Marrying Winterborne

Marrying Winterborne

by Lisa Kleypas

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Overview

Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas

A ruthless tycoon

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . .

A sheltered beauty

Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…

Marrying Winterborne

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062371850
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Ravenels Series , #2
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 54,367
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She’s a RITA award-winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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Marrying Winterborne 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tall dark self made man, a young lady with grit and many relatives, and a few almost insurmountable problems . ..you have another interesting , funny story from Lisa Kleypas that will keep you entertained from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Read it one night! Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm enjoying this series about the ravenhel's. The first book was equally fun to read. Good interesting characters and plot lines that held my interest. I read this in one day. Lisa kleypas really knows how to write romance. Can't wait for the next book to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
6/2016 jsb Sweet book. Was annoyed when Helen had numerous opportunities to be forthright and honest with Rhys and put it off. Other than that it was a good book, predictable, yes. But still enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kleypas's Wallflower Series will always be my favorite, but this is a close second. Love the story and the characters. Winterborne's fierce love for Helen is palpable and her love for him emboldens her to take action and take what she wants. When they are together, even if it's just talking in a parlor, the chemistry between the two makes the words sizzle off the page! Lots to love here. Worth the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the story and the characters. I also like the way that the characters' stories are interwoven between the two books that have been published so far in this series. I can't wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Loved the wonderful characters and story. I have enjoyed all books I have read by this author. Dang we have to wait till next year for more with the Ravenel's. I just love them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first time i read a book by this author. I enjoyed the story. Will be looking forward to another of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! Thank you for creating a memorable group of characters. I look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made up for the last one. Back to a Kleypas classic. This is romance!!
Anonymous 2 days ago
Very good read i could hardly put it down. Im in love with Mr Winterborne & his mints.
WhatsBeyondForks 7 months ago
You can read this as a stand alone book, but I recommend reading the first book as you get to see how these two met and are introduced to the beginnings of their friendship. Helen is sweet and soft spoken, yet she surprised me in many ways when it comes to Rhys. The girl knows that she wants that's for sure. Rhys is gruff and he can be pretty ruthless in business, but you really get to know his many sides within this story. These are two you'd never imagine together, but in a weird way... they work. It was entertaining to watch them figure out how to make things work too.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Loved it. Great serues
Anonymous 8 months ago
I love Lisa Kleypas's historicals. This isn't her very best, but is better than most offerings these days.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This book was a good read, but I didn't find it quite up to the normal standards of Lisa Kleypas' other books. This one felt rather shallow to me, and rushed. If I hadn't known better, I would have pinned it as a forerunner to the Hathaway series - it reminds me the most of those stories, but with less charm. The characters lacked a lot of development of their backgrounds and I feel that the action moved too quickly in the beginning, then slowed down too much in the middle before racing to the end. I wouldn't class it as horrible or anything like that - it's still a lovely little romance, but definitely not my favorite Kleypas story I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lisa brought many new characters into this novel without them being overbearing to Rhys' and Helen' story! Rhys was a strong man who finds his sensitive side through Helen and both of them embody all the others in a most loving way especially Carys! Enjoyed reading about the orchids and the department store too! Very different plot! LORRAINE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story in another series. Already preordered the next one!
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas (Audio Edition) Narrated by Mary Jane Wells The Ravenels #2 4.5 Stars I Loved Rhys Winterborne. He was a great leading man. Strong and gruff yet caring and sweet all at the same time. There was quite a few sigh-worthy statements from his lips. I enjoyed watching Helen come out of her shell. She was a kindhearted person with just enough grit to make Rhys smile and try just a bit harder for her. I could feel their chemistry and loved listening to them interact. I thought this book was a lot better than the first and would recommend it. The narrator Mary Jane Wells did a wonderful job. I loved her voice for Rhys and I felt the emotion she put into her reading.
