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.
Considering that Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors this one was disappointing to me. I wasn't crazy about the gypsy sub-plot and found the male protaganist to be surly and unattractive. My disappointment in this one will not discourage me from buying other selection by this author.
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 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.
AKA The Geeky Blogger
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: DNF
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
DNF Reasons: Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas wasn't horrible (despite my DNF) but it wasn't my favorite romance troupe. I know that in most romance the hero never feels "good enough" for the leading lady but this one was a little too much of that. I listened to 3 hours and then fast forwarded to the end to listen to the last hour. I did really like the side characters and look forward to their stories. This just wasn't for me!
Narrated By Rosalyn Landor / Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
Rosalyn is hands down one of my favorite historical romance narrators! She is just all around excellent!
Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, Done! Reviews
All business but contemporary fun!
Despite the "predictiveness" of this story given the long history of Meripen and Wynn, the author manages to infuse the plot with unexpected twists and turns that keep you attentive until the very end. I am giving this book four stars due to some issues I have with Meripen's personality, which is too "primal" and monosyllabic for my taste, but the author managed to justify some of that by revealing his early childhood.
Wynn wins your heart (try saying this three times :) almost instantly and makes you vouch for her passionately throughout her ordeals.
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!!