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Dancing at Midnight by Julia Quinn
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Lord John Blackwood has returned from the war scarred in body and mind. Lady Arabella Blydon has retreated to the country, tired of the Marriage Mart and men who only wanted her dowry. The two meet by accident but soon discover a comfort in each other's company. However, there wasn't really much of a plot. Just bad guy from the past trying to even the score threatening the woman in his life. Entertaining but not great. ( )
  cyderry | Feb 19, 2019 |
I started reading an hour ago and I am in chapter 6, the book is so good and it is floating effortlessly, I felt so sad about Ana, and how that Spencer guy raped her, it's just horrible. I have a feeling that the anonymous massages are from Spencer. as for every love/kiss scene!! Oh it is amazing!! the way he wants her is just super hot!! Two or three things made me drop a star, Number one is that Belle actually married without her parents present, which in the time wasn't heard of, Number two is no one talks and write to a person who wants to murder them, it is kind of silly. And 3rdly Belle was so pushy! I really wanted her to back off sometimes! ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
ok so this book said the man, lord john had seen the horrors of war and was injured in body and soul. ok so when he had the flashback about the war i was not expecting child rape. and i was not expecting the graphic details of said rape to be repeated in the book 2 more times after that in nightmares. THAT MADE ME MAD. i was even more mad since quinn penned a note in the book talking about it and her process of writing it since it is one of her earliest works. i was mad she didn't put a waring in her note. also i fail to see how a MAN who witnesses a child rape would so blame himself for not preventing said rape that he fears he will become a rapist or something. there are plenty of horrors about war. ones that could have affected him more directly than this and scarred his soul more so. i am mad she chose rape. i mad she chose to write about it in detail. i am mad it was a child. and i am mad it was repeated. so many other horrors of war and why in a romance novel would you choose rape?

other than that it was a typical Quinn funny romance. you can definitely tell it is one of her earlier works though. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 17, 2016 |
ok so this book said the man, lord john had seen the horrors of war and was injured in body and soul. ok so when he had the flashback about the war i was not expecting child rape. and i was not expecting the graphic details of said rape to be repeated in the book 2 more times after that in nightmares. THAT MADE ME MAD. i was even more mad since quinn penned a note in the book talking about it and her process of writing it since it is one of her earliest works. i was mad she didn't put a waring in her note. also i fail to see how a MAN who witnesses a child rape would so blame himself for not preventing said rape that he fears he will become a rapist or something. there are plenty of horrors about war. ones that could have affected him more directly than this and scarred his soul more so. i am mad she chose rape. i mad she chose to write about it in detail. i am mad it was a child. and i am mad it was repeated. so many other horrors of war and why in a romance novel would you choose rape?

other than that it was a typical Quinn funny romance. you can definitely tell it is one of her earlier works though. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
ok so this book said the man, lord john had seen the horrors of war and was injured in body and soul. ok so when he had the flashback about the war i was not expecting child rape. and i was not expecting the graphic details of said rape to be repeated in the book 2 more times after that in nightmares. THAT MADE ME MAD. i was even more mad since quinn penned a note in the book talking about it and her process of writing it since it is one of her earliest works. i was mad she didn't put a waring in her note. also i fail to see how a MAN who witnesses a child rape would so blame himself for not preventing said rape that he fears he will become a rapist or something. there are plenty of horrors about war. ones that could have affected him more directly than this and scarred his soul more so. i am mad she chose rape. i mad she chose to write about it in detail. i am mad it was a child. and i am mad it was repeated. so many other horrors of war and why in a romance novel would you choose rape?

other than that it was a typical Quinn funny romance. you can definitely tell it is one of her earlier works though. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380780755, Mass Market Paperback)

Lady Arabella Blydon has beauty and a brain, and she's tired of men who can see only one without the other.

When a suitor tells Arabella he's willing to overlook her appalling bluestocking tendencies on account of her looks and fortune, she decides to take a break from the Marriage Mart. During an extended stay in the country, she never expects to meet Lord John Blackwood, a wounded war hero who intrigues her like no other man.

Lord John has lived through the worst horros of war...but nothing could have been as terrifying to his tormented heart as Lady Arabella. She is intoxicating, infuriating...and she makes him want to live again. Suddenly he's writing bad poetry and climbing trees in the pitch-dark night...just so he can dance with her as the clock strikes midnight. And even though he knows he can never be the sort of man she deserves, he can't help wanting her. But when the harsh light of day replaces the magic of midnight, can this tormented soul learn to love again?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:15 -0400)

Suspecting that there is more to Lord John Blackwood, a wounded war hero, than meets the eye, independent Lady Arabella Blydon determines to heal his shattered spirit, but nothing is as terrifying to his tormented heart than Arabella. She's intoxicating, infuriating--and she makes him want to live again.… (more)

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