I have received a free e-copy of the book Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight by Tammy Andresen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
A bluestocking and a rake…
Lady Victoria Ducat has an orderly life filled with academic pursuits and the care of her ailing father. She has no use for a drunken rake like the Earl of Kissinger. Just because he is handsome, charming, and he makes her knees weak doesn’t mean she’s going to give up her principles. So what if Lord Kissinger looks at her the way no man has before? She’ll just ignore the heat in his gaze and the breathless want it brings. She had a plan and she’ll stick to it, which is a far sight better than getting her heart broken…isn’t it?
Kenneth Kissinger, known to his friends as Key, is happy living his life outside of polite society, drinking and gaming to his heart’s content. He has no use for debutantes and even less for a bluestocking and a wallflower like Lady Victoria. Except those plump lips call to him. Without a word, they promise sinful delights. Her actions speak as well, as she puts the needs of everyone in her family before her own. What would it be like to have the love of a woman like that?
But as fate, a bet, and family drama toss them together temptation becomes more difficult to deny. Can they resist temptation or will they share the kiss that has been foretold?
Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight is book 4 in the How to Reform a Rake series featuring the Ducat sisters, but works fine as a stand-alone read too.
However I do recommend that you read the introductory “How to Reform a Rake” novella first, especially as it is available for free. It helps put later stories into context.
Lady Victoria Ducat has made a plan to remain unmarried and to look after her father who is sadly losing is mental faculties, leaving her sisters free from the responsibility. This will also allow her to continue with her academic pursuits studying nature. But should she collect just one kiss from Lord Kenneth Kissinger (Key) to have as a memory to look back on in spinsterhood, or is he too lacking?
Key doesn’t wish to kiss Victoria as he is too worried about the prospect of ending up married, but he can’t believe she finds him lacking. Women just fall at his feet. It almost makes him want to grab her and kiss her right now.
What a stand-off. Where will things progress?
Never Kiss an Earl at Midnight is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.27 in Kindle format. As per usual, another nice short romantic read from Tammy, which although part of a series, works well as a stand-alone read too.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.
Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.