We are hopelessly devoted to wallflower Regency romances! The shy or just stubbornly independent (and most of the time rightfully so) women of these stories start out as wallflowers but with a little help from a Rake or Prude, they end up as heroines.
These Rakes and Prudes help them see that they’re more than what they are; or annoy them enough that they fight back. This, however, can prove disastrous for the Rakes and Prudes who have fallen in love with them. Here are our fave 5 Regency wallflowers…
Lisa Kleypas’ Wallflower Series
The Wallflower Quartet Series : Book 3
A devil’s bargain.
Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: “marriage”.
Sebastian’s reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden’s good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, “unchaperoned,” on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with more…
The Bridgertons Series : Book 3
by Julia Quinn
Will she accept the offer before the clock strikes midnight?
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she’d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball. Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, waltzing in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.
Who was more…
Love By Numbers Series : Book 1
by Sarah MacLean
A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen’s club.
Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried–and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing.
But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss–to do those things, Callie will need a more…
Spindle Cove Series : Book 2
by Tessa Dare
Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked, the second book in Tessa Dare’s utterly delectable historical romance series.
This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to more…
The Girl Bachelors Series : Book 1
by Laura Lee Guhrke
Supremely sensible Emmaline Dove wishes to share her etiquette expertise with London’s readers, and as secretary to Viscount Marlowe, Emma knows she’s in the perfect position to make her dreams come true.
Marlowe might be a rake with a preference for cancan dancers and an aversion to matrimony, but he is also the city’s leading publisher, and Emma is convinced he’s her best chance to see her work in print…until she discovers the lying scoundrel has been rejecting her manuscripts without ever reading a single page!
As a publisher, Harry finds reading more…