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A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James

A Kiss at MidnightA Kiss at Midnight. Finished 5-4-13, rating 4.25/5, romance, 370 pages, pub. 2010

Kate is 24 and lives at home with her stepmother and stepsister.  Forced to attend a ball acting as her sister, Kate meets Prince Gabriel and the expected sparks fly.  Only Kate is pretending to be betrothed to his cousin and he is expecting the arrival of his future princess.  What will happen?  I’ll never tell ;)

This is the retelling of Cinderella, but aside from the evil stepmother and Kate wearing glass shoes one night I didn’t really see it.  The beginning with Kate’s stepmother seemed so separate from the rest of the book.  I liked Kate and Gabriel, enjoyed their interaction and really did feel their connection.  I felt it so much that the dueling storylines of what was keeping them apart seemed thin, like there should have been more.

That being said I enjoyed this lighthearted romp and liked the many characters at the palace for the ball.  Gabriel had a kind heart and was one hot prince!  Kate was a smart enough heroine, the men seemed to respond to her wit which I liked.  Overall I had fun with this one.

This was from my personal library.

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May 16, 2013 - Posted by | 4 Star Books |

8 Comments »

  1. I still haven’t read one EJ’s books. The premise does sound fun.

    Comment by Mary | May 16, 2013 | Reply

  2. Don’t you just love a romance that is actually a good story and well-written? Even an old male curmudgeon like me thoroughly enjoys that type of book.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | May 16, 2013 | Reply

  3. I have enjoyed this series on audio. Susan Duerden does a fantastic job narrating.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | May 16, 2013 | Reply

  4. Iam often in the mood for a light romance,and this would fit the bill!

    Comment by harvee | May 17, 2013 | Reply

  5. This sounds like a fun read and so I ran over to Amazon and bought it…

    Comment by pinkim95 | May 19, 2013 | Reply

  6. Sounds like a fun read!

    Comment by Melinda | May 22, 2013 | Reply

  7. I love retellings! I would so read this one!

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | May 22, 2013 | Reply

  8. Sounds like just a nice light romance.

    Comment by Carol | May 28, 2013 | Reply


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