Pages: 416 pages
Challenges- 100 Books In A Year 2012, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2012, Krazy Kleypas Reading Challenge, Romance Reading Challenge 2012
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I may be the only reader on the planet who loves Lisa Kleypas' bodice rippers as much as her more recent historicals. I actually think I may prefer them a little bit. Forever My Love was especially good.
I loved Mira from the first book. She was one of my favorite characters in Where Passion Leads and I was looking forward to her story. She was just as amazing as I expected. She is now the "mistress" of a much older man. She is strong and smart. I found it quite easy to identify with her and like her. Alec was also great. He was much more of an alpha hero than Rand from the previous book was even though his behavior was slightly better. Just slightly because he had some of the dumbish characteristics that Rand had but not in a violent way. Alec has the distinction of sleeping with other women in the book. Not exactly a black mark on his character to me but other readers may find this to be an issue. He was also a bit judgmental of Mira for having been the mistress of Lord Sackville.
This is not my favorite Lisa Kleypas novel but it was definitely a good read. I loved both Mira and Alec. They had great chemistry even if at some points it wasn't the most smooth of sailing. I enjoyed the plot progression. Nothing was over dramatic as you sometimes see with earlier romances. I did get a bit frustrated when the heroine from the previous book, Rosalie, blew through this one and kind of took it over. I wanted to tell her to go away. It wasn't necessary and, even though I cared about her while reading Where Passion Leads, my focus was on Mira and Alec and I wanted to tell Rosalie to take a hike. I do like seeing previous characters in series but not so much.
Just a note, I would not recommend reading this without having read Were Passion Leads first. I tried and I was lost until I read the previous book.