Review: A kiss at midnight by Eloisa James

Miss Kate Daltry doesn’t believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after.

Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he’s anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another womanβ€”a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

Gabriel likes his fiancΓ©e, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn’t love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him. 

Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.

Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble . . . Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune . . . Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.
My thoughts:

Still trying new formats πŸ™‚

Once upon a time:
There was a woman named Kate. She was strong willed, wanted the best for her dead father’s tenants and was treated like a servant.

She had a stepmother who swam in jewels and pretty dresses and a step-sister who was a silly little thing.

Then one day she was bullied to save her sister’s reputation and met a prince. This prince was as princes are and they bickered and sized one another up. That is how love began.

But alas no, the prince needed to marry for money and told her so. Good old Kate did a silly thing that the reader did not approve of. Let that be a lesson to all. She threw away virtue and all. Now you dear reader tell me what else is new? But I shall tell thee. In some stories this may work, but here is another story. These two were starcrossed lovers. She knew so, he knew so. They told each other so. Still she went for a night of passion, still he seduced that which was not his to take. She should have been ruined for all but as we all also know, this is love and love always finds a way. I still say nay.

And that was the story of how Cinderella found a prince. A historical romance with a fairy-tale story. Since so many names were utterly silly and the whole story had the right fairy-tale vibe.


Conclusion:
A cute little story.

And oh how this format was wrong. So not trying it again!

Cover: Eh

Series: Fairy tales #1
Genre: Historical romance
Pages: 304
Published: 2011 by Piatkus
Source: From a great blogger πŸ˜€

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88 thoughts on “Review: A kiss at midnight by Eloisa James

  1. Bookworm1858 says:

    I really hated that they slept together with his fiance downstairs, still engaged to him! It completely ruined the book for me and made this my least favorite Cinderella retelling.

  2. Bookworm1858 says:

    I really hated that they slept together with his fiance downstairs, still engaged to him! It completely ruined the book for me and made this my least favorite Cinderella retelling.

  3. Aurian says:

    Hmm I do like your review style, so I hope you do another one like it. Looking forward to read it myself, because, well, they always have sex before marriage.

  4. Aurian says:

    Hmm I do like your review style, so I hope you do another one like it. Looking forward to read it myself, because, well, they always have sex before marriage.

  5. Karen says:

    I read When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James last year and really enjoyed it. I picked up two more of her books at BEA last week so I'll see if I continue to enjoy her writing.

  6. Karen says:

    I read When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James last year and really enjoyed it. I picked up two more of her books at BEA last week so I'll see if I continue to enjoy her writing.

  7. Simcha says:

    While I'm not a big fan of short stories the exception to this is romance anthologies. I just really enjoy them, particularly the historical romance ones. This definitely sounds like a book I would like.

  8. Simcha says:

    While I'm not a big fan of short stories the exception to this is romance anthologies. I just really enjoy them, particularly the historical romance ones. This definitely sounds like a book I would like.

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