Title: A Night Like This
Author: Julia Quinn
Review: It is official! I am a huge regency romance fan!! I should have realized that after I read Pride and Prejudice a dozen times. This book is a great romance with hot men and beautiful women who have issues and cannot allow themselves to fall for the hot man. Rescues, stolen kisses, death threats and a bit of sex, everything that makes a romance a romance.
I am a sucker for a man that falls for a women and then does everything in his power to make her his. Yes this is one of those romances and I have to say that it is a good one. I did not expect an intellectual story, or to learn something new. I knew that this book would be a romance and it is a great one of those. The description of the houses, clothes, dishes, expectations of the day…all of these were clear and I enjoyed this book.
I will be reading this author again and putting her name on my top regency romance author lists. A wonderful look at the regency era and the rules that governed those of nobility and gentry. If you enjoy this type of romance you will love this one….give it a try it reads really fast.
Publisher: Published May 29th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
Quick Review: 4 Stars out of 5.
Where Did I Get the Book: Sent by the TLC Tour for review.
Synopsis: Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is…
But she's managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job 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 that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy—no one is sure), 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, even if that means spending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she's a unicorn. 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…
Author Biography: #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.
Ms. Quinn's books have been translated into 22 languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. More recently, her novel What Happens in London was selected by the American Library Association for a RUSA Award, honoring the best in genre fiction.
In 2010, Ms. Quinn won her third RITA award in four years and became the youngest member of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame.