A Kiss at Midnight

A Kiss at Midnight

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by Eloisa James
     
 

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Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales…or happily ever after.

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince…and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage

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Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales…or happily ever after.

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince…and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

Gabriel likes his fiancée, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.

Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.

Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble…

Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune…

Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062232564
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
234,844
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.06(d)

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Meet the Author

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight. Visit her at www.eloisajames.com.

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A Kiss at Midnight 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 475 reviews.
WantonWoman More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story. Yes, it has the concept of the true Cinderella story but it was so touching that I hated the story to end. I loved Gabriel (The Prince) and Kate (The Cinderella) together. Gabriel was a definite "dream" man...dark, exotic and sensual as heck! Kate was bold, beautiful and wanted desperately for someone to love her. I LOVED the ending...thank you, Eloisa James, for a wonderful read.
emneilsen1 More than 1 year ago
I was blown away by Eloisa James' version of Cinderella. It took the classic story and turned it into such a new and wonderful tale. Maybe Cindy didn't want a prince and maybe the prince has other things on his mind and the rats are definitely different and don't even get me started on the "fairy" godmother. This book has it ALL and I can't say enough good things about it.
MermaidHair More than 1 year ago
I loved Eloisa James' spin on Cinderella. She gives us what we always wanted, a reason for Cinderella and Prince Charming to be so enamored of each other, other than love at first sight. Shared values, sharp minds and great chemistry keep you routing for this couple. A classic tale keeps you anticipating the standard Cinderella plot devices and looking to see how James will tweak them. This is a real charmer - pick it up and it will go on your keepers shelf!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the plot but found the sex to be distracting
LAKN More than 1 year ago
Eloisa James' ideas for all of her fairytale stories is refreshing and very believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was delightfully well written. Even though its love story was oh so cinderella, it took me by surprise. However, due to adult content, I wouldn't reccomend it to thide under the age if 18.
JLLo More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Cinderella story. There were a few rough spots in the writing but overall a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the two main characters. Enjoyable read, would recommend. Very happy ending.
Nagirref More than 1 year ago
I read the first few pages of this as an add on to another book of Eloisa James, so I had to get this one too. I don't normally like 'made up' countries and things like that in my historical romances. BUT - this is easily explained and it takes place in England (thank goodness)! The read is very fast - you just keep turning the pages to see what happens next. I liked the characters, and feel she did a very good job developing individuals I believed in. AND, there is a novella AFTER this one, involving the brother. Another good read!
RomanceReaderForever More than 1 year ago
I loved this take on the Cinderella fairy tale. In fact, it was better than the original story. The heroine (Kate) was not the simple, sweet Cinderella, but, rather, a young woman with plenty of fire, intelligence and wit, as well as a heightened sense of responsibility for her time. The Prince was everything a hero should be including perceptive with a good sense of humor. I was particularly glad that the stepsister was portrayed in a kind light and that she and Kate became close. The dialogue, not just between Kate and Gabriel, but between all the characters (and believe me, there were some characters:-), was outstanding. This was a light, breezy read (no dark angst in this one) and I highly recommend it
oktoberopal More than 1 year ago
I loved it!!! It was a very good spin on the Cinderella fairy tale. I enjoyed reading it and the pages were turning with my interest. Loved the characters. I had a few chuckles while reading it. Definitely worth reading again if you LOVE those feel good stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ireally enjoyed this book. A lot of fun to read. Gives a great deal of thought to the choices we make and what says about our character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best versions of Cinderella i have ever read
Scottish_heart More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and couldn't put it down.
leanie1965 More than 1 year ago
This book is romantic, funny & was a little sad(just for a short time). I found it hard to put down.
StephanieV More than 1 year ago
In the beginning i was iffy on the book but i kept on reading and fell in love with the book! It has the perfect romance and love story in it. I would recommend this book if you love those kinds of stories!
AAR More than 1 year ago
A KISS AT MIDNIGHT by Eloisa James is a amazing fairy tale historical romance set in 1800's England. It is well written with details, depth, page turning, fast paced,and fairy tale come true.The characters are enchanting, strong, witty, and irresistible. Kate, is comely to some, strong, determined, fearless,witty, mistreated by her stepmother, caring, kindhearted,impoverished, and will fall in love with the wonderfully handsome prince. Gabriel, is handsome, kind, family oriented, betrothed to another, a princess who will be able to help his finances,noble, an archgologist, and falling in love with Kate. Kate will meet her godmother, find out about her father who is dead, sacrifice her happiness in order for her prince to fulfill his ambition. Gabriel, will learn true love is worth more than his ambition and a wealthy dowry. This is a wonderful fairy tale, rags to riches story of true love and happiness. This is a keeper book and I would highly recommend. Details can be found at Avon an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Enjoyed the characters. Looking for my own prince Gabriel. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Wardrobe malfunction" Pleazzee!!! I was really enjoying this story until I came across this jarring phrase. It almost caused me to stop reading this book. I don't mind some artistic liberties and a smattering of contemporary language - after all this is a fairy tale. This author says the time period is about 1813; therefore I would prefer the language of that period as much as possible. Overall, I enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! Very cute but not for young readers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Witty & fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining take on the tale of Cinderella. I really enjoyed the two main characters: Gabriel and Kate. I recommend this if you are in the mood for a fun love story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is now one of my favorite books! Very sweet twist on Cinderella story. Characters had very fun personalities!