Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Midnight’s Wild Passion-Anna Campbell

Midnight’s Wild Passion
Anna Campbell
Avon, Apr 26 2011, $7.99
ISBN: 9780061684302

In 1827 Marquess Nicholas Challoner has waited two decades to avenge the affront Godfrey Demarest did to his sister Eloise, ruining her. He feels he has the perfect an eye for an eye scenario with Demarest’s daughter Cassandra making her debut.

However, before he begins his seduction, Nicholas has to get passed his target’s iron maiden chaperone Antonia Smith. Lady Antonia loathes rakes like Nicholas, who caused her a scandal that destroyed her life. Knowing the Ton cannot see beyond their polite veneer, she wears dull clothing and glasses while insuring her charge does not land in the same trap that left her life devastated. . However Nicholas finds the best laid plans of mice and avenging men often go astray when he wants Lady Antonia. Although she knows a relationship with the philanderer will go nowhere and will cost her reputation as well as her friendship with Cassandra, she accepts his offer of a tryst.

Late Regency readers will enjoy Anna Campbell’s delightful historical romance, but especially a great late twist. Antonia returns his soul to Nicholas, which he lost when his sister was exiled by their father for her “sin”. The rest of the strong cast turns Midnight’s Wild Passion into a powerful nineteenth century romance.

Harriet Klausner

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