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A Kiss at Midnight | [Eloisa James]

A Kiss at Midnight

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince...and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.
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Publisher's Summary

Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales...or happily ever after.

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince...and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

Gabriel likes his fiancee, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.

Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.

Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble....

Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune....

Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.

©2010 Eloisa James (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Karen DUMFRIES, VA, United States 07-20-11
    Karen DUMFRIES, VA, United States 07-20-11 Member Since 2009

    Graduated college, got a job, got married, traveled, had children. Breathing air and growing hair.

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    "I was charmed and ensnared"

    I adored this story. It was very craftily written and loved how the cinderella theme was an outline for certain events in the book. The narrator was excellent and I will definitely buy more from Eloisa James. Well worth the time and money for an esape.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robbie Huntingdon, TN, United States 04-26-12
    Robbie Huntingdon, TN, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2010

    I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.

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    "Simply Charming"

    This was indeed a charming love story. It's an adult take on the Cinderella story, and a nice one. There is some explicit sexual descriptions, but otherwise the story is, well, sweet and emotional. I particularly liked the heroine, who was a no nonsense sort of girl.

    There were only a couple of things that took a star off this book for me. First (and this could just be me, I've been reading alot of paranormal and fantasy lately), there seemed to be remarkably little action. The book was focused on the love story to pretty much the exclusion of all else. I suppose I just really like the dynamic of the villein and the villein in this story (the wicked stepmother, of course) disappears into the insignificant background shortly after the book begins. That sort of left a vital antagonist from the original Cinderella story on the sidelines, and that didn't work so well for me.

    The narrator did a good job on everything but the male character voices. Never mind the accent (which I agree is missing something), but Gabriel's gruff sexy voice sounded more like a croaky whisper. This by no means makes her performance a failure, but it's a small irritation that comes up every so often and makes me want to grind my teeth every time.

    Overall, I'm happy I got the book, and listening to it was worth my time. It's a feel good happily ever after romance, and if that's what you're looking for, you've found it right here.





    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wayland Baltimore, MD, United States 03-21-11
    Wayland Baltimore, MD, United States 03-21-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Charming"

    The word to best describe this audiobook is charming. It is not a deep story of historic romance, but it is not a shallow retelling of fairtytale. It is a really entertaining story that has to be treated like a fairytale. The romance is extremely descriptive and captivating. If not taken too seriously, this story is an absolute delight and the voice work is superb, though Gabriel does always sound like he was about to die of throat cancer at any moment. I would recommend this book to anyone who needed a nice cheerful light novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 04-13-11
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 04-13-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "Loved it!"

    I enjoyed this book alot. Eloisa is such a good hstoric author. The narrator was ok. But I am a big fan of Rosalyn Landor. I believe the book would have been ever a better listen with her voice

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    DARA "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 05-26-13
    DARA "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 05-26-13 Member Since 2011

    ~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ *** Love Audio Books....Especially Historical Romances *** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain spoilers ~~

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    "Such a Sweet Fairytale"

    I love Cinderella stories and this one was sweet, romantic, and definitely for adults. The sexual tension between Kate and Gabriel builds beautifully in this story and it kept my attention throughout. It isn't so much a historical romance but for those of you who also love the story of Cinderella you will love this! I thought the narration was good. Each character had its own unique voice which I liked. Well done!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tarri United States 04-13-14
    Tarri United States 04-13-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable Cinderella story"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mireille Port Washington, NY, United States 01-08-14
    mireille Port Washington, NY, United States 01-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Sweet Cinderella"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Wonderful story, one of my Eloisa James favorites. Sensual and sweet, great book!


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    sandy Lebanon, CT, United States 12-30-13
    sandy Lebanon, CT, United States 12-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The most enjoyable book I've read in awhile"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rio Missouri 08-11-13
    Rio Missouri 08-11-13 Member Since 2008

    I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.

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    "A quick and easy HR"

    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.

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    Narrator: Susan Duerden
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    Good accent, good distinction in the character's voices, and great pace.

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    Cecillia United States 06-11-13
    Cecillia United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply fantastic"

    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.

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