MISTRESS BY MIDNIGHT
- Pub. Date: November 2010
- Publisher: Harlequin
- Series: Scandalous Women of the Ton Series
- ISBN-13: 9780373774883
- ISBN: 0373774885
From the Publisher
Merryn Fenner is on a mission to ruin the Duke of Farne. A beautiful bluestocking with a penchant for justice, Merryn has waited ten years to satisfy her revenge against sensual, mysterious Garrick Northesk. Her family name had been tarnished at his hands, her life destroyed. And now she intends to return the favor—by finding the true heir to the duke’s title and disinheriting Garrick.
Yet when a disaster traps Merryn and Garrick together, white-hot desire stirs between the two sworn enemies. Her reputation utterly compromised, Merryn is forced to do the one thing she cannot bear: accept the scandalous marriage proposal of the man she has vowed to ruin.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!
MISTRESS BY MIDNIGHT by Nicola Cornick is a wonderful historical romance set in 1814 London. It is the third in the “Scandalous Women of the Ton”,(#1 Whisper of Scandal,#2 One Wicked Sin”) but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with depth,details,fast paced, page turning and the plot is easy to follow with twists and turns. It has romance,passion,secrets,regrets,witty banter between the hero and heroine,action,danger,sweet sensuality, healing,redemption desire,vengeance, a vendetta,disaster, finding out the truth, and finding true love against the odds. The hero, Garrick, is handsome,haunted by the past,killed his best friend,lost his wife twelve years earlier,sexy,has secrets,and regrets.The heroine,Merryn, is beautiful,strong-willed,plain in the eyes of others,has a vendetta against Garrick(he killed her brother during a duel),looking for the truth,has secrets of her own and regrets. When they first meet sparks begin to fit with witty banter,and mistrust. After a disaster leaves them trapped together,they learn that not only do they have a strong attraction for each other. But one must try to keep a long ago secret that could destroy the innocence of others.And one must find the truth about her brother’s death.When they are found in a comprising position,Garrick ask Merryn’s hand in marriage.At first she refuses,but soon learns her feelings have actually changed and she is falling in love with him,but she must find out the truth of that long ago day when her brother was killed.Garrick wants to tell her the truth,but is obligated to keep a secret,finds he is being pulled apart by his actions. He is falling in love with Merryn.Will the truth of long ago finally come out and heal third families?This is a must read series with witty banter between the hero and heroine,a dark secret that could destroy the innocent,a promise that could destroy the love between the hero and heroine or all the secrets be revealed and help heal three families.I would highly recommend this book for it is full of passion,desire,and healing.This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and details can be found at Harlequin.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn