Friday, 3 April 2020


Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book: 

44285731Goodreads Summary: 

Everything has a price...

Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love—the one thing he can’t give.

Everything except her...

Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win.

When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants—or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride:

Never underestimate a Ravenel.

The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun.


Hampshire, England June 1876 
It had been a mistake to invite himself to the wedding. Not that Tom Severin gave a damn about politeness or etiquette. He liked barging into places where he hadn’t been invited, knowing he was too rich for anyone to dare throw him out.

Cassandra suspected Tom knew something no one else did. He seemed to be playing some kind of cat-and-mouse game. “Do you have information regarding his whereabouts, Mr. Severin?” she asked unsteadily. Tom looked directly at her then, the nonchalant mask temporarily falling away. His intense, searching gaze somehow burned through the numbness of the past twenty-four hours. “No, sweetheart,” he said gently, as if there were no one else in the room. The deliberate endearment caused a few breaths to catch audibly, including hers.


I am always looking forward to reading Lisa Kleypas' historical books also I love the Ravenels so its a fun ride reading this book because it has Tom Severin as the hero. I have just started it so I am curious about what's that all about at 56%

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  1. Great excerpts and cover! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  2. I've heard great things about this author, but have yet to read anything. I'd like to though. :-) Happy weekend, stay safe!

  3. I never read anything by this author but I've heard so many good things. The cover is beautiful. Take care and stay safe!

  4. I love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  5. Haven't read an historical romance in a while. This looks like a wonderful series. I agree with other commenters that the cover is beautiful.

  6. This book seems like an interesting read. I like the quotes too.

  7. Kleypas is a favorite of mine but for some reason I haven't picked up her latest few. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying!