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Dreaming of You ❰KINDLE❯ ❀ Dreaming of You Author Lisa Kleypas – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk She stood at danger s threshold then love beckoned her inIn the shelter of her country cottage, Sara Fielding puts pen to paper to create dreams But curiosity has enticed the prim, well bred gentlewom She stood at danger s threshold then love beckoned her inIn the shelter of her country cottage, Sara Fielding puts pen Dreaming of eBook ☆ to paper to create dreams But curiosity has enticed the prim, well bred gentlewoman out of her safe haven and into Derek Craven s dangerous worldA handsome, tough and tenacious Cockney, he rose from poverty to become lord of London s most exclusive gambling house a struggle that has left Derek Craven fabulously wealthy, but hardened and suspicious And now duty demands he allow Sara Fielding into his world with her impeccable manners and her infuriating innocence But here, in a perilous shadow realm of ever shifting fortunes, even a proper mouse can be transformed into a breathtaking enchantress and a world weary gambler can be shaken to his cynical core by the power of passionand the promise of love.


10 thoughts on “Dreaming of You

  1. Kristen Kristen says:

    Quick review finally completed 10 31 13 FANTASTIC HUGE 5 Stars Dreaming of You is one of the most beautifully told love stories I ve read It s full of vibrant and flawed characters that will touch your heart like few other characters will There s nothing new I can say about this slightly heartbreaking yet wonderfully heartwarming story that hasn t already been said other than Derek Craven and Sara Feilding and their love story is why I read romance It doesn t get better than this


  2. Daniella Daniella says:

    Did my 5th re read of this book yesterday I used to love it really, I did.But things changed My views have changed, and I can t let the fact that Derek shagged that housewench as a sub for Sara go It felt unclean for me, and was so downright disrespectful to women in general No woman should be used for her body like that Enough.And this delineation between pure, naive Sara and the unclean OTHER women Yeah, that can go to hell I m sick of that shit.


  3. Shawna Shawna says:

    5 stars Historical Regency RomanceThis is such a beautiful, heartrending love story that I savored like the finest Vosges chocolate And it s no wonder why this is such a sentimental, LK fan favoriteDerek Cravendreamy sigh .Author Sara Fielding wants to observe the workings of London s underground gaming halls for her latest novel, including the most famous gambling club of all, Craven s, and the notorious man who runs it Derek Craven, the sexy, cynical, hardened cockney son of a pro 5 stars Historical Regency RomanceThis is such a beautiful, heartrending love story that I savored like the finest Vosges chocolate And it s no wonder why this is such a sentimental, LK fan favoriteDerek Cravendreamy sigh .Author Sara Fielding wants to observe the workings of London s underground gaming halls for her latest novel, including the most famous gambling club of all, Craven s, and the notorious man who runs it Derek Craven, the sexy, cynical, hardened cockney son of a prostitute, grew up on the rough streets of London and learned to make his way in the dangerous rookeries by any means necessary, eventually accumulating vast wealth and power by running a popular, thriving gaming club Derek has erected strong defenses and adopted a detached, cool, blas fa ade to hide his emotions, protect his heart, and conceal his longing for the things in life he doesn t think he deserves and can never have honor, respect, trust, friendship, love, and family Of course, he never counted on an innocent, brave, inquisitive, genuine, mousy, and tenderhearted spinster like Sara Fielding shaking up his life and tearing down his walls of self protection.Derek Craven is such an endearing, diamond in the rough hero because he s a tortured soul and deeply flawed, yet he has a huge, albeit tarnished, heart of gold and such vast potential for love and when he falls for Sara, he falls hard and forever The way he cherishes and protects Sara like the world s greatest treasure is incredibly sweet and romantic Dreaming of You is a poignant, passionate story about the invincible power of love that tugs the heartstrings and that stays with you a long time after it s over Verrry big 5 stars


  4. Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW) Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW) says:

    5 I so marrying Derek in my next life stars This book was a BLOODY AMAZING READ I can t believe I just struck gold in a mine full of books,so unintentionally She felt him tremble with the force of his need He spoke just beneath her ear, his voice thick with tormented pleasure You have to leave, Sara because I want to hold you like this until your skin melts into mine I want you in my bed, the smell of you on my sheets, your hair spread across my pillow I want to take your inno 5 I so marrying Derek in my next life stars This book was a BLOODY AMAZING READ I can t believe I just struck gold in a mine full of books,so unintentionally She felt him tremble with the force of his need He spoke just beneath her ear, his voice thick with tormented pleasure You have to leave, Sara because I want to hold you like this until your skin melts into mine I want you in my bed, the smell of you on my sheets, your hair spread across my pillow I want to take your innocence God I want to ruin you for anyone elseMy thoughts Amazing story line Alpha male hero Endearing heroine Its a Check To all three,ladies This book really has it all Fast paced and emotionally charged, Dreaming of youmanages to stay original and fresh to the very last page.Derek Sara. sign It was love at first word for me with these two I adored them from the very first page.Even though they were eccentric and so different from each other.Together they were just two perfect pieces of thepuzzleI didn t want to give you the one last part of myself that I couldn t take back And then you were gone And I realized it was already yours It had been since the beginning Except that I hadn t told you It drove me mad, the thought that you would never know Would I recommend the book HELL YES Its over 9 hours and I m STILL face palming myself for leaving this lying on my TBR for so long Lol. Don t be another me PWill I be continuing the series If there is a book 3..Then sure


