I have been waiting anxiously for this book. It was better than I thought it would be. Love the audio as well.
I wasn't too fond of the first Hathaway book, but I have liked each one more. This is the best so far. Leo and Cat is a delightful story.
I adore this book. And I'll listen to it again many times in the future. I don't think it could have been better. Passionate, funny, enthralling-- just the perfect love story.
Lisa Kleypas has written a fantastic series! Very highly recommended.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
If you enjoy romance with witty dialogue, well-developed (and stubborn) characters, who are driven by a plot that should not be plausible but is made comepletely real by this wordsmithy author, then this is a book for you. Or perhaps you just like bonnet-eating ferrets... that'll work too. If i had more than two thumbs, it'd be all thumbs up from me. Rosalyn Landor is amazing as a narrator and brought this book to life. This is a book I will listen to again.
...and they lived happily ever after.
This is the story of Leo and Cat, who have been circling each other for a couple of books. Everyone knows they secretly are intrigued by each other, but it becomes more important to address it now that there's the possibility that the family might not get to keep their home due to a legal snag unless Leo produces a legitimate male heir within a year. Some really interesting things are discussed in this story like Leo's drug addition and how he has dealt with it. I'd say it wouldn't have been easy to kick an opium habit in those days. I'm impressed with the development of this story and how Leo and Cat overcome tremendous emotional barriers on both sides to love. Well done, as always. The dangerous twist in end of this story was an important one. It was quite shocking to me, too. I did love the brother angle (one who always saves his sister, one who never did). It was a nice touch.
I love this performance, except there was one line that was supposed to be either Poppy or Cat and it was delivered as Harry. It was funny as I have never had that happen before!
All business but contemporary fun!
Fun, sensual, intriguing!
Leo is guaranteed to entertain you throughout this book!!!
The story of Leo's past, his mourning, self distraction, rescue and finally remake of a better self was showcased in the prior three books and is well understood at this point. What comes with the fourth installment is the unravelling of all his defenses from his pursuit of the unrelenting Cathrine Marx. They are long time enemies and as they circumstantially get to know each other, piece by piece, they have to fight the unavoidable pull between them while fighting their own demons.
Jovial banter between a highly moral Kat and a self deprecating Leo is thoroughly exhilarating!
This was Leo Ramsey and Catherine Marks HEA. If you remember, Cat is the governess to Leo's sisters. She is uptight, proper and a mystery. Leo is a rascal, having list his way after his fiancée passed away in his arms.
In this book, a widow came to claim the Ramsey estate unless Leo got married and produced an heir. And Cat's past was quickly catching up with her. This was a case of Leo and Cat saving each other. Vintage LK. Great writing, witty characters, loving fam. A great read by Rosalyn Landor. She just brought this book to life!
I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
The Hathaway family is completely charming, and I recommend reading the entire series in order. These are some of Kleypas's most lighthearted stories and characters, though there is plenty of drama and suspense. Plenty of humor in the witty clash between Leo and Cat.
Some of the best dialogue in a romance I have ever read - a terrific story line and all wrapped up in a touching romance. This is a must read and an all time favorite!