It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

Posted September 14, 2017 | 27 Comments

It Happened One Autumn by Lisa KleypasIt Happened One Autumn
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Series: Wallflowers #2
Published by: HarperCollins
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
Format: eBook
Pages: 400
Source: Purchased

Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.

It happened at the ball...

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely "the thing." And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London's most eligible aristocrat.

It happened in the garden...

When Marcus shockingly—and dangerously—swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn't even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed...thank goodness they weren't caught very nearly in the act!

It happened one autumn...

Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable...as his bride?

My first Kleypas book! I wanted to read one of her books for the longest time, and I finally pulled the trigger. I don’t read historical romance often, so I try to make sure it’s going to be a good one when I actually do. I’ve heard great things about Kleypas, so a lot of thought went into which of her books I’d start with. Thanks to a few suggestions from Renee @ Addicted to Romance, It Happened One Autumn made the cut. I’m glad it did, because I adore the hell out of it!

This book has everything I love:

1. Feisty & witty heroine who would rather go on an adventure than to a stuffy ball.

2. A stoic & uptight hero who is completely swoon-worthy.

3. A hate-to-love romance filled with undeniable chemistry & delicious banter.

4. Fun secondary characters I want more of!

5. Humor. Oh, yeah, love me some humor.

6. Leaves a smile on my face.

Seriously, Lillian and Marcus are so much fun! Hell, the whole cast of characters are. Even though this is the second book in the Wallflowers series, I still got a good sense of all the other characters that overlap. I was especially smitten with Sebastian, who is the hero of the third book. He pissed me off towards the end, so he has a lot of atoning to do. Like, majorly.

Overall, great book! Guess I’ll have to read this genre more often, because I definitely need more Kleypas in my life.

Scene between Marcus & his sister regarding Lillian:

“She’s manipulative.”

“So are you, dear,” Livia murmured.

He ignored that. “She’s domineering.”

“As are you.”

“She’s arrogant.”

“Also you,” Livia said brightly.

Marcus glowered at her. “I thought we were discussing Miss Bowman’s faults, not mine.”

“But you seem to have so much in common,” Livia protested rather too innocently.

 

 

 

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27 responses to “It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

  1. Renee IS the expert on all romances historical so you definitely went to the right person!!! I don’t read historicals very often but if you enjoyed this one I might have to give it a try, too!! Awesome review, girlie!!

  2. I adore Lisa Kleypas and even though I couldn’t stand Lillian back when I first read her, I did really enjoy her book. (go figure, haha). Great review, you have much to look forward to if you continue in your Lisa Kleypas reading. She’s penned many a great historical romance. 🙂
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  3. Nathan

    I am glad you enjoyed this book. I don’t read many historical novels, but sometimes I do. Thank you for the review.

  4. I can’t tell you how glad I am that you picked this one up!! *grinning all the way to my eyebrows* like seriously, I adore Marcus and Lillian together and they make a great couple. I felt the same way about Sebastian, but you know what? he is my favorite hero that Kleypas has EVER written. Mostly because we see him being redeemed in such a wonderful way. So I hope you read Devil in Winter soon because I know you will love it like this one.

    And FAbulous quote you shared. I just love that moment too. But really true in how much these two have in common with each other they just don’t realize it until later. Probably why they fight so much in the beginning. 🙂
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