Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas

Title: Suddenly You
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon
Number of Pages: 375
Source: My Copy

Bestselling author Lisa Kleypas creates a beguiling story, set in a world where appearance means everything, passion simmers just below the surface, and a respectable Englishwoman is willing to risk scandal for one night of love. 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

All of my review books were boring me to tears, so I decided to go to a trusted author-Lisa Kleypas to break my reading ennui. Alas, it was not to be. Suddenly You had such potential. I loved the beginning. I loved the banter between the hero/heroine.

It had an older heroine, and that is so rare in historical romance that I wanted to read it just because Amanda, the heroine was thirty and knew what she wanted. However, somewhere along the way Lisa Kleypas threw in almost every single trope in the book and the heroine's stubborness to fight her feelings for the hero became annoying instead of endearing.

I'm pretty sure there were a lot of historical inaccuracies in this book as well-but I was too lazy to look stuff up..though I think it's safe to say that there were merchandising stuff based off of books back then-but then again, I might be wrong on that account. It just seemed like the author just kept throwing stuff in left and right just to throw it in. I'm really glad this wasn't the first Lisa Kleypas book I read or I might never had read the Wallflower series, and that would've been a shame!

I don't know why this book annoyed me so much, but it just did. It got to the point where I was eye rolling so much by the last chapter I thought my eyes would roll right out of my head. I really think LK wrote this a contemporary romance and just threw in stuff to make it a historical romance. Too harsh? Maybe a little, but this book just got on my last nerve! I think it might be time for a genre change.