Book Reviews of Because You're Mine (Capitol Theatre, Bk 2)

Because You're Mine (Capitol Theatre, Bk 2)
Because You're Mine - Capitol Theatre, Bk 2
Author: Lisa Kleypas
ISBN-13: 9780380781447
ISBN-10: 0380781441
Publication Date: 9/1/1997
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 304 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Because You're Mine (Capitol Theatre, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 5
(some spoilers in this review. although the story is pretty predictable, so it probably doesn't matter)

This book has a heroine who's a bit too subservient to the super-alpha hero for my tastes. I also didn't really buy the conflict of the story. The hero got all pissed off by a deception on the part of the heroine that really wasn't all that bad, considering his horrid behavior towards her. And she graciously puts up with way too much grief as a result. When he finally manages to piss her off, she threatens to leave, and then he panics and all is forgiven. bleah.

Final score: annoying but mostly forgettable. Please take it off my hands. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Certainly the better of the two Capital Theater books but still not one of her best. The book is divided, unnecessarily IMO, into two parts. The first part building up to them having sex, the second resolving the consequences of their actions. But the buildup was not bad and I felt interested in the characters at this point. However the second half of the book went all downhill. There was not enough action and very little drama except the hero's tantrum. It was overly long and boring.

Madeline is one of Kleypas' worst heroines. She is too - everything. Too cheerful. Too subservient. Too unflappable. She seemed naive and almost childish.

The hero was terribly abused as a child and so, reasonably, he is afraid to love and fears attachment. Unfortunately in this case it doesn't make very interesting reading. The story plays out almost - naturally. He pushes her away and instead of her walking out, which would have been more interesting reading, she stays by his side and loves him despite his being a jerk. It was kind of boring. The sex scenes didn't stand out, the drama wasn't particularly dramatic, and the heroine was boring. What's to love here?

Kleypas is one of the best writers in the genre. If this is your first LK book, skip it.
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Because the Dream. . .
Young, high-spirited Lady Madeline Matthews is expected to wed an aging, lecherous lord. But she would rather shame herself in the eyes of society than sacrifice her freedom, and resolves to render herself unmarriageable by indulging in a torrid affair with Britain's most acclaimed actor and notorious womanizer, Logan Scott.

Because the Heart. . .

He is a legend in the footlights and in the bedchamber. But when the curtain falls, Logan is an intensely private, guarded man still tormented by past betrayals that cut deep into his pride and his heart. Now a forward little minx who seems completely out of place in the bright, sophisticated world of the London stage is disrupting his orderly existence with her constant presence, her unspoiled beauty and vibrant charm. And what begins with an onstage kiss threatens to blossom into something more rapturous and real. But first Logan and Madeline both must be brave enough to drop the masks they hide behind. . . and reveal their true selves in the golden glorious light of love.
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Could Not Put It Down! My new favorite Lisa Kleypas book!
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Excellent story; one of her best!
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This book grabbed my attention and kept it. Loved it!
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this is a good book but not as good of some of her others.If this is the frist time you read one of her books try some of her other titles
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Because the Dream. . .
Young, high-spirited Lady Madeline Matthews is expected to wed an aging, lecherous lord. But she would rather shame herself in the eyes of society than sacrifice her freedom, and resolves to render herself unmarriageable by indulging in a torrid affair with Britain's most acclaimed actor and notorious womanizer, Logan Scott.

Because the Heart. . .

He is a legend in the footlights and in the bedchamber. But when the curtain falls, Logan is an intensely private, guarded man still tormented by past betrayals that cut deep into his pride and his heart. Now a forward little minx who seems completely out of place in the bright, sophisticated world of the London stage is disrupting his orderly existence with her constant presence, her unspoiled beauty and vibrant charm. And what begins with an onstage kiss threatens to blossom into something more rapturous and real. But first Logan and Madeline both must be brave enough to drop the masks they hide behind. . . and reveal their true selves in the golden glorious light of love.

Because the Dream. . .
Young, high-spirited Lady Madeline Matthews is expected to wed an aging, lecherous lord. But she would rather shame herself in the eyes of society than sacrifice her freedom, and resolves to render herself unmarriageable by indulging in a torrid affair with Britain's most acclaimed actor and notorious womanizer, Logan Scott.

Because the Heart. . .

He is a legend in the footlights and in the bedchamber. But when the curtain falls, Logan is an intensely private, guarded man still tormented by past betrayals that cut deep into his pride and his heart. Now a forward little minx who seems completely out of place in the bright, sophisticated world of the London stage is disrupting his orderly existence with her constant presence, her unspoiled beauty and vibrant charm. And what begins with an onstage kiss threatens to blossom into something more rapturous and real. But first Logan and Madeline both must be brave enough to drop the masks they hide behind. . . and reveal their true selves in the golden glorious light of love.
reviewed Because You're Mine (Capitol Theatre, Bk 2) on + 5 more book reviews
Kleypas is a fantastic writer!
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I didnt care for this one. There were so many things I disliked about this book, yet it did keep me interested enough to finish it so I did give it some stars.

I hated both Madeline and Logan. In the first part, Madeline was brave enough to run away from school and do something she was morally against just to keep from marrying a dirty old man. That shows some independence and spunk, right? Well, she meets Logan and turns into a brainless, infatuated teeny bopper and guess what? - lusting for a dirty old man. Albeit younger than the first dirty old man but still. On top of that, she pretty much becomes his doormat until the last three pages of the book. Logan was the most sadistic, self-absorbed SOB in the world. There was no way Madeline could be in love with him unless she likes abusive men because this guy berated her, pretty much raped her, blamed her for breathing, and seemed to only be nice to her when he wanted to get laid. And this was even before she betrays him. I have to say betray was a strong word for what she did. Their age difference was an issue for me here only because he was so obviously in control of the relationship and did not appreciate Madeline at all (Usually I dont really mind the age difference because they are treated as equals but not here). On top of that, he saw her as a child-woman?!?! Okay, that was sick. And not telling Madeline that he forgave her for a very minor betrayal which she apologized for even before he knew about it just so he could torture her? Cruel, petty, and something akin to what a four year old would do. And I thought Madeline was the young one. What kills me was all their friends would go to Madeline to tell her to be patient with Logan but no one told Logan to get off his high horse and take a look at how good he had it (well, until like 5 pages to the end).

Things I disliked that are relevant only to this author. Ive read about a dozen books by Kleypas now and although I do enjoy most of her stories, I find it really distasteful that she reuses plotlines and backstories: nursing someone back to health to establish closeness in a relationship, having a past significant other die due to illness, having a significant other die, and best friend stealing your fiancé. Within the dozen books I have read, these are in 90% of her books. Its insulting.

Why do I keep reading her? For the most part, I like her characters and the fun things they do. That being said, since I didnt like the characters here it makes sense that I didnt like this book.
reviewed Because You're Mine (Capitol Theatre, Bk 2) on
I enjoy the stories by Lisa Kleypas. She captures your interest right from the start. This may not be her very best writing but I did enjoy it and once again was taken to another time, another place. Worth a read.
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This is the same book but the cover is a different style (red with gold and flowers. Great book, I loved it.