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The Hathaways #4

Married by Morning

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He's everything she wants to avoid.

For two years, Catherine Marks has been a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters—a pleasant position, with one caveat. Her charges' older brother, Leo Hathaway, is thoroughly exasperating. Cat can hardly believe that their constant arguing could mask a mutual attraction. But when one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, Cat is shocked at her powerful response—and even more so when Leo proposes a dangerous liaison.

She's not at all what she seems.

Leo must marry and produce an heir within a year to save his family home. Catherine's respectable demeanor hides a secret that would utterly destroy her. But to Leo, Cat is intriguing and infernally tempting, even to a man resolved never to love again. The danger Cat tried to outrun is about to separate them forever—unless two wary lovers can find a way to banish the shadows and give in to their desires . . .

341 pages, Mass Market Paperback

First published May 25, 2010

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Lisa Kleypas

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LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.

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October 9, 2012
A Letter to Leo Hathaway, Viscount Ramsay

Dearest Leo,

Firstly, let me apologize in advance for being so forward as to write you this letter and for treating you with such familiarity. I am aware that you, a fine 19th-century gentleman, should be appalled with my boldness, but I am a 21st-century woman and we are no longer subjected to the restrictive dictates of society that ruled your time. As a Hathaway, I hope you will not only understand this but also be amused by it.

Now, I am ashamed to say that I did not like you when I first met you in Mine Till Midnight. You were an uncaring and selfish man, recklessly determined to destroy your own life and hurting your family in the process. Fortunately, you decided to mend your ways in Seduce Me at Sunrise and build your path to redemption. Too bad you were still a rake, but you were a charming one and I started to fall for you. Then came Tempt Me at Twilight and I was a goner. That epilogue was fantastic and I almost died from anticipation while I waited for your book, Married By Morning, to be released. Now that I read it, what can I say that has not been said yet? I absolutely loved it and you, Leo, have become one of my favorite heroes ever. You have truly redeemed yourself and Cat, whom you so endearingly call 'Marks', is a very lucky woman, if I may say so.

Speaking of your darling Cat, I was very sad when I learned about her past. Based on what I had read in Tempt Me at Twilight, I had my suspicions and I was not particularly surprised when I saw them confirmed, but it broke my heart anyway. Seeing how she became to trust you enough to tell you what had happened and how you were so supportive of her was wonderful. Forgive me for saying this, but I was a little annoyed with her for taking so long to acknowledge that you belonged together, but I knew she would not be able to resist your playful charm forever - especially after the lovely spectacles you had made specifically for her. That was so lovely and thoughtful!

They say that reformed rakes make the best husbands and I am sure you will prove this saying right, but I was enchanted to see that although reformed, you were still wicked enough to keep Cat on her toes. Your marriage will never be boring and your children will be true hellions, I can tell. Congratulations on breaking the Ramsay curse, by the way.

Sadly, I must finish this letter now. I will not say goodbye, only farewell, as we will meet again soon in Love in the Afternoon. I cannot wait to see Beatrix finding the one man brave enough to embrace her eccentricity.

Please send my best regards to all your family, as I love all of you and think of you as the best friends I would have had if I lived in your time.

With love,


P.S.: If you happen to run into Lord St. Vincent by any chance, would you please be so kind to tell him that the St. Vinny's Ninnies Club is still going strong and growing every day? I hope you become good friends with him - reformed rakes should have a club of their own - so I get to see him in Love in the Afternoon. That would be just perfect!
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October 24, 2019
Re-read Oct'2019:

I still love Leo Lord Ramsay and Dodger the ferret nearly steals the show! Still big 5++ stars!

Favorite quotes:

“You should know that I’ve always wanted you, Cat. I’ve had fantasies so wicked, it would send us both straight to hell if I told them to you. And the way I want you has nothing to do with the color of your hair, or the appalling fashions you wear.” His hand passed gently over her head. “Catherine Marks, or whoever you are … I have the most profane desire to be in bed with you for … oh, weeks, at least … committing every mortal sin known to man. I’d like to do more than sketch you naked. I want to draw directly on you with feather and ink … flowers around your breasts, trails of stars down your thighs.” He let his warm lips brush the edge of her ear. “I want to map your body, chart the north, south, east, and west of you. I would—” “Don’t,” she said, scarcely able to breathe. A rueful laugh escaped him. “I told you. Straight to hell.”

Leo stared back at her with a mixture of wary amusement and growing heat. He could no longer deny that he found nothing in the world more entertaining than talking to her. Or just being near her. Cantankerous, stubborn, fascinating creature … completely unlike his past lovers. And at times like this, she had all the cuddlesome appeal of a feral hedgehog. But she challenged him, met him as an equal, in a way that no other woman ever had. He wanted her beyond reason.

“We all knew there was a reason behind the animosity between you,” Poppy said. “But we could never agree on what it was. Beatrix was right, of course.” “About what?” “That you and Leo were like a pair of ferrets, a bit rough-and-tumble in courtship.”

“Please come to me, Cat, because there’s no surviving you. You don’t have to love me back. You don’t have to be mine. Just let me be yours.”

Original read/review Jun'2010:

5++ stars – Historical Romance

Oh Leo, Lord Ramsay, you devastatingly handsome, fiendishly charming, hysterically witty, and devilishly wicked man...keeping me up until the wee hours of the morning to finish reading your story rather than for the total ravishment and thorough tupping that I would have preferred from you!

I’ve loved every romance thus far in the ongoing, enchanting saga of the unconventional Hathaway family, Cam’s and Amelia’s spirited courtship in Mine Till Midnight, Kev’s and Win’s emotional journey in Seduce Me at Sunrise, and Harry’s and Poppy’s tentative discovery of love in Tempt Me at Twilight, but Leo, Lord Ramsay’s and Catherine’s volatile, yet tender transition from bitter rivals to passionate lovers in the charming Married By Morning might just be my favorite of the series.

This is Kleypas at her most brilliant best...it’s utterly fantastic, flat-out phenomenal, sigh-worthy amazing, thoroughly romantic, and riveting from beginning to end. I loooved it and just couldn’t get enough of sinfully sexy, sweet scapegrace Leo, Lord Ramsay, who’s one of my all-time favorite Kleypas heroes.

