I think I may have found a new favorite Lisa Kleypas hero to love and adore. This is classic Kleypas at her finest!
I've been desperately waiting to reI think I may have found a new favorite Lisa Kleypas hero to love and adore. This is classic Kleypas at her finest!
I've been desperately waiting to read Marrying Winterborne and it certainly did not disappoint! This book felt like Kleypas in her Wallflowers/Hathaways era and I absolutely loved it. I found a lot of similarities between Rhys Winterborne and many her previous heroes from Simon Hunt and Marcus/Westcliff to Cam Rohan and Harry Rutledge. My goodness! You wouldn't have thought Winterborne had any romantic bone in his body but he absolutely does for Helen. Not to mention Helen also reminded me of Sarah Fielding from Dreaming of You. I don't even know where to begin and what I loved most about this book. The longing and yearning between these two was to die for! And their first time together? It was so bloody romantic, sensual, and breathtaking.
To be honest, I actually did not expect this book to turn out the way it did. I thought it would have gone somewhat similar to Poppy and Harry's story in Tempt Me at Twilight but it didn't. It was so much better. The fact that Helen made Winterborne WAIT to marry her was the absolute icing on the cake! Lots of angst and secret sexy times between the two. *winks* The fact that they were constantly longing to see each other... and those kisses! Let's just say Rhys can certainly kiss. Compared to his previous attitude towards Helen in Cold-Hearted Rake, Winterborne has changed for the better and it's because of Helen for she gave more meaning to his life, heart, and soul.
While I was somewhat exasperated by the whole elaborate "drama" between Rhys and his resentment towards this certain individual as well as Helen's constant struggle over her secret, I really loved this book and thought it was amazing. I adored the courtship between Winterborne and his beloved Helen. Kathleen and Devon also made an appearance and we get to see what happens to them.
In any case, I absolutely can't wait for Pandora and Gabriel's book in Devil in Spring because how can you not be excited to read about Devil in Winter's Evie and Sebastian's son?! And with Pandora?! HOW. I'm rather shocked because I never would've expected to read her book next. Compared to Cassandra who is a romantic, she was so adamant about not marrying and had such a cynical view towards kissing and romance! Here's to also hoping that Kleypas will write books for West, Cassandra, and Dr. Gibson. They all deserve their own stories and love interests, that's for sure!...more
Despite being a Lisa Kleypas fan for many years (since 2010!), I've always had misconceptions about this b* * * This review may contain spoilers * * *
Despite being a Lisa Kleypas fan for many years (since 2010!), I've always had misconceptions about this book. Until now. I mean come on, the title of the book threw me off. That'll teach me never to judge a book by its title... haha. Although I do actually get why Kleypas decided to title her story that now. I still can't believe it took me so long to read this book since I've read Blue Eyed Devil and Smooth Talking Stranger before and loved it. Better late than never! Alright, time to get this show on the road.
GAGE TRAVIS. You sly devil! He was such a jerk to Liberty in the beginning. However, everything changed the night he had a fever and she decided to go over to his apartment and nurse him back to health. The chemistry between Gage and Liberty was absolutely amazing. I honestly wished Kleypas had focused more on their romance instead of Liberty's entire life, family, and friends. I wouldn't have minded if the book was longer because of that. His love for Liberty was inspiring and I just loved how he claimed her as his once Hardy showed up in her life again. In addition, he was such a sweetheart and I adored his relationship with Carrington, Liberty's sister.
LIBERTY JONES. She was such a strong heroine and I definitely commend her for all the hardships she had to go through. Especially after her mom died and she basically had to become the head of the family and a "mom" to Carrington. Her relationship with Hardy was so... heartbreaking. I hated what he did to her and his betrayal broke my heart and Liberty's. It's been a long time, but I'm sure Liberty forgave him in the sequel? At least, I hope so! I should probably read it.
The ending and epilogue literally had my heart soaring. It was so touching and beautiful! Liberty finally got the family and the ending she had always wished for PLUS the amazing man to boot. All in all, I thought Sugar Daddy was one of the most beautiful books I've ever read and Lisa Kleypas definitely didn't let me down. If you've never ever read any of her books before, shame on you! You should start doing so now! ...more