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Download PDF Marrying Winterborne (Ravenels), PDF Download Marrying Winterborne (Ravenels), Download Marrying Winterborne. Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. 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. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Free PDF?.

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The engagement between wealthy and common-born Rhys Winterborne and Lady Helen Ravenel had just been ended, although neither wanted it to end. Gentle and shy Helen is determined to overcome her shyness and win back Rhys. But Helen has a terrible secret, one that might change the way Rhys sees her. His open-mindedness about women in the workplace, especially in a time where women were seen as lesser, how he saw them as just as smart and talented as men made my feminist side just love him even more.

Although I liked kind and shy Helen in the first book, her timidness was frustrating and I was worried about how she would act in this book. Luckily right from the start she showed a different side to her, how brave and strong she was in approaching Rhys, trying to win him back and admitting how she feels about him. Honestly I would have been hesitant too. And her courage near the end for doing what was right made me admire her greatly. The romance was scorching from the get go. I loved that they were honest about their feelings right from the beginning, seeing as they hid it before.

Their chemistry was off the charts and I loved every sensual and sweet moment between them, how difficult it was for them to be apart. Lisa Kleypas did a splendid job of showing their fierce desire and love for each other. And the way Rhys reacted when he finally learned the truth was fantastic.

I was so worried about that but his reaction and words just proved how true his feelings for Helen was. With every book I fall deeply in love with the main characters as well as the exceptional secondary characters. The Ravenel twins, Cassandra and Pandora are awesome. I love how wild and fun they are, especially Pandora who has no wish to be ladylike and no wish to marry. Her love of making up words and designing board games is so wonderful.

I just love this former rake who has changed so much since we first met him in the first book. His humor and love for his family makes me fall deeper for him every time. And I loved Devon and Kathleen in this book, the tender moments between them.

Garrett Gibson, who is feisty and so freaking awesome! I really loved her and I hope she gets her own book. What an interesting characters this man who proclaimed to not have a heart is. And the mysterious Ransom, who works for Rhys. I really hope we find out more about him. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.

Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — 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 con A ruthless tycoon Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. 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. The risks are unthinkable… the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss.

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And it all begins with… Marrying Mr. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. The Ravenels 2. Lady Helen Ravenel , Rhys Winterborne. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Marrying Winterborne , please sign up. Julia I would definitely read "Cold-Hearted Rake" first. Although "Marrying Winterborne" catches the reader up on everything that happened in the first …more I would definitely read "Cold-Hearted Rake" first.

Although "Marrying Winterborne" catches the reader up on everything that happened in the first book, the foundation of Rhys and Helen's relationship happened in the first book.

Is Winterborne his store , the white elephant St. Vincent and co. Not that the proposal came from Winterborne himself, but that later this idea was snatched. The bazar that St. Vincent and Westcliff were talking about and something about "never underestimate women and their shopping" likely hinted that someone later would take advantage of this opportunity to open a shopping mall.

See all 8 questions about Marrying Winterborne…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Dec 09, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: Did anyone else start making humming noises when Evie and Sebastian from Devil in Winter made an appearance in the teaser for the next book?!

Devil in Spring is going to be about their son Gabriel, and my favorite twin from this book, Pandora!

I can feel the awesomeness of this story unfolding, and I just Ok, ok, ok. So, how was Marrying Winterborne? Well, the first book in Kleypas' new historical romance series has had some pret OH. Well, the first book in Kleypas' new historical romance series has had some pretty mixed reviews. I mean, I wasn't all that impressed with it, but at the same time it, didn't exactly suck.

Probably because I love reading about mismatched couples. Now, I thought that this would be one of those stories where they get hitched in the beginning, and then have to sort out their feelings after they're already married.

I had no real basis for this, but Anyway, that's not how it happens. The entire book is basically one long courtship, and they are both crazy about each other the entire time. Now events from their pasts that neither had any control over conspire to create drama, secrets, and misunderstandings that could potentially keep them apart.

