Mine Till Midnight
St. Martin's, Oct 2007, $7.99
In1848 London Amelia Hathaway is worried about her brother Leo who apparently vanished after visiting West End gambling hells and brothels. Desperate to find her sibling, she asks half-Gypsy club owner Cam Rohan to find him.
Meanwhile Amelia and her family visit their recently inherited house outside of London. Cam happens to be nearby visiting a neighbor of the Hathaways. He is attracted to Amelia so he begins seeing her in spite of some doubts about her eccentric relatives. He gently woos her while helping her and her sisters restore the neglected estate. Already in love with her persistent but kind suitor, Amelia knows he is the one for her as he helps her family as much as her.
Although a former suitor trying to “win” Amelia’s hand for diabolical reasons adds some unneeded suspense to the terrific plot, fans of Lisa Kleypas’ Wallflower saga will appreciate MINE TILL MIDNIGHT. In fact the hero Cam played a secondary role in THE DEVIL IN WINTER. The story line is fast-paced, but it is the relationship between the lead couple as the strong seemingly tough Cam is gentle with the innocent but courageous Amelia. This is an entertaining Victorian romance.