Lisa Kleypas ç 1 REVIEWThis is a eview of the audiobookThe 2000 paperback publication has long been one of my favorite Lisa Kleypas books and I can see the hero Zachary Bronson as the archetype for so many other Kleypas heroes to come a ough self made man with endless determination to get what he wants and he wants Lady Holland Taylor Talk about a man in pursuit Only here he is set in an era where dukes uled the day and He Is Alas Without Anything is alas without anything a title But that is not deterring him One of my favorite early scenes is between Zachary Holly I suspect if someone were drowning in uicksand you would extort all manner
Of Promises Before Throwing Himpromises before throwing him ope He shrugged philosophically My sweet that s the entire point of having the ope Needless to say I was a tad worried about listening to it via audio but my fears never took flight Rosalyn Landor does a great job of bringing this book to life her narration is spot on for Lady Holly and the scene stealing little Rose Holly s button obsessed daughter Ms Landor s voice is than acceptable for the large ough masculine Bronson Even her gasps during the love scenes are perfectly paced Marchesa Marianna Florenzi by artist Heinrich Maria von Hess 1824 While not the sexy sumptuous ed evening gown that devilish Zachary commissions to entice the widow Lady Holly into making her entrance out of her extended mourning the above may be one he has designed later in winter when he wants to keep her safe and warm The background could depict the entrance to the garden where the delicious epilogue takes place While ZB has no taste in architecture his gardens are beautiful Plus the face and expression on this model with her secret smile are what I envision when I think of Kleypas shy patient heroine who is the epitome of a gentle lady seduced by a dangerous ogue 5 stars Historical RomanceThis is a beautiful poignant omance and Zachary Bronson s longing for a life of love and acceptance with Lady Holly is achingly sad and touching It s a eal treasure and another Lisa Kleypas 5 star favoritekeeper 4 STARSI will ead anything Lisa Kleypas writes AnythingThis was a great story filled with the angst of loss and despair hope and enduring love Holly Taylor couldn t imagine loving again let alone loving than she did her late husband At first I was irritated with Holly and her self sacrifice to uphold propriety but as the story progressed I ealized what she was doing I can t even imagine living in a time where you e told how to feel act grieve and love But Zachary Bronson was uite possibly the most unlikely of men to win Holly s heart and eading how he did it was beautiful There were uite a few scenes that had me twisted inside out Zachary s behaviorview spoilerwhen he thought Holly was dying slaye. Zachary Bronson has built an empire of wealth and power Now he is seeking a wife to help secure his position in the ton as well as warm his bed in private But not just any woman will do for one of London's most notorious ake. .
D me His anguish and utter devastation to the possibility of losing her was heartbreaking hide spoiler I have to say it was very hard for me to ate this book There were parts I loved making me want to give it a 4 and parts that I hated making me want to give it a 3 or less Ultimately I had to go with my instincts and go with the 3 Let me tell you whyWhat I LovedIn general I loved this book Absolutely loved it I loved the concept and for the most part the way that Lisa Kleypas built the story I loved the characters with the exception of one and I eally did want to see them happy Zachary Bronson is in a word perfect Gorgeous intelligent strong protective loving generous honorable and sexual How could you not want him I honestly don t understand how Holly esisted the man for so long And on top of all that he was completely in love with her daughter He s loving gentle and kind to his family in love with you and your daughter and you e going to leave him WhaaaaRose was utterly adorable the cutest little girl ever and I loved how Zach
Always Got Her Newgot her new for her button string Elizabeth and Paula were awesome too and I loved that Elizabeth and Jason Somers found love with
each other I just wish that there was some of the book from their points of viewother I just wish that there was some of the book from their points of view that I could have seen their love developWhat I Didn t LikeIt took me until about page 300 to start liking Holly and there is one eason it took so long and this eason is why I ated the book a 3 It was the fact that Holly was constantly comparing everything and everyone to her dead husband George Now I can accept a certain amount of grief and mourning as is to be expected when you lose someone you love However I could not handle the fact that George s damn name was mentioned on every fucking page What would George do Would George approve of this How would George feel about me kissing Zachary Oh dear I can t have feelings for Zach because he s not like George Holly you can t do that because George never would have wanted you to do that Blah blah blah And this happened on almost every page for the great majority of the book It got to be very tiresome to the point that I felt no inclination to even ead
the book i eally would have loved hollybook I eally would have loved Holly not for the constant George mentions And the fact that they occurred up until about page 300 when there is 373 pages in the book is a bit idiculousSo yes in general I eally did like this book Will I ead it again Probably not Will I pine for Zachary wishing and hoping to have him as my own Most likely Will I ever get over this George thing Never Will I ead of Lisa Kleypas s novels Definitely Here s to hoping that the next one I ead is a much better experience for me Recently I asked a few goodreads friends to help S When he meets Lady Holly Taylor he surrenders to the temptation to take her in his arms and kiss her Yet he's pleasantly surprised to discover her fierce passions match his ownLady Holly Taylor is destined to spend her life. .
E out with some ecommendations for something light with some sexy times in it and if possible a good audiobook version to go along with the ebook Let s just say they did not fail me I got some great ecommends and this was one of themThis is my first Lisa Kleypas novel and I enjoyed it so much I m sure it won t be my last The build of sexual tension was so good and even the storyline was eally
enjoyable Mr Bronson is new to the aristocracy he has aMr Bronson is new to the aristocracy he has a of money but not the manners a true gentleman needs for society Lady Holly is a widow still very much in love with the memory of a man who died three years ago In a chance meeting in the dark Mr Bronson mistakes her for the Lady he has arranged a liaison with and before he ealizes the mistake he has kissed her and ignited something neither one was expecting Now he just has to figure out how to claim her and make her his own It was a special agony to be placed under the power of a virtuous woman The only consolation was that she didn t seem to understand how completely he was in her thrall Lady Holly ends up in Bronson s home to teach manners and etiuette to his sister mother and himself in an attempt to help them be accepted into society and find good matches The Bronson s are a fun lot and even though it isn t like living with her husband s family Holly finds that there is a place for her there There is even a growing attraction to Bronson that she can t denyWhile I liked Holly from the beginning it took a little time to eally start to appreciate and like Zachary Bronson He has some tomcatting and debaucherious ways about him in the beginning of the book that detracted from his likability He is overly generous to those he cares about with his money but it took a little time for him to
DISCOVER THAT HE WASN T HAPPY FREUENTING WHORE HOUSESthat he wasn t happy freuenting whore houses such when he cared for the very innocent Lady Holly living beneath his oof I especially loved how kind and attentive he was to Lady Holly s child Rose Rose is freaking adorable by the way What is that Miss Rose My button string The child let some of the length fall to the ground displaying a line of carefully strung buttonspicture buttons etched with flowers fruit
Or Butterflies Ones Made Of Molded Blackbutterflies ones made of molded black and a few of painted enamel and paper This one is my perfume button Rose said proudly fingering a large one with velvet backing She lifted it to her nose and inhaled deeply Mama puts her perfume on it for me to make it smell nice Sure this has some of the things that most Historical Romances do A ake of a man is tamed by a virtuous woman but this also incorporated the difference in classes and how the Ton didn t take well to new blood without aristocratic lineage coming into their anks Definitely an enjoyable omance. Playing by society's ules even when they go against her bolder instincts But Zachary's kiss arouses her and though his shocking offer doesn't include marriage she is compelled to isk everything for the most forbidden passi.