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Love, Come to Me
Heath was unlike any other man Lucy had ever known: a dashing, mocking, sensuous Southerner who came as a stranger to Lucy's town- ...more
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Synopsis: Heath Rayne, a Southern man living in the cold Northeast saves Lucy Caldwell from drowning in an icy river. She spends two days with him in his cabin while he takes ca ...more
At times like this I really wish GoodReads would let us use half-stars. This is the perfect example of a book caught midway between three and four stars.
I think this is one of Lisa Kleypas's earliest books - you can definitely tell it was written much earlier in her career because although it is enjoyable, it isn't as masterful as her more recent work. It was a good story, but fairly unremarkable.
My biggest issue was probably Daniel. He was made only as a foil for Heath, so we could see how ...more
It was very refreshing to read a story from that time period that ta ...more
"Heath berguling telentang dengan puas"...hahahha..can you guess?
Itu cerita indah nya...gak indahnya apa? si Lucy...lagi make love pertama, malah mikirin Daniel,mantan tunangan nya yang katanya sangat dia cinta...plaaaaakkk.....
Langsung loyo dan ngeloyor pergi deh si Heath......
Diawal si Lucinda ini, ketemu Heath Payne waktu dia kecebur sungai dingin dan di selam ...more
1. It's a clear rip-off of Gone With The Wind. I'm surprised there are no characters who don't know nothing about birthing no babies.
2. There's a goddamn rape scene.
3. Not funny, not charming, not rollicking escapism. Not at all.
Did I mention there's a fucking rape scene?! And (oh god) it's one of those awful "She was saying no, but she really was totally turned on, and when he ignored her protests and raped her, she cli ...more
I really liked a lot about this novel, including the characters. I think the people who were not as fond of this book were people who couldn't connect with the characters. If you don't like them by 50 pages in, I would say you're ...more
Lucinda Caldwell never meant to fall into a freezing cold ice lake and find herself drowning. It was just supposed to be a shortcut home to surprise her father after visiting family. When she thinks she’s about to die she’s rescued by a handsome Southerner named Heath Rayne. Heath is completely different from the cold New England men she’s grown up around and he intrigues her. She knows she needs to stay away especially since she has a great fiancé. But He...more
I really wanted to like this book more than I did.
I didn't feel the love between the characters. I didn't like them very much if I'm honest. The hero is sometimes kind and gentle, but at other times is a bit too stubborn and dominant for my taste.
The story is heavy on the historical descriptions, especially details of the political climate between the North and South following the Civil War (and tbh I don't know the subject)
What to say about it? I didn't totally hate hate hate it, but it lacked the characteristic Lisa Kleypas oomph I'm accustomed to. It certainly wasn't concise. It was irritatingly old skoolish, with the meandering story line that kind of wandered around without purpose and went…where did it go again? I forgot. Then there was the OMGyoung! heroine (in her actions, that is), some ...more
I also think Heath is a bigger a-hole than Daniel.
Clearly I didn't enjoy this. My second historical romance. My second 1 star to his-rom book.
Love, Come to Me has been re-released from Signet and has undertones of how great of an author Lisa will become. This story takes place a few years after the Civil Wars ends and is set in Concord, Massachusetts. Our her ...more
In this story, Heath has moved to Massachusetts after the Civil War from Virginia. He's a Southerner and not only doesn't fit in, but isn't well liked either. Lucinda is the daughter of a well-loved storekeeper. She finds Heath somewhat irresistible and is caught in a compromising embrace with him. Of course, now her fiance no longe ...more
Lucy Caldwell's character didn't really appeal to me, there was little character development, unlike Heath Rayne's. It was a story of love at first sight for Heath and I liked how determined he was to claim Lucy. He has a colorful history too.
Other supporting characters were well-written in terms of how I ...more
Okay, maybe I'm biased because LK is my favourite Romance author, but I will try to be objective:
The story we get here is typical Lisa Kleypas stuff. The characters, too, there's LK written all over them.
You shouldn't expect her at her best, because concerning the pace of the storyline, the stor ...more
It takes place during Reconstruction after the Civil War. Heath is a displaced southerner trying to make it in Boston because he feels like there's no prospects in the south. Lucy is a yankee girl who has her life mapped out in front of her and a fiance.
Lucy is an annoying heroine. I think LK was going for Scarlet but it just comes off as bratty and spoiled. None th ...more
The author clearly has no understanding of the South and paints a ridiculous picture of Southern men and women and their interactions.
Several romantic interactions are coercive and getting really, really close to rape. I am not into "heroes" who do not stop when the lady explicitly says, "stop" even if she later says that she secretly wanted ...more
I really enjoyed it and I think it helped that I did not compare it with the books she is writing now. My only criticism is that the editor should have done a better job because, at times, I felt there was too much emphasis on the historical aspects which tended to overshadow the romance.