This was my second read through of Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas. The first time I read it I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as the first three. Admittedly as much as I loved Daisy I found her story to be annoying; sort of like the tag along. There hadn’t been a lot of time between books during that first read through. On the second time around, I was able to space the stories further apart. I was able to better appreciate Daisy and Matthew’s story.
Daisy and I probably wouldn’t be best friends. While we both enjoy the written word, she’s too whimsical for my tastes. I’m more practical and predictable. Though we’re both stubborn as all get out I’m sure that would only add to our dislike of one another. What I admire most about Daisy is her loyalty to those she loves and her kindness and charity to those she doesn’t even know.
I remember thinking that Matthew’s situation seemed SO unrealistic to me when I read it for the first time around 10 years ago. At 23 and having been born in the mid-80s the idea that someone so obviously innocent could be that effected by the incident seemed ludicrous. At 33 I could see why Matthew had every reason to be terrified for his life and the people around him. That added to the enjoyment of my book. I remember thinking last time that it was all just so very silly.
Overall I found Scandal in Spring to be a lot more enjoyable on my second read through. I’m so glad that I decided not to skip this one. I will also go ahead and read the novella A Wallflower Christmas. I really enjoyed my re-read of the Wallflower series but I think I’m going to conquer Sarah MacLean next.
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