Saturday, April 30, 2011

Review - Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas

Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, #1) Someone to Watch Over Me is the first in Lisa Kleypas' Bow Street Runners series.  Vivien Duvall is rescued from the icy waters of the Thames by Grant Morgan - an infamous Bow Street Runner.  To their mutual surprise, Vivien is experiencing amnesia.  Grant quickly determines - based on the bruises around her throat and the huge lump on her head - that someone had attempted murder on the beautiful Vivien.  He offers her a sanctuary in his home as he takes on the case of identifying her attacker.

Further adding to the muddle of circumstances - Vivien, in her pre-amnesia life - is a very worldly courtesan.  One who Grant had met and been physically attracted to but turned off by her nasty attitude.  The post-amnesia Vivien is delightful, engagingly intelligent and acts like a blushing virgin.  It's all rather confounding, to say the least.

Once Vivien is feeling well and over the worst of her injuries - Grant takes her to a ball to let her attacker know that the murder attempt was unsuccessful.  In the midst of trying to solve a crime - Grant and Vivien fall for one another, of course.  And then they learn even more surprising details about Vivien and her past.

I enjoyed this book and feel that anything by Lisa Kleypas is sure to be a winner.


  1. I love Lisa Kleypas, and this storyline is quite intriguing.

  2. Susan continues to surprise us with her ability to take songs from diverse genre, reach deep within her soul, and pour out a fountain of emotion, creating something that captures the song's essence so we hear it new as we listen over and over. She just as adeptly swoons us with a saucy 40's-like bar room ballad "Lilac Wine," then mesmerizes us with haunting yet innocent versions of the 80's new wave classics "Mad World" by Tears for Fears and "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode. She cries with emotion and hope as she pleads with God, "You have to Be There," and dreams of her love's "Return." There's nothing Karaoke about this collection. Susan sings from the heart, with a passion that makes each song new.