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Rhys Winterborne, born in Wales and raised in the labor class, has taken his family's grocer business and grown it into the most successful department store in London. He meets Lady Helen Ravenal while visiting her brother on his estate where she nurses him back to health after an accident. He decides she's the one for him and they become engaged. This premise sounds pretty normal, right? I thought so too, but was surprised at a couple things that made this novel original. As expected, as a self made man, Rhys has dreams of marrying into the higher class, and in this novel, the Ravenals were the epitome of class- which is a pretty normal theme in historical romances. However, I can't recall reading a historical romance with a Welsh romantic lead. There were some interesting facts splashed through the novel about the Welsh, and how the British were prejudiced. This created tension, making Helen's choice of marrying Rhys a bigger challenge than it otherwise would've been. As an American, it is harder to grasp the reason for racial tension between the English and Welsh, but as my sister reminded me, the British conquered the Welsh, and those prejudices probably did exist. Helen is incredibly shy, and the contrast between his earthiness and her gentle nature would have become stale except her character grows strength. She battles adversity, not just with her love for Rhys, but as she deals with an enemy. That there is an enemy is not surprising, but her choices while dealing with him were different, and I liked her more for making them.
julieford More than 1 year ago
Lisa Kleypas creates characters that have flaws and disadvantages but overcome them to find joy and love. This is the story of Rhys Winterborne, a common born man who is now a wealthy and successful man. Lady Helen Ravenel is a shy aristocrat who must convince Rhys that she never wanted to break their engagement. Rhys agrees with conditions that ensure the marriage will not be stopped again. Helen is carrying a secret that could destroy her relationship. Helen and Rhys must learn to trust each other and their feelings. This is a great story.
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GoddessPhD1 More than 1 year ago
I really don’t know what to make of Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas. Readers met Helen and Rhys in Book#1 Cold Hearted Rake, where Helen – the shy, sheltered English flower – nursed the gruff, self-made millionaire Welshman, Rhys. Le sigh! Her sheltered childhood and lack of male companionship made her vulnerable to Rhys’ aggressive (& whirlwind) courtship and she finds herself engaged before she knows it. Yes, she’s attracted to Rhys & he’s definitely attracted to her, but it’s too much, too fast, and at the end of Book#1, Helen retreats into her shell while her sister-in-law breaks off the engagement. What a cliffhanger!!! Oh, the expectations I had for the next book were so high... Then, in Book#2 Marrying Winterborne, it’s almost like Helen is a different character. She sheds her retiring and shy demeanor and becomes this temptress who is determined to compromise herself so that she and Rhys can get married. By the first 20%-25% of the book, the romantic tension is gone. Nothing is keeping this couple apart besides Helen’s weak protestations that they shouldn’t be married. Why not?! Honestly, I put the book down after this and it took a Herculean effort to pick it back up and keep on reading. I read romance for the ROMANTIC TENSION, the conflict pulling the hero and heroine apart at every front until they have to sacrifice everything to be together. But for Helen & Rhys, this is all over by page 82. Okay…so, what do we do until the end (page 395)? But there was no character development for either Rhys or Helen. Rhys was smitten from the end of Book#1 and nothing weakened his resolve to marry her. And Helen? Helen seemed like an entirely different character in this book. Her development didn’t come from loving Rhys, defending him against a cold hearted society, or him challenging her. No, her development came from finding her half-sister (who saw that coming?), Charity, and saving her from an orphanage (oh, what about the other orphans? Nah, they’ll be alright.) I admit, the scene where Charity clings to Helen’s skirts made me cry. It was emotional, because this was the theme of the book: acceptance - and Charity thinks she’s found her mother. Excellent writing! Definitely a love story, but between a mother and child and not a romance. I also loved this book for all the minor characters that pulled their weight and kept me reading until the end. Lady Renwick, when she’s NOT pretending to care about society’s rules is a woman beaten down by the system, but knows how to maneuver around society to her own ends. Uh…why is Albian Vance her and her husband’s heir? That was never explained to me. Rhys's personal assistant, Mrs. Fernsby!!!! And I'm hoping that Dr. Garrett Gibson will have her own story. Dr. Gibson is a character I want to get to know and learn more about her backstory. If this was any other writer, I would give them 2 or 3 stars. There was no plot to this story and no romantic tension or conflict. But because it’s Lisa Kleypas, even when her book is a miss, she’s still an excellent writer and a voice like no other.