Enter the world of acting – your consultant Lisa Kleypas. This story is fascinating, either the author has exhausted herself with research or she has first hand knowledge in the theater -- it is that convincing.
The Marquess of Savage, Lord Damon, is searching for his obscure bride. Married as children, Julia Hargate and Damon Savage were united to further family advantage. Now the marquess wants to explore the future of this unacquainted marriage. The faltering detail: his marchioness has become the infamous stage actress -- Mrs. Jessica Wentworth.
Ms. Kleypas writes a good story, the only drawback -- Julia’s endless hesitation; I realize she wants to be free to live her own life but the story drags because of her indecisions. This reader was fixed firmly on Lord Damon’s side; he is hunka hunka burnin’ love material.
The author arranges a superb supporting cast. Damon’s shameless mistress and her fabrications strengthen the storyline. Damon’s brother, William, supplies the necessary sibling suffering. Yet, it is Julia’s mentor and friend, Logan Scott, who steals the role as “Best Supporting Actor”. Ms. Kleypas draws his character to perfection -- intriguing her readers with his eccentric lifestyle. Sequel? Believe it! This reader will scrutinize the bookstores looking for “Because You’re Mine.”.
A tempting book, but the heroine’s anxiety is the main thrust of the story and thus is its downfall!
- Rating: B (a page turner - but problems surface).
- Sensuality: Heated.