Monday, March 16, 2020

Book Review: Chasing Cassandra (The Ravenels #6) by Lisa Kleypas

Chasing Cassandra
The Ravenels #6
By: Lisa Kleypas
Published: February 18, 2020
Publisher: Avon Books
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Everything has a price... 

Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love—the one thing he can’t give. 

Everything except her... 

Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win. 

When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants—or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride: 

Never underestimate a Ravenel. 

The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun...

My Thoughts:

Chasing Cassandra was a story that completely swept me away... Cassandra was so sweet, kind, and I genuinely loved her character.  She's longed to fall in love and get married.  Her twin is happily married, and didn't even want it like Cassandra did!  Now she's stuck attending another season; alone, and bored with the men who are her prospects.  She attracts a lot of attention, because she is so beautiful, and comes with a generous dowry.  Unfortunately, finding luck in love hasn't been her fate.

Tom Severin is a man who gets what he wants.  Brilliance, business savvy, hard work, and determination have made him in to a successful and powerful railroad magnate.  Yet Tom is lonely for companionship.  When he see's the beautiful Cassandra, he is determined to make her his wife.  

There is a spark of attraction between the two of them, and Tom's personality intrigues her.  He is different from any man she's ever met before. Tom wants her to agree to marriage, but she refuses him when he says he will never love her, or anyone for that matter, because he believes himself incapable.

A male suitor that wants Cassandra, plays dirty by starting rumors about her, in order to try to force her hand into marriage.  Tom is angry that anyone would do that to Cassandra, but decides to use it as an opportunity to try to get her to wed him.  However, Cassandra isn't willing to settle on any road that doesn't lead to true love.

I adored this story!  Tom Severin was so amusing, and made me laugh.  The narrator really got in to character and became Tom. I can't tell you how many times I laughed.  Tom's personality really came through, and I fell in love with him, right alongside Cassandra.  He had so many layers to his character, and I enjoyed discovering each and every one.  For a man that believed he only had five emotions, we learned that he had a huge heart.  His past had shaped him in to the man he had become, but Cassandra brought out the best in him.

I loved all of the literary references, and how Tom always managed to put his own twist on each story's lesson.  Together, Tom and Cassandra were magic.  Their story was chock-full of feels, romance, swoons, laughs, and entertainment.  A favorite read of 2020, I highly recommended you pick up this story if you haven’t already! 

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About the Author:

LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.


  1. This sounds lovely. Then again Lisa Kleypas is a great story teller.

  2. I saw another good review for this one and I confess that I'm curious

  3. I saw another in this series reviewed a short while ago. I think I may have to look into book 1 thanks Lindy

  4. I don't usually read this genre but the reviews that I've been seeing around the blogs make this sound pretty good.

  5. Glad this was good! Happy Tuesday Lindy!! :)

  6. Hearing what Tom gathers from the stories was pretty funny! I loved his take on Jane Austen's novels: "two people who fall in love after they have a terrible misunderstanding and have many long conversations about it. Then they marry. The end." Lol! Fab review, Lindy! :)


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