Fans of historical romance authors Lorraine Heath and Sophie Jordan will adore Vivienne Lorret's latest Wallflower Wedding novel.

Delaney McFarland is on the hunt for a husband—preferably one who needs her embarrassingly large dowry more than a dutiful wife. After the unspeakable incident at her debut, Delaney knows marrying for love is off the table, but a marriage of convenience—one that leaves her free to live the life she chooses—is the next best thing, never mind what that arrogant, devilishly handsome Mr. Croft thinks. Delaney plans to marry for money … or not at all.

Ever since the fiery redhead burst into his life—in a most memorable way—Griffin Croft hasn't been able to get Miss McFarland out of his mind. Now, with the maddening woman determined to hand over her fortune to a rake, Griffin knows he must step in. He must help her. He must not kiss her. But when Griffin's noble intentions flee in a moment of unexpected passion, his true course becomes clear: tame Delaney's wild heart and save her from a fate worse than death … a life without love.
August 5, 2014  |  288 pages
(Read from Apr 10, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018)
Grade: B    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Entertainment, 10% Literature
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The kind of fare I've come to expect from Lorret. After an extremely awkward meeting, the heroine has done everything in her power to avoid the hero, but when the hero becomes aware of this, he starts to have a little too much fun throwing them together at unexpected engagements. I loved the family members' colorful commentary. I loved the heroine's secret hatred of needlework (it's funny in context). Some plot aspects didn't come together neatly, but it was still great fun.  (+1 vote)