A review by webbsusa
Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas


This is an older romance (first published in 1995), and it reminds me of why I didn’t read romance at that time. The villain of this story is the stereotypical woman driven insane by jealousy, and of course she’s a whore as well—in contrast to our innocent, virgin heroine. I couldn’t stand this trope in 1995, and I sure don’t like it any better in 2021. And don’t get me started on the hero sleeping with another woman because she looks like the heroine.

Kleypas can write; her books are always beautifully detailed, with heartfelt dialogue and good pacing. But I have often struggled to connect with her work, and this book is an extreme case of that tendency.