Hello Stranger. Finished 5-16-19, 3.25/5 stars, historical romance, pub. 2018
Unabridged audio read by Mary Jane Wells. 10 hours.
The Ravenels book 4 (1-Cold-Hearted Rake) (2-Marrying Winterborne 3-Devil in Spring)
Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.
A man who breaks every rule
As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett’s skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he’s ever known. from Goodreads
I have really liked this series about the Ravenel family. I’m picky about historical romances and this series has hit all the right notes for me. Until this one.
Dr. Garrett Gibson has appeared in a few earlier books and I was excited for her story. But, but, but… instead of celebrating her mind and strength, it became weighed down between the sheets. Ethan was a fine hero who fell deeply in love with Garrett from afar, but he too became just a vessel for lots and lots of sex. This is why I’m picky about romance series, too much sex often just feels lazy.
I’ll still read the next one, but I’m a little less excited about it.
6 thoughts on “Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas”
I had to go to GR and check my rating (3 stars). I’m picky as well and while I’m not put off by steamy scenes I don’t need a lot of them. I’ve enjoyed the series overall so will try the next one.
I’m not put off by steamy scenes, but I dislike there being too many that it takes away from the romance. I’m just there for the romance, lol.
LOL, I had to go and look at my rating as well. I listened to this on audio and that helped with my enjoyment of the book. The next one was much better!!
I didn’t even realize that the next one was out!
I need a good story and characters to go with the sexy times. So if they don’t have both then I get put off quick. Too bad this one wasn’t as good as you were hoping for!