Book Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas is officially one of my favorite authors. If I hadn't made that clear before, I figured I'd put that out into the universe now. Marrying Winterborne was a wonderful read, I adored Rhys and Helen so much and loved getting lost in their story.

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Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

A ruthless tycoon

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . .

A sheltered beauty

Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…

Marrying Mr. Winterborne

5 out of 5 stars

This was an exceptionally well-written story. I am completely in love with this world and all the characters the author has created. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!

I loved Rhys and Helen. I loved all their ups and downs in the beginning, it made for a great introduction. Rhys is a bit gruff on the outside but passionate and kind when it came to Helen, he made me swoon. I adored Helen and loved watching her come out of her shell and become a strong, confident woman. I loved learning their histories, them letting their guards down, and opening up. I was filled with anticipation, excited for them to work through things and get to their HEA. There were sweet and emotional moments as well as playful and super sexy ones.

There is this fantastic group of characters in the story and I love how they all played their parts and the different nuances they brought to it. I enjoyed the updates on other characters from the previous story and how they're developing. I was also thrilled to meet new characters and am excited about their stories. 

I loved the first book in The Ravenels series but this somehow surpassed it. Seeing the characters grow and open up was amazing. The attention to detail is great, it had an excellent flow that had me hooked the entire time. It was all just incredibly well done and I can't begin to say enough good things. All the stars!

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Cold-Hearted Rake by [Kleypas, Lisa] Marrying Winterborne by [Kleypas, Lisa] Devil in Spring: The Ravenels, Book 3 by [Kleypas, Lisa] Hello Stranger: The Ravenels, Book 4 by [Kleypas, Lisa] Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels meet The Wallflowers by [Kleypas, Lisa] Chasing Cassandra
The Ravenels Series
Cold-Hearted Rake (#1) by Lisa Kleypas – Amazon | My Review
Chasing Cassandra (#6) - Amazon | My Review

 It Happened One Autumn (The Wallflowers, Book 2) by [Kleypas, Lisa] The Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers, Book 3) by [Kleypas, Lisa] A Scandal in Spring (The Wallflowers, Book 4) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
The Wallflowers Series
Secrets of a Summer Night (#1) – Amazon | My Review
It Happened One Autumn (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Devil in Winter (#3) - Amazon | My Review
Scandal in Spring (#4) - Amazon | My Review

Mine Till Midnight (Hathaways Book 1) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Seduce Me at Sunrise (Hathaways Book 2) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Tempt Me at Twilight (Hathaways Book 3) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
Married by Morning (Hathaways Book 4) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Love in the Afternoon (Hathaways Book 5) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
The Hathaways Series
Mine Till Midnight (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Seduce Me at Sunrise (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Tempt Me at Twilight (#3) Amazon | My Review
Married by Morning (#4) - Amazon | My Review
Love in the Afternoon (#5) - Amazon | My Review

Technically these historical romance books by Lisa Kleypas are standalone's so you can read them in any order you want. The stories do have interconnected characters so it was suggested to me to start at the very beginning with The Wallflowers series. This way you can see all the characters grow and have kids. I am so glad I decided to do this, I loved the build, the overall character development and the flow of the world as it expands. If you are an "in order" person like me, I suggest the following reading order:

The Wallflowers Series - The Hathaways Series - The Ravenels Series 

I've officially read all three of these series but am behind on sharing my reviews. They're all so fantastic though, I can't begin to say enough good things.

I'm a huge Lisa Kleypas fan (obviously!). What are some other historical romance authors I need to check out? Let me know!

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