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Mine Till Midnight

(The Hathaways #1)

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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.

Wealthy beyond most men’s dreams, Cam h
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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by St. Martin's Press
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Navessa
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Someone sprinkled crack onto the pages of this series. I have no other explanation for what is happening to me right now.

I know you're probably expecting a review. And I'd love to write one. But the next book is staring up at me, whispering things.

"Come on, Navessa. Just one more hit..."

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Auntee
Apr 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of LK's Wallflowers series; historical romance fans
Can The Hathaways series compete with Lisa Kleypas's fantastic Wallflowers series? Well I had my doubts, but if the first book, the wonderful Mine Till Midnight, is any indication of how this series will play out, my answer is a resounding Yes!

This book just flew by for me--I never once wanted to put it down! I loved the Hathaway family, with all their eccentricities, although (other than young Beatrix with her love for critters and her 'sticky fingers', and of course eldest sibling Leo with his boozing and carousing and I-don't-give-a
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

There’s something just so special about a historical romance done the Lisa Kleypas way. Light, yet with substance. So much sexual passion and yet such tender love. Her books are always a delightful escape and her heroes are always so sigh-worthy.

This is a touching story about a tight knit, albeit quirky, family consisting of four sisters, Amelia, Win, Poppy, and Beatrix; their one brother, Leo, and Merripen, who as a young boy was wounded and left for dead following a Gypsy hunt. He was brought int
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Alp
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK.

How in the world did it take me so long to start this one? Lisa Kleypas is the real queen of historical romance. Just when I thought I couldn’t love her books more, she proved me wrong. Mine Till Midnight is exceptionally wonderful! This book has everything I want in my HR read.

A solid plot and interesting story.
A determined and persistent alpha hero with a protective nature and possessive streak.
A heroine who is strong and intelligent, bu
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I hadn't read any Kleypas for a while when I started reading this book. It reminded me of how effective and seductive Kleypas is as a writer. She really does write a beautiful love story. Her stories are dreamy and elegant, full of imagery that draws me into the story and out of my everyday existence. She really is a wordsmith to this reader.

I know a lot of fans were unhappy that Cam was not paired with Daisy, but I have no regrets. Cam and Amelia were meant to be together. Cam was s
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Shawna
Re-read Oct'2019:

Just as wonderful as I remember from almost 10 years ago, if not more so!! Still big 5++ stars!!

Original read/review Jun'2010:

5++ stars – Historical Romance

It simply doesn’t get any better than Lisa Kleypas. I loved the Wallflowers series, and I’ve been looking forward to Cam’s story, ever since he so completely captivated me in Devil in Winter. Instead of flying through this lightning fast like I did with the Wallflower books, I took my time and savored it. I relished every moment/>Original
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars!

Lisa Kleypas has become my go to author when I am in a book slump. I always enjoy her stories!!!

Mine Till Midnight is the beginning of the Hathaways Sisters series, and while it doesn't explicitly say so, you need to read The Wallflowers series beforehand because SO MANY characters overlap and I feel you would be confused if you didn't.

This book is about Amelia, the sister who is always looking out for her family as they experience one bad stroke of luck after the other. While looking for her
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Jilly
Cam is a gypsy living in London, working at a gaming hall. He also has a "good luck curse". See, gypsies aren't supposed to accumulate money, stuff, or homes to live in. They need to be free, man! But, Cam can't help accumulating wealth. Every time he tries to give it away, it comes back to him. It's like some ugly casserole dish that you get for a wedding present. You keep making casseroles and taking it to people who you know aren't dependable. But, dammit if they don't wash the stupid thing a ...more
Sh3lly
Buddy read with the Abtastic Ab-Loving Geishas in January.

