What a Wallflower Wants : Bad Boys and Wallflowers

  • by Maya Rodale
  • Narrated by Carolyn Morris
  • Series: Bad Boys and Wallflowers
  • 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the third novel in Maya Rodale's charming Wallflower series, London's Least Likely to Be Caught in a Compromising Position finds temptation in a devilishly handsome stranger.
Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret.
Everyone knows that she's the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season - but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.
John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is nobody's hero.
He's a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and ambitious plans for his future - that do not include a wife. When he finds himself stranded at a country inn with a captivating young woman, a delicate dance of seduction ensues. He knows he should keep his distance. And he definitely shouldn't start falling in love with her.
When Prudence's dark past comes back to haunt her, John must protect her - even though he risks revealing his own secrets that could destroy his future.


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WOW what an amazing story! Loved it! I couldn't put this book down it was so good. The story line was fantastic, the hero, Castleton was wonderful, handsome, kind, smart, and sexy. The heroine, Prudence was just wonderful, especially after what she went through. She was strong, witty, and just beautiful. The dialogue was wonderful throughout the entire book. The chemistry between to them was great. Some of the best written good sex\yes sex I have read.

I totally recommend this entire series. I can't say enough good things about this book! This book made it to the top of one of my favorite books list for sure!

As for the narration. It was fantastic. I love Carolyn Morris' narration. She puts the perfect amount of emotion and feeling into her narrations, all the men sound like men and the hero always sounds like a sexy man! She gives everyone their own distinct voice. Perfect narrator for historical romance novels by far!
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- Tracy T "Audible Addict!"

Hated to see it end.

I really loved the first book in this series, and this one was just as good.

Prude Prudence is desperate to find a husband before the big school ball. As a last resort, she goes to Bath with her aunt to avoid the embarrassment of being the only graduate to not be married by her fourth season. There she meets a man who has no interest in being with a woman, but who also needs to marry. They run off together to do the deed, but the coach they are in is attacked by highway men.

Separated from her fiance, Prudence ends up walking for miles in the woods to escape. Eventually, she comes to a road, and meets Castleton, a young nobleman with a carriage, who offers to give her a ride to the next village. She can't accept his help. She really, really wants to, but she just can't. Why? No spoilers here -- this is Pru's story to tell.

Eventually, Pru finds her way to the inn where Castleton is waiting. He's been very worried, and hated to leave the well bred young lady alone on the road, but she insisted, and a gentleman always accedes to the desires of a lady.

As a powerful rain storm strands the couple for several days, they form a tentative friendship that naturally turns into love. The way this is written is beautiful and delicate and sweet, and I loved it.

There are villians and a HEA, and while Pru's friends eventually play a part, it is her relationship with Castleton that forms the basis of the story and I really enjoyed that. They are both beautifully written characters, but as a hero, he is superb. I hated to see this book end.

Carolyn Morris is rapidly becoming my favorite HR narrator. She does such a wonderful job with this series that I know I will re-listen many times in years to come. She and Maya Rodale make a great team.



My only caveat is a page long description of a remembered rape scene. I am fortunate enough to have never experienced that kind of assault, but for women who have that trigger, I would advise caution when you get to that passage. It's short, but it upset me enough that I fast forwarded over it. It went by quickly and did not detract from the lovely story of a young woman overcoming a traumatic event with the help of a caring man who understands what she's going through. Those moments between them are very special, and no to be missed.
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- bluestategirl "I need more ears!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio