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Because You're Mine

(Capitol Theatre #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  12,585 ratings  ·  579 reviews
"I don't care about your conscience. All I want is for you to kiss me again."

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
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Avon
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Pooja No, Logan is entirely different. Evie's half brother(i don't remeber his name) dies in the same book (Devil in Winter). Where as another character…moreNo, Logan is entirely different. Evie's half brother(i don't remeber his name) dies in the same book (Devil in Winter). Where as another character from the same book Cam Rohan who Evie considers as her brother has a book of his own Mine Till Midnight
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Feb 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! Why didnt anybody told me this book was this good? Seriously, all of you out there, LK fans, what's wrong with you? Knowing I'm such a freak when it comes to LK. I had postponed this series because it was supposed to be not as good as the rest but IMHO it was one of the bests and I definitely expect more books in it in the future. I really enjoyed the first installment in the series, the introduction to this world which goes around the theater life was exquisite and most interesting. It was ...more
Uh ... TORTURED hero anyone?!! I'm saying that with a WHOLE LOT of sarcasim if it's not coming across in print! Okay, I know I gave this book 3 stars, but that's only because LK kept "playing" with MY emotions by adeptly keeping my hopes up: About 20 times she had me wanting to throw something at the ... er ... *cough* (so-called) "hero," for pity's sake if not Madeline's ... only to turn around immediately (of course in the nick of time??!) and make me feel all sorry for him ... LIKE HE WAS ...more
Jul 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: victorian-era
Forced into an unwanted engagement Lady Madeline Matthews comes up with a plan, become ruined to break the upcoming marriage, and she sets her sights on the well known actor, owner of Capital Theater and womanizer Logan Scott, only the plan didn’t include for her to fall in love.......

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.
Mar 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
How terrible of me. Giving two stars to Lisa Kleypas. I'm awful.
***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:
Self sacrificing

You might not think that the last one is an insult but in this case it is. Her
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Lady Madeline (Maddy) Matthews would rather be labelled as sullied by her family and society than be shackled to the odious toad her parents want her to wed – a man that is a few years older than her own father and who would never listen to her. In order to achieve her goal, she decides to seek out the company of Logan Scott – a notorious womanizer and famous actor/director. But Maddy fails to consider Logan Scott and the man he is, and so begins an intense relationship, where Logan’s ...more
Nov 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
The first half of this book was pretty good. A little far fetched with Maddy's scheming but still had a sense of fun & sexiness.
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
Jul 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
Not great. Ultimately, I didn't believe any of the characters or their motivations, and the hero wasn't redeemed enough after being a complete asshole. I love a good jerk hero, but he has to BEG afterward. He just kept treating the heroine like crap and it was supposed to be a point in her favor that she always accepted it. He went "omigoodness she loves me even when I'm the worst person alive, she's great!" and that's why he fell in love with her. That is NOT what I want to read.
Jan 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lisa Kleypas readers, historical Victorian romance readers
Recommended to Splage by: Amazon Discussion
I couldn't put it down which is pretty shocking because it was a historical regency/victorian time period- not always my favorite. This book was recommended to me through an Amazon Discussion as an All Time Favorite and I have always found Lisa Kleypas's books enjoyable... it didn't disappoint. The story wasn't anything earth shattering or overly deep, but the characters were likable and well defined, the story entertaining (quick and easy to read), and the love story beautiful.

The heroine,

Lady Heather

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?)

Wonderfully written.
Amazing storyline.
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
Aug 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
No thank you.
Did not really enjoy.

Here's why.

Maddy was:
- too trusting
- self sacrificing (to her own detriment)
- too forgiving
- pushover

Logan was:
- asshole
- verbally abusive (literally threatens her physically and sexually)
- mean

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
Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
I like Lisa Kleypas’ formula for historcals. Her tortured flawed Hs fight a losing battle with the sweet virginal h before being brought to their knees in the final round, post a mu or two. Although it can be argued that that is the usual fare for most historicals/romances but LK does it better as her Hs are not real jerks deep inside and the hs are really loving and lovable, so their love and hea is always so believable.

This one is no different. The H being an actor and the background of
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 solid stars!

