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Another wonderful early Victorian romance
on 29 October 2002
"Because You're Mine" is another well-written historical romance by Lisa Kleypas' magic pen. The story is set in Victorian London mostly in the interesting surroundings of the Capital Theatre.
Lady Madeline Matthews is a spirited young gentlewoman who doesn't want to marry her family's chosen old but rich lecherous lord.She is desperately planning some sort of escape when she gets the idea of socially ruining herself with the help of Logan Scott. Logan Scott is the most popular actor of his times. He is the owner of London's Capital Theatre and he is one of England's richest men. Madeline leaves school and goes to London directly to the Capital. Her plan is to make Logan Scott make love to her and ruin her. Maddy is an intelligent girl but she is very innocent in the ways of the world. Logan is her opposite. He is a hardened womanizer with no illusions about the hardships of life. He comes from a painful childhood and he fought for everything he has. He is attracted to Madeline from the beginning but he is angry as well. He doesn't want her around the theatre because she threatens the peace of his body and mind. Maddy is stubborn and doesn't want to give up hope that she will be able to seduce Logan.Both characters are strong, attractive and very alive. The story is full of their exciting verbal fights and the sexual tension between them is sizzling.
Logan doesn't want to trust any woman but Maddy defeats his barriers and they make passionate love. The storyline is fast-paced full of emotional struggle between Logan and Maddy. They both misunderstand the other's motives and they hurt each other unintentionally. The path to happiness is long and not easy.
There are some interesting well developed secondary characters who are meddling in the couple's relationship either positively or negatively. Ms. Kleypas is a very talented writer who finds the right way to describe her characters and their continuous change for the better.
BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE is a beautiful historical romance set in the busy life of a Victorian theatre.The authors use of different sceneries is very original. I love the way she writes about her characters and make them come alive so we think of them as real persons.Fans of historical romance will cherish this book and they will want to read more by this excellent author.