Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Mar 25, 11
Historical Romance fans, LK fans
Read from March 24 to 25, 2011, read count: 1
Wow. I’m sensing another Kleypas craze coming on! Have I ever said how much I love this woman!? I may have mentioned once or twice, but I absolutely adore her historicals! No one can really compare with her. Kleypas is simply the historical romance queen!
Although this book wasn’t my favourite of her works, it was still pretty damn good! At first I wasn’t too fond of Lily. She was too showy, cared too much about being the center of attention and I didn’t like that at all. Lily says she doesn’t believe in marriage, but she goes through great extremes just to save her sister from a miserable marriage to Alex. But based on her personal experiences with men, I don’t blame her for feeling that way. I felt bad for the woman. The only real person she could trust was Derek Craven who kept himself distanced for his own personal reasons. So she sought out happiness herself, finding it in the way people admired her beauty and charisma. But deep inside, she was broken.
Alex is broken too. Even after years of mourning, he still hasn’t gotten over the death of his past love, Caroline. Where Lily is flamboyant and shameless, Alex is unemotional and cautious. He seemed almost dead in his personality. They were total opposites, but together, they have such chemistry.
I really enjoyed the bickering between the two. Kleypas just knows how to write frustrating experiences for her characters that just happen to amuse me greatly. No, I’m not sadist, but I find pleasure in watching Alex nearly have an aneurysm at some of the things Lily does. It just so cute!
And now I have reached what I have been desperately waiting for: DEREK CRAVEN! His book is beside me and I am already itching to read it! Ahh! I’m so excited! I can’t wait anymore!