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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: 6

I loved this book. Just to add my two cents to Juliana K's extensive and excellent review, this was so much better than the previous book in the series(Leo and Catherine's story), and one of Kleypas's more emotionally intense stories. Which is not what you would expect, because the younger Beatrix and her animals played sort of a comic relief role in the earlier books. She grows up to be a true original and I loved the way her and Christopher fell in love just through the written word. I also loved how he instinctively recognizes, even though he can't figure out how it happened, that Prudence could not have been the woman who wrote the letters to him. Yet he does feel that inner connection to Beatrix even though he tells himself in the beginning that he doesn't like her. I give it 4 1/2 stars. The little drama at the end of the book, which I will not give away, came out of nowhere and was not very well developed, so that kept it from being a perfect 5 stars.
It was a lot of fun to see some of the other Hathaways again, and I'm sorry there won't be more books about them. Oh, and I also loved the hero's dog, Albert. He was quite a character. I'm not quite ready to put this one on my bookshelf, I think I'll have to read it at least once or twice more.

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