Review: A Rake’s Midnight Kiss by Anna Campbell

A Rake's Midnight Kiss - Anna CampbellPublisher: Forever (August 27th 2013)
Paperback: 448 pages
Series: Sons of Sin #2
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3.5 almost 4 of 5 stars

It Takes A Lady

Brilliant scholar Genevieve Barrett knows how to keep a secret. Her identity as the author of her father’s academic articles has always been her greatest deception—until a charming housebreaker tries to steal the mysterious Harmsworth Jewel from her. She doesn’t reveal that she recognizes her father’s devastatingly handsome new student as the thief himself. For Genevieve, this will be the most seductive secret of all…

To Catch A Thief

Sir Richard Harmsworth has been living a lie, maintaining a rakish façade to show society that he doesn’t care about his status as a bastard. Yet long haunted by his unknown father’s identity, Richard believes the Harmsworth Jewel will confirm his claim as the rightful heir. But when Richard sets out to seduce the bookworm who possesses the stone, he instead falls for its beautiful owner. But even as she steals Richard’s heart, Genevieve will be in greater danger than her coveted treasure…

Review:

“Her frown melted into the smile he adored. “Yes, so romantic here among the decaying monks. Is that sound the rattling of bones or my beating heart?”

Another wonderful read by Anna Campbell! It definitely has it’s really adorable moments.

In comparison to the first of the Sons of Sin series, the lead character of this book Richard Harmsworth was fairly different than Jonah (of Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed). Richard was a fun character with less brooding and more teasing which made him a much more happy man despite many reasons for him to be a bit bitter with life. He has such a good sense of humour and is so damn charming, it makes it hard to resist him. It was satisfying watching Richard develop from a selfish rouge to a man who can care for others.  Genevieve Barrett is another wonderful character. At first she is happy with her quiet country life, but when she meets Richard, suddenly her life’s a little more topsy-turvy and full of adventures. I like that she didn’t back down from challenges and always gave Richard a run for his money. I love their banters and moments together because it can range anywhere from sweet, to hilarious, to emotional moments, always keeps you on your toes.

This book had that same enticing draw like the first book. I was easily hooked by the first chapter simply by the magnetizing writing of Anna Campbell. The only rusty spot was that I found for a part of the book (sort of in the middle) the story line kind got a little draggy before the action picked up again. I sorta  lost focus of what the story was about for a bit. Otherwise, the rest of the book was everything I wanted: a charming hero, a resilient heroine, good humour, a despicable villain, and good old romance that just makes you sigh with content of a happy ending.

Oh and yes, super excited to for Cam Rothermere! I think he’s a romantic at heart.

{*Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

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  2. Wonderful review Cyn, and I cannot wait for Cam’s tale *sighs*

    1. That’s all I want! Cam’s happy ending! I really do think he’s a romantic at heart and the book will be super sweeeeeeeeet! haha.

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