I won’t go into the plot since the book description and some great reviews here on GR already summed it up nicely. I will say that Leo and Catherine, another powerhouse Kleypas couple, are absolute magic together and it’s a wonderful romance not to be missed. Leo is infectiously funny, amusing, and arousing, and I swear, it seemed like almost everything he says is quotable. Strong-willed, prickly, independent, stoic spinster Catherine might be his total opposite, but they’re also a perfect match. And throw a cunning, mischievous, fun-loving ferret named Dodger into the mix, and you’ve got a real winner!

It’s a lushly romantic read with remarkable, superbly crafted, and wonderfully alluring characters, an intriguing, unforgettable story, strong emotional depth, witty banter, laugh out loud humor, erotic sexual tension, and steamy passion that’s all blended together beautifully and perfectly paced.

Lisa Kleypas writes the most splendid, compelling, and lusciously sensual romances that always steal my heart and leave me breathless with pure rapture over the sheer wonderment of falling in love, and Married By Morning is another treasure for my keeper shelf! If you’re a fan of Kleypas and/or historical romance and haven’t yet read the delightful Wallflowers and Hathaways series, then what on earth are you waiting for?! Big, exuberant 5 stars!
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September 11, 2010
Loved it. I knew I would, since I'm a sucker for the colorful Hathaway family. And Leo? I didn't have high hopes for him while reading the first in the series (Mine Till Midnight, but with each succeeding book, he kept growing on me, and growing on me...and finally by this book...*sigh*...he finally became a hero worthy of my admiration!:)

No plot summary this time, because there's some truly awesome reviews at GR for this one. I'll just add my thoughts/observations...

This was only brother Leo Hathaway's story, who needed to get married and produce a male heir within a year, or the family would lose Ramsay house. He finds he's attracted to his recent adversary, the Hathaway sisters' young governess Catherine Marks. But is Catherine (who has a secret about her past) attracted to him?

I loved the bickering that went on between Leo and Catherine Marks, even when it got a little nasty. I love how Catherine could dish it out as well as take it! At first I worried that LK would prolong Catherine's prickly attitude towards Leo and that I wouldn't be able to connect with her, but what was I worried about? LK softened her up just in time, and my heart broke for her when her sad past was revealed. So that's what she was hiding. And I thought Harry had it rough...

Loved the racy love scenes! This one may have been the hottest of the series so far. And it surprised me a bit. ***possible spoiler*** I thought after Leo and Cat 'did it', that they would immediately wed, but since there was 250 pages to go, what would the book be about? I'm glad LK had Cat keep rejecting Leo's proposals. Not only did it keep Leo determined to convince her (in the most delicious ways), but it also kept the book interesting. Although how Cat could resist Leo is beyond me...****end spoiler***

Dodger! I loved that little weasel! And when he was involved in that little bit of suspense at the end...ahh, my heart almost broke! How LK got me to adore a ferret I'll never know.

Medusa the hedgehog...

Enjoyed all the scenes where Cat's spectacles either went flying off her face, got misplaced, or were removed by Leo (hot). And the scene where Leo took her to pick out new glasses...really sweet.

Loved how Leo convinced himself that he would never put himself through love again, since he "loved like a madman". Who wouldn't want to be loved like a madman, if the madman was Leo Hathaway?

Loved the witty repartee and double entendres that Leo and Catherine engaged in throughout the book (even though at times Cat was slow to follow Leo's way of thinking...) After a nighttime rendezvous between Cat and an injured Leo almost led to lovemaking...

"Did I hurt you?" she managed to ask, recalling how she had inadvertantly pushed on his wounded shoulder. "Does it ache this morning?"
Leo hesitated before replying. "No, it eventually eased after you left. But the devil knows it wouldn't take much to start up again."
Catherine was overcome with remorse. "I'm so sorry. Should we put a poultice on it?"
"A poultice?" he repeated blankly. "On my...
oh. We're talking about my shoulder?"

Loved Leo's sexy, passionate talk once his feelings for Cat were realized...

"I have the most profane desire to be in bed with you for...oh, weeks, at least...committing every mortal sin known to man. I'd like to do more than sketch you naked. I want to draw directly on you with feather and ink...flowers around your breasts, trails of stars down your thighs." He let his warm lips brush the edge of her ear. "I want to map your body, chart the north, south, east, and west of you."

Loved when Leo got all alpha and protective whenever Cat's happiness was threatened by a sleazy man from her past.

Loved this lead in to a marriage proposal from Leo:

"You have an evil temper, you're as blind as a mole, you're a deplorable poet, and frankly, your French accent could use some work. But when I put those things together with the rest of you, it makes you into the most perfectly imperfect woman I've ever known."
"You are beautiful beyond words. You are kind, amusing, and passionate. You also have a keen intellect, but I'm willing to overlook that.."

What I loved about Leo was that even though he could be a bit cynical and argumentative, he was irreverant, playful, witty, funny, protective, and he dearly loved his sisters, and Catherine Marks, and wasn't afraid to show it. He turned into great husband material.

I loved Catherine, and I especially loved how she could exasperate Leo one minute, and the next minute turn him on so much that he couldn't think straight. They threw off some major, major sparks, and as a reader you just knew from way back in the series that something was destined to happen between them. I loved how LK kept the antagonism between them building and building until Leo finally did what he was aching to do for some time.

If I had one small complaint about the book, it was the epilogue, which jumped forward one year. ****possible spoiler***In this year, Poppy gave birth, as did Catherine, and so did Win. I wished Win giving birth would have occurred during the main part of the story, since Kev was so worried about the whole pregnancy. I would have liked to have seen that played out a bit, rather than just a sentence in the epilogue. But that was just a minor quibble. I enjoyed this whole story, and loved Leo and Cat as a couple. Cat was a wonderful addition to the eccentric and always amusing Hathaway family. Now only one to go (*sniff*). How is Beatrix ever going to find someone who could compete with her menagerie? 5 stars

Leo...Chapter 13...
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June 23, 2010

I hope you’ll be able to look past the cheesiness of this review and be able to understand what it is I’m feeling, even though I can’t quite find the words to eloquently express my thoughts about Married by Morning in a way that will do it justice.

This was simply one of the most delightful books I’ve read in a very long time. I had no doubt that I’d like it, as I do most all of Lisa Kleypas’ books, but this far exceeded my expectations! Leo Hathaway, Lord Ramsay and Catherine Marks, Governess, made this book impossible to put down with their constant banter and obvious, though not to each other, affection for one another.

