Series: Spindle Cove #3
Also in this series: A Night to Surrender, A Week to Be Wicked, Any Duchess Will Do
Genres: Historical, Romance
A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making . . .
After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove—but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she’d look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiancé. He claims to have only Kate’s safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?
Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate’s happiness. He wants what’s best for her, and he knows it’s not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It’s the toughest battle of this hardened warrior’s life . . . and the first he seems destined to lose.
I wanted… and Tessa Dare delivered.
Thoughts on A Lady by Midnight
Oh, man. THIS BOOK. Thorne and Kate’s story has roots all the way back in A Night to Surrender, and by book 2, I was itching to get to it. And it was totally worth it when I did. Enough so that I read it in an afternoon. Because how could I not?
Perhaps my favorite part of this book was, um… Thorne and his past. (Ahem. No spoilers.) With Tessa Dare, you know that big, silent, brutish Thorne isn’t any of those things underneath. And uncovering who Thorne really is was a fun endeavor. And Kate got answers to where she came from. (And holy wow, were those some answers.)
These Spindle Cove ladies really aren’t afraid to go after what—or who—they want. And that’s why I love them so much, I think. They smash all of society’s expectations and learn how to define their lives by their terms. And, of course, having strong men felled by the love of a woman never hurts.
A Lady by Midnight is a stellar addition to the Spindle Cove series. And it saddens me—TRULY SADDENS ME—that I only have one more book left in this series to go.