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Friday, 17 February 2012
Review: Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
This is the last full length book in the Wallflowers quartet and I can’t give it anything but 5 feathers, although maybe not my favourite in the series I still think it was brilliant, fantastic, amazing and any other synonyms you can think of. After having gotton to know Daisy over the previous three books I am delighted that she has finally gotten her HEA, although I don’t think this book has the passionate and turbulent emotions that the other books seem to possess, this seemed to be more of a sweet love story. Not that they weren’t passionate and this book does have its steamy moments, but I don’t believe Matthew Swift is quite as memorable as Simon Hunt’s ruthless and piratical edge, Westcliffe’s arrogance and unexpected passion and St. Vincent’s cold sensuality. He is however perfect for Daisy and one thing I will remember from this book is the button.
Like the others in this series it also has its funny moments, in particular a vicious game of bowls and of course ever present wit, humour and banter that permeates the whole series. This book also gives you the opportunity to see the other wallflowers and peeks into how their HEAs are working out, and also further demonstrates the friendship between the four women and the sisterly affection between Lillian and Daisy.
So I am sad to ending such a brilliant series and a cast of characters that are warm, funny and showcase some of the best that historical romance and indeed romance has to offer. Luckily for us Lisa Kleypas has written a load more books all of which are of a very high standard, but the Wallflower Quartet holds a special place for me and I already look forward to a reread.
My favourite Daisy Quote:
”Father, wouldn’t it be wonderful if hummingbirds had tea parties and we were small enough to be invited?”
My favourite Matthew Quote:
"Is there any emergency for which you are not prepared, Mr Swift?"
"Miss Bowman, if I had enough pockets I could save the world.”