I love, love, love this book! I loved the characters, I loved the plot, I loved it through and through!
This was my first book by Kleypas and was not the last! This is an adorable story that keeps you guessing throughout! I couldn't put this down and fell in love with the characters!
The love story in Stranger in My Arms is very complex. The hero is a man "returned from the dead" whom the heroine is forced to embrace as her hated and presumed dead husband.
The central romantic tension in the book is the very slow development of a romantic relationship between Hunter and Lara. The marriage between the couple was extremely unhappy and with Hunter's return as a "changed man" he has much to overcome in gaining the love and trust of his wife.
There is a continuing sense of uncertainty about whether he is whom he claims to be which establishes a mystery to be resolved through the book. I was anxious to finish the story, not so much to resolve the love story but to know whether he was or wasn't. I am not sure I was completely satisfied with how the story ended, but I think Kleypas did a fine job of writing a story that grabbed my interested immediately and kept hold through the end.
Compared to other books in the genre, 4 stars. For a Kleypas book, only 3.