Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Rake's Midnight Kiss by Anna Campbell

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Sons of Sin #2
Publication Date: 27th August 2013
Pages: 395
Book Source: ARC courtesy Anna Campbell

Synopsis: It Takes A Lady

Brilliant scholar Genevieve Barrett knows how to keep a secret. Her identity as the author of her father's academic articles has always been her greatest deception—until a charming housebreaker tries to steal the mysterious Harmsworth Jewel from her. She doesn't reveal that she recognizes her father's devastatingly handsome new student as the thief himself. For Genevieve, this will be the most seductive secret of all...

To Catch A Thief

Sir Richard Harmsworth has been living a lie, maintaining a rakish façade to show society that he doesn't care about his status as a bastard. Yet long haunted by his unknown father's identity, Richard believes the Harmsworth Jewel will confirm his claim as the rightful heir. But when Richard sets out to seduce the bookworm who possesses the stone, he instead falls for its beautiful owner. But even as she steals Richard's heart, Genevieve will be in greater danger than her coveted treasure...

My Thoughts:
A Rake's Midnight Kiss, the 2nd installment in the Sons of Sin series, was the perfect feel-good read and Anna Campbell's writing an absolute treat. The tension simmered and bubbled until I was practically popping with anticipation. 

Richard Harmsworth gets more than he bargains for when he breaks into the vicarage, then masquerades as Christopher Evans in order to procure the Harmsworth Jewel owned by vicar's daughter, Genevieve Barrett. The taint of Richard's bastardy sets him to proving his claim as heir, putting an end to society's snearing ridicule. But intelligent, sassy, bluestocking Genevieve is more than a match for Richard and his half-baked scheme. 

I loved the plot, the adventure and danger, the heady mix of sarcasm, amusing banter and searing sexual tension and I loved Richard and Genevieve, they're on my favourite couples list ... they're going to take some beating, hope you're up for it Anna ;)

"I don't know why I bother with you."
"I'm entertaining?" he said hopefully, stroking Hecuba. The other night, Genevieve had purred.  Too fleetingly.
"No that can't be it," she said flatly. She tugged the needle free and placed two more clumsy stitches into her sampler.
"You're making progress."
She didn't look up. "If my hands are occupied, it keeps me from wringing your neck."

Why should you read it? ... it's deliciously naughty, romantic, saucy, funny and I loved it! Good enough? I spent half the book giggling and the other half fanning myself ... a little overheating never hurt anyone. Nothing better than a book that makes you smile and when you finish you want to start all over again. Sooo looking forward to Cam's story in book 3. 

See my review of the 1st book in the series SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE'S BED.

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  1. I am so slow, I need to read the 2 I got by her

  2. Ah, Anna! I do love an historical romance that is witty, humorous and sensuous. That says it all about why I love to read historical romances. The repartee, sometimes a mystery, always sexual tension and an HEA. Swoon. jdh2690@gmail.com

  3. I just adore the cover of Anna Campbell's latest...and I can't wait to get reading. So pleased you loved it.

    1. this one seriously cheered me up Karen, now I'm busting for Cam's story lol

  4. "deliciously naughty, romantic, saucy, funny" all things I love in a romance!

  5. I love the sound of this one. I have been craving more romance on my TBR. Adding the first in series to the list. Thank you for your review.
    -Dilettantish Reader


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