But this is a romance, so you know it'll all work itself out. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good story, and far more enjoyable than the first book in the Ravenel series. Something about Helen and Rhys struck more of a chord with me, and I ended up rooting for both of them to make it work. Plus, they were both decent people. Rhys wasn't a saint, but he was nuts about Helen, and would do anything to make her happy.

And Helen was just a generous, kind woman who did whatever she could for others. Cute couple I mean, if Gabriel is anything like his father? View all 13 comments. And of spectacularly contrived plot twists.

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London, Queuing right after Cold-Hearted Rake 's epilogue, the books opens as Lady Helen Ravenel has just made up her mind about her broken engagement and her future. Shyness and class-conscious relatives notwithstanding, she wants Rhys Winterborne, a powerful Welsh businessman and former shop boy who grew up in the wrong 2,5 Stars A sweeping Victorian romance of potted orchids and self-made men, Welsh interpolations and baffling characterisations.

Shyness and class-conscious relatives notwithstanding, she wants Rhys Winterborne, a powerful Welsh businessman and former shop boy who grew up in the wrong side of London and who, through ambition and determination, now owns the world's largest department store. So she sets out to go to his office and take her chance at proposing.

Rhys, on his part, left sulking and pouting only days before, sulks and pouts a few minutes more, puts up some token recalcitrance and in the span of an instant suddenly turns into a magnificently besotted and horny hero to never look back.

From there on it's mostly sex, orchids, sex, "he mustn't know this implausible thing about my past or he's going to leave me! The End.

An odd, uneven book and, I'm sorry to say, with much wasted potential. The improbable bend the story took to compensate for an early concluded romance, really had me wishing all along that the author had played the introspection card instead and embarked the character-driven or the inner-conflict route. Coming from the quite disappointing Cold-Hearted Rake experience, I had higher hopes for the sequel, especially because Helen and Rhys sounded very promising as a budding secondary romance in that first instalment.

The writing, reminding me of the author's older golden standards, has improved compared to book 1 and was smoother and more engaging if you can overlook some occasional purple bouts such as "He looked down at her with eyes as bright as the reflection of stars in a midnight ocean.

So brutally handsome, like one of the volatile gods of mythology, wreaking havoc on hapless mortal maidens at a whim" , or "a large expanse of amorous naked male" or "soft, furry, shivery heat" and forgive the fact that you're going to be told every other page how delicate Helen is and how silky her various body-parts are. But with the romance fairly resolved by chapter 6, to keep things going that's where the farfetched soap-operish big secret and the moustache-twirling villain kicked in, making me unfortunately lose interest before the halfway mark.

Besides the aforementioned contrived twists and coincidences, sabotaging the final outcome two main issues: Most of the discovering, the romancing and the courting between Rhys and Helen happened in Cold-Hearted Rake , there are some hints and recaps here but not enough to recreate the same satisfying emotional tension and, given the ongoing denouement of the love story, Marrying Winterborne ends up not fully working as a standalone read.

He was set up like this rough-around-the-edges, brooding and mysterious hero but it's all gone, and we are left with an amorous dreamboat, endearing sure, though all too eager, robotic almost, in his adoration for the heroine and who doesn't contribute half an ounce of excitement to the mix, contrary to how he was initially drafted and introduced to us. If independently rated, this would have been a 2,5 stars rounded down to 2, but considering it within a series and considering that the leading couple didn't manage to annoy me as much as Kathleen and Devon did in Cold-Hearted Rake and that the obnoxious, insufferable, childish debutant twins, Pandora and Cassandra, were slightly less irritating , I decided for a rounding up to differentiate.

Third book better be good, cause it's probably the last chance I'm giving this series. View all 90 comments. Oct 26, Mary - Buried Under Romance rated it it was amazing. My goodness Good bye exams, hellllo Lisa Kleypas! Please excuse any and all errors in the above sentences, for the writer is suffering extreme fangirling and will not return to a semblance of normal until the book's release date.

View all 15 comments. Marrying Winterborne is exactly the kind of storytelling Lisa Kleypas fans can count on - it's funny, romantic, thoughtful, and burn up the pages sexy!

I'm so glad she's writing historicals again! A man is not entitled to be called a father merely because he once had a well-timed spasm of the loins. View all 19 comments.

