ARC Review + Giveaway: Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Posted February 27, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 65 Comments

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ARC Review + Giveaway: Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
Hello Stranger
by Lisa Kleypas

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 27th 2018
Series: The Ravenels #4
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
 

Recommended Read!

“…the Queen delivered.  I loved every second, every interaction, every word.”
~ Under the Covers

There really isn’t much I can say to express the feeling you get when you open up a Lisa Kleypas book.  Everything around you stops and you are transported to a different place and time.  When I started reading HELLO STRANGER, this was exactly what happened.  I was swept off by these magical words and traveled through time to experience this wonderful story.  Because that’s what happens, you experience the magic of her words, not just read them.

It’s not just one thing that makes Hello Stranger special.  I can sit here and tell you all about my admiration for the wonderful character that Dr. Garrett Gibson is, because I truly found her inspiring.  And I can wax poetic about my love for Ethan Ransom in and his rugged, intense, manliness.  But there’s one thing after the other that just made this my favorite read in the series.

For starters, the research that Ms. Kleypas has done, in both police procedure and the medical profession at the time, comes through in this book more so that in previous ones.  And while that may seem like it can bug down the book with detail and information, it delivers it in a way that just feels so natural.  Which is the perfect way to do so because it’s just who Garrett is.  I really liked that the author didn’t shy away from showing us that side of the story and applaud her for her execution.  It was flawless and interesting.

The plot of this book is full of mystery and intrigue and that is not something I’m used to seeing in Lisa Kleypas’ books to this degree.  But it was ohhh so good!  I just had to know what was going to happen, how where things going to turn out.  And yes, I admit to holding my breath at some points.  What an exciting ride!

Then there’s the romance.  Let’s not forget that as much as this is about wonderful characters and has an amazing plot, in the end I need to see these characters fall in love.  And the Queen delivered.  I loved every second, every interaction, every word.  I loved how these two completely opposites were attracted to each other.  Their relationship was just as intense as they are as individuals.

If you haven’t read this series, then rectify that immediately.  This was my favorite so far and I can’t wait for the next one to come.

Favorite Quotes:

“Preference,” Garrett repeated cautiously.  “What does that mean? You prefer me to what?”
As they stopped in a corner, Ethan’s head and broad shoulders were silhouetted in the faint glow of a sconce on the opposite wall.  She began to tremble as he stood over her, big and dark, his nearness awakening a pulse of high music in her.
“I prefer you to everything,” he said gruffly, and bent to take her mouth in his.”

 

“Have you ever heard the expression ‘catching a wolf by the ears’?”
“No.”
“It means you’re in trouble whether you hold on or let go.”
Garrett nuzzled her cheek against his hand.  “If you’re the wolf, then I’ll hold on.”

 

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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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I’m so excited to read more about Dr. Garrett Gibson!

Timitra
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Thanks for the great review Francesca

Kim
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Thanks for the review. FYI: The contest link doesn’t work where it asks if you’re already a subscriber.

Kathy Valentine
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Fabulous review Francesca!!! I love lis A keypad so much!!! Have read ALL here books and this series with the ravens has been one of my absolute faves!!! Ty for the chance at winning this book!!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Sorry friggin auto correct! Lisa kleypas!

Nancy Jones
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Nancy Jones

I enjoyed the review thanks.

Linda Townsend
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Linda Townsend

Loved your review! I discovered Lisa via her audios recently. I’ve listened to two and have picked up two more! This book sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

Dianne Casey
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Dianne Casey

I really enjoyed the description of the book. I like reading historical fiction and this sounds like a great read.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Great quotes!

kyproff
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kyproff

love all her historical romance, can’t wait to read this one!!

Melissa Pereira
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Melissa Pereira

Thank you

Caroline
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Caroline

I’m so excited to read more about Dr. Garrett Gibson!

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for the great review Francesca

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gamistress66

glad to hear you liked it so much, looking forward to reading it

Toni
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Toni

I’m so excited to read this!

sheryl
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sheryl

Dying to read this book. I love Lisa Kleypas

JenM
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JenM

I can’t wait to read this. I’ve enjoyed all of the books in the series so far and Garrett defnitely intrigues me.

