Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review: When Strangers Marry by Lisa Kleypas

When Strangers Marry (Vallerands, #1)When Strangers Marry by Lisa Kleypas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The particulars: Historical Romance, Avon, available as e-book

The review:

The blurb:

Lysette buried her face against Max's throat. "But he's going to take me away. Don't let him, don't -- " "You're not going anywhere," Max interrupted. "Calm yourself, Lysette. It's not good for you to become excited." His possessiveness made her strangely giddy. As far as he was concerned, she was his, and no one was going to take her away from him. Max stared at Etienne. His voice was soft, but it contained a note that chilled Lysette's blood. "If you so much as disarrange a hair on her head, I'll tear you apart." Lysette couldn't believe it, but she didn't care about her ruined reputation. The only thing that mattered was that she wouldn't have to marry Etienne.

My impressions:

This was one of the first romance novel I bought in English. I loved it then, and I love it now. It isn't the most gripping romance novel, and it is probably a bit dated since it is almost 20 years old. But, I just love reading about Maximilien's and Lysette's whirlwind romance. It is set in New Orleans, against a backdrop of change and intrigues. No matter how many time I have read it, the story sucks me in. The plot has enough twists to keep up my interest, but what makes me coming back again and again is the characters. The characters is a part of the era, but it feels logical.

I think it is out of print, but if you finds it in the library, grab a copy!

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