Fans of Kleypas's Wallflowers or anything she's written. I loved this book! Some reasons why I want books for all of them! I cried for what I thought she might lose but knew in my heart that she wouldn't.

He was the perfe I loved this book! The Wallflowers and The Hathaways. I loved their dialogue, the Welsh words of love, and especially the way Helen went after who and what she wanted. Did I mention that I loved Helen? The gift of the view spoiler [ rooftop orchid greenhouse hide spoiler ] had me tearing up.

And the way he handled the truth about Helen?


Big sigh From the clothing the bustles! I truly appreciate the research that LK must do to set the perfect tone for the era ish London. I could go on and on, but I don't want to spoil anything.

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If you're a fan of Lisa Kleypas's historicals I am! I don't read many historicals, but I can't pass up Lisa Kleypas. This lady knows her stuff! I was so immersed in this story, I couldn't put it down except to wipe my tears and look for some Kleenex. How I wish I hadn't finished it so soon! View all 10 comments. Oh man I took too long to read this book because I feel like it was a five star read but it felt like it dragged in some areas or maybe that was just me because I always want everything to happen at a breakneck speed.

So I'm sure like the rest 4. So I'm sure like the rest of the world I was enthralled and besotted the minute we were introduced to Winterborne in Cold-Hearted Rake, I mean he literally stole the story and from that point onward I was panting for the next scene with Helen and Rhys.

And trust me this book far exceeded my expectations. Rhys, is the epitome of my kind of HR hero, actually whatever genre of romance I'm reading. His character exuded confidence, strength, dominance but also Rhys was a really sensitive guy although he might not have dealt with his emotions in the same manner as gentleman of the peer would.

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Let's not forget the fact that he is absolutely smitten with Helen. I like my heroes smitten or besotted Now about Helen, I was pretty sure her character would be overwhelmed by Rhys' character, yes her she had strength but it was understated in the first book.

But in this book she really blossomed, I have to say I was very happy to note that her character was driven and she could be independent too.

Hers and Rhys interaction constantly kept me on my toes and yes in a state of arousal because lets be honest, Rhys is incapable of keeping his cool around Helen. These two made fireworks together, they were passionate and just plain frenzied around each other but they did have moments of quiet when they would just bask in their mutual love.

Closing his eyes, he pressed his jaw gently against her small ear. A half-minute passed before he could find his voice. You know what happens to little girls who visit wolves. Pandora and Cassandra brought some comedic relief to the story but I will admit that Pandora is probably my favourite and I am literally foaming at the mouth for her book and lets not forget about who the hero is!!!

I just know their book is going to be epic. A special mention is needed for Dr Gibson, my God please tell me she's going to have her own book because seriously there's so much potential there! Once again I wonder why it is that I took so long to join in the Lisa Kleypas fandom because she is everything.

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Nov 02, Haelhaelhael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lady Helen Mr. View all 4 comments. I knew Rhys Winterborne was a good man. I think my enjoyment had more to do with Mr Winterborne than Lady Helen, to be honest. I liked that Rhys is a straight shooter. What you see is what you get. Rhys Winterborne has worked himself up from son of a grocer to a very wealthy department store owner.

He does not like to be looked down upon because of his common-born upbringing and is extremely displeased if you attack his Welsh heritage. BUT…all the money in the world has not given him the deportment or education of a gentleman.

To me, this is where his great appeal comes through. We see a slight vulnerability. I love a strong, heroic and virile hero who has that touch of vulnerability that makes you want to give him a cuddle. We start Marrying Winterborne with Rhys having a very unlikely visitor. Things do not end well, and the end of Cold Hearted Rake sees the ending of the two-week engagement between the couple. So, this visitor being Lady Helen is definitely a surprise to Rhys.

What follows is some heartfelt truths disclosed, a wee bit of negotiating and one heck of a ruining…deflowering…compromising…unvirgining?!?! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy…this is one extremely H-O-T book. We do not have to wait for them to get to know each other, go a-courting, and then suddenly realise they probably should get married before she is ruined, their names are in the trash or someone is called out.

