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It Happened One Autumn chapter 1 It Happened One Autumn, meaning It Happened One Autumn, genre It Happened One Autumn, book cover It Happened One Autumn, flies It Happened One Autumn, It Happened One Autumn b709a5d9e4ac6 Librarian S Note Alternate Cover For This ISBN Can Be Found Here Four Young Ladies Enter London Society With One Necessary Goal They Must Use Their Feminine Wit And Wiles To Find A Husband So They Band Together, And A Daring Husband Hunting Scheme Is BornIt Happened At The BallWhere Beautiful But Bold Lillian Bowman Quickly Learned That Her Independent American Ways Weren T Entirely The Thing And The Most Disapproving Of All Was Insufferable, Snobbish, And Impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London S Most Eligible AristocratIt Happened In The GardenWhen Marcus Shockingly And Dangerously Swept Her Into His Arms Lillian Was Overcome With A Consuming Passion For A Man She Didn T Even Like Time Stood Still It Was As If No One Else Existed Thank Goodness They Weren T Caught Very Nearly In The Act It Happened One AutumnMarcus Was A Man In Charge Of His Own Emotions, A Bedrock Of Stability But With Lillian, Every Touch Was Exquisite Torture, Every Kiss An Enticement For Yet How Could He Consider Taking A Woman So Blatantly Unsuitable As His Bride


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  1. says:

    It Happened One Autumn stand alone Marcus Marsden, Lord Westcliff meets his match in the feisty American heiress, Lillian Bowman It has all the makings of a farce One can scarcely conceive of a ill suited pair Books in Wallflowers series are stand alones, but most enjoyed if read in order Book 0.5 Again the MagicBook 1 Secrets of a Summer NightBook 2 It Happened One AutumnBook 3 Devil in WinterBook 4 Scandal in SpringBook 4.5 A Wallflower ChristmasIt Happened One Autumn stand alone follows the unlikely romance between Lord, heir and investor Marcus Marsden, The Eighth Earl of Westcliff and American heiress and wallflower Lillian Bowman, Lilly.It s lust hate at first sight with the outspoken Lillian spending the Season in London to catch a respectable, preferably titled husband She cannot stand to be around the stuffy Earl, though he makes her tingle in odd places.Marcus steers clear of the willful American pretty much ever since he caught her playing baseball in her knickers She might do things to his libido, but that does not make her wife material.Follow their tempestuous relationship as they bicker, fight, challenge, argue, hate, steal kisses and lust after each other during an autumn party at Marcus country estate, year 1843 Seven words to describe Marcus Marsden, The Earl of Westcliff Trailblazer, charismatic, proper, loyal, hard headed, graceful and noble.Seven words to describe Lillian Bowman, Lilly Opinionated, snarky, strong, stubborn, innocent, independent and loyal.It Happened One Autumn, told from dual POVs, is an opposite attracts hate to love romance with sexual tension overload, hilarious situations and bantering plus lots of obstacles along the way Stellar character development in both the superb cast to be featured in many books and the unforgettable Lord Westcliff and his Lillian She could never fit into the mold of a Marsden wife Then the mold will have to be broken Hero Heroine Plot Storytelling Sexual tension Sex scenes Story ending 1 2 OVERALL RATING Angst LOW FOCUS Darkness LOW FOCUS Humor HIGH FOCUS Kink LOW FOCUS Romance HIGH FOCUS Sex frequency MEDIUM FOCUS Suspense HIGH FOCUS Thank you Liz for our F BR


  2. says:

    4 Hate Love Stars Spoilers It Happened One Autumn was a good read but I didn t like it as much as I thought I would I was really looking forward to Lillian s book I loved her brash, foul mouthed, outspoken american ways I couldn t wait for her to bring Westcliff to his knees So I was a little disappointed that for half the book Westcliff fought his attraction to Lillian I also didn t like that Lord St Vincent was trying to court her or that they kissed I wanted Westcliff to go after her like Simon from book one went after his wife I did like Westcliff and loved Lillian I enjoyed their relationship when they got around to having one I even liked St Vincent even though he acted like a villain towards the end I am still looking forward to his book with Evie Overall it was an enjoyable read Just not as good as I expected.