In the previous books in this series, we see that after the death of his fiancé, Laura Dillard and his own brush with death, Leo gradually stopped living, rather, falling into a mere existence of deadly vices and debauchery. His family tried to help him, but it became clear that he didn’t want help. He wanted to die. Having hit rock bottom, Cam Rohan, his brother-in-law, was at last able to reach Leo in the darkness he’d enveloped himself in and finally, finally, the Leo that everyone knew and loved began to resurface. But as is often the case, I believe the overwhelming grief of the loss of his beloved Laura had left him forever changed. Although death was no longer something he wished for, he spent too much time and money in gambling halls and just as much time and money on women. He was bitter, cynical and immoral – all the things that Catherine despised in a man.

Catherine Marks had her own tragic past, one she’d been running from for many years. Having been fortunate enough to find work as a governess for the Hathaways, she was given her first glimpse into what being a part of a real family felt like, even though they weren’t hers. She stood on the outside watching the love between the siblings and their spouses knowing that this was as close as she would come to ever having a family of her own. Prim, proper, secretive and unyielding, she was all the things Leo hated in a woman.

So, we’ve watched them spar, compete, and try to outdo each other, barely able to tolerate one another. That is, until they got their own story and, in the heat of an argument found such passion in one kiss that all the animosity, all the bitterness fell away, laying the foundation for a truce that should at least keep them from wanting to throttle each other. Or so you'd think.

Finding humor in the direst of circumstances, Leo constantly caught me off guard with his comments, making me laugh out loud. He doesn’t take many things seriously, especially himself, probably a result of the self imposed hell he’d spent too many years living in. Watching as one by one, layer after layer, Leo’s defenses fall away allowing Catherine deeper and deeper into his heart, was so gratifying for me. I loved his realization that he could love someone besides Laura, and that he himself could be loved. And Catherine, coming to trust Leo, and seeing past the armor of indifference he had sheltering his heart, was just incredibly uplifting. And please don’t laugh at me, but I felt like, in Catherine, I was watching a flower opening, with its delicate petals unfolding to soak up and bask in the sun’s warming rays, and that sun was called Leo. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book in which two characters were so totally opposite and yet, so perfectly matched. And very few authors can pull this off, but Lisa Kleypas does it with consistency, giving us characters that we see as real people with needs.

And I’d be remiss if, before ending this review, I didn’t mention the very brave, ever loyal Dodger, who came to Catherine’s defense by biting a bad guy, and receiving a severe blow in the process. I’m even more convinced that he deserves his own book.

Married by Morning has become one of my all time favorite books and Leo and Catherine one of my all time favorite couples. And there’s no doubt, if I could choose to have my life written by anyone at all, it would be Lisa Kleypas. What I wouldn’t give to be one of her characters, because even through the most difficult of times, you always know you’re going to come out on the other side happier, stronger and unconditionally loved.
June 21, 2010
Married by Morning was such a delightful book. It fully exceeded my high expectations. The sparks between Leo Hathaway, Lord Ramsay, and Catherine Marks in the prior Hathaway books promised good tension and a fun read, but Ms. Kleypas managed to draw on deep wells of emotion and passion in writing this story, that made it even fuller than I expected.

I had the feeling that Catherine would prove to be fairly tortured for a Kleypas heroine, and it turned out I was right. She had some deeply buried issues, related to her abandonment by her father to the dubious care of her grandmother and aunt, and the heinous future they had planned for her. I was quite surprised at the terrible fate that Catherine barely avoided, and glad that her brother, Harry Rutledge, came to her rescue in time. But, his saving her wasn't soon enough for her to avoid the deep emotional trauma of what she suffered. Since that point, she has buried herself within the prim disguise of a spinster governess, although she isn't that much older than her charges, the younger Hathaway sisters, Poppy and Beatrix.

Leo Hathway was her Achilles' Heel, almost from the beginning. A strong, vital man who made her feel things she didn't want to feel. He represented what she thought she despised, but Leo proves to be the man for her. They trade insults freely, but underneath is a sizzling attraction that is more than obvious to the Hathaways.

I simply adored Leo in this book. He was the consummate hero in pursuit, in all the best ways. He is determined to woo Catherine and give her exactly what she needs: love, understanding, protection, and companionship. Because he realizes that she's the one woman for him, even though he vowed not to fall in love again after losing Laura. Catherine brings him to life, making him want her more than is prudent and convenient. And, in true form for him, he barely skirts society's rules chasing his reluctant heroine. I could see why Catherine was hesitant to accept Leo's proposal, with her past and what she suffered--even though I hoped she'd say yes to his proposal. Although Leo was frustrated that she continued to hold herself back, he didn't give up. I really admired him for that. I think Catherine needed a man who really focused on her, wooing her powerfully.

Leo was a dark horse in this series, although it shouldn't have been a surprise at how well he turned out as a hero. He went from the darkest depths of despair after the loss of his first love, turning into a dissolute rake bent on self-destruction. His sojourn in France gives him the time and space he needs to heal his broken heart and shattered soul. When he comes back, he's still a bit of a rake, completely irreverent and wicked in the things he says, but he finds a sense of purpose in taking care of his properties as Lord Ramsay, and occasionally doing architectural commissions, spending time with his family. When Ms. Marks shows up as the governess for his younger, unmarried sisters, he wonders why they hired such a buttoned-up, bitter hag. Yet, he finds himself unwittingly attracted to her. In fact, she becomes an obsession he cannot deny himself. When he finds out that he must marry to keep Ramsay house, he isn't eager to find a bride at first. But soon, his heart tells him that only one bride will do, Miss Marks. And Leo moves mountains and does the sweetest little things to prove his love. It made me sigh to see such a good woman who had been forsaken in many ways find a man who loved her so very much, and she loved in return.

This was a simple book, but rich in content. It has the characteristic, beautiful writing that makes Lisa Kleypas one of my favorite authors. It is very sensual, with the compelling attraction between Leo and Catherine. Stolen kisses that will melt your socks off, moments of intimacy full of passion, and a love that conquers both Leo and Catherine's reluctant hearts. I could not help but root for this couple. And of course, it's always lovely to catch up with the Hathaways, and their spouses. It feels like coming home.
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September 1, 2016

I don’t quite believe myself I gave this book 4 stars. Yeah, 4 stars! It was way better than my expectations!

Well, I enjoyed Leo and Catherine’s story more than I thought I would. To be honest, I didn’t expect much from this one because I’d never liked Catherine since I first knew her in Tempt Me at Twilight, the third installment in The Hathaways series (I’ve read this series totally out of order). Besides, during the first 15% of the story, I still couldn't warm up to her. I almost stopped reading this book because of her, but I trust Lisa Kleypas and I was curious about the mystery of Catherine’s past, so I decided to keep reading a little further to see if she got better. Good thing I did, because somehow she was able to redeem herself in the remaining story. The better I got to know her, the more adorable she became. I started to see her soft side and how vulnerable she really was.

