Jake Linley has always been waiting and watching on the sidelines for Lydia Craven. He can only see but not touch as she is the beloved daughter of wealthy . “Against the Odds” by Lisa Kleypas. Though he likes Lord Wray, he also envies him for winning Lydia because Jake Linley knows she is the prize. When a. Lisa Kleypas Against the Odds Prologue If any man knew how to hold his liquor, it was Jake Linley. God knew he’d had a lot of practice at.

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He’s charming and witty but not at all shallow, he’s got a thankful amount of vulnerability beneath his arrogance, and he’s a semi-smartass but not at all mean-spirited, scarily manipulative or ‘ruthless’ like too many of Kleypas’ other heroes. I love it that you’re as smart as hell and not afraid to let anyone know it. Books by Lisa Kleypas.

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Ever your knight, S Postscriptum S doesn’t stand for Stryder. I had a good laugh knowing Derek was still that Derek, who knows everything about everyone. It is an incredible story that brings back characters from the Gambler siere which is one of my favorite. Charlotte, the heroine, rather clunkily informs the reader that about a million stellar adjectives apply qgainst him: I also felt the book talked too much about Stryder.

Where’s My Hero?

There’s something so emotionally rich and powerfully evocative about her writing, as if she’s mastered the art of appealing to all five of our senses, our heads AND our hearts to a degree that few other writers could ever emulate. Simon had a nick too, the Wraith.

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Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. I’ve read that some feel it was too short, but honestly, I thought Kleypas did a marvelous job of defining the characters and their conflicts quickly and vividly and without just dumping piles of clunky exposition on the reader.


Unlike some romance anthologies, this refreshing volume is more a tribute to the authors’ fans than a marketing tool. Lists with This Book.

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With no prospective bride, he proposes to his next door neighbor, Lydia. The fact that they knew each other prior to the start of the novella was a wise move on Kleypas’ part and may have made their connection a little richer and more believable to me.

Gamblers of Craven’s “Against the Odds”, 3 Members. And, Simon got seriously injured. View all 4 comments. A Bow Street Novella.

Also, after the defeat, he chose to save Stryder from another assassination attempt these attempts are like breathing for Stryder! In this novella, Simon proved that again but was this the Simon I really knew from the other books?

View Full Version of PW. Can he gather his courage to tell her his feelings before it’s too late? All of the characters knew one another and were discussing events of a few days past. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. One thing that troubles her engagement is Jake’s presence. Against the Odds by Lisa Kleypas 5 Stars This novella was the reason I was so eager to read this anthology, I am a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas, and Dreaming of You is one of my favourite books, so seeing a novella that has my book husband Derek Craven in it had me very excited.

I really liked Simon so I was looking forward to this. Jul 26, Auntee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Bravo, Miss Quinn, for this wonderful little novella!

Where’s My Hero? by Lisa Kleypas

Quickly readers are clued in to the solution to Ned’s dilemma, but he doesn’t know. His and Sara’s interactions were so good to read, I’ll say the best in this novella.


Right, she decides to settle with a scholar gentleman who matches her intelligence and won’t interfere much with her pursuit of knowledge. Feb 07, Amanda Sheila rated it abainst liked it Shelves: I’ll leave the ending out for now and talk about some other points.

He seemed sort of inconsistently fhe and all over the place for me.

Kenna doesn’t know it’s Simon who writes to her. The parts I read did seem well-written, though the plot relied on a misunderstanding that I find contrivedour heroine thinking the love letters she’s received are from one man when they’re really from our hero. Tidak akan menceritakan satu persatu dari cerita di dalamnya. I’ll probably reread the lines I highlighted at some point because, yeah, I’m that much a geek, but I doubt I’ll ever reread the entire novella.

Well, can anyone see history repeating itself?! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Despite my not loving the H, h or buying into their connection with each other, this one did have its individual moments of sweetness and humorQuinn’s work nearly always does, even when we’re not ‘wow’ed overall! Well done, but far too short.

The plot isn’t exactly revolutionaryLydia’s about to make a respectable, compatible but odrs marriage, and, well, you can guess without my having to use spoiler tags that Lydia and Nice Enough But Not Her Soulmate guy never quite make it to the altar. I thought this was a sweet story and the most believable romance of the bunch. And, you can guess, Stryder is dumbfounded!

She can write the most amusing light hearted banter and sweet romances, making her books so readable that I find I have finished them before I have even realised I have begun!