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    Why are the best books the hardest to review I m not sure I can come up with enough superlatives for this one, the second book in Lisa Kleypas s magical Wallflowers series I think she hit the ball out of the park with this humorous, emotional, romantic read I had my doubts coming into this, after reading Secrets of a Summer Night In that book Marcus, Lord Westcliff most eligible bachelor in England , was such an uptight, humorless stick in the mud how was I going to fall for him in his own book Ahh, but LK did a 180 with his character, giving us his whole backstory including brutal childhood , and I got to understand him, and fall in love with him right along with the heroine, American soap heiress Lillian Bowman.Now, Lillian I loved this girl despite or maybe because she was so opinionated, headstrong, irreverent, stubborn, sharp tongued, funny, and she took no guff from the button downed, often arrogant Westcliff Oh how they battled Their arguing and sniping masked a heap of sexual tension between the two He wanted her but hated that he did she wanted him but hated that she did You knew something had to give who would be the first to break down and do something about it There were many, many scenes in this book that either made me laugh or made me sigh in satisfaction Laughing Any of the many conversations between Lillian and the other Wallflowers Annabelle, Evie, Daisy they had such fun together , but especially between Lillian and younger sister Daisy and the experiments with the perfume that Lillian insisted worked as an aphrodesiac I also got a chuckle out of Westcliff and his friends Hunt, St Vincent, Shaw discussing the frequency of their sexual liasons, and the time Hunt caught Westcliff and Lillian in a compromising position and teased him about his once a week beliefs.The sighing When Westcliff decides to give Lillian a few pointers about how to bat their first kiss while hiding behind the hedgerow the scene in the Butterfly Court smokin hot the scene with the pear brandy funny and scorching hot when Westcliff professes his feelings and tells Lillian that she can be whoever she wants to be as long as she s with him the poached pear scene yowza and finally, when Westcliff stands up to his viper of a mother and tells her where to go Yay, Marcus As usual, Kleypas s story is superbly written, with vivid descriptions of the characters, the food the calf s head , the clothing, and Westfield s beautiful estate of Stony Cross Park Kleypas leaves no stone unturned in her storytelling the characters backstories and every emotion are all layed out for the reader to enjoy I felt that I was right there in the 1840s English countryside, witnessing it all.Now LK threw a bit of a curveball that I didn t see coming, regarding St Vincent who I was liking just fine , that made me dislike him Now how is she going to redeem him in his book Devil in Winter I can t wait to find out I don t know if she can top this one, which earns 5 big stars Westcliff as I see him


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    4.5 stars The next time you face a room full of strangers you might tell yourself that some of them are just friends waiting to be found The Wallflowers are so good I think this book is my favorite in the series so far yes, I have read Devil in Winter already I liked the chemistry between the main characters in this one the most so far, that hate to love you tension This book is the story of Lillian and Westcliff, a brash and outspoken American and a formal, follow the rules Englishmen Right off the bat they cannot stand each other, but as time goes by they realize their hatred for each other might be something I can t get it out, she said Just pull at it It hurts It s throbbing Pull harder I can t It s truly stuck I need something to make it slippery Do you have some sort of lubricant nearby No Not anything Much as it may surprise you, we ve never needed lubricant in the library before now I m not normally one for historical romance, but Lisa Kleypas has that magic about her writing It s never cheesy to me and I loathe cheesy historical , and never do I roll my eyes at the language or the diction It s an amazing escape from reality, a foray into the lives and loves of the past.I m also going to add, when Lillian and Westcliff do finally give in, BOOM WENT THE OVARIES You wanna read it now, don t you There is nothing on earth beautiful to me than your smileno sound sweeter than your laughterno pleasure greater than holding you in my arms Follow me on Facebook Blog Instagram Twitter


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    FOUR POINT FIVE STARSTHE HUSBAND HUNTERS ARE BACK In London 1843 a pact is made between 4 wallflowers They will help each other find husbands starting with the oldest and working down to the youngest 1 Annabelle is the oldest of the pact Married first book. 2 Lillian is a rich American who has not acclimated to England 3 Evie is painfully shy and stutters 4 Daisy is the younger sister to Lillian IT HAPPENED ONE AUTUMN is another GREAT installment in this series of wallflowers Lillian is the next one in line to find a husband She s unlike anything the English men are use to She s a rich American who comes off a little wild and free than her English counterparts.Then we have FOREVER and lifetime bachelor, Marcus, Lord Westcliff His attraction to the brazen American girl is hidden from everyone Being mixed up with someone of her standard wouldn t look good for his family lineage In comes the play of a special perfume that holds a secret ingredient that turns men hot and heavy for you Any time Marcus gets within a close distance to Lillian his animal magnetism goes wild for her.Towards the end of the book there s a little plot twist that I didn t see coming which made for a fun adventure I read part of this and listened to the audio for the other half If you haven t read a Lisa Kleypas book you should give them a try They re well written with interesting plot lines SERIES Can be read as standalones but it s recommended reading the series in order Prequel 0.5 Wallflowers series is followed by The Hathaway series Can be read as standalones but it s recommended reading the series in order Novella 2.5


