Source: Received for review
Publication date: September 30, 2014
Series: Bad Boys & Wallflowers #3
About the book:
In the third novel in Maya Rodale’s charming Wallflower series, London’s Least Likely to Be Caught in a Compromising Position finds temptation in a devilishly handsome stranger . . .
Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret.
Everyone knows that she’s the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season—but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.
John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is nobody’s hero.
He’s a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and ambitious plans for his future—that do not include a wife. When he finds himself stranded at a country inn with a captivating young woman, a delicate dance of seduction ensues. He knows he should keep his distance. And he definitely shouldn’t start falling in love with her.
When Prudence’s dark past comes back to haunt her, John must protect her—even though he risks revealing his own secrets that could destroy his future.
This book for some reason was a total surprise even though I did enjoy the first two books in the series. I started this book at 11:30pm thinking I would read just a few chapters to wind down before bed but next thing I knew I was up til the middle of the night reading until I finished the whole book.
Prudence was a fun character. She was smart and it broke my heart to see what she had to live through and put a good face on for years. John was also a fabulous hero and I totally didn’t see the secret he was hiding coming. The story itself was great too. I loved seeing the relationship between Prudence and John build up while they are stuck together at the inn. I do have to say I wish I had seen Prudence’s jerk of a fiancé get his due after the horrible way he forcibly tried to throw her to a highwayman. Ugh.
This was a great ending to the Wallflower series and I am so glad I decided to take a chance and read this new to me author.