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A Kiss at Midnight....Loved this story so much! It was a really good book and loved the narrator. I've been hesitant to listen to her because in a few of her prior story narrations she's been breathy, but not in this story. The descriptions and overall story was a 5 star for me.
My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a great Cinderella story. It has so many great characters & excellent story line. This book is a beautiful love story, sensual, exciting, tender & sweet. I absolutely loved it.
I don't ever do spoilers. I will say the moment he realizes he can't live without her made me cry. The leading man is every girls dream!
You won't be disappointed!
Read from February 04 to 17, 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed this Cinderella retelling. It's the first general-market romance novel I've read in some time in which the author actually took the time to develop the relationship between the hero and heroine before they fell into bed together (first time was more than midway through the book). I also quite liked both of the characters, and each was well-developed with unique personalities. This was my first Eloisa James book and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of them.
UPDATE: Apparently this was a one-off for me with Eloisa James. I tried reading the subsequent books in this series and while I did finish When Beauty Tamed the Beast and it was okay, I quit The Duke is Mine only part of the way through because I couldn't stand the heroine. In reading reviews of her books, it seems like those who love the later books in the series (or other books by James) didn't like this one very much. So if you've read and enjoyed other books by EJ, apparently this one is a departure from her normal writing style.
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.
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!