Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: Temptations of a Wallflower by Eva Leigh

Release date: April 26, 2016
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Publisher: Avon
Pages: 384
Format: Egalley
Source: Publisher provided for review through Edelweiss
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Eva Leigh’s deliciously sexy Wicked Quills of London series continues as a Lady’s secret career writing erotic fiction is jeopardized by real-life romance . . .

In society circles she’s known as the Watching Wallflower—shy, quiet, and certainly never scandalous. Yet beneath Lady Sarah Frampton’s demure fa├žade hides the mind of The Lady of Dubious Quality, author of the most titillating erotic fiction the ton has ever seen. Sarah knows discovery would lead to her ruin, but marriage—to a vicar, no less—could help protect her from slander. An especially tempting option when the clergyman in question is the handsome, intriguing Jeremy Cleland.

Tasked with unmasking London’s most scandalous author by his powerful family, Jeremy has no idea that his beautiful, innocent bride is the very woman he seeks to destroy. His mission must remain a secret, even from the new wife who stirs his deepest longings. Yet when the truth comes to light, Sarah and Jeremy’s newfound love will be tested. Will Sarah’s secret identity tear them apart or will the temptations of his wallflower wife prove too wicked to resist?
Well, I had read and enjoyed the first book in this series, Forever Your Earl, so of course I wanted to find out who the Lady of Dubious Quality was, and of course I figured I'd like the book. I wasn't disappointed in who the Lady was, but I will admit I was disappointed in her story. I've been devouring so many historical romances--and really liking most of them--so I guess it was time I had a less than exciting experience.

How I feel it a little hard to put into words. On one hand, I think the sex scenes are a little too much? Obviously, this is romance and you're under no illusions that there aren't going to be some--but I just find them off, somehow. I don't normally glue my eyes to the book when that's happening or anything, but I skipped. A lot.

Otherwise, I felt like a lot of the book dragged. It's a lot of threat and sitting and wishing, without much happening. Normally, the middle is when the character development happens, which is always my favorite part, but I found it a little hard to card about Sarah and Jeremy and their plight.

Honestly, I there's not anything wrong with Temptations of a Wallflower and that most of my problems are largely personal, but it's not a historical romance that's going to stick out for me and I'll certainly remember a lot of other books way before it.

About the author:

EVA LEIGH is the pen name of a RITA® Award-nominated romance author who writes novels chock-full of smart women and sexy men. She enjoys baking, Tweeting about boots, and listening to music from the ‘80s. Eva and her husband live in Central California.

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