ARC Review: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale

Posted January 29, 2015 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale
What A Wallflower Wants
by Maya Rodale

3 Stars


Released: September 30th 2014
Series: Bad Boys & Wallflowers #3
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

“The Bad Boys & Wallflowers series has been great, it was funny and romantic ” ~ Under the Covers

Unlike her friends Miss Prudence Payton hasn’t wanted to find a husband…not until now; now that her friends have found husbands, she doesn’t want to be the sole graduate of her finishing school not to have been married. However, her carefully selected husband proves to be a coward when he shoves her out of a carriage to save himself from highwayman. Abandoned in the middle of nowhere, Prudence find something she had lost all hope of ever finding…a knight is shining armour. But her knight may have his own secrets, secrets that may destroy her new found faith in love.

This is the final full length novella in the Bad Boys & Wallflower series by Maya Rodale and it starts with a much darker tone than the previous books as we discover the reason that Prudence has never married. However, although there was a dark subject within the book and it had a heart breaking start, the tone of the book was fairly light.

The Bad Boys & Wallflowers series has been great, it was funny and romantic with heroines that I have liked and some sexy heroes. John Roark, although he hasn’t stood out as much as the other heroes in the series…he was just so damn nice, definitely not the bad boy I was expecting. Prudence, however, I really liked she was brave and funny and I couldn’t help but admire her.

This was a good series and I like the idea of the accompanying novellas telling the story from a modern day perspective. I would recommend this if you want something light hearted but with great writing and polish.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Maya Rodale

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the author of numerous smart and sassy romance novels. A champion of the genre and its readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co-founder of Lady Jane’s Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic fiction. Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks Suzanne for the review

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ve read Wicked Arrangement but haven’t kept up with the series.


Can you read just the historicals or do you have to read the contemporaries as well to fully understand the story?

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You can just read the historicals, the contemps is a story that runs along side it, but doesn’t affect the understanding. The serials are nice though, unlike the historicals they follow one h/H.