His at Night

His at Night

by Sherry Thomas
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Overview

His at Night by Sherry Thomas

Love is hottest in the darkness before dawn.
 
Elissande Edgerton is a desperate woman, a virtual prisoner in the home of her tyrannical uncle. Only through marriage can she claim the freedom she craves. But how to catch the perfect man?

Lord Vere is used to baiting irresistible traps. As a secret agent for the government, he’s tracked down some of the most devious criminals in London, all the while maintaining his cover as one of Society’s most harmless—and idiotic—bachelors. But nothing can prepare him for the scandal of being ensnared by Elissande.

Forced into a marriage of convenience, Elissande and Vere are each about to discover that they’re not the only one with a hidden agenda. With seduction their only weapon—and a dark secret from the past endangering both their lives—can they learn to trust each other even as they surrender to a passion that won’t be denied?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553906325
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 89,443
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sherry Thomas burst onto the romance scene with Private Arrangements, one of the most anticipated debut historical romances in recent history and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year book. Lisa Kleypas calls her “the most powerfully original historical romance author working today.” Her books have received stellar reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Romantic Times, along with enthusiastic praises from many of the most highly trafficked romance review websites and blogs.

Her story is all the more interesting given that English is Sherry's second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger's Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys creating stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.


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His at Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Lindscb More than 1 year ago
I gave this book 5 stars for the category of romances. It isn't great literature by any means, but way above par for romances. His at Night is a great read full of enjoyable characters that are actually developed to some degree. You know who the characters are and why they act the way they do. The writing is engaging and witty. I actually laughed out loud a few times. This book is pretty light on swearing and isn't as steamy as a lot of other romances, but still much better than the vast majority of romances out there. If you are tired of hearing people described as "scrumptious" or emotions "tearing, scorching, ripping, or slamming through" people, this is a book the check out.
BeeMac More than 1 year ago
This is my first Sherry Thomas book, but I will be looking for more. Orphaned Elissande lives with her aunt and uncle, and the uncle is a real terror. When an unexpected group of guests descend on her (during her uncle's absence) due to an infestation of rats at a neighboring house, Elissande sees her chance of escape. If she can convince one of the gentleman to marry her, she will be free and will also free her invalid aunt of her uncle's menacing ways. However, the plot thickens rapidly. Everyone is not what they seem.
Joykins More than 1 year ago
The Marquess of Vere is a secret agent of sorts. In public, he plays a bumbling idiot. In private he is a helps police and detectives solve cases. He's been doing this for years and years and not even his family and closest friends know that he is living a lie. When he meets Miss Elissande Douglas--the niece of a suspect in a case--he immediately recognizes that she is acting a role, but underestimates her desire to escape her uncle's household and protect her invalid aunt, which leaves him vulnerable when she traps him into an undesired marriage. And it doesn't take her long to see the truth under her husband's mask. Thomas's strength lies in portraying these complex--and not always completely likeable-- characters in complex relationships and emotionally intense situations without making you lose faith in their eventual happiness.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Her Uncle Edmund Douglas keeps Elissande Edgerton locked away at his home so she can care for his wife, her aunt who is a pale pathetic laudanum addict. Elissande's goal is to never be her aunt, but if she remains under Uncle Edmund's tyrannical care she will be her aunt. She knows her only safe escape is marriage though that can be a risky proposition. However, she cannot even take a chance on that option as her uncle entertains no one and never allows her to go to the galas. When the neighbor's home is infested by a large rat population, her uncle is forced to host the guests of a house party. One of the attendees is inane big mouth Lord Vere who is apparently an expert on nothing except releasing rodents; even his brother cannot understand what happened to him that turned him into the fool. However, no one understands he performs as the fool as an undercover means to catch vicious criminals. He feels the real fool when Elissande, selecting an idiot, brazenly enters his bedroom causing a scandal that leads to marriage. However, she quickly realizes her husband is brilliant as love and his inquiry lead to danger for both of them. His at Night is a superb historical romance starring a masquerading fool and the woman who sees past his façade. Fast-paced, readers will relish this entertaining tale as love rips away the masquerade of the hero, but also places his beloved in terrible danger. Sherry Thomas' tale is a winner for sub-genre fans, Harriet Klausner
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KristenR More than 1 year ago
Delightful
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Generally, in historical romances, the heroine has to hide her intelligence from society in order to attract a man. Here, the hero has developed the persona of an idiot to do the Crown's work. Unfortunately for him, while working up a case, he meets the love of his life. Luckily for him, the heroine is desperate enough to marry a man she considers stupid in order to get her and her aunt out of a violent situation. Unfortunate for her, the hero is disgusted that she's willing to lower herself in such a way. And so begins their unlikely love story. It was a cute, quick read. Not always a fan for Sherry Thomas and so this one was one that pleasantly surprised me.
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Great title-
1VAReader More than 1 year ago
This book has an unusual twist. It is not often that the hero plays an idiot. Good dialogue and hot romance. Would not rate it higher than three stars.
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