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
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May 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: lisa-kleypas
Started this one but put it down pretty quickly - the 18-year old heroine was not believable and the 30-year old hero was way too old and too experienced for her. Also, I just could not believe that the hero would be "one of the richest men in England" as a theatre owner who started with literally nothing and spends all of his time either managing his theatre, rehearsing plays (he's the main actor and director at the theatre), or writing new plays, no matter how successful he is at what he ...more
Mar 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have to take a breath before i rew! this book!
Skip the first if you like...but read this one!
Do it NOW!
Sarah Marie
Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas

Second in the Capital Theatre series

4 stars

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

Because You're Mine turned out to be a good surprise - I really enjoyed it! It's not a terribly original plot - young girl arranged to marry older man, runs away from home to escape said marriage, sets out to get super handsome guy - but it had all the ingredients to a great romance. Madeline is a young (18), beautiful, willful woman, who will do anything to get out of marrying an older man she despises. Her friends show her a picture of a famous actor, Logan Scott, who owns and acts out of ...more
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: frothy-romance
First things first: wow, this was rapey. I know, product of its era, this came out 16 years ago. However, there's at least one scene where the heroine Madeline says no and MEANS no and yet the hero Logan forces himself on her. In the old, dated romance tradition, she likes it in the end, but that particular scene threw me so far out of the novel that I was no longer able to be sympathetic to Logan.

It's a shame, because in many ways this is a pretty solid Kleypas novel. I had a hard time
Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it
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
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lady Madeline is an 18 year old who has been kept in school and never had a come out ball because her parents had promised her to Lord Clifton, a lecherous old man. She runs away from school to London, to attempt to seduce Logan, whose picture she has seen in a playbill. Logan grew up being abused and left his family to become an actor and eventually own his own theater. He had been burned in love and keeps himself apart from relationships that could emotionally impact him. Madeline keeps the ...more
I probably say this after every book I finish by Lisa Kleypas but I really think this one is my favorite *winces as she thinks of Suddenly You, Dreaming of You, Somewhere I'll Find You, Again the Magic, Prince of Dreams, Secrets of a Summer Night, Worth Any Price, Devil in Winter, Smooth Talking Stranger, Lady Sophia's Lover, Mine Till Midnight.....*

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
Jul 08, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, romance, historical
Another library-book-sale loser; at least it only cost me $0.50. I got halfway through this and that was all I could take. I couldn't stand the heroine and didn't believe she could possibly be real. Despite having no life experience to speak of, she is perfect at everything she tries and everyone adores her, except for the hero who can't stand her BECAUSE he adores her. About halfway through some real conflict is finally introduced, and that was the point when I realize I couldn't care less how ...more
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Logan Scott was excellent but I did not feel his pain the way I did with Christopher Phelan or Nick Gentry. And he was a bit drawn back compared to Sebastian St Vincent or Derek Craven.

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
Mar 13, 2016 marked it as dnf
Shelves: nope
The heroine is 19 years old and the hero is 30. This creeps me the fuck out. I know it's how things were done before, but it doesn't make them any more okay. She is still a teenager ffs!! The usually ginormus age difference between the main characters in HR novels always bothered me, but in this case it's worse because she still goes to school for crying out loud!!

So a big fat nope from me.
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it
The first half of this book was delightful. The second half had the hero being a jerk right up until the very last scene where he was suddenly transformed. After the way he acted it kind of soured the book for me.
3.5 stars

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
Oct 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hooray for the Happy Ending!

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.

Jul 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Lisa Kleypas is my favourite author. But this book is the worst book I've read in 2018.
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
"Because You're Mine" is the second book in the "Capitol Theatre" series where there`s a after Novella after this one.In all honesty i did have high expactations as the hero is none other than the irresistible Logan Scott,and i ALSO THEN have to say that this book has come to be one of my great favourites of Lisa Kleypas of all time.

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
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The second read. I enjoyed these two tremendously. Although this time I found their attraction too good to be true, I still adored them together and enjoyed reading about how Logan had fallen head over heel.

4.5 Stars

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
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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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“You deserve someone better than me. Someone young and idealistic…someone who can experience things for the first time along with you. I'm not always kind, and I have more faults than I'd care to name. All I can promise is that I'll want you until my last breath.” 116 likes
“Love me?” Madeline asked with a faint smile.

“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.”
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