He is everything she wants to avoid….
For two years, Catherine Marks has been a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters—a pleasant position, with one caveat. Her charges’ older brother, Leo Hathaway, is thoroughly exasperating. Cat can hardly believe that their constant arguing could mask a mutual attraction. But when one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, Cat is shocked at her powerful response—and even more so when Leo proposes a dangerous liaison.
She is not at all what she seems….
Leo must marry and produce an heir within a year to save his family home. Catherine’s respectable demeanor hides a secret that would utterly destroy her. But to Leo, Cat is intriguing and infernally tempting, even to a man resolved never to love again. The danger Cat tried to outrun is about to separate them forever—unless two wary lovers can find a way to banish the shadows and give in to their desires.
Spend some more time with the Hathaways.
©2010 Lisa Kleypas (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I love the Hathaways and I’ve been cheering for Leo ever since book one. His journey throughout the entire series has been wonderful to read. Now that he finally has his act together he can go after the girl of his dreams (or at least the one who frustrates and excites him the most). Catherine Marks is his perfect match in every way and now he must convince her of the same. I love their interactions and how they grow to emotionally want and need each other. This is definitely a different side of Leo.
This is a must listen for fans of the Hathaways.
I am a huge fan of romances and happy endings. I like books that take me away from everyday life and into the land of romance, some adventure and of course happy endings.
Lisa Kleypas never disappoints me! Great Narrator and story. I have to admit I am in love with the Hathaways and truly enjoy Kleypas' writting style. Worth every minute of my time. Hope you like it as much as I did.
Leo Hathaway, aka reluctant Lord Ramsey, is my favorite character in the Hathaway series and the book features him. This is the fourth book in the series. His dialogue with Katherine Marks or anyone always leaves me laughing. As a confirmed bachelor he has met his match with "Marks". Their relationship starts with constant banter to loving passion. Katherine Mark's family history is exposed and her own childhood trauma. The Hathaways are a compassionate and very eccentric family...so there are always side stories about the amuzing family (a good reason to read in order). It is a great story of how opposites attract, and really so much more. The setting is in London and Hampshire, England 1850s. The narration is superb! Highly recommend this book, this series.
Since the second book Leo and Kat had something going and finally we get to know what happens between them. I think if the reader starts with this book, it might find it a little confused as well as distracted by the other characters. So I recommend reading the other Hathaway books first before reading this one. By now I am totally familiar and comfortable with the characters and I enjoyed their interaction very much. It was very enjoyable listen.
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.
Landor is one of my favorite readers. She brings a believability to all of her characters and reads men beautifully. I sometimes find women reading men annoying but Landor is seamless in her performance.
I didn't read the previous books in this series but still thoroughly enjoyed this installment. The characters are well-developed and likable and the dialogue is witty and fast-paced. It drew me in and held me captive till the very end. I can't wait to read the next installment!
This entire series has been a great enjoyment to me. Kleypas brings each character into life as naturally as talking to an old friend. Each book in this series gets a solid 5 stars.
I absolutely love this author. There isn't one book that I haven't listened to of hers that is on audible.com. Married by Morning has been my favorite though. Loved this book!
"Reasonable romantic story."
Slightly annoying narration.
"easy to listen to ,"
I enjoyed this , as it was something I listened to going to bed and it was just the right note to help me relax and sleep.
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