Kim
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Kim

Thanks for the review. FYI: The contest link doesn’t work where it asks if you’re already a subscriber.

Kim Perry
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Kim Perry

Great review! I can’t wait to read this series!

monica t.
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monica t.

YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES! I have been looking forward to this forever! It is so hard to wait for a freaking year for her books but damnit I do wait! Love this woman and she is the QUEEN OF HISTORCALS FOR ME!. AGAIN. CAN.NOT.WAIT. AND I LOVED YOUR REVIEW AND HAVE READ THEM ALL TO THIS POINT. LOVE THIS BLOG TOO! YOU LADIES ROCK!!!!

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Fabulous review Francesca!!! I love lis A keypad so much!!! Have read ALL here books and this series with the ravens has been one of my absolute faves!!! Ty for the chance at winning this book!!! Shared on all my socials!!

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Sorry friggin auto correct! Lisa kleypas!

Nancy Jones
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Nancy Jones

I enjoyed the review thanks.

Linda Townsend
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Linda Townsend

Loved your review! I discovered Lisa via her audios recently. I’ve listened to two and have picked up two more! This book sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

Dianne Casey
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Dianne Casey

I really enjoyed the description of the book. I like reading historical fiction and this sounds like a great read.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Great quotes!

Martha Lawson
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Martha Lawson

I love her books and this one sounds awesome!!

Janie McGaugh
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Janie McGaugh

Great review. I have enjoyed this series and am looking forward to this book.

kyproff
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kyproff

love all her historical romance, can’t wait to read this one!!

Melissa Pereira
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Melissa Pereira

Thank you

gamistress66
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gamistress66

glad to hear you liked it so much, looking forward to reading it

Toni
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Toni

I’m so excited to read this!

sheryl
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sheryl

Dying to read this book. I love Lisa Kleypas

JenM
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JenM

I can’t wait to read this. I’ve enjoyed all of the books in the series so far and Garrett defnitely intrigues me.

Anita H.
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Anita H.

Totally agree with your review of Lisa’s books. She is a magician with words, every time I read her books I get so swept up in her stories that I forget everything around me!

Kim Perry
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Kim Perry

Great review! I can’t wait to read this series!

monica t.
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monica t.

YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES! I have been looking forward to this forever! It is so hard to wait for a freaking year for her books but damnit I do wait! Love this woman and she is the QUEEN OF HISTORCALS FOR ME!. AGAIN. CAN.NOT.WAIT. AND I LOVED YOUR REVIEW AND HAVE READ THEM ALL TO THIS POINT. LOVE THIS BLOG TOO! YOU LADIES ROCK!!!!

Martha Lawson
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Martha Lawson

I love her books and this one sounds awesome!!

Janie McGaugh
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Janie McGaugh

Great review. I have enjoyed this series and am looking forward to this book.

Anita H.
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Anita H.

Totally agree with your review of Lisa’s books. She is a magician with words, every time I read her books I get so swept up in her stories that I forget everything around me!

jodi marinich
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jodi marinich

sounds great

Trix
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Trix

Haven’t read any Lisa Kleypas yet, need to fix that!

jodi marinich
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jodi marinich

sounds great

Ada
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Ada

Great review, can’t wait to read Lisa Kleypas’ newest! She’s always one of my go-to historical romance authors.

Trix
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Trix

Haven’t read any Lisa Kleypas yet, need to fix that!

Amy R
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Amy R

Sounds good, added to my wishlist.

Ada
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Ada

Great review, can’t wait to read Lisa Kleypas’ newest! She’s always one of my go-to historical romance authors.

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

I’ve enjoyed lots of Lisa’s earlier books, but haven’t read this series yet – glad to know it’s a good one!

Glenda
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Glenda

Thanks for the review! I’ve been dying for Garret’s story!

Amy R
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Amy R

Sounds good, added to my wishlist.

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

I’ve enjoyed lots of Lisa’s earlier books, but haven’t read this series yet – glad to know it’s a good one!

Glenda
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Glenda

Thanks for the review! I’ve been dying for Garret’s story!