A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 17 February, 2014 by Amanda / 18 Comments

A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare
Series: Spindle Cove #3
Also in this series: A Night to Surrender, A Week to Be Wicked, Any Duchess Will Do
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

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.


Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,


18 Responses to “A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I’ve only read the first Spindle Cove book, but loved it because ugh, spinsters and unconventional women who smash convention? YES PLEASE.

    Methinks it’s time to get myself in gear and read the rest of this series, you make A Lady By Midnight sound AWESOME.

  2. THORNE!!!! I have such a soft spot for the big, quiet guys that seem so prickly from the outside until you get to know them. I’m so glad you’re loving this series as much as I do Amanda, it always makes me happy when others get addicted to the same books that occupy my mind and heart:)

  3. I just LOVE Tessa Dare. I read this one a bit ago, and my review isn’t up yet (yay for being ahead, right?) but I definitely liked this. It is probably my least favorite of the Spindle Cove books, but I still have the final one to read. I don’t want this amazing series to be over. BUT I’m thinking I’m going to spend next Sunday on my couch read Any Duchess Will Do.

    I definitely loved Thorne’s back story. Totally swoon, that’s for sure. :)

  4. I understand how you felt about reading a really good series and knows it is coming to an end soon… This book sounds good! I’m into historical romance and I think I will like this series too!

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