donderdag 24 maart 2016

Lisa Kleypas - Cold-Hearted Rake

The first in a new series, published October 27, 2015.
Genre: historical romance
Cover: nice colors but the heroine wears black

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A twist of fate…
Devon Ravenel, London s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl s three innocent sisters are still occupying the house along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.
A clash of wills…
Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skilfully erotic seduction, only one question remains: Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she s ever known?"

I've been hoping that Lisa Kleypas would abandon her contemporary romances with magic in them, and go back to writing historical romances, as I really did not like them. But alas, now she has done so, and I don't like this book, at all. I fear she has lost her touch with writing other types of books.

I did not like Devon and how he treated Kathleen, and I did not like Kathleen enough to warm up to her. I did like his brother West, and I am curious about the next book, but not enough to buy it. For me, Lisa Kleypas has fallen of my auto buy author list. I will gladly re-read her older historical romances, as those are amazing, but she has not enchanted me for the last 6 years.

4 stars out of 10.

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© 2016 Reviews by Aurian

8 opmerkingen:

  1. I liked this one but didn't love it!! Although I really enjoyed her CR travis series though. But her older historical's are phenomenal. I am hoping that the second book will be a improvement.Many times when authors transition from genres like this, it can take a little while to get back to their groove. I hope this is the case with Kleypas. But I agree that this didn't have the same feel to it as her older books did.

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it Lover of Romance, and I hope the next book gets that special vibe back.

  2. I'm really sorry to hear this! I love her 'old' historical romances. I didn't know that her 'new' books weren't as good as her 'old' ones. It's good to know.

  3. That's a pity. I haven't bought it, too expensive, so I'm glad you took one for the team, so I won't.

    Back to rereading the classics, then. My favourite is "Dreaming of you"