  5. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    This book is a beautiful love story Derek Craven is a self made man who is not interested in love, and certainly not with a sheltered provincial spinster like Sara But when he falls for her, he falls hard The beauty of this story is how deeply Derek comes to love Sara Some of the things he says to her, and the way he shows his love move d me intensely when I read it, and still do, though it has been years since I read this book And Sara is worthy of his love She might be rather plain and c This book is a beautiful love story Derek Craven is a self made man who is not interested in love, and certainly not with a sheltered provincial spinster like Sara But when he falls for her, he falls hard The beauty of this story is how deeply Derek comes to love Sara Some of the things he says to her, and the way he shows his love move d me intensely when I read it, and still do, though it has been years since I read this book And Sara is worthy of his love She might be rather plain and certainly unfashionable, but she has a great mind and a beautiful heart Derek is not a perfect guy He s not smooth or urbane He doesn t speak well because he grew up in the stews of London, but he s one of my all time favorite heroes, and certainly my favorite Lisa Kleypas hero He earned this because of the fact that this man was so utterly affected by love for Sara, and how he cherishes her And also due to the fact that he pulled himself up from the gutter and made something of himself I love those kinds of heroes heroines This book is in my top 10 of romances easily.Rachel Weisz as Sara Fielding image error Gerard Butler as Derek Craven image error


  6. Addie H Addie H says:

    I am re reading all my 5 star rated romance novels There are 60 on my shelf This is book 22Tropes Opposites Attract, Unrequited Love, Wallflower, Love TriangleThis is how my 22nd re read held up I cannot believe how I have chosen to ignore a MAJOR big problem in this book the first time I read it CHEATING Not once But twice The second time was sort of out of his control, but the first time was NOT, so The thing is, this book is pretty awesome Was pretty awesome whatever.At least I am re reading all my 5 star rated romance novels There are 60 on my shelf This is book 22Tropes Opposites Attract, Unrequited Love, Wallflower, Love TriangleThis is how my 22nd re read held up I cannot believe how I have chosen to ignore a MAJOR big problem in this book the first time I read it CHEATING Not once But twice The second time was sort of out of his control, but the first time was NOT, so The thing is, this book is pretty awesome Was pretty awesome whatever.At least up until the point where LK makes Derek F King Craven use one of his house wenches to seek comfort while missing the heroine And the second time when he doesn t really wake until it sor less too late when his ex mistress has sneaked into bed with him I DO NOT WANT TO READ THIS KIND OF S T IN ROMANCE NOVELS I had forgotten why I sometimes read LK s books with some trepidation, because she pulls stunts like this While there is certainlyto this book than the cheating, personally it has ruined it for me Which really pisses me off, because the rest of the book is pretty great Sort of.Downgraded to 1.5 starsMr Craven doesn t know how to love He recognizes it only as weakness and folly That s part of his attraction for women, I believe They each hope to be the one who will finally capture his heart But it s not possible He ll never allow it, no indeedQuick plot Prim and well bred Sara Fielding might be an artist with the pen fictionalizing the underbelly of London, but what she really lacks is real insight By pure chance she saves the life of the notorious owner of London s most exclusive gambling house, Derek Craven Indebted, Derek has no choice but to allow the tenacious little author inside the walls of his questionable establishment After my cheating rant, let s focus on the good stuff, because there is plentyDerek had never dreamed that his territory would be so gently and thoroughly invaded or that his employees would be such willing traitors Sara Fielding s mysterious charm had captivated everyone in his club In my opinion, she said, you use your poor beginnings as a convenient excuse to to discard all the ethics the rest of us must live by Ethics, he sneered I couldn t name one man, rich or poor, who wouldn t discard them for the right price I wouldn t, she said steadily What does she think of you Appalled by your lurid past, as I would imagine She s in raptures over it I suppose you ve done everything possible to be offensive She likes it She calls me source material I d keep you with me every bloody minute of the day no, I d have you fitted with a ball and chain because I know that otherwise you d be running off to do research in the nearest dark alley with every cutthroat and pimp you can find She folded her arms and regarded him with tight lipped disapproval There s no need to shout at me, Mr Craven I m not Derek s voice faded into silence He had been shouting, something he never did Amazed, he rubbed his jaw and stared at her, while she returned his gaze like an inquiring little owl He wasn t behaving like himself he wasn t thinking like himself He felt as if he should brace himself for some cataclysmic event The air was charged with white hot currents His nerve ends seemed abraded Something was going to happen something and all he could do, it seemed, was wait You re offended that I m here, Sara said in a small voice I d rather stand in a bucket of coals than spend one night under the same roof with you You dislike me that much Derek s lungs began to work hard as he stared into her small, lovely face The violent joy of being near her caused his blood to sizzle His fingers flexed repeatedly into the softness of her shoulders, as if relishing the texture of her flesh No, I don t dislike you, he said, nearly inaudible With a disbelieving look on her face, Sara pulled out the tiny pair of spectacles she thought she had lost at the club Why she whispered, amazed that he was carrying them in his breast pocket.He met her gaze defiantly, his jaw set A small muscle twitched in his cheek.Then she understood Are you having problems with your sight, Mr Craven she asked softly Or is it your heart They settled on a step and he hunched over her tightly, his arms fast around her I love you, he told her, wiping impatiently at the tears that kept trickling down his face I couldn t say it before I couldn t He clenched his trembling jaw, trying to control the hot flow of tears It only made them worse Giving up, he buried his face in her hair Bloody hell, he muttered.Sara had never seen him so undone, had never imagined it possible Stroking his dark head, she whispered meaningless words, trying to give comfort I love you, he repeated hoarsely, burg against her I would have given my life to have oneday with you, and tell you thatThere is another reason why I have downgraded this book, which is that Sara repeatedly mentions his hold is hurting her, or the book describes he is acting forcibly with women ex mistress You and me LK


