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A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove Series #3)

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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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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 January 1, 2013

    Very good!

    I thought this was a touching story. I enjoyed it and the characters were well defined.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    awesome

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

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    Kate has always wanted a family. She has foggy but persistent me

    Kate has always wanted a family. She has foggy but persistent memories of her childhood, and something blue... but her investigations have turned up nothing.

    Corporal (none one knows his first name) Thorne knows the secret of Kate's childhood, and is determined to keep her from finding it out. This is made more difficult when her long-last family comes to Spindle Cove in search of her. I fell in love with Aunt Marmoset, with Harry/Harriet; even Lark and Evan were good at heart.

    Thorne claims a false engagement, so that he has the right to protect Kate from her newfound family... there is something off about them. He even takes a melon for her (so funny!).

    Turns out Thorne's blue eyes were Kate's security; he sacrificed his own future to protect her. The tattoo of BC on his chest isn't for Bathsehba Cabbagewort, his former love, as Kate fears, but "Bad Character." She continues to insist on Thorne - SAMUEL - keeping their engagement even after it turns out she is actually a lady. Chemistry is hot, and it's a very fun read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2013

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    Highly recommend

    If you like romance this is a good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Nice

    Enjoyed it

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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 January 18, 2013

    very good

    loved this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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

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    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 September 11, 2012

    Great!!! I red all previous books in this series. This was a lot

    Great!!!
    I red all previous books in this series. This was a lot better than the previous one. I liked better the first and this one in the series. I don't agree with the reviewer who wrote it wasn't believable. I just think that Kate should have remember her life before the school earlier in the book and that Thorne should have been less stuborn and prideful. But I liked this book very much. I red it in two days.

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