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Read "Suddenly You" by Lisa Kleypas available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. She was unmarried, untouched and almost. Suddenly You By Lisa Kleypas - FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Editorial Reviews. goudzwaard.info Review. Setting: London Sensuality: 8. Successful novelist Amanda Briars downloads herself a scandalous present to celebrate.
She astonished him by smiling. I want to go inside my house and consult a looking glass. I've always wanted to know what a ravished woman looks like. Just let me hand you the matches. I will definitely be checking out some more of her historical View all 41 comments. Jan 16, edge of bubble rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lately, I've been let down too many times by the romance genre so I chose a tried and loved author to pick up my dragging rating.
A well written romance with enjoyable characters and nice story. My ovaries wants to thank LK! Amanda is about to hit the 30 and she's still a virgin. So, she takes the situation in her hands and gets herself a present for her birthday. Nope, not a Teddy Bear with a strap on like my last unfortunate read, but a man-whore? And she hits Jack -pot! I loved the characters, enjoyed their banter and the build up of their relationship. The background was a bit different than most historical romances, since these were upper-middle class characters.
I don't know if this would be a 5 stars reading experience any other time but fuck that. View all 29 comments. View all 24 comments. Jan 30, Jilly rated it it was amazing Shelves: A new book-boyfriend for me!
He's half Irish, dark hair with blue eyes, loves reading and books, and empowers his woman. I'm going to spoil the hell out of him, and send him to the best schools, and when he comes back from his grand tour, he's going to run Devlin's for me. At least it was a pretty explosion In this book, we have Amanda, a spinster at the age of 30 who is also a pretty popular writer. She decides she doesn't want to die a virgin, so she hires a male "escort" for the evening of her 30th birthday.
Instead, she gets Devlin, a publisher who happens upon her house to try and steal her away from her current publisher to him. In a case of mistaken identity, they have a little slap-and-tickle, but it doesn't exactly go according to plan. I hope she didn't pay him for that Once she realizes her mistake, Amanda has to deal with seeing this not-a-prostitute in social situations since they are both in the same business.
Talk about awkward! Sorry I thought you were a filthy whore. You just looked like a filthy whore. I mean, I was expecting a filthy whore. I'll just go die of embarrassment now. Jack Devlin is sexier than sin. Amanda is funny, innocent, but also smart and pragmatic. I loved both characters and felt like they made a great couple.
Definitely a fun Historical Romance.
View all 14 comments. My Review: What an absolute joy it was to read this book! Jack and Amanda are wonderful characters, in and of themselves, but bring them together and you have magic! I love the way Lisa Kleypas defines and develops her characters, making them larger than life but at the same time keeping them grounded in reality. They may have fancy houses and more money than they can spend in one lifetime, but they always have to deal with the same things we mere mortals do — life. I find that I become easily inv My Review: I find that I become easily invested them, wanting them to have joy, passion and love, and this tells me that she writes people , not just characters.
And her storylines are believable - situations we can, in some way relate to, if not directly than because she knows how to reach us through our shared humanness. I think my favorite thing about Jack and Amada is their independence, each one believing that they could never marry because that would mean giving up control to another person. Yet when they came together, these two fiercely opinionated and independent people, found in each other not the conflicts they had feared, but someone to share their hopes and dreams with.
They helped each other through difficult times and shared in the joy of their triumphs. Can you tell how much I love them? Discovering Lisa Kleypas has been one of the highlights of my reading adventures. View all 54 comments. Amanda Briars is unmarried and about to turn years old.
But, she does not want to reach that age milestone without experiencing carnal love. The next day, a gentleman shows up on her doorstep the very next day. Jack Devlin is a successful publisher, known for printing some racy materia Amanda Briars is unmarried and about to turn years old.
Jack Devlin is a successful publisher, known for printing some racy material. I chose this book because I liked the idea of an older, independent woman in s England. It turned out to be a delightful story as Amanda was smart and talented, Jack an extremely interesting and complicated man. Their first encounter was sensual and their relationship evolved slowly throughout the book.
The banter was clever and funny but the serious moments were just as compelling. This was my first experience with the narrator, Beverley Crick, and I really enjoyed her performance.
Kleypas is one of my favorite authors so I had high expectations that were more than met. The epilogue, however, left me in a really good place. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review View all 9 comments.
View all 4 comments. Reto 39 PopSugar En todo caso, la lectura se disfrut Reto 39 PopSugar Nov 15, Miriam rated it it was ok. If you love someone you cannot help but have sex with them. If you have great sex with someone you must love them. If you love someone it is okay to blackmail them into having sex with you because you are meant to be together. In addition to not agreeing with any of these underlying romantic principles and finding the initial set up entirely implausible, I found the story strangely lacking in tension or conflict.
