Book Review: Married by Morning (The Hathaways #4) by Lisa Kleypas

I have wanted to read Cat and Leo's story since they first met and I was not disappointed. I loved the wit and banter and build to it all. It was an excellent read and a wonderful addition to The Hathaways series.

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Married by Morning (The Hathaways #4) by Lisa Kleypas

He is 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 is 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... 

5 out of 5 stars

I loved Married by Morning so much! The Hathaway family, the world, all the amazing details, and the build, all these special moments and bonding of family and friends, it was all fantastic. This was a wonderful story to get lost in and I enjoyed every single second!

I adored Leo and his cutting wit and his scandalous words and self-deprecating humor. I loved watching him open up, love, and grow. I loved Catherine and had a million questions about her past. I loved learning those secrets, having her open up and spar with Leo. I love how Leo is so fascinated by her, drawn to her. They had this awesome antagonistic banter. I loved the building heat between them, the fun fight and push and pull that was happening. I loved the vulnerability in them when they finally start to open up and I got choked up several times. I could feel that chemistry between them growing and igniting. It was just all so good!

This family, the bonds, Catherine's relationship with her brother, how the men relate to one another, how the women connect, it's just perfection. There were so many great scenes that had me laughing and smiling. This was a well written, detailed story. Everything had such a smooth flow. I loved the descriptions, the humor, the drama, and the emotion. And that ending! I was on the edge of my seat! Absolutely incredible story. I can't get enough of Lisa Kleypas! 

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Mine Till Midnight (Hathaways Book 1) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Seduce Me at Sunrise (Hathaways Book 2) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Tempt Me at Twilight (Hathaways Book 3) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
Married by Morning (Hathaways Book 4) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Love in the Afternoon (Hathaways Book 5) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
The Hathaways Series
Mine Till Midnight (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Seduce Me at Sunrise (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Tempt Me at Twilight (#3) - Amazon | My Review

 It Happened One Autumn (The Wallflowers, Book 2) by [Kleypas, Lisa] The Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers, Book 3) by [Kleypas, Lisa] A Scandal in Spring (The Wallflowers, Book 4) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
The Wallflowers Series
Secrets of a Summer Night (#1) – Amazon | My Review
It Happened One Autumn (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Devil in Winter (#3) - Amazon | My Review
Scandal in Spring (#4) - Amazon | My Review

Cold-Hearted Rake by [Kleypas, Lisa] Marrying Winterborne by [Kleypas, Lisa] Devil in Spring: The Ravenels, Book 3 by [Kleypas, Lisa] Hello Stranger: The Ravenels, Book 4 by [Kleypas, Lisa] Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels meet The Wallflowers by [Kleypas, Lisa] Chasing Cassandra
The Ravenels Series
Cold-Hearted Rake (#1) by Lisa Kleypas – Amazon | My Review
Chasing Cassandra (#6) - Amazon | My Review

Technically these historical romance books by Lisa Kleypas are standalone's so you can read them in any order you want. The stories do have interconnected characters so it was suggested to me to start at the very beginning with The Wallflowers series. This way you can see all the characters grow and have kids. I am so glad I decided to do this, I loved the build, the overall character development and the flow of the world as it expands. If you are an "in order" person like me, I suggest the following reading order:

The Wallflowers Series - The Hathaways Series - The Ravenels Series 

I've officially read all three of these series but am behind on sharing my reviews. They're all so fantastic though, I can't begin to say enough good things.

I'm always looking for historical romance books that have a good mix of entertaining and sexy. Let me know some of your favorites!

Book Review: Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas | About That Story

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