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“I really enjoyed 'Seduce Me At Sunrise' though not as much as the first book in the Hathaways series. I think that's just the result of my preference for Cam over Merripen, so don't let that put you off reading this book. Some parts had me laughing out loud (particularly Kev's heartfelt apology...”see full review » see other reviews »
“sweet story. Kev Merripen separated from brother tattooed with pooka horse b/c Irish grandfather wants them dead so son and new wife can make new heir. Kev given over to uncle who hates him, irish dad b/c his gypsy sister died in childbirth (to Cam not Kev), raises him to fight others for money, attacked by whites and he's left for dead, found by Hathoway family and raised w/ Win. Win sick with scarlet fever leaves her weak. She goes to French clinic for 2 yrs, comes back stronger, tries to unite with Kev but he rejects her, not good enough. He interrupts Win and Dr. Harrow, comprimes her but wont admit so Dr. Harrow proposes and she accepts. Come back to country home, he steals her from bed, makes her his. Harrow poisons coffee Cam drank instead, cousin gypsy finds Cam. Win sets dresser on fire to make Harrow admit cure for poison. Kev betrothal ceremony with Win, GF comes to inform Kev he's surviving heir, their father died. Kev to become Earl when GF dies. ”Andrea G. wrote this review Wednesday, September 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Linda C said: 4 stars
Winnifred Hathaway has been frail since her run in with scarlet fever. She determines to leave her family and go to a clinic in France to regain her health although this will separate her from her childhood love, half gypsy Kev Merripen. Kev is the perfect tortured hero with a brutal childhood and a fear of harming those he loves. He is constantly putting up barriers. When Win returns in good health with an amorous doctor in tow, it is time for Kev to decide whether he can step aside. This was an angst filled tale with gradual information about Kev’s past coming to light. A good installment to the series.”
“Winnifred Hathaway has been frail since her run in with scarlet fever. She determines to leave her family and go to a clinic in France to regain her health although this will separate her from her childhood love, half gypsy Kev Merripen. Kev is the perfect tortured hero with a brutal childhood and a fear of harming those he loves. He is constantly putting up barriers. When Win returns in good health with an amorous doctor in tow, it is time for Kev to decide whether he can step aside. This was an angst filled tale with gradual information about Kev’s past coming to light. A good installment to the series.”Linda C wrote this review Friday, August 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fun series, the siblings are all great, and I enjoy the setting.”Deyara wrote this review Saturday, January 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kev Merripen was taken in by the Hathaway's family since they found him on the beaten and near death many years earlier. He is a mysterious, distant and somewhat grumpy figure who is deep;y in love with Winifred Hathaway. His love is held back because of his belief that he is not the man for her, he is a gypsy with a dark history and has nothing to offer his love. Tortured soul, beaten soul, sexy soul, Lisa Kleypas does them so well.
Win, who has been sickly since suffering from scarlet fever years early travels to France for a medical treatment to make her well again. After years of treatment she finally returns to her home and brings a man along with her. She loves lev but sees no future with the elusive gypsy so she sets her sights on the possibility of a new life even if it is less than she hoped for.
There are many revolutions in Merripen's world. He will find out some of his history and find family. He will also act like a baby and try to muck everything up in the misguided attempt to bring happiness. His road is not an easy one.
A lovely tale, sweet, romantic and a very happy ending. An excellent audiobook”
“Lovely and engaging read - I'm a complete sucker for the dark, brooding and tortured heroes so, of course, Kev is now my favorite Hathaway hero.
The yearning, passion and sensuality of Kev and Win's romance is captivating. While Kev's stubborn refusal to admit his deep and abiding love for Win is frustrating at time, it is nevertheless understandable in light of his past and actually serves to highlight the intensity of his feelings.
Win is simply lovely. Her strength and determination in facing the obstacles to her heart's desire and her need to seize everything that life has to offer make her an irresistible heroine.
The secondary characters are charming (love that Dodger) and the villain is more suitably punished in this as compared to book #1. Finally, the hints at the upcoming romance between Leo and Catherine are very enticing.”
“It is funny to read a book that everyone in it seems familiar. I am sure that I have read the Westcliff's story and Amelia & Cam Rohan's story even though they are not marked on my shelf.
This was a good book, I enjoyed the characters and plan to re-read the others in the Hathaways series.”
“Seduce Me At Sunrise
Reviewed by Francesca & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
Kev Merripen has been with the Hathaway family for years. He's helped them, he owes them his life. And he's always been in love with sweet and delicate Winnifred.
I love the contrast in this couple. Kev is strong, very alpha and domineering. Win is much softer and calm, without being a wilting flower. That was key in my liking this heroine. She took charge of her life and fought her disease. She went after the man she loved. She sacrificed herself to protect her family. Win was my favorite part of this book. An awesome heroine!
Kev in one word is intense. But on the other hand was a bit of a jerk for half the book. In the end he redeems himself, talk about a tortured hero, and yes he has a heart of gold and loves fully and unconditionally, with passion.
When we find out his true background I might've had a tear or two in my eyes. It made me so happy to see them all be part of a family and form bonds with each other. Don't want to give you a spoiler but this development in the story felt so perfect.
And of course, honorable mention has to go to Leo Hathaway and Miss Marks. There's that incorrigible rake and the feisty heroine that I've come to love to read about in Ms. Kleypas' books. I can't wait to read Leo's story.
"All the fires of hell could burn for a thousand years and it wouldn't equal what I feel for you in one minute of the day. I love you so much there is no pleasure in it. Nothing but torment. Because if I could dilute what I feel for you to the millionth part, it would still be enough to kill you. And even if it drives me mad, I would rather see you live in the arms of that cold, soulless bastard than die in mine."
“This is the second book in The Hathaways series and I think it was better than the first one. Win is very weak after surving Scarlett fever and is tired of being constricted to a bed. She is also madly in love with a gypsy who protects her family and has a tremendous desire to get better so she could be with him. Win leaves her family to France for a year in order to get better. Kev, the gypsy, is also madly in love with Win but feels that he is not good enough for her. He doesn't realize just how much she means to him until she leaves for a year and returns with her doctor who shows an interest in her.
When I read the first book with Win's older sister, Amelia, Win and Kev were just minor characters but caught my interest a lot more than Amelia herself. I was thrilled to learn that the second book of the series was about Win and Kev and I greatly enjoyed it. Though I will admit that Kev did get on my nerves a few times. His low self-esteem was irritable that I wanted to slap some sense into him. When he finally gets with Win, I yelled out, "Finally!" Other than that, I really liked their story and I really liked the fact that Amelia and Cam (the lovers from the first book) were still prominent figures. Now I am intrigued about Win's brother Leo and the governess but I see that his story is not told until the fourth book. I shall be patient!
“I really enjoyed 'Seduce Me At Sunrise' though not as much as the first book in the Hathaways series. I think that's just the result of my preference for Cam over Merripen, so don't let that put you off reading this book. Some parts had me laughing out loud (particularly Kev's heartfelt apology to Dr. Harrow) and others kept me at the edge of my seat. Lisa Kleypas does it again!”e-cubed wrote this review Saturday, May 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No