Challenges: Historical Romance Challenge
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.
Warning: This review may contain spoilers
What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale is the third book in her Bad Boys and Wallflowers series and features Prudence, the third lady in the trio of best friends.
I’m a little bit torn by this book. And although I liked the writing and the style, I found it hard to relate and like Prudence. I also didn’t like the abduction scene and how it came about. I just felt that it was too… uhmm frivolous or something.
I really felt for Prudence, though since she was sexually assaulted by someone that she was attracted to, and a gentleman at that but still, I didn’t really connect with her as much.
I did enjoy the romance between Prudence and the hero, John Roark, Viscount Castleton despite his lies to her. For some reason, this didn’t really bother me as much.
As much as I liked this book, I enjoyed The Wicked Wallflower (I rated it 5 stars) best.