Marrying Winterborne was not a boring book. It held my attention from start to finish. There was a bit of unnecessary drama when Helen kept a secret from Rhys, but I suppose if there was no angst in the storyline, some people might be unhappy or unsatisfied.

For me, though, I dropped a star because of it.

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I trusted that he would do the right thing. I felt confident that he loved Helen too much to question whether they should be together or not. Ahhh…my hearts aflutter. Makes me want to read that series again. View all 28 comments. Marrying Winterborne Series: The Ravenels 2 Author: Lisa Kleypas Release date: May 31, Cliffhanger: No Ahhhh. Rhys Marrying Winterborne. You lived up to all of my hopes and dreams. With every new book I read from the incredibly talented Lisa Kleypas, I'm reminded why she was one of the original authors to get me excited about reading romance.

She is nothing short of gifted when it comes to her ability to create memorable characters and resonating stories.

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Her attention to the smallest de Title: Her attention to the smallest detail about living in the late 's in England makes reading her books feel like time travel. From the sights, the sounds, the clothing, to the culture And her beautifully poetic style of writing makes reading about her classic romances a pure pleasure and delight.

She had never imagined that a man would kiss her as if he were trying to breathe her in, as if kisses were words meant for poems, or honey to be gathered with his tongue. Marrying Winterborne continues on with the characters who were introduced in Cold-Hearted Rake. Rhys is one of the "nouveau riche" in London. A self-made extremely wealthy man who came from the lower classes and now mingles with the titled and most respected families in the country.

He may have earned entry, but will never earn respect. So the possibility that graceful lady Helen of the Ravenels would want someone so rough around the edges, so much beneath her is an impossibility.

He has her up on a pedestal, and when their engagement is broken it comes as no surprise that she came to her senses. Little does he know, Helen is just extremely shy and untutored in men and things pertaining to the physical side of love. She marches right over to his home and sets the record straight about her desire to be with him.

If she married Mr. Winterborne, she might come to regret it. But not nearly as much as she would regret it if she didn't take the chance. Rhys sets out to guarantee that she would have to become his. He wasn't risking her slipping through his fingers again.

For better or worse, she would be his and there was no turning back. It was totally contradictory to his gruff and blunt natural personality. He's not the type of guy you would think of when you think hearts and flowers. I imagine he doesn't have a romantic bone in his body. But when it comes to Helen He burned with desire, a constant fever beneath his skin. He wasn't sure if Helen was the illness or the cure. Helen was a great heroine. She was extremely shy and unworldly, yet she wasn't afraid to pursue Rhys and she had the intelligence to recognize his worth despite society labeling him as unworthy.

More than anything else, she respected his overwhelming accomplishments and wanted to start a new life with him. Everything seems to be going smoothly after their engagement is reinstated. Until she learns a horrible truth about her past that may ruin their happiness forever. This was the main conflict of the book, and thankfully it didn't cause any unnecessary drama.

It was just the right amount to keep the story flowing fast and easy. I enjoyed book one of the series, but this one far surpassed everything I anticipated it would be. Pandora's story is up next, and the fact that she is going to be paired with Evie and Sebastian's son Can it just be here now? Or yesterday? That's not too much to ask. View all 31 comments. A ver El problema fue que no hubo sentimientos.

Creo que el punto fuerte de esta serie siguen siendo sin duda alguna las gemelas y West. Gabriel sea mucho mejor. View all 24 comments. Nov 01, Lover of Romance rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rhys has always been able to get what he wants, but when he met Lady Helen Ravenel his world was turned upside down and he is determined to keep her for good.

Helen Ravenel, was always nervous around Rhys, he intimidated her and when they were engaged, she could feel herself slowly falling in love with him. But through some complications and family interference, their engagement was broken off.

Now Helen is determined to fight to have Rhys back in her life, even if that means compromising herself to be his wife. But soon after Rhys and Helen reconcile and begin anew again, their relationship is more vital and fresh and open than it ever was before.

