by Lisa Kleypas

October 2008
ISBN: 0-312-94981-2
Reviewer Graphic Button St. Martin`s Press
Mass Market Paperback

The second book in Lisa Kleypas’s Hathaway family series is finally here and it is filled with the burning passion, raw glances, and true love that readers have come to expect from Lisa Kleypas.

Win Hathaway has been in love with Kev Merripen just about her entire life. Unfortunately, obstacles stand in the way of their relationship, not the least of which is Win’s poor health and Kev’s Romany background. But Win is determined to get better so she leaves England for the warmth and healing of southern France where, miracles of miracles, she heals. Three years after leaving Kev, she comes back home.

But Kev is changed, and not for the better. He has become hardened to love and emotion. Worst of all, he still does not think he is good enough for Win, even as he burns for her touch. Win just wants Kev, but it seems he is determined to remain a “brother” to her. Waiting in the wings however is an ardent suitor, the man who helped heal her, Dr. Harrow. He wants to make Win his wife. Will Kev get his priorities straight before he loses Win permanently?

Seduce Me at Sunrise is the passionate, intense, and utterly romantic story of two people who have been in love most of their lives. Merripen is taciturn, he is somewhat surly, but he would do anything for the Hathaways, the family that rescued him when he was a boy. However, for Win, he would easily lay down his life. In some ways their love story felt tragic at times, but thankfully there were enough lighthearted moments, and moments of joy between Win and Merripen that kept this romance on track.

Readers who have been anticipating Seduce Me at Sunrise since the first Hathaway story, Mine Till Midnight are in for a real treat. There are several amusing scenes featuring the Hathaway brood and readers will see how the characters have grown and changed since we last met them. Leo in particular is starting to finally cut a dashing figure.

Win and Kev have a love story for the ages, and I dearly predict that this is a romance that is going to remain high on the list of favorites for many romance readers.

Reviewed in September 2008 by Sarah.

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