Eloisa James’ latest novella Winning the Wallflower is free right now at all major etailers, and will only be free until the 26th, so grab it while you can. I bought it last week and loved it.
Kobo is still $.99 but I’ve heard it will go down.
My rating: 4.5 of 5 flames
This was a wonderful little story about a girl who feels tall and awkward, so when the most handsome man in Society asked her to marry him-even though she knew it was because she couldn’t say no (she thinks she has no prospects), and she knew he needed her title (his mother caused a scandal when she was younger by marrying beneath her station)- Lucy says yes.
Cyrus has a Plan, that’s Plan with a capital “P.” Nothing on his list involves any form of emotion, after all his mother caused quite the scandal when she married his father, a “mere” solicitor. Cyrus plans to gain back his mother’s status, and marrying a wallflower who has a title is his goal.
But the wrench thrown in the Plan? Lucy becomes an heiress, and with all that money and her title? Lucy is suddenly very eligible. Her mother pushes her to break of her engagement and look for someone “better.” But Lucy finds she really wants to marry Cyrus, so her plan is to kiss him in front of witnesses to compromise herself.
When Lucy sees Cyrus, they find a room to talk in private-he (and the whole ballroom) think Lucy is about to call off the engagement. Lucy didn’t expect to do just that. But she does, and very passionately. Which surprises Cyrus, because Lucy was supposed to be calm and steady. This passionate side of her is…entrancing. And, she’s…leaving him? Cyrus wants her back immediately, and not at all for his Plan.
Will Cyrus win her back?
A delightful, passionate story. Absolutely worth the read, and since it’s free right now-grab it! (til Dec. 26, 2011)