Jan 8, 2015

Daring Miss Danvers & Winning Miss Wakefield by Vivienne Lorret Review

Daring Miss Danvers & Winning Miss Wakefield
Wallflower Weddings Books One and Two
By: Vivienne Lorret


Daring Miss Danvers- Releasing May 6th, 2014

It's all fun and games … until someone falls in love.
Oliver Goswick, Viscount Rathburn, needs money—and soon. With time ticking away and his inheritance held hostage until he's properly wed, Rathburn's slim options point to a single solution: a faux engagement. In need of the perfect bride, he knows of only one candidate: his best friend's wallflower sister. The plan seems flawless, except for one problem … He can't help falling in love with her.
Poised, polished Emma Danvers knows nothing good can come of Rathburn's scheme. Spending the next two months engaged in a mock courtship is not what she'd imagined for her final season. Yet, charmed by his roguish ways and the inexplicable hammering he causes in her heart, she accepts his challenge.
For Emma, keeping the secret seemed easy when it was just a game … But as Rathburn begins to see past her reserved exterior to the passionate woman within, the risk of losing her heart becomes all too real.

 Historical romances have always been my first book love and Daring Miss Danvers has slipped up into my top 10 of all-time favorites. I literally fell in love with every character of this book, not just the main characters, even though "Emma-Mine" and Oliver (Rathburn) stole my heart. I also loved Emma's eccentric Mother Celeste. Her annoying but loyal brother Rafe and Olivers (Rathburn) commanding Grandmother the Dowager Duchess.
Ms. Lorrets writing flows so seamlessly that it truly made me feel a part of the book. Like I was there, watching Emma and Oliver (Rathburn) falling in love firsthand. There was no predictability that most historical romances have become of late. The book is fresh and pulls you in from the first page. It was truly a pleasure to read.
This book earned 10 out of 10 from me for being original, brilliant and wishing I was born in a different century!

Winning Miss Wakefield- Releasing June 10th, 2014
She's got nothing left to lose …
With her fiancĂ© suddenly engaged to another and her reputation in tatters, Merribeth Wakefield needs a bold plan to reclaim her life. She must be brave. Confident. She must … kiss a rake? The suggestion is ludicrous! Yet when Merribeth finds herself alone with the dark and brooding Lord Knightswold, suddenly the plan doesn't seem so farfetched. So she does something she never thought she'd do—she kisses him.
But he has everything to gain …
The Marquess of Knightswold—Bane to most—has no use for the affections of women. Well, none lasting longer than a single night. A plot for revenge weighs heavy on his mind, leaving no room for romance. But then a shy, witty miss borrows a kiss from him in a darkened room, and everything he thought he knew about innocent debutantes vanishes along with her.
When a twist of fate brings Merribeth within Bane's grasp, he'll have to resist her charms—or risk losing everything—for the sake of his heart.

Wow! Just wow! Winning Miss Wakefield is the second book in the Wallflower Wedding Series by Vivienne Lorret and in my opinion it’s even better than the first. 

I liked Merribeth from the first moment and I like her even more when she "borrowed" a kiss in her first meeting with Bane. I loved the way that Bane took the one imperfection society saw and made it one of the things he loves about his Venus (Merribeth). Again I loved the supporting characters, especially Aunt Sophie. I have to admit I was totally floored by the backstabbing deception on one of the main supporting characters, I never saw it coming, which makes me SO very happy as I hate predicted storylines. 

Winning Miss Wakefield earns 10 out of 10 from me. It made me laugh, cry and fall in love all at the same time. It’s truly is the best Historical Romance Series I have read this year

I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.
Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.
My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.
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