I rarely read historical romances anymore, but I did this one. The characters were very likeable and, as a reader/listener, I felt for the plight of Kate who had to fight for all people of her estate, at the expense of her own happiness.
I liked that the evil stepsister was not evil at all and the stepmother deserves a big wart on the end of her nose. I liked that Kate was not one of those shy wallflowers who only comes alive when she meets the prince.
The narrator was even better than the story. Very enjoyable.
Wonderful story, one of my Eloisa James favorites. Sensual and sweet, great book!
I loved Kate, she is a refreshing , strong and beautiful heroine. I couldn't put this book down. All I can say is it made me laugh and I will definitely read the whole series. The narrator was great.
A nice in-between read that entertained my need for HR. Nothing really stuck out for me in this tale because it had the usual elements in most HR and the execution wasn't overly complex. The book went by really quickly for me and I look forward to reading the next installment.
Narrator: Susan Duerden
Good accent, good distinction in the character's voices, and great pace.
This may be my very favorite romance EVER. I love the cinderella take on the story and Kate, well....Kate is first rate and I adore her character. I would highly recommend this story to anyone who likes this genre. I also love English accents so the narration was perfect.
One of the best books I've heard.
A fairy tale love story of an impoverished Prince who is to be wed to a wealthy Russian Princess, after falling in love with another.
With only money enough to care for his responsibilities (aunts, uncles, brothers, cousins, servants, estate upkeep, and a menagerie with elephant, monkey and lion) for a few months, he must marry quickly, sacrificing his heart for his responsibilities.
The talented Susan Duerden's performance, read with such feeling, had me laughing at times, and shedding a tear at others. She was the perfect narrator for this book.
Any Historical Romance lover should enjoy A Kiss at Midnight!
Fairytales never shared this much heat! Fun and heartwarming.
The rescue from the lake was a daring turning point.
Gabriel's hot wanton voice
Finding true love among the shard of the discarded.
A nice enjoyable Cinderella story. I enjoyed the book and I agree with other reviews as fluff for the ears. LOL
This was my first Eloisa James book and I found it to be a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend it!
Eloisa James books remind me of all the things I love about Susan Elizabeth Phillips books: witt, romance, a little heart break and interesting characters.
All of the characters had distinct, pleasing voices.
This book was an absolute joy to listen to! James does a great job creating a fresh take on one of the world's most popular fairy tales. However, be forewarned, like many of James' other books that it is definitely an "adult" read. Although calling it erotica would be too strong it is a very "hot" version of Cinderella. Lots of tension and build up that leads to a great ending. MUST read for any fantasy or romance reader. Very well done!