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  • 3.5-4 Stars!

    3.5-4 Stars! This was a pretty good book. Cleo and Jake are the main characters and I liked both of them. They seemed to fall in love really fast and the end felt a bit rushed but other than that it was a really good book. I’m looking forward to reading the next books in the series. *I received this book at no charge & I voluntarily left this review.*

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  • Fun battle of wills

    This is a fun battle of wills between independent, unconventional heiress Cleo and brash American businessman Jake. She wants to commission a wardrobe that will keep her in the background and assure she remains unmarried. He wants to lure the talented costume maker away to America for his theater company. Just to make it more interesting, they wager that they can design a wardrobe for each other. If the clothes happen to do just the opposite of what their goals are, so much the better. As Cleo and Jake spend more time together, they become friends and bond over their common feelings toward their families, the pressure to get married, their business interests, and kippers. I like that Cleo and Jake, while weathy, don't really fit in high society so they don't much care about following the rules. Their attraction grows quickly, and their romance is sizzling. I liked all the secondary characters. The servants, friends, and family members helped round out the story and created a community for this story and the books to come in this series. It was great to see Merry and the Duke of Trent from My American Duchess. I think the whole wallflower concept was kind of a stretch. Cleo was never a wallflower and just didn't have the personality to become one, so I don't think even a dowdy wardrobe would have done the trick. I received an ARC of the book in a contest from the author.

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  • Delightful and Enjoyable Read!

    Oh My! So, when I received this ARC, I put down another book as I love Eloisa James as an author and welcomed reading this book in a new series. “How to Be a Wallflower (Would-Be Wallflowers#1)” was a one sitting enjoyable read for this reader. Miss Cleopatra “Cleo” Lewis is very much a bluestocking, thanks to her profitable inventor father. She is very much the businesswoman where her fortunes are inherited from her father’s commode business. Although her mother, Julia was a free spirited theatrical loving individual, Cleo was taught the ways of society. It is the carefree life that her mother has lived that she is determined to become a wallflower with no thought in mind to marry. After her mother’s death, she is 10 months later reconciled with her estranged grandfather, Viscount Falconer to gain his assistance with introducing her into London’s society. However, to play the part of wallflower she needs to dress the part. She visits Quimby’s Costume Emporium where she becomes an investor in the business. American, Jacob “Jake” Astor Addison is in London visiting an old friend and attempt to acquire Quimby’s for his theatrical ventures in the States. Unfortunately, he does not count on meeting Miss Lewis who buys the business right from under his nose. Now that he has met Cleo, all bets are off the table and he will do anything in his power to take back the business and win the heart of the new proprietress. As this was around the Gilded Age, I do think the independence of the heroine and her business savvy could have been scaled down just a tad. It was a little slow in pace in some parts but picked up closer to the end. Although Cleo and Jake had to reckon with their own personal issues, I enjoyed their escapes that turned into adventures. This was a well-written story with likeable main characters and some secondary ones that I noted were in “My American Duchess” by the author. There was just enough…close to naught in banter and chemistry to build their relationship beyond the wooing. I was caught off guard a bit with the fast submission of Jake’s feelings for Cleo, and Cleo becoming a wallflower being lost somewhere in the story. I love historical romances that include the steamy and the intimacy between the H/h was nicely done. For me, the title misleading but the story was enjoyable and worth reading. Recommend....4/5 Stars

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  • She's not a wallflower and he's not all business

    Cleopatra Lewis was raised by her wild, scandalous mother who had a weakness for handsome men. Her mother, the daughter of an English Lord, married an American so Cleo is an American citizen. She is careful of her attachments as she witnessed her mother's sufferings when each new affair soured and does not intend to marry. She inherited a fortune and knows how to manage it - and thinks of marriage for women as dangerous. They lose so much control if they marry, and Cleo does not intend to lose anything. She is in England to debut (i.e. make contacts) and also on business - she plans to promote her company's products to the aristocracy - toilets with a superior flush. I loved that so much. She is planning on being a wallflower, so on the advice of her longtime dresser, visits a theatre dressmaker's shop to commission an exceedingly drab society wardrobe - only to walk into a kerfluffle. John Jacob Addison is a wealthy American and a member of the even wealthier Astor family. He has the dressmaker under contract and intends to move her, her staff, and her business to America, to the dressmaker's great dismay. Cleo comes to her rescue, and for once, John Jacob ends up on the losing side. Possibly he has another objective now ..... one he knows he can't rush. This is a delightful slow-burn romance. While this is the second book in the series, I don't think it is necessary to read the first to enjoy this book, although I highly recommend it also. My thanks to the author and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review an advance reading copy.

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  • How to be a Wallflower

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it. I adored this charming book. It is the new of a new series that I can't wait to read more of. This is written in my favorite dual POV format. Getting that glimpse into the characters' thoughts really help me to better understand the characters. Jake comes to England looking to buy a few businesses that he will bring back to America. One of those businesses is a clothing emporium, Quimby's. Quimby's will clothe the theaters that he inherited from his father in style. Jake is a big brute of a man who would never be mistaken for an English autocrat. He goes to the emporium to discuss the contract with the Martha Quimby to discover that a Miss Cleopatra Lewis stole the business right out in front of him! It was never Cleo's intention to purchase the business but she couldn't stand for the women to be upset. They had just found out that the business was to leave England for America and they didn't want to go. Both Cleo and Jake come to an arrangement to see who would actually be able to make the purchase. Jake is the typical alpha male. He wants the emporium but he wants Cleo even more! Cleo has some troubling issues stemming from her mother's behavior while growing up and even though she is drawn to the American, she wants to be a wallflower to be able to avoid marriage. These two are a delight to read. I love reading historical romances as there are usually a few words that I have to look up to see the definition. This was no exception. Learning should never stop. This read had a few sexy scenes but the author does a wonderful job of not going over the top in the details. I hope Yazmin gets a story but I don't know if it would be in this series as I can't really see her as a wallflower!

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