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Escucha a tu corazón (The Gamblers #3)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  6,090 ratings  ·  256 reviews
Two multiple-week New York Times bestsellers, Julia Quinn and Lisa Kleypas, join forces with one exciting newcomer, Kinley MacGregor, to create this sexy anthology with an exciting new theme. In an innovative new twist for anthologies, each author is reintroducing a secondary character from a previous book to star in their own story. Revisit your favourite lost heroes, and ...more
Published (first published August 26th 2003)
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Short review for these short stories...

Surprisingly - for me, at least - Kleypas's story was my least favorite. It was good, but I think it could've been better if it had been written as a full-length novel. Jake and Lydia needed more time to sort things out, IMO. But it was very nice to revisit Derek and Sara (Dreaming of You), who are one of my all-time favorite couples.

I loved MacGregor's story. Simon was a favorite character of mine since I "met" him in Born in Sin and I was happy to see him
Jul 30, 2010 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lisa Kleypas
This review is only for the Lisa Kleypas story, "Against The Odds".

Very enjoyable 93-page read, but boy do I wish it was a 293 page read--it would've been a much better story if the characters of 20 year-old Lydia Craven (Derek and Sara's--from Dreaming of You-- oldest child) and 30 year-old Dr. Jake Linley were a little more developed. I know I met Dr. Linley in another Kleypas book (Someone to Watch Over Me)?, but I didn't recall much about him except for his age and his good looks. In this st
I've always had strangely conflicting feelings about Lisa Kleypas' work. I think she resorts to eye-rolling melodrama with annoying frequency (OMG, it's yet another kidnapping by yet another cardboard villain who we've barely even heard about before page 315! I wonder if the hero will rescue his vulnerable damsel in distress?!) I also find some of her "heroes" so controlling, domineering, ruthless and malicious that they strike me more as villains, and she tends to feed into the damaging (and, i ...more
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I picked up this trio of triangles to follow the Brotherhood/MacAllister series and found that each of the shorts brought their own charm to the party.Though each story is rated separately, collectively it feels as if it should be a 4 star read.
Against the Odds (3.5stars): Being unfamiliar with this series, but determined to finish the anthology I started this story with a closed mind. However, familiarity with the author's knack for filling the most trite storyline with interesting characters
Where's My Hero?
Kitap üç bölüm ve üç farklı yazara ailt . Şimdilik yalnızca Julia Quinn'e ait '' A Tale Of Two Sisters'' hikayesini yorumlayacağım . Kitabın diğer parçalarını bulmayı başardığım anda onları de okumayı planlıyorum .
Ned Blaydon , asil bir lorddur ve artık evlenme vaktinin geldiğine karar vermiştir . Ne var ki Lydia Thornton 'ı karısı olarak seçeken , müstakbel karısının kız kardeşine yani müstakbel baldızına aşık olabileceğini hesaba katmamıştır . Akla gelmeyen başa gelir ve Ned ,
Anna D.
3.5 stars - Tale of Two Sisters (Ned & Charlotte)
This was a quick story and I wish it was longer because I really like Ned’s character. However, I liked Ned more so in the other books than in this short story. He was much more charming in Minx than here, which was a bit disappointing.

In this short story, Ned & Charlotte's relationship were not developed enough for me to get too invested. I really didn’t believe Ned would agree to marry just to get his hands on a property – especially sin
I'm not sure why I continue to torment myself with these Anthologies, most of the time there's 1 slight glimmer of hope with at least 2 other hard slogs which was very much the case in this novel. Julia Quinn's name was enough to entice me to pick up this book, Lisa Kleypas helped a little as well.

Lisa Kleypas's story picked up seemingly in the middle of the story. All of the characters knew one another and were discussing events of a few days past. I couldn't relate to the characters with all
Against the Odds
Jake Linley and Lydia Craven
3/5 Stars

Against the Odds is a novella and the third book of Gamblers series by Lisa Kleypas. It is also part of the anthology, Where's My Hero?

