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373 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published October 1, 2009
“In the fairy tale you mentioned last night, I would probably be the villain. But it’s possible the villain would treat you far better than the prince would have.”
“The third time, I’m going to do things that will mortify you when you remember them tomorrow.” He kissed her gently. “And you’ll love that most of all.”
“She was yours, if you’d truly wanted her,” Harry continued, a pitiless smile touching his lips. “But I wanted her more.”
“You have experience with hedgehogs?”
“No.” He slanted a smile at her. “But I have some experience with prickly females.”
“Trying to understand Harry Rutledge was like taking apart one of the intricate clockwork mechanisms he had constructed. One could examine every gear and ratchet wheel and lever, but that didn’t mean one would ever comprehend what made it all work.”
“In the fairy tale you mentioned last night, I would probably be the villain. But it's possible the villain would treat you far better than the prince would have.”
“I've never wanted to be loved. And God Knows no one's done it yet.”
“And Poppy, remember that someday you will meet a frog who will turn into a handsome prince."
"Good," Beatrix said. "Because all she's met so far are princes who turn into frogs."
"Perhaps Harry was becoming-or would become in time-the man he had always been meant to be. Because he had finally found someone who mattered."
"And whenever your wife is angry...for God's sake, don't try logic."Poppy has been a loyal sister to her family. Working hard to be a lady, she has been secretly courting an Englishman in hopes that his family will be willing to accept her and he can take her as his wife. When Poppy accidentally meets Harry Rutledge, the owner of the hotel her family is staying in, Harry sets his sights on Poppy. In order to win her over, he will do whatever it takes to make her his. As Poppy is placed in an impossible position, she knows her only choice is to accept Harry's proposal and leave her love behind. Harry is an impossible man who has always been able to solve any problem. When the problem he needs to solve is winning over his wife, the predicament proves to be more than he could have ever imagined.
"Love, there's hardly any place it can't be done. Against trees or walls, in chairs or bathtubs, on staircases or tables...balconies, carriages-"Told in dual POV, Tempt Me at Twilight is a romantic tale set back in time where reputation is everything. The plot is complex as Poppy must learn what it means to be a wife to a man who has never experienced love. I adored her spunk and tenacity throughout each and every moment. Poppy and Harry are stunning together and the dynamics between the push and pull they both experienced was intense and quite enjoyable. The relationships between the Hathaway family is truly remarkable as they love and protect each other fiercely. I was so taken by all of the characters, I decided that I must invest more time in this world immediately. The picturesque setting is described in such detail that I felt as if I had been transported back in time. One might assume that passion did not exist back in those times and yet, Harry and Poppy, I feared, would set my Kindle on fire! Lisa Kleypas has created a beautiful world with unforgettable characters.