Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas
Series: Bow Street Runners #3
Published by Avon
Publication Date: May 26th 2015
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Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished - but that was before he met the lady in question.
For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who could destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition - one he has never offered before.
He asks her to be his bride.
And he knows that this will be much more than a union in name only. For he senses what Charlotte does not yet know - that her appetite for sensuality matches his own. But what Nick learns surprises him. For while London's most notorious lover might claim Charlotte's body, he quickly discovers it will take much more than passion to win her love.
I went into this book, knowing it was going to be a good book and that Nick Gentry was going to give Derek Craven a run for his money in the stud muffin department and though I rather enjoyed Nick Gentry’s studliness, I have found that I prefer Derek over Nick…and I think I blame Dain from Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels because I have found that I’ve still got him on the brain.
Goodness, I enjoyed this book well enough but I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I probably would have, had I not read LOS before this one, which makes me feel bad because Lottie and Nick’s story was quite the romantic story and by the end of the book, I had forgotten about Dain in my OMGOSH I LOVE ME SOME NICK GENTRY love. So, without further adieu, here’s the review.
This book started off with my eyes dang near popping free of my eye sockets with Nick going to Gemma Bradshaw for some lovin’ lessons. I wan’t expecting that because usually in my romance novels, the heroes are born with the ability to pleasure ALL women, whenever and wherever…to see the beginnings of Nick’s lovin’ ways was frickin’ great and to see that Lottie was only the SECOND girl to find her way into Nick’s bed should have shocked me but I loved it!
Downright, effing loved it!
I haven’t read any of the other Bow Street Runner books so I don’t know if they’re any good or anything but I’m going to read the rest of them just so that I can read about Ross and Sophia and then Grant and his wife. Those are the couples of the other books, right? Hmmm…and plus, I can only imagine that there’d be plenty of Nick in Ross and Sophia’s book, which is always a bonus.
I can’t wait, but I don’t have those books anywhere near me so I’m going to read another book before I tackle those books.
I really enjoyed Charlotte and Nick’s story. Even though I knew what was going to happen with the whole Lord Radnor thing and I even knew what was going to happen to HIM, I still enjoyed this book quite a bit. I love the way Lisa Kleypas can draw you into whatever world she’s writing about and make you fall in love with her characters and the stories she writes.
Besides the predictability of this book, I still enjoyed it a great deal. I loved Nick’s strength and Lottie’s understanding of the way Nick was and wanting to be with him anyway, the way she accepted him flaws and all, even though he knew that she was going to turn away from him made me love the heck out of them all the more. The scene at the ball when Lord Radnor shows up and the wealth of love these two just showed each other when Nick wasn’t being a butthead was just fantastic. I loved the sense of family between Ross Cannon, Sophia and Nick…Ross knew that Nick couldn’t stand his ass and yet they were family and he wanted what was best for him and went about putting everything together because he knew that Nick would never do it. It was great stuff.
I enjoyed Lottie coming to Ellie’s rescue the way she did and I enjoyed watching her stomp through her old home like she owned the place and putting her money hungry, spineless parents in their place while she announced that she was taking Ellie home with her..and when she told Ellie that she will always come to her rescue, I was cheering her the heck on.
I loved how LK had Lottie fight her own demons that came in the form of Lord Radnor instead of having Nick coming in and swooping to her rescue, I loved how Lottie was true to her love for Nick through the most trying of times…I only wished I knew what happened at the house after Radnor took Lottie away, what happened with the parents? What happened to Ellie? WHAT HAPPENED?
On the whole, this book was a pleasant few hours of reading. It had lots of things that made me laugh, wistful and all things romantic. Nick was a fabulous hero and Lottie was a fantastic heroine, the secondary characters were great, not overpowering of the story as a whole and it was a very pleasant book.
Good read, if you haven’t read this series, you should definitely check it out…I’m glad that I did.