Series: The Ravenels #6
Genres: Historical Romance
Setting: London, UK
Source: ARC, Edelweiss
Also in this series: Cold-Hearted Rake, Marrying Winterborne, Devil in Spring, Hello Stranger, The Devil's Daughter
Also by this author: Cold-Hearted Rake, Marrying Winterborne, Devil in Spring, Hello Stranger, The Devil's Daughter, Devil in Disguise
Reading Challenges: Romanceopoly
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 . . .
Chasing Cassandra delivers the story of the final Ravenel sister, Cassandra. I have always loved Cassandra because she is so hopeful and genuinely sweet. She just wanted to find love and marry and have a traditional life. She just witnessed her sister, who swore to never marry, find love and get hitched. Without Pandora, Cassandra feels a bit lost. You can’t help but feel great compassion for her.
I like naps and tea time, and taking a lazy stroll on a sunny day, and reading books on rainy afternoons.
Seriously, how can you not love Cassandra?!
Tom Severin presents almost as if he has Autism Spectrum Disorder. He struggles with emotion, social situations, and understanding people. He is also brilliant! He feels attraction to Cassandra immediately, but he doesn’t understand it. He tries to keep away from her because he sees his feelings for her as a weakness that will cause him to lose his edge.
He’d never been besotted like this. It was intolerable.
Cassandra and Tom have a very unconventional relationship, but its perfect for both of them! Tom needs boundaries to be set, Cassandra needs to feel loved. It was tragic that something horrible had to happen to Cassandra before Tom finally realized his feelings for her. I loved that they connected through books and that his gift to her in the epilogue is book related. Kleypas’ writing is stunning and you will want to stay up late to read Chasing Cassandra!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: yes
- Trope/theme: opposites attract, regency
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Cassandra is assaulted by a suitor; she isn’t raped but the scene could be distressing to those who have experienced a sexual assault « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler