I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Released: February 27th 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Ravenels #4
Published by Avon
“…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.
“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’?”
“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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