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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  11,171 ratings  ·  547 reviews
She was unmarried, untouched and almost thirty, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible...but something stopped him from ...more
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Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published May 29th 2001)
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Dina
Fan-tas-tic! One of the best Kleypas' I've read. Why have I waited so long to read this book?

Spinster novelist Amanda Briars doesn't want to celebrate her 30th birthday as a virgin, so she decides to hire the services of Mrs. Gemma Bradshaw, a well-established madam (whom anyone who's read Worth Any Price should recognize), to find her a suitable man to take care of her, er, "problem". Unbeknownst to Amanda, Mrs. Bradshaw decides to play matchmaker and sends her publisher Jack Devlin in lieu of
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick
My Review:

What an absolute joy it was to read this book! Jack and Amanda are wonderful characters, in and of themselves, but bring them together and you have magic!

I love the way Lisa Kleypas defines and develops her characters, making them larger than life but at the same time keeping them grounded in reality. They may have fancy houses and more money than they can spend in one lifetime, but they always have to deal with the same things we mere mortals do – life. I find that I become easily inv
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Miriam
If you love someone you cannot help but have sex with them.
If you have great sex with someone you must love them.
If you love someone it is okay to blackmail them into having sex with you because you are meant to be together.

In addition to not agreeing with any of these underlying romantic principles and finding the initial set up entirely implausible, I found the story strangely lacking in tension or conflict. Still, it was sort of nice to see grown-up, relatively mature and rational characters
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Eastofoz
Sep 29, 2008 Eastofoz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who like tastes of Emma Holly with their historicals
Recommended to Eastofoz by: Auntee
I don’t know if I should give this a 4 or a 4.5 because it’s got a mix of both. On the one side you’ve got that 4.5 read with a sexier than sexy alpha, Jack Devlin, who does some wickedly scorching sex scenes unlike anything I’ve ever seen in traditional historical romance (we’re talking glimpses of Emma Holly-like writing here!) but on the other side you’ve got a bit of slow start where you’re wondering when the ol’ party is ever going to get started! Maybe 4.5 stars is better because the coupl ...more
Rane
This book was Hot,Hot,Hot! I think the steamiest so far I read from LK!

This book started off with a sensual level that was never totally far from the main story plot, although at times it would have gotten on my nerves but it only brought out more from the characters.

Jack Devlin was a great hero, with his dark sexy humor that could drive you up the walls at times or want to throw your arms around him and kiss him. With a harsh past the drove him to success. He wasn’t stuck-up or prideful and
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Julianna
Oct 06, 2008 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Regency Romance, Sensual Romance & Lisa Kleypas
Reviewed for www.thcreviews.com

I am a big fan of Lisa Kleypas's writing, and Suddenly You is yet another worthy effort from her but not my favorite of her books. I have come to respect Ms. Kleypas as a writer who creates intelligent prose and unique sub-plots in her work. While Suddenly You begins with a very unique premise for the hero and heroine's first meeting, I found much of the rest of the book to be standard soap opera plotting with a lot of repressed feelings and misunderstandings. I ha
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Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Miss Amanda Briars is a confirmed spinster and a very successful novelist and very happy with her life. However, it is approaching her 30th birthday and she decides to get herself a very unusual birthday present, a night of passion with a man, something she yearns to experience. When the man she hires arrives, she got far more then she bargains for...

This is one of my favourite Lisa Kleypas novels, it has the perfect combination of interesting heroine and gorgeous and tormented hero. Kleypas see
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Mahyar
As an avid reader, I’m really fond of writers, publishers and etc. Therefore I fell in love with Amanda and Jack right away. Reading more, I fell even more in love with them, especially Jack. God, I love possessive heroes! Yum. Not for a second did he annoy or bore me. I’ve come to realize that Lisa Kleypas’ heroes are always great; I can't wait to meet more of her awesome characters. SPOILERS!!!

Amanda, on the other hand, annoyed the hell out of me when she’d decided to end the affair. Oh, and h
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Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
Suddenly You: 5 star read that left an imprint on my heart for many books to come ...sighs :)


This book was wondrous. When I finished this book last night, I promised myself that I was going to write this extensive gushing thorough review. However, I think I shall just do a short but comprehensive list of why this book is everything.


