New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her
A woman who defies her time
Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man--why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.
A man who breaks every rule
As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known.
- ISBN-13: 9780062371911
- ISBN-10: 0062371916
- Publisher: Avon Books
- Publish Date: February 2018
- Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
- Page Count: 400
Romance: Stolen hearts
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THE PRINCESS BRIDE
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TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
Deeply romantic and spiced with danger, Lisa Kleypas’ Hello Stranger will make readers swoon. Government agent Ethan Ransom secretly trails doctor Garrett Gibson around Victorian London in order to protect her on her rounds through its more dangerous neighborhoods. But when he steps in to defend her from ruffians, he can’t resist making himself known to her. Their powerful attraction to one another takes both by surprise. The fiercely independent Garrett fascinates Ethan, and he is enraptured by her fortitude and intelligence. And while Garrett has made her peace with having a satisfying career instead of a relationship, Ethan’s devotion makes her realize she could have both. But Ethan’s investigation into corruption soon embroils them both in a situation that could jeopardize their future and their lives.
Kleypas’ elegant, assured prose and attentive characterization adorn every page of Hello Stranger. This is a fabulous love story with a perfectly matched pair at its heart.
ALSO IN BOOKPAGE: Read our Q&A with Lisa Kleypas about Hello Stranger.