It Happened One Autumn

It Happened One Autumn

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Headstrong American heiress Lillian Bowman has come to England to find an aristocratic husband. Unfortunately, no man is strong enough to tame the stubborn beauty's fierce will. Except, perhaps, the powerful and arrogant Earl of Westcliff--a man Lillian despises more than anyone she's ever met.

Marcus, Lord Westcliff, is famous for his icy English reserve and his supreme self-control. But something about the audacious Lillian drives him mad. Whenever they're in the same room, they can't stop themselves from battling furiously to gain the upper hand.

Then one afternoon, a stunningly sensuous encounter changes everything . . . and Lillian discovers that beneath the earl's reserved façade, he is the passionate and tender lover of her dreams. What neither Westcliff nor Lillian suspect, however, is that a sinister conspiracy threatens to destroy any chance of happiness. After a shocking betrayal endangers Lillian's safety--and possibly her life--will Marcus be able to save her before it's too late?

Publisher: New York, New York : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2005]
ISBN: 9780060562496
0060562498
Branch Call Number: ROMANCE KLEYPAS
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 18 cm.

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There is no way the stuffy Lord Westcliff could EVER fall for loud-mouth, uncouth American Lillian Bowan. But she smells like heaven and kisses like, um, heck. The fact that she can't stand him hardly matters, does it?

There is no way the stuffy Lord Westcliff could EVER fall for loud-mouth, uncouth American Lillian Bowan. But she smells like heaven and kisses like, um, heck. The fact that she can't stand him hardly matters, does it?


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ArapahoeMarcia Oct 13, 2017

The second in a series, this book explores the romantic attraction between a British earl and an American socialite. The sparks fly when these two opposites clash.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 07, 2015

This is the second installment in an enjoyable late regency/early Victorian romance series. The hero and heroine -- who both played supporting roles in book 1 -- are well-matched, and as always, Kleypas does a good job of balancing humor, chemistry between the leads, and lots of interesting details and insight about mid-19th century British society. A thoroughly entertaining read.

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Sarah1984
May 26, 2012

I really enjoyed this romance, probably better than the first in the series, Secrets of a Summer Night. I am suprised that I did enjoy it so much because I found Marcus really high and mighty in Secrets of a Summer Night, and although I imagined that it might be Marcus who was the hero for Kleypas' next book, I didn't imagine I would like it at all due to my already bad impression of him. Reading his small parts Secrets of a Summer Night I also imagined him to be considerably older than the usual age for a romance book hero - like 65, because of his personality and behaviour towards the Wallflowers when he found them playing rounders in their undies.

Nevishay Jan 15, 2012

This is part of a series that I have fully enjoyed. Lisa Kleypas is a wonderful writer that makes it hard to put her books down.

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JensieCrazyCatLady
Jan 02, 2012

Just finished this one and loved it too. I *think* I liked book 1, (summertime) with Annabelle and Simon a bit better but both were great!

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kclynn89
Jul 15, 2011

The wallflower series is amazing!

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Truffs
Jan 26, 2011

Skimmed through the book.
Early setting seemed unbelievable.
Without the long erotic passages it could have been a girl's preteen novel.

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thompson4some
Jul 25, 2010

book 2

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