NOVEL REVIEW: Seduce Me At Sunrise By Lisa Kleypas

 



Eiyo dearies,

Welcome back to Fadima Mooneira. Today, I would like to share a review of Lisa Kleypas's Seduce Me At Sunrise. Now let's begin with the author's bio...


ABOUT LISA KLEYPAS

The pretty romance author -Lisa Kleypas (Image: frolic.media.com)


Lisa Kleypas is an award-winning contemporary and historical romance author. 19 of her novels have won the RITA (Romance Writer Of America) Award. Most of her novels are also listed as a New York Times and Publisher Weekly bestseller. Her novels are now published in 14 languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas now lives in Washington, America with her husband and two children. 


ABOUT SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE



Seduce Me At Sunrise (SMAS) is a historical romance novel and it was published in 2008. SMAS tells the story of a beautiful young woman named Winnifred Hathaway who is in love with a handsome and mysterious gypsy man named Kev Merripen. Kev is deeply in love with Winnifred too. He wants her as much as she wants him. But Kev is a man with mysterious origins. And he fears that the darkness of his past could crush the delicate and luminous Winnifred. So Kev refuses to show and admit his love for Winnifred.

At the beginning of the story, Winnifred suffers from nearly-fatal scarlet fever. She travels to Paris for treatment. Winnifred recovers and returns to London two years later. She still has feelings for Kev. Kev still has feelings for Winnifred too. But Kev is also still afraid to show and admit his love. And to Kev's surprise, Winnifred did not return to London alone. She returns with a handsome and seductive widower named Dr. Harrow. Dr. Harrow also has his eyes on the beautiful Winnifred Hathaway. So what will Kev do?


MY REVIEW

Voila!!!!!!!! My illustration of Winnifred Hathaway (Image: My Artist IG @fmooneira_art)


The male protagonist - Kev Merripen (Image: My Artist IG @fmooneira_art)


Taa-daa!!!!!!!!!! Winnifred and Kev's most romantic and steamy scene in the novel (Image: My Artist IG @fmooneira_art)






First, I have to be honest to you guys that SMAS is the first historical romance and Kleypas novel that I read. I'm very new to the historical romance genre and Kleypas novels. 

Before I wrote this review, I did some research on SMAS and Kleypas. I was so thrilled that Kleypas and her novels have a fandom. And SMAS is part of and the second novel for the Hathaway series. I never heard of the Hathaway series before I bought this novel from my BFF, Maddie.  The Hathaways series also have a fandom among readers and bookstagramers. The Hathaways series is a romantic saga of the Hathaway sibling - Leo, Amelia, Winnifred, Poppy, and Beatrix. The Hathaway series have five novels - Mine Till Midnight (Amelia's story), Seduce Me At Sunrise (Winnifred's story), Tempt Me At Twilight (Poppy's story), Married By Morning (Leo's story), and Love In The Afternoon (Beatrix's story). 

I was also thrilled that the two protagonists - Winnifred and Kev were already famous among Kleypas's fans before SMAS was even published. These two protagonists also have their own fandom. I also found some illustrations and fanart of them on Instagram and Deviant Art. That's awesome. According to one reviewer, before SMAS, Winnifred and Kev had already appeared in Mine Till Midnight. They kinda stole readers' hearts in Mine Till Midnight. So readers were excited to read their story when SMAS was published. That's genius!

To me, SMAS is a very romantic and thrilling novel. The storyline is very intriguing. Kleypas has a strong POV for this novel. Reading this novel will make you wonder what will happen next? will Winnifred and Kev end up together? will they have their happily ever after? 

Reading SMAS also makes me fall in love with the historical romance genre and Kleypas novels. I'm now planning to read all novels in the Hathaway series. All five Hathaway siblings have captured my heart. Reading SMAS makes me wanna know the Hathaway siblings more. Lisa Kleypas really describes her characters well.

Overall, SMAS is a brilliant romance novel. I'm giving it a 9/10. I also highly recommend this novel to those who like romantic stories and the historical romance genre. But I also need to be frank that this novel is not suitable for those who are below 18. Sorry teens. This novel has more than five romance and steamy sex scenes.


Ok, that's all for now. Before I end this post, let me ask my readers some questions...

1) Has anyone read Seduce Me At Sunrise? Or any novels in the Hathaway series? Or any Lisa Kleypas novels?

2) If yes, what are your opinions?

Thank you for reading my review. Hope to see you guys again soon.


XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. Great review! High praise for this book - I'm glad you enjoyed it and love your illustrations to go with it too!

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  2. This sounds great! I never read anything from the author but it sounds like a very interesting love story to read, love historical fiction! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. If you love historical romance, SMAS will be good for you.

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  3. It sounds like you really enjoyed this historical romance novel! I'm not the biggest fan of steamy romances like these, but I do love my contemporary romance and I don't mind some smut in those or in the fantasy books I read. I've just never gotten into this particular genre. Maybe one day I'll find myself more interested - and when that day comes, I'll start with this series!

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    1. I wasn't into historical romance before I read SMAS. My bff influence me to like historical romance. Btw, historical romance is good to read. You should try this genre. I’m sure you will love it.

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  4. Great post! I love romance novels and we all need light-hearted reads during these tough times :) thank you for sharing x

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    1. I love romantic stories too. Thank you for reading and your comment.

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  5. Romance novels are my all time favourite genre and historical novels just as much. Never before heard of this author or her books and this one sounds fabulous. I need to get reading I think!

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    1. Yes, you need to read Lisa Klyepas novels if you like historical romance. She is the queen of this genre.

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  6. Wow love historical books, looks so intriguing.. Thanks for recommending..

