Find out our thoughts about It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas, a historical romance we can’t get enough of. It’s an opposites attract romance with a stoic hero and an outspoken and unconventional heroine with an enemies to lovers vibes.

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It Happened One Autumn
by Lisa Kleypas

Wallflowers #2
Released: September 27, 2005
382 Pages | ebook

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recommended read | opposites attarct | enemies to lovers | stoic hero | uncoventional heroine

Another amazing story by Lisa Kleypas! I cannot express enough how much I L.O.V.E. her writing. I felt like I was there!

Lillian Bowman is a strong heroine. She has come to London from America with her parents and has been instructed to marry a peer to give some respectability to her families fortune. At times she can come across as a bit of a bitch, but I loved her! I especially enjoyed the perfume and scents storyline. I don’t know why but I love to read about old times when there were actually people dedicated to making fragrances instead of the big corporate businesses.

It starts with Lillian walking into a perfume shop and being offered a special Love Spell perfume. It’s meant to be-spell a man be enthralled with the wearer’s charms. Of course it is just her luck that the one man who seems to show interest in her when wearing the perfume is one she can’t tolerate. Marcus, Lord Westcliff.

Lord Westcliff is the most eligible bachelor of the ton. He is a business man, he is rich, he personifies high society. For all intents and purposes he should be everything Lillian Bowman would want. But his continuous disdain for her “American ways” and his apparent arrogance makes him the last person she wants to tangle with.

Is it just the perfume that is diverting his attention to her, when before he couldn’t stand her? But the more he seeks her out, the more she realizes that maybe she has judged him too harshly. She finds his company…agreeable. Very agreeable.

The romance in It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas was more explosive than the previous book. I think this was because they are both headstrong, stubborn characters. They both fight their attraction thinking that they could never be happy together. But they soon realize that nobody else would measure up.

This book has so many very memorable humorous scenes. One of my favorites was Westcliff rescuing the Bowman sisters from a disgusting English dinner by making up a strange new butterfly. So cute! And Lisa Kleypas isn’t afraid it add in a bit of a twist with Westcliff’s best friend, Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent courting Ms. Bowman as well.

in conclusion

This book has a great mixture of light-hearted moments, romantic tension and family drama. This combination create the perfect chemistry for an unforgettable romance book.

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