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Because You're Mine (Capital Theatre #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  10,559 Ratings  ·  457 Reviews
A classic historical romance novel from New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas (“One of today’s leading lights in romantic fiction” —Seattle Times), Because You’re Mine is a breathtaking tale of romantic intrigues and uncontained passions that showcases this acclaimed author at her very best. Returning to Regency Era London, Kleypas weaves a sensuous tale of a lovely intri ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 8th 2005 by HarperCollins e-books (first published September 1st 1997)
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OMG! Why didnt anybody told me this book was this good? Seriously, all of you out there, LK fans, what's wrong with you? Knowing I'm such a freak when it comes to LK. I had postponed this series because it was supposed to be not as good as the rest but IMHO it was one of the bests and I definitely expect more books in it in the future. I really enjoyed the first installment in the series, the introduction to this world which goes around the theater life was exquisite and most interesting. It was ...more
Uh ... TORTURED hero anyone?!! I'm saying that with a WHOLE LOT of sarcasim if it's not coming across in print! Okay, I know I gave this book 3 stars, but that's only because LK kept "playing" with MY emotions by adeptly keeping my hopes up: About 20 times she had me wanting to throw something at the ... er ... *cough* (so-called) "hero," for pity's sake if not Madeline's ... only to turn around immediately (of course in the nick of time??!) and make me feel all sorry for him ... LIKE HE WAS DOI ...more
Nov 29, 2009 Rane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: victorian-era
Forced into an unwanted engagement Lady Madeline Matthews comes up with a plan, become ruined to break the upcoming marriage, and she sets her sights on the well known actor, owner of Capital Theater and womanizer Logan Scott, only the plan didn’t include for her to fall in love.......

I was very surprise to see this book sitting on my TBR shelf and it being a Lisa Kleypas book to boot! The horror! But it was worth the wait as like all of Lisa Kleypas works, I was quickly drawn into the story.
How terrible of me. Giving two stars to Lisa Kleypas. I'm awful.
***Might be some general SPOILERS bellow.***

I wasn't disappointed in this story at all. It was entertaining and engaging. But the characters! They brought me no end of grief. I just couldn't empathize with either of them!
I kept judging them over and over.
Here's all the terrible things I thought of Madeline:
Self sacrificing

You might not think that the last one is an insult but in this case it is. Her
I couldn't put it down which is pretty shocking because it was a historical regency/victorian time period- not always my favorite. This book was recommended to me through an Amazon Discussion as an All Time Favorite and I have always found Lisa Kleypas's books enjoyable... it didn't disappoint. The story wasn't anything earth shattering or overly deep, but the characters were likable and well defined, the story entertaining (quick and easy to read), and the love story beautiful.

The heroine, Mad

Jul 29, 2011 Netha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Madeline Matthew, seumur hidup terkurung oleh segala peraturan ke 2 orang tuanya bahkan disaat teman2 sebayanya menikmati pesta season mereka di london, madeline harus tinggal di sekolah selama 2 tahun lagi.
ternyata 2 tahun dia disekolah adl permintaan lord clifton, orang yg jauh lebih tua dibandingkan ayahnya, jg orang yg telah ditunangkan dengan madeline oleh ke 2 orang tuanya.

Madeline menolak mentah2 pertunangan itu tp dia tidak bisa menentang secara terbuka keputusan ke 2 orang tuanya k
Because You're Mine turned out to be a good surprise - I really enjoyed it! It's not a terribly original plot - young girl arranged to marry older man, runs away from home to escape said marriage, sets out to get super handsome guy - but it had all the ingredients to a great romance. Madeline is a young (18), beautiful, willful woman, who will do anything to get out of marrying an older man she despises. Her friends show her a picture of a famous actor, Logan Scott, who owns and acts out of hi ...more
Mar 11, 2015 Sharlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Madeline is an 18 year old who has been kept in school and never had a come out ball because her parents had promised her to Lord Clifton, a lecherous old man. She runs away from school to London, to attempt to seduce Logan, whose picture she has seen in a playbill. Logan grew up being abused and left his family to become an actor and eventually own his own theater. He had been burned in love and keeps himself apart from relationships that could emotionally impact him. Madeline keeps the se ...more
I probably say this after every book I finish by Lisa Kleypas but I really think this one is my favorite *winces as she thinks of Suddenly You, Dreaming of You, Somewhere I'll Find You, Again the Magic, Prince of Dreams, Secrets of a Summer Night, Worth Any Price, Devil in Winter, Smooth Talking Stranger, Lady Sophia's Lover, Mine Till Midnight.....*

