Review: Wallflower Most Wanted

Wallflower Most Wanted

Manda Collins

Studies in Scandal #3


Publisher: St Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication date: 30-Jan-2018
Date Started: 23-Jan-2018
Date Finished: 1-Feb-2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 320
Genres: romance, historical romance, regency romance
ISBN: 9781250109903
Source: NetGalley
Rating:
3 star

Synopsis

THE PICTURE OF ROMANCE

A dedicated painter, Miss Sophia Hastings is far more concerned with finding the right slant of light than in finding Mr. Right. But when an overhead conversation hints at danger for another local artist, Sophia is determined to get involved. Even it means accepting help from an impossibly good-looking vicar who insists on joining her investigation—and threatens to capture her heart…

Reverend Lord Benedick Lisle knows that Sophia is no damsel in distress. But he won’t allow her to venture into peril alone, either. . .especially since he finds Sophia’s curious, free-spirited nature so alluring. But protecting her from harm is becoming more difficult than the vicar could have expected as he and Sophia confront their fiery mutual passion. Who could have known that the art of love would prove so irresistible?”

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Review

It only took me a month to finish a book! Lord that was a long, arduous book slump. This is the third book in a series, so I was pretty confident, based on my experience with the first two books, that this one could get me out of the slump, and it succeeded!

This one has my favorite male and female protagonists from the whole series. This was particularly interesting because the male, Ben, is not the usual protagonist I fall for in a historical romance as he is a vicar. This character was compassionate and intelligent. He brought a lot to the story.

Sofia, the protagonist, is a skilled artist, which is a hard thing to describe in a novel as it is a visual medium, but Collins succeeded. Of the quartet this series focuses on, Sofia is the most ‘normal’ of the three, at least to me. She is a fierce, yet compassionate character as well.

The most common flaw I come across in historical romances appears here as well, this story could have been more. I feel that it wraps up efficiently, but in a way that leaves the reading wanting more details.

Overall this is a good historical romance series that I recommend.

About the Author

Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research. A native of coastal Alabama, Manda lives in the house her mother grew up in with two cats, sometimes a dog, sometimes her sister, and always lots of books.

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I recieved this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

 

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