|Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas|
"This isn't happening at all. You're just visiting a dream of mine." - Sara FieldingOn a research trip, novelist Sara Fielding saved the live of Derek Craven, a renown owner of a gambling club. This chance encounter would forever seal their fate.
Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite romance writer. Character developments and story line are never a problem for her books because she create these very dynamic characters, whom readers learn to adore as the story progresses. With that being said, Dreaming of You, an earlier piece of Lisa Kleypas had me squealing in my seat. I swooned over Derek, whose presence outshine the author's other male characters.
Antics between Derek and Sara bring the story alive. They both come from very different background. Sara, a gentle hearted writer, whereas Derek is a force to be reckon with. Somehow they bring out a passion among one another that made me realized how much I missed reading Lisa Kleypas's novels.
Characters hop from one story to another. One of the author signature style of writing would be how a character made a short appearance in one book, but later on they receive a bigger role in another novel. Characters are not simply forgotten by the author, rather they appear some time again in her future works. In Dreaming of You, if the name Ivo Jenner does not ring a bell, then one should definitely look forward to reading Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3). where he has a starring role.
By way this will not be the last time readers will see of Derek and Sara, they will make an appearance in Against the Odds.
I came to reading this book not knowing it's a sequel to Then You Came, part of the Gamblers series. To those who plan on picking up this book, make sure to read that one first. I would recommend this book and any books by this author because they are that good.
Rating: 4/5 stars