A Night Like This
May 29, 2012
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Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is . . .
But she’s managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge—in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy—no one is sure), and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he’s the first man who has truly tempted her, and it’s getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman.
Daniel Smythe-Smith Might be in mortal danger . . .
But that’s not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family’s annual musicale, he vows to pursue her, even if that means spending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she’s a unicorn. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending . . .
About The Author:
Perennial bestseller Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a da Vinci long before there was a code.
Her most recent novel, The Lost Duke of Wyndham, reached #2 on the New York Times bestseller list.
I adore Julia Quinn’s novels! Each book brings something fresh, new and addictive. She fills her stories, like this one, with lovable characters, witty sass and a plot line that sweeps you off your feet and takes you back in time. From start to finish, you’re unable to close the book, and before you know it, you’re at the end, saying goodbye to friends.
Daniel Smythe-Smith is new to the Earl business, and in a drunken stupor, challenges his friend to a duel after a card game gone sour. Slipping in wet grass, with his finger on the trigger, Daniel accidentally pulls the trigger. Wanting to make amends, he tries to apologize to the father, but the father threatens his life. No other choice, Daniel leaves for the Continent and is gone for 3 years. Now, he’s back and, walking into a musicale performance, lays eyes on the beautiful Anne Wynter.
Anne Wynter, governess to Daniel’s cousins, slips away after a musicale performance that she subbed for one of the cousins. She flees in to the darkened hallway only to be confronted with Daniel, the handsome Earl who has been gone for 3 years. She can’t help but feel the attraction and accepts a kiss from him. But, her standing as a governess and his as an Earl leave her feeling that they can’t ever kiss again.
Daniel Smythe-Smith and Anne Wynter are characters that are both witty and complex. Both of the sweet, lovable characters come with secrets that will change lives. Daniel is determined to pursue the beautiful governess, and Anne is determined to steer clear and keep her secrets hidden. But, when lives are once again threatened, Daniel will do what it takes to protect them, and to claim Anne as his true love.
I definitely recommend this 4 Book worthy novel to everyone who loves sass, romance and fun in a historical read. You’ll be captivated instantly and become a part of the Smythe-Smith’s family. From start to finish, it’s a whirlwind ride of fun, and I am anxiously awaiting the next Julia Quinn novel!