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Confessions at Midnight [Kindle Edition]

Jacquie D'Alessandro
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Carolyn Turner, Viscountess Wingate, is absolutely shocked by the Ladies Literary Society of London's latest selection. Memoirs of a Mistress is scandalously explicit and downright wicked . . . and it's stirring feelings within Carolyn that she hasn't felt . . . well, ever! She's sure that this steamy read is the only reason she's succumbing to the charms of notorious rogue Daniel Sutton, Lord Surbrooke. She couldn't possibly be falling for the rascal and his illicit caresses . . . or could she?

The last thing Daniel wanted was to be shackled by marriage vows. He lusted after Carolyn, sure, but he never imagined that once he lured her to his bed he'd never want to let her go. Yet only when a murderer targets his beloved will he be spurred to confess his true love . . . and claim Carolyn as his bride.



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From Publishers Weekly

Spurred by the steamy memoirs of an anonymous mistress, young widow Carolyn Turner falls for the sensual promise of rakish Daniel Sutton, Earl Surbrooke, in this winning but uneven historical romance from D'Alessandro (Never a Lady). With visions of clandestine trysts planted in her head, Carolyn feels, despite herself, a powerful draw toward the disreputable Daniel; the conflicted feelings, it turns out, are mutual, but soon they decide to become lovers, if only to work the desire out of their systems. Meanwhile, Daniel's former lovers are being murdered one by one, and he's the primary suspect. As the real killer draws closer, Daniel must protect Carolyn, clear his name and try not to lose his heart in the process. Though the murder plot proves dispensable, the dialogue between Daniel and Carolyn is charming, and they're allowed plenty of space to grow as characters. Supporting characters are forgettable, but the love story makes a pleasant diversion that should satisfy fans of the genre. (Jan.)
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From Booklist

Bored with reading the classics, the Ladies Literary Society of London had chosen a more contemporary novel: Memoirs of a Mistress by an Anonymous Lady. The sinfully sexy book is certainly giving the ladies plenty to think about and discuss. Suddenly, after three years of respectable widowhood, Carolyn, Viscountess Wingate, finds herself shaken and stirred by thoughts of passion not only because of the scandalous novel, but also because of the searing kiss shared with a masked highwayman at a society ball. Provocative snippets from the anonymous “memoir” add an extra measure of heat to the second in D’Alessandro’s deliciously witty and delectably sensual Midnight historical Regency series. --John Charles

Product Details

  • File Size: 361 KB
  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061231398
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W967SS
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have a confession to make.............4 1/2 stars December 28, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
-that I'm a sucker for this type of romance; a hero whose been lusting after the married heroine for years. Her husband dies, she goes through a period of mourning and finally -finally!- she's back out into society.

Widower Carolyn Turner, Viscountess Wingate has absolutely no intention of ever marrying again. As far as she is concerned she'd met the love of her life (her husband Edward) and lost him to a sudden illness. But after three years of mourning and the persistent pleas from her beloved sister, she's decided to shed her widows weeds. To go back among the living instead of wallowing in memories.

As soon as Daniel Sutton, Earl Surbrooke, heard that Lady Wingate was out of mourning, he made it his sole mission to get the object of his long time lust into his bed as soon as possible. Not that he wanted to closely examine why this one particular lady was the only one who made his blood boil and feel like a green babbling school boy when in her presence. All would be cured as soon as he had her naked.

After reading the scandalous book, Memoirs of a Mistress, Carolyn is shocked, appalled and more than a bit curious...well maybe more than just curious. Were these things possible? Did a man really do THAT to a woman and a woman THAT to a man? And was it enjoyable? According to her recently married and completely in love sister, yes...yes...yes...and most definitely YES! So when the dashing Earl pursues her and opens up all these emotions and sensations she thought long dead and buried, is she tarnishing the beautiful memories of her husband by thinking about having an affair or is she finally go to grasp onto to some happiness and live again?

