Amelia Hathaway, doing what she must to
keep her family together, is on a mission to save her
brother. The de facto head of the family after her parents'
deaths, Amelia has her hands full with her siblings. After
coming into an unexpected inheritance and title, her brother
Leo's behavior has become even more self-destructive than
before. When Leo disappears yet again, Amelia feels she must
find and save him. This leads her to Jenner's, the notorious
gaming hell, and to Cam Rohan.
Caught between two worlds, Cam is feeling
discontent in his life. As the manager of a successful gaming
club with a keen mind and untold luck for investments, Cam has
secured his financial future. However, his Romany heritage
has always kept him just outside polite society.
Increasingly, Cam would like to throw off 'civilized' society
and return to the wandering, free Gypsy ways.
With Cam's help, Leo is found and saved
from himself...for the time being. Before the night is over,
however, Cam and Amelia give into temptation and share one
explosive kiss. Both are moved by this, but it is little more
than a stolen moment. Their lives are moving in different
directions, or so they think.
When the pair meets up again in the
country, their attraction has only grown. Cam finds that
freedom might not be the only thing his life is missing.
Amelia might just be what he needs. She is drawn to Cam as
well; however, she is independent and not ready for Cam's
assistance, especially where her family is concerned. Cam's
persistence slowly pays off, but it will take more to win over
Since first meeting Cam Rohan in The
Devil in Winter, I have been not-so patiently waiting for
his story. Cam is everything you could want in a
hero--strong, intelligent, and oh so sexy with a touch of
mystery. Add in Lisa Kleypas' talent for creating amazing
leading men, and you have a winner! Amelia is a good match
for Cam. Innocent, but with strength of her own, she can
easily stand toe-to-toe with Cam. Amelia is not without her
faults. At times she seemed needlessly contrary, and while
that was a bit trying, it wasn't out of character.
A rich tale with vivid characters,
Mine Till Midnight is as much about the secondary
characters as it is about Cam and Amelia. The Hathaway
siblings produce more than their share of drama and are sure
to spawn more wonderful stories. Leo is set up nicely as the
wastrel in need of reformation. Younger sister Win and the
not-quite adopted brother Romany Merripen are also ready for
their installment. However, with this many other detailed and
dominating characters, Cam and Amelia's plot line took a back
seat at times. After waiting this long for Cam, I couldn't
help but feel a bit disappointed. I wanted more of him! This
is not to say I wasn't totally engrossed and didn't read it
from cover-to-cover in one sitting. Ms. Kleypas is a victim
of her own success. She has penned many of my all-time
favorites, and that might be too high of a bar for any author
to hit every time. In the end, I did enjoy Mine Till
Midnight and eagerly look forward to the next. Ms.
Kleypas' fans will definitely want to pick up this start to a
charming new series.