Someone to Watch Over Me is a classic tale from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas. In this Regency romance, Kleypas, the author of Seduce Me at Sunrise, tells the story of a scandalous beauty with no memory of who she is and the man determined to unravel the secrets of her past.
Untypically, this Regency features lower-class protagonists: a rough-around-the-edges Bow Street runner and a notorious, unlikable courtesan. Grant Morgan, once a poor orphan, has become rich in the service that was the precursor to London's modern-day police force. (Runners worked both for the Bow Street magistrates and as independent detectives.) When he rebuffs the advances of flame-haired beauty Vivien Duvall, she retaliates by spreading vicious, demeaning rumors. He then finds her half drowned, almost strangled to death and suffering from traumatic amnesia--and he takes revenge by convincing her they're lovers. This way, he can bed her easily while searching for her assailant. But is she really who he thinks she is? The questions of exactly who it is that he has slept with and who hates Vivien Duvall enough to try to kill her are quite intriguing. Kleypas (Then Came You) writes a spirited tale, clearly enjoying her characters, but she may unsettle fans of the genre with her willingness to stray from its conventions. Not only does she present a d class world, but Regency misses don't normally say "Ick!"
It’s not the best of her best but still a great plot and a very fun read. The chemistry between the two main characters is great and the twist was incredibly clever. Avoid spoilers vigilantly! This one has everything you would expect from one of the queens of romance fiction.
Great book .
Everything I have ever read by Lisa Kleypas gets 5 stars from me. This book is a fun read and has real feeling.
Someone to watch over me
Loved this book for those who enjoy sequels read this first,then Lady Sophia's lover followed up with Worth any price. I did not realize they all flowed together and read them out of sync. Loved all of them but sure wish they would tell you the sequence when purchasing on iTunes.