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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss
  • Bronwyn Scott
  • 02 August 2019
  • 0373298897

Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss[PDF] ✓ Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss By Bronwyn Scott – Essayreview.co.uk All you have to do is watch my mouth Simple in theory, but how can the ton s most eligible catch, Jonathon Lashley, concentrate on his French lessons with Miss Claire Welton when all he wants is to cl All you have to do is watch my mouth Simple in theory, but how can the ton s most eligible catch, Jonathon Lashley, concentrate on his French lessons with Miss Claire Welton when all he wants is to claim that delectable mouth with a heart stopping kiss Wallflower Claire has loved dashing Jonathon for years and this Season, she s finally doing something about it Except the closer she gets, the she realizes how little she really knows him, and how much he has to teach her especially about the art of seduction.


About the Author: Bronwyn Scott

Bronwyn Scott writes historical romances for Harlequin, Mills and Boon She has titles currently in print with themBronwyn s release, Dancing with the Duke s Heir was RITA finalistBronwyn s novel, The Viscount Claims His Bride was a RomCon finalist for best short historical, as was her release, A Thoroughly Compromised Lady.


10 thoughts on “Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss

  1. says:

    I ve given this a C at AAR, so 2.5 stars As my original note said this author can do better.I ve enjoyed a number books by Bronwyn Scott in the past and have generally rated those I ve reviewed in the B range, but for some reason her latest title, Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss, which is the first in a new series, proved to be big disappointment The writing is good, the characters are attractive, and the love scenes are nice and steamy, but the story is rather disjointed and ultimately the w I ve given this a C at AAR, so 2.5 stars As my original note said this author can do better.I ve enjoyed a number books by Bronwyn Scott in the past and have generally rated those I ve reviewed in the B range, but for some reason her latest title, Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss, which is the first in a new series, proved to be big disappointment The writing is good, the characters are attractive, and the love scenes are nice and steamy, but the story is rather disjointed and ultimately the whole thing just doesn t gel.Miss Claire Welton is the daughter of a viscount, but, like her three friends, Bridget, May and Evie who I assume will feature in the other books in the series , is something of a wallflower A disastrous incident which saw her wearing a dress identical to the one worn by the belle of the ton, at her d but and the fact that the only marriage proposal she has ever received was from a pompous baron who didn t want a wife with a brain badly dented her confidence and made her decide that life was safer viewed from the sidelines But Bridget, who at the beginning of the book announces that she s pregnant has decided that enough is enough and that it s time for her friends to get out there and show society what they re made of Evie is too shy and retiring, May is too outspoken and Claire s intelligence intimidates most men, but as Bridget rightly insists, nothing will change until we do and they shouldn t be content to live the life that society is going to impose upon them It s Post Regency Girl Power.Jonathon Lashley is one of society s darlings Handsome, intelligent, charming, and heir to a title, he s an extremely eligible bachelor and is on the verge of securing a prestigious diplomatic post in Vienna, one which will enable him to take part in important negotiations designed to keep the peace in Europe With the support of Lord Belvoir, whose daughter, Cecilia a cartoonish, curl tossing spoilt bitch will make the ideal diplomatic wife, Jonathon s appointment is all but assured, except for one thing While he can understand French and write it fluently, his ability to speak it has deserted him, and as French is the international language of diplomacy, without facility in the spoken language, he will not be offered the post.Claire has been in love with Jonathon since she was nine years old, but he barely notices her That said, she has made an art out of not being noticed, so I suppose one can t exactly blame him for that With Bridget spurring her on, and some nifty needlework from Evie who makes over some of her dreary frocks, Claire attends a dinner at May s home at which Jonathon is also in attendance, and is rather alarmed when she discovers that May has manipulated the seating plans so that they are seated opposite one another When Claire hears him mangling some French, she instinctively corrects him, which is somewhat of a faux pas, but he doesn t take it badly, and in fact, thinks that perhaps she is just the person he needs to help him to improve his spoken French.Jonathon is intrigued and just a bit smitten with this new, bolder Claire, and naturally the time alone afforded by their lessons gives them the opportunity to talk and get to know each other a bit The author draws an interesting parallel between Claire s lack of choices or any woman s for that matter and Jonathon s restlessness at doing nothing other than being charming in ballrooms and his feeling that he s just waiting for something to happen, and I did like the underlying message that life is what you make it.The main problem with the book, though, is that Ms Scott has tried to cram too much into it, and the romance comes across as rather superficial because not enough time is devoted to developing it Early on in their relationship, Jonathan wonders if Claire is interested in someone Claire allows him to think that she is and Jonathon suggests that perhaps their being seen spending time in each other s company will pique the other man s interest This plot point goes nowhere the two of them are spending time together anyway, so there no need for them to invent reasons to be together Jonathon s almost overwhelming need to get to Vienna and recent inability to speak French are tied up with the guilt he feels over his younger brother s disappearance likely his death at the Battle of Waterloo, but it all feels very wishy washy Claire very quickly realises that Jonathon s problem is exacerbated when he sees French written down because he can t make the words he sees sound right, and then, hey presto within a very short time his spoken French is back to normal even though he d worked for months before with another tutor to no avail.Confession time I make my living teaching languages mostly French so I did roll my eyes at some of the issues that came up with Jonathon s pronunciation, and struggled with the concept that he could speak French provided he didn t have to read out loud I don t know, perhaps that really is a thing and I suppose that I should remember that this is a romance novel, and this is the device by which the author contrives to throw the hero and heroine into each other s company on a daily basis and not think about it too much But I can t deny that it bothered me enough to take me out of the story a few times.While both Jonathon and Claire are reasonably engaging, neither is especially memorable, and it has to be said that Claire is rather too good to be true the worst that can be said of her is that she has allowed herself to be intimidated into fading into the background I did, however, like the idea of her emerging from the shadows to find herself and put her life back on track, but then she had to go and ruin it by pulling the I m leaving you for your own good card, something I hate, especially when, as here, it s nothing but an obvious plot device used to try to inject a bit of uncertainty about the outcome.Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss and I m sorry to once again complain about something over which the author may have had no control, but I can t figure out what the hell that title has to do with ANYTHING about the actual story is a rather weak start to Ms Scott s new series, and I m afraid I can t recommend it She s an author I generally enjoy, but the underdeveloped romance and overall lack of depth to the story mean I m putting this one down as a misfire

