Midnight's Wild Passion

Midnight's Wild Passion

by Anna Campbell

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“Truly, deeply romantic.”
—Eloisa James

“Anna Campbell is an amazing, daring new voice in romance.”
—Lorraine Heath

The extraordinary Anna Campbell is making her mark in the world of historical romance fiction. New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens calls her dark and captivating stories of love and passion, “Regency noir—different and intriguing,” while USA Today bestseller Kathryn Smith raves that, “Anna Campbell writes with the kind of intense emotion and dark passion that entraps the reader and refuses to let them go until the last page is read.” With Midnight’s Wild Passion, she delights readers once again with a richly emotional story of vengeance, passion, and redemption—as a notorious seducer’s plans to ruin the daughter of his enemy are thwarted by his intended victim’s guardian, a beautiful, worldly wise lady with a weakness for handsome rogues. Fans of Lisa Kleypas and early Catherine Coulter take note: Anna Campbell is definitely your cup of hot and spicy tea!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062079244
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 122,756
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Always a voracious reader, Anna Campbell decided when she was a child that she wanted to be a writer. Her historical romances have been critically acclaimed and have won numerous awards, including the Australian Romance Readers’ Favourite Australian Romance Author from 2009 to 2012, and Favourite Historical Romance for Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed , Untouched, Captive of Sin and My Reckless Surrender. Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed also won Best First Meeting of a Couple, Best Love Scene and Best Cover for 2012. Anna lives in Queensland.

