Guest Review: Winning the Wallflower by Eloisa James

Posted August 12, 2013 by Ames in Reviews | 0 Comments

wwAmes’ review of Winning the Wallflower by Eloisa James.

It could only happen in a fairy tale.

Lady Lucy Towerton:
Plain and tall. (According to the lady herself.)
Titled and irreproachably proper. (According to her fiancé.)

Until, overnight, she becomes

Lady Lucy Towerton:
Heiress. (Thanks to an aged aunt’s bequest.)
Belle of the ball. (So say the fortune hunters of the ton.)

In charge of her own destiny (finally!), Lucy breaks her engagement and makes up her mind never to be proper again…

I thought Winning the Wallflower was a super cute novella.

Lucy Towerton is a wallflower. She’s taller than most women, and some men, and she’s always been relegated to the sidelines. She’s engaged to Cyrus Ravensthorpe, an untitled man who wishes to marry a lady to earn a little respectability for his younger sisters. Theirs is definitely a marriage of convenience: Lucy has the gentility and Cyrus has the wealth. But when Lucy suddenly comes into a fortune of her own, her mother demands she break off the engagement. Lucy isn’t sure she wishes to do that, because now whoever asks her to marry her will be doing it for the money. At least Cyrus wanted her before she had the money. But when she thinks about how aloof he is, she realizes she deserves more than that. And she tells him so when she breaks it off. He knows nothing about her, he just saw her as a means to an end. And this shocks the crap out of him because he realizes it’s true! And it makes him look at her in a new light and suddenly Cyrus wants Lucy for herself…not for what she can give him.

This was a short and sweet read. I like how Cyrus sets about wooing Lucy and I like that Lucy comes into herself. No longer the wallflower.

4 out of 5

This e-book is available from Avon Impulse. You can buy it here.

Fairy Tales series order:
A Kiss at Midnight
When Beauty Tamed the Beast
Winning the Wallflower (e-novella)
The Duke is Mine
The Ugly Duchess
Seduced by a Pirate
Once Upon a Tower

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