Successful novelist Miss Amanda Briars buys herself a scandalous present to celebrate her 30th birthday in Lisa Kleypas's Suddenly You
. Gently bred, unwed and still a virgin, she contracts with a well-known madam to deliver a lover to her home. When handsome publisher Jack Devlin knocks on her door, it doesn't take him long to figure out that Amanda thinks he's someone else entirely. Intrigued, he stops just short of taking the lady's virginity for he has other plans for the talented writer.
Discovering Jack's true identity at a gathering of writers and publishing folks, Amanda is at first angry and then fascinated, for he is a powerful force in the London publishing industry. Jack is determined to court Amanda not only to publish her novels but also to lure her into his bed, and it isn't long before the two are deeply involved. But their path to happiness is strewn with stumbling blocks, for Jack has a past that haunts him, while Amanda's family would be hurt by a scandalous liaison.
Suddenly You is a lush, deeply romantic tale of two free spirits who learn that they are, after all, susceptible to the binding ties of love. The setting provides readers with a different view of London society in the lives of affluent writers and artists--rather than the world of the nobility--and a fascinating look into the publishing industry in the London of the 1800s. Once again, Kleypas has delivered a well-written, sensual novel that's sure to hit the bestseller lists.--Lois Faye Dyer, Amazon.com