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Lady Sophia's Lover (Bow Street Runners #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  12,969 Ratings  ·  542 Reviews
Why is Lady Sophia looking for a lover?
And could she seduce the most marriageable man in London?

Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal: to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house.

Every morning, her l
Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published June 4th 2002 by Avon (first published 2002)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

I’ll make this short and sweet: This book was a pleasure from the first page to the last. As always, Lisa Kleypas gives us amazing characters, exciting yet believable situations and lots and lots of sexual tension, written only the way she can write it – sizzling hot! Who knew antique exercising furniture could be so much… fun?!?
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Ross Cannon is yet another of Lisa Kleypas wonderful heroes. He is so honorable and dignified. He has this intelligence and way about him that inspires respect in others. He reminds me of how I think King Arthur must have been. He was mostly celibate for eight years after his wife dies. That's why the way he falls for Sophia is so wonderful. She becomes his obsession and sets his heart on fire. And he does everything to keep her happy and to show his love for her. Sigh. I liked Sophia, and I tho ...more
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ross Cannon, the Monk of Bow Street. A Magistrate, a widower, celibate for years. He lives for his work and cannot ever see himself in a relationship, let alone married in the future. But then Sophia Sydney enters his life and turns it upside down.

Once again, I sort of guessed one of the "reveals" but not all of it.

Ross, bless him, was well able to keep up with Sophia ... "up" being the operative word. Lord above, he was no longer done "doing the deed" when he was off again. Jaysus, he could do
5+ stars – Historical Romance

This is another beautiful, lush, evocative, and passionate romance from amazingly talented author, Lisa Kleypas. I've absolutely loved every single book of hers that I've read and Lady Sophia's Lover is another 5 star LK favorite for my keeper shelf!

Sophia is an endearing heroine, and Bow Street Runner Sir Ross Cannon is such a sexy, gruff alpha hero. He can chase after me anytime! Watching the stoic, disciplined, cynical Bow Street Magistrate being brought back to l
Jun 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
While Someone to Watch Over Me was somewhat of a disappointment, Lady Sophia's Lover truly made up for it ten-fold!

In Someone to Watch Over Me you meet Ross Cannon who appears cold but not uncaring with the weight of the world not riding on his shoulders. Know to pretty much live as a monk, after the death of his first wife, straightlaced, and a true believer in right and wrong. Ross appears to be large then life almost- superhuman. Slowly you comes to see Ross in a different light, as just a m
Marisa Sauco
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me encantan las historias de esta autora. ❤
Me gusta cómo maneja la tensión y la relación entre los protagonistas, y cómo consigue sorprenderme con los giros que plantea en cada historia.
Feb 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

I'll be honest with you. Here's the thing. There are two kinds of writers. The ones to whom writing and inspiration come easily and those to whom they don't and they are jealous of the people that belong in the first category. Clearly, Lisa Kleypas falls under the first category, but this isn't the issue here. The issue is that as a reviewer I'm the equivalent of an uninspired writer, those green with envy people that belong in the second category.

Long story short, I don't know what to
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
2.5 stars. The Bow Street Runners are simply not holding the same appeal for me that the Wallflowers or Hathaways series did.

The start threw me off to the rest of the book. Generally, a Kleypas couple gets some time to banter around and build steam. I felt like I'd been thrown into the deep end right off, which set the tone in a way I didn't care for.

But, it's Kleypas. Enough said. I'll forgive this and hope her next book will reignite my love.
Fangirl Musings it wrong to literally flip off a novel for sucking so terribly? I mean, insanity is relative, right? No, of course it is; when a novel sucks to the level of All Suckdom, all bets, questions, and straight jackets are entirely out of the question! Put simply, Lisa Kleypas is an awesome writer, but holy damn, one could not tell that fact from the atrocity that is Lady Sophie's Lover. (Fact: The novel's so terrible, I just typed "Sohpie's," rather than "Sophia's" and I can't even care.)

Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
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I read the first book in this series a while a go and it was one of the few Lisa Kleypas that I didn't fall in love with, which is why it took me so long to get started on this book, that and the cover where it looks like the woman is being strangled to death!!!! This was a mistake, I adored this book!

We met Sir Ross Cannon fairly briefly in previous book, Someone to Watch Over Me, and he seemed staid and slightly cold with his wintery grey eyes, that just g
Leer a la Kleypas es un vicio, y aunque sus viejunos son más lentos igual entretienen y atrapan.
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lisa Kleypas, I love you.
Peri June
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-challenge
Such a fun book to read!

Lady Sophia is determined to avenge her brother by ruining Chief Magistrate Ross Cannon's reputation. She plans to seduce him, making sure he falls in love with her, then revealing damaging information about his work to show him how it feels to be betrayed by someone you love. Of course things go awry when she falls in love with him and he surprises her by asking for her hand in marriage.

I loved that Sir Ross was actually a decent man and not a jerk that the heroine can't
I started this book out warily. The first book of the series, Someone to Watch Over Me, was not the most stellar piece of writing that I have ever read by Lisa Kleypas. I was rather disappointed in it and only gave it three stars. So, I'm sure you can understand my caution with Lady Sophia's Lover.

