Book Review of Dreaming of You (Gamblers, Bk 2)

Dreaming of You (Gamblers, Bk 2)
Dreaming of You (Gamblers, Bk 2)
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Paperback
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In an online poll, Derek Craven is listed as the #1 favorite Lisa Kleypas male character. I had to read this book based on that poll alone. I like him a lot, and loved him in the previous book (Then Came You) of this series. He resists. He's damned. He's emotionally broken and stunted. Just the way you love them.

Sara is smart, beautiful, and tough. I like that she's intelligent, that she'll talk to anyone and she upholds her own values.

If you like stories of damned and broken men, Derek Craven is one of the best characters of this ilk. This story is paced to first build a lust story, then a love story, and then redemption for a complex character. Nobody writes this type of character better than Kleypas.

Update: I just re-read this book and it really holds up under second reading. There will be a third and fourth reading of this book. It is that good.