At least, going by romance novel seriousness standards her narrative was quite gripping. Let me just say that the plot of this book was so good! Then she finally slept with Hunter after she pulled some bullshit with his ex-mistress that I won't even touch on. Now for some of the book I could understand Lara being standoffish but she was cold for too long. Sniffling, Lara reached inside his waistcoat until her palm rested over the steady beat of his heart. Lara suspects but doesn't really believe it, until a stranger - a man she doesn't even know that well - tells her his real identity: that he's a mercenary he knew in India who saved his life. It was okay, so I'm upgrading to 2 stars. The remnants of his grin lingered.
This is Lara's immediate course of action. Somehow the solid reality of his presence eased her panic. A flock of mallards settled on the artificial lake in front of the Hall, disrupting the regal progress of a pair of swans. I was ranting so hard last night while reading this book that m 3 All for Hunter Stars All kinds of Spoilers and some ranting I love me some Lisa Kleypas. Caution:- This is going to be a long review despite the fact that this is a romance novel and I usually don't write long reviews for romance novels.
The heroine was also somewhat too good. Now, Lisa has written her most unforgettable love story. When Hunter shows up he is totally different. Enough with the orphans, the sick and the matchmaking already. And Lara ruined it all with her horribleness. Somehow she came across as stubborn and a little self-absorbed. While on the raft, Donald proved to be a coward.
Therefore - proceed at your own risk. I didn't care for her voice for Hunter. At first I was prepared to be really sympathetic: Kleypas bangs us over the head with the fact that every time this woman slept with her husband, it was painful, and she was very aware of how he was in love with another woman. Although they had two sons, the boys had been packed off to Eton and were seldom seen or even mentioned. Would the mother of an impostor willingly allow him to take her child's place? He brushed a lock of hair behind her ear, his roughened fingertips skimming the fragile curve.
They were an ideally suited couple, both of them blond, tall, and spare of frame. I award this one star to Lara's idioticity. I just didn't find anything appealing about her. He was a small, slight man, his face nearly level with her own. Each generation of Crossland men had produced very few children, and most of the males had died at a relatively young age. I gave this book 3 stars because I did love Hunter, and the plot it was just Lara that I couldn't stand. Have her living in a nasty little cabin that was moldy and falling down around her ears.
It had me seeing red that she could backstab the father of her unborn child without even asking him if it was true. Yet Lara had still worried for him. So color her surprised when she gets a look at her husband. First of all a third world country's being a third world country has nothing to do with size. I know Lara is a fictional character but I was so mad I wanted to beat her ass.
Her sister is a similarly weak character, and in real life, I would never blame a woman for going back to her abusive husband, but in fiction, I have a little more leeway with my feelings. Then she was told that her husband really did die and New Hunter is an impostor. Impersonation stories are not a favourite of mine but if done right they could have potential. He did hide many things from Lara but, you knew he loved her very deeply. But Hunter was always waiting and although he would sometimes force his hand, you knew he cared deeply enough to let Lara go.
Quieting, she inhaled his familiar scent and let out a shaky sigh. On receiving the news that her husband is alive and well, Lara is overwhelmed. The first for me in this case was that I found the heroine Larissa absolutely intolerable throughout most of the story. But is he an impostor and is everything they're building based on a lie? Hasta que aparece nuevamente un desconocido que dice ser el finado, y que da origen a un montón de misterios que no aportan en nada a la trama. The author goes into way too much detail about Lar It pains me to give only 3 stars to a book with such a wonderful hero. But if loose ends are a problem for you, the lack of closure here might make you antsy.
Ya desde el vamos, Kleypas trata de que le agarres cariño a Larissa, una pobre mujer a la que el marido forzaba a tener relaciones, manteniendo una amante. She drove me up the wall. Edited to add: I skimmed the library copy of the book. Y he salido contenta por varias razones: me ha hecho dudar a sabiendas de que era lo que era , Hunter me ha encantado como personaje y Lara se ha comportado como debía, es decir, no llega el marido, un tío por al que no aprecia y, al sentirse atraída porque parece que ha cambiado, se abre de piernas a la primera. But Hunter holds the view that Indians will obviously rail against being conquered and ruled over by a foreign British Empire.