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by Kinley MacGregor,Julia Quinn,Lisa Kleypas

  • ISBN: 0060505249
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Kinley MacGregor,Julia Quinn,Lisa Kleypas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon (August 26, 2003)
  • ePub book: 1547 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1140 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 843

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So if you find yourself asking, "Where is my hero?" you'll discover the answer right here in this delicious collection by New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn and USA Today bestseller.

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Where's My Hero? Lisa Kleypas. In this glorious season of light and joy, the phenomenal Kay Hooper and the incomparable Lisa Kleypas offer readers a pair of precious jewels-timeless love stories that sparkle like diamonds

Where's My Hero? Lisa Kleypas. In this glorious season of light and joy, the phenomenal Kay Hooper and the incomparable Lisa Kleypas offer readers a pair of precious jewels-timeless love stories that sparkle like diamonds. In Kay Hooper's Holiday Spirit, a matchmaking grandmother and three Christmas ghosts arrange a sensuous reunion for a headstrong noblewoman and her seductive former fiancé.

Lisa Kleypas (born 1964) is a. .Against the Odds (2003, novella) part of the Craven series, in the anthology "Where's My Hero?" with Kinley MacGregor and Julia Quinn

Lisa Kleypas (born 1964) is a best-selling American author of historical and contemporary romance novels. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts 1985 and competed in the Miss America 1986 pageant in Atlantic City. 1964 (age 55–56) Texas, United States. Against the Odds in the Anthology Where's My Hero with Julia Quinn and Kinley MacGregor (2003) annotation. Against the Odds (2003, novella) part of the Craven series, in the anthology "Where's My Hero?" with Kinley MacGregor and Julia Quinn. Surrender in the 2006 anthology "Gifts of Love" with Kay Hooper.

A Bow Street Novella). Kleypas, Lisa; MacGregor, Kinley; Quinn, Julia.

Like Jake Linley, from Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas. that doctor could sit by my. bedside if I ever got sick. And Ned Blydon in Splendid by Julia Quinn. A Bow Street Novella). ISBN 10: 0060505249 ISBN 13: 9780060505240.

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Where's My Hero? book. Like Jake Linley, from Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypa. hat doctor could sit by my bedside if I ever got sick. he makes me want to learn to waltz! I never thought living in a drafty castle would be much fun until Simon of Ravenswood in Master of Desire by Kinley MacGregor came along.

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. She's a RITA award-winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women's fiction. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children. The New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.

LISA KLEYPAS JULIA QUINN KINLEY MACGREGOR Where’s My Hero Contents Lisa Kleypas Against the Odds Prologue Chapter 1 Chapter . Don’t Miss These Other Books.

LISA KLEYPAS JULIA QUINN KINLEY MACGREGOR Where’s My Hero Contents Lisa Kleypas Against the Odds Prologue Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter. If any man knew how to hold his liquor, it was Jake Linley.

Dear Avon Books,

Where are my heroes? Whenever I'm reading a book by one of my favorite authors I find I'm falling for the wrong guy -- not the hero, but the other man -- and what I really want is for him to have his own story.

Like Jake Linley, from Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas…that doctor could sit by my bedside if I ever got sick. And Ned Blydon in Splendid by Julia Quinn...he makes me want to learn to waltz! I never thought living in a drafty castle would be much fun until Simon of Ravenswood in Master of Desire by Kinley MacGregor came along.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that these are my men -- when do they get their stories?

Sincerely,A Romance Fan

Some books are so special that there is more than one hero to love, but only a single story is told. So if you find yourself asking, "Where is my hero?" you'll discover the answer right here in this delicious collection by New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn and USA Today bestseller Kinley MacGregor.

Comments

Modred Modred
Each of the three novellas here are part of a larger series. Although each novella can be read as a standalone, they are better if the reader is aware of the characters who are part of the series.

Each of the novellas has characters who are engaged to the wrong person when the right one comes along.

AGAINST THE ODDS by Lisa Kleypas -- This novella is part of the Gamblers series as the heroine is the daughter of Derek and Sara from DREAMING OF YOU. Miss Lydia Craven is engaged to be married to Lord Wray. On the night of her engagement announcement, she is kissed by Dr. Jake Linley, her nemesis with whom she had bickered and fought for four years. Lydia believes her fiance is perfect for her because they have similar intellectual pursuits even if there isn't any passion. Almost on the eve of her marriage, Lydia and Jake end up locked in a cellar together and she finds out that passion might be the most important thing after all. This is a cute little story which is obvious and doesn't have much twist to it. The best part is seeing Derek and Sara again. For that I would read this story again and again. The romance of Lydia and Jake is okay, but Sara and Derek are amazing even in cameo. Rating: 4 stars.

