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Midnight's Wild Passion

Midnight's Wild Passion, May 2011
by Anna Campbell

Avon
Featuring: Antonia Smith; Ranelaw
384 pages
ISBN: 0061684309
EAN: 9780061684302
Paperback
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"Can the ruination of one man's sister leads to the capture of his heart"

Fresh Fiction Review

Midnight's Wild Passion
Anna Campbell

Reviewed by Heather Lobdell
Posted June 24, 2011

Romance Historical

A remarkable story of love, tragedy, and humor; MIDNIGHT'S WILD PASSION is one not to miss. The story is about Antonia and Nicholas, two more unlikely people to fall in love than I have ever read about. The personality clashes were hilarious and I really loved how Antonia managed to always put Nicholas in his place. While the two have verbal battle after verbal battle it is clear that their interests have been sparked by the other. The sparks were as hot as the romance which only added another element to the story. The more Antonia fought the harder Nicholas tried; it seemed that no matter where she turned he was there with a smile to taunt her. And I absolutely loved every minute of it! Anna Campbell has written a fascinating story that kept me laughing, crying, and turning the pages for each new spar.

The Marquess of Ranelaw never expected to have his revenge handed to him quite so nicely. It seems that revenge on Godfrey Demarest has all but appeared right before his very eyes. When Demarest shunned his pregnant sister this past season, Nicholas began plotting the perfect revenge. And really courting Demarest's sister should be all too easy. Yes, all too easy for a rake like him to ruin one girl, with one little exception...her chaperone. A bulldog in disguise! How can one woman be so infuriating, yet it seems that her disguise has captivated Ranelaw. Never has he met a woman who was not starry eyed over his attentions. Yet Antonia Smith remains aloof, uncharmed, and thwarts his plans at every turn. Why is it that he finds her a mysterious and strangely erotic package that he longs to unravel?

For ten years the Lady Antonia Hilliard has been hiding. She has been hiding behind glasses, plain clothes, and a prickly demeanor. As the chaperone for her cousin, Cassandra, Antonia has transformed herself into the shrewish Antonia Smith. Disowned by her father Antonia learned the hard way why chaperones were a necessity. Protecting Cassandra from the rakes of the world has become her only goal. Quarrels with Nicholas Challoner, the Marquess of Ranelaw, seem to be her only distraction. Not that she can escape him, oh no there is no running from the Marquess. He seems to find a way into windows, locked rooms, and moonlit pathways wherever she is. The more time Antonia seems to spend with Ranelaw the more she feels her life crashing down around her. Is Ranelaw's attention all for show just to get to her cousin? Or does his interest in Antonia lie solely with the woman he knows lies beneath her scratchy surface?

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SUMMARY

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 that 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. . .


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Re: Can the ruination of one man's sister leads to the capture of his heart

I loved all of Anna's books. This book is awesome and, the review is brilliant. Always a winner when Anna writes a book.
(Diane Diamond 11:40am June 26, 2011)

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