Kleypas has written maybe 40 books...I've read at least 25 of them, and I've yet to find two that are alike. No wonder the We Love Lisa Kleypas gro
Nov 10, 2011 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The first half of this book was pretty good. A little far fetched with Maddy's scheming but still had a sense of fun & sexiness.
The second half is a whole different story. The "hero" Logan became such an ass that I could barely finish this book.
I know I'm alone on this according to the Goodreads ratings but I do not enjoy forcing sex on someone in the name of romance no matter what his true feelings are and even if her body betrays her and she enjoys it in the end. I found the whole thing t
Oct 05, 2015 Seffra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 solid stars!

I loved this book so much! It was full of angst and love! Logan was such a tortured soul in need of love but just couldn't allow himself to love or be loved in return. Once he met Maddy, he was a goner but he fought against it. Poor guy, he was in desperate need of love and ughh! Yes, he was cruel to Maddy but she did break his trust and he had his own reasons for being the way he was.
Maddy, Maddy, Maddy.... I got so much second hand embarrassment from this one... She was such a na
May 13, 2014 Ilze rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lisa-kleypas
Started this one but put it down pretty quickly - the 18-year old heroine was not believable and the 30-year old hero was way too old and too experienced for her. Also, I just could not believe that the hero would be "one of the richest men in England" as a theatre owner who started with literally nothing and spends all of his time either managing his theatre, rehearsing plays (he's the main actor and director at the theatre), or writing new plays, no matter how successful he is at what he actua ...more
Not great. Ultimately, I didn't believe any of the characters or their motivations, and the hero wasn't redeemed enough after being a complete asshole. I love a good jerk hero, but he has to BEG afterward. He just kept treating the heroine like crap and it was supposed to be a point in her favor that she always accepted it. He went "omigoodness she loves me even when I'm the worst person alive, she's great!" and that's why he fell in love with her. That is NOT what I want to read.
Mar 04, 2011 Dinjolina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to take a breath before i rew! this book!
Skip the first if you like...but read this one!
Do it NOW!
Mar 25, 2012 Lelyana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aku menunda2 baca buku keren ini lama sekali, antara menyesal sama tidak sih, memang di butuhkan saat liat buku lain gak selera, cure nya memang LK, yg selalu bisa mencuri hatiku.


Logan Scott, aktor,pemilik The Capital Thetre,keren, di inginkan semua perempuan, tapi dingin, menjaga jarak dan memiliki masa lalu misterius. Hanya bisa bersahabat dengan Duchess of Leds,Julia (book 1), dia menjalankan teater nya dengan sukses.
Sampai satu saat, Madeline Matthews, gadis 18 tahun yg kabur dari s
Oct 28, 2014 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hooray for the Happy Ending!

One thing you can guarantee and rest assured in when reading in the Romance Fiction genre is that you're going to get a happy ending. Just like watching a movie with a superstar cast, you know the headlining actors, whatever the story's direction, won't be eliminated before the end. So is a similar knowledge for the Romance novel. There will be love, passion and a happy ending. Thankfully, as I've seen so far, Lisa Kleypas novels have a bonus, a good story.

I've bee
Sarah Marie
Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas

Second in the Capital Theatre series

5 stars

Lady Madeline Matthews doesn’t want to marry Lord Clifton. He’s older than her own father and they have nothing in common. She would do anything to avoid marrying him. Maddy devices a plan to seduce the famous actor and owner of the Capital Theatre, Logan Scott. Logan Scott isn’t like any man she’s eve met and from the start it’s obvious that her scheme of seduction won’t be as easy as she hoped it would be. Logan Scot

Nov 22, 2016 K.C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second read. I enjoyed these two tremendously. Although this time I found their attraction too good to be true, I still adored them together and enjoyed reading about how Logan had fallen head over heel.

4.5 Stars

First Read: 13 March 2016

I loved Logan. I ADORED Logan and Maddy together. They made a heavenly romantic couple. From the first book I knew Logan had to have his happiness. He needed love then and he needed love now. Maddy was a perfect cure for his aversion of love. Maddy was reall
Oct 03, 2009 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kleypas is one of my favorite authors, and this book ranks right at the top of my list.

I think my favorite thing about this novel is how early on the couple commits to one another.

