Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
Publication date: 01 Jan 2001 by Avon
Category: Adult Historical Romance
Keywords: Historical, romance
Format: Mass market paperback, eBook
She was unmarried, untouched and almost thirty, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible, but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream.
Jack Devlin's determination to possess Amanda became greater when she discovered his true identity. But gently bred Amanda craved respectability more than she admitted, while Jack, the cast-off son of a nobleman and London's most notorious businessman, refused to live by society's rules. Yet when fate conspired for them to marry, their worlds collided with a passionate force neither had expected. . . but both soon craved.
I am always a little excited when I find a new to me Kleypas book hidden away at the library. I love her characters and the way she develops them so that they have so much depth and personality. Suddenly You is a hidden gem in her back catalog and I am so glad that I picked it up.
Jack and Amanda are two fantastic and unique characters. I loved that Amanda is so logical and sensible but that it led her to be totally unconventional and forward thinking. Jack is a wonderful hero - a scoundrel with a heart. I love that Jack was attracted to Amanda not only on a physical level but also intellectually. He admires her writing and encourages her to be herself and speak her mind. If like like alpha males, then you will love Jack!
Though their relationship starts off with an incredibly hot encounter, I liked the fact that they don't immediately jump into an affair. Jack and Amanda spend a lot of time talking and getting to know each other. The dialogue between the two is smart, funny, and filled with sexual tension. This is also one of the hottest Lisa Kleypas books I have ever read, with some really creative love scenes.
I closed this book a little giddy and a bit teary eyed. Lisa Kleypas is a master at crafting a believable romance and I really fell in love with Jack and Amanda. Another winner from Lisa Kleypas!