1.Hero:Jack

This guy was bone shaking hot. I loved his bawdy tenacious view of life. He is a working man, and it is about time. You will be surprised how much more re
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~E~ Riverina Romantics
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Well I am thoroughly de-virginized. My Lisa Kleypas novel cherry has been popped and I enjoyed it immensely. I've heard so much about this wonderful author and recently read a short story by her, but this was my first ever novel.

It was a perfect mix of sweet seduction and wicked activities = loads of sex + loads of emotional connection. It's also easy to see that the author definitely knows her historical facts - either that, or she is great at pretending she does. I'm not the type of person to
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Sleep deprivation might be the cause of my higher than usual rating.

Or maybe it's Jack Devlin. I think I might be in love with that half Irish bastard.
God, I need some sleep.
Bekah
4.5* of 5

Novelist and spinster Amanda Briars is about to turn 30 when she decides to provide herself with an unusual gift – a cicisbeo so that she can have at least one night of passion to remember in her old age.

“There were perhaps twenty thousand nights in a woman’s lifetime. For at least one of them, she did not want to be alone.”


With that determination she visits Gemma Bradshaw’s famous London brothel requesting a companion. However, the scoundrel who shows up at her door is quite more tha
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
This is not my favorite Kleypas book by a long shot but I can't say that I had a bad time either. If it was genetically possible, I'd still allow this woman to have my love children (along with Ms. Mead of course), which has to mean that even when her books aren't up there in the "epic love" category, they're still never bad reads if you're looking for a fluffy diversion.

Let's sum this one up in another lazy weekend review :

Beautiful, yet emotionally unavailable spinster author meets dashingly h
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This is the best stand alone I’ve read in a loooooooooong time! But what should have I expected? It’s LISA KLEYPAS!

Amanda is an established writer but despite her successful career, she’s lacking a little bit in her personal life. She’s a 30-year old virgin, so a week before her birthday she goes to Madame B’s brothel to purchase a man for her very special birthday night. Oh the things money can buy! She’s hoping for some BOM-CHICKA-WOW-WOW, but well.... you’ll see!

I thought Amanda was a terrif
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Huma Rashid
As I said about "Stranger in My Arms," if this had been the first Lisa Kleypas book I picked up, I would never have picked up another. (If you want to read my progressing freak-out about how bad this book is, just click HERE and scroll all the way to the bottom for the first post. Warning for profanity. Because I really didn't care for this book. In fact, I actively hated it.)

This book was very similar to Stranger in that it had a great hero, a reasonable enough set-up (though no real villains,
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Zumbagirl
4.5 stars

Loved it! I must be getting jaded - I was scared to read this, having heard about all the scandalous sexytimes - and now I can say it wasn't as "bad" as I thought it would be. If you read LK's books, imo, Married By Morning (The Hathaways #4) by Lisa Kleypas was hotter. Not to say this one wasn't hot (view spoiler). Amanda and Jack were very well matched, had g
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Holly
Feb 09, 2010 Holly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Lisa Kleypas & sexy historical romances
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valee
As every book written by LK, this one does not disappoint. I loved it.

I have to admit that I never thought I would fall so hard for this genre. But if there's a reason I love it so much it is due to Lisa Kleypas's writing stile.

Although this book was a bit different from all her historical romance books. First of all it was a bit more steamy than the others. Moreover, due to this I felt that the relationship between the two of them could have been developed a bit more, just a bit.

But I loved thi
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Cheryl
HOT,HOT,HOT!!!!! I just had to get that out there, it was HOT!! What an amazing book this was!

OK, I guess I should be totally honest and say that this story was totally predictable. I mean really, I guessed what would happen by the first quarter of the book and I was right! It happened exactly how I thought it would, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. This is one of those cases where predictability turns out to be great!

Amanda Briars (I think this character was screaming Renee Zellwegger)
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Lemon
I resisted reading this one for a long time because the premise frankly put me off. But I should have known that Lisa Kleypas would have turned this into a good story. Certainly not Lisa's best, but still a very enjoyable book. I think this took takes a little more stretching of my imagination than usually required for romance book reading though. Also, there is a little twist at the end: (view spoiler) ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Eh... I had big hopes and dreams for this one because everyone else seems to love it but it felt really cheesy and forced to me. Virgin... blah blah doesn't know she is pretty... blah blah. It just didn't bring anything to the table for me personally.

