If you (like me) enjoy a good piece of fluff every now and then, you could do a lot worse than Lisa Kleypas' Cold-Hearted Rake Is it perfection? I didn'If you (like me) enjoy a good piece of fluff every now and then, you could do a lot worse than Lisa Kleypas' Cold-Hearted Rake Is it perfection? I didn't think so. <--Personal opinion! But, like I mentioned, at this point...I'm just in it for the fluff.
In other words, while I didn't fall in love with the hero or the heroine, I have to say that Kleypas can spin straw into gold. I mean, I didn't even realize that I wasn't crazy about the couple until after I finished the book! So. Yeah. Well done!
By the way, I read the teaser for the next book in this series, and it looks pretty cool!...more
It's good, but I didn't go crazy over it. If you've read Kleypas' Wallflower series, then I think you'll enjoy this one. If you haven't, then this isIt's good, but I didn't go crazy over it. If you've read Kleypas' Wallflower series, then I think you'll enjoy this one. If you haven't, then this is not the book I would suggest you start with. Originally, I thought it was just about Marcus' sister, Aline, but it turned out to have a fairly heavy side-story about his other sister, Livia, as well. I've never been crazy about romances that try to cram more than one person's story in it at a time. However, Aline and McKenna weren't too interesting to me, so I actually liked hearing about Livia and Gideon. Personally, I wish the story had been about the two of them. ...more
I enjoyed this one, but not as much as some of the other Kleypas books that I've read. I didn't think her description of Cam was quite to my liking. NI enjoyed this one, but not as much as some of the other Kleypas books that I've read. I didn't think her description of Cam was quite to my liking. Nothing was wrong with him, just not quite my taste. For one thing, Cam wore a lot of jewelry, including a diamond stud in his ear. I don't think it's wrong for men to wear jewelry or anything, it's just a personal turn-off for me. Beyond that, I just didn't find Cam all that sexy. I don't know why. I really liked him as a person, but... Maybe that's why I couldn't get interested in the steamier passages of the book. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually skimmed the sex scenes. Blah, blah, taut nipple, blah, blah, she whimpered, blah,blah, lickity lick, blah, blah, giant erection, blah, blah, and we're done. Possibly, I need to take a break from romances and come back to them later. Nah, that's just crazy talk. At any rate, I truely did like both Cam and Amelia. I thought they belonged together. The fact that he was a gypsy didn't even factor into her decision to turn him down the first few times, and I think that was an important part of their story. I loved the part where he stuck his ring (one of his many rings, I might add) on her finger while she was asleep. It was pretty funny when she woke up and couldn't get it to come off. I also loved that he never seemed to doubt that she would come around and decide to marry him. On some men this would come off as 'I'm a creepy stalker', but with Cam, it came off as 'I'm adorable, and you know you want me'. Another thing I enjoyed was the 'ghost story' that was playing out in the background, between Leo and Laura. It was a nice touch. I'd like to read more about Leo when he gets it together. Preferably, when he is no longer 'bloated and puffy' from drinking like a fish. I have a feeling when he drys out he'll probably be a good-looking guy. I've heard through the grapevine that there is a Great Debate going on about whether Cam should have ended up with Daisy (from the Wallflower books) instead of Amelia. For what it's worth, I think Amelia is a much better choice for him. I know Cam kissed Daisy a few books ago, but I don't think it was ever meant to be anything but a side note for either of them. It was also nice to see some familiar faces in the book, including Evie and St Vincent. Ahhhhh. St Vincent. ...more
This one one of those books that I knew I was going to love as soon as I finished the first page. It was perfect! I was rooting for the hero and heroiThis one one of those books that I knew I was going to love as soon as I finished the first page. It was perfect! I was rooting for the hero and heroine the entire time. Maybe not the entire time. A tiny part of me wanted to throw Evie off a bridge and steal Sebastian for myself, but... whatever. What can I say about the love scenes? *Slurp* Let me wipe the drool off my face, first. Yeah. They are definitely going to the 'recall later when needed' section of my brain. *sigh*...more