I love Logan. Love him. There's something very compelling about his strength. Especially once he falls in love with Maddy. All that protective masculinity focused in one

Maddy was somewhat misguided in the beginning, but she was the perfect match for Logan. I loved how she made herself vulnerable to Logan
Logan Scott was excellent but I did not feel his pain the way I did with Christopher Phelan or Nick Gentry. And he was a bit drawn back compared to Sebastian St Vincent or Derek Craven.

Perhaps I've read almost all books from Lisa Kleypas and this book in comparison is not her best. But the fact that some scenes really made me touched was undeniable.

I liked the times when she had to choose between her direction and Logan's life. I loved the character of Mrs Florence but I have issues on Andrew's
Jul 08, 2012 Patricia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, romance, historical
Another library-book-sale loser; at least it only cost me $0.50. I got halfway through this and that was all I could take. I couldn't stand the heroine and didn't believe she could possibly be real. Despite having no life experience to speak of, she is perfect at everything she tries and everyone adores her, except for the hero who can't stand her BECAUSE he adores her. About halfway through some real conflict is finally introduced, and that was the point when I realize I couldn't care less how ...more
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In an effort to escape marriage from a man older than her father, Lady Madeline heads to London to seduce and ruin herself with famous, wealthy, gorgeous actor Logan Scott. I LOVED the first half of this book when Madeline and Logan were getting to know eachother. Madeline is determined to seduce him and Logan is determined to resist her! Fun! I had to give it only 3 stars though because in the second half of the book Logan is so UNREASONABLY stubborn that it gets a little annoying. It's definit ...more
Apr 13, 2009 Shawna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lisa Kleypas, historical romance, & cynical, tortured heroes
5 stars – Historical Romance
Katherine 黄爱芬
Madeline tidak sudi dinikahi bangsawan tua yg sudah seumur ayahnya. Tak dinyana dia pny ide utk mencemarkan dirinya sehingga tidak perlu lagi menikah dgn tua bangka itu. Sosok yg dipilihnya utk mencemari dirinya adalah aktor kondang, Logan Scott. Madeline tidak menyangka bhw dia hrs bersusah payah dan bekerja keras supaya bisa menggaet Logan.

Logan yg tadinya tidak tertarik pd perawan bau kencur, menyadari bhw Madeline sangat tangguh dan gigih melayani dirinya. Hingga saat dirinya sakit dan diba
Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
I like Lisa Kleypas’ formula for historcals. Her tortured flawed Hs fight a losing battle with the sweet virginal h before being brought to their knees in the final round, post a mu or two. Although it can be argued that that is the usual fare for most historicals/romances but LK does it better as her Hs are not real jerks deep inside and the hs are really loving and lovable, so their love and hea is always so believable.

This one is no different. The H being an actor and the background of theatr

Lisa Kleypas really caught the feel of the theatre and what life as an actor was like.
Back in the regacy or Victorian era, being an actor wasn't really considered a great thing as it is today, by the upper class such as the dukes, lords and ladies.
Logan Scott, a famous actor, has strived to be in with the ton
for years, having been abused as a child to a poor tenant farmer, he always hide his feelings and kept a cool, undaunted apperence.
Lady Mad
Aug 21, 2012 ChirenjenzieReviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult

I love that she does an excellent job of showing the different class structures. She also seems to be meticulous about accurate details, which add authenticity to the story line. I also like the fact that all the women in her book have a backbone. They dare to go outside the social norms to do what is best for them. This book is a perfect example. Madeline Matthews runs away from boarding school after she is forced into a betrothal with a disgusting older man. She decides to ruin herself b
Feb 03, 2013 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: frothy-romance
First things first: wow, this was rapey. I know, product of its era, this came out 16 years ago. However, there's at least one scene where the heroine Madeline says no and MEANS no and yet the hero Logan forces himself on her. In the old, dated romance tradition, she likes it in the end, but that particular scene threw me so far out of the novel that I was no longer able to be sympathetic to Logan.

It's a shame, because in many ways this is a pretty solid Kleypas novel. I had a hard time believin
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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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“Love me?” Madeline asked with a faint smile.

“It used to be love.” He brushed his lips over her closed eyelids. “Now there's no word for it.”

“You once told me that you thought love was a weakness.”

“I was wrong,” he whispered, kissing the corners of her mouth. “I've discovered it's my only strength.”
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