5 stars Historical Regency RomanceThis is such a beautiful, heartrending love story that I savored like the finest Vosges chocolate And it s no wonder why this is such a sentimental, LK fan favoriteDerek Cravendreamy sigh .Author Sara Fielding wants to observe the workings of London s underground gaming halls for her latest novel, including the most famous gambling club of all, Craven s, and the notorious man who runs it Derek Craven, the sexy, cynical, hardened cockney son of a prostitute, grew up on the rough streets of London and learned to make his way in the dangerous rookeries by any means necessary, eventually accumulating vast wealth and power by running a popular, thriving gaming club Derek has erected strong defenses and adopted a detached, cool, blas fa ade to hide his emotions, protect his heart, and conceal his longing for the things in life he doesn t think he deserves and can never have honor, respect, trust, friendship, love, and family Of course, he never counted on an innocent, brave, inquisitive, genuine, mousy, and tenderhearted spinster like Sara Fielding shaking up his life and tearing down his walls of self protection.Derek Craven is such an endearing, diamond in the rough hero because he s a tortured soul and deeply flawed, yet he has a huge, albeit tarnished, heart of gold and such vast potential for love and when he falls for Sara, he falls hard and forever The way he cherishes and protects Sara like the world s greatest treasure is incredibly sweet and romantic Dreaming of You is a poignant, passionate story about the invincible power of love that tugs the heartstrings and that stays with you a long time after it s over Verrry big 5 stars ALERT ALERT Cheating hero Hero was not celibate during the separation I will avoid this book since I had a BAD experience with the last book I read by Kleypas Forever My LoveForever My Love Oh, really I don t know if people can understand this but, I CONSIDER that a hero is a cheater when AFTER he MEETS the heroine and HAS SEX with her, and maybe he started to feel something for her, he dumps her and sleeps with other woman women This separation was not for YEARS I like my heros being celibate during the separation, PERIOD Did my 5th re read of this book yesterday I used to love it really, I did.But things changed My views have changed, and I can t let the fact that Derek shagged that housewench as a sub for Sara go It felt unclean for me, and was so downright disrespectful to women in general No woman should be used for her body like that Enough.And this delineation between pure, naive Sara and the unclean OTHER women Yeah, that can go to hell I m sick of that shit. 5 I so marrying Derek in my next life stars This book was a BLOODY AMAZING READ I can t believe I just struck gold in a mine full of books,so unintentionally She felt him tremble with the force of his need He spoke just beneath her ear, his voice thick with tormented pleasure You have to leave, Sara because I want to hold you like this until your skin melts into mine I want you in my bed, the smell of you on my sheets, your hair spread across my pillow I want to take your innocence God I want to ruin you for anyone elseMy thoughts Amazing story line Alpha male hero Endearing heroine Its a Check To all three,ladies This book really has it all Fast paced and emotionally charged, Dreaming of youmanages to stay original and fresh to the very last page.Derek Sara sign It was love at first word for me with these two I adored them from the very first page.Even though they were eccentric and so different from each other.Together they were just two perfect pieces of thepuzzleI didn t want to give you the one last part of myself that I couldn t take back And then you were gone And I realized it was already yours It had been since the beginning Except that I hadn t told you It drove me mad, the thought that you would never know Would I recommend the book HELL YES Its over 9 hours and I m STILL face palming myself for leaving this lying on my TBR for so long Lol Don t be another me PWill I be continuing the series If there is a book 3..Then sure. I read this book long ago when it first came out It was one of my fav as the tortured hero goes he was the best However, I must say looking back on it now I can see that it was an ok read but it also had some questionable moments like when he first sees her and does not help her out but she saves his life He is a street rat and does not know any other way to be but basic The fact that he does not have sex with her when she throws herself at him says how hard he was trying to do right by her He really does think he can never have her as she is too good and pure and he is who he is So he sends her away and eventually sleeps with another woman who looks like her and calling the heroines name the whole time This poor woman goes to visit the heroine to ask her to come back and tells her all about what he had done and how he is behaving I loved his struggle with his feelings and her emotional and sexual awakening.This was a great story and the characters came alive off the pages for me Very enjoyable The masked ball was one of my favorite when he discovers that she is the girl under the mask that he is trying to seduce That was hot This book is not for everyone and I am glad the author glosses over some of the finer details in history