Sunday, November 20, 2011

Worth Any Price by Lisa Kleypas

Charlotte Howard and Nick Gentry (Lord John Sydney)

Worth Any Price (Bow Street Runners book 3 final) 

by Lisa Kleypas

Book Blurb:
What is the price of love?
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 would 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 loved book 2, Lady Sophia's Lover so much that I jumped right into book 3, Worth Any Price immediately. I didn't even stop to review. I just waited until I was done all three books and then wrote all reviews together. That's how good each of the Bow Street Runner's books were to me. 

I think Worth Any Price may have been my favourite of three novels. 

Nick Gentry would make my list as one of the top rakes that needs and deserves saving. The man has been dealt a bad deal in life and yet he has found a way to survive. Only his sister knew he was a different man inside. Not even Nick thought he was worthy of a chance. 

Nick fights his attraction to Lottie and the more he battles against is, the more he wants to embrace it. Before Nick knows what hit him, he's deeply in love. It all was perfectly paced and written to believable circumstances. It was like opening a present slowly. The anticipation was exciting.  

One of the story elements I think I loved most about Worth Any Price is the lack of secrets that the couple kept from each other. He freely shares his past and  his bank account balance. He holds nothing back including his desire to bed Lottie. I truly hate romance books where the conflict is a kept secret between the couple and everything falls apart around that secret. Not in the case of Worth Any Price. I was loving every single page and applauded the honesty. The only secret Nick didn't divulge right away was a deeply emotional scar that held Nick captive in his dreams and thoughts. Once he truly trusted Lottie, he even shared that emotional state with her. 

Keeping on that honesty theme, the same truth worked with Lottie as well. She doesn't withhold details about her past from Nick and just tells it like it is. I even said out loud "awesome".  I was just so excited the author Lisa Kleypas took that route with Worth Any Price

The story line, the characters, the honesty and the overall enjoyment of Worth Any Price earned a 5 heart rating from me. 

Teasers: wishing well, kissing gate, historical shower scene, accepting peer title


The Brunette Librarian said...

Excellent review. I love this book. It makes me want to go and pull this book out of my bookshelf and reread :)

Unknown said...

Thank you! I appreciate you took the time to comment.

I adore Lisa K books and I wanted to read the Bow Street Runners for awhile. So happy I did.

C.J Duggan said...

Oh I havent read any Lisa Kelypas books as yet. Though I did purchase one on the weekend, so it's nice to see you are a fan.

Julie said...

Gah! Couple who hide everything bug me too. Is this Kleypas book on the light side too? Are all her books or not so much?... This one don't sound like it is. lol

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Though I've not read any of LK's books recently, I've loved all that I've read.