Wallflower #4 Forårets Luner
Title: Scandal in Spring
Series: Wallflower #4
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Published in English: 2006
Dansk titel: Forårets Gåder
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Forlag: Pretty Ink
Finished Reading: January 2019
Genre: Romance & Historical Fiction
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman’s father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can’t snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses—the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift.
Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone… anyone… other than Matthew. But she doesn’t count on Matthew’s unexpected charm… or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams.
But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncovered… one that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy’s wildest fantasies.
This is by far the dullest of the lot. The scenario didn’t lure me in as the other three did. However, despite that fact I still read it, because you know, it’s Lisa Kleypas’ Wallflower. Even though Daisy and Matthew are somewhat cute together and do share some moments I still wasn’t sold on the story besides once again the story follows a pattern I’ve already experienced in the previous books of hers. The language of the book is just as cute, lively and well written as the others and the constant revisit of the other Wallflowers are nice and captured my attention more than Daisy did. I think she was a bit overshadowed by her follow co-heroine.
The book had it rough even before being written in my opinion because the first three books were epic reads. With that said, this is bar far the funniest of them all combined! So it still deserves fully five stars!
I keep returning to a problem I’ve recognized during the read of the series and it’s the change in Daisy’s personality from our first visit with her and until this book. I had a different view upon her before reading this installment, she was much more daring and devil like, like her sister Lillian, but in this fourth book she’s laid back and rather antisocial.
I’d still recommend reading the book if not for Daisy then for the first three wallflowers! Get an insight into their new lives. I definitely saw some delightful changes in their personalities. Although Daisy’s story was sweet!