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Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Lisa Kleypas

Cold Hearted RakeOccupying the house along with Kathleen Lady Trenear a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's ownA clash of willsKathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to den. 4 starsOkay so here it is A new Historical Romance by my ueen of Historical Romances I'm also a firm supporter and believer of her Contemporaries but yeah The Historicals right I loved this story not necessarily because it was spectacular or breath taking but because this is the second opportunity this year where Lisa Kleypas takes us on a ride to her romance land again And from the oil rich high society in Joe's Brown Eyed Girl we come to Hampshire the motherland of the Hathaways and Lord Westcliff It's not necessary to summarise a detailed plot since it's a fairly simple formula Cold hearted Rake Devon inherits an earldom and has to take on the responsibility of a title with all it entails being in debt The widow of the late earl Kathleen doesn't want Devon to interfere and to leave her and her three sisters in law alone Huh think again Kathleen The story doesn't start off very smoothly since there's a lot of tension between Kathleen and Devon Both hate each other uite fiercely and it got to a point where I was suirming in my seat because I feared that it would break any chance for them to develop tender feelings But it turned for the better before I got frustrated so everything was fine And then for the biggest body part of the novel I downright loved it Loved it in a way that reminded me of my dear old favourite author and her characters her narrative voice and her sheer talent when it comes to creating a rounded up well developing story Her humour has developed in a nice way over the last few years with the result being a laid back smooth and simultaneously enticing humour And above all else the secondary characters were what held my interest the most and kept the entertainment level very highWeston He starts off as an overweight drunk who hasn't a care in the world except well his next drink And because this is not the first character in Lisa Kleypas' re­per­toire who starts out as a drunk or nearly drunk I can emphasize that it's a beautifully optimistic process to watch them take a turn for the better Weston turns out to be a funny hardworking man with high scruples and a way of charming himself out of every bad situation I can't wait for his story since there's still much of the cynical man behind the smooth talking comedian and this author certainly knows how to write about those heroes Kathleen's sisters in law were adorable There are the hellion twins Pandora and Cassandra and the slightly older and uiet and demure Helen I connected to them all instantly to both twins with their endearing uirks and their never ending flow of conversation stuff but even a bit to Helen She's shy doesn't talk very much and stands mostly in the background but there are some progresses in this novel where I think that she is really well matched already view spoilerWinterborne and Helen please hide spoiler

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A twist of fateDevon Ravenel London's most wickedly charming rake has just inherited an earldom But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities and than a few surprises His estate is saddled with debt and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still. Lisa Kleypas is back and back in a big way with Cold Hearted Rake her first historical romance in years and it's everything we long time fans have come to expect from her storytelling It's romantic poignant funny and oh so very sexy BlurbA twist of fateDevon Ravenel London's most wickedly charming rake has just inherited an earldom But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities and 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 ownA clash of willsKathleen 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 skillfully erotic seduction only one uestion remainsCan she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever knownMy thoughtsI have to say I was over the moon when I learned Ms Kleypas had teamed up with Avon Books again and would be giving us a new historical romance series Many will agree with me when I say she's easily one of the best romance authors out there and it's stories like Cold Hearted Rake which bear proof of thatDevon is a bastard and I couldn't believe I'd ever come to love him But love him I do He's honorable sexy compassionate but before those things surfaced he had to open his eyes to the world around him to find that he's not the only person who matters Fortunately there was a red haired beauty to help him see the err of his waysKathleen has had it rough but that's only served to make her a strong independent woman; the kind of woman who can stand up to a rake like Devon Ravenel I could be wrong but this might just be the steamiest book Ms Kleypas has written Kathleen and Devon's sexual chemistry sizzled throughout their story and made this one very hot readThe supporting cast Helen Cassandra and Pandora are all ladies needing their stories told and I can't wait to read their happily ever afters Helen is up next and wow Just wow I can already tell her's is going to be one roller coaster ride of a tale An ARC was provided by Avon Books In appreciation I'm giving them an honest review

characters Cold Hearted Rake

characters ¶ Cold Hearted Rake 104 ✓ A twist of fateDevon Ravenel London's most wickedly charming rake has just inherited an earldom But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities and than a few surprises His estate is saddled with debt and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house along witY 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 skillfully erotic seduction only one uestion remainsCan she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known. 35 STARSIt's been a while since LK has written a HR She's among my top 3 fave authors and she writes beautifully I enjoyed this book but I didn't love it If I'm comparing it to other HR books she's written most notably The Wallflowers series then this isn't AS good WhyLet's get the good stuff out of the way The writing was flawless of course The descriptions the emotion the use of proseI enjoyed all that The hero Devon Ravenel was alright He was uite an asshole at the beginning but I like that since it opens up so much room for improvement He did improve but I wasn't always impressed by him When you have previous heroes that slayed me Sebastian St Vincent from Devil in Winter is the most notorious comparing Devon to him was like comparing a dandelion to a rose Really the whole lot of heroes from The Wallflowers series were amazing and memorable For me Devon was okayThe heroine Kathleen was the fiery and independent type She was headstrong and stubborn I don't mind that but I prefer my heroines like Evie from Devil in Winter or Daisy from Scandal in Spring I love the uieter heroines the Unlikely ones the underdogs I love how they accomplish what the stubborn ones do but effortlessly through their strength and merit I became annoyed with Kathleen many times and found her to be abrasive with her remarks As a couple Devon and Kathleen fought too much They weren't as convincing as they could have been The funny thing is I loved Helen and Winterborne Theirs was a secondary story line but the next book is devoted to them They reminded me of Evie and Sebastian Helen's shyness hides a passionate woman desperate for a chance to get out I think Winterborne is the man to help accomplish that with his unpolished nature and hard edges I honestly can't wait for their book Marrying Winterborne and I felt LK's trademark magic with those two as apposed to the main characters Anyways I did like this and am so glad LK is back Even not being a fan of the main characters you can't help but fall in love with the story and how it's written