Leo is so endearing and funny. I couldn’t help but swoon over him! Although I enjoyed the romance between these two, I didn’t understand why he felt so attracted to her in the first place.

I would have given this book 5 stars if Catherine hadn’t kept turning down Leo’s marriage proposals over and over again. It was so damn annoying, so much so that I secretly rooted for him to give up on her. (Evil me! Haha!) There’s a fine line between being independent and being overly stubborn. And she was too stubborn!

By the way, this was a sweet, funny, and emotional read. I enjoyed this book for the most part. The readers who love reading historical romance stories with enemies-to-lovers theme will definitely love it.
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302 reviews259 followers
June 25, 2017
¡Un F U E G O! 🔥🔥🔥
Eso es lo que me pareció la historia de Leo y Cat.

«—Cuando visites a un hombre en su cama, de noche —expuso Leo sin apartar la vista de los diseños—, no esperes que este te ofrezca una taza de té y se ponga a charlar contigo.
—No pensaba meterme en su cama —se defendió ella—. Es decir, estaba usted en ella, pero yo no deseaba hallarlo ahí. — (…)
—A las dos de la madrugada —le informó Leo— casi siempre me encuentro sobre un colchón, desarrollando una de dos actividades. La primera es dormir, y no creo que sea necesario que aclare la segunda».

Química desde el primer encuentro (en el segundo libro de la serie). Atracción irresistible. Diálogos divertidos, irónicos e ingeniosos. Escenas originales. Momentos ��ntimos explosivos. Momentos de una ternura exquisita. Personajes adorables. ¿Qué más puedo pedir?

«Te amo. (...) Ya sé que no soy un buen partido, pero te suplico que, aun así, me aceptes. Porque quiero hacerte tan feliz como tú me haces a mí. Quiero que construyamos una vida juntos. (…) Por favor, Cat, ven conmigo, porque no podría vivir sin ti. No tienes que amarme si no quieres, ni ser mía. Tan sólo déjame ser tuyo». ❤️

Estoy FASCINADA con esta serie. ❤️
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1,131 reviews1,439 followers
April 18, 2019
I Finally got to read Leo and Cat's story!!!

"I'm going to pleasure you. Fill you. Seduce you from head to toe. And you're going to love it."


" You don't have to love me back. You don't have to be mine. Just let me be yours.”

Leo Hathaway

"The problem was that Leo had a consuming desire to be everything to Catherine. He wanted to be her exclusive confidant, her lover and closest friend, to tend to her most intimate needs. To warm her with his body when she was cold, hold a cup to her lips when she was thirsty, rub her feet when she was tired. To join his life with hers in every significant and mundane way."

Catherine Marks, aka Cat, aka Marks

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May 14, 2022
Leo and Cat have been building for sooo many books, so I was so excited to read their book. They had the best bickering and banter, but unfortunately, in their own book, that hate to love banter was over so quickly. By halfway through the book, they established that they loved each other and Leo wanted to get married. And then the rest of the book was him begging her to get married. The plot was just so underwhelming to me. We do get to learn more about Cat and her past, but I wanted so much more out of this romance. I did enjoy how much she meshed with his family and how we got to see all of the Hathaway siblings. I was just annoyed that Cat kept on telling Leo she couldn't be with him even though he was ready to go all in with her. That was the major conflict of this book?? It got old pretty quickly and I just lost interest in the book. Sadly, this has been my least favorite of the series so far.
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August 9, 2015
Did i mention that i love this family??? Yeah, i did!!! But you have to tolerate me for once more!!!
And the most strange thing is that i love also Leo Hathaway!!!

Why strange??? I have to admit that in the first book Leo was my least favorite from all of them...
He was self-destructed and the worst thing was that he didn't care for anybody else, so he put in many troubles his loving family...
But the best of all was that the Hathaways sisters never stopped loving him unconditional even though he wasn't worth it at that time...

From the second book Leo already had started to change...
According to her sisters, he manage to earn some pieces from his old shelf back!!!
And at this point, i started to change my opinion for him...
You see, you have to be from stone to not adore him!!!

He is witty, funny, clever, charming and beautiful. How can you resist him???
Okay, he is a little bit cocky and arrogant also, but that's fine with me!!!
The thing is that Leo doesn't take life serious anymore and he just want to enjoy everything he can.
He doesn't want to get married and he doesn't want to fall in love again....

Because all his self-destruction came because he lost the girl that he had once loved.
And as he said by himself...

"I can't ever go through that again. I love like a madman."
"It might not be like that again."
"No, it would be worse. Because I was only a boy then. And now who I am, what I need ... it's too damned much for anyone to manage."

But things began to change for him when he started to interact with Miss Marks, the paid companion of his younger sisters...
Catherine Marks is a stiff and strick young woman... Leo from the first time that he mets her, he enjoyed to provoke her and to interact in lectic battles with her...
And I have to admit that i enjoyed too much those interactions between Leo and Marks.

From the second book, we could take glimpses from Leo's lust for this mysterious creature that was certain that she was hiding something from her past...
As the books were passing we discovered that Miss Marks was disguised herself to be unrecognisible and she was having nightmares about her past. What was her secrets???

In this book, Leo received a letter that informed him that he will lose the Ramsey house, that the family built from the beginning with so much love and work, if he don't get married and have a heir in the time of a year...
But Leo didn't take it too serious... Others was the reasons that he got obsessed with Miss Marks...

But Cat had her own nightmares to fight, nightmares that got back to hunt her with flesh and bones... and Leo wanted to stand by her side, but she was too afraid to let him be there...
But Leo was stubborn and insisted... So you know what kind of things happened...

I have to say that i really enjoyed and this book in the series...
Leo's character was amazing. He was so funny and charming...
My objections were in Cat. She was also funny but i was a little bit tired from her reactions...
She was having a man like Leo in her feet and she was being difficult...
Yeah, i know that she was having her reasons, but still i can't accepted it!!!
And why the hell this book was named "Married by morning" since there were so many rejections...

My poor Leo... He was a very strong and determined man. Nothing could stop him to have what he wanted...