so I could enjoy this book. This book is a beautiful love story Derek Craven is a self made man who is not interested in love, and certainly not with a sheltered provincial spinster like Sara But when he falls for her, he falls hard The beauty of this story is how deeply Derek comes to love Sara Some of the things he says to her, and the way he shows his love move d me intensely when I read it, and still do, though it has been years since I read this book And Sara is worthy of his love She might be rather plain and certainly unfashionable, but she has a great mind and a beautiful heart Derek is not a perfect guy He s not smooth or urbane He doesn t speak well because he grew up in the stews of London, but he s one of my all time favorite heroes, and certainly my favorite Lisa Kleypas hero He earned this because of the fact that this man was so utterly affected by love for Sara, and how he cherishes her And also due to the fact that he pulled himself up from the gutter and made something of himself I love those kinds of heroes heroines This book is in my top 10 of romances easily.Rachel Weisz as Sara Fielding image error Liked this one I always like a tortured hero and Derek Craven really is tortured He feels that because of his upbringing he is unworthy of love, especially the love of a sweet person Separately they had different strengths Together they were complete Loved catching up with Lily and Alex again I loved the first book.Derek fights his attraction to Sara She is not even his type a country maiden from a small village He is used to the flirtatious ladies of the ton He was so far from the gallant knights in her romantic fantasies He was tarnished, scarred, imperfect Derek s breath touched Sara s throat in unsteady urges Sometimes, he whispered, I m so close to you and I m still not close enough I want to share your breath every beat of your heart He cradled her head in both his hands, his mouth hot on her neck Sometimes, he murmured, I want to punish you a little Why For making me want you until I ache with it For the way I wake at night just to watch you sleeping His face was intense and passionate above her, his green eyes sharp in their brightness I want you each time I m with you It s a fever that never leaves me I can t be alone without wondering where you are, when I can have you again His lips possessed hers in a kiss that was both savage and tender, and she opened to him eagerly. She Stood At Danger S Threshold Then Love Beckoned Her InIn The Shelter Of Her Country Cottage, Sara Fielding 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 WorldA 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 Passionand The Promise Of Love AMOOOOOOO Me ha encantado mucho mucho mucho, y estoy indecisa si fue mejor que el anterior o no porque siento que lo historia de Lily y Alex es un poco mejor pero en personajes me quedo con Derek y Sara son INCRE BLES Derek es uno de los personajes m s misteriosos y enigm ticos que he le do en hist rica, es oscuro, c nico, peligroso y ladronzuelo que se rob mi coraz n Es un hombre con un coraz n endurecido por la vida que el toc sobre todo su ni ez no cree en el amor obviamente pero llega a su vida una mujer que rompe todos sus muros y va quitando cada capa que lo cubre para descubrir a un hombre HERMOSO Derek Craven se ha convertido en mi segundo protagonista favorito despu s de Sebastian ex St Vincent ahora Duque Kingston nadie puede superar a mi Sebastian Pero Derek tiene lo suyo siento que faltaron p ginas para descubrir m s de l Desde el libro anterior el me intrig y cubri todas mis expectativas es tan akdkkdfkdksk.Sara me pareci una chica que a pesar de su inocencia era muy valiente siempre defendi sus ideales, se crio en el campo teniendo una vida sin sobre saltos la naturaleza de ella le ped a aventura arriesgarse y fue lo que hizo cuando se decidi ir por Derek ella me gust mucho y la pareja que hizo con Derek era maravillosa.Y como este libro era m s de personajes que historia por eso me decid hablar sobre ellos Esta es la Lisa Kleypas que espero leer en el libro de West chale ganitas Lisa MARAVILLOSA Mov cielo y tierra para encontrar los libros de esta serie principalmente para conocer al famoso Derek Craven , por lo cual mis expectativas estaban por las nubes Bueno, ahora s puedo decir que Dereck es uno de los personajes m s complejos y mejores logrados de esta autora Todo lo bueno y lo malo que se diga de l lo tiene absolutamente merecido Peeeeeeero, debo confesar que el personaje de Sara me FASCIN Y no solo por c mo logra reformar a nuestro descarriado Derek, sino por ella en s misma Tiene la dosis justa entre entre bondad, valent a, inocencia y astucia, que la hacen adorable No puedes cambiar la verdad Te quiero Sara sinti que un ligero estremecimiento recorr a el cuerpo de Derek Te quiero repiti No nos mientas a los dos fingiendo que me dejas por mi bien Lo nico que har s ser negarnos a los dos la oportunidad de ser felices Puede que yo suspire por ti d a y noche, pero al menos mi conciencia estar limpia Yo no te he ocultado nada ni por miedo, ni por orgullo, ni por testarudez Por una vez, ten fuerzas para no irte susurr Qu date conmigo Deja que te ame, Derek Una DELICIA.
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.
- Mass Market Paperback
- 373 pages
- Dreaming of You
- Lisa Kleypas
- 04 September 2017 Lisa Kleypas