And finally Daisy gets her turn...in the last book of the Wallflower quartet, Daisy Bowman meets her hero.
Daisy is the whimsical wallflower, always away with the fairies and with her nose stuck in a book. Her father, getting fed up with her failure to snag a husband, issues an ultimatum - find one quickly, or he'll see to it that she marries Matthew Swift, his protege in business.
Naturally, Daisy isn't happy about this (it would be a very short book otherwise) and her sister Lillian (now Lady Westcliff) adds her very vocal condemnations of Mr Swift...but wouldn't you know it? When Mr Swift turns up at the house party at the Westcliffs, he is no longer quite as odious as Daisy remembers...and unbeknownst to Daisy, he has been yearning for her for years, although he cannot give into that yearning due to a dark secret from his past. With the two of them thrown together at the house party, can they both fight the growing attraction between them?
This is a charming and well paced read that rounds off the series well, though I do find that it repeats the pattern of book number two (Lillian and Marcus) with the competitiveness between Daisy and Matthew, how they fight the attraction and the addition of a rival suitor to spur the hero into action. That's not really much of a criticism - Daisy is bound to be similar to her sister in some ways, and it's still a lovely story.
It's nice to visit with the other Wallflowers again; though I might have wished for more of Evie and Sebastian St Vincent, it wouldn't have added much to the storyline. As I have mentioned in a previous review, I do like that Kleypas keeps it relevant when characters from a previous book appear.
For info: The order that the books are written in is:
Secrets of a Summer Night
It Happened One Autumn
Devil in Winter
Scandal in Spring
I would recommend reading them in order.