Wednesday, March 15, 2006

March TBR Challenge

This month's TBR challenge is to read a historical.

Title: It Happened One Autumn

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Year published: 2005

Why did you get this book? I generally enjoy Kleypas and since KristieJ enjoyed it I decided I must read it too. Also I read the previous book in the Wallflower series, Secrets of a Summer Knight, and plan on reading all of them.

Do you like the cover? Eh. Don't hate it. Don't love it.

Did you enjoy the book? Yes, it was pretty good but not her best (I find myself always hoping for another Dreaming of You.) I liked it better than the first installment in the series. The plot was tighter and the characters were more enjoyable. The heroine, Lillian, is a headstrong American heiress who comes to England looking for a titled husband. Marcus is a stodgy straitlaced British aristocrat. These two butt heads and the sparks fly. I enjoyed their interactions quite a bit. The characters were well drawn and interesting. A fun read but a bit longer than it need to be. The sex scene was pretty hot and steamy, always a plus for me. My grade: B

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? No, not new to me and I generally enjoy her work. I plan to get the next one in the Wallflower series.

Are you keeping it or passing it on? Passing. Not a keeper.

Anything else? This book won the Best Villian category in the AAR 2005 Reader Poll. I thought there actually were two villains in the book, Lillian's mother and Marcus' friend Sebastian. But I'm assuming that the 'winner' of this cateory is Sebastian. The mother was very evil and a bit over the top.


Suisan said...

I'm thinking very deeply, trying not to hurt myself in the process, and I'm realizing that it's very possible that I have never read Kleypas. Hmmmm.

May need to remedy that. Thanks for the review!

ReneeW said...

Suisan: You mean you haven't read Dreaming of You? How have you avoided getting placed on Kristie's infamous list. You really must read DOY. So wonderful. Uh-oh, Kristie are you listening? You have another vic.. er... another candidate.

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