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Lady Sophia's Lover

by Lisa Kleypas

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Lady Sophia's Lover
4 Stars

Lady Sophia Sydney is out for vengeance against the man she holds responsible for her brother’s death: Sir Ross Cannon - Chief Magistrate and leader of the Bow Runners. Sophia’s plan is to seduce Ross and destroy him both personally and professionally. However, a wrench is soon put into these plans when Sophia realizes that Ross is not the man she thought and finds herself falling in love with him.

The first 2/3 is simply spectacular. Ross is an incredible hero - intelligent, kind hearted, honorable and a born leader. He starts out quite stoic but softens as Sophia gets past all of his defenses and he realizes that she is everything he never knew he always wanted. Sophia is an engaging heroine and her chemistry with Ross is off the charts sensual. Their growing emotional and physical attachment makes for entertaining reading.

Unfortunately, the plot takes a slight turn for the worse toward the end when Sophia undergoes an a disappointing character reversal - keeping secrets, telling lies and being all round weak and insipid. Where did the strong willed, independent and caring heroine of most of the book disappear to?

Despite this shortcoming and the fact that the twist in the tale is rather obvious, Lady Sophia’s Lover is a well-written and enjoyable read. Looking forward to the last book in the trilogy. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Feb 23, 2014 |
3.5 Stars

Sir Ross is a magnificently seasoned alpha with the highest morals and standards. A widow now for five years, he remains heartbroken and lonely. His self-imposed celibacy becomes impossible to maintain when Sophia arrives at #4. She, unbeknownst to him, is a calculating temptress who's spirit is broken by the loss of her brother John. Sir Ross is to blame and her mark for revenge via seduction and betrayal. Her own hardness and hatred diminishes as she gets to know him. Her plans get muddled and fuzzy. She begins to fall for him. He's too good to hate and too magnetic to deny.

Sir Ross unleashed is insatiable and passionate. He feasts upon her like a starving beast but with finesse and tenderness. He becomes her protector, champion and devout lover. ( )
  TheLustyLiterate | Nov 1, 2013 |
Enjoyable, but not great. ( )
  LadyWesley | Sep 25, 2013 |
This is the second story in the Bow Street Runner series. It is about Sir Ross Cannon and Sophia Snyder. This story picks up about 6 months after the last book. It was wonderful that the Sir Ross found someone to show him that there was someone out there that wanted to take care of him and make his life better. It is a revelation when he realizes that he has buried himself so completely in his work. Ross Cannon is a good man that has found his calling in the judicial system. He is fair and compassionate and understanding. He stands up of women and children. He also takes in strays and tries to provide them a stable environment to excel in.

Sophia needs a job and is determined to get Sir Ross Cannon to hire her. She convinces him that she can be his assistant and his housekeeper. She is also there to ruin Ross Cannon. She blames him for the death of her brother. It isn't long though that she realizes that her assumptions about Sir Ross where incorrect. Sophia is intelligent, quick to learn and compassionate to a fault at times. She hasn't had an easy life but she hasn't let that stop her or make her bitter. It isn't long until she has Ross eating and sleeping better and more consistently than he has in a very long time. She wins over the runners and the servants in no time. She also wins over Ross's family, except for his younger brother.

There is a good deal of foreplay and sex in this book. Ross is a heathy, deprived male that finally finds his mate and he is determined to claim Sophia. Ms. Kleypas writes some wonderful love scenes. She also writes some despicable men that you want to take out and beat. Sophia's former lover is one of them. He is a vile man that does what it takes to get what he wants. Ms. Kleypas does and good job of showing how vulnerable a woman's fate was during this time period. She also shows that life in London wasn't all wonder and light. Ms. Kleypas a very good story teller that I never hesitate to read. I can't recommend her highly enough. ( )
  LadyIsis | Apr 30, 2013 |
Another great book by Lisa Kleypas! This book was SO INTERESTING! I love books with Bow Street Runners in them... or guys who work for the War Department... (spies)... This is book 2 of the Bow Street Trilogy. Book 1 is Someone To Watch Over Me (with Grant Morgan) and Book 3 is Worth Any Price (with Nick Gentry).

Anyway, So Sir Ross Cannon is Chief Magistrate of Bow Street--the guy in charge. And his wife died about 4-5 years before the book started, and he's kinda taken a vow of celibacy... They call him the "Monk of Bow Street". It's funny. But he doesn't think he'll ever love again and he just isn't one to have meaningless affairs without the feelings behind it. But everyone thinks he's cold and has a stick up his ass when it comes to women. All the girls want him, but he's "unattainable".

Lady Sophia Sydney is a Viscount's daughter, but her parents died really young and they had no money, so she and her brother were forced to make ends meet however they could. They stole a lot as children... then Sophia was taken in by a cousin, where she worked as a maid. John (her bro) fell in with a bad crowd and wouldn't go with Sophia to the cousin's. So he ended up doing bad stuff and getting sent to some awful awful prison-type thing which was about the same as a death sentence because of all the disease and stuff that was there.

SO, Sophia is PISSED at the judge who sent him to the prison and vows to get revenge. The magistrate was Sir Ross. (Of course...) So she applies to be his assistant and gets the job after some coersion (this is all in the first chapter, so I'm not giving anything away), with the intent to look through the Bow Street records, dig up skeletons in the closet and then completely ruin Sir Ross. BUT there's an IMMEDIATE attraction between them... which complicates things...

The dynamics are so so so interesting! Her HATING HIM and Him WANTING HER from the very beginning... and how they finally finally finally get together... And it had some very unexpected twists! :) I REALLY liked the book! :) ( )
  saraferrell | Apr 3, 2013 |
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To my editor, Lucia Macro
Thank you for your guidance, friendship, and the wonderful enthusiasm for our work together that I have never taken for granted.
Sometimes in life we are blessed with the appearance of the right person at the right time… and at a difficult crossroads in my career, that was you.
Only an editor with your talent could have helped me to find my direction, and what’s more, you’ve even kept me on track. How lucky I am to have you.
With thanks and love always, L.K
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Why is Lady Sophia looking for a lover?
And could she seduce the most marriageable man in London?

Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal -- to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house.

Every morning, her lush presence tempts him beyond all reason...the way she bends over the table to serve him the meals she has prepared...the way her hands oh, so gently -- yet sensuously -- brush against him. Every night, she promises with her eyes -- and her body -- that the hours before dawn could be spent in unbridled passion instead of restless sleep -- if only he'd let her share his bed.

She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might very respectably ask for her hand in marriage...
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Why is Lady Sophia looking for a lover?
And
could she seduce the most marriageable man in London?

Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal—to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house.

Every morning, her lush presence tempts him beyond all reason...the way she bends over the table to serve him the meals she has prepared...the way her hands oh, so gently—yet sensuously—brush against him. Every night, she promises with her eyes—and her body— that the hours before dawn could be spent in unbridled passion instead of restless sleep—if only he'd let her share his bed.

She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might very respectably ask for her hand in marriage...

Are you ready to be seduced by New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Kleypas and her most compelling love story yet?

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:49:46 -0400)

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Lady Sophia Sydney schemes to ruin Sir Ross Cannon, but finds herself falling in love with him.

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