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Book Review of Love in the Afternoon (Hathaways, Bk 5)

Love in the Afternoon (Hathaways, Bk 5)
Love in the Afternoon (Hathaways, Bk 5)
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3

I wasn't sure I would like Christopher in the beginning because even when he came back from the war, he was still a rather pretentious SOB. But I guess that was the point of the book, for him to find a place he belonged and slowly let go of what he thought was important.

Beatrix was a great character. I loved that she didn't really care about others and did her own thing. And I'm glad the storyline doesn't drag out the Cyrano/Roxanne theme. Christopher figured out who really wrote the letters rather quickly. I'm also glad I didn't have to spend about hundred pages on why Christopher felt he wasn't good enough to marry Beatrix. He knew it but was going to take her anyway. As with most of Kleypas books, it seemed to be about how they overcome obstacles to become a closer couple rather than the fairy tale happily ever after marraige ending.

The added PTSD and clepto issues were interesting. But again, we had the death by illness theme that Kleypas seemed to put in every book. Gets a little old.

So it was a good, easy read. I especially loved the scene with the whole Hathaway family. They are the ones that really make the book worthwhile.

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