Think Scarlett and Rhett with a much more likable Scarlett and an even more amoral Rhett (and an even more milk-toast Ashley). It's tons of fun and of course Scarlett and Rhett finally get their HEA!
Great characters they all made me want to know them better. Understanding the primary characters was in a large part due to the narration, but the plot development and attention to small details is what ultimately enable me to lose myself in the story.
This is not your average romance. I enjoy throughly.
The book was atypical for this series in that our couple developed their relationship after they married.
Poppy had never been compelling in the two previous Hathaway Series books but she takes the spotlight here.
I liked her husband Harry, more sinner than saint.
Thumbs up for this story. Narration was excellent.
I've owned these books in paperback, iBooks, and now on audible and I've enjoyed them every time! I've read them over multiple times and the audio versions have been great so far. Love these books by my favorite author!
Office girl by day, renegade bookie/foodie by night.
I don't know if I just didn't connect with Poppy the way I did with the other Hathaways or if the male leads American accent was just too distracting but I didn't enjoy this story as much as the rest. The others I have listened to multiple times falling in love with the characters over and over again this one once was enough. Still love the Hathaways though!
Say something about yourself!
I love the Hathaway books and this one doesn't disappoint. An accidental meeting leads Poppy Hathaway into a marriage she doesn't want to a man she doesn't like, but (unfortunately for her) she does find him very attractive. The mysterious American owner of one of London's premier hotels wants Poppy from the moment he meets her and goes to any lengths to make her his wife. She thinks she is in love with someone else, but he deliberately disrupts her plan to marry the other guy. The conversations they have and the growing closeness of this marriage of opposites fuels the story. It is another delightful romp in the continuing adventures of the eccentric Hathaways.
...and they lived happily ever after.
This was a good solid addition to the series. It's not my favorite, but I did enjoy the character growth Harry experienced as well as the eventual honeymoon. That was well played all around by Poppy and brought a relationship that I was struggling to root for to the very best place. I don't know that the little twist at the end was necessary and it left me scratching my head about why that conflict was thrown in when the H and h were at their highest emotional levels and obviously deeply in love. It's tough to criticize Liza Kleypas as it seems like nitpicking. Definitely worth reading.
All business but contemporary fun!
I wanted and I did listen to it all at once...!!!
Poppy's intellectual curiosity is finally put to use when she finds herself in a dead end situation with no alternative and she must make the best out of this situation. Through her efforts she get acquainted with Harry, the hotelier, who has a ruthless exterior but is on the same wavelength as Poppy in terms of humor and intellect. Their eloquent banter is thoroughly entertaining while Harry's efforts to seduce her make you fall in love with him, a tiny bit at a time.
Great sequel to a wonderful series!
this should fit your mood, but it’s not a stand out story.
I enjoy the idea of the Hathaway family with their interesting and eccentric characters. There are five books in the series. If this were a standalone book, I would not have liked it as much. The series is what makes it better.
The two main characters had changes in feelings that were not well developed. Harry is wealthy and had many women lovers. He meets Poppy, has a short conversation with her, and all of a sudden he’s in love and does big things to make her his. Poppy can’t forgive him and despises him for a lengthy part of the book, but then all of a sudden she wants him.
I’ve listened to three Rosalyn Landor books recently and find the same thing. She does lovely female voices - like Julie Andrews. But she uses an odd voice for men. A worse problem is her emotional interpretation of men. There is nothing sensual or seductive about them. They are distant or angry. They sound like a brother, not a lover.
Genre: historical romance