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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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Helpful Score: 2

Well blast, I just found out that this book is a sequel to THEN CAME YOU (part of the Gamblers Series). Several reviewers have stated that it is important to read these in order. When looking at the synopsis of THEN CAME YOU, it is obvious why reviewers say this. The first book explains the friendship between Lily Lawson and Derek Craven, the gambling den owner.

In the book Im discussing, DREAMING OF YOU, Derek Craven is the major personality and Lily is an important, but secondary, character. Derek is wildly wealthy but unhappy. Hes tried just about everything to satisfy his emptiness; however, he cant fix what is wrong until he figures out what IT is. He is a seriously flawed hero and that makes him so interesting!

This is my first book by Lisa Kleypas and she is adept at creating fascinating characters and those characters breathe, rant (or not) and have problems. These characters have interesting back stories that explain many of the thoughts and actions of characters in the here-and-now. Bravo! I find it particularly aggravating when there is no hint as to why a character responds in a certain way.

On the negative side, I had a hard time accepting the Mouse, Sarah Fielding when she goes to the Assembly and does a personality change so she is the center of attention, knowing just what to say to the men surrounding her.

On the positive side, this is certainly a page-turner. Theres suspense and danger for both of the lead characters. This was an emotionally satisfying book. 4 stars

1. Then Came You (1993)
2. Dreaming of You (1994)

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