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Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Midnight Dance by Lila DiPasqua: Book Review

A Midnight Dance
by Lila DiPasqua
Penguin Books
ISBN: 978-0-425-24198-1
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Description: HISTORICAL ROMANCE. Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy story that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince…and make him pay.

Born into wealth, Sabine Laurent and her twin sister lived a life of luxury, their father’s prestigious theater frequented by royalty and aristocracy alike. And Sabine dreamed of her own prince charming—the devastatingly handsome Jules de Moutier.

That was before the loss of her sister and her family’s fall from grace—a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father’s death, she’s inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine’s eccentric friends—the balance of her father’s acting troupe—she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake—and make away with a fortune.

Resisting Jules’s skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince…

The Good Stuff
  • Extremely steamy
  • Devilish rakes -- love me them bad boys
  • Exciting fast paced storyline
  • The perfect book for a hot summer night or for lounging on the beach - not to mention could warm up a cold Canadian winters night too
  • Will definitely be checking out more books by Lila
  • Historical romance - which I am a sucker for -- as long as there isn't too much mushy love story -- think I am too practical for the mush
  • Was impressed with the character development of Jules
  • Did I mention charming sexy rakes and lots of steamy scenes - made me blush
  • Some fun scenes that will make you smile
  • Pure escapist fun with hot sexy bad boys - whats not to like
The Not so Good Stuff
  • Yeah the Cinderella connection is extremely slim and really couldn't see the point of putting it in - just didn't ring true for me
  • Some of the terms used in the naughty bits seemed too base for a historical romance - but hey I'm used to Bertrice Smalls descriptions so just a personal preference thing
  • Um -- unbelievable deflowering of the virgin -- just saying the first time is usually a little more painful -- than again based on personal experience -- damn wish my 1st was like that!
Favorite Quotes/Passages

"Don't let it swell your arrogant head. I was young. And I erred in the name. I shouldn't have called you "Dark Prince" "The Prince of Darkness" suits you better."

"The witch beamed. "You're definitely my least-despised Aristo!"

Pages 251 - 255 - Can't type them out would have to put an NC 17 rating on this blog if I did - but all I can say is -umm - yes please especially if its with Daniel Craig

Who should/shouldn't read
  • Not for the prudish
  • Fans of Bertrice Small will enjoy
  • Perfect for historical romance lovers
4 Dewey's

I received this from Penguin in exchange for an honest review -- hubby says Thanks LOL!

1 comment:

  1. I love good historical romances and if your husband it appreciative I'll have to get my hands on this one!