This was such a sweet read!
Does Lisa Kleypas ever fails? Nope, I don’t think so.
Whenever you are looking for a good historical romance she is definitely one of the authors to go to that you just know will never disappoint you.
Everything has a price...
Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love—the one thing he can’t give.
Everything except her...
Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win.
When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants—or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride:
Never underestimate a Ravenel.
The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun...
The Review: 3.5 Stars
Tom Severin was a very interesting character. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was based on someone with some mental issue that makes it hard to socially interact with others. He is awkward, cold, and distant while at the same time being caring and loving. But he is the last two without ever realizing it, which makes him all the more charming.
Cassandra is a happy and light hearted girl that got played the wrong card. Rejecting someone that is used to getting his way did not end well. Now her reputation is at risk. Tom’s way of helping her is asking her to marry him. He is enchanted with her and although he cannot offer love, he can offer everything else a woman could ever want.
The book kind of has its happy ending at 60%, and then again at 70, and then again later… it was cute and lovely and charming. But it can be argued it dragged a little.
I would happily listen to it again on my libro.fm account. But I am not sure I would sit down to read it again. If that makes sense….