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    There are guilty pleasures, and there are Guilty Pleasures It Happened One Autumn is a Guilty Pleasure Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband So they band together, and a daring husband hunting scheme is born.It Happened One Autumn follows the second Wallflower, the bold and shockingly opinionated Lillian Bowman, whose crude manners, American origins and nouveau riche status complicate her attempts to find a noble husband in English society Her improper comments and attitude are met with contempt, but no one is annoyed at her stubborness and inability to act like a delicate young woman than Lord Westcliff, an overbearing and controlling nobleman who happens to be the most eligible bachelor Their fights are legendary, their pigheadedness equal But aside from their mutual annoyance, there is something else brewing something that shimmers and burns, passion and attraction and a deeper connection that entangle them in a web of stolen kisses, unyielding egotism and a love that may endanger Marcus heritage and everything he s struggled to achieve The question is, what will he choose His legacy, or the only woman that challenges him and makes him feel alive Oh, Daisy, it s revolting the way I want to fawn all over him I m afraid I m going to do something dreadfully silly today Burst into song or something For God s sake, don t let me It Happened One Autumn is not a literary masterpiece It s not a work of art that inspires poems and frenzied reviews glorifying the prose or the concept you won t find deep meanings conveyed in its pages It will not rattle you to the core, or make you a better person after you finish it However, I don t give a single darn Because in all honesty, I devoured it in less than 24 hours and I had the time of my life It was delicious, sensual, funny, with a dash of suspense and a flock of butterflies upsetting my stomach Lisa Kleypas used autumn hues, and painted lavish balls, picturesque gardens, a rainbow of dresses and delicacies that transported me to another time, another society that was beautiful and cruel, that sucked me in its ways and expectations and left me dazed Marcus and Lillian give the definition to enemies to lovers He wanted to tame her she wantet to prove him that she is a capable woman, proud of her choices, a woman who shall not be controlled Their fights were like fireworks But their other scenes, well, Their chemistry was insane They collided with the force of two meteorites, but they also connected in an emotional level that made me all warm and fuzzy And even though I found Lillian s behavior over the top hello 3.5 stars , fighting for the sake of fighting, throwing tantrums and opposing to common sense for no reason at all, their relationship utterly endearing And surprise I fell in love with Marcus, with his uptight and his protective and his wicked side gulp So, if you re up for a fun ride, and a blazing historical romance, do try the Wallflowers P.S I don t know if the next book will be my cup of tea After the things St Vincent did in this one, I find it hard to impossible to even like him, let alone consider him a love interest.You can find this review and on BookNest


  7. says:

    5 stars Historical RomanceWOW I loooved this second installment in Kleypas s extraordinary Wallflowers series about four very different young ladies in Victorian era England society whose deep bond of friendship sustains them through the trials and tribulations of life, family, relationships, and love Wealthy American heiress Lillian Bowman is fiercely independent, strong willed, feisty, daring, obstinate, brash, honest, outspoken, free spirited, opinionatedpretty much everything lacking and undesirable in a proper English bride befitting of someone as renowned as London s most sought after bachelor, Marcus, Lord Westcliff That s just fine by Lillian, because the last thing she wants is a domineering, stuffy, snobby, dogmatic, pompous aristocrat for a husband But it doesn t take long before sparks fly and fireworks explode between the two stubborn rivals who have a lot in common than either of them wants to admit, and their intense attraction and volatile passion soon becomes too strong to ignore Boy oh boy did I love these two willful hardheads together Talk about powerful, electric zing chemistryMarcus and Lillian had it in spades I enjoyed their sarcastic, witty banter and spirited arguments, and their smoldering hot passion scorched the pages But most of all, I loved the tender, romantic moments like the scene below that demonstrated how perfect Marcus and Lillian are together.Marcus, Lord Westcliff Rest You ll need to regain your strengthbecause once we re married, I won t be able to leave you alone I ll want to love you every hour, every minute of the day He nestled her closely against him There is nothing on earth beautiful to me than your smileno sound sweeter than your laughterno pleasure greater than holding you in my arms I realized today that I could never live without you, stubborn little hellion that you are In this life and the next, you re my only hope of happiness Tell me, Lillian, dearest lovehow can you have reached so far inside my heart He paused to kiss her damp silken skinand smiled as the wisp of a feminine snore broke the peaceful silence.It Happened One Autumn is a remarkable, intensely romantic, and enchanting read that will hold a top place on my keeper shelf for years to come Verrry big 5 stars And just for fun and laughs, I had to capture the hilarious scene between the wallflower gals discussing, or perhaps accurately, vehemently dismissing, Evie s rather portly cousin Eustace being her one and only marital prospect Wait a minute, Daisy said suspiciously, coming to Lillian s side We ve met Evie s cousin Eustace before Lillian, do you remember the ball at Winterbourne House Her eyes narrowed accusingly He was the one who broke the chair, wasn t he, Evie Evie confirmed Daisy s question with an inarticulate murmur Good God Lillian exclaimed, you are not considering marrying him, Evie Annabelle wore a puzzled expression How did he break the chair Does he have a foul temper Did he throw it He broke it by sitting on it, Lillian said with a scowl Cousin Eustace is rather l large boned, Evie admitted Cousin Eustace has chins than I ve got fingers, Lillian said impatiently And he was so busy filling his face during the ball that he couldn t be bothered to make conversation When I went to shake his hand, Daisy added, I came away with a half eaten wing of roast chicken He forgot that he was holding it, Evie said apologetically He did say he was sorry for ruining your glove, as I recall Daisy frowned That didn t bother me nearly as much as the question of where he was hiding the rest of the chicken BUWAHAhaHAhahaha That scene just flat out cracked me up


