I enjoyed the first Hathaway book enough to look for the second. Unfortunately I found it a bit tedious. The best parts were with Amelia and Rowan from book one. The Kev and Win story just seems contrived with roadblocks of their own making. I finished the book, but only because I paid for it.
I read so I can write
I always expect great things from Kleypas and this series does not disappoint. The characters are strong and entertaining and their interaction with each other builds a good story. I don't agree with other reviewers who did not like Kev. Considering his background he is believable. For him to move from point A to point B would have been difficult and how he did so made sense.
I look forward to continuing this series.
Ms Landor is one of my favorite narrators.
Kev is not my favorite hero, and this was a rather frustrating book.
The next three books of this series are amazing. So keep reading!!! :)
Blue Moon Reviews
Narrator Landor is the worst choice I can imagine for Kleypas' historical romance. I love the books but the audio is unbearable. Kev as written by Kleypas is a wonderful hero, not the barking old man portrayed by Landor.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
Setting: London & Hampshire, 1851, but with back story
Genre: Early Victorian romance.
Narration: Once again, Rosalyn Landor does an excellent interpretation of the characters. I enjoy her work.
This is the second book in the Hathaways series, and focuses on the second sister, Win. There's also a lot back story, mainly having to do with Merripen, but also some history of the family members. The back story also shows the development of his relationship with Win. My biggest problem is with the shift in Merripen's character when Win goes to the clinic in France. He becomes bitter and more uncommunicative than he was before. Why? It seems terribly selfish of him to ask her not to go, when he has no intention of carrying their relationship further. I think he must have been the most difficult personality for LK to write, because you're supposed to root for him but, at least for me, there really wasn't much growth in the character. He never really gives me the warm fuzzies. The really great part of this book is the interaction with the Rom, and, oh yeah, the doctor in the wardrobe scene. Win becomes back from France pretty kick-ass. And blood thirsty.
Worth the time and credit? Yes, but do try to catch it in a BOGO, or some other sale.
Intense Thrilling Romance
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaway book 1)
It's just I great but we get to see even more layers unfold and more questions answered. Merripen's story is crucial to the Hathaway family history. The romance is just as intense and there are some thriller perilous side stories.
This one is just as great as the others. She is my favorite narrator.
I was feeling the emotions as they were being expressed. I definitely snickered a bit.
Rosalyn Landor is great at expressing emotions, desperation, and romance scenes.
The romance scenes are detailed but not grotesque. They express the passions we all hope to experience with love.
Getting more background on the characters as well as getting updated on the Wallflowers. Plus, of course, the romance!!
didnt have the print version
I loved the story being about Romas and their culture.
Any time Merripen was speaking I was enthralled!
The narrator was interesting to listen to and differentiated the different character's voices well.
I know I must be among the minority but I could not finish this book ! That's a rarity for a LK book . Merripen seems just stupid and stuborn , I couldn't get the chemistry between Win and him. They seemed estranged for most of the book. The beginning of the book was sweet and touching but goes downhill from then on.There is too much interference from the rest of the family . I swear literally everyone in the family has had a one on one intervention session with Merripen ! Also the story seems contrived .There is some wierd sexual banter between Marx and Leo while Cam is literally on his death bed .
Leo and Marx's story is the most entertaining of this story followed by that of Beatrice and Poppy.
Sorry this was a letdown but won't stop me from reading more LK.