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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Customer Reviews

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Loved this book!

What made the experience of listening to What a Wallflower Wants the most enjoyable?

The narrator was amazing, first off. The story was unique and engaging, which I've found is incredibly rare in historical romances. It can be easy to find engaging historical romances, but I've noticed very few authors stray from the path of cliched plots and characters. I'm very happy I've discovered another one that isn't afraid to create their own story.


What other book might you compare What a Wallflower Wants to and why?

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. The story couldn't be more different in so many ways, but as I was listening to Rodale's book I kept thinking back to Millay.

*Spoiler Alert*
Both these stories deal with the aftermath of rape/attack, and both had an incredible empowering undercurrent through out.


Have you listened to any of Carolyn Morris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I heard the first novel in the series. She's excellent, I'll be looking into more novels she's narrated.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moments where Prudence reclaimed her body and her identity, then her strength to find happiness despite of the oppression of her time.


Any additional comments?

Okay, so here's the thing with Rodale's novels from what I've experienced. These books are NOT historically accurate and the characters don't fit all too well into their time period.

This can be very distracting. When you listen to these stories, you really have to listen to them the way you would listen to a dystopian or science fiction novel; otherwise, it'll drive you insane.

However, the characters and plots are so good, it's worth excusing the inaccuracies. At least it is to me. I definitely recommend at least giving them a try.

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- Cynthia

Refreshing!

Would you listen to What a Wallflower Wants again? Why?

Absolutely. The characters were wonderful. They both stayed true to who they were and they managed to build a strong relationship by working through real issues. I highly recommend this book. The narrator was perfect.


Which scene was your favorite?

The first time they are intimate with each other is one of the most romantic love scenes I have read.


Any additional comments?

This book deals with some very sensitive issues. I loved it, but the story may not be for everyone.

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- Shari

Book Details

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