ONE OF OPRAH MAG'S BEST ROMANCES OF 2020!
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 . . .
Opposites attract in spectacular fashion in the sixth Victorian-era Romance inbestseller Kleypas's Ravenel series (after Devil's Daughter), which pairs a true romantic with a cynical intellectual. Lady Cassandra Ravenel has turned down many proposals, holding out for real feeling. That doesn't stop railway magnate Tom Severin from asking for her hand within moments of meeting her. Though she ignores his proposal, the shrewd businessman fancies her from just a glance and sees winning her as a thrilling challenge. His pursuit leads the pair to grow close. But when Tom starts to feel more than lust, he abruptly ends their budding friendship to avoid the liability he feels his emotions pose on his cold, calculated life, leaving a smitten Cassandra confused and hurt. They continue to run into each other, and their physical and mental attraction proves too strong to ignore. When one of Cassandra's scorned suitors slanders her reputation, Tom is determined to protect her. The plot is well-balanced, the pace steady, the characters deliciously complex, and the chemistry electric. Returning readers will also be pleased by cameos from characters from earlier installments. Kleypas fans and first timers alike will fall in love with this refreshing romance.
A good book. The author did a wonderful job at creating in Tom a complicated character that is likeable and understandable. I liked that the author showed his quirky character all the way through instead of trying to explain him. The relationship between Cassandra and Tom is cute. Her soft, stunning and powerful soul and his ever growing appreciation for her was beautiful.
I received an ARC of this book to read in exchange for a fair review. Chasing Cassandra is the sixth book in Lisa Kleypas’s delightful The Ravenels series. You could read it as a stand-alone, but I’ve enjoyed reading the series immensely and recommend them all. Lady Cassandra Ravenel has just watched her beloved twin get married, and while she’s happy for her sister, she’s feeling just a bit left out and wondering if she will ever meet someone who loves her. Tom Severin, a wealthy businessman, has everything he could wish for, but something seems to be missing, and he’s not quite sure what it is until he spies Cassandra Ravenel, and every instinct he possesses says yes this, and he tells her I’ll be your Oyster. Their path to HEA is not a smooth one as Tom only acknowledges five feelings, love is not one of them, and Cassandra is not willing to settle for anything less. One of the things I liked most about their story is that he listens to her, and she understands instinctively what he’s not saying because to her, his actions speak as loudly as others words. The locked up tightly wound hero who learns to let go is one of my favourites and I relished every page of this book. Medium Steam. Publishing Date February 18, 2020. #Edelweissplus #AvonRomance #HarperCollinsCanada #HarperCollins #LisaKleypas #ChasingCassandra #bookstagram #historicalromance