Review: The Wicked Wallflower (Bad Boys & Wallflowers #1) by Maya Rodale

November 19, 2013 Review 17

Review: The Wicked Wallflower (Bad Boys & Wallflowers #1) by Maya Rodale

Maya Rodale's captivating new series introduces London's Least Likely—three wallflowers who are about to become the toast of the ton

Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement—to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade.

A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring.

London's Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity—among other things—of London's most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma's wanton side and prove there's nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers…being perfectly scandalous together.

Title: The Wicked Wallflower
Author: Maya Rodale
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement, What a Wallflower Wants
Series: Bad Boys & Wallflowers #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement, What a Wallflower Wants
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: 29 October, 2013
Genres: Regency Romance
Pages: 384
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: two-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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The three ladies that we will come to meet are on the shelf: of marriageable age but not yet proposed to, not bubbly and sought after. All are intelligent, well-spoken and thoughtful women, with the dreams and hopes of all of their station: marry well, but for love, have a family and be happy. The first of the “wallflowers” to step into the scrutiny of the ton is Lady Emma and her characterization and presentation is lovely, with backbone and spirit to burn, she manages to take center stage in the most endearing way.

The Duke is a mathematical genius and rather disparaging of society’s conventions: which has done his playboy reputation no good at all. Engaging, clever and likable, while his attitude toward both convention and duty change, his demeanor and likability do not.

Several twists, a few scandals, quirks and personalities and delightful scenarios kept the story moving forward with few breaks.  Told in alternating points of view, we see their interaction and attraction from different perspectives, and it is sweet to watch their connection blossom into esteem, passion and then love.

As a first in a new series, it holds promise for many delightful moments for readers who enjoy Regency era romances: I know that I am looking forward to the next in the series!

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17 Responses to “Review: The Wicked Wallflower (Bad Boys & Wallflowers #1) by Maya Rodale”

  1. Lori H

    Ooh! I think this one sounds great. I will definitely be purchasing this one. Thanks for the review 🙂

  2. tammy Fail

    Sounds like it will be good… Added to my TBR list so I would love a copy.

  3. Lori Meehan

    I love Maya Rodales books. I’ve read her first series and I’m sure this one will be just as good. I can’t wait to read it.
    Lorimeehan 1 at aol dot com

  4. Michelle Willms (

    Gaele, I loved your review. Thank you so for writing such a concise, well-written and intelligent post. The book sounds very interesting; it would fit very well on the end table currently serving as my TBR resting station. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

  5. JeanMP

    Thanks for the great review, I like the sound of this book. Putting it on my to buy list.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  6. Jen M.

    Thanks for the review & the giveaway. I would love to win, I’ve already added it to my TBR!

  7. Natasha

    Great review!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    I can’t wait to read this one!!
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  8. Diane Sallans

    I love to get in at the start of a series!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com