It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful. If you loved Lisa Kleypas’ Wallflower books you will enjoy this peek at this comfy tale, most of which takes place during a Christmas house. The Wallflowers are four young ladies in London who banded together in their wild and wickedly wonderful searches for true love. Now happily married, they.
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Though the main love story could have been more restrained, I enjoyed this comfy tale, most of which takes place during a Chrkstmas house party. Hannah Applegate, unpaid companion and poor relation to her flighty and aristocratic cousin Natalie, receives an order from her uncle, Lord Blanford, to match Natalie with Rafe Bowman, a wealthy American businessman.
Hannah, who loves her cousin, disapproves of the plan on principle.
A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas — All About Romance
He begins his acquaintance by shaking hands, a strange American custom. When Rafe makes a pass at Hannah wqllflower kisses her, Hannah is sure that she has the perfect argument to convince Natalie to ignore his suit. Hannah is left with growing feelings for the American whom everyone expects to marry her cousin.
Rafe Bowman wants to marry Natalie because his father has christmws it a condition for allowing Rafe in on a joint business venture. He is one of those heroes who needs to prove something to his father and carries a kind of scar for never having done it.
When he meets Natalie, he likes her a lot. But the more he sees of Hannah, her companion, the more attracted he is to her. Then Natalie is invited for a Christmas visit wxllflower Rafe and his family and Hannah is giving marching orders to convince Natalie to marry Rafe.
Everyone seems to know that the unstated purpose of this visit is to allow Rafe and Natalie to get to know each other, and perhaps become engaged. Klwypas Rafe is not one to let duty get in the way of pleasure.
From the time that Hannah and her cousin arrive at the house, Wallfloer strives to seduce Hannah. None of these stories is particularly suspenseful, but it was nice to get more than the usual cameo appearance from old heroes and heroines.
Reading about the Wallflowers is like a pleasant visit with old friends, a bit more dramatic than an epilogue, but not much more.
At one point Rafe suggests to Hannah that she become liss mistress. Later on he takes the seduction so far that I found it hard to believe that he was as ambitious and as intelligent as he was supposed to be.
This was one case where two people looking longingly across the room at each other, would have been sexier than the same couple making love.
Despite a few problems, I enjoyed A Wallflower Christmas and recommend it, especially to readers who enjoyed the Wallflower series. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Robin Uncapher Review Date: November 14, Publication Date: B- Sensuality Warm Book Type: European Historical Romance Review Tags: Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.