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Stranger in My Arms | [Lisa Kleypas]

Stranger in My Arms

“Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead.” With those words, Lara’s life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she’d been told. Their unhappy marriage - with its cold caresses and passionless kisses – was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way.
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“Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead.” With those words, Lara’s life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she’d been told. Their unhappy marriage - with its cold caresses and passionless kisses – was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn’t deny that this man with the smoldering dark eyes resembled Hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed – or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger?

©2008 Lisa Kleypas (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Joy Laurel, MD, United States 05-08-12
    Joy Laurel, MD, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2013
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    "My OCD Flaring Big Time"

    What a painful experience I had listening to this sickeningly horribly boring book. Forever the optimist, I had to finish it. I had to believe it would turn around. Several hours in, there was no turning back. I tortured myself for several more days and nights through the uninteresting repetitive "passionate" parts. Ugh!
    In the end WHO CARES???
    What a terrible waste of precious life listening to this dumb story.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy BROWNSTOWN, IN, United States 10-29-12
    Kathy BROWNSTOWN, IN, United States 10-29-12
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    "Typical Lisa Kleypas story"
    What did you like best about Stranger in My Arms? What did you like least?

    Lisa Kleypas always has well developed characters but this story slowed down about half way through the story line.


    Would you recommend Stranger in My Arms to your friends? Why or why not?

    If you like Lisa Kleypas, you may like this book. If you've never read a Lisa Kleypas story, don't start with this book...it's not a good representation of her work.


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rosalyn Landor is a very talented performer. That is part of the reason I purchased this audible book. Ms. Landor is able to give a variety of "voices" to the characters that make them come alive. However, although Ms. Landor's performance was good, it couldn't totally make up for the slow moving story line in the middle of the book.


    Could you see Stranger in My Arms being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I really can't see this particular book being made into a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll keep reading Lisa Kleypas and purchasing books read by Rosalyn Landor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Lafayette, IN, United States 09-22-12
    Kimberly Lafayette, IN, United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Awful Herione"
    What did you love best about Stranger in My Arms?

    Hunter - he was great and the only one in the whole story with any common sense.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Kleypas again?

    Yes - because I have read some of her other books and liked them.


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    Mr. Young


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes - anger and disgust. The heroine was so extremely self righteous and stupid


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I hadn't gotten this one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Atlanta, GA, United States 09-10-12
    Kindle Customer Atlanta, GA, United States 09-10-12

    Bookworm

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    "Clever, passionate and good twists"

    Terrific plot - surprising - good character development and Roslyn Lador is always such an incredible reader - she brings the story alive. Could not put it down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PJ Reader 08-12-12
    PJ Reader 08-12-12
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    "Stiff and Stuffy in Anyone's Arms"
    Would you try another book from Lisa Kleypas and/or Rosalyn Landor?

    Maybe. The story more than the narrator was weak.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The suspense of not knowing who the man was who claimed to be Lord Hawksworth was the most interesting. The least interesting was that three-fourths of the book was a not-that-great cat and mouse game of him declaring she would go to bed with him and she vowing she would not. After the first hour on the book it was old, contrived, and boring. Lara wasn't a warm character.


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

    My favorite was Lord Hawksworth's mother - she came to life.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Lara was not a likable character - stiff, dull, consumed with herself and marinating in her misery. Lord Hawksworth was a man who lived on the edge and is the kind of action hero every other woman in the world would love to have groveling at their feet. They just didn't seem to go together. And the hours spent back and forth, forth and back about going to bed together was about 3 times too much. And then she was willing to let him hang for being an imposter. Lara was just too everything-I-don't-want-to-be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-02-12
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2015

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "I'm not usually into historicals, but..."

    I enjoyed this one. My sister had recommended this author, so I got this on sale. I'll definitely give Lisa Kleypas more listening time.
    The story was good, I liked the characters, and the mystery of it all kept me going. Plus, there was the question of whether or not she was going to give him another chance in the bed, when she hated it so much before he went off to India. I'll listen to it again in the future, despite my preference for contemporary romance. Though I have been reading a lot of Amanda Quick in print.... (another recommendation from my lovely sister).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Philadelphia, PA, United States 06-29-12
    Amazon Customer Philadelphia, PA, United States 06-29-12
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    "I enjoyed tthis book!"
    What did you love best about Stranger in My Arms?

    I like period books and the fact it was a period book and future story line made it a plus.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way to travel for time.


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    She read and acted out beautifully.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes. but i did not.


    Any additional comments?

    none

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Cobb Memphis, TN 06-01-12
    Laurie Cobb Memphis, TN 06-01-12 Member Since 2010

    Laurie

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    "Love Lisa Kleypas as always"

    Lisa Kleypas never let's me down! I enjoyed the narrator as always. Storyline took many twists and turns leaving you wondering what the outcome could possible be?!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    05-18-12
    05-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    "It's an ok romance novel ."

    I have to agree with Carrie from NC. the main character is annoying and after a while I just wanted to her to be nice to ol' Hunter and randy up like all the other romance herione's do. Poor ol' Hunter!!! But the "romance" scenes made me laugh out loud and on the whole I thought the book was fine given what it is. Not the best, but good and a fun listen for a long car ride.
    I would have liked poor ol henpecked Hunter to have had a better voice too. He just couldn't get a break in this novel. Maybe she'll do a sequel and poor ol' Hunter can find a better wife and a stronger voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 04-18-12
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 04-18-12

    Queen Squared

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    "Great Plot!"

    I disagree with the person who said the heroine wasn’t likeable. I actually thought she was one of the most likeable parts of the story. Lisa Kleypas delivers what you want and expect from a romance novel. Yes, its ending is predictable. But, I think still managed to throw a couple of curve balls at you. And Rosalyn Landor did a wonderful job narrating. She managed to convey a certain amount of depth for each character. I bought this book when it was on sale, and felt I got my money’s worth, plus some.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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