And now, i won't hide you the fact that i already started the final book and i can say that i am already in love...
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831 reviews707 followers
May 19, 2017
Reto #18 PopSugar 2017: Un libro que hayas leído antes que nunca falle en hacerte sonreír
Para este reto nunca dudé en releer alguno de los libros de Lisa Kleypas. Por supuesto, alguno de la serie Hathaways era la elección más obvia y qué mejor que la novela de los dos personajes que me hicieron reír durante casi toda la serie: Leo y la señorita Marks.

Fue una relectura encantadora y la disfruté mucho más que la primera vez, creo que porque no iba con las expectativas tan altas como cuando leí la serie de corrido.
Reseña 1a. lectura
Encontré esta entrega la más flojita de la saga, lo que no quiere decir que sea mala, por el contrario, me gustó mucho. Lo que pasa es que las anteriores son DEMASIADO buenas. Puede ser por el hecho de que se generen demasiadas expectativas, ya que venimos conociendo los debates verbales y enfrentamientos entre Leo y la señorita Marks casi desde la primera novela, por lo que se espera una química explosiva, que al menos a mí no me satisfizo del todo. De todas maneras, siguen siendo unos personajes exquisitos y se disfrutan diálogos geniales.
April 10, 2017
3 Marks Missed The Mark Stars

“Are you afraid of me, Marks? You, who bludgeon and cut me down to size at every opportunity?” “Of course not, you arrogant ass. I only wish you would behave like a man of your station.”-Leo and Cat

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“Ah, there’s the governess voice. All stern and disapproving. It makes me feel like a naughty schoolboy.”-Leo


I have to be honest and say that this book just wasn't a hit for me. I was really looking forward to Leo and Cat's story. After reading Leo suffering the lost of his love Laura. Go into self destruct mode, nearly kill himself in the first book. To really turn his life around starting with the second book I was dying for him to have his HEA and for it to be a great one. Cat and Leo's story has been building up since book two. Fighting like cats and dogs I figured this book would explode with passion. Sadly this book was just okay for me.

“No. In fact—” She broke off abruptly. “In fact?” Leo prompted. “What were you going to say?” “Nothing.” “You were. Something along the lines of liking me against your will.” “Certainly not,” Catherine said primly, but Leo saw the twitch of a smile at her lips. “Irresistibly attracted by my dashing good looks?” he suggested. “My fascinating conversation?” “No, and no.” “Seduced by my brooding glances?” He accompanied this with a waggish swerving of his brows that finally reduced her to laughter. “Yes, it must have been those.”-Cat and Leo

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“I have never said this to anyone before.” Leo’s voice was like ragged velvet. “But the idea of you with child is the most insanely arousing thing I’ve ever imagined. Your belly all swollen, your breasts heavy, the funny little way you would walk … I would worship you. I would take care of your every need. And everyone would know that I’d made you that way, that you belonged to me.”-Leo

Leo was amazing. He was charming, sarcastic, funny, and super protective. He is the reason this book got 3 stars. He and Dodger the ferret! He really shined in this book. He wanted Cat and he romanced her. Waited for her. He slowly broke down her walls and showed her, she could trust him. He respected her and made her feel beautiful. I never felt like Leo wanted his dead ex more or that he still loved her. Leo was all about Cat. Leo was great which is why I was so disappointed with Cat's pushing him away until like the 98% mark of the book! I wanted to pull my hair out. At the start of the book Cat was sweet, vulnerable and I could understand her fear. When the book laid out the life she was running from and we readers got the back story I could sympathizes with her. But I lost all that sympathy after she slept with Leo repeatedly and then turned down his numerous marriage proposals. I may have forgiven her cowardly fear if she didn't push Leo away until the last few damn pages before the epilogue! Really what Leo was good enough to sleep with but not good enough to Marry? Leo suffered too much for her to push him away so damn much. It just pissed me off. And like I said I could understand her fear to a point, but she just took that shit too far. I wanted to shake her hard and be like "Get the fuck over yourself already whiner!" just sayin!

“Don’t try to be charming,” she muttered. “There’s nothing more annoying than someone trying to make one feel better when one wants to wallow.” Leo bit back a grin. “I’m sorry,” he said contritely. “Go on and wallow. You were doing so well at it until I interrupted.” “Thank you.” She heaved a sigh and waited a moment. “Blast,” she finally said, “I can’t do it now.”-Cat and Leo

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“I wouldn’t believe you. Because I know how unhappy you would become, seeing your sisters’ marriages, remembering how devoted your parents were to each other, and knowing that ours was a counterfeit by comparison. A parody.” “What makes you so certain that we won’t come to care for each other?” “I just am. I’ve looked inside my heart, and it’s not there. That’s what I meant before. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to trust anyone enough to love them. Even you.” Leo’s face was expressionless, but she sensed something dark lurking beneath his self-control, something that hinted of anger, or exasperation. “It’s not that you’re unable,” he said. “It’s that you don’t want to.”-Cat and Leo

There wasn't a lot of other Hathaways in this book as there were in other books and I missed them. Poppy was in this book with Harry more than the others. I wanted more Win, Kev, Cam, Amelia, and Bea. Dodger the ferret was adore in this book. I kinda want a pet ferret now lol! Overall Leo saved the book for me. I didn't hate Cat I just thought she could have loved my Leo back sooner. I did enjoy the epilogue, although with their relationship not really being sealed til the last few pages it made the ending feel rushed. I have been really looking forward to Bea's story. I hope I love it better than this one. Still a great series and I am still loving the Hathaway!

“I love you,” he said shortly. As he stared at Catherine’s small, shivering figure, he felt his color run high, and his soul open with an emotion deeper than he had ever imagined could reside in him. “I love you, Marks. My heart is completely and utterly yours. And unfortunately for you, the rest of me comes with it.” Leo paused, struggling for words, when they had always come so easily to him. But these had to be the right words. They meant too much. “I know I’m a bad bargain. But I’m begging you to have me anyway. Because I want the chance to make you as happy as you make me. I want to build a life with you.” He fought to steady his voice. “Please come to me, Cat, because there’s no surviving you. You don’t have to love me back. You don’t have to be mine. Just let me be yours.”-Leo

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1,828 reviews2,189 followers
June 11, 2018
3.5 - 4 stars

“There are some experiences in life they haven't invented the right words for.”

Lisa Kleypas is such a fun guilty pleasure read! Historical romance isn't normally my go to, but sometimes you just need that escape from reality. Leo and Cat were the couple I was looking most forward to in this series, and 3/4's of this book I loved but the last 1/4 was a little bit too rushed and sweet for me.

