Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Being on the verge of 30 spinster novelist, Amanda Briars, wants to take passion into her own hands and hires a man for her birthday. Unsuspecting Jack Devlin is more than pleased with the unexpected situation presented when he goes to meet Miss Briars to arrange a book deal. When Amanda finds out that the man she hired was a notorious publisher after her book she is more than a little humiliated but that doesn't stop the passion he stirs within her or her want for something more.
I actually went back and forth with the rating of this book. Being on the close side to 30 myself at this current time, I thoroughly enjoyed that the heroine was older than the vast majority of heroines usually written about for this period of time. I also enjoyed how Kleypas delved into darker aspects of living and loving. She spins complex and flawed characters that while, at least for myself cannot relate to the situation, I can at least understand where the character is coming from and view things from a different perspective. Life is never always happy and I like the darker side that is brought to the characters.
Amanda's situation is unusual for the time but I liked how she was able to adapt to what was thrown at her.
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