It Happened One Autumn is the second book in the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas. From the back cover.~
It happened at the ball...where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely "the thing." And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London's most eligible aristocrat.
It happened in the garden...when Marcus shockingly-and dangerously-swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn't even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed...thank goodness they weren't caught very nearly in the act!
It happened one autumn...Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable...as his bride?
I love all the Wallflowers books, but I think that Marcus and Lillian's love story is my favorite. They are both such strong people, and neither really likes to give in to anyone else. It was fun to watch them fall for one another and try to negotiate their feeling for one another. When they finally give into their attraction for one another, the passion burns up the pages. Marcus shows a side of himself that few people have ever seen, and Lillian finds a way to tell Marcus of her true feelings for him. With two such passionate people in the relationship, Lillian and Marcus will never have a dull moment together.
I look forward to reading many more books by Lisa Kleypas in the future. I'm so thankful to CJ for suggesting Devil in Winter to me.