  7. Jasbell76 Jasbell76 says:

    ALERT ALERT Cheating hero Hero was not celibate during the separation I will avoid this book since I had a BAD experience with the last book I read by Kleypas Forever My LoveForever My Love Oh, really I don t know if people can understand this but, I CONSIDER that a hero is a cheater when AFTER he MEETS the heroine and HAS SEX with her, and maybe he started to feel something for her, he dumps her and sleeps with other woman women This separation was not for YEARS I like my heros being cel ALERT ALERT Cheating hero Hero was not celibate during the separation I will avoid this book since I had a BAD experience with the last book I read by Kleypas Forever My LoveForever My Love Oh, really I don t know if people can understand this but, I CONSIDER that a hero is a cheater when AFTER he MEETS the heroine and HAS SEX with her, and maybe he started to feel something for her, he dumps her and sleeps with other woman women This separation was not for YEARS I like my heros being celibate during the separation, PERIOD


  8. Chantal ❤️ Chantal ❤️ says:

    I read this book long ago when it first came out It was one of my fav as the tortured hero goes he was the best However, I must say looking back on it now I can see that it was an ok read but it also had some questionable moments like when he first sees her and does not help her out but she saves his life He is a street rat and does not know any other way to be but basic The fact that he does not have sex with her when she throws herself at him says how hard he was trying to do right by her I read this book long ago when it first came out It was one of my fav as the tortured hero goes he was the best However, I must say looking back on it now I can see that it was an ok read but it also had some questionable moments like when he first sees her and does not help her out but she saves his life He is a street rat and does not know any other way to be but basic The fact that he does not have sex with her when she throws herself at him says how hard he was trying to do right by her He really does think he can never have her as she is too good and pure and he is who he is So he sends her away and eventually sleeps with another woman who looks like her and calling the heroines name the whole time This poor woman goes to visit the heroine to ask her to come back and tells her all about what he had done and how he is behaving I loved his struggle with his feelings and her emotional and sexual awakening.This was a great story and the characters came alive off the pages for me Very enjoyable The masked ball was one of my favorite when he discovers that she is the girl under the mask that he is trying to seduce That was hot This book is not for everyone and I am glad the author glosses over some of the finer details in history so I could enjoy this book


  9. Mo Mo says:

    Liked this one I always like a tortured hero and Derek Craven really is tortured He feels that because of his upbringing he is unworthy of love, especially the love of a sweet person Separately they had different strengths Together they were complete Loved catching up with Lily and Alex again I loved the first book.Derek fights his attraction to Sara She is not even his type a country maiden from a small village He is used to the flirtatious ladies of the ton He was so far f Liked this one I always like a tortured hero and Derek Craven really is tortured He feels that because of his upbringing he is unworthy of love, especially the love of a sweet person Separately they had different strengths Together they were complete Loved catching up with Lily and Alex again I loved the first book.Derek fights his attraction to Sara She is not even his type a country maiden from a small village He is used to the flirtatious ladies of the ton He was so far from the gallant knights in her romantic fantasies He was tarnished, scarred, imperfect Derek s breath touched Sara s throat in unsteady urges Sometimes, he whispered, I m so close to you and I m still not close enough I want to share your breath every beat of your heart He cradled her head in both his hands, his mouth hot on her neck Sometimes, he murmured, I want to punish you a little Why For making me want you until I ache with it For the way I wake at night just to watch you sleeping His face was intense and passionate above her, his green eyes sharp in their brightness I want youeach time I m with you It s a fever that never leaves me I can t be alone without wondering where you are, when I can have you again His lips possessed hers in a kiss that was both savage and tender, and she opened to him eagerly


