Hello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4) by Lisa Kleypas

Hello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4)

A woman who defies her timeDr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before beco...

Details Hello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4)

TitleHello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4)
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adult

Reviews Hello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4)

  • Penny Reid
    I'll read anything Lisa Kleypas writes. I love her books.
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: Hello StrangerSeries: The Ravenels #4Author: Lisa KleypasRelease date: February 27, 2018Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Lisa Kleypas writes in a way that reminds me why I fell in love with reading romance. There was a simplicity to the story, while her way of expressing it was anything but. There were so many times I just stopped and stared at the eloquence of her beautifully descriptive writing, because it was just to...
  • Buubu
    Spoilers aheadHello Stranger is, in my opinion, the weakest instalment yet in the Ravenel series; which, after finishing it last night and taking a step back to mull over, seems to be an oxymoron in the context of the series. - No obnoxious behaviour like Kathleen and Devon showed.- No character transplant of Rhys Winterbourne and Helen’s angelic delicacy that sent me to sleep.- No ADHD Pandora and Gabriel whose most shocking kink is bondage li...
  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    4.5 STARS This woman owned the sum of him, his tenderness and violence, everything good or bad. All.Of.The. Swoons.*dreamy sigh*I am not typically a reader that enjoys the instant connection and road to love that was shared between Garrett and Ransom, but boy did it ever work for me here. I can't even tell you why. I think it was a combination of several things, starting from wonderfully crafted and multilayered characters and ending with an en...
  • Sonya Heaney
    My original "review" is at the bottom.Originally posted HERE .Hello Stranger, the fourth instalment in Lisa Kleypas’ Ravenels series, is a highly anticipated read for many. Garrett, England’s first female doctor, and Ethan, mysterious and with curious ties to the Ravenel family, have been background characters in the past two books.This is a book that builds and builds. The two characters have met a few times before the story begins, but the...
  • Anne
    3.5 starsThis was pretty cute. Then again, anything from Kleypas usually is, so that's no great surprise, is it? I was surprised that I liked this one quite a bit better than Devil in Spring, though. Then again, I was looking forward to that one, and Hello Stranger...not so much. There wasn't much about Garrett in the past books that got me excited to read her story. It's not as though I disliked her character, but she seemed somewhat dull - not ...
  • Jilly
    Garret is a the first female doctor in London who talks endlessly about how independent and strong she is. Then, she meets Ethan and it's over. She throws herself at this guy so shamelessly that feminists everywhere gave a giant embarrassed groan. She literally begged this guy to kiss her. And, I'm using the word literally correctly in that sentence. That's how bad it was!Aw, maybe that's what happened. Did you try running it under hot water?I re...
  • OLT
    (2.5 stars) Well, darn. I think it's official. I'm divorcing Lisa Kleypas. She's almost batting 0 for me in her latest Ravenel series, none of which are better than 3-star books, IMO. Even this one, which I had high hopes for, turned out to be a dud, with its slight romance of two underdeveloped characters mixed with a whole lot of historical information dumping. The H/h relationship doesn't develop. It just is. They decide early on they want eac...
  • Mei
    I was afraid to start this book… many of my friends didn’t liked it and I didn’t like very much the previous books, so you can understand my fear…But, since the first pages I was happy to have started it!Many object to Garrett’s being to forceful with her “tough” and “I’m able to do everything” attitude. I don’t. I liked it!I liked that she’s a very capable both in her medical profession and her private life. I would have ...
  • Auntee
    How do you know when a book (or in this case, a series) is a keeper?*When you've finished the book and you have no desire to read anything else.* When you find yourself thinking about it and reliving all the best parts.*When you're dying to start reading the series all over again but then your brain tells you 'No, you have plenty of books to read on the TBR pile--just leave it be.'*When you realize that you havent't read any historicals in the pa...
  • Ms. Smartarse
    Garret Gibson is a strong independent woman who can stand her ground. As the only female doctor in 1870s England, she's seen her fair share of blood and gore. Aaaand... she has studied self defense with the best fencing master London has to offer.So really, she'd thank Ethan Ransom to not stick his handsome nose in her business. Granted, his remark about her "civilized" fighting style not being adequate to fend off drunken lechers does have some ...
  • Yolanda
    4,5Maravilloso. Creo que la Kleypas se ha lucido con los dos protagonistas y su historia de amor. Me ha faltado un poco más de desarrollo en la trama de intriga, pero la historia de Garret y Ethan me ha parecido absolutamente deliciosa. Dos personajes creados con absoluta maestría. Garret una mujer fuerte, inteligente, la primera mujer médico de Inglaterra. Ethan un personaje oscuro, fue detective y ahora anda metido en historias mayores. A lo...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I loved this book! I have been a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas for a long time but for some reason I haven't read a lot of her work during the past few years. I can see now that this has been a big mistake on my part and that I should have made time for the Ravenels series because this was oh so good. I loved it on the first page, the last page, and all the pages in between.The characters ...