A true story of hate to love, Leo and Cat have spent most of this series squabbling until they discovered a hidden attraction that shocks them both. That and a secret past, this book has all the tropes romance readers are looking for.

I enjoyed this book but I think I am gonna take a break from HR for a little bit. But I hope to read the last book in this series sooner rather than later.

“I know I'm a bad bargain. But I'm begging you to have me anyway. Because I want a chance to make you as happy as you make me. I want to build a life with you."

He fought to steady his voice. "Please come to me, Cat, because there's no surviving you. You don't have to love me back. You don't have to be mine. Just let me be yours.”

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571 reviews244 followers
January 16, 2023
Well, I think I like this book less than the first or second time I read it. I like it for Leo, but I really don't like Marks (Cat). I get that she's had a hard life, it's difficult for her to trust people, but she's been living with the Hathaways for THREE YEARS!!


She's gotten to know all of the family so intimately and been treated as part of the family. She's fought with Leo from the start, but she knows how he loves his family and they love him, so SURELY, she knows that he's a person worth loving!

PLUS, he told her his past from the beginning of the novel. She should understand why he's the way he is. But it takes FOUR proposals and a near-death experience to whittle down her reservations. REALLY?????!!!!


As much as I enjoy their bantering and the push and pull (it was really 99% pull from Leo and maybe a tiny bit push from Marks), I just never warmed to her. Her best moment was when she rescued him from the ruins. And when she helped take care of him after. But that was all done by 1/3 of the way through. The rest of it made me want to slap her silly.


So, I'm gonna have to take a star off my original rating of 4 stars. 5 stars for Leo, 2 for Marks. Average of 3.5, rounding down.
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293 reviews721 followers
June 14, 2016
It's a re-read.
I love Leo Hathaway! He is stupid and he is funny, unlike other HR heroes.

(Leo looking at his marriage proposals)
"Leo looked down at the list. 'Marietta Newbury?'
'Yes," Amelia said. "What's wrong with her?'
'I don't like her teeth.'
'What about Isabella Charrington?'
'I don't like her mother.'
'Lady Blossom Tremaine?'
'I don't like her name.'
'Oh, for heaven's sake, Leo, that's not her fault.'
'I don't care. I can't have a wife named Blossom. Every night I would feel as if I were calling in one of the cows.' Leo lifted his gaze heavenward. 'I might as well marry the first woman off the street. Why, I'd be better off with Marks.'
Everyone went silent.”

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1,010 reviews918 followers
March 19, 2022
[REREAD: Increased rating to 4.5 stars; difference was that I reread some of the great Marks-Leo exchanges from the previous Hathaway books beforehand so that I could fully enjoy their story again ... which had been one of my complaints before.

REREAD x2: Reread the entire series in order and it's true, the prior two books make this one so much more enjoyable, because there's such great Marks/Leo buildup in those books.]

Second half of the book far better than the first ... and how can I get my own Leo?! (3.5 stars)

[1852, Hampshire and London, England:]
So here it is! The long awaited romance of "Marks" and Leo! I know I'm not alone when I say that by the end of the second Hathaway book, SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE, I was sensing that they would be matched up in the future and was already anxiously anticipating it.

Many readers have been counting down the days till this book came out, and that same pressure and excitement also made me nervous - would it be able to live up to our expectations? I'm very conflicted on what my answer to that question is and cannot give a straight yes or no (hence the middling rating of 3.5 stars). One thing I will say is that I don't think this book should be read on its own, for two reasons: 1) reading Hathaway Books 2 and 3 will allow you to enjoy the Marks and Leo relationship *that* much more, and 2) see my CONS section.

Catherine Marks (23) has been the governess and now-companion for the two youngest Hathaway girls for three years and during that time, the antagonistic relationship between Cat and her employer, Leo Hathaway, Viscount Ramsay, has only grown stronger. Leo (30) has changed from the drunken wastrel that he became following the death of his fiancee, however he is still irreverent and enjoys nothing more than a good argument with the pinch-faced eyeglass-wearing "Marks" (as he so "affectionately" calls her). They are like night and day: the relaxed, charming, devil-may-care facade aristocrat and the closemouthed, rigid (though NOT unkind!), somewhat stern governess.

The normal routine of their relationship - one of constant fighting and teasing - changes drastically one afternoon when Leo finally gives in to the urge and kisses Cat ... and she kisses him back! There is no going back from the desire and attraction they have now been forced to admit they feel for one another, and each must face their own issues before any HEA can take place. Leo struggles with his increasingly resolute decision to pursue their relationship, while nonetheless wanting to avoid falling in love at all cost, not willing to put himself at risk of suffering another heartbreak. Cat has really only ever known solitude and loneliness in her life, and she is hiding a mysterious past that has left her in doubt of her own worth and wary and mistrustful of men.

Throw in Cat's concerned brother who also happens to be Leo's sister's husband, this mysterious past coming back to haunt her in the form of a vile 40-year-old lecher whose fixation borders on obsession, two people who wish our heroine ill, and a will that says Leo must marry within a year and produce a male heir or they will all have to leave Ramsay house, and you'll find yourself MARRIED BY MORNING!

Leo is a fabulous hero and granted, I've had a soft spot for him from the beginning ... well maybe not the *very* beginning, when he was somewhat of a selfish lout, but almost :-). I've always loved that he calls Cat "Marks" and you can't help but smile when he's teasing her and trying to get a rise out of her. We see a decent amount of all members of the Hathaway clan in this book, which fans of the family will enjoy, and the repartee among the Hathaway siblings and their respective partners is wonderful to read and often very humorous. Cat was intriguing and I'd been curious about her back story since we're first introduced to her; it doesn't disappoint, though how it plays into the book might (see CONS).

One of the strongest things about this book is that you really feel the characters of Cat and Leo belong together; you can see how they just fit right and actually picture them as a real-life couple. They are both what the other one needs and are extremely strong individuals in their own right, but made all the stronger - because they're made vulnerable - with the other by their side. We see their growth - Leo, over the course of the series, and Cat, in this particular book. Leo is finally able to gain the peace and happiness he deserves and Cat is able to let herself be vulnerable and rely on another person. (And did I mention I *LOVE* their kissing game, lol - so cute). Their banter is fabulous, the arguing/teasing is wonderful, and their tenderness and care for one another is adorable (and makes one oh so envious, ::sigh::).

