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Dreaming of You (The Gamblers of Craven's #2)
Derek rose from poverty to become the wealthy lord of London's most exclusive gambling ...more
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FANTASTIC!!! HUGE 5 Stars!
Dreaming of You is one of the most beautifully told love stories I've read. It's full of vibrant and flawed characters that will touch your heart like few other characters will. There's nothing new I can say about this slightly heartbreaking yet wonderfully heartwarming story that hasn't already been said other than Derek Craven and Sara Feilding and their love story is why I read romance. It doesn't get better than this!
This is such a beautiful, heartrending love story that I savored like the finest Vosges chocolate! And it’s no wonder why this is such a sentimental, LK fan favorite...Derek Craven...*dreamy sigh*.
Author Sara Fielding wants to observe the workings of London’s underground gaming halls for her latest novel, including the most famous gambling club of all, Craven’s, and the notorious man who runs it. Derek Craven, the sexy, cynical, hardened cockney son of a pro ...more
This book was a BLOODY AMAZING READ !! I can't believe I just struck gold in a mine full of books,so unintentionally....
She felt him tremble with the force of his need. He spoke just beneath her ear, his voice thick with tormented pleasure. "You have to leave, Sara ... because I want to hold you like this until your skin melts into mine. I want you in my bed, the smell of you on my sheets, your hair spread across my pillow. I want to take your inno ...more
But things changed. My views have changed, and I can't let the fact that Derek shagged that housewench as a sub for Sara go. It felt unclean for me, and was so downright disrespectful to women in general. No woman should be used for her body like that. Enough.
And this delineation between pure, naive Sara and the unclean OTHER women? Yeah, that can go to hell. I'm sick of that shit.
Hero was not celibate during the separation. I will avoid this book since I had a BAD experience with the last book I read by Kleypas:
Forever My Love
Forever My Love? Oh, really?
I don't know if people can understand this but, I CONSIDER that a hero is a cheater when AFTER he MEETS the heroine and HAS SEX with her, and maybe he started to feel "something" for her, he dumps her and sleeps with other woman/women. This separation was not for YEARS!
I like my heros being cel ...more
HOLY HISTORICAL HOTNESS. Derek Craven's got to be thee finest piece of historical a** that was ever written!! Need any more reason to read this?? Didn't think so- 'nuff said.
Derek grew up in the gutters. He is now the richest man in London as the owner of Craven's, a renowned gaming hell. His upbringing has left him extremely guarded and cynical. Sara Fielding is a young writer from the country who visits the casino for research on her latest book, but what she finds is one *irresisti ...more
MARRY ME, MR. CRAVEN!!!
I don’t think it’s possible for me to talk about this book without excessive gushing! I’ve heard great things about Derek Craven, about how he’s Kleypas’ favourite hero that she’s ever written and now I understand why! Derek is the most haunted, the most broken out of all the heroes she has written. And I thought Kev from the Hathaways was intense! Derek easily stole my heart in Then Came You and he broke it in Dreaming of You!
And then there’s Sara Rose Fie ...more
This man is so positively unforgettable that I struggle to ...more
Miss Sara Fielding, a celebrated but reclusive author, is researching her new book about gambling in the seedier parts of London a long way from her sedate live in the country. When she saves a man from being attacked she is astounded to realize that it is none other than the owner of the renowned gaming hall Mr Derek Craven. In repayment for saving his life he lets the spinsterish but adventurous Miss Fielding into his club for her research; however, the little “mouse” seems to be getting unde ...more
A tortured soul meets a specktacled author.
This was a really great one by Lisa Kleypas.
Derek was a street-rat on the English streets. He did all kinds of things to survive - most of them lying, cheating, stealing. He worked his way to the top by sleeping with rich, blue-blooded women who funded his club and he became one of the richest men in England.
