I Love Lisa Kleypas-she writes about spirited heroines who often challenge the accepted roles of women of their time by being able to think for themselves and refusing to become a doormat, and the beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman is no exception. A rich American with no pedigree, but a socially ambitious mother, she finds London society less than accepting, and makes few friends other than the 'Wallflowers', a group of young women largely ignored by the ton. Invited to a houseparty on sufferance because of her father's business connections, she is infuriated and strangely attracted to her host, Marcus, Lord Westcliff, one of London's most eligable batchelors. Marcus makes no secret of his disapproval of her outspoken ways, but neither does he resist the temptation to keep kissing her. Gradually, through a series of encounters, their hostility changes to grudging respect.There are some obstacles to be crossed, however, before they can find true happiness, including the objections of Marcus' mother and another suitor for Lillian who has his eyes on her fortune.
This is the second in the series about the Wallflowers-the first featured Annabelle, now happily married to Simon Hunt, and I look forward to reading the next two. I definitely recommend it.