Poppy Hathaway wants a normal and conventional life. Michael Bayning is her opportunity to escape from being an eccentric and odd Hathaway. She is madly in love with him, and he reciprocates. But unfortunately, when a love letter goes missing, disappearing with the help of her younger sister’s pet ferret, Poppy meets a man who will go to any lengths to have her.
Wealthy hotelier Harry Rutledge has never had a problem getting what he wants in life. And now, he wants Poppy and he will make sure that Michael Bayning is left in the dust. But when Poppy discovers his duplicity, her fragile trust in him is shattered. What had the potential to be a strong union is smashed to pieces when Poppy realizes just how ruthless Harry is. Suddenly, Harry longs for the time when Poppy would smile at him, share her wit. Will he be forced to reap the damages he has wrought?
Tempt Me at Twilight is the newest story in Lisa Kleypas’ Hathaway family series. Poppy is a bright and charming girl, filled with intelligence and depth. Unfortunately, that is not what the men of high society seem to want. But Harry knows just how wonderful she is, even if he goes about his courtship in the wrong way.
Harry is a very lonely man. He has success but though his employees respect him, he really does not have any friends. In Poppy, he sees his chance for happiness, even as he is determined to keep her at arm’s length. He is a nice contrast of ruthlessness and desperately aching for love. Poppy is just the bright light he needs in his life.
Kleypas also throws a few more hints into the mix about Leo’s upcoming book, making this reader already very anxious to see how Leo and Catherine Marks’ feud will play out. Kleypas fans are going to enjoy this new glimpse into the Hathaway family. As always, Lisa Kleypas excels at bringing emotion, eroticism, and love to the forefront of her story. Harry and Poppy are not a match made in heaven, but something even better!