  8. says:

    Another entertaining entry in the Wallflower series, all of which have been thoroughly enjoyable even if I did read them out of order This time it is Lillian s turn to find herself a rich husband and she does it in style As in all the other books the dialogue is the thing smart and funny and always entertaining The characters are well defined and as I am sure I have said before, probably many times, the overall atmosphere of the book is a la Georgette Heyer but with sex And this is not a bad thing.Sad that this series is finished but luckily Lisa Kleypas has written others


  9. says:

    Wow Another fun installment of The Wallflowers series.I love the way Lisa Kleypas developes her characters Subtly, without pages and pages of narrative descriptives We learn about them by seeing them in action, or through the eyes of others.It was such a joy to watch Marcus, Lord Westcliff, put aside the bitterness of his childhood, the will of his mother and the demands of his title and just allow himself to experience the emotions which, despite his best efforts, were awakened by Lillian Bowman.And it was also a joy to watch Lillian put aside her own preconceived notions of Marcus, the man, and allow herself to accept her feelings of love for him, and accept his love for her as well.Marcus and Lillian are fabulous together When they get together they bring out the worst in each other, but they also bring out the best in one another.OK, I just want to say that there are 2 scenes that stand out in my mind and both made me laugh I won t go into detail so as not to ruin it for anyone who hasn t read this but who didn t laugh at baked calf s head and dingy dipper butterflies Don t deny it, if you ve read this book, you laughed And the other scene was where Annabelle, having come down to breakfast with dark circles under her eyes and looking as though she hadn t slept at all during the night because she hadn t was trying to delicately explain to Lillian, Evie and Daisy the effect that a certain perfume had had on Simon, her husband, who needed no potion to influence or increase his sexual virility.And it would be shameful if I didn t mention that there are some very steamy sexual encounters that were how can I put this steamy I may never look at pears the same way again sigh Well, needless to say, while I enjoyed Secrets of a Summer Night , It Happened One Autumn has made me a Lisa Kleypas fan


  10. says:

    3,5 Stars One thing s for sure Westcliff, the hero, has much patience for ill mannered houseguests than I do The houseguest in question being the heroine, Miss Lillian Bowman The brash American heiress and the starchy English earl, so much potential especially in the hand of such a skilled author, and in fact, for the greater part the book delivered on all accounts and I enjoyed most of their scenes together immensely If only Lillian had been a little less confrontational I understand, and appreciate, feisty, but she bordered on rude several times and showed an animosity towards the hero that really had no solid ground, so the opposites attracts trope often felt overplayed to me.The closed confines of Stony Cross, Westcliff s country estate, where the whole story takes place, didn t allow for much action or plot twists and all the slightly over the top drama was concentrated in the very last section, though the lively dialogues, the sparkly banters between the leads and their off the charts chemistry, the humour and the flowing writing than made up for it And Westcliff, now he was a dear and sexy one.It also was nice to meet once again the Wallflowers and the other cast of characters and follow their further interactions which, as I ve already found in book 1 Secrets of a Summer Night, were some of the best fun.