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A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove Series #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

awesome

Sexy funny and witty. Great story line. Iwould highly recommend this one

posted by 14768523 on December 11, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Sweet Romance

A Lady By Midnight is book 3 in the Spindle Cove series, but can be read as a stand alone book.

*Sigh* A Lady By Midnight. What can I say? All in all, this was a nice, witty romance.

Here you have a heroine who's been orphaned at a young age and does not know wher...
A Lady By Midnight is book 3 in the Spindle Cove series, but can be read as a stand alone book.

*Sigh* A Lady By Midnight. What can I say? All in all, this was a nice, witty romance.

Here you have a heroine who's been orphaned at a young age and does not know where she came from. She's got a birthmark on her face and has always felt less than beautiful. Her life will be transformed one day, at midnight no less. Kind of like Cinderella. I liked Kate, her inner monologue would make me laugh.

Thorne is all you need in a hero. He's a gentleman to Kate, always at her rescue, but he's got a dark, tortured past. He thinks he's not good enough for her. Beta hero alert. Both he and Kate share a bond due to their unhappy childhoods.

Author Tessa Dare has given us a hero with a bit of what I'm thinking is post traumatic stress disorder. The atrocities he saw in the war make him black out sometimes when he's angry or under stress. But, of course, he never harms Kate.
I liked the use of tattoos on Thorne. He has several tats, and he explains them all to Kate. It all adds more mystery to his character.

I enjoyed the scenes between these two. Kate kept trying to pull Thorne in and find out about his shaded past, he kept trying to resist her. As the story flows, Thorne reveals his past and his reasons for keeping Kate away. The sex scenes were spicy hot. Maybe it's just me, but sex scenes in historical/regency romance always make me giggle.

Perhaps her sense of touch was misleading her. Maybe if she looked the organ head-on, it wouldn't seem so intimidating.
She dropped her gaze and pushed his breeches down over his hips.
p.196

As the story flows, Kate finds out hidden secrets about her past, her mother, the Grammercys and even Thorne. In the end, she has an important choice to make, as there is a bit of a twist to story.

There is a fight scene over Kate at one point and the author did a great job with it, she managed to add humor to it as well. It's one of my favorite scenes in the book.

Overall, I felt like A Lady By Midnight could have been slightly shorter. Although I found myself losing interest a little bit towards the middle, I enjoyed the story overall.
A Week to Be Wicked is the first in this series. I might read it one day.

I recommend this one to fans of historical romance.
This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. I purchased my copy.

posted by thebookwormNJ on December 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Disappointing

    Much slower than book two, the characters had potential but the story fizzled out pretty quickly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    I loved it! Romantic, funny, very heart warming. I liked the style in which the book was written. Great read.

    I loved it! Romantic, funny, heart warming, and very HOT, all wrapped into one book. Great read!

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  • Posted May 18, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Highly recommend

    If you like romance this is a good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    3stars

    Just ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Recommend

    I have 3 Spindle Cove books and loved all 3. Tessa keeps you in suspense as to what will happen next. All 3 I have read so far are almost 300 pages or more, just ordered Beauty and the Blacksmith but its only about 200 pages. Read tese books you will be glad you did. GJRA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Grest read

    Enjoyed this book. Need to find the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Wow

    This book was great. I love this series. Tessa is one of my favorites. Keep them coming..
    Maida

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Excellent

    This is the third Spindle Cove series book written and one of my favorites. All of the series have quirky characters be it people or animals. This one was about Thorne a man who had hardened his mind and heart due to terrible experiences in his life. Kate had been orphaned and had been treated horrible in her younger years. But when the two find each other all sorts of things happen. They both have to find the good in each other , learn to trust and most of all learn to love themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Tori

    How r u?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Good

    Gooodddddd

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Nice

    Enjoyed it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Liam

    Jhi

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Made me laugh and fall in love ! Wonderful read!!!

    For readers that enjoy historical romance genre ... you will sure to enjoy this. You will fall in love and laugh with samuel and katie. Not too complicated story, the story is easy but with feelings that would want you to keep on reading until the end. Thanks for good read Tessa!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Terrible writing

    Couldn't get past 80 pages, even skipping and scanning after the first few pages. Truly bad writing and character development.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    GREAT READ

    GREAT READ

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    very good

    loved this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Good story

    This was the first book I read of this author, and it was great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Loved these characters. Author kept the pace and tension throug

    Loved these characters. Author kept the pace and tension throughout the book. I can see how some may say the story might go a bit slack with the intro. of the long-lost family storyline, but so enjoyed the hero and heroine was not at all a problem. Can't wait to read more from Ms. Dare.

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  • Posted November 11, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I love books from this time period when Chilvery was first and f

    I love books from this time period when Chilvery was first and foremost and honor actually meant something. Dare does a beautiful job with this story especially with Corporel Thorne. He is something I wish I could find today!! and I love how she portrayed Katie - always with her chin held high. This is such a romantic time period it leaves you wanting more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    okay

    The story was okay. Could have been better.

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