It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
“The next time you face a room full of strangers . . . you might tell yourself that some of them are just friends waiting to be found.”
The Wallflowers are so good!!! I think this book is my favorite in the series so far (yes, I have read Devil in Winter already). I liked the chemistry between the main characters in this one the most so far, that hate to love you tension. This book is the story of Lillian and Westcliff, a brash and outspoken American and a formal, follow the rules Englishmen. Right off the bat they cannot stand each other, but as time goes by they realize their hatred for each other might be something more.
“I can’t get it out,” she said.
“Just pull at it.”
“It hurts. It’s throbbing.”
“I can’t! It’s truly stuck. I need something to make it slippery. Do you have some sort of lubricant nearby?”
“Much as it may surprise you, we’ve never needed lubricant in the library before now.”
I’m not normally one for historical romance, but Lisa Kleypas has that magic about her writing. It’s never cheesy to me (and I loathe cheesy historical), and never do I roll my eyes at the language or the diction. It’s an amazing escape from reality, a foray into the lives and loves of the past.
I’m also going to add, when Lillian and Westcliff do finally give in, BOOM WENT THE OVARIES! You wanna read it now, don’t you?
“There is nothing on earth more beautiful to me than your smile…no sound sweeter than your laughter…no pleasure greater than holding you in my arms.”