Romancing the Wallflower

Romancing the Wallflower

by Michelle Major

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ISBN-13: 9780373623693
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Series: Crimson, Colorado Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at

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Romancing the Wallflower 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A story about learning to trust, finding your courage to open up to love, and discovering there are second chances even for the troubled, dysfunctional families, and flawed people. Erin MacDonald is like many of us, she loves to cuddle with a good book in her favorite PJs after a hectic day. She is a stellar kindergarten teacher, her dedication to the children and their success is admirable. She is an introvert who has challenged herself to be more, to go out there and be open and vulnerable, and let life happen to her, instead of watching it happen to others. David McCay, a former baseball player, an uncle, and a brewery owner is Erin's crush. He is a kind man, his heart is in the right place. He is willing to take care of his nephew when life hits his family in the face. He has his wounds from the past, he is not perfect, and he knows it. I expected the secret, the mistake he made that had marked his life and made him think he was not worthy, to be more profound but the author explained well why it had hurt David so deeply. His pull and push with Erin went a bit too far for my taste, yet again the author managed to pull it all into an acceptable twist in the plot. I liked that Erin and David were such real and raw characters, their life-like issues, their troubles, and fears were things anyone could relate to, and find a common ground with them. They both are very much likable characters, well thought out, and developed. The insecurities that run deep on both of them were heartening in a way of feeling sympathy towards them. The secondary characters had depth and were refined. They played an important role in the story and contributed to the plot, but especially little Rhett stole my heart. His interactions with his uncle, with everyone really, were so sweet and adorable. A charming tale about learning to trust and falling in love, opening your heart to the possibilities life can offer for you. There's always a new chance if you are willing to work for it and be vulnerable. ~ Three Spoon with a teaspoon on the side
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Romancing the Wallflower is a sweet romance with some very amusing moments (love what Erin has David listed as in her phone, LOL) alongside some very touching ones. The kids in this book...OMG, they just about ripped my heart out. So cute! Both Erin and David had super-negative views of themselves--Erin as an undesirable, "invisible" person and David as a guy who's been letting those he loves down his whole life--which was understandable to a point (I get the invisibility, I do--I set my bangs on fire in a classroom of kids with not one but two teachers in it, and NO ONE NOTICED except by lab partner...I know invisible), though it did feel like it all went on too long. Still, they managed to come around in the end and pull out all the stops for a super cute ending. Plus, did I mention the kids? ;) Romancing is the eighth book in the Crimson, Colorado series, but it worked just fine as a standalone. Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
poohbear1970dc More than 1 year ago
Romancing the Wallflower by Michelle Major. Erin is a school teacher, and David is a local brewery owner. They come together to help his nephew adjust to his mom not being around and they fall in love. The road to happiness is a bumpy road. I really enjoyed the way this book was written. I enjoyed the characters and the other people in the town interactions from previous books in the series. But you don't have to have read them to enjoy since this book. This book is part of the Crimsom, Colorado series.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Welcome to Crimson, Colorado - just in time to read about the romance between kindergarten teacher Erin MacDonald and local brewery owner and her secret crush, ex-pro baseball player David McCay. They're two opposites in many ways, but they always say "Opposites attract" and that is certainly true in this story - even if there are many obstacles in the way for them! David's nephew, Rhett, is in Erin's class and when she learns Rhett is frightened and needs help, she volunteers to help David with him . . . . That's the start of their relationship but there is so much angst and turmoil before they can find their way to a HEA it makes a thoroughly enjoyable read. The characters are well developed, believable and certainly develop as the story progresses. He doesn't believe he's good enough for her and doesn't trust love. She's convinced she ordinary, nothing special. It is only through discovering what they think of each other that their beliefs about themselves can be changed and love can have a chnace to develop. They'll get a little help along the way from Rhett, too! The plot is full of twists and turns, a roller coaster ride towards that elusive destination of HEA but will they get there in the end? Definitely a lovely romance to escape into and one I really enjoyed reading. I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy my visits to Crimson, Colorado, in Michelle Major’s ongoing series. The latest, Romancing the Wallflower, is not exception. The characters are well developed, the conflict believable, and the story moves quickly. Erin and David are a believable couple that both have preconceived notions about themselves they need to overcome. In true hero / heroine fashion, they are able to do it together and become stronger because of it. If you need a quick escape to the mountains this is the perfect choice. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Two misfits collide and brings us a sweet love story! A trip to Crimson, Colorado is just never disappointing! It's a town filled with a down-home feel, fun characters and a depth of realness to each and every story that makes you feel like you're right there beside them. I always leave looking forward to my next visit! When a crisis with a student brings kindergarten teacher Erin MacDonald within touching distance of her secret crush, she can't believe her life! Always deemed the plain, boring one, Erin doesn't really think anything she does makes a difference in the world until she's put in a situation that has her reaching out with comfort and earning back the trust of a weary little boy and his self-crucifying uncle. Pro baseball pitcher turned brew master David McCoy moved to Crimson two years ago to be there to support his sister and nephew. When a melody of bad decisions by his sister leaves him filling in as parent to his nephew, he ends up relying on Erin more than he ever thought possible. She's a great person ... he only wishes she could see that!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
She taught him how to trust. He showed her the meaning of true love. David and Erin did not have an easy romance, but the cloudy days made the sunny times so much more profound. Romancing the Wallflower is the best of Michelle Major. A journey of love, a story of hope and a road map to understanding. The attraction is a combination of subtle and intense. Romance sneaks up on your heart and after tightly taking hold, refuses to turn it loose.