Book Review-Let Love Find You

Book Review-Let Love Find YouLet Love Find You by Johanna Lindsey
Series: Reid Family #4
Published by Gallery Books on June 12th 2012
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
ISBN: 1451633270
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London society has its very own Cupid. Renowned horse breeder and occasional matchmaker Devin Baldwin pairs eligible young ladies with suitable gentlemen based on his theory of animal magnetism. Unafraid of ruffling the ton’s feathers, this darkly handsome Cupid doles out tips for bettering one’s chances of meeting a mate that are as pointed as the love legend’s sharpest arrows!
Lovely Amanda Locke, the daughter of a duke, is everything a nobleman could desire, yet she enters her third Season still searching for a match. Gossipmongers’ tongues are wagging, and her mystified family is considering drastic measures to find her a husband. But the insufferable advice of this Cupid fellow is the last thing Amanda wants.
When an earl passionate about horses becomes the target of her husband hunt, Amanda knows it’s time to overcome her fear of riding. With her sister-in-law Ophelia hastening the romance along by arranging riding lessons, Amanda is soon taking instruction from infuriating Devin Baldwin. Astonishingly, in her daily encounters with Devin—who treats her as an ordinary young woman, not a prize to be won at the marriage mart—Amanda experiences passion for the first time. Now, her search for a match takes her in an unexpected direction as she finds herself falling in love with Cupid himself.

Amanda, has gone two seasons without finding a husband, and even though she is beautiful, she is looking for something special and unique: true love. However she wonders if she will ever find it, as does her family. Amanda is drawn toward a brute of a man, a horse breeder, who has recently started in the Ton’s circles. However he is too rude and blunt for her tastes, so she sets her sights on someone else who has a love for something that is her greatest fear: Horses. So Devin, is her instructor on overcoming her fear, but in the midst of it, at fierce attraction grows between Amanda and Devin, and before they realize it, they are both falling hard for each other…but will their love be enough???

The Hero (Devin Baldwin)
Devin, has a deep love for horses and has made a profitable stable and business, despite the way life was handed out to him. Abandoned by his father, and not having a strong mother influence, he has had to work his way up on his own, but he still wonders who his father really is? And why it seems like there is someone out for his life? In the midst of all the intrigue Amanda enters his life, and even though at first he thinks she is too stuck up for her own good, he sees that there is alot more to her than on the surface, and her amusing personality only captures his attention and before he knows it….he knows he will never be the same.

The Heroine (Amanda Locke)
Amanda, used to love riding, but when she had a terrible experience when she was young, she has had a incredible fear of horses, and has never been able to overcome that fear. But when she meets a young lord who captures her attention she knows she must find a way to overcome that particular fear. So with the help of Devin she works toward her goal…however she never imagined that instead of falling in love with the handsome Lord she finds that her heart is leaning towards someone that is totally wrong for her in some ways….but totally Right for her in the important ones!!

My Thoughts 
Let Love Find You is the fourth in the Reid Family series and even though I have enjoyed all of Lindsey’s books, except lately….I don’t know what it is….I feel at times it isn’t even her. I have read her previous books plenty of times…but this one just didn’t reach out to me really at all. I had a hard time really getting into the book. The story line was great, I really loved the layout of the plot and I liked the characters but it just didn’t ring out to me as a fantastic romance as I know Johanna Lindsey can produce. It may just be me since I haven’t been reading a lot lately, however even though this book had some admirable qualities it was also lacking something vital: Depth….it seemed like everything was on the surface, and there wasn’t any substance that grabs hold of the readers attention. I am sorry to give it such a low rating….but it just didn’t fit into my standards for a good and solid romance….:(

About Johanna Lindsey

Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becoming a young housewife. The marriage had three children; Alfred, Joseph and Garret, who already have made her a grandmother. After her husband's death, Johanna moved to Maine, New England, to stay near her family.

Johanna Lindsey wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977 "on a whim", and the book was a success. By 2006, with over 58 Million copies of her books have been sold worldwide, with translations appearing in 12 languages, Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most popular authors of historical romance.

Johanna's books span the various eras of history, including books set in the Middle Ages, the American "Old West" and the popular Regency England-Scotland. She has even written a few sci-fi romances. By far the most popular among her books are the stories about the Malory-Anderson Family, a Regency England saga.

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