Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston (audiobook) – narrated by Lana J. Weston

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Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season’s most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke.

Dr. Daniel Merial is tempted to deliver more than a diagnosis to London’s most unlikely wallflower, but he doesn’t have time for distractions, even one so delectable. Besides, she’s clearly got her sights on more promising prey. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?

All Clare wants to do is return to the dance floor. But as her former friends try to knock her permanently out of place, she realizes with horror she is falling for her doctor instead her duke. When her ankle finally heals and she faces her old life again, will she throw herself back into the game?

Or will her time in the wallflower line have given her a glimpse of who she was really meant to be?

Rating: B- for narration; B+ for content

Even though I wasn’t overly impressed with the last book I read by this author, quite a few of my Goodreads friends, people whose opinions I respect and often share, enjoyed Diary of an Accidental Wallflower very much, so I decided to give it a try in audio.

Harper has opted to retain the services of Lana J. Weston for this new series, so I looked back at my review of Summer Is For Lovers to see what I’d had to say about her, because I haven’t listened to her since. I discovered that I have pretty much the same issues with her performance in this audiobook as in the previous one; namely that the narrative is a bit on the slow side and that there are quite a few glaring mispronunciations. One other issue – that her male voices weren’t quite masculine enough – wasn’t a problem here, because she did a much better job voicing the hero, and all the other male characters were more appropriately portrayed.

You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.


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