The passion they feel for each other is vibrant, but Helen is faced with a difficult decision. She learns some truths about who her father really is, a man that is a enemy of Rhys. Helen might have to face a future without a man she loves desperately to be taken from hercan Rhys and Helen find their happily ever after when there is a man that threatens to destroy the love they have built?

First off he is Welch, and for many he is looked down upon especially when he was younger. But Rhys even though he had parents that taught him right, weren't the most affectionate or loving of people but they taught him about hard work. Rhys built his father's small shop into an empire and he is one of the wealthiest men in England. Rhys seems cold and harsh on the surface, but on the inner part's he is craving companionship and love just like anyone else.

He has made mistakes in the past but when Helen enters his life again, he refuses to let her go. Boy, can I just say that Rhys is one sexy hero!! One of the best Kleypas has written. Man he was mouthwatering, and I felt a bit weak in the knees just reading his character. I love how loyal and devoted he is to Helen. When he becomes committed Lady Helen is so far above all men that none of us deserve her.

Therefore, it might as well be me I love how he stands by her and shows her how special she is to him and he doesn't care what others think of him.

Love that!! She can pass for any society miss. She gives the appearance of being the perfect debutante even if that is the exact opposite of what she truly wants in life.

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She has always said the right thing's, and did the right things. But when she loses Rhys after some miscommunications,,. I'm going to look after you and keep you safe.

She is true to her word and to her family. Helen can be shy and reserved but is solid in every way that matters. She has learned to protect herself at a very young age. We see how she fights for the first time for what she truly wants and NOT what other expect from her even if it will cause a great scandal. I loved her from the beginning and loved seeing her get what she deserved. And honestly ladies I bought it, read it and loved every single page.

I will admit, after reading the first book Cold Hearted Rake, I was a bit nerve wracked over this book. I liked Cold Hearted Rake, but it wasn't like the other historical's that Lisa Kleypas has written in the past. However Marrying Winterborne was simply fantastic and I knew from within the first chapter, that she got her groove back and so thrilled. Now this book, I would recommend reading Cold Hearted Rake first. You don't HAVE to, it can be read as a stand alone, there is some background information given that will keep you from being lost however having said all that, I do recommend reading the first book since it has the background information and the beginnings of their relationship.

This book sets off pretty quickly after the last book ended. Helen goes into Rhy's office, to get him back. No matter what it takes. But life is never simple especially for these two. Some complications, secrets and truths will need to be revealed before these two can find their HEA. What I truly admired the most about the way this story was spun is how each factor fit into the story. I honestly had a hard time containing my excitement from this book and not skipping because I wanted to find out what was going to happen.

The story really builds when we learn who Helen's true father is truly not a good guy at all and is Rhy's mortal enemy, so there is quite a dilemma that Helen goes through. Helen couldn't deny that Mr. Winterborne's personal attraction were high on her list of considerations. A man in his prime, radiating that remarkable energy, a kind of animal vitality that she found both frightening and irresistible. But there was something else about him It happened during his rare moments of tenderness with her, when it seemed as if the deep, tightly locked cache of sadness in her heart was about to break open.

He was the only person who had ever approached that trapped place, who might someday be able to shatter the loneliness that had always held fast inside her. She had gone stiff in his arms, rejecting him. The scene had ended in tears on her part, anger on his.

Obviously they were a mismatch. It was against the designs of God that he should take the daughter of a titled English family to wife. He owned factories, warehouses, farmland, stables, laundries, and residential buildings. He was on the boards of shipping and railway companies. His thoughts were interrupted by another knock at the door. Incredulously he glanced up as Mrs. Fernsby walked back into his office.

The secretary straightened her spectacles as she replied resolutely. No woman of his acquaintance, respectable or otherwise, would dare to approach him so boldly. How had the visitor made it past the outer offices? He paid a small army of people to prevent him from having to deal with this kind of interruption. An absurd idea occurred to him, and although he dismissed it immediately, his pulse quickened. Slender of build, and soft-spoken. But somehow he knew she had, he knew it down to his marrow.

Without another word, he stood and moved past Mrs. Fernsby with ground-eating strides. He halted abruptly at the sight of the visitor, his breath catching sharp and quick.

He forced himself to close the distance between them.