Wednesday, June 4, 2014

TVBT: DARING MISS DANVERS & WINNING MISS WAKEFIELD by Vivienne Lorret (Wallflower Weddings) #giveaway @Avonbooks @Tastybooktours

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Wallflower Weddings Series Books 1 & 2

Released May 6th, 2014


It's all fun and games … until someone falls in love.

Oliver Goswick, Viscount Rathburn, needs money—and soon. With time ticking away and his inheritance held hostage until he's properly wed, Rathburn's slim options point to a single solution: a faux engagement. In need of the perfect bride, he knows of only one candidate: his best friend's wallflower sister. The plan seems flawless, except for one problem … He can't help falling in love with her.

Poised, polished Emma Danvers knows nothing good can come of Rathburn's scheme. Spending the next two months engaged in a mock courtship is not what she'd imagined for her final season. Yet, charmed by his roguish ways and the inexplicable hammering he causes in her heart, she accepts his challenge.

For Emma, keeping the secret seemed easy when it was just a game … But as Rathburn begins to see past her reserved exterior to the passionate woman within, the risk of losing her heart becomes all too real.

The ladies of the Wallflower Weddings Series by Vivienne Lorret are showing a hint of what I loved about Lisa Kleypas' Wallflowers Series, a group of ladies helping each other through the journey of "Finding" a husband...or at least not embarrassing yourself around the ton when at a ball!

I haven't read the story of Penelope, from FIVE GOLDEN RINGS Anthology, but I was able to jump right into Emma's story, which involves the straight-laced girl, from a family of free-spirits and the best friend of her older brother, Oliver, Viscount Rathburn.  

I so enjoyed the back and forth banter between these two, who you can tell off the bat that they are crazy about one another, and everyone else seems to sense it, but the two themselves.  Oliver needs to "pretend" to be betrothed to Emma for the sake of his grand mother who is holding his inheritance, which he needs to open the Hospital for Burn Victims, since he lost his father to a fire not long ago.

Emma agrees to the farce, but her feelings for him grow stronger everyday, and with an old mistress coming into conversation and a "secret" that Emma feels she needs to share with Oliver before they are married...oh, and the fact that Oliver has truly fallen in love with Emma...yep...lets just say that these two should have a long chat to clear the air before they say "I Do"!

Vivienne Lorret writes a historical with a Contemporary Vibe.  Which for me is great, as I am not a huge reader of Historical Romance, but I will be reading the rest of this series, as I need to see the rest of the Wallflowers, who I have come to consider friends, get their HEA!

Releasing June 10th, 2014


She's got nothing left to lose …

With her fiancĂ© suddenly engaged to another and her reputation in tatters, Merribeth Wakefield needs a bold plan to reclaim her life. She must be brave. Confident. She must … kiss a rake? The suggestion is ludicrous! Yet when Merribeth finds herself alone with the dark and brooding Lord Knightswold, suddenly the plan doesn't seem so farfetched. So she does something she never thought she'd do—she kisses him.

But he has everything to gain …

The Marquess of Knightswold—Bane to most—has no use for the affections of women. Well, none lasting longer than a single night. A plot for revenge weighs heavy on his mind, leaving no room for romance. But then a shy, witty miss borrows a kiss from him in a darkened room, and everything he thought he knew about innocent debutantes vanishes along with her.

When a twist of fate brings Merribeth within Bane's grasp, he'll have to resist her charms—or risk losing everything—for the sake of his heart.

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I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.

Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.

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1 comment:

Sharlene said...

Thanks for the review! I am a fan of historical romance and of the friends to lovers/brother's best friend tropes.