Diary of an Accidental Wallflower: The Seduction Diaries
By the Regency era’s standards for “good catches,” Daniel Merial’s a totally unsuitable man. He’s a poor struggling doctor, and half-Romany to boot. He’s only caught glimpses of high society while caring for Lady Austerley, a lonely patient who throws extravagant parties even when she’s deadly ill.
During one of these occasions, Daniel meets Clare Westmore, a viscount’s daughter who’s determined to marry a ducal heir. Too bad for Clare that she twisted her ankle right before her big chance to waltz with her mark, and she’s now captured Daniel’s attention, a man who’s only the hired medical help. (Oh, the horrors!)
Now, some romance novels suffer from bland heroines. This book, however, suffers from a terribly unlikable heroine, a shallow debutante so caught up with social climbing that she’s oblivious to many facts. When her inevitable downfall comes, it’s difficult to feel sorry for her loss of face.
Oddly enough, my favorite moments of Diary of an Accidental Wallflower involve Daniel’s medical experiments. The amount of historically accurate detail is inspiring. It’s awesome to encounter a romantic lead who employs the scientific method! Too bad he uses his heart, not his brain, to attain his happily ever after.
|Page Count||384 pages|
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