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The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley

The Earl's Defiant Wallflower - Erica Ridley

***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***

I could not have chosen a better book to venture back into the realm of historical romance. It had it all—good, tight plot, flowing narration, humor, drama, romance, a little angst, a wonderful hero that wasn't an ass, a great heroine that wasn't an idiot, the baddie in the form of the heroine's grandparents (the hero should be made a saint for his patience with the grandmother), a clandestine pregnancy, a vegetable of a friend that decided to wake up from his near catatonic state at the most inopportune moment...

I loved it and I can't wait to read more. I already have the "prequel" on my Kindle, and am impatiently waiting for Xavier and Jane's story.

Ms Ridley offered (me) a breath of fresh air on the genre with the story and H/h that veered just enough off the template to keep things fresh, yet not so far to make it all appear foreign. Loved it.