I still have a sappy smile on my face! “Seduce Me at Sunrise” is one of the best historical romances I’ve read this year starring one of the most tortured heroes. This 2nd book in Lisa Kleypas’ ‘Hathaways’ series brings us the story of the wild Rom boy, Kev Merripen, and his journey to love with Winnifred Hathaway.
Winnifred has loved Kev since the day he came into her home when she was still a young child. Her understanding and care of the feral boy hasn’t made living with this love any easier, though. When she is stricken with scarlet fever and never quite regains her health, she becomes even more determined to do whatever is necessary to have Kev for her own. So she heads for France and a controversial clinic, leaving behind an increasingly wild Kev.
Kev has loved Winn since he ‘felt’ her presence in the gadjo house that became his home. As a gypsy orphan with no protector, he was raised as a wild animalistic fighter who knew no gentleness until the Hathaways rescued a sick boy left for dead. He’s never allowed himself to feel a part of the family, but has acted as their personal protector, defender, servant, or whatever else was needed. He craves Winn but won’t sully her with his fierce demands. But he can’t quite let her go either.
What a powerful love and what a splendid story. You will admire Winn’s determination and sometimes want to thump Kev for his stubborness. But to have a love so strong…what wouldn’t we be willing to suffer?
Kleypas’ books have been more hits than misses with me, but this is truly a book you shouldn’t miss. The emotions will wring you out and the passion will set your heart racing. And at the end, you’ll have the same sappy smile on your face!