Midnight’s Wild Passion
By Anna Campbell
Available 1 May 2011
London’s most notorious seducer, Nicholas Challoner lives solely for revenge . . .
The dashing, licentious Marquess of Ranelaw can never forgive Godfrey Demarest for ruining his sister—now the time has come to repay the villain in the same coin. But one formidably intriguing impediment stands in the way of Nicholas’s vengeance: Miss Antonia Smith, companion to his foe’s unsuspecting daughter.
Having herself been deceived and disgraced by a rogue—banished by her privileged family as a result and forced to live a lie—Antonia vows to protect her charge from the same cruel fate. She recognizes Ranelaw for the shameless blackguard he is and will devote every ounce of her intelligence and resolve to thwarting him.
Yet Antonia has always had a fatal weakness for rakes . . .
This Blonde’s Review:
When Nicholas decides that the best revenge on the man who ruined is sister is ruining the man’s daughter, he is determined to carry it out. He never suspected that he would find himself blocked at every turn by the beautiful girl’s companion.
Antonia is in hiding after her disgrace and is working as her cousin’s companion in society. She disguises her beauty and is devoted to her cousins. She is determined to keep Cassie from experiencing anything except the perfect season.
I couldn’t help but love these characters. They were working towards different goals and they both knew it, yet the sparks between them were enough to catch a room on fire. Watching them battle it out while they also fought their growing attraction was amusing and had me caught up in the story so that I didn’t want to put it down. Cassie was wonderful, her apparent fascination with Nicholas makes Antonia’s job harder, and doesn’t make Nicholas’ job as easy as he thinks it will. Cassie has a plan of her own and is a stronger character than anyone gives her credit for. I love that about her and it makes Cassie the kind of character I would love to see again.
Nicholas is a stubborn man, making him incapable of listening to his sister or what she wants after what happened to her. Antonia has a weakness for the charming rake but the backbone to stand up and do whatever she can to prevent his plans for being successful. Putting these two characters against each other was perfect and I loved the way Anna Campbell had the whole thing play out.
I am a big fan of Anna Campbell’s work and I can’t wait to read the next book she releases. If you’re new to her books you should pick this one up as soon as it’s available. If you enjoy historical romance, characters who will fight what they could have in an attempt to stick to their own plans, and a love triangle as well then you’ll soon find yourself loving this book as much as I did.