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I don’t know how to start reviewing Hello Stranger! I have been waiting for this book for OVER A YEAR now and I thought I would be blown away! I wasn’t but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it! Hello Stranger was an interesting read!
Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors and I am absolutely glad that she wrote historical romances again! I read an excerpt of Hello Stranger last year, which whetted my appetite for it! The premise is everything that I love: unconventional heroine and a spy hero! Also, both of the main characters are not aristocrats!
Dr. Garrett Gibson is the only female doctor in London and knows the art of cane fighting! She is actually a minor character in the previous two books, Marrying Winterborne and Devil in Spring and she was amazing in both!
Unfortunately, Garrett didn’t really shine in her own book. There is a backdrop of mystery and espionage in this book because Ethan Ransom is trying to find traitors to the crown. And as much as I liked the intrigue, I wanted more interactions between Garrett and Ethan.
Overall, I enjoyed Hello Stranger but not as much as I thought I would. There were parts that were funny and there were parts that actually had me on the edge of my seat! I also loved the medical descriptions because it really made me get into the setting.
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Do you love reading historical romances featuring characters not in the aristocracy?
What about historical spies or undercover agents? I personally LOVE these heroes! In fact, one of my favorite Lisa Kleypas series is her Bow Street Runners series.