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Midnight's Wild Passion 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Challoner, Marquess of Ranelaw is a man with a mission and nothing is going to stop him from ruining the daughter of the man who destroyed his sister's life and tore his family apart. Granted his family was utter chaos but ruinous situations will be corrected regardless of how many years it takes and who gets hurt. He has been plotting this well calculated revenge for years and he was mere steps away from executing his plan when what should happen to stop Renelaw in his tracks but fate. Now this fate that stepped in looked nothing like what he could have imagined would slow him down as Miss Antonio Smith the young woman's companion and chaperone is not at all appealing. She is dressed in a dowdy and shapeless fashion to keep attention away from herself but she is taking his breath away and Ranelaw cannot explain the reason why. She is not the woman in any of his dreams but the stirring in his heart and thoughts in his head about her are saying otherwise and diverting him from his target. Toni also has a mission and that is to keep rogues like Ranelaw away from charge at any cost but can she keep him away from herself. Ranelaw may be hiding secrets but they are nothing compared to the ones that Toni has walked around with and secreting behind. She lost her family because of her poor decisions banned to a life of servitude. She has accepted her fate in life, will not let it happen to any other girl, and has her own tricks to keep it from happening to another. A man may sweet talk his way into a young woman's favor but a smart companion can stand between them and halt any further discussion. However, the talk toward her from Ranelaw is what has her heart aflutter again and she knows better and can stop herself, but does she want to. Having been at this cross roads before and knowing one road leads to ruin and one to safety which one will she take. Ranelaw seems to speak true and can take a hit and still come back for more yet is that what she wants, another man who says he loves her but does not have the backbone to see it through to marriage. The challenge becomes not what Toni and Ranelaw are doing now but everything that Toni has ever done or known in her past showing up to reclaim her. Does she want the present and a future with Ranelaw or repeat prior mistakes. She has to separate right from wrong and know in fact that the decisions she makes again affect everything she ever will do with every imperfection that makes up her character out for public consumption, again. Anna Campbell put her unique mark of excellence on each historical romance book she writes. This one in particular stands out with its fresh storyline, remarkable characters and never ending surprises the reader does not see coming. The mark of a good book is you are so saddened to have it end and this one brought tears to my eyes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Every once in a while I thought the author was a little long winded on the character's thoughts and I found myself trying to speed read thru the paragraph to see what happened next so I guess in a sense, that's a good thing. This book focuses on a woman who feels her "season" days are over and she's destined to be alone the rest of her life even though she's in her 20's. But she has more inner power than she realizes when she tames a rake and they fall in love. Great book right to the end. I didn't like the Epilogue and found it almost demoralizing with what happened in the carriage ride home. Hmmm, after leaving a convent... really? Other than that, great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in the midst of reading this book. It started with great promise but her writing style is almost tedious at times. She goes into great detail of the mental anguish and thoughts of the character to the point that it's repetitive and unnecessary. You can go a whole page without dialogue between the characters. I have found myself skimming the paragraphs just to get to the dialogue. I loved her first two books and I would recommend them. I would skip this one. Antonia and Nicholas are good characters but the writing style takes away from their story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story as gorgeous as it's cover. Once again Ms. Campbell weaves a powerful tale of passion, redemption and love. Strong characters and blazing hot love scenes keep this story moving at the perfect pace. Clever twists keep it exciting all the way to the emotionally charged happy ever after.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1827 Marquess Nicholas Challoner has waited two decades to avenge the affront Godfrey Demarest did to his sister Eloise, ruining her. He feels he has the perfect an eye for an eye scenario with Demarest's daughter Cassandra making her debut. However, before he begins his seduction, Nicholas has to get passed his target's iron maiden chaperone Antonia Smith. Lady Antonia loathes rakes like Nicholas, who caused her a scandal that destroyed her life. Knowing the Ton cannot see beyond their polite veneer, she wears dull clothing and glasses while insuring her charge does not land in the same trap that left her life devastated. . However Nicholas finds the best laid plans of mice and avenging men often go astray when he wants Lady Antonia. Although she knows a relationship with the philanderer will go nowhere and will cost her reputation as well as her friendship with Cassandra, she accepts his offer of a tryst. Late Regency readers will enjoy Anna Campbell's delightful historical romance, but especially a great late twist. Antonia returns his soul to Nicholas, which he lost when his sister was exiled by their father for her "sin". The rest of the strong cast turns Midnight's Wild Passion into a powerful nineteenth century romance. Harriet Klausner
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reesa00 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I normally love Anna Campbell's books but something was missing from this one. However, despite that, her writing is always so strong that it was an enjoyable read. I think the characters were what was most disappointing to me about this book. I wanted to like Nicholas, the hero, but felt like I didn't get a complete picture of him until the end. Nicholas seemed mean at the beginning of the book or at least portrayed as mean despite contradictory actions. He seemed like a caricature of a rake and I had a hard time believing some of his actions. Antonia could have been interesting and had sparks of interest in her life but there were too many gaps. Not sure how to explain this but the book was just missing something in the hero and heroine that could have made it spectacular.
Laura_Polito_McEleney More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I haven't read this book before! I thought I had all of Anna Campbell's novels (just to be on the safe side I went through her book list and bought the ones I didn't have). Anna Campbell is one of those authors that when I see a new book of hers on the shelf I will buy, just because I know it will be a great read :) Midnight's Wild Passion is no exception. Her characters are so real and her stories are so good when that you start reading you have to finish, even if it takes you reading into the wee hours of the morning. Nicholas and Antonia are one of my top 10 couples, and considering I've been reading romance novels for 30 years that is saying something! The story takes so many twists and turns that just when you think they will have their happily ever after WHAM! something happens to disrupt it. Normally that would irritate me, because honestly how many times can the bad guy wreak havoc before you just want the hero to challenge him to a duel and put an end to him, but this time I loved every minute of it. I didn't want their story to end. There isn't really the "token" villain that is conspiring to keep them apart but there are villains that keep the plot line interesting, not that it needed it. In the end it's the well written characters and well fleshed out story lines that keep me coming back to Anna Campbell's books. So if, like me, you somehow missed this book, I would highly recommend buying it....or if it's been sitting on your shelf for a few years, dust it off and read it again....fall in love with Nicholas and Antonia all over again.
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Anna Campbell again follows her formula. She's starting to repeat words, scenes, and dialog from previous works. I really think her multi-chapter sex scenes must be filler for her to eke out a 300+ page book.
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This is the first book that I've read that was written by Anna Campbell, but it won't be the last. This is the story of Antonia, a woman who has hidden her identity for 10 years to protect her family from scandal. She disguises herself with glasses and frumpy clothes and works as her cousin's companion under an assumed name. Nicholas, the Marquess of Ranelaw, has been biding his time until he could exact revenge against the man who ruined and abandoned his sister 20 years ago. He sees Antonia as the way to achieve this revenge. The only problem with this scenario is the attraction that develops between these two. Can they overcome their pasts and embrace the future that seems just out of reach? 3+ steam PSP
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DidYouSmellIt More than 1 year ago
Well paced, fun read.
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
The title doesn't lie. This book is a wild passion full of drama, tension, secrets and engaging characters. Loved every page.
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Great book. Really enjoyed getting caught up in the story.
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I love this author, will read all of her books.
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