Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book Review-Scandal In Spring

Scandal In Spring
Lisa Kleypas
374 Pages
Published August 2006
ISBN: 9780060562533

After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman's father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can't snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses-the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift.

Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone . . . anyone . . . other than Matthew. But she doesn't count on Matthew's unexpected charm . . . or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams.

But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncovered . . . one that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy's wildest fantasies.

Daisy Bowman, the last of the wallflowers left to marry, has had three season and has yet to find a man to marry. So her father insists that she has two months to find a husband, or she will be marrying Matthew Swift. From what she remembers of Matthew Swift is a cold man so much like her father, who is driven and intelligent, but when she meets him again she is stung by how much he has changed over the years. No longer a "bag of cabbage" he is handsome, strong features and mesmerizing. So with the help of her brother n' law and Evie's husband, they have selected some gentlemen eligible for her, to come to Westcliff's home in the country. Matthew Swift exudes charm and sensual beauty that has every woman tittering in his favor. However Daisy is insistent on trying to ignore Matthew, but as much as she tries, she finds herself feeling more alive around Matthew than any other man. His kisses waken up her senses, and she aches not only for his sensual touch but she also aches to know the man as well. But Matthew is hiding something, something that haunts him and could destroy everything....

The Hero 
Matthew Swift, is driven and has always been since he started working for Thomas Bowman. He is a determined man, intelligent, full of charm, inventive, and in love with Daisy Bowman. Matthew has loved her for years, savoring each moment he sees her, but knowing he can never have her due to mistakes made in his past that haunt him every day of his life. But being near Daisy stirs him up inside and he starts to question if he could ever give her up.

The Heroine 
Daisy Bowman is the younger sister of Lillian Bowman. After Lillian made a advantageous match, and her mother hopes that she can do the same. Daisy craves peace, gardens and a room full of books. She seeks a man who is similar to her wants and needs, someone that she can love. Daisy is a woman who is tender hearted, carefree, and a "free spirit". She has never felt love from her father, and she starts to doubt that she truly is a "parasite" as her father claims. But as she starts to get to know Matthew as a man, she sees something in him that could make him become her future.

My Thoughts:
Scandal In The Spring is the fourth in the Wallflower Series. This is Daisy's story. I find that whenever I read any books from this author, I just fall in love with the story and the characters, and the same is true for Scandal In Spring. It was such a delight to read this one, and it has been some time since I have. I loved both of these characters, as far as hero's go Matthew Swift is one of my favorites. He is handsome, driven, passionate, and throughout the story we see Matthew come to life. The interaction between Matthew and Daisy is witty, fun, and at times sensual; and entertaining to the reader. As far as love stories go this is a golden treasure, and one that will charm any reading with a romantic heart. Scandal In Spring is definitely at the top of best romances!!

My Favorite Quote:
Matthew knew it was wrong the instant their lips met. Because nothing would ever equal the perfection of Daisy in his arms.

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Secrets of a Summer Night
It Happened One Autumn
Devil In Winter
A Wallflower Christmas


  1. I do love reading Lisa Kleypas's self made men, like Matthew! Devil in Winter is still my favourite from this series though.

  2. I just picked up Devil In Winter..I'm going to have to hunt down all the others

  3. I love that cover! I'll have to check this author out :) Great review



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