Only in Your Arms Author:Lisa Kleypas Ravishing and desperate Lysette Kersaint flees an impending marriage to a man she hates to seek sanctuary with a man she fears. For rumors abound throughout New Orleans concerning her handsome, brooding protector, Maximilien Vallerand--whispers of his cruelty, his rages, his dark, mysterious past. Forces by circumstance, Lysette consents to wed ... more »the dangerous rake, becoming the unwitting instrument of his sworn vengeance. But the flame-haired beauty's innocent heart will awaken within him a soul of passion and poetry. . .and spawn a love magnificent, wild, and true.« less
I'll start by stating that Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors & this book proved that I'll read anything she write.
Do NOT read this....skip ahead to her re-write titled "When Strangers Marry". While it's an overall good story, there are too many scenes when Lysette acts so submissive that it rang false to other scenes and how this character was being presented...reminded me too much of the old '70s Harlequin Romances...UGH.
Almost every scene I disliked was re-written superbly in "When Strangers Marry"...you'll be much happier with that version.