Jun 10, 2016

Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas Review

Cold Hearted Rake
The Ravenels #1
By: Lisa Kleypas
Releasing October 27th, 2015
Avon Books


A twist of fate . . .

Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.

A clash of wills . . .

Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:

Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known?

Devon Ravenel is a rake, a rake that had no cares in the world! But to live free and carouse with his brother West! Until his cousin Theo, Earl of Trenear; died by falling off a horse while drunk!! And now he is left with a penniless estate, his cousin's widow and his three sisters to care for! But blast it he doesn't want it! That is until he becomes attracted to his cousin's Irish bride Kathleen!

Kathleen has been abandoned by everyone who was supposed to care for her; her parents and her husband! Now she is left protecting her sister in laws from the Rakes who are guardians for them! But while she is fighting to protect their home from Devon's plan to sell off the estate and all its contents and throw them out on their ear! Kathleen sets out to change his mind! And with the help from a very unlikely source.

But as time goes on Devon and Kathleen's feelings for each other become less hostile and more passionate, but neither of them are willing to recognize the love that is growing between them and when Devon sets a plan for one of his friends to court one of his cousins, it enrages Kathleen! But has it destroyed any chance of love between them.

So I'm once again emerging myself in the Lisa Kleypas world of historical romance and in all honesty, it has been way to long and I had honestly forgotten how much I loved her writing, it is simply beautiful! The author always manages to write beautiful stories, with historical details that fit the time period!

When it comes to the characters in this book, they blow my mind! I loved Devon! He is the perfect misunderstood hero for this book! I completely sympathized with his position on the estate and the earldom. I struggled with liking Kathleen's character, even though I completely understand her position in the situation she is found in, I found her personality a little too hard to like. I honestly can say with my whole heart, that I loved the twins Pandora and Cassandra! Oh my goodness, they had me laughing my head off and I honestly can't wait for their books. Helen and Winterborne are absolutely perfect! And I can't wait for their story! But the one who truly stole the whole book for me was West!! I absolutely love him! He is simply the perfect former rake, with a purpose!! Magnificent!!

I give Cold Hearted Rake 4 stars! 

LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.

1 comment :

  1. I fell for West, too! I have hopes for him; I want him to get his own story. Possibly with Cassandra?