It Happened One Autumn
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Series: (Wallflowers #2)
Genre: Historical Romance
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?
First Sentence: “The Bowmans have arrived,” Lady Olivia Shaw announced from the doorway of the study, where her older brother sat at his desk amid stacks of account books.
Lillian Bowman and Marcus Westcliff are my favorite Wallflower couple ever since I read about their cute connection in Mine Till Midnight. However, I was surprised that they disliked each other at first, but that scenario fits them both very well and makes it even more interesting.
I adore Lillian. She’s not afraid to do what she wants and speak what she thinks no matter the circumstances. However, that horse incident annoyed me a little because she wouldn’t admit that she was wrong although she knew it.
I love Marcus. He’s the guy who never thought he’ll fall for anyone, especially someone as headstrong, bold, and improper as Lillian. I love how he uses logic in all situations with his stubborn attitude. I love the speeches of love he makes to Lillian.
The one thing I don’t approve of is when Westcliff kinda-sorta-maybe took advantage of Lillian when she was drunk. I understood why he couldn’t wait until the next day to do it, but isn’t it a little too mean to take advantage of her in her state of drunkenness?
I still want more Lillian and Marcus. They are one of the most adorable historical romance couple I’ve ever read about. If only Lisa Kleypas writes more about them in the future…