It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
Also by this author: Scandal in Spring
Series: Wallflowers #2
Also in this series: Scandal in Spring, A Wallflower Christmas
Published by Avon
Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance
Source: Personal Collection
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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." 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? - via GoodReads
Too much time had passed since I read Secrets of a Summer Night and I wanted to finish my re-read of the Wallflower series before I moved on to her newer series. It was beyond time to pick up It Happened Once Autumn by Lisa Kleypas.
I really enjoyed this story the second time around. The idea that the aristocracy looked down so much on the self made man and yet needed them so badly always made me giggle a little bit.
Lillian and Wetcliff were a bit more tedious for me this time around. I don’t think I’m a big fan of the enemies to lovers troupe. Some of their interactions sort of annoyed me and I found myself wanting those to be over.
In a fit of contrariness though I still cheered for them. I loved when Lillian wouldn’t back down from the Dowager and I adored it when Westcliff finally put her in her place!
While I enjoyed this book I really feel like I used it as a stepping stone to set up for Devil in Winter. I am very much excited to get to that one!!