Editorial Reviews. About the Author. After Graduation from Wellesley College with a political Only With Your Love (Vallerands Book 2) – Kindle edition by Lisa Kleypas. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Kleypas has given Only in Your Arms , her first title Book 1 of 2 in Vallerands (2 Book Series). Only with Your Love (Vallerands, book 2) by Lisa Kleypas – book cover, description, publication history.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books vallerahd want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The newlywed bride of a Creole aristocrat, Celia Vallerand prays for deliverance from the bloodthirsty brigands who abducted her from a New Orleans-bound schooner.

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Though she believes her beloved husband slain, and despairs for her own life, the shy French beauty fears above all the dashing privateer who pays a king’s ransom to claim her The most notorious pirate of the open seas, he is called “the Griffin”—a rugged and powerful renegade who arouses within Celia desires as dangerous as they are irresistible.

But the magnificent adventurer is a man trapped in a perilous deception—and he guards a shocking secret that could deny him the love of the gossamer-haired enchantress who stirs vallerane manly passions and enslaves his heart.

Paperbackpages. Published November 5th valkerand Avon first published October 1st GriffinCelia Vallerand. New Orleans, LouisianaUnited States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Only With Your Loveplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Aug 20, Geo Marcovici rated it it was amazing. Translation widget kley;as The blog! Te tine cu sufletul la gura! View all 4 comments. Apr 08, Dangermousie rated it did not like it Shelves: Oh, Lisa Kleypas, why? I am fast coming to the conclusion that I don’t care for most of Kleypas’ kleypws outside of her Hathaways and Wallflowers series.

How one woman can write two series so good and the rest so not, is a mystery. But even with that, Only With Your Love is a whole other kettle of fish. I mean, what woman wouldn’t want a true love who is a rapist pirate twin of your kinda-dead husband? I don’t read too many older romances, so I have been pretty lucky at avoiding hero-on-heroi Oh, Lisa Kleypas, why?

It still makes me want to stab something, but at least the author realizes that sort of behavior is not the norm! And va,lerand fact that I even have to give points for that is insane.

Only With Your Love (Vallerands, #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Hero I use the term looselyis a pirate who purchases the new widow of his sibling and promptly proceeds to rape her. I’d think even if the idea of rape wouldn’t give him pause, loyalty to his apparently nice dead sibling would, koeypas no – that would not be macho!


It’s OK though, you guys – heroine totally has a good time once she gets over her resistance and the whole ‘clawing his face off doesn’t work’ thing.

I do not get the allure of pirates. There is something very wrong in my head. But still, the selfish little brat inside of me was all “I don’t like her. What a whiner am I. Yes, but I have not read 1. Tame for Kleypas imho. Plan on reading more kleyppas the author: I’m most appreciative of lisaa work.

Synopsis Ok, heroine, Celia, abducted by pirates is rescued by another pirate who FYI sorta kinda for sure possibly forces himself on her. Think male privilege argument here. For my part, I’m totes going out on a cypress limb see what I did there??

Anyhoo, he returns her to her new home. His name is Justin, fyi. So the story goes on and I feel like I can’t say a whole lot more because it’s spoiler-y at that point. During which time the male privilege rapey business happens. Justin is injured doing his pirate thing and is brought back to the plantation where Celia obsessively helps to heal him and gets busy with him again And then we find out brother is alive and then there’s some serious drama.

But it’s protective cold. But I get it. It’s safer to keep everyone at a distance. Well, she’s got plenty to complain about. And I get it. And therein must lie my other problem. Shake a finger and shame me. In retrospect, she’s got my respect. I think I expressed my issues with him up above. Why it did or didn’t work for me: Apparently it sorta worked. I think if we would have stayed on the character development and away from vallfrand last big adventure section of the book I would actually have liked it more.

I felt like that detracted from the study of who these lsia were and how the reacted. And I tell you what, most people will not like some of their gut reactions. But if you sit back and think about it As kleypax side note: Signed, Keep your tongue out of my cheek Out.

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Her Victorian and regency stories are charming, with strong heroines and to-die-for beta and alpha heroes. But what forgotten, moss-covered tales pave the beginning of her path to success? First published init’s one of those “new wave” bodice ripper tales that tr Instagram Twitter Facebook Lksa Pinterest Lisa Kleypas is one of the most popular historical romance authors out there, and with good reason.

First published init’s one of those “new wave” bodice ripper tales that tried to be a little less politically incorrect and rapey than their absolutely over-the-top crazy-sauce-drenched predecessors. When we see them, he’s about to give up all patience with that – until he’s summoned by one of the crew because of pirates! Phillipe runs off, giving Celia his goodbyes and a pistol. To shoot herself if the pirates invade her chambers, of course, because honor is everything. Well, the pirates invade her chamber, but Celia doesn’t have the guts to shoot herself, so she shoots one of the pirates in the guts.


She’s overpowered, and as the pirates are manhandling her out, she sees that Phillipe has been shot. The two groups don’t like each other, but have reached an uneasy stalemate.

Griffin decides to end that stalemate when he sees the prize Legare and his men have. Griffin decides to buy her, and Legare argues with him, and then when they eventually reach a price, Dominic Legare says Griffin can’t have her until his brother Andre rapes and tortures her first. They agree to fight a duel to the death for Celia, and Griffin ends up fighting someone who Legare names as his second.

Anyway, pirate honor doesn’t mean much because Legare immediately tries to renege. Griffin escapes, kills Andre, and abducts Celia. After threatening to rape her a few handfuls vallerrand times, he actually does it, and Celia curses her traitorous body for liking it, says how much she hates herself, etc. Then she finds out that Griffin is related to her husband in some way, although he won’t say how, and that his real name is Justin.

For a while, nothing really happens. Celia is with the Vallerands and mopes a lot. Then they find Justin who is all stabbed up, heal him, and lie to the authorities, saying that Justin is actually Philippe, so he doesn’t get arrested for his pirate crimes. Celia angsts kldypas her feelings, driving the family and me mad.

lsia Legare shows up again, wanting revenge, and claims that Philippe is actually alive and being held hostage. Celia and Justin are kidnapped, Justin is tortured, Celia is almost raped but then rescued. Philippe was actually having an affair while he was engaged to Celia, and has slept with the woman again.

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They decide that they weren’t actually meant for each other, so Philippe marries the OW and Justin marries Celia. The beginning of this book was more like a traditional bodice ripper, with the pirate island and the duel to the death. I didn’t even really have a klfypas with the forced seduction because that is something that a pirate would probably do, because they lack the morals of the societies that they pillage from.

What bothered me was Celia’s reaction to what happened, and the way their relationship went from there. She built up Justin as this noble man, who did what he wanted and was strong and brave, but he was a pirate who raped her when she was emotionally vulnerable and then mocked and taunted her about it afterwards. It was like that was completely forgotten once it was no longer relevant to the story.