Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review: Lady Sophia's Lover

Lady Sophia's Lover Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lady Sophie Sydney was bent on revenge against the man that jailed her brother, ultimately ending in his death. The man, Sir Ross Cannon, magistrate of the Bow Street Runners. She finds employment as his assistant to exact her revenge only, he is not the man she was expecting him to be and once she meets him something else entirely fills her mind. Ross Cannon keeps himself distant from those around him, with an exceedingly fair moral character he is the perfect person to manage the runners. When he meets Sophie his cold heart starts to thaw.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this story since I did not find Ross to be that appealing of a character in the first book in the series. The story was fast paced and well written. I liked watching the attraction grow between the pair even though they tried so hard to fight it. Ross was extremely understanding, way more so that I would be (or can actually imagine someone being for that matter). He was exceptionally caring while remaining strong and held a high belief in moral right and wrong even if it was not the popular opinion.

The sexual tension was unbelievable - super hot!

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Review: Someone to Watch Over Me

Someone to Watch Over Me Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When notorious courtesan Vivian Rose Duvall washes up on the Thames barely alive Grant Morgan is intent on finding out who was trying to murder her. With a case of amnesia, Vivian can not remember anything. As Grant gets to know Vivian though, she is not at all the woman he expected. She doesn't behave or react like the spoiled woman he met previously. With those changes in her Grant tries to resist the temptation in himself.

I liked the interaction between Grant and Vivian Duvall, it was interesting to see his conflicting emotions for how he was reacting to someone he thought he should despise. I greatly enjoyed the book and the characters, it was a well developed story that kept me on the edge of my seat about what was going to happen next. I like how the bow street runners can be a little rough and tumble while still mixing in with society.

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Review: Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Lady Madeline Matthews desperately wants to get out of the marriage her parents have arranged for her. While away at school she sees an ad featuring the notorious actor/rake Logan Scott. Hatching a plan for him to steal her innocence so that her suitor will no longer want her, Madeline travels to London to work at the Capital Theater. When she meets Logan Scott though, she find out he might be more than she was bargaining for.

I liked Logan Scott a great deal better in the first book. I understand that he thought no one could love him and just strove to push everyone away but I just did not connect with his character. I couldn't look past his treatment of Madeline in the second half of the book. Madeline I did like, she was strong willed and new what she wanted. She just jumped into everything head first and wore her heart out on her sleeve. I don't think I could ever allow myself to be that vulnerable but that quality was endearing.

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Review: Somewhere I'll Find You

Somewhere I'll Find You Somewhere I'll Find You by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Julia spent her life wanting to be an actress and finally she has succeeded in becoming a rather accomplished one. The only problem is she is hiding a secret, she has been married since childhood but never having met the man she is trying to ignore that fact. Damon, the Marquis of Savage, has been searching for his wife

Damon was a bit much for me. I did not especially like how he interacted with Julia and his mistress. Kleypas did a great job of portraying his mistress in an unfavorable light however, that just made me pause to question he character on choosing her in the first place.

I like how Julia went for what she wanted. She knew she wanted to be an actress and there was no one that was going to stop her. She was able to make her way on her own even in her unconventional circumstances.

I really liked Logan Scott. Even though he tried to act as a tough character he really did care about the people around him, especially Julia.

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Review: Stranger in My Arms

Stranger in My Arms Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars

Lara's world is turned upside down when she is told her husband is not dead. Presumed lost at sea Lara has adapted to life without a husband who was distant and uncaring. However, when Hunter returns he is not the same man that she knew, his kisses ignite a passion Lara did not know she possessed but she can't help thinking how this could be the same man that left her.

I liked how the reader could see just how much Hunter cared for Lara. His demeanor practically screamed I love you when they first met. Hunter was a strong but not forceful character, which I adored! I did like Lara, I did not always agree with her and she was too righteous in her ways for my taste but I could see where she was coming from.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Review: Dreaming of You

Dreaming of You Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Derek Craven has never known what a family was like, or love for that matter until defiant Sara Feilding comes into his club to research her next book. She is nothing at all like the women he has known. Innocent but with a purpose Sara pursues her goals and knows what she wants and she soon realizes that she wants Derek Craven.

I liked this story a little more than the previous one. I was not extremely impressed by the show of force and lack of carrying on Derek's part, even though I know it was his way of protecting himself. Even though his certainly has a pull about him he never quite won me over. I did like Sara though, she knew what she wanted to do in life and she was not going to let a man change her.

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Review: Then Came You

Then Came You Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lily Lawson, the shocking society belle has a dark secret of her own. She is on a quest to save her sister from marrying Lord Alex Raiford, a man with a domineering personality.

I actually did not find this book to be that appealing to my tastes. While I greatly enjoyed the eccentric antics of Lily I did not really like her that much. Alex put me off his character thinking that he could just force his way into bed with one of the characters, I did not like the attitude of just thinking he could get whatever he wanted just because and I did not find anything redeeming. While I found the story to be quite interesting characters did not do anything to endear me to them.

I think Derek's story will be more interesting but I was not too fond of his character either.

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