Once a Wallflower, at Last His Love : Scandalous Seasons

  • by Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by Tim Campbell
  • Series: Scandalous Seasons
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Responsible, practical Miss Hermione Rogers, has been crafting stories as the notorious Mr. Michael Michaelmas and selling them for a meager wage to support her siblings. The only real way to ensure her family's ruinous debts are paid, however, is to marry. Tall, thin, and plain, she has no expectation of success. In London for her first Season she seizes the chance to write the tale of a brooding duke. In her research, she finds Sebastian Fitzhugh, the Fifth Duke of Mallen, who unfortunately is perfectly affable, charming, and so nicely...configured...he takes her breath away. He lacks all the character traits she needs for her story, but alas, any duke will have to do.
Sebastian Fitzhugh, the Fifth Duke of Mallen has been deceived so many times during the high-stakes game of courtship, he's lost faith in society women. Yet, after a chance encounter with Hermione, he finds himself intrigued. Not a woman he'd normally consider beautiful, the young lady's practical bent, her forthright nature, and her tendency to turn up in the oddest places has his interests...roused. He'd like to trust her - he'd like to do a whole lot more with her, too - but should he?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Love me for who I am, NOT what I am

The story started slow, in my opinion, but then took off beautifully. The book allows it's readers to get emotionally engaged and to be able to imagine oneself responding exactly as the heroine or hero do in reaction to circumstances. This aspect of the book made it feel so much more real. Tender ending was beautifully done as well. Wish the book continued on.
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- Cam


I did not realize this was the sixth book in a series when I purchased it. However, it is a lovely story with all the ups & downs you'd expect from a romance. The story itself is very good, the plot engaging and the characters easy to like or dislike (as the case may be). There is not much depth to the characters, but I think that is probably remedied by reading the preceding books in the series.
Normally I do not enjoy male narrators, though I must say that Tim Campbell's work is very well done.
The only reason I gave the story four stars is due to the epilogue. I found it to be poorly written, literally just added on to wrap up an unfinished matter. It left me thinking the author didn't really think out the ending and just wrote quickly to finish the book.
The second epilogue is appreciated. That made it seem as though the first epi should have been a better written chapter in the book and the 2nd epilogue should have been a much longer ending to the story.
But overall, this probably will be a re-read for me.
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- Cecelia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2015
  • Publisher: Christi Caldwell