Cyrus Ryland didn’t become England’s wealthiest bachelor by being a pushover, but the mysterious beauty he discovers sneaking around at his grand ball inflames his curiosity.
When the clock chimes midnight, and she’s nowhere to be found, Cyrus vows to scour all of London to uncover who she is. Little does he know that not only does Claire Mayhew not want to be found, but she wants nothing to do with him at all…
REVIEW: First off, I wasn’t aware that this was book two in the Midnight Meetings series. That however, didn’t matter much because it was written well enough to stand on its own, and I enjoyed it as such.
Second, it was really refreshing to read a story that was somewhat devoid of earls, dukes and the upper classes of the English ton. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, it’s just refreshing for me to exit their parlors and enter the world of ordinary folks, in this instance a merchant class, who have dreams and aspirations of their own. They are strong characters, as filled with hope and dreams as anyone, and they are prepared to do and sacrifice a lot to make those dreams a reality.
Third, if the book has three-dimensional and strong protagonists like Claire and Cyrus, I’ll buy into their story, even though it has some shades of Cinderella.
In the end, with a clever and fast-moving plot that’s intertwined with sweet and intriguing romance, I truly enjoyed this story and hope you will too.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher