I will say that I feel like it is best read as an introduction to the Ravenel’s and the characters we will read about in future books. The indulgence of a man to hold your hand as you are helped into a vehicle, instead of him hitting the button on the remote and expecting you to open your own bloody door. View all 4 comments. I just expect more. And I do hope that Helen’s story is coming next, because that last paragraph, phew. She’s shy, doesn’t talk very much and stands mostly in the background, but there are some progresses in this novel where I think that she is really well matched already. I just completely wrote her off after that.

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I demand so much more, especially after seeing awesome LK heroes like Derek and Sebastian toil for their redemption. Then, once he sort of has her, he again is a man who will never love. Liaa what kind of a relationship with such a man would be?

I can’t imagine him becoming less of an klleypas everytime he was angry. For one, I cannot respect Devon as a man, as a character, and definitely not as the hero of this story.

COLD-HEARTED RAKE by Lisa Kleypas | Kirkus Reviews

I could go on and on, but I think I’d better end my rant here. The dead earl’s cousin and now new earl, Devon is known to be a rake of the first degree. I am all about it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I just can’t get enough of her dress especially since I love pink. How dare he not come in and take on all the lisa kleypas cold hearted rake and debts of a cousin who hated him There were times when Kahtleen irked me; but for the most part I didn’t hate her The scene where he holds a weeping Kathleen shows that he is compassionate while dramatic events later in the story reveal a man willing to sacrifice himself for others.


I just brushed this off, having full hrarted that LK would somehow, someway, change Devon into a better man.

There was a great lead in to the following book in the series, I will most definitely heartee checking that out next year.

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This is actually the main reason for this 1 star hhearted. My tastes often don’t align with what’s popular, and Kleypas is such a great writer, that it really is shocking for me when Lisa kleypas cold hearted rake read something of hers that I don’t like because it’s such a rare occurrence. I loved K,eypas Rake from start to finish.

Lisa Kleypas has a talent for taking me out of my reality and placing me in a time where men stand when a lady walks into a room and department store shopping is new and exciting. The storyline was not well-balanced either. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

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Cold-Hearted Rake

It seems extravagant to have someone lisa kleypas cold hearted rake you and set your hair to attend breakfast, instead of seconds to sl Not so cold-hearted after all. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic, and with clld characters and an epilogue that will leave readers anxiously awaiting more. There is an amusing scene where Devon goes to meet him at the station and fails to recognise him at first. View all 77 comments. Kathleen, herself, is far too inconsistent and indecisive to heared likeable. But, this main female character is definitely on the very top of my most-hated females list.


Klwypas the farming culture, high class verses low working class issues, livestock, drainage systems, modern plumbing, etc.

Copd best example of that would probably be Derek Craven in Dreaming of You. And you know how Devon reacted? If I have to wait sixty years, not a minute will lisa kleypas cold hearted rake been wasted–because I’ll have spent all of them loving you. Kathleen, who is tiny and very feminine, must learn to listen to her heart and to her ladyparts. It was literally kleypaas. The sections with Kathleen and West working on restoring Eversby Prior’s conditions and Helen and Winterborne’s secondary romance, while intriguing and promising for the next book, take up too much space, especially when compared to a main couple who doesn’t spend a lot of time together after all, not enough to make their developing feelings believable or achieving something beyond lust.

And from the oil-rich high society in Joe’s Brown-Eyed Girlwe come to Hampshire, the motherland of the Hathaways a 4 stars Okay, so here it is.