Still, it was sort of nice to see grown-up, relatively mature and rational characters If you love someone you cannot help but have sex with them. Still, it was sort of nice to see grown-up, relatively mature and rational characters instead of ones who act like hysterical and possibly retarded children, as so many romance protagonists seem to. Nice for them that they got some orgasms and marriage and stuff. Pese a esto, destaco los siguientes temas: La historia entre ellos me ha gustado, pese a ese primer encuentro memorable es de esas relaciones que evolucionan con la historia.
View all 16 comments. Sep 22, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: The heroine in this book is feeling her years too, only she decides to celebrate her birthday by hiring a male prostitute to rid herself of her pesky virginity. That's something I can't say I have ever done, so kudos to her for an original birthday gift to herself, LOL! Jack ends up being quite a bit more then she ordered a 3.
Jack ends up being quite a bit more then she ordered and I enjoyed their relationship. The ending was very surprising for a story that was pretty lighthearted up until that point. Y por eso le voy a subir una estrella. View all 3 comments. Sin embargo, Kleypas es capaz de transformar uno en una obra maestra. Sencillamente asombroso el trasfondo de esta historia.
Jan 22, Alejandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: View 2 comments. I've given this an A- for both narration and content at AudioGals, so that's 4. Crick as the narrator. You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book After my 3rd reading Umm Jack. My re-reading of Judith McNaught books has been a traumatic experience for me. I was like: And, Jack is Funny thing is, when I read it for the 1st time, I was younger than him. LK books tend to do that to me, so did this one.
The Madame, one Mrs. Birthday of Amanda: Is that a God at my door? Zeus, Poseidon Tall, broad, good looking It was a mistake, make him go away! Hell no! And, he knows how to get his way.
WOW, kinda odd but nice to know that.
Hmm, he makes her wanna sigh and feel odd. That Mrs. Bradshaw does have good choice or what! Oh Amanda, I understand. A few days later: She goes there, has some drink, meets some people and hears gossips.
And then, she hears of John T. Devlin, the devilish publisher everyone seem to be jealous of. Oh, huh? Oh, it is. IT IS! Right, he called her beautiful, mhuirnin, peaches but whadda heck is he Two older sisters got married and moved on with their own families.
Future seems quite nice. But, wait a minute!
Hmm, the thought of it makes me rather w Jack wants to print it as a series, oh the horror! Only the depraved, cheapest ones. Oh, I so understand Amanda. Looking at hard, ripping abs can do that to a woman, even if that abs has a gash on it! So, the encounter has some other splendid outcome as well, like Amanda getting an offer of her lifetime. Ah that blockhead! He tells her how Jack saved boys from being beaten, took the beating himself instead and how a few of his loyal friends followed him to London after graduation to help him with his dream; to become a publisher.
She feels for Jack. This scene leads to some conversation that inevitably leads to their first encounter and then Jack getting all emotional and divulging some of his secrets, like how he became a publisher, his school in more details ; also that he was indebted to his father, who never wanted anything to do with Jack, for money, until he repaid it with interests. And, then Amanda gets a through kiss with the invitation for the Christmas party in his town house. Christmas party was fun to read.
And, he wants her bad. I decided then, I adore Amanda too. So, their affair starts; with some conditions such as total discretion and end it sooner than later, before becoming bored with each-other. This leads to a HAWT scene in a shadowy parlor Amanda is a bit worried about their affair.
And, it proves right. Amanda gets to know that the words of their affair reached even in the small town of Windsor. Then, her slipper comes undone and Jack immediately checks on it, while people look at them and titter behind their fans.
Amanda hated it that Jack smelled so much better than any other man she knew. If only she could bottle the essence and pour it on some other man. One Mr. Well, no surprise there! And even after knowing about her condition, Charles proposes her. That guy was honestly a gentleman.
I liked it extremely! And, the way he just jumped to see Amanda. But a little slip from Charles and he got to know what Amanda was keeping a secret from him. Boy oh boy, the scene afterwards And, they marry. The newspapers were already gossiping feverishly about their whirlwind marriage. And then, I was like what? Yah, a gossip column implies that Jack was younger than Amanda. Jack is such a sexy darling!
He nudged his burgeoning loins against her. Good lord! Jack does everything to support her work, asks for her opinions on his own work. He takes her everywhere with him.
