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Top 5 Reasons Why I loved Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas & #Giveaway

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Read on to find out the Top 5 Reasons why I loved Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas and enter the rafflecopter below to win a paperback copy of the book!

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Hello Stranger

Top 5 Reasons Why I loved Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas & #Giveaway
by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels #4
Published by Avon
on February 27th 2018
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Format: e-book
Source: edelweiss, Publisher
Rating: 5 Stars

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Blurb:

A woman who defies her time

Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.

A man who breaks every rule

As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett’s skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he’s ever known.

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Top 5 reasons why I loved Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas.

Things to note while reading this list/review/fan girl moment: I jumped in on this series without reading the previous installments. I have never read a Lisa Kleypas novel (I can practically hear your groans right now). This list is in no particular order of rank.

1. The grab and go

What do I mean by the grab and go? It’s the feeling I get when I read a book that grabs me from the first page and then takes me on a fabulous ride. Ultimately, the story does not let me go even long after finishing it. Hello Stranger had that element from page one with the first sentence, “Someone was following her.” I love a good opening sentence, it’s even better when the story starts off with action.

2. Dr. Gibson, I presume?

Gads! Dr. Gibson is my hero. She’s kick ass all the way and smart too. It’s kind of difficult to portray a strong woman as equally feminine and vulnerable at the same time. Even though her naivete in some parts of the story did not seem true to her character, I did appreciate her not being completely hard. There are absolutely no presumptions, no games played, just plain fun.

 

“Attraction isn’t something one chooses,” Helen mused. “It’s a kind of magnetism. An invisible force.”
“I will not be held hostage by invisible forces.” ~Garrett

 

3. The first kiss

Probably the best first kiss scene that I’ve read in a long time.

4. The chemistry

Garrett’s and Ethan’s romance was every part as sweet and sexy as I could have hoped to imagine. I loved their dialogue and it just totally fit with the flow of the story.

5. The setting

I love the Victorian Era just because it’s synonymous to grittiness and crime. I loved how that was incorporated into this romance, but still managed to keep the integrity of the era intact and still have a sweet romance and a happily ever after.

 

“When you meet the right man, the list of things you would never do suddenly becomes much shorter.” ~Garrett

About Lisa Kleypas

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Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women's fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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Everyone I know who’s read this one has just loved it 🙂 It does sound good!

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yes, a couple

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can’t remember, not that memorable

Lily M.
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Lily M.

I still haven’t, but I always see her books everywhere

Sandra Cieszenski
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Sandra Cieszenski

I just discovered her. I recently read Again the Magic. It was great.

Robin Tindle
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Robin Tindle

I love Lisa Kleypas. I have read all of hers. I just finished Devil in spring.

Laurajj
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Laurajj

Oh Lisa Kleypas is a new author for me!!! This sounds so good! I have to check out the rest of this series…and the other books Lisa has written!

Cricket
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I’m not sure but I want to read this one.

Joann Downie
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I haven’t read any of hers-yet!

Dianna
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This is the first time I’ve heard of this author.

Vicki Wurgler
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Vicki Wurgler

no I have not read any of her books

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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I love Lisa Kleypas! I am such a bad fan girl though because I have not read the other books in this series. I plan to do exactly what you did and just jump in with this book. I can’t wait to read it and am glad you enjoyed it. She is such a great author!

Samantha
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I love this whole series!!! I am reading this one now…swoon! I just love these characters!

cheryl c.
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cheryl c.

I have read many of her books, both historical and contemporary.

Jeanna Massman
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Jeanna Massman

Yes, I have read several of her books. I loved the Wallflower series.

Lover Of Romance
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Glad you enjoyed this one here. I am excited for this one and I am pretty excited for this pairing. And yay for swoony first kisses!! Those are always my favorite scenes because it can really set the tone for the romance.

Sheryl Nyary
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Sheryl Nyary

I love her Wallflowers and now the Revenals series.

Danielle Hammelef
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Danielle Hammelef

I haven’t read any of her books, but this sounds like a great one to start.

Mary Kirkland
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You make me want to read this.

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