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Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1)
Someone to Watch Over Me - Bow Street Runners, Bk 1
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Lisa Kleypas has thrilled readers with her unforgettable love stories set in the glittering world of Regency London. Now, the author of Stranger in My Arms, brings her fans a story with all the promise, and passion, of forbidden love. — She couldn't remember who she was... — A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380802302
ISBN-10: 0380802309
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 384
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3.9 stars, based on 516 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Excellent read!
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First from Bow Street Runner trilogy, Grant Morgan's story...excellent
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This was my first book by Lisa Kleypas. I really enjoyed it. Of course, now I'll have to get the rest of this series.
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Grant Morgan is one of London's most eligible and unattainable bachelors. He's also a powerful member of the Bow Street Runners, and when he's called to the waterfront late one night to investigate a drowning victim, Grant is stunned to recognize the face of Vivien Rose Duvall, a well-known woman of the night. He's even more startled when he realizes that she's alive. With no one to care for her, Grant carries Vivien to his home and revives her, only to learn that she is suffering from amnesia.
Vivien hesitantly accepts her handsome rescuer's claim that she is his mistress, despite her misgivings about her true identity. Nevertheless, she can't deny the marks on her throat that prove her near-drowning in the Thames was not an accident, and now she must trust the man who claims her as his paramour, for her life is in danger. As Grant searches for Vivien's attacker, the two find themselves falling in love, all the while struggling to stay one step ahead of the evil forces that will stop at nothing to see Vivien dead.
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A very sweet love story. I really liked that the characters had flaws and learned to love one another in spite of those flaws. It made them much more realistic than many characters in Romance novels. This is a fast read - great romance and great mystery.
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Tough, jaded Grant Morgan, a Bow Street Runner, is called to the Thames dock to investigate the death of a woman. However, the woman is not dead and Grant Morgan knows her. She is the scandalous beauty and courtesan Vivien Rose Duvall.

Morgan does not like the woman but decides to take her to his home for care and protection. Some months earlier, Vivien had started rumors that shed turned Morgan down when he requested her favors.

I tried to think why he would be so upset that hed decided to use her while she was under his roof (as revenge for the embarrassment). Morgan was a self-made man. Coming from a very poor background, Morgan had fought and out-witted others to get to his current status. Thus, the rumors would have severely hurt his pride.

Although some parts were predictable, the book moved at a lively pace. The last 3 Kleypas books I read were rather forgettable.* FYI: However, the next 2 books in this series -- LADY SOPHIAS LOVER and WORTH ANY PRICE are part of that Top 100 Romances List .

*Kleypas has an incredible 15 novels in the Romance Writers Top 100 Books (printed in November 2010).

Bow Street Runners
1. Someone to Watch over Me (1999)
2. Lady Sophias Lover (2002)
3. Worth Any Price (2003)
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This was an easy read, but predictable and not exactly a page turner.
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An ok romance. I guess I'm tired of innocent wide-eyed virgins, maybe it's my age taking a toll! I think this would have been a more interesting story if the romance was actually between the courtesan and the bow street runner. The dialog/plot was ok, and the book was a nice lite read.

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