Review ~ Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you read the first in this series, you’d have met Derek. He’s a very rough and hard character and sort of made it difficult for me to like him.
However, in this book, his story, we get a deeper insight into his life, his heart, and his doubts.
When a sweet girl, Sara saved his life and slowly fell in love with him, he fought the attraction every step of the way.
I loved reading how Sara was patient and snuck her way into his heart and life. Derek fell hard and it was a wonderful story.
The setting and period were wonderful, the life of the times portrayed very realistically. I enjoyed this so much.
In the shelter of her country cottage, Sara Feilding puts pen to paper to create dreams. But curiosity has enticed the prim, well-bred gentlewoman out of her safe haven—and into Derek Craven’s dangerous world.
A handsome, tough and tenacious Cockney, he rose from poverty to become lord of London’s most exclusive gambling house—a struggle that has left Derek Craven fabulously wealthy, but hardened and suspicious. And now duty demands he allow Sara Fielding into his world—with her impeccable manners and her infuriating innocence. But here, in a perilous shadow-realm of ever-shifting fortunes, even a proper “mouse” can be transformed into a breathtaking enchantress—and a world-weary gambler can be shaken to his cynical core by the power of passion…and the promise of love.