The Book Worm: Review: A Lady by Midnight

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Review: A Lady by Midnight

Book Review: A Lady by Midnight, by Tessa Dare


After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove—but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiancĂ©. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?
Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate's happiness. He wants what's best for her, and he knows it's not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It's the toughest battle of this hardened warrior's life . . . and the first he seems destined to lose.

Genre: historical romance

Publication date: August 2012

Mature content: yes

Review: There's something about Tessa Dare's books that makes you unable to put them down, even when the plot seems a bit unrealistic in places, and A Lady by Midnight is no exception. It's witty, funny, and terribly silly at the same time, but the romance is sweet and the plot is cleverly waved to keep you engrossed. I love the way Samuel tries to protect Kate from her past, even if it really doesn't make much sense. Kate, on the other hand, is a woman with a good head on her shoulders but she keeps placing herself in the strangest situations. They are both stubborn as mules and awfully wavering at making decisions, but the book does hold some unforgettable scenes, such as the midnight duel or the gaol wedding.

Recommended for fans of lightweight historical romance and for those of us who are always on the lookout for books to help take out minds off the routines of daily life.

This book deserved a different cover, though. The current one makes it just look like a cheap romance novel.

Happy Readings, 

the book worm, book blog

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