Welcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?)Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, #2) by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels #2
Published by Avon on May 31st 2016
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
A ruthless tycoon
Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better…
A sheltered beauty
Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable… the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…
Marrying Mr. Winterborne
Finally gotten around to writing my review for this because Devil in Spring is finally out and I’m overly excited! Half the reason why I haven’t written a review for this yet is because I seriously love it so much, I don’t know how to express my love it. I’ve been dying for Helen and Rhys’ story since Cold-Hearted Rake where I loved them more than the main couple. This was book was so indulgent and satisfying on so many levels.
Marrying Winterborne on the other hand…
Things I loved in this book:
Helen and Rhys: I loved the chemistry, how their interactions changed each other for the better. It’s magical seeing Rhys go from very cynical to a man who knows how to love. Helen is so sweet, and at first seemingly fragile, but we quickly find out she’s quite the fighter!
“You’re not ruined,” he said gruffly his head still down. “You’re perfect.”
They are sooooo freaking adorable. The book is chalked full of ridiculously swoony moments.
“I’d give my soul for a glimpse of you without your clothes.”
“Don’t joke about that.”
“About seeing you naked? I wasn’t joking.”
“Your soul,” Helen said earnestly. “It’s too important.”
Rhys smiled and stole another kiss from her.
And I love the secondary characters! Pandora and Cassandra, Severin, Dr. Gibson! I seriously love Rhys’ friend Severin though. He just cracks me up with his humour and charm.
“I’ll step outside and wave down a hackney,” Severin said. “We can’t have Winterborne walking outside in all his bare-chested glory or pavement will be cluttered with swooning females.”
And holy crap, can I talk about the sparks that are flying between Severin and Miss Garrett Gibson, MD. I love that Dr. Gibson is a badass female doctor who takes no sass from anyone! I need them to have their own story ASAP.
“Are you physically strong enough for this?” Severin asked Gibson doubtfully.
“Would you like to arm-wrestle?” she offered with such a cool aplomb that Rhys let out a huff of amusement.
“No,” Severin said at once. “I can’t take the chance that you might win.”
Overall, this book reminded me why I love Lisa Kleypas historical romances so much. Wonderful, colourful and endearing characters with a beautiful romance that you can easily invest in. I seriously can’t wait for more.
“You’re so beautiful, I…” His voice drifted away as he stared at her. “Are you really mine?”
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