When I started the book, it was a rocky beginning and I was afraid that I was not going to be able to get into the story. It improved, but it really wasn't until the second half that the central relationship began to feel authentic. Part of the reason for this is that everything happens too quickly right at the beginning: much of Cat's "mysterious" past comes to light (by chapter three), she and Leo face their attraction, Leo begins intently pursuing her, etc. If someone starts starts the series with MBM it will definitely be jarring, but even for me, who has read the other 3 books multiple times, I felt like we were thrown into the story headfirst and blind. Yes, it's been building up for a few books, but even so, those previous interactions and passages don't do enough to smooth the way. Additionally, THIS is the book featuring Leo and Marks' story, so it's in THIS book that I want to see the full development of their relationship, (as much) start to finish (as possible).

Although at times the chemistry between Marks and Cat was sizzling, for the first half of the book I did not feel it AT ALL - Kleypas' skill in writing the passages was evident, but it just wasn't believable to me (which I think is a result of my criticism above). I also felt - again, especially at the beginning - that much more of the story was told from Leo's POV than from Cat's, so although Leo was very accessible, Cat remains an elusive character for quite awhile. It drove me crazy that she kept on "my-lording" him so far into the book; even the second time they sleep together, Cat says "my lord" while they're in bed together!

Finally, the mystery-villain subplot seemed contrived. Why would this man from Cat's past be obsessed for so long? Echoing another reviewer, Kleypas seems to have a penchant for certain evil subplots: particularly villainous men with an unhealthy fixation on the heroine (this book, WORTH ANY PRICE, THE DEVIL IN WINTER, SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE, BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE, etc.) and kidnappings (most of the ones previously mentioned, plus DREAMING OF YOU, TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT, etc.). The other side of Cat's past involving her family was interesting and unfortunately not too hard to imagine, though one thing that kept driving me nuts was that these family members were supposed to be of the lower class and not very sophisticated, yet they spoke perfect English and had an admirable vocabulary.

(Note: LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON comes out June 29! Two Kleypas books in two months: the HR goddesses are smiling on us!! And although I wasn't looking forward to Beatrix's story because she's always seemed immature in previous books, reading the excerpt at the back of this book has me VERY intrigued.)
1) MINE TILL MIDNIGHT - Amelia and Cam
2) SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE - Book 2, Win and Merripen
3) TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT - Book 3, Poppy and Harry
4) MARRIED BY MORNING - Leo and Cat ("Marks")
5) LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON - Beatrix and Christopher

It's an enjoyable read and although I can't bring myself to give it 4 stars - I had too many issues, particularly with the first half of the book - I don't regret visiting the same bookstore twice in one day to finally get my hands on a copy or staying up late at night to finish reading it. If you haven't read the other Hathaway books, I would definitely urge you to do so before approaching this one (they're wonderful, so it's no hardship, I promise!).

For those readers like myself who don't like the hero or heroine to have had someone whom they truly loved before their HEA-partner (oh we're horrible!): although Leo did honestly love Laura, there is no vying for affection here and he is fully over her by the time this story takes place.
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805 reviews1,012 followers
March 22, 2019

“I love you, Marks. My heart is completely and utterly yours. And unfortunately for you, the rest of me comes with it.” Leo paused, struggling for words, when they had always come so easily to him. But these had to be the right words. They meant too much.
“I know I’m a bad bargain. But I’m begging you to have me anyway. Because I want the chance to make you as happy as you make me. I want to build a life with you.” He fought to steady his voice. “Please come to me, Cat, because there’s no surviving you. You don’t have to love me back. You don’t have to be mine. Just let me be yours.”

And this my friends is why I read romance.

Leo, Leo Leo. . . how I love thee. Let me count the ways. . .
I absolutely adored this one! Hands down, my favorite of the series so far. And I am more than a little smitten with our hero. In fact, I'm afraid I may be ruined for all book heroes for a while.

Moving on to Beatrix's book. Good luck Mr Hero, you have some pretty big shoes to fill! And I mean big in every possible way you could imagine. 😉
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847 reviews327 followers
September 12, 2022

Audiobook-4 ⭐️

Leo still cracks me up.


If you are a fan of historical romance and you have not read The Hathaway series, then you are surely missing out. This series is positively one of the best and it should not be missed. Lisa Kleypas has done it again and every book in this series just gets better than the last, Leo has been a shining character in the previous books and he comes out blasting in his own book.

Leo Hathaway self proclaimed devil, he has the wit, charm and sex appeal to blow any female out of her skirts. He has been through his fair share of ups and down, and he knows he is lucky to be alive and kicking. There is only one person who gets under his cool façade and that is Catherine Marks, companion to his baby sister, and the prim and proper Marks gets under his skin. They fight like cat and dog and can never see to eye to eye. One thing they know for sure is that they hate each other, or so they say.

Seems Catherine might be the ying to Leo’s yang and its gonna be a joyride to prove how much they belong to each other. It comes as no surprise that their little squabbles make the book so feckin exciting, Leo’s quick wit is a force to be reckoned with, its always a laugh to hear the next thing that comes out of his mouth. Their love don’t come easy because Catherine has a sordid pass and she needs to face her demons in order to love Leo properly.

Seriously the sordid pass was so blah to me, I was like get over it already and take Leo’s pants off. I felt there was nothing for Catherine to feel remotely bad about, you had a bad childhood you can’t blame yourself for that, and Leo himself is practically a slut, come on. I still feel that Catherine doesn’t quite fit with Leo, but she is a likeable character and she does hold her own to the little devil that is Lord Ramsey. Together they could blow fish out of the water, their best scenes were the naked time. Miss Kleypas knows how to write a sex scene and its always a little bit wicked.

Book 4 might not be my favourite in the series but Leo is my fave character, god I love that man. The Hathaways is family not to be missed, they stand out from the aristocratic bunch, they are eccentric, funny and so lovable, every book in this series is a little bit of heaven. I give a big “ CHECK THIS SERIES OUT” you wont be disappointed. Please keep mop and bucket handy, extreme excitement in the pants is a side effect. Just remember to remain a Fookin lady!

"I don't care. I can't have a wife named Blossom. Every night I would feel as if I were calling in one of the cows".

Awww Leo you wonderful S.O.B!!!!

I can't wait to read the last book in the series, I just know its gonna be awesome.
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590 reviews249 followers
March 31, 2019
When I first read the story of Leo and Catherine, I clearly recall having been mightily pissed at the two characters. Leo's mean-spirited heckling felt jarring, Catherine's increasing attempts at prim and proper behavior were exasperating, and Dodger's amorous overtures just plain forced. Seven years later however, I seem to have had a change of heart.