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  7. Romance novel is my favorite..i can spend a whole day with my webnovel apps to read.this book will be my list tp read.thanks for recommendation

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  8. I'm a massive fan of romantic books, so I'm definitely going to see if this available on Kindle!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. This one is quite famous. Yeah, I think it is available on kindle.

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  9. Wow! Glad you enjoyed this book enough to give it a 9. I love romance books so this is something I would read. Thanks for sharing Fadima x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  10. Great review. Sounds like a good read.

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    1. Yes. It is. It makes me fall in love with the historical romance genre.

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  11. Handsome illustration you yang Kev tu. Tajuk novel ni fuhhh sangat. Tak pernah lagi baca novel ni.

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  12. saya tak pernah baca lagi novel ni. tapi bila baca review you, saya terus terasa nak baca.hehe.

    dulu zaman remaja, suka baca novel genre romantik ni.

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    1. Auwwwww.......then I think this novel is good for you.

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  13. wow... i like romantic novel, great for adults... hahahha... the girl looks pretty also.. would like to read if i have time but now still stick with visual romantic movies... lama tak baca novel ni :( i wish i have time..thanks for sharing

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    1. Make time to read dear. Reading is better than watching movies. It makes your mind and imagination grow.

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  14. No matter how hard I tried, I will fail in loving the romantic genre. I’m more the mystery, thriller and horror type of person hehe

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    1. Looks like you are the opposite of me. I fail to fall in love with thriller, sci-fi, action, and horror genre no matter how hard I tried. I only succeed in falling in love with the spy thriller genre.

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  15. Great review and I love your artwork! Thank you for sharing this book! I've never read it before but it sounds really good and interesting! I 'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Auwwwww........thank you for your compliments on my artworks.

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  16. The romance genre isn't a genre I'm interested in so it wouldn't be a book I'd read, but I'm glad you seemed to have enjoyed it

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  17. Title buku dia menarik sungguh. Lama dah tak baca novel

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    2. Yep. Tajik dia sgt memukau kita utk membaca nyer. Same with the cover. Hehehe 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

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  18. Cantik cover novel dia laaa, Sis suka pulak tengok lukisan romantik tu laaa... but one thing nak tanya, historical romance genre ni maksudnya apa ek dalam novel?

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    1. Historical romance nie maksud nyer genre cinta kisah2 zaman dulu. Macam SMAS nie kan berkisarkan zaman Victorian era di England.

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  19. never heard about this author. hahaha pity me. I was novel addict during my secondary school. Lama dah tak baca novel. I should have try la read this book kan.

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  20. Akak belum berkesempatan baca novel dan baca karya penulis ni. nampak best pula bila munira review. nanti akak pergi Kinokuniya cari dan baca dengan lebih mendalam. hehehe.

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  21. Interesting romance story ya! I know I will definitely going to love reading it too..

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    1. Wow............you are into the romance genre? That's cool!

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  22. Cantek penulis ni. Btw i x pernah lagi baca buku dr penulis ni. Baca review you.. i trs rasa nak cari buku dia.. hehe

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    1. Yep, penulis nie memang cantik dan bergaya. She's a celebrity novelist.

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  23. This sounds so interesting,great review. 👌👌👌👌👌👌

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  24. I love a good romance story, I'm such a hopeless romantic haha! This sounds like a brilliant one too, can't believe I haven't come across this author before. Definitely one for me to check out, great review :)

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Hehehehehehe.............same here. I'm a hopeless romantic too. That's why I love romance novels.

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  25. I love reading romance, and Seduce Me At Sunrise sounds right up my street! It has such a pretty cover too. Excellent review and fan art :)
    Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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  26. I have never read this book but it sounds right up my street as I LOVE romance stories haha. Lovely post!

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  27. This sounds like a great book. I'm a huge fan of historical romance fiction books

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    1. I'm sure you are going to love this one as well.

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  28. I've never read anything by this author. The only romance novel I've ever read was one by Danielle Steel. I think that was historical romance, can't really remember. But that was the first and last time I read any romance novel. Just not my genre, unfortunately.

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  29. first time heard about this author! well im not big fans of novel perhaps would recommend it to my sisters hehe

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    1. How old are your sisters? Make sure they are 18 above ya. Hehehe............

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  30. Uikkkk romantiknya gambar imaginasi awak . Dah tua2 ni memang dah tak baca novel macam ni tapi anak-anak remaja aunty mungkin akan baca juga satu hari nanti.

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    1. Hehehe...........make sure they are 18 above ya for this kinda novel. XoXo.

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  31. I've not heard of this author but wow, I'm so pleased you loved the book as much as you did, that's great. And so interesting that you did some background research as well. Beautiful illustrations too, Fadima!

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  32. Rajinnya baca buku2 romance, org2 musa mmg suka baca ovrl

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  33. Eh I rasa I Ada buku Lisa ni tapi another title but mmg Dia buat buku novel romance best. I pernah Baca 1 Kat my friend house then suka, I Beli another one. I jarang suka romance novel.

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    1. Yeah, Lisa Kleypas punya historical romance memang best. She is the queen of historical romance. I pun baru first time nie baca novel dia. Trus suka. I Dah order some of Lisa Kleypas novels from my bff. Hehehe.

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  34. Romantik novel ker hehehe ala kita ni memang malas bab nak baca novel tambah yang jiwang leleh hehehehe tapi nice lah review panjang lebar terbaik...

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    1. Thank you for your compliment on my review. But seriously, I think you should avoid using the word ‘jiwang leleh’ when writing. It sounds unprofessional, uncultured, and derogatory.

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