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Como dos extraños

(The Ravenels #4)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  11,400 ratings  ·  1,514 reviews
Cuarta entrega de la serie «Los Ravenel».

Perfecta para todos aquellos aficionados a la narrativo romántica histórica.

Una mujer que desafía a su tiempo.

La doctora Garrett Gibson, la única médico de toda Inglaterra, es tan atrevida e independiente como cualquier hombre, así que ¿por qué no rendirse a los placeres como hacen ellos? Sin embargo, nunca se ha dejado tentar por a
Paperback, 376 pages
Published May 24th 2018 by Ediciones B (first published February 27th 2018)
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R2 D2 It's Ransom and Garrett for Book 4
Pheobe (Gabriel's widowed elder sister and West for Book 5
Cassandra and Sevirin for Book 6 (The last of the series)

It's Ransom and Garrett for Book 4
Pheobe (Gabriel's widowed elder sister and West for Book 5
Cassandra and Sevirin for Book 6 (The last of the series)

Confirmed by Lisa Kleypas in this interview (check for spaces)
http://www.cosmopolitan. com/entertainment/ books/a9261460/lisa-kleypas-interview/(less)
R2 D2 @Natalie-
i hope so too.
Severin does not get along too well with Winterbourne or Devon, and has a reputation to be manipulative, so I do see him being…more
i hope so too.
Severin does not get along too well with Winterbourne or Devon, and has a reputation to be manipulative, so I do see him being Cassandea's love interest. It will give much meat to the story line.(less)
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Penny Reid
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
I'll read anything Lisa Kleypas writes. I love her books.
3.5 stars


This was pretty cute.
Then again, anything from Kleypas usually is, so that's no great surprise, is it? I was surprised that I liked this one quite a bit better than Devil in Spring, though. Then again, I was looking forward to that one, and Hello Stranger...not so much. There wasn't much about Garrett in the past books that got me excited to read her story. It's not as though I disliked her character, but she seemed somewhat dull - not at all like the shiny Pandora! Which was odd consi
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018, 2-stars, hr
Spoilers ahead

Hello Stranger is, in my opinion, the weakest instalment yet in the Ravenel series; which, after finishing it last night and taking a step back to mull over, seems to be an oxymoron in the context of the series.

- No obnoxious behaviour like Kathleen and Devon showed.
- No character transplant of Rhys Winterbourne and Helen’s angelic delicacy that sent me to sleep.
- No ADHD Pandora and Gabriel whose most shocking kink is bondage light.

To make myself understandable (and actually unde

Title: Hello Stranger
Series: The Ravenels #4
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Release date: February 27, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

Lisa Kleypas writes in a way that reminds me why I fell in love with reading romance. There was a simplicity to the story, while her way of expressing it was anything but. There were so many times I just stopped and stared at the eloquence of her beautifully descriptive writing, because it was just too good to not savor. I've read almost all of her b
Avid Booker
Feb 28, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Gibson is gonna be with Severin.... I'll be livid if she's not. But lmaoo from the last I know she's gonna be with Ransom....

LOL "High functioning Sociopath" that explains Severin alright
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
This woman owned the sum of him, his tenderness and violence, everything good or bad.

*dreamy sigh*

I am not typically a reader that enjoys the instant connection and road to love that was shared between Garrett and Ransom, but boy did it ever work for me here. I can't even tell you why. I think it was a combination of several things, starting from wonderfully crafted and multilayered characters and ending with an engaging story and swoony romance. Whatever the case

Garret is a the first female doctor in London who talks endlessly about how independent and strong she is. Then, she meets Ethan and it's over. She throws herself at this guy so shamelessly that feminists everywhere gave a giant embarrassed groan. She literally begged this guy to kiss her. And, I'm using the word literally correctly in that sentence. That's how bad it was!

Aw, maybe that's what happened. Did you try running it under hot water?

I really didn't like Garret all that much except when
Sonya Heaney
My original "review" is at the bottom.

Originally posted HERE .

Hello Stranger, the fourth instalment in Lisa Kleypas’ Ravenels series, is a highly anticipated read for many. Garrett, England’s first female doctor, and Ethan, mysterious and with curious ties to the Ravenel family, have been background characters in the past two books.

This is a book that builds and builds. The two characters have met a few times before the story begins, but there’s not a lot of background you’ll be missing out on
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I was afraid to start this book… many of my friends didn’t liked it and I didn’t like very much the previous books, so you can understand my fear…

But, since the first pages I was happy to have started it!

Many object to Garrett’s being to forceful with her “tough” and “I’m able to do everything” attitude. I don’t. I liked it!