I think this was your pretty standard historical romance. It felt a bit formulaic to me. I did like both leads, but nothing really popped out as extraordinary. The heroine is Amelia Hathaway, is 26, and has decided to become a spinster. She feels she is past the age to make a good match and does not want to be controlled by any man. She is strong and manages her household, while her scummy older brother Leo, squanders his new title a
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Liz
"Take me away."
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Mine Till Midnight is the first book in The Hathaways Series and to say I am late for the party is the understatement of the century. I have never considered myself a Historical Romance fan and yet, I have become a Hathaway addict! In this first book in the series, we are introduced to the Hathaway family. Amelia, the oldest, has spent her entire life caring for her younger siblings. After experiencing heartbreak, she has decided that she is to live the life of a spinster and spend her time t
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NiCoLeTa E.
The Hathaways are a strange and eccentric bounce...
Why bounce??? This family consist from four sisters and one brother...
And every single one of them is eccentric, with their own problems and you need a lot of courage to be a part of this family...
But i can not talk to you about all of them because each one of them has his/hers own book, so you have to wait about the others...

In this book, we will talk about Amelia Hathaway, the older
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Hummingbird Stars

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***Spoilers***

When it comes to historical romance I am very picky. Over the years I have found that a lot of HR will have cheating and mistresses in their books. So much so that I quit reading HR books until I discovered Goodreads and was able to see spoilers and make sure there would be no cheating in that book. I was craving some HR and a friend said to try Lisa Kleypas t
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Shona aka ღ❤️ Pandora's Pandemonian Bookwhore ❤️ღ


Looks like its finally time to read this one out and add it to my favs shelf....

Oh! the burdens The Shona must bear!!! Bemoan ye my fates!!!!







HA!HA!HA!


Played you guys,didn't I!?!?!!!! :-D
(stop rolling your eyes...its "improper")


*throat-clearing*


Soooo.....


Where were I!?!?!?!!???



Oh yeah! I was going to say how excited I was to get my hands on this fab book!!! :-D


ummmm..... why don't I just show you instead.....



Looks like its finally time to read this one out and add it to my favs shelf....

Oh! the burdens The Shona must bear!!! Bemoan ye my fates!!!!







HA!HA!HA!


Played you guys,didn't I!?!?!!!! :-D
(stop rolling your eyes...its "improper")


*throat-clearing*


Soooo.....


Where were I!?!?!?!!???



Oh yeah! I was going to say how excited I was to get my hands on this fab book!!! :-D


ummmm..... why don't I just show you instead.....




And YES,this book IS completely deserving of a top-notch position in best HR novels. (as in you didn't know that already... :-p )

Now,7 reasons why The Shona loved it so-fuckin'-much...



#1. “Cam held her closer. "Marry me, Amelia. You're what I want. You're my fate." One hand slid to the back of her head, gripping the braids and ribbons to keep her mouth upturned. "Say yes." He nibbled at her lips, licked at them, opened them. He kissed her until she
writhed in his arms, her pulse racing. "Say it, Amelia, and save me from ever having to spend a night with another woman. I'll sleep indoors. I'll get a haircut. God help me, I think I'd even carry a pocket watch if it pleased you.”

#2. “A slow smile had curved St. Vincent's lips. 'Wives are a different case altogether. They require a great deal of effort but the rewards are substantial. I highly recommend wives. Especially one's own.”

#3. “A lack of desire is something I've never experienced. I'd have to
be on my deathbed before I stopped wanting--
no, never mind, I was on my deathbed in
the not-too-distant past, and even then I had the devil's own itch for my wife."-St. Vincent.

#4. “I know when something is too important to be decided by logic.”

#5. “Before Rohan could reply, a new voice entered the conversation. "What's this?"
It was Leo, who had just arisen from bed and pulled on his clothes. He came barefoot from the direction of his bedroom. His bleary gaze moved over the pair of them.
"Why are you on the floor with your buttons undone?"
Amelia considered the question. "I decided to have a spontaneous tryst in the middle of the hallway with a man I hardly know."
"Well, try to be quiet about it next time. A fellow needs his sleep."
Amelia stared at him quizzically. "For heaven's sake, Leo, aren't you worried that I may have been compromised?"
"Were you?"
"I..." Her face turned hot as she glanced into Rohan's vivid topaz eyes. "I don't think so."
"If you're not sure about it," Leo said, "you probably weren't.”

#6. “Amelia stopped before him, her skirts crowded between his parted knees. The clean, salty, evergreen scent of him drifted to her nostrils. “I have a proposition for you,” she said, trying for a businesslike tone. “A very sensible one. You see—” She paused to clear her throat. “I’ve been thinking about your problem.” “What problem?” Cam played lightly with the folds of her skirts, watching her face alertly. “Your good-luck curse. I know how to get rid of it. You should marry into a family with very, very bad luck. A family with expensive problems. And then you won’t have to be embarrassed about having so much money, because it will flow out nearly as fast as it comes in."

"Very sensible.” Cam took her shaking hand in his, pressed it between his warm palms. And touched his foot to her rapidly tapping one.
“Hummingbird,” he whispered, “you don’t have to be nervous with me.”

Gathering her courage, Amelia blurted out, “I want your ring. I want never to take it off again. I want to be your romni forever”—she paused with a quick, abashed smile—“whatever that is.”

“My bride. My wife.” Amelia froze in a moment of throat-clenching delight as she felt him slide the gold ring onto her finger, easing it to the base.

“When we were with Leo, tonight,” she said scratchily, “I knew exactly how he felt about losing Laura. He told me once that I couldn’t understand unless I had loved someone that way. He was right. And tonight, as I watched you with him . . . I knew what I would think at the very last moment of my life.” His thumb smoothed over the tender surface of her knuckle.

“Yes, love?”

"I would think,” she continued,” ‘Oh, if I could have just one more day with Cam. I would fit a lifetime into those few hours.”

#7. “I'd agree with you, except that agreeing with you probably means I'm on the wrong side of the argument."
"-Cam Rohan to Leo.


Right now,The Shona is going all







Love you too!!! :-D :-D :-D
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Dina
I loved Cam Roham since his first appearance in 'Devil in Winter', so I was more than thrilled when Kleypas made him the 1st hero in her new Hathaway series. Unfortunately, his story didnt live up to my expectations. Dont get me wrong, Cam was still as interesting as ever in 'Mine Till Midnight', but little else was up to par. :(

Where do I begin? Well, lets take Amelia Hathaway, Cams heroine. She was nice enough, but I just didnt feel her "connection" with Cam. I got the feeling that
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Aileene
PRE-REVIEW




Yes, this bearded bloke.



CHERRY POPPING Buddy read commences on the 25th Oct.

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POST-REVIEW

Re-edited to add Luke's review.

As promised, Frozen review for our Frozen bearded fan.



Luke, who had a turn to choose for our first BR, so needless to say, my turn to select this time.

Naturally, I chose SMUT and this I told him.


And he said,


But persistent, I was.


Then LukOct.
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Ronyell
When I started reading Teresa Medeiros’ romance novels, I started to really get into romance novels. I finally heard about another romance author and her name was Lisa Kleypas! “Mine Till Midnight” is the first book I have read from Lisa Kleypas and it is also the first book of the Hathaway family series. If you have not read a romance novel full of sexual tension, drama and mystery, “Mine Till Midnight” is definitely a romance novel that is worth checking out!

The Hathaway family (Le
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Luke Taylor
So what is Mine Till Midnight?

Hmm...I like to think of it as maybe one of those PBS period pieces like Downton Abbey only the HBO version, if you get my drift.

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But what is it? Well, it’s a very thinly plotted historical romance, and I liked it more than I thought I would. I chalk that up to Lisa Kleypas subtly skillful prose and the presence of a good cast and a b
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Sammy Loves Books
***4.0 Delightful stars***

This was a wonderful start to what I imagine will become a favorite series! I really loved the strong willed heroine and admired her strength because she also knew when to yield...It also helped that Cam was the perfect man to yield to.

Cam Rohan

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Gah, Cam was utter perfection!! Calm under pressure, smart as hell, a loving, giving heart, and handsome
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Rane
Coming from different walks of life Amelia Hathaway and Cam Rohan couldn't be more different then day and night, but just click together like two puzzles pieces making a whole.
Amelia comes from a family of so called misfits and as the oldest female has taken the role of protector of her family's welfare at the risk of danger and the occasional headache. Coming into a recent wealth and a title for her bother to boot. Amelia and her family are thrust into a well to do society one that they have
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Susanne
Updated review after re-read 5/3/15. Bumped up to 4.5 stars!

"I find you thoroughly, deeply interesting. I want to open you like a book and read every page." A smile curled the corners of his lips ad he added huskily, "Footnotes included".

Cam Rohan is the most wonderful hero of all times. Cam Rohan is protective, sweet, strong, wicked, charming, hot and everything you could ever wish for in a hero. He is mystic in the best sense of the word.

"You're like someone from a fairy story written in a/>/>"I
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Cam *tactile seeker*

What's this strange feeling that's warming me up from the inside and making me feel dizzy with joy? *looks around the room, bewildered*

But yes! It's the sweet, lovely, sexy, thrilling, incredible Historical Romance expressing all its potentiality! It's been ages since I've felt this way and almost didn't recognize it.

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Dear GR friends and members of this community in general, please meet Cam, the biggest HR, period movies and TV series, and his
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Book Wonderland
I loved Cam Rohan a lot, his gipsy roots were an interesting addition to the story! Lots of things happening in the book, and not just between Amelia and Cam. We can found out a lot about the supporting characters too.
*Spoiler Alert*
The love story between Amelia and Cam was great, what I didn't liked was Amelia's hesitation to accept Cam's proposal even after sleeping together for many times. Also Cam didn't find out that Christopher kissed Amelia.
Karen
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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“You’re not like any man I’ve ever known,” she said. “You’re not even someone I could have dreamed. You’re like someone from a fairy story written in a language I don’t even know.”
“The prince, I hope.”
“No, you’re the dragon, a beautiful wicked dragon.”


Loved it. This was my first Kleypas book, and I have to say I was very impressed. Loved these characters. And she sure can spin a romance. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone, especially historical romance fans
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Leah
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Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.75 Stars

I read this series out of order. I kind of wished I didn’t. This is Amelia and Cam’s story, but a lot of Kev and Win’s story is in this one. Kev and Win’s book is the next one. So if you haven’t started this series, you should start with this book.

Also, when I read the other book I had a certain expectation for Leo, who is the oldest Hathaway brother, so when I read this book I was really disappointed. Just food for thought.

I really liked Amelia. Sh
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Mei
May 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Mmmm... can I have a Cam of my own? *wink*

What a delightful book! I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Cam and Amelia.

Amelia wants only to care about her "strange" family: her young sisters, her other sister, closer to her age, who's still slowly recovering from her illness and her brother who's wasting away and who wants to join his dead fiance. A heavy burden...

Cam, a half Rom forced by circumstances to live as Gadje. He's charming, sensual and burden by a "good luck curs
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Chan
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was different. I’m not a paranormal fan and this had some of that fantasy, magical, paranormal stuff in it. It wasn’t overwhelming, but it was definitely an important part of the book.

I enjoyed the story. I liked the difficulties surrounding Cam and Amelia. However, I was sometimes uneasy with the story. There were also things that I felt were left hanging. I’m assuming some of those questions will be answered in the subsequent books.
Didi
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I can say it enough: Lisa Kleypas is AMAZING.

I wasn't sure what to expect at first with this book. I definitely didn't expect a ghost incorporated into the story. It sounds weird right? And though, while at first I didn't like the direction of that plot twist, it suddenly became an intricate part of the whole story making it much more mystical.

But what really sold this was Cam Rohan. He was sublime. He was the alpha with the quiet disposition that could chal
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Lover of Romance
Amelia Hathaway, even though the second oldest among her family, takes responsibility for her family. Her older brother Leo, has recently come into a title, and ever since he lost his love, he has gone on the deep end, ever since he lost his love, he has never been the same. In London, Amelia goes in search of him, seeking Cam Rohan's help. Cam is dark and dangerous, but he excites Amelia more than anyone ever has, even though some of her family and society will never accept him. Amelia finds Ca ...more
Yz the Whyz
My first Lisa Kleypas book, and I had some pretty high expectations considering that she is highly regarded by most of my GR friends. To my delight, they were quite right.

Mine Till Midnight was a quick, highly-readable, story. We get to meet the quirky, eccentric Hathaway family, lead by the highly-responsible Amelia. As she struggles to keep everybody in check, including a self-destructive brother, her path crosses with Cam Rohan. Cam, a man torn between two worlds, is enraptured by
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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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