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Book Review-Seduce Me At Sunrise

Seduce Me At Sunrise
Hathaways (2)
Lisa Kleypas
St Martins
360 Pages
Published Oct 2008
Paperback
Victorian
ISBN: 978-0-312-94981-5

Synopsis
Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious origins—and he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptation…and before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate.

Then, Win returns to England…only to find that Kev has hardened into a man who will deny love at all costs. Meantime, an attractive, seductive suitor has set his sights on Win. It’s now or never for Kev to make his move. But first, he must confront a dangerous secret about his destiny—or risk losing the only woman he has lived for…

Summary:
Winnifred Hathaway, has been in love with Kev Merripen, but he refuses to accept the feelings they have for each other. So after suffering from being sickly, she goes to France for a couple of years, to see a doctor that has helped patients in similar condition as she is in. When she comes back healthy and vibrant with life, she expects that Kev will finally accept them being together and she can finally not have to hide her true feelings from him, especially the powerful passion that flames up between them. However Kev is still just as stubborn as ever, and seems more primal now that she brought the young doctor with her. Kev, scarred on the inside from his time with his uncle among the romany, is bitter and knows that he can never be with Win, for he would never want to harm her, and knows that there is a beast inside of him, reading to burst free, but Win is just as stubborn and determined as he is, and will fight with every breath left in her to convince him that their love is worth fighting for….


The Hero (Kev Merripen)
Kev, not wanted by his real father, is sent to his uncle, and treated like a dog, and now is hardened because of his past. Kev is a intimidating man, but there is one family that doesn’t feel intimidated by him, and thats the Hathaways, who are more unusual of gadjes that one would expect, but there is one Hathaway who is his downfall and must harden himself to her, so that he doesn’t succumb, because he knows that he could  very well hurt her, and that’s the last thing that he would do, and she deserves much more than a rom, but he finds it hard letting go for she is what he lives and breathes for….

The Heroine (Winnifred Hathaway)
Win, has been sickly ever since she suffered from a sickness years ago, and survived, but her body has always been weak since then, and she dreams of the day that she can be strong and healthy again. When she hears of a doctor in France, who has had success with people in similar conditions as herself, she decides to go, and although she is gone for two years, she hopes that the love that she has for Kev, will be strong enough to make him realize how she could never live without him in her life….


My Thoughts 
Seduce Me At Sunrise is the second installment in the Hathaway series by Lisa Kleypas. From the first book in the series, we see and ache for Win, for suffering as she does. I just have loved Kev and Win, and loved reading their story, so achingly sweet yet a tormenting side to the story as well. Kev is a man that is haunted by his past and has suffered much and doesn’t reveal his true self to Win, knowing that she could never accept him. But Win is strong and spirited and fights for those that she loves, even stubborn and pig headed Rom’s. There were parts of this story that made me cry, and parts that made me laugh, and was a entertaining story to say the least. It stole my heart from the first chapter!!! AN UNFORGETTABLE STORY!!!!

My Favorite Quote 
What if this were the last moment you ever had with me? Wouldn’t you have been sorry not to tell me how you felt? Wouldn’t you–” Merripen covered her mouth with his, desperate for a way to make her quiet. His arms went around her, wrapping her in his vast strength, holding her against the hardness of his body. And then everything ignited, and they were both lost in a furor of need.

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms 

Other Books In The Series 
Mine Till Midnight
A Hathaway Wedding
Tempt Me At Twilight
Married By Morning
Love In The Afternoon

Book Review-Mine Till Midnight

Mine Till Midnight
Hathaways (1)
Lisa Kleypas
St Martins
Paperback
360 Pages
Published Oct 2007
Victorian
ISBN 0-312-94980-4

Synopsis 
When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of the ton. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan.

