Publisher: Ballantine Books (an imprint of Random House)
Publication Date: 25 May 2010
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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Once I started I was quickly sucked in and just had to talk about it. Those that follow me on Twitter will tell you that during my train journey from MA to NYC for BEA that I was tweeting my thoughts and probably annoying all of my followers in the process. I just couldn’t help myself. For there I was trapped on a train with no one to talk to…and access to Twitter on my phone. Oh the power that is modern technology!
As a whole the story started off a bit slow for me. I wasn’t really engaged initially but then there was this turning point and I just couldn’t put the book down. So I was very grateful to be stuck on a train for a few hours with nothing to do but read. Amelia is a strong and spunky character that isn’t afraid to stand up for herself. Even when dealing with the oh so intimidating Spencer, the 4th Duke of Morland with a mysterious reputation. Spencer has earned himself the nickname of The Duke of Midnight, as he arrives at a ball on the stroke of midnight picks some simpering miss for a dance set, dances and then leaves. He is happy with this arrangement and is none to pleased when Amelia makes the decision for him one night that he dance with her.
Not because she has any romantic thoughts for the Duke but because he is, in part, the reason why her summer plans have been ruined and she wants to give him a piece of her mind. What follows is a mystery that none could have expected as well as some very humorous and touching scenes between Spencer and Amelia. Also, part of why I loved this book so much was the supporting cast. Often secondary characters aren’t really fleshed out in a romance they are just there. But Tessa Dare breathes life into all of her characters and so you get angry at Jack when he messes up again. You are curious about Rhys’s and why he doesn’t feel his life is worth while. And you wonder if Julian will redeem himself and stop being such an ass!
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Tuesday, Jun 1st: The Book Binge
Monday, June 7th: Borders True Romance Blog
Tuesday, June 8th: Life of a Busy Wife
Monday, June 14th: Pop Culture Junkie
Tuesday, June 15th: Rundpinne
Thursday, June 17th: Book Junkie
Monday, June 21st: Book-Lover Carol
Wednesday, June 23rd: Princess Bookie
Thursday, June 24th: Excess Baggage