  2. says:

    ARC given by Netgalley and Harlequin for honest review.Rating 3.5This was a pleasant read sorry that s the word that comes to mind It was a steady plot, interesting but not real engaging Writing was good.Claire has always had a thing for Jonathon, but she was the quiet and shy one Jonathon thought highly of Claire but never really showed interest in that way for her.Claire has had her season but never really was noticed and she played down her looks and subdued her personality But she ARC given by Netgalley and Harlequin for honest review.Rating 3.5This was a pleasant read sorry that s the word that comes to mind It was a steady plot, interesting but not real engaging Writing was good.Claire has always had a thing for Jonathon, but she was the quiet and shy one Jonathon thought highly of Claire but never really showed interest in that way for her.Claire has had her season but never really was noticed and she played down her looks and subdued her personality But she has heard rumors Jonathan might have possibly picked a bride and is headed to an appointment in Vienna.But Jonathan has a problem, his french is horrible and if he want this post in Vienna he ll need to improve This is where Claire comes in, she speaks four languages and French beautifully Jonathan askes for Claire s help as his tutor had a family emergency and had to leave for Paris This is the opportunity for Claire to spend time with Jonathan The time the two spend together and get to know each other, they develop strong and deep feeling for each other And so the story of their romance.It was slow and steady Both characters had depth, were intelligent and likable It wasn t a wow read but I did find it worth the time to read

  3. says:

    Terrible title, enjoyable book Jonathon and Claire are a wonderful pairing, and this is the perfect example of how to write a wallflower bluestocking well, and have her save herself in the end.

  4. says:

    Disclosure I requested this ARC through Netgalley Thank you to Harlequin and to Bronwyn Scott for the opportunity Yes, this is an honest review. This is a 3.5 star book for me For three seasons now, Claire Weston and her friends have been content to play the wallflowers the ones who fade into the background, and are usually the first ones to leave any event, not that anyone even noticed When one of her dear friends drops a life changing bombshell on them, Claire sees it as a wake Disclosure I requested this ARC through Netgalley Thank you to Harlequin and to Bronwyn Scott for the opportunity Yes, this is an honest review. This is a 3.5 star book for me For three seasons now, Claire Weston and her friends have been content to play the wallflowers the ones who fade into the background, and are usually the first ones to leave any event, not that anyone even noticed When one of her dear friends drops a life changing bombshell on them, Claire sees it as a wake up call, and decides she is tired of playing the wallflower She s loved Jonathon Lashley since she was a little girl, and, when Claire starts to hear whispers of Jonathon about to propose marriage to someone else, she realizes that she must act now.With her friends help, Claire transforms her wardrobe, and herself the plan was only to make Jonathon just notice her but the universe gives Claire a better opportunity Jonathon is eyeing the diplomacy post in Vienna, and he needs someone to help him with his French Claire is an expert in four languages, and she volunteers to help Jonathon.Bronwyn Scott s characters need to sort out a few things before they get their happily ever after Claire must overcome her doubts and find confidence in who she is, then she must stand up against Cecilia Northam, reigning belle of the ball, and happens to be the lady Jonathon is intending to propose marriage to Jonathon needs to overcome his injury and, with Claire s help, learn to speak French again He also needs to remove society s blinders and see and appreciate the gem that is standing right in front of him There s a reason why a seasoned diplomat like Jonathon can t speak French during the war, Jonathon was injured and it affected his ability to speak French And, it isn t ambition or fame that Jonathon is after there s a reason why Jonathon is desperate to get the diplomatic post he is still looking for his brother, who remains missing from the war Jonathon wants to use his position to try to locate his brother and finally bring him home It s a dream that has consumed Jonathon, and, if it means making compromises and marrying a girl not of his choosing, then Jonathon is willing to make the sacrifice Claire is the first of the shy violets who is embarking on a journey of discovering herself Society pegged them as wallflowers, and they were only too happy to oblige, but Claire is tired of staying in the shadows, watching the dazzling world dance past her I love that Claire and her friends are taking steps to change their situations and I love that the physical make over is kept at a minimum and the author really focuses on how Claire changes her mindset on how she views herself, and how she views society What I also appreciate about Scott s take on the wallflowers trope is how she shows the mental struggle that Claire deals with fighting her insecurities and her doubts, so she could present the best and most real version of herself to the people around her In the novel, there are several instances when Claire gives in to her wallflower side and runs away from the party The author shows a lot of the inner debate that goes through Claire s mind during each event and it s a very relatable experience I n trying to decide if Jonathon s transformation is from enchanted to disenchanted or vice versa he was a master of moving around society, and knew exactly what to say to who and when But, being around Claire, Jonathon discovers that he s been wearing a mask all along I think it s wonderful when you find someone who brings out not just the best in you, but also the most authentic version of yourself.This is a solid, straightforward story I do wish the author delvedinto the emotions and the growing intimacy between the main characters, but it was enjoyable as it is

  5. says:

    Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss is the first book in the Wallflower to Wives series by Bronwyn Scott.This is the story of Claire Welton She became a wallflower after a humiliating moment during her come out 3 seasons ago She and 3 of her friends decide that it s time to stop being wallflowers and to strike out for what they want In Claire s case what she wants, orto the point, WHO she wants is Jonathon Lashley, one of the most eligible men of the Ton.Jonathon is set to marry, not for love Unbuttoning the Innocent Miss is the first book in the Wallflower to Wives series by Bronwyn Scott.This is the story of Claire Welton She became a wallflower after a humiliating moment during her come out 3 seasons ago She and 3 of her friends decide that it s time to stop being wallflowers and to strike out for what they want In Claire s case what she wants, orto the point, WHO she wants is Jonathon Lashley, one of the most eligible men of the Ton.Jonathon is set to marry, not for love, but for political gain He desperately needs a post in Vienna where he hopes to work for peace abroad Peace that will allow him to search for his brother in France Supposedly dead, but no body has ever been found If he marries Camille, the woman in question, her father will ensure that he gets the post He doesn t question his plans until he notices Claire.With the help of her friends she is no longer the plain Jane, but an attractive woman who with a few altered dresses, hinting at her figure, and a littleconfidence, finally attracts Jonathon s eye Now that he is finally paying attention to her, he realises that she is quite an intelligent witty woman She is also fluent in 4 different languages, including French He desperately needs a French tutor who can help him recapture the ability of speaking the language All other avenues have failed and he hopes that by asking Claire she will be able to help him where others have failed He needs to be a fluent French speaker to be able to take up the peace bringing role in Vienna.That is how they end up spending time together, and how they realise that they want each other, perhaps need each other Of course Jonathon can t give up his future betrothed, not if he wants to be able to become a peace bringer Even if he is willing to give up his dreams, and his need to look for his brother, Claire can t ask that of him He has to marry Camille, he has no choice, does he This was a very pleasant book, with a wide variety of emotional scenes, from extremely sad ones, to passionate ones, and to sweet funny ones I love the way the wallflower begins to shine, how her confidence grows and how she learns to stand up for herself People have been nasty to her before, and she s let them, it definitely won t happen again I love that this book isthan just a romance, it s the story of triumph, of a woman coming into her own, nobeing humiliated It s the first of a series, and I can t wait to read her 3 friend s stories and how they too learn to shine.I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

  6. says:

    Enjoyable read.

