Series: Smythe-Smith Quartet #2
Also in this series: Just Like Heaven, The Sum of All Kisses, The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
Genres: Historical, Romance
Anne Wynter’s job as governess to three highborn young ladies can be a challenge – in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he’s the first man who has truly tempted her, and it’s getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman.
Daniel Smythe-Smith might be in mortal danger, but that’s not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family’s annual musicale, he vows to pursue her. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending …
Giggling out loud equals total win.
Thoughts on A Night Like This
Oh. OH. A book that can make me giggle out loud is always good. And that’s precisely what A Night Like This did, on multiple occasions. The interactions between Anne, Daniel, and his cousins were so much good fun. Sometimes you need a little lightheartedness in your stories.
Especially when both characters have their own secrets and problems.
As the second book in a series, the couple from the first book made an appearance in A Night Like This. In fact, there were overlapping scenes and that just made it all the more entertaining. If you haven’t read Just Like Heaven, though, no worries. A Night Like This is able to be read on its own. But you get more depth to the story with your knowledge of what happens in book 1.
And I liked the way it all rolled and fit together.
Anne’s past (and Daniel’s) made for an intriguing match between the two. But it was sweet and forbidden and rather darling. Which is not a word I use normally, but somehow it seems to fit, so I’m going to stick with it. This is the fourth (I think) book of Julia Quinn’s I’ve read, and while it’s not a heavy hitter like Sarah MacLean or Tessa Dare, Julia Quinn’s books are the perfect kind of escape read when you need something light and fun.