Review - Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas

Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels #6
Publisher: HarperCollins - Avon Books
Publication Date:  February 21, 2020
Date Read:  February 8, 2020
Length:  384 pages
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
★★★★☆
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas returns with a tantalizing romance between a powerful magnate and the woman who doesn’t want him.

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 . . .
My Review

This was such a great historical romance!  I have been a big fan of Lisa Kleypas for many years so I was pretty eager to read this book.  I had pretty high expectations for this book since I love the author's writing and have enjoyed other books in the series quite a bit.  I was not disappointed.  I really enjoyed reading Cassandra and Tom's story.

This is the sixth book in the Ravenels series but it works perfectly fine on its own.  Readers of the series will appreciate the opportunity to check in with well-loved characters but this book tells its own story.  This book tells Cassandra and Tom's story.  Cassandra's twin has just been married and she wonders if she will have the chance to do the same.  She wants to marry for love but most of her suitors only seem to see her as a pretty face.  Tom is a self-made man.  He is extremely wealthy and intelligent but many still look down on him because he lacks a title.

I loved Tom and Cassandra together.  I thought that they had wonderful chemistry with each other and I loved the way they were able to learn from each other.  They both seem to be the type of people to jump in and help when that is what is needed regardless of what others might say.  They also try to do the right thing which was perfectly illustrated in how they were with the orphan boy who entered their life.  At first, nobody believed that these two were suited for each other and it was interesting to see them try to stay away from each other.  These two really were meant to be together.

I would highly recommend this book to fans of historical romance.  This was a wonderful tale filled with fantastic characters, wonderful chemistry, a few laughs, and a swoon-worthy romance.  I can't wait to read more of Kleypas's work very soon.

I received a digital review copy of this book from HarperCollins - Avon via Edelweiss.
The Ravenels Series

Book #1 - Cold-Hearted Rake
Book #2 - Marrying Winterborne
Book #3 - Devil in Spring
Book #4 - Hello Stranger - My Review
Book #5 - Devil's Daughter - My Review
Book #6 - Chasing Cassandra - Available February 18, 2020!
About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

Comments

  1. Tom and Cassandra sound like such great characters. I like that they both were the type to help where they saw a need and do the right thing. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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  2. I also loved this book so much. Particularly Cassandra and Tom's 'negotiations.' LOL

    Great review, Carole! :)

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  3. I used to read her books a lot. Its been awhile since I read her work. I need to rectify this. Great review, Carole.

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  4. pretty covers. i am not familiar with the author, so thanks for the introduction and mentioning the book can stand alone
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  5. I need to read more books by this author!

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  6. Kleypas is one of my absolute favorite historical romance authors but for some reason it has been ages since I read any of her new books. This sounds fantastic and definitely a book I need to pick up.

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  7. This is one series that I would love to be able to get a hold of. It sounds so good and I am happy to hear that it was such a good read for you. I need to see if out library system here where I live now carried the series now.

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  8. I am glad you could like this next installment in the series. It sounds like these two characters have a lot of chemisty and compatibility so it was good to read about them. I need to read more historical romance!

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  9. I have it to read soon, yay :D Good to hear it was a nice one

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