  • Kimberly Carrington-Fox
    Nuestra reseña en A la cama con... un libro De momento, el mejor de la serie (aunque nadie superará mi amor por ti, Rhys Winterbone... hasta que llegue a West *.*)
  • Mandi Schreiner
    “I was taught that satisfying a woman propery should take at least as long as making dough for bread.”Garrett writhed helplessly. “How long is that?”“You don’t know?” he asked, amused.“No, I can’t cook.”I read the Publishers Weekly’s review of this book a few weeks ago, which pretty much slams it as a silly, non-plausible book and laughs it off. It made me have a scrunchy face and then I entered this book with trepidation. B...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    Book world confession time…again.I hope hubby doesn’t see this review. I’ve been blaming…using him as a scapegoat…taking advantage of his guilt for too long now. It’s time I owned up to my deceit.I use my hubby’s snoring as an excuse to read more…Well, there you have it. Now that the burden has been removed I can go on with my life.You may laugh, but that burden has been weighing on me for quite a while now. See, hubby snores some...
  • Esther
    This was a disappointment. Maybe my expectations were to high??I needed more of a romantic/emotional connection between Ethan and Garrett, not just the sexual pull/attractions.Way too much medical details.Something was missing and not sure what. Slow start.Needed a little more for the ending.
  • Holly
    2.5 starsThe only thing keeping me from rating it lower is the appearance of West Ravenel towards the end. I'm very happy to see he gets his own book next! But this book was disappointing otherwise - the characters/romance/plot are all a bit bland. Sad coming from an author who has written my favorite historical romance series (The Hatthaways).
  • Lynsey A
    If there is someone who can write a swoon worthy hero, then it is Lisa Kleypas. Even with a slow start to this book, she still manages to make the hero cause heart eyes to appear anytime he is protective of his woman or when he utters a beautiful avowal of love (view spoiler)[on his almost deathbed no less (hide spoiler)].Despite the slow start to this story, I really enjoyed it. Ethan only had eyes for Garrett from the moment he saw her, but the...
  • Ginger
    Hello Stranger is the 4th book in the Ravenels series.Just a heads up. This book can be read as a stand alone from the other books in the series but you will run into some reoccurring characters. The main character of Dr. Garrett Gibson was inspired by the first licensed female physician in Britain, Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. I really enjoyed this character! She was a fierce and brilliant doctor bucking the misogynistic system back in the 1...
  • Pj Ausdenmore
    This is the deeply romantic Lisa Kleypas storytelling that I fell in love with years ago. From beginning to end, it's my favorite book so far in The Ravenels series.I wasn't sure what to expect of Garrett. In previous books we're shown a no-nonsense doctor who hasn't much of a life outside of her career but she really evolves in this book. I enjoyed watching her transition as she begins to embrace her emotional side without sacrificing any of the...
  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceHello Stranger is the fourth installment of this stunning series by a classic romance author, Lisa Kleypas. I will say that I viewed this story with some apprehension, not knowing if I would love it but with her usual flair....I did fall in love with this story and why do I doubt this author?? I have no clue, probably because I haven't loved all the heroines in this series so far so I was mo...
  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    Release Date: February 27, 2018 Genre: Historical RomanceHello Stranger is the 4th novel in the Ravenels series by Lisa Kleypas. This book CAN stand alone from the other books in the series, however they are interconnected and characters from previous books do make appearances in the ones after them. Don't worry too much about this if you decide to read them out of order as they only play very MINOR roles. With that, I enjoyed reading this one ...
  • Izy
    This book gave me such happy feelings, Garett and Ethan made me extremely soft and sappy with their story!!Firstly I want to mention that Lisa Kleypas writes very beautiful, she makes everything vivid. Her writing is also has this lyrical quality that makes historicals also seem very fairytale like which I love. She often writes heroes/heroines in romance that are not from nobility or what you consider to be nobility. I have honestly loved all th...
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    4 Stars for E-BOOK / 5 Stars for AUDIO VersionI’ve done the audio version for 3 out of the 4 books in the series and I will 100% attest to the fact the audio version is far superior than the ebook. It’s like basically listening to a movie. Mary Jane Wells BEST historical romance narrator. She can act, she does WONDERFUL voice transitions and she can do more than one version of male and female voices. When I’m done listening to one of her bo...
  • Mary
    Garrett and Ransom! And then Phoebe and West, Cassandra and Raphael and then someone for Seraphina! And also Captain Dragon!!!!Ok, here’s the final review! Dear goodness, buy this book, read it! PS I didn’t buy it, got from my wonderful library!PSS My only complaint is the cover! Garrett would not wear that!PPSS Captain Dragon, please!
  • Aoi
    /headdesk/Even Lisa Kleypas botches up sometimes? Hello Stranger was a bunch of piled-on bad writing decisions. We start off with our female-doctor/unicorn Dr Garrett Gibson, who is assaulted by some would-be rapists in a seedier part of London. Four men at once are too much for her, and when Ethan jumps in to help her out - “I need no protection,” she informed him. “Furthermore, if I did, you’re not the one I would hire to provide it....