Review: Dreaming of You

Review: Dreaming of YouDreaming of You (The Gamblers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Gamblers #2
Published by HarperCollins e-books on October 13, 2009
Genres: Historical
Pages: 384

Dreaming of Derek

DREAMING OF YOU is the sequel to THEN CAME YOU. It tells the story of Derek Craven, the bigger than life owner of the premiere gaming shell in London, and the sweet but not naive, Sara Fielding. Sara is an author who is writing about the lower classes in London and after meeting Derek wants to use his hell as research. Derek is attracted to Sara but because of his hard upbringing, he turns away from anyone who is could possibly care about. In this book, Derek struggles with his feelings and the jealous rages of an ex-lover.

I love DREAMING OF YOU. Sara captures Derek by being himself. The real conflicts in this book deal with Derek’s past and his unwillingness to make himself vulnerable. Sara catches him by just being the strong but gentle soul that she is. Her ability to accept others and not be strangled by class divisions make her the perfect mate for Derek. The characters are big and the plot keeps the reader engaged. The emphasis here is one the changes that the relationship between Derek and Sara brings to them. The two characters grow and change and become a perfect match.

For fans of THEN CAME YOU there is a great update for Lily and Alex who have more than cameo roles in this book. While it isn’t necessary to have read THEN CAME YOU first, doing so adds to the depth in this book.

I love this book and highly recommend it.


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