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A Night Like This

Quinn, Julia (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Anne Wynter, a governess with some dark secrets in her past, is tempted by the dangerously handsome Daniel Smith-Smythe, Earl of Winstead, who relentlessly pursues her despite her social station.
Authors: Quinn, Julia, 1970-
Title: A night like this
Publisher: New York : Avon, c2012
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 18 cm
Summary: Anne Wynter, a governess with some dark secrets in her past, is tempted by the dangerously handsome Daniel Smith-Smythe, Earl of Winstead, who relentlessly pursues her despite her social station.
ISBN: 9780062072900
0062072900
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Statement of Responsibility: Julia Quinn
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Fiction Governesses Fiction Nobility England Fiction England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction Seduction Fiction Social classes Fiction Nobility Fiction Secrecy Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Love stories
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Governesses
Nobility
Seduction
Social classes
Nobility
Secrecy
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Sep 15, 2012
  • KCFinnegan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fun, whimsical read. Some inane banter though, but easy enough to quickly read over. Not one of her best but still enjoyable.

Aug 14, 2012
  • rowanquincy rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A standard romance. Attractive. poor governess meets young reckless nobleman. totally predictable, cardboard characters.

Jun 29, 2012
  • alysor rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love all of Julia Quinn's books. She does a wonderful job of combining humor, romance, and an interesting plot. This is the second in the Smythe-Smith Quartet and focuses on Daniel Smythe-Smith, Earl of Winstead, and Anne Wynters, governess.

Jun 19, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It was full of intriguing characters and had a great plot full of twists and surprises that keep you reading till the last page.

Jun 13, 2012
  • lindiwood rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Once again, Julia Quinn works her magic on a Regency romance. Of course true love will prevail, but the pleasure is in how our couple gets there. Quinn's funny and that totally works for me!

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Apr 07, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Smythe-Smith Quartet #2 / Expected Publication - May 29th 2012: Anne Wynter’s job as governess to three highborn young ladies can be a challenge – in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he's the first man who has truly tempted her, and it's getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman. Daniel Smythe-Smith might be in mortal danger, but that's not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family's annual musicale, he vows to pursue her. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending . . . (From Goodreads)

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Jun 19, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Love is blind,” Harriet quipped. “But not illiterate,” Elizabeth retorted. ― Julia Quinn, A Night Like This - Pg. 59

Jun 19, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Daniel chuckled. Whoever that poor girl was, he hoped his family was paying her well.
And then, finally, she lifted her fingers from the keys as Daisy began her painful violin solo. He watched her exhale, stretching her fingers, and then . . .

She looked up.

Time stopped. It simply stopped. It was the most maudlin and clichéd way of describing it, but those few seconds when her face was lifted toward his . . . they stretched and pulled, melting into eternity.

She was beautiful. But that didn’t explain it. He’d seen beautiful women before. He’d slept with plenty of them, even. But this . . . Her . . . She . . .

Even his thoughts were tongue-tied.”
― Julia Quinn, A Night Like This

Jun 19, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I was told once that the most important part of a fight is making sure your opponent looks worse than you do when you’re through.”
― Julia Quinn, A Night Like This

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