Tuesday, January 30, 2018

#Review: WALLFLOWER MOST WANTED by Manda Collins


3 of 5 stars

This is the third book in this series of four talented heiresses who stand to inherit Beauchamp House and how they end up solving mysteries. I've read the other books and enjoyed them so I was anxious to read Miss Sophia Hastings's story. Sophia is a talented painter who must overcome prejudice and condemnation of her work which is not considered proper for a young lady to partake in. Throw in a handsome and sexy vicar, Lord Benedick Lisle, who at first rescues Sophia after a fall off a cliff, and the main characters are set. Ben helps Sophia unravel a mystery about art forgery in their community as their attraction for each other heats up.

As much as I wanted to love this book, it was just ok for me. Ben calls Sophia "Wallflower" as an endearing name, but every scene Sophia is at a social event, she is surrounded by a bevy of young men. She is far from a wallflower. The mystery in this story is pretty predictable with a slight twist. This book can be read as a standalone, but it does help to understand the other ladies if you've read their stories. I am looking forward to reading the final book of Ms. Gemma Hastings.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Blurb:

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 overheard conversation hints at danger for another local artist, Sophia is determined to get involved. Even if 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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