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Such is the story of Derek Craven and Sara Fielding. Not a lot can be said that hasn't been said by previous reviewers, but I will take a blurb from Lisa Kleypas' own words from her website where she explains a bit about Derek Craven's character:
"Derek Craven was a minor character in 'Then Came You' and then became the hero of 'Dreaming Of You.' He has visited a few other stories, but he is more or less in retirement now. The problem with Derek is that he seems to overpower every story that he’s in. He can’t help it!..."
The above says it all relative to the manner in which Derek Craven is successfully portrayed. One gets the feeling, he will stop at nothing to get what he wants and it certainly seemed to work for him considering his beginnings and his later successes. The fact he's paired with a woman who was raised in the country and was as different from night is to day when compared with ladies in London adds much interest to the storyline.
One stand out moment - the day Derek is doing some drudge work, helping carry in some crates of liquor simply because he feels like doing some physical labor and he comes across Sara gathering tidbits for her book (she's been given the run of the club during the daytime by Craven's club manager). Derek has some words with Sara and suddenly removes her "spinster's cap and drops it to the floor. Oh yes, Baby! Such a sexy moment and the one in which we know it's all over for the big, independent, cockney, Derek Craven.
Sara is brave, steady, but unafraid of life and what it brings to her. The fact she would ultimately feel confident enough to take on Derek Craven was somewhat explained when Derek and her father meet and have their "talk." Her father explains to Derek that Sara was born to them during the later years of their life. Knowing they might not be around due to their age, they encouraged her independence.
One thing that must be mentioned. Lisa Kleypas' books are often more sexually explicit that some readers will enjoy. In fact, they are more explicit than I enjoy, but she manages to bring forth characteristics in the relationships between her H/h characters that are without parallel in this genre. At least, that's my opinion. Such is the story between Derek and Sara.
Seemingly shy and demure, Sara Fielding writes about the underbelly of Victorian London. Her novel about a prostitute named Matilda was a great success and helps earn her the access she needs for her work on the gambling dens that straddle the worlds of the poor and the elite. Saving Derek’s life gains her permission to visit his luxurious gaming establishment for research as long as she stays out of his way. She doesn’t. She is brave, kind, and quietly relentless in both her literary pursuits and in encouraging Derek to allow himself to share his life with her. In coming together, neither one in any way compromises who they are, rather they are able to come more fully into themselves and fit together.
Dreaming of You has everything: a tortured hero; the reformation of a rake; opposites attracting; a wallflower who becomes a victim of circumstance; self-made characters defying society to enter its upper echelons; and an absolute bitch of a villain. Kleypas is able to balance it, ALL OF IT, because of the sincere love story and her, as always, exceptional smolder. I don’t care if elements are dated (in my pretentious moments I wonder if this novel marks a transition for old school to new school romance), I adore the love story and cannot endorse the novel highly enough.