Excerpt & Giveaway for Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston


Diary of an Accidental Wallflower
Seduction Diaries # 1
By: Jennifer McQuiston
Releasing February 24th, 2015
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?
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May 5, 1848

Dearest Diary,

I have faced the worst evening of my life… and lived.

Some would be grateful for the fact of their continued survival, but as I write this tonight, I am not sure it was the most favorable outcome. I still cannot believe the scope of Sophie’s betrayal. She encouraged me to sit in the wallflower line, and then danced with Mr. Alban as if he was a prize she was well on her way to winning. Well, she will find I do not relinquish my dreams so quickly. The minute I am able, I will be out on the dance floor again, and she will soon realize I’ve claws every bit as sharp as hers.

But Mother… oh, that is a betrayal I cannot yet wrap my thoughts around. She didn’t even apologize during the coach ride home, just fell asleep on the seat. Perhaps she is embarrassed, but my feelings run a bit deeper than that. This is a secret that has the power to destroy my family, and I refuse to wreck the people I love with something so callous as the truth.

Although I am grateful no one of importance followed me into the library, Dr. Merial’s knowledge of what transpired there is a problem I am now left to sort out. I am to rest my foot (all twenty-six bones, drat the man’s impudence) for least a month. Well, I may be forced to tolerate his attentions to ensure his confidence, but I am determined to prove him wrong on the matter of my healing. There can be no other option.

A month’s absence would give Sophie an advantage I cannot bring myself to contemplate.

-- Clare

Author Info:

A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal. Jennifer can be reached via her website at www.jenmcquiston.com or followed on Twitter @jenmcqwrites

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting DIARY OD AN ACCIDENTAL WALLFLOWER

  2. Now I am curious as to Clare's mother's betrayal. What, oh what could it be? I guess I need to read the book to find out... Thanks for the post! jdh2690@gmail.com


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