Title: A Kiss At Midnight
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Eloisa James
Source: Kindle $.99
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Miss Kate Daltry doesn’t believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after.
Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he’s anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.
Gabriel likes his fiancée, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn’t love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.
Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.
This was most definitely a reimagined CINDERELLA story. There was a long sensuous build up to the H/h falling in love. Well….it took them two or three days. Eloisa James is a master at making us fall in love with her heroes and at the same time rooting for her heroine’s happily ever after. All through the book we are on pins and needles wondering how our lovers will find a way to be together. This is a fairytale and, delightfully, we are not treated to silliness so often found in books of this sort. This was pure romance; even the godmother was a down to earth breath of fresh air. The step-sister was lovely not cruel. The step mother was definitely nasty. The Prince was hunky and handsome and of course, Kate went from ordinary to beautiful.
Recommended for all romantics.