Publisher: St Martins paperbacks
Source: I found this book at my local library
Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, though she longs for normalcy. Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner and inventor with wealth, power, and a dangerous hidden life. When their flirtation compromises her own reputation, Poppy shocks everyone by accepting his proposal—only to find that her new husband offers his passion, but not his trust.
Harry was willing to do anything to win Poppy—except to open his heart. All his life, he has held the world at arm’s length…but the sharp, beguiling Poppy demands to be his wife in every way that matters. Still, as desire grows between them, an enemy lurks in the shadows. Now if Harry wants to keep Poppy by his side, he must forge a true union of body and soul, once and for all…
Tempt Me At Twilight is the third book in the latest series by Lisa Kleypas. I have enjoyed the books so far and started to read this book with great anticipation. I was not disappointed!
The story of the Hathaway family continues in this book with Poppy being the heroine of the story. She is the member of the family who wishes for normalcy. If you remember from the other books in the series, the Hathaway family is well known for being unconventional, to put it mildly! Our story begins with Poppy chasing her sister’s ferret, who is carrying her latest love letter in his mouth, through the halls of the Rutledge Hotel. Unlike other members of London society, the Hathaways do not have a permanent residence in London, and therefore they spend the season living in a suite in the hotel. The love letter comes from Poppy’s secret beau, Michael. Poppy is desperate to retrieve the letter before someone else finds it and a scandal results. During her hunt for the ferret she has a chance meeting with the reclusive Harry Rutledge. Harry knows who Poppy is as she has stayed at his hotel for the past 3 seasons, but she has no idea who she is chatting with.
Harry Rutledge is a hotel owner and inventor who is very intelligent, wealthy and powerful. He decides that he wants to marry Poppy and goes about securing her hand in a completely underhanded fashion. When she discovers this, just before she is about to walk up the aisle that she had been deceived, sparks fly!
Poppy then proceeds to teach Harry how to be part of a family. At the same time, Harry is realizing the he can’t control Poppy like one of his employees. The encounters between Poppy and the staff of the hotel are wonderful to read. I also like how Poppy’s completely unconventional family gathers around her and Harry to help their marriage survive. The only negative comment that I can make about this story is a part that is added at the end involving Harry’s kidnapping. I felt that it was unnecessary to put that section in. (or maybe it is important in the next book that I haven’t read yet)
Lisa Kleypas is the author of something like 34 books and regularly receives high praise for her books. I have enjoyed many of her stories, but I’ll put this one close to the top of my list! I am eagerly anticipating the next book in the series!
The Good, The Bad and the Unread loved Tempt Me at Twilight and said: “I highly recommend Twilight for anyone who is a fan of historical romance or just romance in general. It is a lovely, complex story about redemption, discovery, family, and love. You shouldn’t miss it.”
The Romance Reader gives Tempt Me at Twilight 4 hearts and has the following comment: “Lisa Kleypas is a pretty dependable author for me – I tend to enjoy her stories, and Tempt Me at Twilight is no exception. Most intriguing is the hero, Harry Rutledge, a wealthy businessman whose normal methods of acquisition blow up in his face when he employs them to win a wife.“