Dreaming of You

Dreaming of You

eBook - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2003
ISBN: 9780060721695
Call Number: eBook


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Sep 26, 2017

DNF. The heroine is portrayed as inherently morally and intellectually superior to the sex workers whose stories she exploits for her own purposes, which is bad enough, but the first sex worker character we're introduced to is depicted as too foolish to understand the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Seriously? Yikes.

martha_w Feb 19, 2016

This is apparently Lisa Kleypas' favorite of all the heroes she has written. While I can't go so far as to say I prefer him over Sebasian from 'Devil in Winter' (swoon!), I do understand the appeal. Derek Craven is fascinating -- he's risen from nothing, built a gambling empire, even managed to hide his cockney accent. I do wish the heroine had been sliiiiiiightly more well-drawn, but she's compelling enough in her own way, albeit a bit of a romance trope, and watching them fall in love is extremely satisfying, even if the end result feels slightly inevitable? (I know it's a romance novel, but still.) All in all, an extremely readable and enjoyable Regency, so long as you don't think too hard about it.

Jan 30, 2016

DNF @ 31 %

I just hate this idea of a doe-eyed, intelligent (b/c spectacles and poor fashion sense must mean she's smart, right?), innocent and completely oblivious heroine getting together with the dark, broody hero. Oh, but this hero is special b/c he has a heart of gold who can't let a lady be inconvenienced. But the rest of woman (and man) kind is fair deal, I guess? I mean it's not like he had to use and abuse, and go about doing shady things to rise to the top, eh?

dgeorgia Oct 21, 2015

Good historical romance. The storyline pulls you in from the first few pages. A great page turner!


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