Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review- Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas


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 Delvin′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 not a big historical romance reader. I have read a few series but its hardly a genre I read regularly. What I am though, is a Lisa Kleypas reader. She writes beautiful, intimate romance with heroes which thoroughly make you swoon. Suddenly You was just as fabulous of a book. It is a stand alone.

Novelist Amanda Briars has her 30th birthday approaching. She doesn't want to remain a virgin so she decides to gift herself a man as there is no chance of her getting married now that she is a spinster. And so she decides to hire a prostitute. What she gets though, is handsome, irresistible Jack Devlin. I really liked Amanda. She was a very practical person who just wanted to experience all things in life.

Jack Devlin in enchanted by Amanda since the moment he lays eyes on her. He knows Amanda is too good for him. He is a cast-off son of a nobleman with a jaded view on life. He is a notorious businessman who wants to hire Amanda to write for his publication house. But when he meets Amanda he is thoroughly smitten.

Amanda and Jack decide to have an affair. Jack wants to get Amanda out of his system and Amanda just wants to enjoy the time, little as that may be with Jack. Like all of Lisa Kleypas' romances this one was just as beautiful. The intimate scenes between Jack and Amanda were flawless. Their romance burns and they have great chemistry. Their banter, their talks, everything binds them tighter. Seeing an older woman younger man romance in historical was another pleasant surprise.

Jack has no intentions of marrying or having children ever but when circumstances force Amanda and Jack together he finds unexpected fulfillment and satisfaction in their married life. I loved seeing Jack and Amanda fall head over heels in love for each other. The genre hardly matters. A true love story is a true love story and romance is romance. You have not experienced true romance till you've read a Lisa Kleypas one.


  1. Thanks for such a great review! Will try this one

  2. I haven't heard of this book before but the concept does sound pretty intriguing - beautiful cover as well! I'm really glad you could enjoy if <3 Benish| Feminist Reflections

  3. I can't agree more, Lisa Kleypas does deliver romance. I don't read a lot of books that are strictly romance, but I enjoy the occasional one, especially in the summer and at the holidays. Thank you for your review. I need some more standalones on my TBR.


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