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Love, Come to Me

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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  2,688 ratings  ·  260 reviews
Bewildered, startled, she felt his lips against hers, tasting her in a way she had never dreamed of. His mouth was blazing and hungry. She was shaking, this time not from cold but from a heat that burgeoned deep inside her…

When strong and handsome Heath Rayne pulled lovely young Lucinda Caldwell from a winter river, he rescued her from an icy death. But soon he was plungin
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Mass Market Paperback, 411 pages
Published June 7th 1988 by Onyx (first published 1988)
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Julianna
I have really loved most of Lisa Kleypas's novels I have read to date, so it truly pains me to not be able to give this book a higher rating. This is one of the first four books that she wrote, and the writing style is so different from her later works that it almost seemed like it had been written by another author. The story is very heavily character-driven with very little plot. The conflict is mainly of an internal nature, driven by secrets and love triangles, with no real villains to speak ...more
Lady Jaye


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 aw
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Lelyana
Jul 27, 2012 Lelyana rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all HR lovers
Cerita bagus buat LK yg waktu nulis nya pas umur 20 an...lumayan juga uhuk2nya, lumayan hot buat penulis umur 20an hihihihihihihihihi

"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
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Tori
Another fabulous Lisa Kleypas story. I say this every time, but it's always true... even a bad Lisa Kleypas is better than some authors very best work. This book was originally published back in the 80's and is one of her first books, and it shows. The writing is less polished, and the story dragged a bit about 3/4 of the way through, but nonetheless it was still very good, and had all the hallmarks that I love about her books.
It was very refreshing to read a story from that time period that ta
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skein
Terrible. TERRIBLE. Was this ghost-written? by a shitty ghostwriter?
because

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
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Bekah
Ding ding ding ding ding! We have a winner ladies!! This was a superb book! Superb. I read somewhere that Ms. Kleypas described her first four books as a learning curve. Learning curve my arse, Ms. Kleypas. Maybe the first two were your learning curve, but this was pure perfection. I’m giddy with how great this book was.

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
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Jenny E
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I was expecting to! That's always a really pleasant surprise, although I really shouldn't be surprised since it's Lisa Kleypas and even her "early novels" (published in 1988) are still a ton better than a lot of what I currently read!

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
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Sarah Marie
Love Come to Me by Lisa Kleypas

4.5 stars

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

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Zumbagirl
This was just an okay read. I normally love anything by Lisa Kleypas - and many of my favorite tropes were in this story - self-made man, love at first sight, protective hero - but still, there was something missing. Choosing between Heath and Lucy, I have to chose Heath. But I sort of understand Lucy: a young woman, without the benefit of a mother, a New Englander (I married one and you'd have to live it to know - the stoic, hard, lack of humor personality) all made up who she was and how she t ...more
JennyG
I usually love Lisa K's older books but this one was boring. I found myself skipping the long descriptions of clothing, scenery and history. While I did think the actual love story was compelling at first, it also tended to drag often.

I really wanted to like this book more than I did.
Marilyn Rondeau
As one of Ms. Kleypas’ original books now re-issued I was happy to re-read an old favorite. Yes, her early books were much more innocent back then but you could still see the promise, passion, and historically well researched work she was able to produce even then. Having grown up in Massachusetts, where this was set at the end of the Civil War I thoroughly enjoyed reading of my state’s history, landmarks and the attitude of the Northerners towards the Southerners at the end of that horrible ti ...more
LaFleurBleue
I really liked the hero, who was a very good incarnation of the perfect husband/partner: smart, bright, cunning, respectful of the others' intelligence even women's, decided and willing to reach his objectives more or less whatever the means, careful of his loved ones' feelings, though sometimes too proud to listen to his conscience. And obviously sinfully sexy, sensually uninhibited... A perfect example of self-made man, no alpha male, but no meek man either, which could also work out fine in a ...more
ms bookjunkie
Oy. I hope this is no one's first introduction to LK. Then again, I can't really recommend it to hardcore LK fans, either.

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
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Jessi
So this was Old Skool romance, but it was good Old Skool. Spunky heroine challenging her female role in society? Check. Bossy but super sexy and sweet hero? Check. And no super rapey scenes either, so it's all good. It was set just after the American Civil War in Boston, which was a bit different, and made an argument for the less-than-glorious reality of war, which was also different. I very much enjoyed both hero and the heroine. Even in her early years, Kleypas was funny and had a knack for c ...more
Dawn
I loved this book more than most readers considering the review numbers. I guess I just like the way she writes about emotions. I can feel what they're going through.

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
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Katie(babs)
Love, Come to Me was originally published in 1988 and was one of Lisa Kleypas’s first books. Lisa’s earlier books such as Forever My Love, Where Passion Leads and Give Me Tonight are not her best work. Lisa doesn’t hit her stride until the mid-90’s where she really began to shine.