Wealthy beyond most men’s dreams, Cam has tired of society’s petty restrictions and longs to return to his “uncivilized” Gypsy roots. When the delectable Amelia appeals to him for help, he intends to offer only friendship—but intentions are no match for the desire that blindsides them both. But can a man who spurns tradition be tempted into that most time-honored arrangement: marriage? Life in London society is about to get a whole lot hotter…

Summary:
Amelia Hathaway, even though the second oldest among her family, takes responsibility for her family. Her older brother Leo, has recently come into a title, and ever since he lost his love, he has gone on the deep end, ever since he lost his love, he has never been the same. In London, Amelia goes in search of him, seeking Cam Rohan’s help. Cam is dark and dangerous, but he excites Amelia  more than anyone ever has, even though some of her family and society will never accept him. Amelia finds Cam thrilling and he awakens a hidden passion within her, and in one sensual embrace has altered her life forever…for she knows that he is her destiny.


The Hero (Cam Rohan)
Cam Rohan is half gypsy and half Irish. Even though he is ‘Rom’ he lives in a ‘Gadje’ world. Cam considers himself cursed, everything that he touches, end up making him wealthy and he has more money than he possibly knows what to do with. For the Rom Wealth is considered a bad thing, so for Cam he thinks of himself as cursed. When he meets Amelia, he is charmed, and knows that he must keep her. She stirs him up inside more than anything he has ever felt before.


The Heroine (Amelia Hathaway)
Amelia is the second of the Hathaway siblings, but has taken the responsibility of being the oldest. She knows she will never marry, but is more determined that her sisters don’t share the sae fate. But when she goes o Cam for help, she never fully realized how circumstances can change, and how the desire she feels for Cam could consume them both, but als bring her the greatest happiness she could find in his arms.


My Thoughts 
Mine Till Midnight is the first in the Hathaway Series by Lisa Kleypas. After reading the Wallflower series and seeing the sex gypsy’Cam’ that we all know and love. It was  a thrill to read Mine Till Midnight, and even though this isn’t the first time that I have read this book, I just fall in love with it every time that I read it. Cam and Amelia are one of my favorite couples that Kleypas’ has created. I found this story to be invigorating and each page enthralling. Keeps you on your toes with every adventure, every kiss and each moment that will leave you breathless…A UNFORGETTABLE STORY!!!


My Favorite Quote 
“What about your freedom?” Amelia asked, snuggling close as he lay beside her “Are you sorry to have lost it?”
“No love,” Cam reached to turn down the lamp “I’ve finally found it. Right here, with you.”


My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
Seduce Me At Sunrise
A Hathaway Wedding
Tempt Me At Twilight
Married By Morning
Love In The Afternoon

Book Review-Tempt Me At Twilight

Tempt Me At Twilight
Hathaway Family Series
Lisa Kleypas
Avon, 373 Pages
Published October 2009
Victorian Historical Romance
ISBN: 9780312949822

Synopsis:
Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, though she longs for normalcy. Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner and inventor with wealth, power, and a dangerous hidden life. When their flirtation compromises her own reputation, Poppy shocks everyone by accepting his proposal — only to find that her new husband offers his passion, but not his trust.

Harry was willing to do anything to win Poppy — except to open his heart. All his life, he has held the world at arm’s length…but the sharp, beguiling Poppy demands to be his wife in every way that matters. Still, as desire grows between them, an enemy lurks in the shadows. Now if Harry wants to keep Poppy by his side, he must forge a true union of body and soul, once and for all… 


MY REVIEW
Summary:
Poppy Hathaway is the only one of her family that craves a life of normalacy, to not have big adventures, since her life with her family is filled with one adventure after another. Poppy is in the latter part of the season and at the Rutledge hotel where they are staying, on a race for a ferret, and stumbles in a secret passageway she finds herself in Harry Rutledge’s arms and dazzled by his sensational kisses, Harry who is a temptation in and of itself to Poppy. Harry Rutledge wants Poppy and will do anything he can to get her. So when they are caught in a compromising position, which forced Poppy to marry the one man that has manipulated everything to this point. Even though she doesn’t trust him, and is reluctant to marry, she knows that if she doesn’t her life will be ruined. So she marries him, not exactly knowing what to expect out of Harry Rutledge, however she never realized that even though things started a bit rocky, their union would be filled with passion, love and trust.

The Hero 
Harry Rutledge never had the respect or love from his father growing up in New York City, America, so he has never been loved or been able to reach other to love someone else. Harry is very successful in London, and very smart with science and has even helped the Government with some inventions. Then he stumbles across Poppy Hathaway the most sensible of them all, and he finds her fascinating with her beautiful smile and her smart conversations, he is intrigued by her, and after their kiss he vows that he must have her, he just never expected such a delightful package that would teach him about love and happiness.