  7. says:

    3 Hampered being the first book of four, because would be story and development with a couple I enjoyed was expended elsewhere, attending to exposition and set up There s enough here to satisfy, but the read was a bit rushed and a bit muddled making sure every soon to have their own story lass had their groundwork laid.Even the epilogue was go buy the next book, eh Which, I get But as a reader, I didn t love The book had room to both give this couple a rousing send off and usher in the nex 3 Hampered being the first book of four, because would be story and development with a couple I enjoyed was expended elsewhere, attending to exposition and set up There s enough here to satisfy, but the read was a bit rushed and a bit muddled making sure every soon to have their own story lass had their groundwork laid.Even the epilogue was go buy the next book, eh Which, I get But as a reader, I didn t love The book had room to both give this couple a rousing send off and usher in the next story.The choice to give Claire s rival a C name might have been on purpose but it wasconfusing than clever Just desserts used vs just deserts Purplish sex scenes saved by having emotion and character also in play I m not sure I fully understood what happened to the brother and maybe that was the point A few other things not quites but none deal breakers.Jonathan Claire are interesting, flawed, and a very good fit They re a great better together, better because, true selves, couple I like that J came to awareness about what he wanted everything before maybe C did, and went after it, rather than let her maneuver him around get talked out of it J wasn t one of those who thought well certainly I desire her but that doesn t mean anything he loves her and knows it, is sensitive and faceted, and it s nice I like that Claire didn t retreat after finding her grit again She s brave and deserving and takes hold of happiness, and it s nice Earned ending and being together and they re gonna go have a fulfilling, adventurous HEA

  8. says:

    Four longtime friends decide this is the season that they will no longer be Wallflowers.Claire Weston has had her eye on Jonathon Lashley, one of the most eligible bachelors in the ton, for many years Jonathon must re learn to speak French for a new job with the European Diplomatic Corps Claire speaks several languages, including French She is excited for the opportunity to work with Jonathon One problem, it is rud he will choose to marry Cecilia Northam Miss Northam is the epitome of w Four longtime friends decide this is the season that they will no longer be Wallflowers.Claire Weston has had her eye on Jonathon Lashley, one of the most eligible bachelors in the ton, for many years Jonathon must re learn to speak French for a new job with the European Diplomatic Corps Claire speaks several languages, including French She is excited for the opportunity to work with Jonathon One problem, it is rud he will choose to marry Cecilia Northam Miss Northam is the epitome of what society thinks would be a perfect match for Jonathon Claire and Jonathon begin the French lessons and thus begins an interesting summer with both learning from the other.An enjoyable story The author does a good job of putting the reader in the proper era

  9. says:

    I absolutely loved this story I thought the premise was perfect and the slow build of the French lessons between Claire and Jonathon was beautifully paced I thought the characters were so well drawn and the feeling that the main two characters were meant for each other was there right from the start There was also a great cast of supporting characters The author s historical knowledge was excellent and dropped into the story carefully and with interest for the reader I can t wait to read th I absolutely loved this story I thought the premise was perfect and the slow build of the French lessons between Claire and Jonathon was beautifully paced I thought the characters were so well drawn and the feeling that the main two characters were meant for each other was there right from the start There was also a great cast of supporting characters The author s historical knowledge was excellent and dropped into the story carefully and with interest for the reader I can t wait to read the other books in the series

  10. says:

    A beautifully written historical romance Personally, I thought the historical part was well researched, the romantic relationship fulfilling and, individually, both Claire and Jonathon were written realistically Especially Jonathon s trauma with speaking the French language, after the loss of his brother during the war with France, was spot on Claire helps him by her sheer empathy and her demand of the French language And by falling in love with her, he opens up again I speak French myself, A beautifully written historical romance Personally, I thought the historical part was well researched, the romantic relationship fulfilling and, individually, both Claire and Jonathon were written realistically Especially Jonathon s trauma with speaking the French language, after the loss of his brother during the war with France, was spot on Claire helps him by her sheer empathy and her demand of the French language And by falling in love with her, he opens up again I speak French myself, so those scenes were extra special for me It s rare that I relate so much to a heroine as I did Claire she speaks four languages, she loves books, but also she has a tendency to want to hide Jonathon and Claire s story of falling in love and becoming equal partners worked on all levels, in my opinion I read this book in a day Beautiful I can t recommend it enough hot and romantic with a relatable storyline And let s not forget, learning to speak a language can be sexy.P.S The English title of the book does the book injustice and doesn t make it stand out as it deserves What about To Kiss in French I ve seen it translated as such elsewhere

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