Published by Avon on November 28th 2006
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Bestselling author Lisa Kleypas creates a beguiling story, set in a world where appearance means everything, passion simmers just below the surface, and a respectable Englishwoman is willing to risk scandal for one night of love.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.
Its Amanda’s thirtieth birthday, and since she doesn’t want to spend it alone, she decides to hire someone to get rid of her virginity. Amanda has always craved passion in her life, but being a spinster has taken that away from her, but now she is determined to have it all. When Jack shows up, she is drawn to him in a way that mystifies her, but after he teaches her a thing or two that night, she knows she will never see him again. When she see’s him again, and learns who he really is, and his plans for her, she is outraged at first, but when she realizes she has no choice but to work with him, the passion ignites more powerful than before, and Amanda knows that her life will never be the same.
The Hero (Jack Devlin)
Jack, is a bastard, and was sent to a school for wayward boys, but the lessons learned there were brutal, and when he was able to escape, he planned on building a life for himself, and become one of the most successful and rich men in England. Jack accomplishes that and even more, when he see Amanda, and shares a night that only inflames his desire for her, he is determined that he must have her…..no matter the means
The Heroine (Amanda Briars)
Amanda, is thirty years old, and has always dreamed of love and doesn’t wish to ever settle for less. Even though both of her sisters are married, Amanda refuses to settle, and even though Jack seem’s like a hardened man with no way to reach the deeper part of him, she starts to see his outer edge crack, but she knows that she can never trust him and she wonders if he could ever love her
Suddenly You is a single title by Lisa Kleypas, and a book of her’s that I hadn’t read yet….but I am so glad I did. I don’t think there is one book yet that I haven’t fallen in love with. Every time I read one of her books its like a breath of fresh air. Her writing is pure magic, and I always fall under her spell LOL. Jack is the type of hero that you can’t help but love even though he has many strong ALPHA traits, he has a very possessive nature toward Amanda, and you see it throughout the book, but you can’t help but love him for it, since he has never known love in his life and it was a journey to see him change a bit because of Amanda’s influence. Amanda has a very passionate and strong willed nature, has great talent, but also craves a loving relationship and is willing to take a risk on Jack. I loved many aspects of Suddenly You is an endearing love story where two people who are so different in many ways, have much as well in common, and find what they really need when they fall in love. A beautiful written story by one of the most talented romance authors!!