  10. Roksana Roksana says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here WARNING Spoilers Romance or not Cheating Infidelity should never be taken so lightly it s never ok to sleep with someone who is already married and his her deniability of it by using excuses from their past habits This did not seem to bother other readers, but it did bother me and even the characters in the book seem accepting for not addressing Derek s pervasive and distasteful lifestyle of sexual indulgences throughout the entire book and I do not wish to read in explicit d WARNING Spoilers Romance or not Cheating Infidelity should never be taken so lightly it s never ok to sleep with someone who is already married and his her deniability of it by using excuses from their past habits This did not seem to bother other readers, but it did bother me and even the characters in the book seem accepting for not addressing Derek s pervasive and distasteful lifestyle of sexual indulgences throughout the entire book and I do not wish to read in explicit details about him having a sexual encounter with his mistress it s very disturbing and distasteful and definitely takes away all the credibility for him to be a real man with any redeeming qualities he is a selfish man who sought empty, meaningless pleasures of the flesh without thought for anyone or anything but his own gratification by sleeping with a married, and heartless woman that led but could have also led to manytragediesFirst and foremost Derek is a character that some readers may find difficult to connect to, and sadly I am one of them I acknowledged his tragic past, however, the problem I have encountered with this aspect is that he justifies his actions often irresponsible ones by his past experiences and to me, this is not a good portrayal for his character growth For me a real Hero is a character that progresses systematically throughout the story and demonstrates the redeeming qualities that make the reader accept and forgive his wrongdoing, so there is a balance I found the social judgment on the married woman who had an affair with the hero very unjust one, as every character in this book was disgusted with his ex mistress, but not really about him having sex with her whilst she had marital status and add he is committing to adultery fully without remorse I do acknowledge the woman was in the wrong, but so as the Hero She got all the grief, but he none In those moments, I questioned the author for not allowing the characters to confront Derek for being so brainless by indulging with someone s wife when this woman caused so much pain and trouble because he ever so suddenly got tired of her and rejected her I was disappointed at this turn of events, as no one really confronted Derek about him causing all this He was largely the responsible one for all the damage caused by his former mistress because he started this by engaging with her sexually in the first place He even did not apologise to his friends for causing all the distressI wish the author could have challenged the hero by allowing his friends to finally question his choice of affairs with women, for exampleHis friend did mention something at the beginning of the book, but it was a very little confrontation and the hero called Lilly a BI T not very appealing to call his friend that way The heroine was nearly raped by the heroes ex mistress, but in the next moment was defending him by justifying him by putting the blame on his ex mistress and not on him But the fact of the matter is, that it takes two to do that tangoso in my humble opinion he was liable at the same level as his former mistress for all the damages caused Its true that some of these traits add hints of realism to the novel, but this book is a romance novel, hence its design to inspire fantasy and a feeling of enjoyment, I felt none of this WHY could the hero just talk to his ex mistress instead of humiliating her What did he expect that after he left her like garbage she would just forget about him he knew what the woman was capable of, Yet he could not behave like a man A real man would have a real conversation with her and explaining his refusal to be with her in a decent way at least with some level of respect as he could make it at the time THAT would have been good for his character growth Instead of doing the right thing, the author gave him the easy way out, by making the other woman an evil one, so that he would looka hero compare to her actions by wanting revenge etceteraI was really not charmed with Derek s cold and disrespectful attitude towards womenHe was a rake I gather but he did not have to treat them like trashI understand he had no choice over his tragic upbringing, but he definitely had a choice after becoming successful and he did not need to sleep with married women, he had plenty of choices elsewhere, so that left a bad taste in my mouth and I had a dislike for him I also understand that this is a romance, but thinking of all the married women he slept with makes me feel very uncomfortableWHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE FAMILIES OF THOSE MARRIED WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN I WOULD RATHER WANT TO READ ABOUT HIM TRYING WIN HEROINE OVERFor me the magic that holds that special sparks that make the romance cherished went down the drain in here True love is about learning to see the beauty in another person the other significant regardless of their faults and Sara was willing to accept him with his past, but he chose to be alone and sleep with other womenA special relationship is also about transforming a normal relationship into a deeper one without further interest in others and I could not find that here


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