Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (May 29, 2001)
Read from my own personal library
She was unmarried, untouched and almost thirty, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible...but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream.
Jack Devlin's determination to possess Amanda became greater when she discovered his true identity. But gently-bred Amanda craved respectability more than she admitted, while Jack, the cast-off son of a nobleman and London's most notorious businessman, refused to live by society's rules. Yet when fate conspired for them to marry, their worlds collided with a passionate force neither had expected...but both soon craved.
From the very first page, Suddenly You was an all-encompassing story of two intense and passionate characters. I started this book and took it everywhere with me for Jack Devlin and Amanda Briars would not let me go. The story is spectacular in its simplicity speaking about love, independence, strength and two imperfect people whom fit perfectly together in their journey of acceptance.
Lisa Kleypas has captured the essence of love for me with these two stunning characters and the tale they tell. Jack is so focused on his success as a publisher and the money he makes that the meeting with the vibrant Amanda takes him by surprise. They both want so much out of life. They want to live it on their own terms yet society tries very hard to control them with its etiquette and society structure. Still, Jack has a healthy lack for certain rules which is expected from a man with a scoundrel status. From the moment they meet it is a chemistry of emotions that results in a sexual energy that radiated from the pages. The dialogues were a verbal sparring of quick wit, strong personalities and intelligence. It lured me to read on and on, and before I realized it I finished the story. I felt utterly spellbound by the romance, the characters and the tale Lisa Kleypas told with Suddenly you!
As this is my first novel by Lisa Kleypas all I can say is that she delivered a high quality historical read that will speak to many readers in this genre. Suddenly You blends all the regency elements together with a high level of emotions and sizzling heat that resonated with me. The supporting cast of characters is one that I enjoyed meeting and told so much about the personality of both Jack and Amanda! It adds more depth and understanding to where they are coming from. All though there is no real plot in this novel it doesn’t need one for it speaks of a man and a woman with their thoughts, feelings and struggles, and that was all I needed!
With flair, passion, talent and unforgettable characters, Lisa Kleypas has written a story that became an instant favorite of mine!
Quote for you to sample:
Jack Devlin - "Every man has his own preferences," he said. "You happen to fulfil all of mine."