THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WANTON by Christi Caldwell - A Reader's Opinion


A Reader's Opinion

From rivals to lovers!

I truly enjoyed Christi Caldwell's The Importance of Being Wanton, the second book in her Wantons of Waverton series. The story started at a slow pace but eventually caught my interest.

This is a delightful story! I enjoy heroines like Emma, who are bold and independent; women who give a real challenge to the men in their lives.

She knows what she wants, but she doesn’t always use the right methods to achieve her dreams. Charles, her betrothed, is a rogue who must redeem himself, and they make quite a pair. Their relationship slowly evolves after many highs and lows and conclusions about their dreams and desires.

Emma, our heroine, refuses to let her parents dictate her life. She vows to control her future by making her own decisions and wants to do this by canceling her engagement to Charles, her childhood fiancé. She is now a mature woman, strong and determined to help women, which is why she co-founds a group, the Mismatch Society, to help women in similar situations. However, this group would also disrupt her own life where men are concerned. Charles needs redemption if he wants to prove he can be the perfect man for her. Will they ever learn how to accept each other's differences? Can they stop this rivalry and move on with their lives if they want to earn their happily ever after? Find out in The Importance of Being Wanton.


The Importance of Being Wanton

USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell turns polite London society on its head in a delightful romance of unguarded hearts, second chances, and a scandalous rivalry between the sexes.

Emma Gately and the Earl of Scarsdale were betrothed as children—less a vow of future happiness than an obligation. Seventeen years later, the independent miss severs the contract with the now notorious libertine in an unprecedented act of independence. And Emma cofounds the Mismatch Society, where like-minded ladies are free of the constraints and inevitable broken hearts that men bring. But Emma’s rejection sparks in her intended a new consideration of the spirited woman he took for granted—and a determination to win her back.

Despite his wicked reputation, misguided and suddenly lovestruck, Charles Hayden is on a mission to gain Emma’s respect, and he has just the idea—one that the daringly unconventional Emma is sure to appreciate. But as Charles takes bold steps and sets tongues wagging, he makes himself an accidental opponent of his former betrothed. Soon a rivalry is born that has the whole ton abuzz.

Emma never anticipated that with every fiery test of wills, passion would surge. Passion that’s impossible to ignore. In going toe-to-toe with Charles, she risks her heart and pride by falling in love with the one man she vowed to scorn.


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Historical Regency Romance | Pub: June 29, 2021 |332pp | Montlake

Format Read: E-book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher via NetGalley

Content Rating: 4 Hearts | Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure

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