Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: Once Upon A Wallflower by Wendy Lyn Watson

Title: Once Upon A Wallflower
Author: Wendy Lyn Watson
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Mystery/Historical Romance
Length: Novel (250 pgs)
Reviewer: CaroleDee

A Perennial Wallflower…

When Mira Fitzhenry’s guardian arranges her engagement to one of the most scandalous, yet devastatingly handsome lords to ever grace the peerage, all of society is abuzz. After all, the man has left a trio of dead young women in his wake, including his first fiancée.

A Gothic Villain…

Expecting to scare the chit away within five minutes of meeting him, scarred and brooding Nicholas, the Viscount Ashfield, is intrigued by the unfashionably lovely Mira, but his family’s dark secret means he must fight his attractions. No matter what his heart wants.

As the wedding approaches, Nicholas and Mira grow ever closer, yet so does the very real danger. Will the truth bring Nicholas and Mira together or tear their love apart?

I just love the downtrodden heroine that finds love, acceptance of herself, and becomes successful!
I got all that and more from Once Upon A Wallflower

Nicholas was a great hero. He's just the right mix of dangerous, dashing, and lovable.
Mira throws caution to the wind a couple of times too many and displays some definite TSTL moments, but I think her overall personality made up for any DUH moments.

The mystery was a little predictable, but that was fine with me, because I usually can't stand a mystery that goes on until the last page of a book.

I recommend this one for lovers of the scarred hero and rags to riches troupe. (two of my favorites!)


  1. Love this kind of hero. The scary, scarred, intimidating hero always reminds me of a Beauty and the Beast sort of setting.

    1. I think that's why I love them so much too :)
      Beauty and the Beast and the Little Mermaid were staples of my childhood. God knows I watched them enough.
      I still know every single song to B&B. lol


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