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

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

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by Julia Quinn
     
 

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Nora Roberts calls Julia Quinn’s novels, “Delightful.” The #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the irresistible Bridgerton family, Quinn offers historical romance readers new delights with A Night Like This—the second book (following the phenomenal Just Like Heaven) to feature the affairs, romantic and melodic, of the

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Nora Roberts calls Julia Quinn’s novels, “Delightful.” The #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the irresistible Bridgerton family, Quinn offers historical romance readers new delights with A Night Like This—the second book (following the phenomenal Just Like Heaven) to feature the affairs, romantic and melodic, of the endearing, if painfully untalented, Smythe-Smith musicians. On A Night Like This in Regency England, anything can happen, especially when a beautiful pianist sitting in at the annual Smythe-Smith musicale catches the eye of a haunted, hunted man in desperate need of redemption. There is simply no author in the realm of historical romance fiction hotter than the remarkable Julia Quinn—and anyone who has ever been swept away by the love stories of Amanda Quick, Lisa Kleypas, or Jill Barnett will cherish A Night Like This.

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Long-time Quinn fans remember the Smythe-Smith family from her popular series about the Bridgertons. In this second book in the more recent series (after Just Like Heaven), she focuses on the burgeoning relationship between Daniel, the lone Smythe-Smith brother, and governess Anne Wynter. VERDICT A governess and an exiled Earl? This is, of course, the perfect pairing for a Quinn novel, as usual full of fantastic characters and a sweet and spicy romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062072900
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Series:
Smythe-Smith Quartet Series, #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
127,492
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)

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Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since.

The New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

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A Night Like This 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 134 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Will my heartfelt dreams ever be fulfilled? Running, hiding, and always looking over your shoulder are no way to live. Both Daniel Smythe-Smith, the Earl of Winstead and Anne Wynter have been chasing and trying not to be noticed for too many years. Daniel is finally free of his demon, or so he hopes and finds Anne just when things are looking up is no coincidence. Anne’s poor decisions created a situation where she cannot reveal her true identity. She needs the governess job she holds to make sure she can survive and still looks over her shoulder every moment of the day. Daniel is more than a distraction for her; he is a complete and total obsession. The feelings are mutual for both of them and they know the obstacles. The question becomes which one will have the good sense to stop a relationship before it starts. Anne will allow one kiss to hopefully put a stop to it all but that one moment of bliss is the heart of every magical moment either of them could have imagined. Daniel will pursue, Anne will taunt, and both will make wishes upon stars in the night. But will any of it fulfill their desire to be together. What Daniel wants he normally achieves but this time the hurdles are society as well as family with both proving to be daunting opponents what the heart wants. When Daniel becomes Anne’s protector and they both show how strong they are together perhaps, the walls between them can come down. Julia Quinn has the ability to take the written word and turn it into a magical experience. Readers are always treated to the joy of romance and the passion that comes from the simple touch of a hand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a book that makes me laugh so hard my dog walks off in a huff. A lovely feel good love story. I cannot wait for the next.
Sillysally More than 1 year ago
This was a great read that kept me entranced. I am a Julia Quinn fan and I have read all of her books. I thought this was better than her last. I love romances that contain characters that actually converse and laugh. The dialogue in this book was quick witted and funny. Plus, I'm a sucker for the damsel in distress, so I fell for this hook, line, and sinker. It was nice that the damsel had a brain. Way to go Julia!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing! I read all of Julia Quinn's books and they are fun, light, and very enjoyable. This book was terrible. I had a difficult time believing this was her writing...it was so bad! I will think twice before buying her next book!
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very good book!
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Very interest catching. Holds your interest throughout the whole book. A must read!
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I bloody well think this book is boring boring you hear boring that's just what it is hm I gust liked how the covering looked and bloody well good coluring on the top cover I guess but still a not good book hm
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Loved this book. Great addition to the series. Made me laugh and cry.
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