I liked that she’s a very capable both in her medical profession and her private life. I would have loved to know more about her life in France!

The same can be said about Eth
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(2.5 stars) Well, darn. I think it's official. I'm divorcing Lisa Kleypas. She's almost batting 0 for me in her latest Ravenel series, none of which are better than 3-star books, IMO. Even this one, which I had high hopes for, turned out to be a dud, with its slight romance of two underdeveloped characters mixed with a whole lot of historical information dumping. The H/h relationship doesn't develop. It just is. They decide early on they want each other and mostly ineffectually fight the sexual ...more
Geri Reads
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“She was sunlight and steel, spun into a substance he’d never encountered before.”

One of the things I love Lisa Kleypas' books is how vividly written her characters are especially her heroines. In Hello, Stranger, we see Garrett Gibson, the first female physician in England and Ethan Ransom, former detective of the Scotland Yard and current spy fall in love. It was glorious.

I liked their banter and how their relationship progressed. Garrett was intrigued by Ransom but was also suspicious a
How do you know when a book (or in this case, a series) is a keeper?

*When you've finished the book and you have no desire to read anything else.

* When you find yourself thinking about it and reliving all the best parts.

*When you're dying to start reading the series all over again but then your brain tells you 'No, you have plenty of books to read on the TBR pile--just leave it be.'

*When you realize that you havent't read any historicals in the past year except ones written by Lisa Kleypas, and y
Ms. Smartarse
Garret Gibson is a strong independent woman who can stand her ground. As the only female doctor in 1870s England, she's seen her fair share of blood and gore. Aaaand... she has studied self defense with the best fencing master London has to offer.

So really, she'd thank Ethan Ransom to not stick his handsome nose in her business. Granted, his remark about her "civilized" fighting style not being adequate to fend off drunken lechers does have some merit... but other than that: how dare he?!

pamper me
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
“I’ve always loved you. If I could choose my fate, I’d never be parted from you. Acushla… pulse of my heart, breath of my soul… there’s nothing on this earth more fair and fine than you. Your shadow on the ground is sunlight to me.”

Hello Stranger reminds me of all the reasons why I love and read romance. I FINALLY have a winner from the Ravenels series. Ethan was literally fighting Cam for the #1 spot in my heart. This book was not perfect; there was one thing that bothered me (nothing to do w
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I loved this book! I have been a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas for a long time but for some reason I haven't read a lot of her work during the past few years. I can see now that this has been a big mistake on my part and that I should have made time for the Ravenels series because this was oh so good. I loved it on the first page, the last page, and all the pages in between.

The characters in this book were amazing. Dr. Garrett Gibson was
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lisa Kleypas Fans, Historical, Romance
4.5 Upheaval and Follow Through Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free-UPDATE: The 2019 Fresh Fiction Awards- Winner Historical Romance
2018 Best Romance Semifinal Round Nominee
I have been so fortunate to have read many of these Semifinalists. If this review helps in deciding your voting choice, then I have done my job. Happy Reading

I have been a fortunate reader. When I started my reading of this series almost all of the books were published. I was able to know for sure I would h
Kat Valentine
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome romance!!! Hello Stranger is the 4th book in the ravenel series and it's Garrett and Ethan's book. Garrett is a woman phycian and Ethan is a spymaster,how can two such different people fall in love? Between the passion,suspense and intrigue in back streets and alleys these two such different people will find a passion and love that can last a lifetime! Lisa Kleypas is a awesome storyteller and one of the best romance writers,I love her characters and this series is one of my very favorit ...more
Mandi Schreiner
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
“I was taught that satisfying a woman propery should take at least as long as making dough for bread.”

Garrett writhed helplessly. “How long is that?”

“You don’t know?” he asked, amused.

“No, I can’t cook.”

I read the Publishers Weekly’s review of this book a few weeks ago, which pretty much slams it as a silly, non-plausible book and laughs it off. It made me have a scrunchy face and then I entered this book with trepidation. But I ended up really liking this one – so take that, PW! Now let me say,
Stacey is Sassy

Book world confession time…again.

I hope hubby doesn’t see this review. I’ve been blaming…using him as a scapegoat…taking advantage of his guilt for too long now. It’s time I owned up to my deceit.

I use my hubby’s snoring as an excuse to read more…

Well, there you have it. Now that the burden has been removed I can go on with my life.

You may laugh, but that burden has been weighing on me for quite a while now. See, hubby snores sometimes. If I’m lucky, I can turn him over, stop the snoring, and ge
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one. Didn't know there was an Irish connection prior to starting it so was pleasantly surprised when I came across it. You know me. If "the Irish" is not done right, I can be a bit of a bitch about it. One or two things were not quite right ... missing "síne fada" on the odd word but, overall, well done. Or as they would say in Ireland, "an mhaith"! See, I can be nice about "the Irish" in books ... sometimes.