I also wasn't in the mood for this type of book when I read it so maybe that was part of the problem. I had really high expectations... unrealistically high I think. I'm going to try another Lisa Kleypas book because everyone raves about her. Maybe
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Crystal
I really LOVED the character of Jack Devlin. I love everything that he overcame in his youth, and I love the level of success he achieved despite his troubled youth. I didn't like Amanda as much, but most of the time I liked her character. There were a few things she did towards the end of the book that I REALLY disagreed with. Despite some character flaws on her part, I loved the love story between these two. Another sucess from Lisa Kleypas.
Chumchum_88
I had read couple of books by Lisa Kleypas, but well what I have to say, she's great! Really she has a way with writing that both entertains the reader and play with his emotions; one second I'm hating a character, the other second I'm sympathetic.

Since the beginning I loved jack, who wouldn't?! Anyway, he fulfilled all the requirement for a highly seductive, completely passionate lover. I loved how possessive he was of her, how strong his attachment to her went, how he loved her. With each chap
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Kelly22
3.85 STARS - VICTORIAN/HISTORICAL ROMANCE.

Surely, it was another LK winner book. However, I found the hero to be repetitive to LK's other book heroes. The hero not only reminded me of Derek Craven of Dreaming Of You but also of Logan Scott of Because You Are Mine and Simon Hunt of Secrets Of A Summer Night and Nick Gentry of Worth Any Price. I know there is a certain classified prototype of any writer by which we can identify and happily categorize with them, but this one was much too alike to
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Lelyana Taufik
Bagus...gak biasa ceritanya....
Lisa kali ini bikin cerita yg ringan..tapi asik banget.

Amanda, di usia 30 thn,masih perawan, datang ke madan Bradshaw (remember her?) untuk sewa jasa pelacur pria kelas atas, buat hadiah ulang tahun nya.
Datang lah seorang pria super duper keren di hari ultah nya dan Jack memberikan "servis" gratis sebagai hadiah ultah Amanda.
Siapa Jack?
Ternyata adalah John T.Devlin aka Jack Devlin, penerbit kelas kakap di London, yg menrbitkan novel2 sensasional yg best seller.
W
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Sannn~~~
Love this book a lot.. :)

Buku English LK ptama yg gw baca (stlh penasaran akut n dikomporin terus ama temen2 terutama si Himitsume) Ternyata fun jg baca lsg buku Englishnya gitu yah.. ;)
Bacanya agak terseret2 sih berhubung disambi nonton, tp cerita yg satu ini emang bagus (dan sbnrnya LK ga pernah jelek sih sejauh yg uda kubaca)
Jack Devlin tuh bener2 brondong yg ok *sukses+kaya+seksoy* banget.. Amanda juga karakternya kuat..
Cuma smpt sebel jg di tengah2 pas dua2nya ga mau ketemuan pdhl jelas2 sa
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Lucy

Really enjoyable, a lovely entertaining romance book.
Aimee
I can't say enough about Lisa Kleypas. Her writing has made me a fan of historical romance. It used to be something I only ever read out of a lack of something else. But since I picked up her first Hathaway book, the genre has been slowly endearing itself to me. And Ms. Kleypas is on the top of my list!

In this story, Amanda Briars is an author who has entered spinsterhood. For her 30th birthday, she orders a male prostitute to divest her of her virginity. Only, she gets Jack Devlin, instead, a p
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Angie
Amanda Briars is a successful novelist, proper lady, and a virgin. So for her 30th birthday, she gets herself the ultimate gift: a sexy Irishman to take her virginity! However, before the deed can take place, she changes her mind, but Jack assures her that that won't be the last she sees of him. True his word, they meet at a dinner for people in the writing industry and Amanda discovers that he's not who she thought he was. From this point on we get to watch Amanda try not to fall under Jack's c ...more
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LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.
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“No one had ever said such things to her before. People were intimidated by her self-possession and no-nonsense demeanor. No man would ever dream of calling her adorable, sweet, darling... and certainly no one had ever made her feel that way.” 40 likes
“How do I look?" Amanda asked.
Jack shook his head ruefully as he glanced at her. No one could mistake the remaining flush on her cheeks, or the soft sparkle of her eyes, or her lusciously swollen mouth, for anything other than the results of physical passion. "Like you've been ravished," he said flatly.
She astonished him by smiling. "Hurry, please. I want to go inside my house and consult a looking glass. I've always wanted to know what a ravished woman looks like.”
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