Review By Veronica

Get ready to be delighted by these three charming tales.

Goodreads Synopsis: 

THE WALLFLOWER’S DANCE by Jen Geigle Johnson

Lottie Hughes likes people, as long as they aren’t too close. Does it bother her that no one asks her to dance? Yes, but she’s not sure how to drum up dance partners when she has almost no dowry, no title, and freezes up when anyone tries to talk to her. When she suddenly inherits a huge amount and is the new center of attention all over London, her secret dreams might come true but also her worst nightmares. Suddenly everyone wants to talk to her. Men ask her to dance. And she is inundated with interested suitors. She fights to stay close to the few friends she knows are true. One man saw her before her life changed forever. But does she want to accept his help when he, too, might be insincere?


Ellen might be beautiful and considered a diamond of the first water by Society, but she is so very tired of the pressure to marry a titled gentleman so that her beauty won’t go to waste. When her cousin Dinah dares Ellen to attend a ball with no frills and to stand with the wallflowers, Ellen takes on the dare. What’s in the wager for her? The prize cuttings of her aunt’s extraordinary roses. But what Ellen isn’t expecting is Lord Ravenshire to engage her in the most interesting conversation. When she confesses to him of her opposition in marrying for a title, he confesses his distaste of the London scene. They strike a bargain together, one which will either push them apart or lead to a future sweeter than either of them could have imagined.


Charlotte Winters is destined to spinsterhood until she turns down an unwanted proposal and everything changes. With gossip rampant, her father attempts to salvage her reputation by betrothing her to another. Soon she is sent off to her aunt’s to meet Lord Templeton, her intended. Anxiety-ridden, Charlotte begs her aunt to let her observe Lord Templeton from afar before their introduction. She never planned to pretend to be her fictional cousin to learn more about him, or to fall in love with Lord Templeton’s friend in the process. Lord Templeton dreads returning to the empty halls of Newcliff Manor. When his father’s old friend, Mr. Winters reaches out for assistance, Lord Templeton finds himself returning home engaged to a woman he has never met. Desperate to learn more about Miss Winters, he befriends her cousin. He wouldn’t have spoken to her, or lied about his identity, if he’d known the quiet woman would sneak into his heart.

I really love reading a book that is full of short stories, because it usually means I am going to be introduced to a lot of wonderful characters and get to experience a variety of different love stories. To Kiss A Wallflower is a book that contains three sweet, fun Regency romances. I have to say that I love all three of them and would definitely read more books by these talented authors. Each story is unique, captivating, and memorable.

The Wallflower’s Dance is a sweet friend to lovers’ love story centred around tongue-tied Lottie and Denny who has been the best of friends since they were children. The story really focuses on how their feelings for each other start to change from friendship to something much more. There is, of course, a cast of delightful secondary characters and a rival love interest to make things interesting for our couple. 

Letters to a Wallflower was so much fun! I loved the pretending to be a wallflower to win a bet part of the book, and all the antics Ellen attempts to disguise herself as a wallflower. But what really stood out for me in this short story, was the chemistry between Ellen and Lord Aaron. It was just so perfect and you could just feel those sparks leaping from the pages. 

To Marry a Wallflower was another unforgettable story. Surprisingly, I loved the mistaken identity element of this story. I usually don’t read stories with mistaken identity twists in them, but after reading this story, I realized I am missing out. It was such a fun, nice change to many of the regency novels that I read, and Anneka did such a great job at crafting a sweet love story around this story element. I also have to say that the dialogue was fun and witty and those sweet tender moments between Luke and Charlotte had me swooning a bit. 

If you are craving sweet, fun regency love stories then I would highly recommend reading To Kiss A Wallflower. 

Thank you Austenprose for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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