Favorite Quotes
"I adore every quarrelsome, terrifyingly logical inch of you... I love it that you're as smart as hell and not afraid to let anyone know it. I love your green eyes. I love the way you are with your family. My beautiful Lydia-" -Jake
"You idiot. You would wait until thirty-eight hours before m
Jenny E
4 stars for the Quinn story...loved it!

3 stars for the Kleypas story...a little too short.

I didn't read the MacGregor story, as the knight/medieval thing doesn't interest me

All three of these stories are "novellas," but Quinn's story was more satisfying and I didn't feel like it was a novella at all.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
You think I would have liked the story about Sara and Derek's daughter and Jake Lynley. It was pretty good. I thought it could have been better. I loved Simon of Ravenswood's story. He's so adorable.
When I first started reading romance, it was historical romance that got me started. And a great part of my current obsession is due to the brilliant work of two best-selling authors for this genre, Julia Quinn and Lisa Kleypas. I instantly fell in love with their work, the characters they so wonderfully painted on the pages, and the numerous romantic 'sigh' moments in their stories. I've read most of both of their books, and because of this, I haven't read anything from either one in a few mont ...more
Three outstanding stories!

Against all Odds - I kept reading about Dry. Linley in her Bow St. Runner's series and in Where Dreams Begin and I loved him instantly! I kept thinking he deserved a story and when I saw he had one, I was thrilled! I loved the simmering passion between him and Lydia and the explosive passion.

Midsummer's Knight - My first Kinley MacGregor story (though I've read a LOT Sherrilyn Kenyon stories). Very sweet. It kept me on my toes about how it was going to work out. I perso
Jaime West
Lisa Kleypas - Lydia Craven and Dr Jake Linley
Kinley Mac Gregor - Kenna and Simon
Julia Quinn - Lydia, Charlotte and Edward Blydon aka Ned

Reading these three short stories is a great way of getting introduced to different Authors and their writing styles. I have previously read these Authors before, but I wasn't able to note the differences between them until now.

Kleypas - story has conflict, and confrontation, the heroine always has a back bone, she isn't bossy or in your face but she certainly
Tidak akan menceritakan satu persatu dari cerita di dalamnya. Ciri khas dari masing-masing penulis kelihatan banget, dua diantaranya maksudku, karena Lisa Kleypas dan Julia Quinn termasuk sudah pernah kubaca (JQ malah banyak banget dikonsumsi), sementara yang satunya baru pertama kali kubaca di buku ini.

Inti ketiganya sih sama, dipandang dari sudut pandang si pria. Cerita yang pertama si wanita yang hampir menikah dengan lelaki lain dalam hitungan hari. Cerita kedua, si wanita hampir menikah de
I seem to be on something of an anthology streak. This set of historicals provided a pleasant reading experience overall. As with most anthologies, the styles and quality varied. It's a 3-3.5-ish read overall.

Against the Odds by Lisa Kleypas: 3.5-4 stars. While I'm not necessarily one of those people who readily believes that Lisa Kleypas walks on water, I do think she consistently delivers stories and characters of quality in lush and sexy historical settings. This novella is no exception. I wa
The first thing I have to say about this book is that if you are yet to read this book, I would highly recommend you go back and read all of these author's other books. Every single character in Where's My Hero? have been introduced in previous tales. And because I'm OCD, I will list the books here.

The first story is about Lydia Craven, the daughter of the hero and heroine from Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas.
Dr. Linley, the hero, can be seen in Where Dreams Begin. However, his part is so small
Lelyana Taufik
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Against the Odds: [Lisa Kleypas:] Jake Linley is in love with mathematical genius Lydia Craven. Unfortunately for him, she's engaged to marry boring Lord Wray. Can he convince her to change her mind?

This story was very sweet, with love triumphing. It felt a little incomplete, however. It should have been longer.

Midsummer's Knight: [Kinley MacGregor:] Simon has taken to answering Stryder's mail, and in responding to the witty letters of Kenna. He finds himself falling for her, but she believes th
The reason to read this book is for Kinley MacGregor's story, which is a surprise because I prefer Lisa Kleypas and Julia Qunn as authors.

MacGregor's story is about Simon, who I met in the MacAllister series. He's a great beta hero and it's nice to see him get the girl that he deserves. This story is really very romantic. (5 stars)

Lisa Kleypas' book just didn't work as well as a novella, it needed some more time to breathe and to develop character. I thought I would like this story much more bec
I just couldn't get into it. A shame.

