Mistress by Midnight
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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 23rd 2010
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Scandalous Women of the Ton (#3)
I had a hard time getting into this one. After reading the synopsis on the back, I expected the events outlined to progress quickly, but I had read half the book before the accident causing Merryn and Garrick to marry even happened. I think that deviation from my expectations caused me to like this ...
Really enjoyed this book up to the explosion. However, once the h/h were rescued from that, melodrama took over and severely reduced my enjoyment of the book. So - 4 stars for the first part, 2 stars for the last part gets a 3-star average rating.
I liked that in this romance novel there was actually a real reason for the two main characters to have problems. Because, really, if you believed a man killed your brother, you wouldn't be all over him either.And Merryn isn't, she just can't seem to help herself, though if this were the real world ...
Review to follow later this week4/5 Stars
First I have to admit that I didn't read the first two novels in this series, but this didn't lessen my reading joy a bit. I'm a big fan of Nicola Cornick's writing and once again she didn't disappoint. This book is very amusing, with lively dialogues and interesting characters.Merryn is a naive 25-...