Title: Tempt Me at Twilight
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Hathaways, #3
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (Imprint of Macmillan)
Date Published: September 22nd, 2009
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…
I definitely really enjoyed the third book in the Hathaway series, Tempt Me at Twilight. Poppy immediately captured me, which is good because I feel like we didn’t get to really know her all that much in her sisters’ books. So I was glad that I really liked her. Like her sisters, she spunky yet caring.
Harry I had trouble liking at first. Given the circumstances, he definitely had to work his way into Poppy’s (and my) heart. But he managed to, despite my initial hesitations, win me over. It was a different kind of romance read since him and Poppy marry earlier in the book and the entire book is more about growing to love each other as opposed to falling madly in love and then getting married at the end of the book. It made for an interesting change from usual though.
It wasn’t my favorite book in the series, but that’s tough one to beat since I’m a big Win/Kev fan. But I still couldn’t put the book down and I’m really happy I decided to continue the series after not being so sure if I would.
Then, there’s the ending. I don’t think I’ve ever read a historical romance that left off with a cliffhanger, but this one does! It leads right into Leo’s story, and I so would go right into his book if I didn’t have other books I need to read first. It’s a good and bad thing. I’m happy to be excited and eager about the next book, but *shakes fist* I hate you cliffhangers!
Overall this is still a fun and sweet series about a family of misfits who despite not being able to fit into London society, are probably all the better for it. If you’re a fan of historical romance, then this is a series you’ll definitely want to pick up. You’ll be charmed, wooed, and all of the above.
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