He carries around his past like a hard weight and he doesn't feel he deserves much. And when Sara, the spinster author, saves him one night, he kn ...more
You met Derek Craven in The Came You as a gambling club owner with a dark past who had to claw his way up to the top and do everything in his power to stay there. When he’s suddenly attacked he’s saved by a well-known author Sara Fielding. After finding out who Derek is, Sara asks in the name of research for her next book to view his gambling club but, when sparks fly between them Derek and Sara they both face obstacl ...more
She invades this book with her sexist bitchiness, always blabbing on about how men are "useless creatures" and "easy to manage" etc... It's a wonder she actually decided to marry a man, what with the way she loathes them.
Moving on from Lily.
So, Derek. He is my man. I love his guts. Seriously. Lily claimed he was a heartless, uncaring man, when, obviously, he was not. Lil ...more
Looking at my friend's ratings it is clear that I am once again the black sheep.
The thing is, despite loving the Wallflower and the Hathaway series to bits, I tend to have some problems with Lisa Kleypas older books _apparently this was written back in 2003 o_O _, they feel very soap operish to me, and I'm sick and tired of idiotic heroines always placing themselves in dangerous situations, so that the hero can save them!
That's what happened here: Sarah is supposed to be an intelligent woman but ...more
"You have to leave, Sara ... because I want to hold you like this until your skin melts into mine. I want you in my bed, the smell of you on my sheets, your hair spread across my pillow. I want to take your innocence. God! I want to ruin you for anyone else."
Lisa Kleypas is my favorite HR author. I just love her books. And Dreaming of You was great. It reminded me of Devil in Winter, probably because of the whole gambling house, and Derek thinking he wasn’t good enough for Sara. Derek remin...more
Lisa Kleypas definitivamente siempre sor ...more
Con todo lo que había oído hablar de él, creo que llevaba hecha otra idea y aunque me ha gustado mucho, siento que Sara le ha robado el protagonismo, he visto el libro muy centrado en ella, y yo quería (ansiaba) más Mr. Craven.
Por lo demás, qué decir que no se haya dicho ya, hay muchas reseñas maravillosas en GR, simplemente que os recomiendo su lectura, yo al menos lo he disfrutado.
Por cierto Elsa, sí, la segunda parte del libro es ...more
There are many trials and ups and downs Derek and Sara face throught the book; it is non-stop action from the very beginning. They have got the sweetest relationship. The chemistry between them was electrifying and I couldn't get enough of them! I was actually sad for the book to end! Very good romantic read.
And once again I ...more
I didn't connect with either Derek or Sara, I didn't care for the story, and found myself skipping the love scenes. SKIPPING THE LOVE SCENES, folks. (That doesn't happen very often, I'm a bit of a dirty girl.)
The whole book was meh for me, and frankly some parts made me uncomfortable. I dunno what it was, but it was like my brain shied away as soon as ...more
Derek Craven forever!
RATED ALL THE DAMN STARS IN THE SKY!
YOU HAVE ANY? I'M TAKING THOSE FOR THIS BOOK!
Derek Craven has lived through every kind of misery and debauchery imaginable which has left him so jaded that he doesn’t even know if he has any real emotions left. Enter Sara Fielding, a famous reclusive author, who decides she wants to take a walk on the wild side at his gaming hall –all in the name of research for her next book ;D
Excellent secondary characters with a special mention for Mrs Kingswood the potential mother in-law from hell, as ...more
I absolutely loved this story! Derek goes beyond ...more
It was one of my fav as the tortured hero goes he was the best.
However, I must say looking back on it now I can see that it was an ok read but it also had some questionable moments like when he first sees her and does not help her out but she saves his life.
He is a street rat and does not know any other way to be but basic. The fact that he does not have sex with her when she throws herself at him says how hard he was trying to do right by her. ...more
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He cradled her head in both his hands, his mouth hot on her neck. "Sometimes," he murmured, "I want to punish you a little."
"For making me want you until I ache with it. For the way I wake at night just to watch you sleeping." His face was intense and passionate above her, his green eyes sharp in their brightness. "I want you more each time I'm with you. It's a fever that never leaves me. I can't be alone without wondering where you are, when I can have you again." His lips possessed hers in a kiss that was both savage and tender, and she opened to him eagerly.”