ARC Review: Temptations of a Wallflower by Eva Leigh

Posted May 5, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: Temptations of a Wallflower by Eva Leigh
Temptations of a Wallflower
by Eva Leigh

3.5 Stars


Released: April 26th 2016
Series: The Wicked Quills of London #3
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

“Jeremy Cleland may have very well changed my mind about the suitability of vicar’s as romantic heroes…”
~ Under the Covers

Lady Sarah Frampton is known by the ton as the Watching Wallflower, shy, perfect behaved and always on the outskirts. At least that is the image she portrays to them anyway. What they don’t know, is that she is The Lady of Dubious Quality, the author of the scandalous and wildly successful erotic novels. But, if she is ever found it, she knows she and her family will be ruined and when she discovers someone is on her trail, she knows the only way to protect herself is through marriage. And who better than a vicar? Especially as it is the handsome vicar that she can’t stop thinking about; however, the man she has come to for protection is the very man searching for her true identity…

Well, it isn’t very often (make that never) that I read a book about a sexy vicar, even in a historical romance, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. However, Jeremy Cleland may have very well changed my mind about the suitability of vicar’s as romantic heroes, he certainly ticks all my usual boxes; handsome, intelligent and intense.

In fact, I really liked both the hero, Jeremy and the heroine, Sarah. Both, were positively bursting at the seams with repressed desires and thoughts, Jeremy because of his profession and Sarah because of her gender and status in society. And, as soon as they meet, all these repressed emotions transform in to some fantastic chemistry, you can see the connection between them almost instantly. I am always partial to a wallflower, but I particularly liked Sarah, although seemingly shy, she was very passionate, independent and curious.

What has made me rate this as a 3.5 instead of a higher 4 or 5 rating is that the conflict regarding Sarah writing as The Lady of Dubious Quality and not telling Jeremy, even though he was searching for her real identity. It dragged on for too long and I just wanted her to hurry up and tell him. as she obviously needed to, so that they could resolve it and move on. Instead it seemed to take forever and I was eager for the story to move on. However, aside from that, I did really enjoy this book, especially the passion between Jeremy and Sarah, it was very well done.

I haven’t read Eva Leigh before, so I have come into this series part the way through, I know, naughty me, but I am definitely going to read the previous books and I look forward to read any forthcoming releases. Eva Leigh is definitely an author I would now read more of.




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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! I’m always looking for new historical romance authors


Thanks for the review Suzanne

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Thanks for the review, I do enjoy plain jane stories.