Saturday, 27 November 2010
#43 -Tempt me at Twilight ~ Lisa Kleypas
Book No. 3 in the Hathaway series proved to be entertaining and a happy read.
The story of Harry Rutledge, owner of the hugely prosperous hotel of the same name, and Poppy Hathaway, Sister of Leo Hathaway, Lord Ramsey. Harry is also the half-brother of Catherine Marks (who eventually marries Leo - see review #40).
The book starts with Poppy chasing the pet ferret through the hotel on her own and happening upon the rarely seen Harry Rutledge. The letter is one of love from Michael Bayning, and Poppy is desperate that the secret does not get out before Mr Bayning's father agrees to the marriage.
The encounter with Poppy only left one thing for certain in Harry's mind .... that he wanted Poppy. What Harry Rutledge wants, Harry Rutledge gets.
A set of circumstances see Michael Bayning break off the secret engagement, and Harry makes a move.
There are some delightful scenes - I love the catching of the monkey. There are also a couple of laugh out loud ones too, I won't say much I wouldn't want to spoil them, but the discussion the staff of the Hotel have about vegetables was so funny.
Do not pass this one, or I suspect any in the series when you browse the book shelves to find something to read. A 4 star **** read.
I am eager now to read the others in this series to find out the stories behind the other Hathaway sisters.