MIDSUMMER'S KNIGHT by Kinley MacGregor -- Simon of Ravenswood, aka "The Wraith" is a landless knight who is part of the Brotherhood. He is in love with Kenna, the cousin of the King of Scotland. He has been writing to her BUT she thinks that it is Simon's friend, an Earl, who has been writing to her. Now she believes herself engaged to the Earl, but he doesn't know anything about it. This novella is part of the Brotherhood/MacAllister series. I haven't read the other books in this series, but I really enjoyed this story. I thought the dilemma the characters found themselves in was intriguing and I was very interested in how things would work out. Now I want to read more of the series. Rating: 4 stars.

A TALE OF TWO SISTERS by Julia Quinn -- This novella is an add on to the Splendid/Blydon Trilogy. Edward "Ned" Blydon, Viscount Burwick, is engaged to Lydia Thornton. Having given up on finding love, Ned has become engaged to Lydia for comfort and a piece of property adjoining his estate. A week before the wedding, he begins to know her sister Charlotte and realizes that perhaps he gave up on love too soon. This was a nice coda to the Blydon series which resolves Ned's story. The story is light and funny and heartfelt. Quickly readers are clued in to the solution to Ned's dilemma, but he doesn't know. I enjoyed this one as a conclusion to the trilogy. Rating: 4 stars.
terostr terostr
I've always had strangely conflicting feelings about Lisa Kleypas' work. I think she resorts to eye-rolling melodrama with annoying frequency (OMG, it's yet another kidnapping by yet another cardboard villain who we've barely even heard about before page 315! I wonder if the hero will rescue his vulnerable damsel in distress?!) I also find some of her "heroes" so controlling, domineering, ruthless and malicious that they strike me more as villains, and she tends to feed into the damaging (and, in my case, patently untrue) idea that guys who are actually kind, smart, caring, well-educated and gentlemanly are always too dull for our heroines, 'cause of course deep down we women all want hyper-controlling brutes who act like semi-sociopaths more often than not, and heaven forbid a truly sweet guy also be an attractive and passionate one. :) (Note: I find this alarmingly true of SOME of her heroes, but certainly not all, and in fact a couple of her heroes are all-time favorites of mine!)

But, here's the thing: at her best, Lisa Kleypas' work engages and affects me like no other writer in this genre, and very, very few writers not in this genre. 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. She can irk me greatly, but she can also captivate my head, heart and story-worshiping soul. Nearly all of her work ends up either frustrating me to the point where I can barely even finish it OR getting moved to the surprisingly selective 'favorite romances ever' file on my Kindle!

I'm thrilled to say that her novella in this collection falls into that latter category. 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. I know that different characters and couples resonate very differently with different readers (and the disparity in opinions is what makes this site so much fun), but Lydia was the type of heroine I happen to love most. She emerged immediately as an all-time favorite, in fact! I'm a total sucker for an unabashedly smart, independent, intellectual, endearingly 'different' but not TOO bizarre heroine who's kind and passionate beneath a carefully controlled veneer and a relatable mix of intellectual arrogance and slight social insecurity. Jake, meanwhile, while a bit of a rake who has of course been with a zillion women (it's sad how few HR heroes DON'T meet that criteria!), was extremely likable and compelling to me: a doctor who's intelligent and dedicated but not at all materially ambitious (in fact, he insists on not living off the Cravens' money). 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. And he is, of course, very emotional, passionate and sexy in all the right ways---at least to this reader. :) In an admittedly short period of time, I actually felt Jake and Lydia's connection---a physical one, certainly, but an emotional one as well, and the latter is always far more important to me. I love when they both talk openly about what they think their deepest flaws were---it was more real closeness and candor than we see from some couples who spend 400 loooong pages together! 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. The plot isn't exactly revolutionary---Lydia's about to make a respectable, compatible but loveless 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. :) However, I loved that there was a more tight, relatable central conflict and not much room for contrived melodrama or pointless tangents. There are a couple of minor but interesting surprises along the way, and many of Kleypas readers will find the time we get to spend with Lydia's parents, Sara and Derek (from Dreaming of You, one of her most popular novels) is the delectable icing atop this cake. Readers who are rarely satisfied by novellas and short(er) fiction probably won't love this anywhere near as ardently as I did, but if you're someone who enjoys a good novella and Kleypas' writing in general, I highly, highly recommend this one. Not all fellow reviewers loved it, of course, but somehow it just worked for me on every level, and I'll be rereading it...frequently :) 5/5

