Ravenel #4 To Fremmede
Title: Hello Stranger
Series: The Ravenel #4
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Published in English: 2018
Dansk titel: To Fremmede
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Forlag: Pretty Ink
Finished Reading: July 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
A woman who defies her time
Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.
A man who breaks every rule
As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett’s skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he’s ever known
I was somewhat excited to see who Garrett really was, and sure, she was fine, little dull maybe, but there is something different about this book compared to Kleypas’ other works.
I think I know what’s wrong with this book though!
- There’s no playfulness like in the first book
- There’s no mouthwatering angelic love story as in the second book
- No eccentric girl whom finds the only man whom likes her for whom she is as in the third book
It’s just a lot of boring and confusing scenes. This book was all over the place, the characters especially. Their romance seemed doomed and I thought to myself that, this would be the first time we won’t get a successful conclusion. I didn’t get them two together. I still don’t after finishing it. I would much rather have seen her with West.
I usually like Kleypas’ books but this time around, I just can’t. Ethan is by far the worst hero of any of her books, I wish there was another way, but I have to grade it three stars. It was only toward the end that I thought the book turned to the better and that’s why I’m not scoring it lower.
I wonder if it’s just me who dislikes this.
You might get a different experience out of this read than I did, and end up liking it – just as much or maybe more – than her other works.