Then, once he sort of has her, he again is a man who will never love. So, I started skimming And Kathleen agreed to tour him around his estate. She had no substance or warmth where I was hoping to see a softer nurturing side underneath that brittle superiority complex. Kathleen, herself, is far too inconsistent and indecisive to be likeable. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Kathleen – You know when you are enjoying this wonderful euphoric snuggly warm moment and then someone bursts the bubble and sucks all the air out of the room?

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I expected so much, only to be sorely disappointed. Now there were only two left. I was definitely interested in the tentative romance between quiet Helen and ruthless, department store owner Rhys Winterborne, and I am seriously wondering how Ms Kleypas will redeem him in the next book, Marrying Winterbornegiven his actions towards the end of this book.

Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels, #1) by Lisa Kleypas

But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny–and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. Deliberately he stretched out his legs with relaxed indolence cold hearted rake lisa kleypas glanced at his brother. Helen which is our heroine in the next book is wonderful. But the fact that I wasn’t excited about the relationship between Devon and Kathleen doesn’t shadow my excitement for the novel as a set-off for a new series with complex and classical Kleypas characters getting their own Happily Ever After.


And like good friends, you may wander away for a while Cold-Hearted Rake truly lays it out as to what women were up against during those time. View all 29 comments. He was quite an asshole at the begin 3. And by the end, I didn’t care about their HEA at all. And I do hope that Helen’s story is coming next, because that last paragraph, phew. I can’t imagine him becoming less of an asshole everytime he was angry. A new Historical Romance by my queen of Historical Romances.

Cold-Hearted Rake

What is truly miraculous about his character was the change that becomes evident from the very beginning. That said, all the other elements that make up this story are so thoroughly engaging as to make that issue a little less problematic. Raising a child alone? Kathleen meets Devon and doesn’t like what she sees Devon is a bastard, and I couldn’t heartrd I’d ever come to love him.

So these cold hearted rake lisa kleypas the things which I contemplate when reading a historical novel. View all 19 comments. The widow, Lady Kathleen, was married to the feckless previous earl for three days. Feb 02, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because bitchy widows who constantly preach about how horrible someone is must be irresistible.


Yet all of this freedom these men both took for granted was disturbed The horse hated him, and it seems that his bitchy widow, Kathleen hated him just as much. I did like the descriptions of renovation, the interactions with the tenants and servants, and the witty banter especially when done in epistolary form at the beginning of the book.

Bueno, una vez pasada la eufori Reto 39 PopSugar Plot and Story Line What a beautifully woven story that kept me warmed to the toes! So much has bearing on Where you are born, Who you are born to and most importantly I loved her Gamblers series, and then her Wallflowers series.

But watch out, because this character has spine when you least expect it from her. Lisa Kleypas is back, and back in a big way with Cold-Hearted Rakeher first historical romance in years, and it’s everything we long time fans have come to expect from her storytelling: Devon decided he loved her within minutes of seeing her. I thought they were all good supporting characters, but it felt too much like filler and padding.