TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT
From the first page to the last of her latest Hathaway novel, Kleypas delivers a witty, charming (wait until you meet the animals!), vibrant, sensual love story that takes your breath away. Her unique storytelling shines as she creates situations that elicit powerful emotions. Best of all, just when you think you know what's going to happen, she surprises you in this deep-sigh story.
Although her family has recently been elevated socially, Poppy Hathaway would rather live a simple life in the country with the man she loves, Michael Banning, than be in London. Harry Rutledge, the reclusive hotel owner, is shocked to find a young woman chasing a ferret in his private quarters. He's completely taken with Poppy's innocence and decides he will stoop to whatever means to have her as his wife.
Poppy likes Harry, and when Banning breaks off with her, she accepts his proposal. But moments before the wedding she learns just what kind of a man Harry really is and wonders if she's marrying a villain instead of a hero. Poppy's optimism, trust and faith allow her to see a spark of goodness in Harry, and she's determined to show him the man he can be if he chooses love over bitterness. (ST. MARTIN'S, Oct., 370 pp., $7.99)