Tag: Lisa Kleypas

Review: Hello Stranger

Posted February 28, 2018 by Victoria in 2018-Reviews, Rom-Historical / 0 Comments


Here’s the thing. I loved Devil in Spring. It was in the top five of my 2017 reads. I had high hopes for this one, thinking Lisa Kleypas has gotten her groove back because the first two Ravenels were an uneven experience for me. Hello Stranger was well-written and it was obvious that a lot of research has gone into it. The beginning was promising, I especially loved how Ethan watched over Garrett, and there was a scene where he taught her self-defense that was cute, funny and hot.  I did have an issue with the heroine “somewhat” the pursuer of the relationship, but make no mistake that Ethan was already smitten with Garrett, but there were circumstances that stopped him from being with her. There was no relationship angst that I felt and I’m a lover of angst.

I think where the book kind of stalled for me was the abundance of medical play by play. A bit too much information for me to process when there was  a conspiracy plot already going on. I did like that tidbit about blood types though. All in all, I did like this installment, but I didn’t love it. Ethan and Garrett were extremely admirable characters, and Ethan was a swoonworthy hero.

Now, I can’t wait for West’s book. Loved him in this one. 🙂



Favorite Contemporary/Histo..

I’m a big fan of Lisa Kleypas Historicals, but I loved her contemporary romance, Smooth Talking Stranger. Also she had shifted to the 1st POV in this one. I loved the banter between Jack and Ella. With lines like: “No more Dane,” he eventually said with unnerving finality.  I tried to be funny. “I can’t decide if that means you don’t want me to see him again or if you’re planning to kill him.”  “It means if the first thing happens, the second thing is likely to follow.” I wasn’t really sure who was the smooth-talking stranger here, Ella or Jack. Oh, one thing I could almost hear was Jack Travis’s sexy Texan drawl. It was one smooth reading book! Kristen Ashley I was taking a break from paranormal and urban fantasy reads and I wanted to look for more books with Controlling/Alpha Males. Kristen Ashley’s books kept coming up on the list. I was fresh from reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and would have rated those books 5 stars if it was maybe shaved into two books. Anyway, I digress. I liked Christian Grey and I wanted to find similar books. Enter Kristen Ashley. I almost did not read […]