Review: Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas

Reviewed by Jen

I loved this book. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it! Lisa Kleypas did a phenomenal job setting up this love story between Kev and Win in Mine Till Midnight… so much so that just the little glimpses of these two excited me more then the main romance in that book. And as revved up as I was to get to their romance, it would’ve been very easy to be disappointed. I am so happy to tell you that it lived up to its promise.

Kev is a gypsy who came to live with the Hathaway family when he was just a child. He was a wild thing, thanks to the brutality of his upbringing. But from the very beginning, he was captivated by Win. He thought he would only be able to love her from afar, especially after her health grew imperiled by scarlet fever. But now, she is determined to grow strong again and claim the unspoken love that they share.

Kleypas does a fantastic job from of the outset, making me feel the longing between these two. Win is so brave, putting her feelings out there, only to be rejected, over and over and over again. It’s hard to read at times, but it is so very obvious that her feelings are not one-sided. Still, at a certain point she has to accept the reality she is facing. Either Kev must admit that he loves her and let her in or she needs to start a new life.

This book is so deliciously angsty and it hit all my hot buttons. I love a hero who thinks he is not good enough for his heroine. Kev has so many layers to his character, his strengths juxtaposed to his overwhelming weakness for Win. Add this to all of his Issues and I was on the edge of my seat reading the push and pull between them.

We also have the mystery unfolding about his past and his connection to Cam. All of the Romany reference were fascinating and I enjoyed delving into their history in the camps, as well as their parentage. There are a wealth of supporting characters with all the other Hathaways, adding color to the story. And there is a set up for Leo’s romance with the governess. I’m not all that excited about that book, but I am still flying high on my super love of this one.

This works fine as a standalone but the book before it definitely whet my appetite for the romance. Would definitely recommend.

Rating: A

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Seduce Me at Sunrise
by Lisa Kleypas
Release Date: September 30, 2008
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

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