Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tempted at Midnight-Jacquie D'Alessandro

Tempted at Midnight
Jacquie D'Alessandro
Berkley, Apr 2009, $7.99
ISBN: 9780425226995

In London Lady Emily Stapleford needs money or she will end up in the poor house. Her choices are to sell her novel or marry rich. She prefers the effort to sell her book starring a female vampire. She is stunned when her publishers reject her work.

Still choosing to lesser of two evils; selling her novel over marrying, Emily decides on a desperate ploy to garner interest in her heroine. She appears as a strange female wandering the night like a vampiress. The Ton is agog with everyone wanting to know who this woman is even as Emily sells her novel. Visiting American businessman Logan Jennsen knows a scam when he sees one and believes Emily has pulled a ruse. As he is beset by a series of accidents, he plans to take advantage of Emily’s scheme to further his business, but neither he nor his authoress expected to fall in love.

The latest Mayfair Ladies Literary Society tale (see SEDUCED AT MIDNIGHT, CONFESSIONS AT MIDNIGHT and SLEEPLESS AT MIDNIGHT) once again will keep the audience up past Midnight an amusing late Regency romance. The whimsical story line is fast-paced from the moment Lady Emily decides on direct public relations with the nocturnal appearance of her vampiress. Logan is her perfect opponent as he plans to take a bite out of the schemer’s plot for his use. Jacquie D'Alessandro provides a delightful Mayfair Ladies Literary Society historical.

Harriet Klausner

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