Wolf's Embrace was a good, quick and easy read. I liked that the authorGail Link put in bits and pieces of the Gaelic:because I'm Irish and actually haWolf's Embrace was a good, quick and easy read. I liked that the authorGail Link put in bits and pieces of the Gaelic:because I'm Irish and actually have to speak in in school and was happy to say she at least knew her words. I also liked the sub plots and how Gail Link gave the impression of the Hero being a wolf-and how he is closely linked to an animal who mates for like aka The wolf. The book all in all was a sweet read, not favorite material. I sometimes felt as if there were gaps in the story so i became refused. I was disappointed when Gail Link did not do an epilogue which was further into the future-- I really wanted to see what happens between Bran- Rolf's(the hero) younger brother and Clare--Sybelles(the heroine) sister. Gail; kinda left me hanging which made me feel disappointed and wanting.
Good book for when you wanna pass sometime or just for a cute read.
The Love scenes are really mild and The author tends to leave it to your imagination. ...more
There is always something special about a Lisa Kleypas historical romance. I can't quite put my finger on it...Could it be her absolutely relatable heThere is always something special about a Lisa Kleypas historical romance. I can't quite put my finger on it...Could it be her absolutely relatable heroines, her to-die-for heroes or some undefinable quality in her books? I simply don't know. But what I can say is that each time I read any of her books I'm propelled into the lives of the characters and I feel I become apart of the characters family. Having now read the whole 'The Hathaways' series, I can say without a doubt that family is most definitely a core theme. And Hell, when you read this series you become apart of that family. It's a family you really don't want to leave.
The Hathaway family are a tight knit, quirky...rather odd family consisting of One brother, Leo, four sisters; Amelia, Win, Poppy, and Beatrix. There is also Merripen, a Romany, who as a young boy was wounded and left for dead following a Gypsy hunt. He was brought into the Hathaway family by their father and although they considered him one of them, he always kept himself apart from them - Merripen is more than a servant, yet not quite part of their family.(BUT HE IS ONE OF THEM-NO MATTER WHAT HE WANTS, BECAUSE I SAID SO.)
In 'Mine Till Midnight' there are a lot of things going on with the Hathaway family. Both of their parents have just recently died. Leo and Win had the scarlet fever and almost died but are saved by Merripen much to Leo Hathaway's anger as his fiance, Laura died in his arms of the fever. After that he basically tries to kill himself with booze and all sorts of debaucherous acts. On top of that, he has recently come into the 'cursed' title of Lord Ramsey. With all this up roar, Amelia Hathaway has much to deal with. Having always been a motherish sort, Amelia is basically becomes THE mother of the Hathaway family. Not only having to deal with three sisters, one an invalid from the Scarlet Fever, she must also deal with a suicidal brother who doesn't care about anything.
Cam Rohan seems to come into her life at just the right time. We met Cam before in 'Devil in Winter' from The Wallflower series and most people wanted him to get with Daisy-I for one can say how happy I am that did not happen! In my opinion, Daisy belongs with Matt and Cam belongs with Amelia.
Cam, a gypsy/irish man turned successful business man of sorts has always been looking for home. He has a 'good luck curse' as he puts it ruefully. As a Gypsy, Cam loathes having so much money and materialistic things and In recent months, before the book begins, Cam is restless and unsatisfied by everything around him. He feels that he should go back on the road and do what gypsy are want to do. Wander. But in Amelia and the Hathaway family Cam finds his stopping place. I was so happy when he finally says 'fuck it' to gypsy life and realizes that he has found where he belongs. With Amelia.
Note: When he speaks in Rom, I die. Every time. Through out the series. I-just-fall-in-a-heap-of-lust when he speaks rom. Speak rom to me, Cam.
Though 'Mine Till Midnight' is mainly focused on the love story of Amelia and Cam, one is crazy if they are not really into what's going on with Win and Merripen throughout the book. CRAZY. They have some of the sweetest and heart wrenching scenes in the book and if you're not into that, You're CRAZY and we can't be friends. Never before in my reading experience have I become emotionally invested in a secondary pairing but Win and Merripen's scenes are just so poignantly written and bittersweet that they'll probably stay with me for years after.
'Mine Till Midnight' is a fantastic opening for 'The Hathaways' series. Not the best of the series but it does what it's supposed to: Invite you into the world of the Hathaway family and begin to make connections with them. You can't help but love all the characters in 'Mine Till Midnight' especially Cam and Merripen. After reading 'Mine till Midnight', I immediately started reading 'Seduce me at Sunrise' and all I can say, If you were one of the people who loved Win and Merripen in this book, you're going to ADORE the next one. And If you're die hard for Cam and Amelia and don't want to see their story ended, don't worry. Their story is far from over. They are a constant throughout the series, making an appearance in every book.