Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. And this is the heart of Tempt Me at Twilight. Poppy Hathaway. Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, though she longs for normalcy . Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner. Title: Tempt Me At Twilight. Author: Lisa Kleypas. Genre: Historical Romance. Publisher: St Martin’s/Piatkus Books Publishing Date: September.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Rosalyn Landor Goodreads Author Narrator. He was everything she’d sworn to avoid. 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 He was everything she’d sworn to avoid.
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.
And she was everything he needed. Harry was willing to do anything to win Poppy—except to open his heart. 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 Mass Market Paperbackpages.
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Anuva Saxena I liked him in the beginning too See 1 question about Tempt Me at Twilight…. Lists with This Book.
Nov 16, Navessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: It looks like one, it talks like one, and it walks like one. Should I have enjoyed it as much as I did? Am I giving it five stars anyway? For those of you who know me, you know how many literary pet peeves I have. What can I say? Well, this book IS well written. Kleypas included quite a few without overcomplicating the story.
The plot is a popular one in this genre. The female lead, Poppy, gets trapped into marrying the devilish Harry Rutledge after being caught in a compromising position with him. And you know what? I enjoyed every damn minute of it.
Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest View all 46 comments. Tempt Me at Twilight, stand-alone. Mine Till Midnight Book 2: Seduce Me at Sunrise Book 3: Tempt Me at Twilight Book 4: Married By Morning Book 5: Love in the Afternoon Tempt Me at Twilight stand-alone opens up to Poppy Hathaway spending her third season in London in hopes of catching a husband.
Her unconventional upbringing, scholarly personality and desire for a dull husband has complicated matters. But finally, she has a suitor lined up until an mysterious stranger rattles and intrigues her in equal measures. A chance encounter with hotelier, inventor and business man Harry Rutledge will change everything. What Harry wants he gets and he has set his sights on Poppy.
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I’m happy to report it is just as good this time around – one of the best historicals I have read with Harry Rutledge as and all-time favorite hero. View all 41 comments. Mar 13, Dina rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just love Lisa Kleypas ‘s writing and, as far as I know, she can do no tfmpt. Okay, I haven’t read all her backlist yet, but almost everything I’ve read so far was excellent. The only exception was Mine Till Midnightbut even so it was good enough and definitely worth reading.
Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas — All About Romance
Poppy Hathaway is in London for her third season and, as it has become usual, she’s staying with her family at the Rutledge Hotel. As the story opens, she’s chasing her sister Beatrix’s ferret, trying to r What can I say? As the story opens, she’s chasing her sister Beatrix’s ferret, trying to recover a love letter the mischievous animal has stolen from her. The last thing Poppy needs is to have the love letter she’s received from her secret beau, the Hon.
Michael Bayning, falling in anyone else’s hands and becoming public, so she has no qualms leaving her private room unescorted and following the darn ferret through the hotel.
On her merry chase, she ends up meeting the reclusive and mysterious Harry Rutledge, the hotel owner, and the course of her entire life is changed. Harry is a very successful self-made man who always gets what he wants, no matter what.
And the moment he meets Poppy, he decides he wants her. So he sets out to get her. Thanks to some luck and some ruthless machinations of his part, he doesn’t waste any time taking her secret beau out of the picture and planting himself firmly on his place. Poppy is hurt in the process, but that was bound to happen eventually even without his interference, so Harry is convinced it’s all for the best. In a short time, Harry gets what he wants – that is, Poppy – and they get married against her family’s objections.
At this point, Harry’s part in ruining Poppy’s relationship with Michael is known to all the Hathaways – Poppy included – so they neither like or trust him.
But Poppy goes along with marrying him anyway, basically choosing the lesser of two evils. Harry’s determined to win his wife’s affection – not her love, because he doesn’t know what that is – while Poppy’s decided to keep her distance.
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Well, we all know how this ends, because there’s no resisting a Kleypas hero. That doesn’t mean she’s estranged from them or that she’s ashamed of them, but she dreams of a different life for herself. That’s why I fully understood her infatuation with Michael, the son of a viscount and the epitome twipight everything proper and traditional.
And that’s why Kleyas cut her some slack for taking so long to let him go from her heart and accept Harry. Notice that I used the word “accept” and not “forgive”, because I really don’t think there was anything to be forgiven there.
Harry didn’t lie, although he didn’t always reveal everything he knew, and he didn’t force Poppy to kiss him to compromise her. On the contrary, she was fully enjoying his kisses even though she thought she was in love with another man! Okay, Harry was ruthless and manipulative but not cruelwent after what he wanted with determination and took advantage of the situation, but he didn’t make anything up. He only accelerated the process, so to speak, because that weakling Michael would never be brave enough to go against his father.
Poppy deserved someone who loved her above everything else, and that man was Harry. I simply adored Harry! He’s way up there in the altar of llisa favorite heroes, along with Sebastian, Lord St.
Not by coincidence, all 3 of them are perfect examples of how good a “bad boy” can be when he finds the right woman Hmmm, do I see a pattern in my “obsession”?
Review: Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
That bothered me when I read the 1st book, Mine Till Midnightbut now I think they’re part of this series’ charm and those “secondary scenes” add depth to the story. In this particular book, I got to know and understand Harry much better by learning how his employees saw him and that was a plus. I also got to know something very interesting about Ms. Marks, Poppy and Beatrix’s former governess and tempy companion and chaperone, and I can’t wait to see her bring Leo to heel.
And last but not least, the now in famous cliffhanger I know a lot of readers were annoyed by it, but I thought it was delicious.
I’m not ashamed to say, I closed the book with a sigh and a a smile. Great story, to-die-for hero, lovable heroine, witty dialogue, steamy love scenes, funny and kleyas secondary characters This was an excellent read. And just because I love quotes, I’m going to finish my review with one of my favorite passages in the book: