Jan 19, 2012

Book Review: A Midsummer Night's Sin

Meet the Blackthorn Brothers—three unrepentant scoundrels infamous for being mad, bad and perilous to love.

 Handsome as the devil and twice as tempting, Robin “Puck” Blackthorn lives for the pleasures of the moment. His only rule—never dally with an innocent woman. But when an encounter at a masquerade ball leaves him coveting the one woman who refuses to succumb to his charms, Puck realizes hat some rules were made to be broken…

Scandalized to discover that the masked man with whom she’d shared a dance—and a forbidden embrace—is in fact the ton’s most celebrated rake, Regina Hackett vows to keep her distance. Yet when her dear cousin vanishes, it is to Puck that Regina must turn. And as they embark on a dangerous journey through London’s darkest alleys, Regina will discover that beneath Puck’s roguish facade lies a man who will stop at
nothing to protect her—or to convince her to take a chance on an unrepentant sinner.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SIN is the second book in the A Blackhorn Brothers series and is about the second brother.  Puck is actually the youngest which makes sense in a lot of ways considering his outlook on life.  No matter the situation he sees the best in life and enjoys it.   That's an attitude that a lot of us should strive for.

One thing that I really like about Ms. Michael's romances is her heroines.  None of them seem to the 'norm' for young ladies of that time period and Regina is no exception.  She is over-educated for the time, brave, stubborn and willing to disregard society's strictures if needed.  In other words, someone that I could really relate too.  Her and Puck are just perfect together.

This is the second book of Ms. Michael's that I have had the pleasure to read and I have to say that I am sold on the author.  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SIN has wonderfully developed characters, snappy dialogue, taut pacing and an interesting story line.  What more could a person want?

I recommend this book to any lovers of historical romance and rate it a 4.

* I did receive this book from NetGallery in exchange for the review.  No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.


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