Monday, February 27

Finally...

Finally, a Lisa Kleypas that lives up to the expectations of Dreaming of You. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I like it and it may even be better than DOY. Is that possible?

Evie and Sebastian are well matched right from the first page. I was half expecting Evie to be to shy a character, but she holds her own with the scoundrel. Their banter and dialogue is splendid, the story moves and isn't bogged down through all the little twists and turns it takes.

Lisa Kleypas is an author that falls into the hit or miss category for me. I either thoroughly enjoy them or am left disappointed the book didn't reach it's full potential. This one lives up to it's potential and then some. Yeah--happy dance time.

I can honestly say... This is my Favorite new book of the year. Makes me wonder where the last one in the series will be going. I'll have to check out her website.

Have a good one, and happy reading.

Tara

12 comments:

Alyssa said...

I really need to pull the first one in the series off my shelf and read it so I can get to this one.

Kristie (J) said...

I just said pretty much the same thing!!! Finally, finally, finally after all these years of waiting and coming close a few times - she's finally matched Dreaming of You.
THIS is what we all have been waiting for!!!
Squeeee! *head thrown back in excitement* I join you in your happy dance!!!

sybil said...

Isn't it amazing how great it was? I have to say I was scared because I wanted to read it SO much.

But it was just perfect. The only thing I would change is how much Cam is in it since she changed her mind about him being the hero in the second. Because you do like him so much. Well and the set back ;).

Tara Marie said...

Alyssa, for me this was by far the best of the 3 from this series, I'm hoping the last is as good as this one.

Kristie & Sybil, happy dance good book, can't beat that!!

Bookwormom said...

Question- Do you have to read the others to fully understand this one? I've not read a Kleypas in a while & don't have the others.

CindyS said...

Damn, should I read the Autumn book first then?

CindyS

sybil said...

You don't HAVE too. And I do have to say I wonder how well it would stand up with a reader who goes in cold.

BUT I do think a reader would love it more, if they were all read in order.

ReneeW said...

Yay! So glad to hear this and I can't wait. I read the Summer book and didn't really like it. But have the Autumn book to read next (from you I think).

Now I really want to know how you read so fast!

Tara Marie said...

Amanda, Sybil & Cindy--Sybil is probably right...you don't really need to read the first 2, like Renee I didn't like the "Summer" book, but some people did. You might want to skim them to get an idea about the different "wallflowers", but you could probably read them out of order.

Renee--I think we were in the minority, but I didn't like it either.

Kristie (J) said...

But of course it would be even better still if you were to read Dreaming of You first! There are a number of references to Craven's in the book and unless you've read DOY you don't get a full appreciation of what Sebastien is trying to do.
Cindy - you can't resist much longer :)

Tara Marie said...

Kristie--so right, several references to Craven's and of course, no one should miss DOY--LOL.

Tara Marie said...

I just realized I didn't like "Summer" or "Autumn"--LOL. I really am Kleypas hit or miss...