Date: May 2011
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained by Publisher
Nicholas Challoner, Marquess of Ranelaw is a rake and a rogue, one who is intent on revenge. He has mulled over the problem for a long time, now the villain must pay. His plans for vengeance are thwarted, but he’s waited a long time for this and thinks up many ideas as he watches and waits.
The only thing stopping him is the villain’s daughter and her formidable companion, Miss Antonia Smith. As she is no longer part of her family, plus forced to live a lie, Antonia intends to keep her charge safe from the Marquess’ shameless deceptions. She can recognise a rake anywhere, and for some insane reason, they are her weakness.
Antonia does her best not to find herself drawn to him, but he’s always so kind thoughtful and sexy. So how can she keep her secrets from him, while keeping Antonia from his clutches, especially when she would love him to clutch her?
There is plenty of wild passion in this book, enough to make me want to keep turning pages. The hero and heroine were made for each other, but couldn’t seem to believe it. Fate seemed to have made a path for them to meet, as they fought it and lost. But can it redeem a rake and let the shadows rise for a woman who was deceived. With golden hair, eyes so dark they were black and a mouth made for kissing the hero was a man most women longed to be wooed. The other main characters were also well done, especially the group of debutantes on the hunt for suitable husbands. The thought of sitting around in frilly dresses waiting for a man to enter the lounge, had me laughing. The settings were described well and takes the readers to balls, soirees, picnics and lakes with swans, and places where there is time to do nothing but chatter.
The sex scenes are hot, make that very hot, but written in a way which takes the reader into the world, Ms. Campbell has brought to life.
If you enjoy stories where the hero is flawed and deep inside knows he needs a woman to change him, but resists, you’ll enjoy, MIDNIGHT'S WILD PASSION.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.