Nowadays having an Irish brogue is the surest way to have a door slammed
This was a disappointment. Maybe my expectations were to high??

I needed more of a romantic/emotional connection between Ethan and Garrett, not just the sexual pull/attractions.

Way too much medical details.

Something was missing and not sure what.

Slow start.

Needed a little more for the ending.

Sammy Loves Books
Surprise!! There is another Ravenel, and he's a total badass!!

“You wanted to find out how much I could make you feel. You wanted to know what it was like to lose yourself in passion, and find yourself safe in my arms afterward. Now Iʹm here, and Iʹm going to love you with everything I have in me.”


“The first moment I saw you, I knew you were my share of the world. Iʹve always loved you. If I could choose my fate, Iʹd never be parted from you. Acushla ... pulse of my heart, breath of my soul
Lover of Romance
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

Hello Stranger is the fourth installment of this stunning series by a classic romance author, Lisa Kleypas. I will say that I viewed this story with some apprehension, not knowing if I would love it but with her usual flair....I did fall in love with this story and why do I doubt this author?? I have no clue, probably because I haven't loved all the heroines in this series so far so I was most nervous about our heroine in this book. And eve
“My dear love,” she whispered, all of you is the good parts.”

Ok so I enjoyed this overall better than Devil in Spring. Some things still fell short but some things I enjoyed too.

First the good part. For a heroine, Garrett Gibson surprised me. I was expecting to not like her given how she kept rubbing me the wrong way in the previous book and the heavy overdone cliches that kept being hinted at to make this character a staunchly “modern” independent Victorian heroine. But thankfully, didn’t ha
2.5 stars

The only thing keeping me from rating it lower is the appearance of West Ravenel towards the end. I'm very happy to see he gets his own book next! But this book was disappointing otherwise - the characters/romance/plot are all a bit bland. Sad coming from an author who has written my favorite historical romance series (The Hatthaways).
Melanie A.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you meet the right man, the list of things you would never do suddenly becomes much shorter.
SO GOOD! Lisa Kleypas' sense of romance is exactly mine. This book was such a joy to read . . . well listen to. And I did it twice because this happened:

1st read: Aug 2018
Audio 5+ STARS
0-60% 10 STARS :D
60-100% 3 STARS :(

There was definitely some serious mood reading going on, lol.

2nd read: Nov 2018
Audio 5+ STARS
0-60% 5 STARS
60-100% 4.5 STARS

I have NOTHING but wonderful things to say
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I'm finding it hard to find fault with this series. I have truly enjoyed each and every one of them from start to finish. Lisa Kleypas writing is wonderful. Her words just flow and before you know it you are wrapped up in a beautiful story.

I'm not sure who I loved more, the hero or the heroine. I found them to be evenly matched. Each of them fighting for control of things.

Ethan Ransom was dangerous, sexy and I dare say sweet. And Garrett Gibson was a determined woman who by her own confession
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, historical, arc
This book gave me such happy feelings, Garett and Ethan made me extremely soft and sappy with their story!!

Firstly I want to mention that Lisa Kleypas writes very beautiful, she makes everything vivid. Her writing is also has this lyrical quality that makes historicals also seem very fairytale like which I love. She often writes heroes/heroines in romance that are not from nobility or what you consider to be nobility. I have honestly loved all the books in this series even though all the stories
Jacqueline's Reads
4 Stars for E-BOOK / 5 Stars for AUDIO Version

I’ve done the audio version for 3 out of the 4 books in the series and I will 100% attest to the fact the audio version is far superior than the ebook. It’s like basically listening to a movie. Mary Jane Wells BEST historical romance narrator. She can act, she does WONDERFUL voice transitions and she can do more than one version of male and female voices. When I’m done listening to one of her books I can still hear her voice in head.

If you are ever o
Pj Ausdenmore
This is the deeply romantic Lisa Kleypas storytelling that I fell in love with years ago. From beginning to end, it's my favorite book so far in The Ravenels series.

I wasn't sure what to expect of Garrett. In previous books we're shown a no-nonsense doctor who hasn't much of a life outside of her career but she really evolves in this book. I enjoyed watching her transition as she begins to embrace her emotional side without sacrificing any of the strength in her straight-forward, scientific, med
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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.

Other books in the series

The Ravenels (6 books)
  • Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels, #1)
  • Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, #2)
  • Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3)
  • Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels, #5)
  • Chasing Cassandra (The Ravenels, #6)
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