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by Lisa Kleypas

Why is Lady Sophia looking for a lover?Andcould she seduce the most marriageable man in London?

Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goalâ?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 lush presence tempts him beyond all reason...the way she bends over the table to serve him the meals she has prepared...the way her hands oh, so gentlyâ?yet sensuouslyâ?brush against him. Every night, she promises with her eyesâ?and her bodyâ? that the hours before dawn could be spent in unbridled passion instead of restless sleepâ?if only he'd let her share his bed.

She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might very respectably ask for her hand in marriage...

Are you ready to be seduced by New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Kleypas and her most compelling love story yet?

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ISBN: 0786247304
ISBN13: 978-0786247301
Category: Romance
Subcategory: Historical
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Language: English
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (March 1, 2003)
Pages: 385 pages
ePUB size: 1600 kb
FB2 size: 1244 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 246
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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 manages to get herself hired as his assistant/housekeeper to gain his trust. It is clear from the beginning he wants her in his bed and she wants him, the revenge notwithstanding.

Kleypas tells a good story and has obviously done considerable research into the history of the Bow Street runners. The characters are limited but we learn a great deal about Sophia and her brother John. And a respected thief-taker by the name of Nick Gentry who is the bane of Sir Ross’ existence.

I did like book 1 more than this one and perhaps that’s because this one seemed so similar: a Bow Street guy reluctant to embrace marriage falls for a woman and turns into a doting lover. I liked this heroine less well, too. Both stories are replete with love scenes (one might say too many) and lots of internal dialog. To me they are very different than Kleypas’ Regencies I had previously loved. Still, an entertaining read.

The Bow Street Runners trilogy:

Someone to Watch Over Me
Lady Sophia’s Lover
Worth Any Price
I've always preferred the appeal of a more standard romance novel, with characters from the upper eschalons of society. I didn't love the setting or the characters positions at first. Lisa Kleypas won me over. So I give her kudos for that. I only wish the book would have had more conflict and story between Ross and Sophia instead of relying on sex to fill the pages, especially in the last half, which other readers might love. I want more character building between them. I've come to notice that conflict between her characters is not Kleypas' strength and she still writes an interesting setting and characters you like. I'd just like to root for them to get through more trials to become the characters they can be, so for me something is missing. Also, the charming grandfather appeared in one scene then disappeared from the book, even when they were married at the family estate in one of the strangest, weakest wedding scenes I've ever read. I want the reward of seeing the wedding, not to be told about it in past tense, where Ross refers to her as his fiancee and not his wife. Kind of a mess there. But I liked the story that was there but something was missing. Good characters, weak, almost non-existent conflict between them in a story that uses sex for filler keep this from being a top star read.
This book has a lot of heat between the pages! If you prefer a clean read this is not it.

I loved the story line of the h trying to seek revenge against the Hero but can't get away from the physical tension between the two. With all romantic novels there is always something that happens to make the h and H have a falling out (or what they assume would be a falling out) so of course a secret is kept. The secret is easily guessed as you read through so when this so called secret is first revealed it really isn't as shocking because you know it is coming, thats the only grip i have with the story. Otherwise, it is a very interesting novel and had me interested through the whole thing.
This is a good book, not one of her best, but certainly interesting and enjoyable. The plot was pretty predictable (no spoilers), but I enjoyed the characters, I thought that the heroine manipulated the situation too successfully without enough difficulty....honestly, who makes every man and woman fall for them within a few weeks? Even if the heroine's cooking skills were superior, and then she just sort of capitulates into romance?

The first one in the series is more interesting and the tension between the H/h is better as well, but Ms. Klepas is always a good read!.

Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors, this is not one of my favorite books, but it is still a good story, it just doesn't seem to have the Spark that some of her books have.