It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas is the second book in the wallflower series. I started this the other day when my internet went out thank you Verizon. But thanks to a local company I am back on the internet sooner than the 14th and the local company has much better costumer service! But enough of that back to the important matter, Lillian and Marcus!
It Happened one Autumn brings the tension we felt between Lillian and Marcus to head, I for one loved her smart mouth ways and not because I have a tendency to be like that myself. The story starts off with Lillian and Daisy visiting a perfume shop and Lillian who has a talent for scents and since she impressed the shop owner he offered to make her special perfume that would attract “the one” Which she doesn’t really believe it will work just smells awesome so she buys it. A month later she finds herself at the Lord Westcliff’s house in the country…again.
Now the last time Marcus had a house party that resulted in Annabelle and Simon getting married and the four Wallflowers playing rounders in their underwear. Rounders is basically like baseball in case you’re wondering. Anyway Lord Westcliff and Simon catch the Wallflowers in the act and so begins the attraction between Lillian and Marcus… or the war…either way it’s lovely. Marcus has these parties as way to conduct business and what better way than a party, Lillian’s father owns a soap company which Marcus wants to be part of which is the only reason he invited them, Because he can’t stand to be around Lillian…so he claims.
Once again Marcus catches Lillian playing rounders ( only this time she dressed) and strangely enough he joins in. Then he helps Lillian and Daisy sneak back to the house before their mother comes to wake them for dinner, But they end up almost running into their father and some other gentlemen on the way back so naturally Lillian and Daisy get separated leaving Lillian to hide with Marcus because nothing will happen right? they hate each other so they will just hide then go about their business….Riiiight. Holy hot steamy makout session! Add in the fact that people where on the other side of the wall and might get caught…I melted because omg yes! on so many levels! The fact that Westcliff suddenly has feelings for Lillian and keep his hands off, But don’t worry it wont happen again because if anything Lord Westcliff is man who is complete control. So why not have a secret meeting in the orangery, because nothing is going happen or how about showing her the butterfly garden? totally innocent. Are you laughing? Don’t lie, I can hear you! But seriously that man has no control around Lillian whatsoever and I wouldn’t want him any other way. So as you can imagine There is a little bit of internal struggle for both of them because it was ‘I hate you but now I want to have all kinds of sexy times with you’ which then moved on to Lillian feeling she wasn’t good enough for Marcus, and getting drunk then finally and Marcus Ruining her Yay! I mean how horrible!
Of course this book has a villain Marcus’s mother who is a total evil bitch and tried to get rid of Lillian using poor Sebastian,Lord St.Vincent. St. Vincent being in the desperate situation that he’s in , The countess took full advantage of him and I refuse to believe otherwise!
This book is well worth the read and I gave it 5 stars on goodreads!