Review: Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas

Posted May 17, 2011 by Suzanne in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas
Someone to Watch Over Me
by Lisa Kleypas

3 Stars


Released: May 1, 1999
Series: Bow Street Runners #1
Published by Avon
Pages: 362
Format: eBook

Grant Morgan, London’s most eligible bachelor, insists the temptingly beautiful woman he rescued from the Thames is the notorious Vivien Rose Duvall — but she’s not so sure. Now her life is in his hands, and he’s determined to unravel the secrets of her past, no matter what. She couldn’t remember who she was…A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger’s bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London’s most scandalous beauties, she finds herself under the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else…

He was the only man she could trust. As one of London’s most eligible, and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can’t help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he’s determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth–no matter what. (Taken from GoodReads)

Normally I am a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas, I adore her Wallflower series and it has remained a favourite of mine since I first read it. However, this book has not lived up to my expectations. For some reason the characters seemed to lack that spark that makes Lisa Kleypas books so brilliant. Although I liked them I didn’t fall in love with them.

The romance between the two characters was good, but I couldn’t help getting frustrated with Grant’s treatment of the heroine and I kept wondering when his supposedly amazing sleuthing skills were going to realize that perhaps there was something a bit more then amnesia going on. As for the heroine of the story, well it is always harder for me to like a heroine rather then a hero, and well she was okay kind of standard historical romance fare!

This all makes it seem like it was a bad book, but it wasn’t, infact I am not sure if my high expectations of Lisa Kleypas had perhaps brought it down a feather but neither was it outstanding.

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About Lisa Kleypas

LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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