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Mine Till Midnight (Hathaways, Bk 1)
Mine Till Midnight - Hathaways, Bk 1
Author: Lisa Kleypas
When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of the ton. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan. Wealthy beyond mo...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780312949808
ISBN-10: 0312949804
Publication Date: 10/2/2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 788 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Mine Till Midnight (Hathaways, Bk 1) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Absolutely no one writes historical romance like Lisa Kleypas. This has taken the place of Dreaming of You as my new favorite Kleypas book anc Cam Rohan is my new favorite hero.
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Helpful Score: 6
Kleypas does it again.

Kleypas has a talent for creating memorable heroes, (tortured and non) and this one is one of her better ones. I loved the 1/2 gypsy 1/2 Irish Cam Rohan. For once it was nice to have a hero who was comfortable with himself, his emotions and sexuality rather than angst-ridden. In a way he reminded me of Nicholas Davies, the 1/2 gypsy earl of Aberdare from Putney's Thunder and Roses.

Prim, proper, prudish Amelia was the perfect foil for playful, sensual slightly wild Cam; rather than her taming him, he helps release her inner wildness.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

This contains the hands down most romantic "seduction" scene I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It's literally a fairy tale. Cam saves Amelia from a rocket blast by throwing himself on her body. She notices a tattoo on his forearm and asks about it.
He explains that it is a "pooka"--an irish mytholgical horse (coal black with yellow eyes) that may appear in front of your home at midnight, call your name and take you for a midnight ride over mountains, streams and oceans. If you ever return, you'll never be the same.

When finished with the story, he asks Amelia what she would do if offered a midnight ride on a pooka--go or stay safely in bed? (She says she'd stay in bed of course).

Weeks later, after he has rescued Amelia from her burning home and they are both staying with his friend the earl of Westcliff, Cam appears in her bedroom around midnight and begins passionately kissing and caressing her. When she thinks he is about to make love to her (and she wants him to), instead, he has her put on a wrap, takes her by the hand and leads her downstairs to the garden. There he whistles and his black horse gallops into view. Amelia asks the horse's name and Cam says "I think you know." He then takes her on a short cross-country ride to an abandoned campsite, where he builds a fire and then makes a bed out of blankets from his saddle bag. There he holds her, kisses and caresses her and then very tenderly makes love to her under the stars. While it takes them quite a while to sleep together, it's incredibly steamy once they do. Both seem to be insatiable.

I loved it so much that I didn't want it to end. Can't wait for Merripen's and Win's story "Seduce me at Sunrise." Great start to a new (I hope) series.

This one's a keeper--sorry, not sharing.
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Helpful Score: 4
"Mine Till Midnight" is a real winner for Lisa Kleypas. The first half of the book was slow going at times, but once you get into the second half, things really picked up. The narrative style is so compelling and Kleypas has a way of getting you truly involved with the characters, especially Cam Rohan and the heroine, Amelia Hathaway. If you are looking for a quick light novel, you'll enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was my first time reading Lisa Kleypas. I really enjoyed this book. Characters were believable and the book had a terrific pace - no lull! I will be reading more of Lisa Kleypas.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have never read a Lisa Kleypas I found impossible to put down and this one is no exception. Wonderful as usual.
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reviewed Mine Till Midnight (Hathaways, Bk 1) on + 1549 more book reviews
Half-Gypsy, Half-Irish, Cam Rohan live between two worlds and is accepted by none. He's made a fortune running a gentleman's gaming club, but doesn't want the money. He's on the verge of giving up his job and looking for his gypsy family when he meets Amelia Hathaway. Amelia's brother, Leo, has just been given a title and a small fortune. Leo is drinking and gambling it away. Amelia is trying to keep a roof over her family's heads and Leo out of trouble. Cam and Amelia become friends and are continually drawn together as he helps her and her family.

This is the first book in Lisa Kleypas' Hathaway series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Amelia and Cam are both strong characters. Amelia is a mother hen, taking care of her wastrel brother and younger sisters as best she can. She takes on every problem with no thoughts of herself. Cam is the strong, caring type of hero. He falls for Amelia and wants to be there to help her solve her family's problems. The secondary characters in this book are outstanding. We had cameos from several of the characters from the Wallflower series. It was fun to see them again. But my favorites were fragile Winnifred Hathaway and quiet Merripen, a gypsy who was rescued by the Hathaway family several years ago and never left. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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I haven't finished the book yet... but I already LOVE it!!! First LK book and will not be the last because I have already ordered the rest of the Hathaway Series and I am looking up more of LK's books. Another great author! Definitely on for the keeper shelf!
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I loved this book , and all the rest with this family. Another great read . Great cast of characters,humor, steamy sex and romance. This is a keeper

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