Another reason I was cautious was the revenge plot. I hate revenge plots. Hate them! So, I was anxious about how this would affect my enjoyment of the novel. However, not far into the book, the revenge
Anna D.
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-gap, hr
The first half or a little more than half of this book was just wonderful. I admired Sophia’s very practical sensibilities. She is a strong heroine who maintains her femininity yet she’s also able to work with the best of them. She’s a good cook, can handle herself in running a home, she did a good job with her office work at the Bow Street, and can hold her own at the market with the sellers and fishmongers. She’s also not a simpering miss when it comes to being intimate with a man. Ross was an ...more
Océano de libros
Sophia Sydney tiene un objetivo claro y es vengar la muerte de su hermano John es por ello que se infiltrará en la vida del causante de su desgracia que no es otro que el magistrado y jefe de la policía Ross Cannon. Su objetivo será seducirlo y romper su corazón y acabar con su carrera. Pero su meta no será fácil de alcanzar ya que el frío hombre esconde secretos que la harán cambiar de actitud y empezar a sentir algo por él. Un hombre que se mantiene en celibato desde que su mujer falleció; esa ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Esta entrega me gustó mucho más que la primera.
Me encanto cómo se desarrolla la historia, empezando con la "venganza" planeada que terminó con un bello romance. Nuestro protagonista es punto y aparte, además es de esos personajes que van cambiando con el ritmo de la historia, dejando un buen sabor.
Ahora habrá que conocer la entrega #3, que su protagonista me dejó con muchas dudas...
Inshirah Kamal
Aug 16, 2017 rated it liked it
“There are two things a man should never do,
— keep a woman waiting,
and claim to understand her.”
Regan Walker
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: victorian
Sir Ross Falls Prey to a Scheming Woman...

This is book 2 in the Bow Street Runners trilogy. Set in the late Regency era/early Victorian period (we have no date till book 3), this one features the head of the Bow Street runners, Sir Ross Cannon, who has been celibate since the death of his young wife years earlier.

Lady Sophia Sydney intends to seduce the unattainable Sir Ross for her revenge because of the death of her brother, John, on a prison ship--a death she blames on Sir Ross. Sophia manage
I thought that this was going to be a 5 star book, but it was not! When I read what this book was about I loved the story line. I loved Sir Ross Cannon from what we knew about him from the previous book "Someone To Watch Over Me". I just knew his story would be fantastic. I mean, here we have this man who never smiles, is so serious all the time, is a workaholic, is a widower, and does not sleep around. As a matter of fact, he has not had sex in 3 years.

Then we meet Sophia. She is out to seek r
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow I mean really WOW
Jan 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Aku pasti sdh lama tdk tidur dg perempuan. [image error]
Itu yg muncul di pikiran Sir Ross Cannon saat merasakan ketertarikan yg tdk biasa pd Sophia, yg melamar kerja sbg asisten pribadi dan hosekeeper di Bow Street.
Selesai buku 1 yg menggambarkan Ross pertapa yg dingin dan tdk tersentuh nafsu duniawi, Ross disini yup ! Membara !

Berniat membalaskan dendam atas kematian adik nya yg menurut Sophia disebabkan oleh Ross,dia berniat memikat,merayu dan membuat skandal hingga menjatuhkan Ross di karir n
Carol Storm
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Back in the Dark Ages, before Goodreads, America On Line used to have romance chats every Tuesday night. In those days I used to hang out with all kinds of incredible, generous, crazy romance fans, and one of them (I'm talking about you Amy, where ever you are!) was nice enough to send me a copy of LADY SOPHIA'S LOVER by Lisa Kleypas. At that time the only historical authors I knew well were old standbys like Mary Balogh, Jo Beverley, and Bertrice Small. Reading this book absolutely blew my mind ...more
Jun 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kleypas
MUCH better than the first Bow Street Runners book. Ross is a pretty awesome hero. He falls fast and hard for Sophia. He was willing to change his habits and his life for her. It was very sweet.

The little Nick Gentry twist was interesting. I was very annoyed Sophia and her nerve with asking Ross to overlook what Gentry had done. Asking him to compromise his life's work for her was not cool. I think this is the reason the book did not get 5 stars for me. Ross would have done anything for her but
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lady Sophia wants to avenge her brother's death, which she believes was caused by Sir Ross Cannon, a powerful magistrate. Her plan is to seduce him and then break his heart. However, she once she meets Ross, she sees that he is different than what she expected. There are a couple of twists in this story, which I had figured out before they were revealed. The story was fast paced, with sensual love scenes and a satisfying ending.
Ivana Azap Feješ
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ross Cannon, the Monk of Bow Street. A Magistrate, a widower, celibate for years. He lives for his work and cannot ever see himself in a relationship, let alone married in the future. But then Sophia Sydney enters his life and turns it upside down. I admired Sophia’s very practical sensibilities. She is a strong heroine who maintains her femininity yet she’s also able to work with the best of them. She’s a good cook, can handle herself in running a home, she did a good job with her office work a ...more
Sep 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-own, 2011-reads

Lady Sophia Sydney has applied for the assistant position at the Bow Street office working under the direct supervision of (The Monk) Sir Ross Cannon. Ross has his qualms about hiring her, but he just can’t seem to resist the beauty, so he makes a compromise and adjusts the position to include some housekeeping as well as administrative duties in the office. The opportunity to be so close to Ross Cannon cannot be passed up by Sophia and so begins the tantalizing and titillating story of Lad
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
For some weird reason this book didn't work for me the way I expected it would. Actually, I did like Sir Ross Cannon. I liked him a lot.
Sophia, on the other hand, started as an interesting character, but that didn't last. Since I like Lisa Kleypas books (mostly), I'll blame my current mood for this and move on. I may even go back to it to give it another chance.
Lady Sophia's Lover is in the it was okay category. This time.
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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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“I hope it hurts,” she said vehemently. “Perhaps that will teach you not to be running about on rooftops! What possessed you to do such a thing?”
Sir Ross gave her a narrow-eyed glance. “For some reason the suspect didn't want to come down to the ground so that I could catch him more easily.”
“Like any man, Ross was aroused more by what was concealed than by what was revealed.” 4 likes
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