MINE TILL MIDNIGHT
The Hathaways #1
by Lisa Kleypas
Performed by: Rosalyn Landor
Run time: 10 hours
Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
Library Editions: CD
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Their lives defy convention.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.Their desire consumes them both.…
Wealthy beyond most men’s dreams, Cam has tired of society’s petty restrictions and longs to return to his “uncivilized” Gypsy roots. When the delectable Amelia appeals to him for help, he intends to offer only friendship—but intentions are no match for the desire that blindsides them both. But can a man who spurns tradition be tempted into that most time-honored arrangement: marriage? Life in London society is about to get a whole lot hotter.… https://www.brillianceaudio.com/product?i=2524
This book offers a lot of surprises in its story. Some of these seem silly as they happen but then turn out to be major plot points.
The aristocrats in this book are, mostly, more enlightened than most are portrayed to be. For, they have rescued, educated and have Gypsies as guests, and, in the case of the Hathaways, they have one who is nearly a member of the family. But like the blurb says, they defy convention.
Another thing you won’t usually find in regular romance is a paranormal element (doubtless it’s the Romany influence). It makes it all a little spooky.
The relationship between the love interests is quite steamy, eventually. But, she does say ‘no’ a few times and he doesn’t always stop. He is definitely the seducer. There is a weird disconnect however, where in an about-face happens that I didn’t really feel was justifiable.
Ms. Landor does an awesome job right down to Cam’s slightly off accent (Cockney, Rom, and upper crust). I am amazed she was able to portray the different age for the characters; and there are quite a lot of them.
This book was pretty enjoyable. She shows sensitivity for the Romany people, there’s some good tension due to disasters and a depressed brother. And the steamy quotient is high.