The Wallflowers #4: Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypay Book Review

April 10, 2014

Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Wallflowers - Book 4
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 312
Synopsis: 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 initially 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.
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.


The last standing wallflower, Daisy Bowman, needs to find a husband of her own before her father chooses one for her; the ghastly and said scrawny, Mr. Matthew Swift.

This is such a good book, and it being so good is one of the reasons why I purposely took forever to finish it. I wanted to savor the deep feelings I felt towards the book. The book made me feeeeel. 

Daisy has the wonderful mind of most of the young and some old girls out there. Filled with fantasies of being swept off the feet by a knight in shinning armer, and going through massive adventures with your true love, or going thought those adventures and then finding true love. And she got her fairytale story, kind of.

The details in the book are immensely descriptive. The type of flowers, the colors, the scents, it's like I was there experiencing it all. It was all so beautifully described. It made the book twice as good.

Although, despite the praise for the book, I do wish that it ended with Matthew and Daisy instead of Lilian and Westcliff. It is, after all Daisy's story, not the Westcliffs. I was disappointed to find that the last pages of the final chapter did not end with the leading couple as I mostly hoped for, but there is always room for something different.

The big question that's been hovering above my head is; did I enjoy Scandal in Spring as much as The Devil in Winter? They are definitely on the same ranking, and as much as I love the spring weather, and despise the cold, I enjoyed the Devil in Winter much more than Scandal in Spring. It was a lot more exciting, dark and in some ways very thrilling, while Scandal in Spring was a lot more sweet, simple, and adorable, regardless of Daisy being the youngest wallflower.

Scandal in Spring is a great read, unputdownable, funny, romantic, and sweet. I definitely recommend this series to those who enjoy swooning over hot men, the descriptive nature, reading sweet and romantic novels with a bit of spice here and there.

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