Stranger in My Arms

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Stranger in My Arms

Lisa Kleypas in one of the best romance authors out there-hands down. And while this may be a reprint of one of her earlier books, Kleypas proves this again with the release of Stranger in my Arms!

Imagine if you believed you husband to be dead...and suddenly he returned, healthy and ready to take back his duties-all of them. This is what happens to the heroine of this story, Lara. When Hunter "returns" from the dead, her whole life is turned upside down...but not all of it is a bad thing, as she soon finds herself falling for her husband, a man that before all this happened she almost despised. But is this man really her husband, or a superb imitator?

Although many have said that this is one of Kleypas's worst novels, an "okay" read at best, I have to disagree. I loved the story, even if it may be a bit unrealistic, and I enjoyed watching the two characters develop, watching their love slowly bloom. The love scenes were passionate and sexy, but still romantic; something that very few authors can pull off successfully-but Kleypas does it time and time again. The storyline adds just enough drama and suspense to the novel, making it more than just a straight up romance novel like many of the other books on the shelf. Maybe I'm simply a sucker for stories like this, but I don't see how anyone can rate a Kleypas novel as anything under a 4 star rating-and even that is almost too low in my opinion!

5 Stars! Yet another wonderful book from an amazing historical romance author! Full of warm romance and steamy sex, along with a few laughs and even a little mystery to solve, this book makes for a quick and satisfying read for anyone looking for a great time. And as soon as you finish it, be sure to put the rest of Kleypas's books on your list; after just one, you'll be hooked for life!

Book Blurb for Stranger in My Arms

With those words, Lara's life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she'd been told. Their unhappy marriage--with its cold caresses and passionless kisses--was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn't deny that this man with smoldering dark eyes resembled Hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed--or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger?

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2011 5.00