Against The Odds - Lisa Kleypas - Stars - Jake Linley, Robert, Lord Wray, Lydia Craven -

Midsummer's Knights - Kinley MacGregor - Stars - Characters -

A Tale of Two Sisters - Julia Quinn - Stars - Characters -

*DNF so no rating
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
My disclaimer right up front is that I only bought this book to complete Lisa Kleypas' Gamblers series with the short Against the Odds. A sweet novella in which Sara and Derek Craven's daughter Lydia who was just a baby in Dreaming of You is set to marry another man when she secretly has a thing for Dr Jake Linley. The same Dr Linley who has been the secondary character is a number of Kleypas' earlier novels. When Sara Craven "accidently" locks the couple in the wine cellar all their hidden feel ...more
Kellie G.
I only read the Kleypas novella. It was fantastic!
Against the Odds by Lisa Kleypas
Jake Linley, doctor, is in despair. He has loved Lydia Craven from afar and now she is engaged to another. For her part, Lydia likes Jake well enough but is irritated that he doesn't seem to like her at all. It takes; until the day before her wedding and being trapped in a wine cellar for their true emotions to be revealed.
Quick, fun story.

Midsummer's Knight by Kinley MacGregor
Simon didn't mean for his letters to be misconstrued. When he started writing to Lady K
Tale of Two Sisters (Ned & Charlotte)

Me gustó el hecho de que fuera una pequeña historia, no un libro entero. Ned fue interesante desde el primer libro, y ahora ya todo un hombre...nos merecíamos verlo caer rendido en el amo, lejos de esa imagen de mujeriego que en su momento intentó cultivar.

Me encantó este grupo de personajes a lo largo de toda la serie. Buena compañía para una entretenida lectura.
Great book to read while traveling as it has three short little stories!

I loved reading about Dr. Jake Linley.. if I were living during that time I would definitely want this delicious man as my doctor! Cute story!

Not much to say about Simon's story...

My favorite story in this book was Ned Blydon's story! It was signature Julia Quinn style- light and funny with just enough heat to warm you up!
Mahareni Maldini

Dari 3 cerita d buku ini, cuma kisah bikinan Kinley MacGregor yg kubaca setengah hati, coz selain banyak tokoh2 yg muncul, aku juga lebih terpesonah oleh sosok Stryder. Setelah ngecak ngecek, ternyata Stryder punya buku tersendiri yg berjudul A Dark Champion. Bertanya-tanya sendiri jadinya, akankah seri Brotherhood of the Sword bakal diterjemahin d sini.
Will be updated as I continue the book.


"Against the Odds" by Lisa Kleypas - 4 stars (read 3/26/12)
Felt a little rushed, but was a cute story.

"Midsummer's Knight" by Kinley MacGregor -

"A Tale of Two Sisters" by Julia Quinn - 4 stars (read 6/6/13)
This is a review for Kleypas's story only.

Ahhhh why isn't this a full-length novel?? I want to see more of Jake and Lydia.

It was also sooo nice to revisit Derek and Sara. I didn't even realize how much I missed them. As great as it was to read about them again, it was also really nice that our Dr. Linley got his own story. The fact that I read about him in multiple Kleypas novels before, made me really excited to read this novella. I just wish it was longer!!!! It would've been so much fun to re
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Gamblers (2 books)
  • Then Came You (Gamblers, #1)
  • Dreaming of You (Gamblers, #2)
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) Sugar Daddy (Travises, #1) Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3) It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2)

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“I'd rather be insane with you than sane without you.

- Jake to Lydia”
“She broke the seal to find the flowing, masculine script that had come to mean the world to her.

Courage, my love. I need you to possess the same fire that led you from Scotland to Normandy that first day when we met. Whatever the day brings, know that I will always love you. You carry with you, my heart, my soul, my very being. Be strong for me, Kenna.

Ever your knight,

S doesn't stand for Stryder.

She laughed at that, even though her eyes were filled with tears.

-Simon in a letter to Kenna”
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