Figuring that my changed sentiments for Tempt Me At Twilight might incur a different outlook on the sequel, and unwilling to continue any of my current reads, I gave it a shot.

Perhaps it was the medium (glitzy paperback vs plain e-book), or just my overall romantic disposition, but Leo Hathaway's attitude has seemed much kinder than I recalled: more like a mischievous, but ultimately well-meaning older brother, as opposed to entitled piece of eye-candy of the male variety. That said, I still maintain, that the scene where he finally falls for Catherine was equally cringe-worthy in its concept.

As for Catherine, I still can't say I'm a big fan of hers, but at least her well-meaning fussing over Leo did awaken a few stomach butterflies. What can I say? I'm just as predictable as the damsels-in-distress whom I find so cliched.

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And last, but not least: Dodger, the ferret, was adorable. I could totally see him running up and down the walls all agitated, hopelessly attached to an unwilling Catherine. It sort of reminded me of my own cat, who tries to worm her way into my handbag any time I leave it unattended.

Score: 3/5 stars

Not one of my favorite novels of the genre, nor even of the author, but with the right disposition, it's a cute story to relax with.
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1,881 reviews414 followers
November 7, 2013
I knew it!!!!

5 shining well deserved stars!!!!

I just LOVE the Hathaways!!!

And Leo... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I didn't liked him in the first book, but in each next one my feeling changed more and more until now: I love him!!!! LOL

Wonderful book, full of Leo delightful personality!

I loved everything in this book, but the was a tiny, teeny thing that I didn't understand:

But this is a very minor thing that didn't detract from my enjoyment!

I couldn't tell more that has been already told about this book! It's wonderful, it's great, it well worth reading! :D
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2,394 reviews444 followers
January 26, 2020
I had reservations over Leo at first, but I got a clue and love the romantic tension and banter between the two characters.

The ultimate enemies to lover story. I'll let the hero and heroine do the talking.

Below Leo proves how distracting even an innocent seduction can be to ones thought processes.

Leo could barely remember his own name. All he wanted to concentrate on was the way she fit against him. But somehow he obliged her.

“Some months have thirty-one days, some have thirty. How many months have twenty-eight days?”

A perplexed furrow appeared between her fine brows. “One.”

“All of them,” came his gentle reply. He tried to look sympathetic as he saw her incredulous outrage.

His voice was hoarse, as if he’d just tried to breathe in fire. “How many animals of each species did Moses take into the ark?” Her answer was muffled in his coat.


“None,” Leo managed to say. “It was Noah, not Moses.”

Leo is the sad survivor of a youthful romance.

“I’ve told you before, I love like a madman,” he said. “Immoderate, jealous, possessive … I’m absolutely intolerable.”

“If I loved you, Cat, I would have you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’d never have any peace.”

Poor girl.

Leo is not really defending his seduction of Cat to her irate brother as it is more of a Pot meet Kettle scene.

“You seduced her deliberately,” Harry managed to say.

“Would you be happier if I claimed it was an accident?”

“The only thing that would make me happy is to weight you with rocks and toss you into the Thames.”

“I understand. I even sympathize. I can’t imagine what it would be like to face a man who’s compromised your sister, how difficult it would be to keep from murdering him on the spot. Oh, but wait…” Leo tapped a forefinger thoughtfully on his chin. “I can imagine. Because I went through it two bloody months ago.”

Harry’s eyes narrowed. “That wasn’t the same. Your sister was still a virgin when I married her.”

Leo gave him an unrepentant glance. “When I compromise a woman, I do it properly.”
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961 reviews143 followers
September 27, 2018

I have only but a minute to write a review. And my dear Leo deserves more than a quick review.

Oh my! Leo is quite the devil. I was rather smitten with him in books 1 and 2. There is something about him. Actually there is something about all the men in this series. Leo needed to find love. His happily ever after. And Catherine Marks would be that person whether she wanted to or not. :))

Married By Morning was a fabulous edition to this wonderful series. ❤

I cannot recommend these books enough!!!

Also, the picture above is of Dodger their pet ferret. He is almost as endearing as Leo. :)
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2,255 reviews1,811 followers
February 10, 2021
YUP I ENDED UP LIKING THE ONE BOOK MY FRIENDS HATED BUT IT'S OKAY because it was a win for me and it actually EXCITES me to try to read the next one. I hated leo so much in the first three books but he flipped the switch and become someone new. He was happy fun flirty and sweet. And our heroine actually has a SAD BACK STORY THAT WAS REALISTIC AND SUPER PLANNED OUT. the action scene in the end happened so fast but it's still fine. It was also super hot. Like the hottest out of all the books.
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582 reviews54 followers
January 14, 2022
I thought it was an entertaining read and would enjoy reading more in the series. But..... I didn't find the story to be unlike many others that I have read, and this could be that it was written in 2010. The book had steam but the back story for Cat was not strong enough for me. I think if I had read the previous books in the series, I would have enjoyed this one more. I read this as the BOM.
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405 reviews18 followers
December 11, 2018
No pensé que Leo me fuera a derretir y a enamorar tanto como lo hizo. Y yo que pensé que mi corazón solo lo podía tener Cam. Qué evocada estaba ahora ambos me tienen rendida.

Me lleve una gran sorpresa con este libro. Me gusto tanto. Al igual que Catherine y Leo. Especialmente el último que en libros anteriores no me gustaba y en su libro me tuvo completamente suspirando corazoncitos.

Ellos eran perfectos el uno para el otro. Se tenían tanta atracción, pasión y amor que uno hasta lo podía sentir. Me gusta cuando una autora logra transmitirme la química entre los protas. Y vaya que Leo y Catherine tenían bastante.

La historia fue perfecta, me encanto como se dieron las cosas entre ellos y que no fue con la importancia o prioridad de que de tenían que casar y ya después se daban los sentimientos. No en este libro no fue así las cosas se dieron libremente. Otra cosa que me gusto es que no hubo mucha mención o importancia en Laura el primer amor de leo que murió. El tipo la amo, sufrió su muerte, lo acepto y no estaba buscando una sustituta.

En cuanto a Catherine vaya prota tan fuerte decidida e inteligente. Me gusto que aunque estaba que se derretía por Leo lo hizo caminar bastante por ella. Y esta bueno que de vez en cuanto sean ellos lo que caigan primero y no ellas y tengan que dar su demostración.

Por cierto me encanta Dodger. Quiero un Hurón como mascota.
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