Dreaming of You
She stood at danger′s threshold-- then love beckoned her in. In the shelter of her country cottage, Sara Feilding puts pen to paper to create dreams. But curiosity has enticed the prim, well-bred gentlewoman out of her safe haven--and into Derek Craven′s dangerous world. A handsome, tough and... show more
She stood at danger′s threshold-- then love beckoned her in. In the shelter of her country cottage, Sara Feilding puts pen to paper to create dreams. But curiosity has enticed the prim, well-bred gentlewoman out of her safe haven--and into Derek Craven′s dangerous world. A handsome, tough and tenacious Cockney, he rose from, poverty to become lord of London′s most exclusive gambling house--a struggle that has left Derek Craven fabulously wealthy, but hardened and suspicious. And now duty demands he allow Sara Fielding into his world--with her impeccable manners and her infuriating innocence. But here, in a perilous shadow-realm of ever-shifting fortunes, even a proper "mouse" can be transformed into a breathtaking enchantress--and a world-weary gambler can be shaken to his cynical core by the power of passion. . .and the promise of love. "A Real Joy . . . Hard To Put Down" -- Kathleen E. Woodiwiss "Wonderfully Refreshing . . . I Enjoyed It From Beggining To End." -- Johanna Lindsey "Lisa Kleypas is more than just a fine writer of rich and passionate historical romances, she′s a genuine phenomenon." -- Heart to Heart
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 30th 2003
Pages no: 373
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
Series: The Gamblers (#2)
Lovely, why we read Kleypas still, right? I just thought the pacing was weird or it coulda been 5.
This book could also be known as Jane Austen Did Have a Happily Ever After and Married a Reform Rouge. Okay, Sara is not exactly Jane Austen. Instead of writing witty commentaries on society, she writes gritty books about undesirables that might even have Dickens blush. And she’s out researc...
This is the second book in the "Gambler's Series". I just love Lisa Kleypas and her books. This is a new cover on an older book that is being reintroduced to us. I missed this book the first time around and was so glad that I got the chance to read it this time. Lisa Kleypas books are standalone...
The male lead is a great character. Very believable and very real. The female lead is so so. The story itself is the typical bad boy gets redemption through his relationship with the good girl. But very touching story.
Derek Craven and Sara are great characters, but there are a few too many cheesy elements in the book to make it truly enjoyable for me (just some examples - Craven's insane ex-mistress, the magical makeover of the heroine from a mousy spinster into a ravishing temptress in a couple of hours at the d...