Where Dreams Begin by Lisa Kleypas (2000)
Description: Zachary Bronson has built an empire of wealth and power, but all London knows he is not a gentlemen. He needs a wife to secure his position in society - and to warm his bed in private. But one alluring, unexpected kiss from lady Holly Taylor awakens a powerful need within him beyond respectability.
An exceptional beauty whose fierce passions match Zachary's own, Holly always inteneded to play by society's rules, even when they clashed with her bolder instincts. But now a dashing stranger has made her a scandalous offer that does not include matrimony. Should she ignore the sensuous promise of a forbidden kiss... or risk everything to follow her heart to a place where dreams begin?
Review: The sparks fly between Zachary and Holly from the beginning when they "meet" at a ball. From that moment, Zachary knew that he wanted her and only her. What better way to get her to be his than to offer her a business proposal. That decision changed her life forever. For the most part, I enjoyed this story. It was an interesting to see a match between someone from the aristocracy to a lower class person who rose to a high position. The characters were well made. I didn't really care for Holly's in-laws. They were overbearing and tried to manage her. Also, how she always made George out to be this perfect man really made me ill. No one is perfect... no one. Overall, a nice story that you can enjoy.
Score: 3.5 out of 5