While most of what Lisa Kleypas writes seems to fall into one extreme or the other for me---a work that annoys or even offends me vs. a novella or book that immediately becomes one of my very favorite romances----Julia Quinn is more consistent for me. Even at her best she doesn't captivate and enthrall me to the extent that Kleypas does, but I find most of her stuff reliably enjoyable. Her novella here has some of the great lines, witty insights that readers expect from most of Quinn's work, but this wasn't a favorite of mine. One of the things I generally love most about Quinn is that a majority of her heroes are actually---gasp----decent, goodhearted, eminently likable men. Even when her actual plots are lacking---which, er, they usually are----I usually love most of her characters and fluffy wit too much to care. In this novella, though, I just couldn't muster up affection for Ned. He seemed sort of inconsistently defined and all over the place for me. Charlotte, the heroine, rather clunkily informs the reader that about a million stellar adjectives apply to him: he's dashing and witty and smart and sensible and sexy and a wonderful conversationalist etc etc etc., but we don't really SEE most of that for ourselves. Worse yet, we wonder when and how Charlotte formed those conclusions, since their first real conversation takes place towards the beginning of the story, and it isn't an especially remarkable one. They have a couple of other conversations that barely registered with this reader, and all of a sudden we're supposed to believe that they are VERY close and share a deep trust and connection and totally love each other even though they can't show it quite yet and---Huh?! Did I miss a few chapters?!

I'm a novella lover, which means that I'm eager and ready to believe that my fictional couples can develop genuine love and closeness in far fewer pages. In this case, though, it really wasn't executed effectively for me. Neither the H or h or their connection to each other seemed well-defined. The main things they had in common seemed to be slight self-superiority ('if only everyone were as SENSIBLE as they were!' is one lament, though Ned doesn't strike me as especially sensible) and a dislike for poetry. I never saw them get close, let alone fall in anything I'd call even close to love, and hence wasn't impacted when a betrayal of trust arose (and neither character came off too great in this particular conflict, by the way!)

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 humor---Quinn's work nearly always does, even when we're not 'wow'ed overall! 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. 3/5

Even those as bad at math as I am might notice that I've commented on only two novellas despite this anthology containing three. I didn't feel quite right reviewing Kinley Macgregor's since medieval/Middle Age romances are just not my literary cup of tea. The parts I read did seem well-written, though the plot relied on a misunderstanding that I find contrived----our heroine thinking the love letters she's received are from one man when they're really from our hero. If you do like this type of story, you might want to download a sample and check it out!

Overall, I'd give the Kleypas novella an A, the Quinn story a C+/B-, and have to in good faith give McGregor's an 'Incomplete'! If you can find this for a fairly reasonable price, I'd say it's well worth purchasing. The novellas themselves are probably more tightly written that this rambling review ;)
Taulkree Taulkree
This book had an odd premise - write the story of the overlooked characters from previous novels, ones the authors thought deserved a little more time. I love Julia Quinn and am just starting with Lisa Kleypas, so I enjoyed the trio of novellas, but maybe there was a reason they didn't get their own stories the first time around. Just not as much depth as normal (maybe that is the novella problem) and not as much story.
Matty Matty
As others have already summarised and said, this book contains short stories about characters who have appeared in the authors series. I thoroughly enjoyed the Kleypas and Quinn offerings but I didn't love the MacGregor story about Simon, who was a wonderful secondary character in her other books in the series. Anyway if you like me want to find out what happens and keep up with existing series, then you'll want to read this collection of novellas.
HeonIc HeonIc
I have read all of the Bow street series, where the good Doctor has had only a part of the main character stories, and eventhough his part was not all that big, omg did he leave an impression on me. When I found out that there was a book with his story i was just all over it. I totally loved it, I cannot explain how much I loved his story.

Now having said that, did Lisa Kleypas wanted to torture us, she left me wanting more, so much more. It is an incredible story that brings back characters from the Gambler siere which is one of my favorite. I just fell in love with the characters all over again.

I believe it was to short but, I understand that it was not a novel. I totally recommend it.