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Publisher's Summary

Elissande Edgerton is a desperate woman, a virtual prisoner in the home of her tyrannical uncle. Only through marriage can she claim the freedom she craves. But how to catch the perfect man?

Lord Vere is used to baiting irresistible traps. As a secret agent for the government, he's tracked down some of the most devious criminals in London, all the while maintaining his cover as one of society's most harmless - and idiotic - bachelors. But nothing can prepare him for the scandal of being ensnared by Elissande. Forced into a marriage of convenience, Elissande and Vere are each about to discover that they're not the only ones with a hidden agenda. With seduction their only weapon - and a dark secret from the past endangering both their lives - can they learn to trust each other even as they surrender to a passion that won't be denied?

©2010 Sherry Thomas (P)2014 Tantor

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The title is SO random!!

I throughly enjoyed this book! The title and summary somehow put me off for a time. Eventually I gave in to curiosity and got it and am glad of it.
I thought the idiot premise sounded....well.... idiotic! But it totally worked. I could 'see' all the colorful characters and heard them as well. The mystery was a good one and the telling of it very well done.
I usually prefer a story taking place much earlier in history. I'm very partial to a time before phones and railways and even electricity and telegraphs. Yet I can safely say that the historical dates of this romance did not hinder my enjoyment at all, which is saying something!

NARRATOR : Wonderful! I enjoy Kate Reading and wish she did more. Her voices are distinct and the subtleties contained in each are expert! Phrasing, cadence, speed, all perfect. I heard the story and people in it and not her, which is how it should be! Her delivery is realistic. There are no mouthy sounds, pronounciation errors, or distracting facets to her performance. She has become one of my favorites.

CREDITWORTHY? : YES!

HEAT FACTOR?: Steamy, but very appropriately to the story without drawing it out or being vulgar.

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Had so much potential

This book started off so well but was a let down in the end. Every character showed so much promise but was not fully explored. Hero’s initial infatuation with the heroine disappeared too soon - it would’ve been nice to see him love her despite himself. He was way too unsympathetic about her situation and why she did what she did. I wanted to see her leave him and have him suffer and grovel before she took him back. Overall, his motivations were never clear. Some authors do so well with portraying yearning and desire in a romance - such as Mary Balogh, Judith McNaught , Laura Kinsale - For me, this work by sherry Thomas didn’t reach that potential. This was my first read by this author though - I may try one more before I give up on this author.

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Meh

It was okay. Story was a bit boring somehow.. I've only listened to Kate reading in the lady Sherlock series and lets just say she's better suited to a robotic maybe on the autism spectrum characters. Wasn't torture, just very robotic, can't ever quite get past how peculiar she sounds.

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I love this book..

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I first read this book February 11th 2013 and reviewed it the very next day. I loved this book so much that when I saw it on audible I had to get it and listen to it to see if it was as good as just reading it. Well, it was still wonderful.
I still loved Vere/Penny and Elissande, Freddy, the best brother ever, and Angelica, Mrs. Douglas, Holbrooke and the very patient Detective Nevinson. I have to tell you, Mr. Edmund Douglas was just a murderous creep.
An all-around wonderful love story with great characters and some great sex.

As to the narrator: Ms. Reading did a terrific job and I will definitely listen to her again.

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Entertaining

This was a nice story overall. The first half was absolutely hilarious and I had hopes of the story/narration being an all time favorite. Though it ended up being an entertaining book throughout, the first half was brilliant. Both the writing and narration were simply genius - I could not stop smiling or put it down. Despite the fun plot falling a bit flat, I still recommend as a lovely story. Looking forward to the next!

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Entertaining throughout

I did enjoy this book and felt like it did well at not having any dull or filler in moments. it was consistently entertaining. I liked the first half of the book but didn't enjoy the relationship between the two characters for the last half of the book. Mostly how the male character was so in love with her but didn't let himself love her type thing. Wish there where different reasons rather than what his reasons where. The books ending was thrilling and I enjoyed it.

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One of the nicest romances I have hear in ages. Great narration. Well worth while.

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Great story!

Don’t let the title fool you. This is a well written, interesting book with like-able characters. Narrator is one of my favorites!

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I LOVE this book!!!

I've listened to it about 5 times in the past week. The anger, passion, mystery. layered plots, suspense and love are simply worded together magnificently! Never have I listened to a another story so soon after the first completion. 100% to the writing and 150% to the reader. Thank you!!!

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Wonderful

I enjoyed this novel because of its wit and its nod to the Scarlet Pimpernel. I don’t know whether that was intentional or not but it was wonderfully done.

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  • Alexandra
  • 09-16-15

great listen - his at night

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

One to equal Lord of Scoundrels. Great story. Great author. Great reader.

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more historical romances by this author - but please keep Kate Reading as reader

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  • Ellie g
  • 01-08-19

Almost gave up on this story...

.... so glad I didnt. Kate Reading is a joy and held me in spite of my irritation at times, with one of the characters. As the story with all its twists and turns progressed I felt engaged with the same character and found parts of the tale so laugh out loud funny. Soulful and romantic, satisfying and unusual. I loved it and couldnt stop listening.

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  • Mrs. Maher
  • 05-20-17

Too boring to finish

Just wasn't able to finish the story. Found it too boring. Too many repeated plot description

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  • aya
  • 09-23-16

Why did my audiobook skip?

What would have made His at Night better?

It would have improved matters a little if it didn't skip so much although I have to admit the story was quite ridiculous. I simply cannot believe that the main character managed dupe his friends, family, staff etc. for so long. Also author didn't make it clear when the accident happened - the whole business surrounding his accident and when he made his choice to act like an idiot around his family was unclear.

What was most disappointing about Sherry Thomas’s story?

The storyline also the unsympathetic hero and the romance in general was a bit of a bore.

Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. Kate always does well.

What character would you cut from His at Night?

would like a better hero. Also could have done without the secondary romance between hero's brother and his childhood friend

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  • Caz
  • 06-21-15

Fantastic story, fantastic narration

I love Sherry Thomas' writing, but even when set against so many wonderful books, this is one of her best.

Kate Reading's narration is simply flawless.

A real treat for fans of historical romance in audio.