I loved these following lines by Jack: His expression was infused with lust and adoration as he lowered his head to kiss her throat, his tongue venturing into the little spaces between the diamonds and round opals. She was on the verge of stepping out as the first woman editor of a journal when it all changed. Amanda lost her baby. Oh, such a sad event! I felt for these two.
I was mad that Amanda pushed Jack away, when he was trying everything to help her, to get her attentions. Jack was clearly lost himself; he couldn't come to terms with the fact that the Amanda he knew might be lost forever. When the sister left, Jack almost begged Amanda to talk to him. I understood her fear that she might not conceive again but why the talk of leaving Jack?
My delicate sensibilities and all that, babe. Anyway, the epilogue was sweet and sigh worthy. And, I finished the book with this feeling of contentment, again. Bravo por estos protagonistas adelantados a su tiempo y que luchan por la igualdad. Maravilloso Jack y maravillosa Amanda. View all 13 comments.
Jun 05, Eastofoz rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Readers who like tastes of Emma Holly with their historicals. Maybe 4. They come to an agreement to have a discreet affair for a certain period of time and you can really feel how much they want to be with each other —aka sizzle city- this is also where those 5 alarm fire sex scenes come in!
View all 23 comments. Oct 01, Heather K dentist in my spare time rated it it was ok Shelves: I had big hopes and dreams for this one because everyone else seems to love it but it felt really cheesy and forced to me. It just didn't bring anything to the table for me personally. I also wasn't in the mood for this type of book when I read it so maybe that was part of the problem. I had really high expectations English or foreign? The questions made Amanda cringe. She felt her face flame until her cheeks prickled, and she wondered if a man would feel this way the first time he visited a bordello.
Fortunately, this bordello was far more discreet and tastefully furnished than she had imagined. There were no shocking paintings or vulgar engravings, and no clients or prostitutes anywhere in sight. A small marble-topped table was positioned neatly beside an Empire sofa adorned with golden dolphin scales. Reaching for a little gold-painted pencil and a tiny notebook perched on the edge of the table, Gemma Bradshaw stared at her expectantly. Just send someone on the evening of my birthday, one week from today.
Bradshaw greatly. The madam was not beautiful, or even pretty, but she possessed a smooth complexion and rich red hair, and a tall, voluptuous body. One of Mrs. It is not often that a woman like you comes to my establishment. I have come to you because it is general knowledge that you are able to provide whatever a client asks for.
Now, I believe that I understand your dilemma quite well, and I will indeed provide an agreeable solution. Tell me this…do you have any preferences as to age and appearance? Any particular likes or dislikes? And not too old. Bradshaw replied, with a glimmer of something in her pretty, dark eyes that looked suspiciously like laughter.
Your secret will be safe, Miss Briars. Chapter 1 Amanda knew exactly why the man on her doorstep was a prostitute. From the moment she had ushered him inside in the manner of someone harboring an escaped convict, he had stared at her in dumbfounded silence. Obviously he lacked the cranial equipment necessary to pursue a more intellectually challenging occupation.
She slammed the door behind him. Now that he was safely concealed from public view, Amanda allowed herself to stare at him thoroughly. Despite his apparent dullness of wit, he was remarkably good-looking. Beautiful, really, if one could apply such a word to an obviously masculine creature.
He was big-framed and lean, with shoulders that seemed to span the width of the front door.
The layers of his gleaming black hair were thick and neatly cut, and his tanned face glowed from a precise shave. And he had a pair of remarkable blue eyes that approximated no other shade she had ever seen.
Except, perhaps, at the shop where the local chemist made batches of ink by boiling Indigofera plants and copper sulfate together for days until they formed a blue so dark and deep that it approached violet. And yet his eyes did not have the angelic quality one might usually associate with such a color. They were shrewd, seasoned, as if he had gazed far too often at an unsavory side of life that she herself had never seen.
Amanda could easily understand why women would pay for his company.
And tempting. Amanda was ashamed by her secret response to him, the hot and cold chills that chased through her body, the burning color that rose to the crests of her cheeks. She had resigned herself to being a dignified spinster…she had even convinced herself that there was great freedom in her unmarried circumstance. At a time when twenty-one was considered to be old, thirty was most definitely on the shelf. She was past her prime, no longer desirable.
If only she could make herself accept her fate. Amanda forced herself to stare directly into his extraordinary blue eyes. Please do not receive this as a personal affront. It has nothing to do with you or your appearance, and I will certainly make that clear to your employer, Mrs. You are a fine-looking man, in fact, and very punctual, and I have no doubt that you are very good at…well, at what you do.
The simple truth is, I have made a mistake. We all make mistakes, and I am certainly no exception.