I enjoyed this book, but maybe a tiny bit less than it prequel 'Sleepless at Midnight'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining I confess! January 11, 2008
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I am almost always never disappointed in Jacquie's books...at least all the ones I have read so far and I wasn't in this one either. I won't repeat the plotline either as it has already been done. I felt like the two main characters were fairly well mapped out. Carolyn was very much in love with her deceased husband and I think it was very realistic the way her mourning was depicted and that she was having a hard time moving forward even after 3 years from his death. Daniel was likeable enough and of course handsome and dashing but known as a bit of a rake. Even though I did care about his character, however, something was just missing and I am not quite sure what it was. I didn't always feel that enthusiasm I feel for the hero that I like to experience. I didn't become completely endeared to him although I still cared for him and liked him. I didn't feel like it was anything new the way he was depicted though..the use of taking in strays of all sorts and his hidden "savior" quality being hidden from most people he knew. Carolyn was sorta his savior I think because he needed to settle down and realize there is more to life and loving someone than just taking them to his bed. He found that in Carolyn and I certainly did want the two of them to get together. I was always rooting for them to. But like I said I just didn't read this book thinking "Wow he is quite the man!". Something was just missing for me there-he just wasn't quite developed enough . However, the sexual tension was definitely there and the love scenes absolutely sizzled and were also fairly frequent. There was even some hero jealousy going on which is always nice. So I give this book 4 stars because I still highly enjoyed it just not quite as much as her last title "Sleepless at Midnight". It was still very good and very enjoyable.
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STORY BRIEF:
Daniel met Carolyn 10 years ago and felt love at first sight. That same evening Edward announced his engagement to Carolyn. Daniel sadly avoided her for the next 10 years and had numerous affairs. After 7 years of marriage Edward died 3 years ago. When Daniel sees Carolyn now, he still feels a powerful attraction and decides to pursue her. She feels the same attraction, and they begin an affair even though she feels guilty being with someone other than Edward. Two women have been murdered. They were Daniel's former lovers. Carolyn may be the next target.

This is the second book in the "Mayhem in Mayfair" series about four women who have a book club they call the Ladies Literary Society of London. The current reading selection is called "Memoirs of a Mistress" and is full of bedroom activity details. Sarah who is married and Carolyn in her new affair want to act out some of the scenes.

REVIEWER'S OPINION:
The first book in the series titled "Sleepless at Midnight" was very good with wonderful dialogue. This second book "Confessions at Midnight" was poorly done, and I wanted it to be over. The author is a wonderful talent. I've given 4 or 5 stars to three of her other books. But this book is not worth the time. It is full of filler. Way too much pondering is going on. Daniel and Carolyn ponder about their feelings for each other, and Carolyn feels guilty for loving someone else after her husband's death. Some of the scenes were too drawn out. There was no interesting conversation. Toward the end, they each realize they have fallen in love but they wrongly assume the other does not feel love. So they each decide they must end the affair so they won't be hurt later. Carolyn says "I think it best that we don't see each other anymore.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ladies of the Ton read dirty books too!
This book starts off with an interesting premise, that society women in Regency England had access to pornography and read it in groups. Seriously? Read more
Published 20 months ago by Sandypo
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I loved the entire Mayhem in Mayfair series. I grew attached to all of the characters. I rooted for the male characters and enjoyed the heroines. Excellent in every way. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Cassandra Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting
Love it,I.Jacquie ,is one fine writer,you can forget your self in her stories..simple ,fascinating,every time that I read a book from her.I love it
Published 21 months ago by LUIS ROSADO
4.0 out of 5 stars Regency Love!!
A delicious Regency read!! Engaging characters and an entertaining plot line. Nice amount of steam to keep the story popping! Read more
Published 21 months ago by K. April Holgate
4.0 out of 5 stars Confessions at Midnight
Good Story!

Although I enjoyed this ramantic story, I was disappointed with the ending. I liked the characters. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Janie_tx
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This is a great book. The author is so good and her stories are so enthralling you can't put the book down.
Published on October 11, 2012 by Regencyreader
5.0 out of 5 stars What a story!
This is a very exciting book. You must enjoy historical romance with erotic sex also a twist on the side of a mystery. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
Published on October 2, 2012 by Suzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Like this author
I really like this author and have enjoyed her series of books. If you like historical romance, check out these books.
Published on September 21, 2012 by ncs612
2.0 out of 5 stars Dashed off
This book was marginally more enjoyable than Sleepless at Midnight, but it was almost a case of cut and paste. The heroes even had similar demons. Read more
Published on September 1, 2012 by C. King
3.0 out of 5 stars Confessions
This novel had a murder mystery along with many pages of sex. I wish more had been done with the mystery and a bit less with the sex. Read more
Published on August 31, 2012 by D. Salvagin La Deetda Reads
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More About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jacquie D'Alessandro has written more than thirty books spanning the historical, contemporary romantic comedy and women's fiction genres. She is a four-time RITA finalist, four-time Maggie Award of Excellence finalist, two-time Daphne du Maurier Award finalist, and both a PRISM Award and National Readers' Choice Award finalist. She's the recipient of three Orange Rose Awards, two Golden Quill Awards as well as a Booksellers' Best Award, a Barclay Gold Award, and a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for "Best Historical Love and Laughter." Her books have been published in over 21 languages. Jacquie grew up on Long Island, New York, graduated from Hofstra University and now lives in Georgia with her husband and son.

Jacquie loves to hear from readers! You can contact her through her website at http://www.jacquied.com or join her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JacquieDAlessandroReaderPage or follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jacquiedbooks. Jacquie also blogs with the Whine Sisters at http://whinesisters.com. She is currently working on a new series of ebooks in a joint venture with other bestselling authors. Visit http://www.WeDazzleU.com for more details. No matter what genre she's writing in, all of Jacquie's books are filled with two of her favorite things--love and laughter.

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