Sunday, April 29

It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely "the thing." And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London's most eligible aristocrat.

When Marcus shockingly--and dangerously--swept her into his arms, Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn't like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed...Thank goodness they weren't caught very nearly in the act!

Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly his bride?

I was finally able to get lucky enough and stumble on my first LK book. I have been trying to check out some other authors since I have been too stuck on the usual JG, LH, JM stuff to name some. So it's all thanks to Bloglandia that I'm now willing to try out the works by other bestselling authors that were unfamiliar to me in the past.

And this one I love. And that is to say that I love LK's style of writing, too. I found out that she had been writing for years and it really bums me out to just finally have read her. And after finishing this book, I'm just dying to get my hands on her other releases as soon as I can find them.

As for this title, I can't help but like Marcus. What's
not to like? A man who seriously fights against falling in love is always a joy to read. After all, the harder they fight, the harder they fall, right? I think this might have been the first book I've read wherein the hero actually vocalized to somebody else the illogical reasons of falling in love with the heroine. As for Lillian, she doesn't rate very high on my fave heroines list and yet somehow my curiosity had been piqued by the antics of the Wallflowers. So much so that I want to be able to find the rest of the series ASAP.

I loved it when Marcus made it plain to his (villainous old bitch of a) mother his intentions of marrying Lillian and fought for his decision.

"Do not doubt me when I say that Lillian Bowman is the only woman on this earth whom I would consider marrying."
Awww. And yet, he was labeled insufferable? I guess that's just how it goes for tough-as-nails guys when they get hit by that bolt of lightning--turn a completely new leaf. Suffice it to say that this insufferable character melted my heart with his romantic declarations--which, by the way, are too many to highlight.

Love him. And love this book.

Final verdict: 8.5/10. Must read, must have.


Marg said...

You are in for a treat if you are just discovering LK! I started reading her books this time last year and so far have glommed 14 of her books! Whilst there are a couple of average ones, for the most part they are pretty darned good!

Kristie (J) said...

She is a great writer and say.... you have read Dreaming of You haven't you? I thought everyone has by now *g*. Because if you haven't - boy are you in for a treat!

Kookie said...

As I've mentioned, I'm feeling really bad that I'm just starting to read her work now. But I've read so much high praise about the stuff that I started to look for her books, which is a hard thing to do 'cause I can't seem to find any at the local bookstores. Good thing I had better luck when I went to a UBS and found this one in their stacks. :o)

Kristie (j)--
I know. I have read X number of reviews about that book already and I'm so looking forward to the day I get hold of a copy. :o)

Holly said...

Oy, not DoY again. LOL

J/K It's a good book.

I'm glad you finally got one and started, she's a great author.

Nicole said...

I have this entire series and haven't read it. NOW reading your review I want to read it and they are packed! GRRRR! lol. But yeah LK is great. Worth Any Price is one of my faves.

Kris said...

This is a very good series, I really enjoyed it. I was wondering as I was waiting for this to load if someone had already suggested Dreaming of You :D I would have to second that and say that that one was very good as well.

Kookie said...

Yeah, just finding out how great she is...

Hmm, I'm sure going to check out WAP...Thanks for the suggestion, girl.

Yup, others had already suggested DOY and with your vote plus the countless other raving reviews about it made me think that I should have had read that book by last year. LOL!

Rowena said...

Dude, this is a great book Kookie and to think, this wasn't even one of my favorites in the series, you have more great reading by LK in this series and I can't wait to see which hero and book is your favorite and which Wallflower you're most like.

I took the quiz over at LK's site and I'm most like Daisy Bowman, but I already knew that before I took the quiz! LOL.

Rowena said...

Oh and DoY is the bomb too, you're gonna love Derek Craven, I know it!!! =)

Kookie said...

I sure am gonna bust my ass off to look for DoY when I get enough time to book-shop because I wanna read Derek Craven, like, yesterday. LOL!

As for the rest of the Wallflower series...hmm, I hope I get better luck at the UBS next week than I had this week--I got out with only one book (SB's The Admiral's Bride).

Rowena said...

I always make myself buy books when I go to the UBS, so that sucks that you only walked out with just one. I want to read that series but since I Can't find the entire series, I don't bother buying all of them.

Read Derek's book, I want to know how you like it! =)

Kookie said...

It sucked big time but I really don't like carting off as many books as I can if I don't know the authors. But at the same time, the UBS didn't have new stock.

Am looking for DoY already. Even if I buy it brand new. I think it's worth it from what all you guys are saying. :o)

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