Review: Say You Love Me by Johanna Lindsey

Posted September 17, 2012 by Amanda in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Review: Say You Love Me by Johanna LindseySay You Love Me by Johanna Lindsey
Published by Avon on December 1st 1997
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Left penniless and in dire straits, Kelsey Langton realizes that only by allowing herself to be sold at auction can she rescue her sister's future. So the proud, desperate lady enters the infamous House of Eros, resigned to becoming some well-heeled gentleman's plaything -- and Lord Derek Malory is the highest bidder for Kelsey's charms.

A handsome and irredeemable scoundrel, Derek soon draws the sensuous, unsuspecting maiden into a world of unparalleled pleasures and dangerous rivalries. But Kelsey knows she must always guard the secret of her highborn past -- even as her grace, spirit, and beauty entice her new "master" to renounce his scandalous ways and take a gamble on true love.

This author/series is listed amongst my favorite top 5 and occasionally I enjoy re-reading these books. The other day, I selected this one and was immediately swept away into a different time.

1844 London Kelsey Langton is a wonderful character. She is willing to do absolutely anything to save her family from financial ruin. And I really do mean anything – she agrees to auction herself at “house of ill-repute” to a stranger with the intentions of becoming his mistress.

Derek Malory is the average, good-looking, aristocrat that has no interest in 1.buying a woman and 2. having a mistress. But when he notices a man he knows for fact is twisted and enjoys abusing his women, he bids on the lovely lady standing on the table without really thinking it through. Kelsey and Derek are delightful and it is fun to read their romance and see how it grows over time. But, can they over come the scandal that is attached to their love?

I’ve said this before and I will say it again, Lindsey has a remarkable talent for character development and slow building passionate (believable) relationships. I highly recommend all of her historical romances, which range from Viking era to Regency.

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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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2 responses to “Review: Say You Love Me by Johanna Lindsey

  1. This is a great series that haven’t caught up on. I only read the first two. So many books, so little time! Very nice review.

    -Selena Mc