I have always been a big fan of Jacquie D’Alessandro’s historical romances. They are fun and very sexy. I just finished Confessions at Midnight and it was another great read by this author, but with a few problems. One problem is yet another mystery that has to be solved. Usually this involves either the hero or heroine. Both are involved indirectly. It seems our hero’s old mistresses or lovers are being killed. And now his new lover, Carolyn may be the next one on the killer’s list. And then you have the TSTL moment toward the end of the book when our heroine knows she is in danger, but OH, she receives a note from the hero and must meet him in his middle of the night somewhere in the open. Heh.
Other then these two issues, Confessions at Midnight was lovely. This is the second book about a group of four friends who come together to chat about books. But, they want to read those naught books such as their newest read called Memoirs of a Mistress by An Anonymous Lady. Carolyn is a widow of three years and had a wonderful marriage with Edward who she still loves and misses. Two things I thought were great was the fact that Carolyn is in her early thirties that there was no evil first husband or he couldn’t “get it up” for his dear wife. Carolyn enjoyed their time in the bedroom, but after reading the Memoirs, she realizes they didn’t have the hot and scorching sex that is talked about. And now she is oh so lonely and feels empty without having a man to touch her. But she feels horrible because she thinks her feelings are against everything she ever had with Edward.
Daniel, our hero, was friends with Edward and always had feelings for Carolyn. He actually saw Carolyn first but because Edward was interested in Carolyn, Daniel stepped aside. Daniel has a reputation with the ladies, but he is really a good guy, so good in fact that he rescues abused animals. Perhaps a bit too good to be true. Daniel wants Carolyn, and badly. But just for an affair, oh no, not for live because that is not in his cards.
You can imagine what happens next between these two. And let me tell you, their first intimate scene was one of the best I have read in a long time. There is no actual sex involved, but Daniel is very, very giving and what happens between Carolyn and Daniel in that one scene was everything I would love forward to, especially in a romance of this nature. These two characters talk and communicate along with having a very mature love affair.
Haven’t read a good historical in a long time? I recommend Jacquie D’Alessandro and her latest, Confessions at Midnight.