Title: Marrying Winterborne (the Ravenels, book #2)
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Avon, May 2016
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 4
Description from Amazon.com:
A ruthless tycoon
Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . .
A sheltered beauty
Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…
Marrying Mr. Winterborne
This is the second book in the Ravenel Series and although you will follow along with this one easily I feel you will enjoy it so much more if you read COLD HEARTED RAKE first.
Helen discovers a secret that may ruin her chances of happiness. Rhys is a wonderful hero who will let nothing deter him from marrying Helen. This is all typical, delicious Kleypas. There is some angst but also plenty of sensuous, love scenes. We are treated to side characters we met in book #1 of the series and who will continue on in book#3. The writing is eloquent, the characters well drawn and the story delightful.
The Ravenel Series:
- Cold Hearted Rake (Devon and Kathleen)
- Marrying Winterborne (Rhys and Helen)
- Devil In Spring (Gabriel and Pandora)