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Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, #1) (edição 1999)

por Lisa Kleypas

Séries: Bow Street Runners (1)

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She couldn't remember who she was ...A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself in the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else ...He was the only man she could trust. As one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth - no matter what.… (mais)
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Título:Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, #1)
Autores:Lisa Kleypas
Informação:Avon (1999), Mass Market Paperback, 362 pages
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2 stars

My introduction to Lisa Kleypas began with her most recent series, The Ravenels. I enjoyed every book, especially the audio performances by Mary Jane Wells. Connections to other characters lead me to The Wallflowers and The Hathaways, both earlier series. I enjoyed them, but I began to have some problems with the earliest books. Too many cardboard characters, too much gratuitous, manipulative sex. Just a bit too much. Her most recent books have more interesting, self-aware female characters. There are fewer worn out plot devices. That wasn’t true of this earlier book.

Someone to Watch Over Me was first published in 1998. I liked the idea of a non-aristocratic male protagonist. Grant Morgan is a Bow Street Runner, part of the early police force of London. I was hoping for a good mystery. I was not surprised that the mystery was secondary to the love story, but the culprit was so obvious, there was really no mystery. As to the other predictable story elements… how many can one author put into a single book? It’s a long, unbelievable list: amnesia, a virginal twin, an evil promiscuous twin, an unwanted pregnancy, the reform of a notorious rake . This story just didn’t work for me.

It’s actually a relief that I don’t feel a need to gobble up the next book in the series. ( )
  msjudy | Jul 19, 2021 |
Lisa Kleypas is a reliable writer for me when I am looking for romantic escape, one of my enduring favorites usually sure to be a 4 or 5 star read. This is a 3.5 for me -- I liked the characters a lot and loved the thoughtful bits of background detail on Bow Street Runners (I love this trivia, the runners and the formation of modern policing has been a subject of fascination for me since my long ago days as a Criminology major.) My problem, and it was a big one, is the assumption that someone can not be nice, be thoughtful, and be a sex worker. I would expect a sex worker character in historical romance (and to be fair contemporary romance as well) to be shunned by society, and portrayed as persona non grata in polite society, but Kleypas implies in the authorial voice that sex workers are inherently bad people. Morgan is mystified when he rescues a member of the demimonde and she is polite and decent in her dealings with his servants. His housekeeper even says that the rescued woman is so kind that it is hard to believe that what Morgan has said about her being a kept woman. (view spoiler). It did not sit well with me at all. I am going with a 3 rather than a 4 for a pretty callous view of women making choices to sell the only thing they own because they don't have every option open to them, and who then get good at their job and don't hate themselves for quantifying the value of their sexual availability and skill (and - clutching my pearls - enjoying it.) ( )
  Narshkite | May 9, 2021 |
Well, I don't know how believable historically. But I definitely enjoyed this. Plus for not having a love triangle and an interesting enough plot. After a bit of research I found that this should be in no means the best book from the author, so I will definitely read more. And despite some issues I had, I did really enjoy reading this and the writing style was really enjoyable. ( )
  RankkaApina | Feb 22, 2021 |
Hated the whole amnesia plotline. And the resolution to the clich amnesia story is a clichŽ twin sister plotline?? Come on.
  Shira_Tamar | Dec 20, 2020 |
I was hooked on HR for a very long time - this is my top book
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  Savehouse | Sep 24, 2018 |
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To my mother, who made this book possible by taking care of my son Griffin every day while I wrote.
This labor of love included making at least two hundred peanut butter sandwiches cut into squares, changing approximately four hundred diapers, and watching untold hours of “Thomas the Tank Engine.”
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She couldn't remember who she was ...A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself in the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else ...He was the only man she could trust. As one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth - no matter what.

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