All London is at Julia Wentworth's feet. The beautiful, enchanting actress is the toast of the theater world—and anything she desires is hers for the asking. But the incomparable leading lady guards a devastating secret: a mystery husband whom she does not know, dares not mention. . .and cannot love.
For years Damon Savage has been searching for the stranger his unscrupulous parents wed him to without his consent. Wanting no more than to be legally rid of the foolish chit, Damon is shocked to discover his "bride" is the exquisite stage performer whom he intended to make his mistress! But though his wife by law, Julia will never truly be Damon's—until he conquers her fears, his formidable rivals. . .and the stellar lady's proud, independent heart.
Hmmm...what to say? What to say?
As I work my way through Lisa Kleypas' backlist I am sure that I am going to find books that were more miss than hit....and this was kind of one of them. Or perhaps it would be fair to say that this book just isn't as good as her others. It's still pretty good but it isn't exceptional.
Is it okay if I leave it at that? I mean, they had terrible childhoods, as soon as they meet again they know there is a strong attraction between them, they of course sleep together, she is of course a virgin and of course, they end up living happily ever after.
The one thing that did grab my attention is the character of Logan, Julia's theatre manager and fellow actor. I really want to read his story and see how someone can break through his cold exterior and rival the passion he feels for his theatre.
This book wasn't Lisa Kleypas at her best. Onto the next one!