Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas

Because You're Mine (Capital Theatre, #2)

Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas

Second in the Capital Theatre series

5 stars

Lady Madeline Matthews doesn’t want to marry Lord Clifton. He’s older than her own father and they have nothing in common. She would do anything to avoid marrying him. Maddy devices a plan to seduce the famous actor and owner of the Capital Theatre, Logan Scott. Logan Scott isn’t like any man she’s eve met and from the start it’s obvious that her scheme of seduction won’t be as easy as she hoped it would be. Logan Scott wants nothing to do with Maddy and he just wants her to leave his theatre and it doesn’t help that he has an attraction to her. I have a soft spot for Lisa Kleypas’s books. It seems that every time I pick up one of her books, it makes me wish I lived in the Regency era that her characters are portrayed in. I didn’t think any historical romance novel could be as amazing as her Hathaway books, but I was wrong this book surpassed some of the books in the series and won a place in my heart. I stole this book from my mom one morning waiting while eating breakfast because I was in the mood for a historical romance novel and I fell hard for this masterpiece and its characters.  

The main female character is Madeline, but we know her as Maddy for most of the book. Maddy is a witty, strong character that wasn’t afraid to express the things she didn’t want. Which is probably why she ended up knee deep in her predicament, but I still can’t help but admire her because that was frowned upon in her time.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 8.5

The main male character is Logan. Logan was the dashing male hero that I have come to love in Kleypas’s books. Instead of being a tortured war hero he was an actor. His acting scenes didn’t really captivate me as much as they did Maddy and the audience, but I was also able to picture it once I went back and read; which made me realize he did have the charm even on stage as a villain.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 8.5

The Villain- Not giving that away, you'll have to read the book to find out.

Villain Scale: 4

Character Scale: 9

Again I can’t express what kind of feeling Kleypas’s books leave me with, but it’s a good feeling. This book was definitely different from what even I usually read in historical romance. I’ve never read a historical with acting as a big key in the book, but I really liked it. I also seem to read Kleypas’s series out of order, but I usually enjoy them anyway. I’m definitely looking forward to getting my hands on more of Kleypas’s books.

Cover Thoughts: I love the cover; it’s what actually made me wanna read it. The color is definitely eye-catching and I love covers that catch my eye. Maddy looks so graceful and pretty; plus the girl on the cover actually looks like the Maddy in the book and that’s something I appreciate in covers.

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