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
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Kati
I bought this book thinking it was a new release. It isn't, it's a rerelease of one of her first books. Her lack of experience at that point shows in this novel. Kind of sorry I spent 7.99 on it. Anyway, the ONLY reason I give this book two stars is because it is by Lisa Kleypas and I've always enjoyed her books. The herione and hero in this book are a couple of absolute ninnies who cannot seem to be constant in their attitudes or behavior toward each other. Some moments the characters are very ...more
Joy
This is one of LK's earlier works and I wasn't that impressed with the story. It was set in New England and Boston. When it comes to her first few works, my favorite is still "Forever My Love".

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
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[Aengell]
Clearly an early version of Lisa Kleypas' writing ability. And you know what, it was still so very good and compared to other novels out there I would say there's nothing to be ashamed of in this case.

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
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Elle
This is a great love story--good emotional conflict and connection between the characters. Lucinda has lived all her life in New England with her father, her friends, and her betrothed, a young man she's known all her life. They've been engaged for three years, and whenever she asks him to set a date, he puts her off.

Enter Heath, a former Rebel soldier, who saves her from an icy death, then kisses her senseless. She is sure she loves Daniel, but she can't get Heath out of her mind. A compromisin
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Michelle
This was the most fustrating book i have ever read..i read this book on my new ereader and it took every ounce of control in me not to throw it against the wall in complete anger!I love Lisa Kleypas but thank god her other books are not like this one. I could not decide more who to hate,Heath (who rapes his wife!) or the heroine who fights him and then loves that he's raping her!One minute she's all innocent the next she's a fight cat..good god make up your mind woman! He was no better as a char ...more
Linds
I'm so glad that the publishers reprinted this! This an out of print book that LK wrote in her early twenties that was re released.

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
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Gisele
Another lovely story by Lisa Kleypas, one of my favorites authors! This time the story is setting in Massachussets, USA! We see Heath Rayne illegitimate son and southern ex - soldier in the civil war, left with scars, pain, and no family, he meets Lucinda Caldwell, when accidently she falls into a fronzen river, he rescue her and fall in love. Lucy is from the North and Heath from the South, after the civil war, differences leave prejudice between people, after a compromissing situation, Lucy an ...more
Ania
The author managed to use the n-word (in a weak attempt to make one of the characters obviously bad) but not include any people of color at all in the book.

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
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Rosie M.
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Heath è un sudista con il fascino del sole e dall’altezza prorompente, rispetto agli uomini del Nord. Lucy, invece, è una nordista, una donna tranquilla e cauta. Il loro incontro è fatale, quasi disegnato dalla natura con il suo gelo invernale. Heath la soccorre, la cura come una “gattina” da coccolare e lei si lascia abbindolare dal suo rude e affascinante modo di fare… Perché Heath è irresistibile con quella cicatrice sulla fronte, il cor
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Andyg.
Lo único que tenía claro era que quería estar con Heath allí donde estuviese. Sin él, Concord le parecía vació" "Ella admitió por fin que estaba enamorada de él. El amor recorrió su cuerpo, llenando sus pechoatravesando su garganta, deslizándose por su mente hasta sentirse mareada. El amor parecía brotar de las puntas de sus dedos al recorrer los hombros de Heath. Sin duda él podía sentirlo en sus labios, sentirlo hormigueando por todo su cuerpo. Le sorprendía lo mucho que había tardado en recon ...more
Katie
Couldn't put this one down, another amazing LK read. The women can do no wrong in my eyes. I LOVE Civil War-era romances, and this one did not disappoint. My romance-loving friends, you must get your hands on this book! Two complaints: the book had an (almost) rape scene, which I absolutely hated, and there was no epilogue. Also, from other reader comments people want a second book in the series for Damon's story. I agree completely, he was a great character and I want to read more about him!
➴AℓpℌaAmұ
Ah wow, I love this book so much. Main reason being, it was very light. There was no seriousness or heavy aspects to it (except, I guess, the war) it was just about Heath and Lucy, their relationship and how they go through it! Loved Heath as a character, didn't particularly like Lucy. Daniel was and absolute a*@hole. Her father was quite mean as well, and Raine was a jealous b*@#h who needed to move on with her life. Then ending was sad, and it was all because of that one line, where it says al ...more
Dragana
I really liked this book. It reminded me of 'Gone with the wind' but it was not a copy, it had very original ideas and rather different setting. Although, there will be some descriptions of Civil war, this book takes place during Reconstruction era. And it poses an interesting question: what if a Yankee girl fell in love with a Southerner? Two different cultures, two different personalities... will they destroy each other or learn & improve themselves...
Floriana Amoruso
Aprendo il romanzo per cominciare a leggerlo, mi sono soffermata su una nota iniziale, scritta dall'autrice. Leggendola ho annotato questo suo appunto, giustamente vi starete domandando cosa avrà mai scritto la Kleypas, nulla di particolare, ci tiene a precisare che questo romanzo è stato scritto quando ancora non aveva vent'anni e che quindi molta potrebbe essere l'inesperienza, vi cito le sue testuali parole:
"Spero che vi piaccia la storia di Lucinda e Heath,
una storia scritta con un entusiasm
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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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