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For every writer there is first time, and this is LK first time floop,
This review is from: Tempt Me At Twilight: Number 3 in series: The Perfect Moonlit Love Affair (Hathaways) (Paperback)
This is the third book to book in the Hathaway's series about a unconventional family who lives in Hampshire. This is the story of Poppy Hathaway and Harry Rutledge. Poppy is the third Hathaway sister to get her story and we still to look forward to Beatrix (Bea) and their brother Leo Hathaway , Lord Ramsey, story this year and next year.
Due to the family as I said unconventional history - Poppy eldest sister Amelia married a Romany gypsy Cam Roahn and her second sister Winifred married to other Romany Gypsy Kev Marripan and her sister Bea are obsessed with animals, that some among other things - Poppy biggest dream is to marry a reliable boring young man. A man who will offer her the dream boring life she want and her choice was Mike Baynin, son of Lord Andover. Mike confess his love to Poppy but he ask her to wait until he convince his father that he want Poppy as his bride. In the same time Harry Rutledge lay his eyes on Poppy for the first time after he caught her sneaking around his hotel tring to catch her sister Bea ferret who stole the love letter that she received from Mike. Harry decided he want Poppy and that he will do any thing to make her is wife. Harry Rutledge is a man with a dark past, brilliant mind and steel determination. He own the hotel the Hathaway's sties in every time they come to London and he is used to getting what he want. He started a campaign to achieve that aim by first informing Lord Andover (Mike father) of his son intentions toward Poppy which lead to Mike leaving Poppy as par his father threats. That left Poppy heartbroken and vulnerable. Harry helped accelerate the process by cutting any chance for her going back to Mike by compromising her in ton ball. From her side, Poppy saw something inside Harry needed rescuing and she hoped that the affection between them will make they marriage a success but that all came crashing down when Mike Bayning come to church minutes before the wedding and exposed Harry's role in it. Poppy at that moment realised that she was tricked but she have no way of going back. She marries Harry but with the promise that she going to teach him a lesson. Harry and Poppy start their married life together in awkward footing. Harry start to have feelings for his young bride he never experienced and Poppy although promised to be aloof started to fall in love with her husband.
I personally considered Harry Rutledge the worse heroes LK ever created. Surprisingly I didn't have any problem with the way he manipulated Poppy to marry him but with the characters itself. The hero charactering didn't go deep and only scratched the surfaces. Poppy character was not fully matured and I didn't feel the sensuality that the other books had. This is book is quite funny and human in its approach and it had been saved by the attendance of the Hathaway's who are always a delight to meet. overall the book was a disappointment and I hope the next books is better. We start to get a hint about the final book which will include Leo Hathaway and Miss Catharine Marks (Bea & Poppy's governess). Leo lost the girl he loved when he was young and think he is not capable of the emotion itself and Miss Marks are have a dark past which linked to Harry Rutledge past. it all exciting and I can't wait for the final book.
By all mean buy the book and read it and say what do you thought of it. For me LK could had done better but that maybe because LK writting set a high standred of Romance that I always expact from her books.
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