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Because You're Mine
Lady Madeline Matthews would rather shame herself than sacrifice her freedom—which is why, to avoid a marriage to an aging, lecherous lord, she seeks out the company of Logan Scott. A torrid affair with the notorious womanizer would surely condemn her in the eyes of good society.
Though a legend in ...more
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I was very surprise to see this book sitting on my TBR shelf and it being a Lisa Kleypas book to boot! The horror! But it was worth the wait as like all of Lisa Kleypas works, I was quickly drawn into the story. ...more
***Might be some general SPOILERS bellow.***
I wasn't disappointed in this story at all. It was entertaining and engaging. But the characters! They brought me no end of grief. I just couldn't empathize with either of them!
I kept judging them over and over.
Here's all the terrible things I thought of Madeline:
You might not think that the last one is an insult but in this case it is. Her ...more
The second half is a whole different story. The "hero" Logan became such an ass that I could barely finish this book.
I know I'm alone on this according to the Goodreads ratings but I do not enjoy forcing sex on someone in the name of romance no matter what his true feelings are and even if her body betrays her and she enjoys it in the end. I found the whole thing ...more
This was such an incredible read!
Why the hell didn't I read this book /series before now?
(But, isn't it wonderful to find a series you've had on your TBR list for a long time, and then just start reading the first book only to discover that you've had a gem in your possession all along?)
Beautifully developed and engaging characters.
I loved how edgy and sinister Logan Scott could be in order to protect his heart, and Maddy was just a brilliant character to ...more
Did not really enjoy.
- too trusting
- self sacrificing (to her own detriment)
- too forgiving
- verbally abusive (literally threatens her physically and sexually)
Basically, Maddy does Logan The Big Hurt and he "can't get over it" even though the hurt honestly wasn't as terrible as he made it out to be. Then he exacts revenge by treating her like shit, saying terribly hurtful things to her, all the while fucking her and ...more
This one is no different. The H being an actor and the background of ...more
I loved this book so much! It was full of angst and love! Logan was such a tortured soul in need of love but just couldn't allow himself to love or be loved in return. Once he met Maddy, he was a goner but he fought against it. Poor guy, he was in desperate need of love and ughh! Yes, he was cruel to Maddy but she did break his trust and he had his own reasons for being the way he was.
Maddy, Maddy, Maddy.... I got so much second hand embarrassment from this one... She was such a ...more
Second in the Capital Theatre series
Lady Madeline Matthews doesn’t want to marry Lord Clifton. He’s older than her own father and they have nothing in common. She would do anything to avoid marrying him. Maddy devices a plan to seduce the famous actor and owner of the Capital Theatre, Logan Scott. Logan Scott isn’t like any man she’s eve met and from the start it’s obvious that her scheme of seduction won’t be as easy as she hoped it would be. Logan...more
It's a shame, because in many ways this is a pretty solid Kleypas novel. I had a hard time ...more
This is one of LK's older works and I think it shows, the writing is stiffer and the execution is not as smooth. Many of the circumstances seemed to happen too easily and unrealistically - one instance, namely, being Madeline's plot to run away from school and go to London. I felt that she found Logan too easily and accomplished everything too readily which is shocking considering she should, technically, be quite naive and innocent given her sheltered upbringing. I can't really fathom she'd ...more
Kleypas has written maybe 40 books...I've read at least 25 of them, and I've yet to find two that are alike. No wonder the We Love Lisa Kleypas ...more
Perhaps I've read almost all books from Lisa Kleypas and this book in comparison is not her best. But the fact that some scenes really made me touched was undeniable.
I liked the times when she had to choose between her direction and Logan's life. I loved the character of Mrs Florence but I have issues on Andrew's ...more
So a big fat nope from me.
I really enjoy LK's older historicals but I can only take so much of the "mr hero got his feelings hurt so he's gonna be aloof and punish the heroine because he LuRvEs HeR but she can never know because he's mad" trope otherwise my rating would be higher
One thing you can guarantee and rest assured in when reading in the Romance Fiction genre is that you're going to get a happy ending. Just like watching a movie with a superstar cast, you know the headlining actors, whatever the story's direction, won't be eliminated before the end. So is a similar knowledge for the Romance novel. There will be love, passion and a happy ending. Thankfully, as I've seen so far, Lisa Kleypas novels have a bonus, a good story.
I love almost everything she's ever written, but this book is proper rubbish. I'm not convinced this wasn't written by another person under her name...
First of all, the book lacks all of Lisa's characteristic wit and charm, which is a shame but not the worst thing ever. I could have forgiven that, but then the characters though...
First of all, let's talk about Madeline.
Madeline is an idealistic, silly ...more
How i A.D.O.R.E "Because You're Mine".Everything with it is perfect...excellent!
The innocent and adventurous heroine Madeline Matthews decides to seduce the ...more
First Read: 13 March 2016
I loved Logan. I ADORED Logan and Maddy together. They made a heavenly romantic couple. From the first book I knew Logan had to have his happiness. He needed love then and he needed love now. Maddy was a perfect cure for his aversion of love. Maddy was ...more
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“It used to be love.” He brushed his lips over her closed eyelids. “Now there's no word for it.”
“You once told me that you thought love was a weakness.”
“I was wrong,” he whispered, kissing the corners of her mouth. “I've discovered it's my only strength.”