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Wallflower Most Wanted by Manda Collins #Review #Historical #Romance #Series #Suspense #Murder

Series: Studies in Scandal #3

Title: Wallflower Most Wanted by Manda Collins

Author: Manda Collins

Publisher: St Martin’s Press,

Published: January 30th, 2018

Pages: 320

Rating: 4/5

This is a great series IMHO and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys engagingly written historical romantic suspense. Each story focusses on one of the four blue stocking heirs to Lady Celeste and in this book it is the talented artist, Miss Sophia Hastings, who is the lady who has a mystery to solve and true love to find.

Sophia was out on a clifftop painting the turbulent sea when her enthusiastic brush strokes accidentally caused her to tumble down to the beach near the handsome, single, Reverend Lord Benedick Lisle. As he ensures she isn’t seriously injured, they overhear an intriguing and threatening conversation but can’t identify who is talking. This starts them working together to investigate just what is going on . . . .

It turns into a real page turner, a suspense filled murder mystery with an added element of romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. Characters from the previous stories still play significant roles in this one and it is a great addition to the series. Now I can’t wait to discover the investigation Lady Celeste will have left for Sophia’s sister, which I presume will be the focus for the next story in the series!

I requested and received a copy of this novel. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.


A dedicated painter, Miss Sophia Hastings is far more concerned with finding the right slant of light than in finding Mr. Right. But when an overheard conversation hints at danger for another local artist, Sophia is determined to get involved. Even if it means accepting help from an impossibly good-looking vicar who insists on joining her investigation—and threatens to capture her heart…

Reverend Lord Benedick Lisle knows that Sophia is no damsel in distress. But he won’t allow her to venture into peril alone, either. . .especially since he finds Sophia’s curious, free-spirited nature so alluring. But protecting her from harm is becoming more difficult than the vicar could have expected as he and Sophia confront their fiery mutual passion. Who could have known that the art of love would prove so irresistible?

Wallflower Most Wanted by Manda Collins is a page-turning Regency romance and part of the Studies in Scandal series.

“Plenty of pleasure.”—RT Book Reviews

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

The other books already published in this series – and links to my reviews of them- are:

Ready Set Rogue

Duke With Benefits

4 comments on “Wallflower Most Wanted by Manda Collins #Review #Historical #Romance #Series #Suspense #Murder

  1. carhicks
    February 1, 2018

    Nice review Elaine. I don’t read historical romance or I would be tempted to add this one.


    • bicted
      February 1, 2018

      Thanks, Carla. I actually think you’d enjoy this series, too – it is more about the mysteries being solved, romantic suspense that’s set in earlier times than historical romance IMHO. Hope you decide to give it a go 🙂

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  2. bicted
    February 5, 2018

    Go on! I’d really be interested in what you think of it!


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