The Heroine
Poppy Hathaway is the Fourth of the Hathaways, and the most sensible. Her family is always filled with near catastrophes, accidents all around, animals everywhere she goes, and life full of adventure. But what she craves is peace and quiet in the country. Poppy is very intellectual and loves to converse with people on those topics, however since she has entered society she must converse in boring conversating except when she is with Harry, who seems intrigued by her.  But when she is forced to marry the scoundrel that manipulated the events, she is reluctant to every trust him, but starts to see that he needs love and affection more than anyone, because he has never felt it.

My Thoughts:
This is my Third time reading Tempt Me At Twilight, and I just love this one, and one of my favorites written by this author and it is my favorite book of this series. I just have always loved Poppy, and I also love Harry, he is the kind of male heros that I love to read about in love stories. The kind that is so Alpha and wants to take control of everything, but what he needs more is a fiery female who will show him love and tenderness and Poppy surely does this, and we see a change in Harry throughout the story. Tempt Me At Twilight is a tender romance that will definitely make you fall in love all over again, a delightful love story!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Mine Till Midnight
Seduce Me At Sunrise
Tempt Me At Twilight
Married By Morning
Love In the Afternoon

Book Review-Married By Morning

Married By Morning
Hathaway Series
Lisa Kleypas
St Martins, 321 Pages
Published June 2010
Victorian Historical Romance
ISBN: 0-312-60538
Synopsis
For two years, Catherine Marks has been a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters—a pleasant position, with one caveat. Her charges’ older brother, Leo Hathaway, is thoroughly exasperating. Cat can hardly believe that their constant arguing could mask a mutual attraction. But when one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, Cat is shocked at her powerful response—and even more so when Leo proposes a dangerous liaison.
Leo must marry and produce an heir within a year to save his family home. Catherine’s respectable demeanor hides a secret that would utterly destroy her. But to Leo, Cat is intriguing and infernally tempting, even to a man resolved never to love again. The danger Cat tried to outrun is about to separate them forever—unless two wary lovers can find a way to banish the shadows and give in to their desires…


My Review
Married By Morning is the Fourth in the Hathaway Series, where we begin with Leo’s story. Leo Hathaway has always found Catherine Marks, the paid companion to his sisters, mysterious yet suspects her of something else he can’t define, and these two go at it like cats and dogs, until one day their arguing ends up in a blazing passionate embrace, that leaves them both stunned and breathless, and leaving them wondering what are they supposed to do now, after they realize how much they are attracted to one another. When Leo finds out that he must marry within a year to save his family’s home, Leo is determined more than ever to find out the secret that Cat has been running from. But despite all the evidence to the contrary, Leo knows that he can never love again, knowing it could well destroy him, however what he feels for Cat is undeniable desire that he refuses to deny, and is wary of the love he vowed to never give into, but will find himself at a battle of hearts with Cat, the one woman he has vowed to himself never to love, but will that be his undoing?

Married by Morning was a sensation romance that I found myself hesitant to put down, and flipping through the pages as fast as I could read through them. Leo as a younger man, has loved once, but that love haunted him and almost destroyed him body and soul, so he has vowed never to love despite the fact that his siblings have found true love and happiness the likes of which he has never found for himself. Catherine Marks, hides beneath the facade of a companion to the young Hathways girls, whom she has helped polish into society. But the more she and Leo admit their passion for one another, the closer her past seems to haunt her, and she fears that she will have to leave the only family she has ever known and loved, especially the one man that could break her heart. I found the engaging interaction between these two intense at times, and witty at others, that I couldn’t help myself laughing throughout the book. I found Married By Morning to be a sexy, with alluring characters, and a romantically filled plot that had me breathless in anticipation with what was going to occur next in the suspensful plot that left me feeling satisfied. Truly a historical romance that you don’t want to miss out on or this wonderfully written series by a superb author that has stolen the heart of this avid romance reader!

My Grade On This Book
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series:
Mine Till Midnight
Seduce Me At Sunrise
Tempt Me At Twilight
Love In The Afternoon