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A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful!

For years I have watched the Bridgertons attend Smythe-Smith musicales and wondered when those girls would get their story. This second installment in the Smythe-Smith quartet is more than I could have ever asked for.

What I love about Julia Quinn's characters is that...
For years I have watched the Bridgertons attend Smythe-Smith musicales and wondered when those girls would get their story. This second installment in the Smythe-Smith quartet is more than I could have ever asked for.

What I love about Julia Quinn's characters is that they are believable people. I throughly enjoy her story-telling, and cannot wait for the next installment.

posted by Drewfer on May 30, 2012

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3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

No plot, no chemistry, no romance

This one is not worth $7, maybe not even worth checking out from the library. She had to have written this in less than a week. The characters fell in love immediately and there was no real reason why, nor any chemistry or tension. The hero of the story seemed a little ...
This one is not worth $7, maybe not even worth checking out from the library. She had to have written this in less than a week. The characters fell in love immediately and there was no real reason why, nor any chemistry or tension. The hero of the story seemed a little on the simpleminded side and immature. The plot could have been very well done, but was resolved with extremely little effort and not even wrapped up very well. The writing was at about a jr high or lower level of difficulty. I've read teen lit that was more sophisticated.

posted by 3423390 on May 31, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Ok

    Well written.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Not nearly as good

    I have read many of Julia Quinn's novels and this one was ok, but not nearly as exciting as her other books. I was disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Quick period read

    Interesting characters made for a quick and enjoyable historical romance read...

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    not as funny

    This book, while continuing the story of the musical Smythe-Smith family, is not as funny and engaging as the other books that include these "old friends". It seemed somewhat flat and had it been the first Julia Quinn I had read, I probably would not bother with reading another. The book was almost like meeting up with old friends at a party you had looked forward to but the party just was slightly off. Happy to catch up with old friends but not as much fun as you anticipated. I look forward to Quinn's novels b/c of the humor and the continuity of the stories... the re-appearance of "old friends" but for some reason this novel did not do it for me.

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    just passable

    I have all of Julia Quins books.I have always in joyed Ms.Quins writing in the past but this time A Night Like This fell below my expectations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Love Julia Quinn...

    I absolutely adore her work, yet I felt disappointed after this novel. It was a good read, just not my favorite one she's written. I actually believe this might be my least favorite, as much as it pains me to say. The characters go from meeting to love to quickly, and I felt the book in general was underdeveloped in both plot & characters. It's a good read, dont get me wrong.... juust not a book I'll reach for next time I have a craving for Julia's work.

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