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Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement - to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade.
A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring.
London's Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity - among other things - of London's most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma's wanton side and prove there's nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers...being perfectly scandalous together.
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By Beckyrcg on 09-02-14
New Top-Ten Favorite Author
What made the experience of listening to Wicked Wallflower the most enjoyable?
Maya Rodale is now one of my favorite authors. The combination of the really good story and a excellent narrator made this a most enjoyable read and listen. Emma is a wallflower who put her trust into the first fellow (the wrong one) who noticed her and mistook what should have been friendship for "love". Due to some coincidences involving sherry, a letter, a marriage-minded mama and a duke in need of money she becomes fraudulently engaged to the Duke of Ashbrooke. And the fun begins.
What did you like best about this story?
Ms Rodale writes a very humorous story. Emma may be a wallflower but she is clever and very witty. Ashbrooke may be a charming rake, but he also thoughtful and considerate and very witty.The verbal duals between them are great fun. Aunt Agatha's Fortune Games were hilarious. What I thought was going to be the usual plot with maybe a twist was actually a fresh approach to the Regency Romance genre. I think she read some of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. It is in the same vein.
What does Carolyn Morris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narrator, Carolyn Morris, added just the right pop! She really does voice characterization well, whether male or female. Her Ashbrooke was so smooth and charming. At times you couldn't tell a woman reading a man's lines.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed all the way through the book. There were some sad moments (a couple of tears were shed, too), when Ashbrooke's past was revealed and another tragic lost, but on the whole ... very, very funny.
Any additional comments?
I do suggest Ms. Rodale read Lisa Kleypas or Stephanie Laurens to learn how to properly pen a love/sexual scene. The few scenes she added were a little lackluster and could have been more interesting and imaginative. It didn't detract much from the story, but, it would have made it stronger.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Maine Knitter on 10-23-15
Laugh out loud funny romance
I totally enjoyed this.
It may not have been completely accurate in its historical aspects but this was a totally entertaining book. I laughed a lot. The main characters were great. Blake has become one of my favorites. The Wallflowers will provide some great stories. Emma's story starts the series off well in this book when The Letter gets sent. That gets her into a situation that's delightful to watch unfold.
Great narration. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Periwinkle Munro on 04-01-14
Witty and charming - just like the heroine
What did you like most about Wicked Wallflower?
This was a witty, fluffy, fun story. It did not take itself too seriously but I was still rooting for the characters, even though Ashbrooke was not the most likeable at the beginning. of course, once you understand his background, you understand this delightful rogue. And Emma may be a wallflower but she has sharp thorns too.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Mrs. C. Hunt on 07-03-18
This book is funny, and uses the restraints weman had as part of the humer. Loads of fun can't wait for the next one.