‘A Midnight Dance’ by Lila DiPasqua

amd ldpSTORY: Born into wealth, Sabine Laurent and her twin sister lived a life of luxury, their father’s prestigious theater frequented by royalty and aristocracy alike. And Sabine dreamed of her own prince charming—the devastatingly handsome Jules de Moutier.

That was before the loss of her sister and her family’s fall from grace—a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father’s death, she’s inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine’s eccentric friends—the balance of her father’s acting troupe—she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake—and make away with a fortune.

Resisting Jules’s skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince…

REVIEW: Paris 1650

Isabelle and Sabine Laurent, age 15, are the twin daughters of a man who owns a theater. Their father allows them to be at the theater but they are to remain unseen. However, they like to peek at the attendees and both have crushes on the sons of the Marquis of Blainville. Sabine has a crush on Jules de Moutier, age 19, who is heir to his father and Isabelle likes his younger brother, Luc. Isabelle likes to call Jules her Dark Prince and fantasizes that she is his Cinderella. One night she and her sister run out to the front of the theater so they can get a better look at these young men as the theater is letting out. Sabine is wearing her slippers encrusted with glass beads. When she slips and falls, Jules helps her up and as her shoe fell off, he puts the shoe back on her foot. Bang! She is smitten.

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Eight years later, Sabine’s father has passed away, their theater is lost and Isabella has been sent away some time ago by her father. They are in debt and near penniless. Sabine concocts a scheme to steal some silver from some thieves offering to share some wine (laced with a sedative) with them in exchange for food. When Sabine recognizes the leader of the group as Jules, she is surprised. He is egged on by his friends to bed Sabine in exchange for food for the others.

Jules has spent the last five years preying on ships and ports in an attempt to steal enough to enable him to buy back his family’s land and thus re-earn his family’s respectability. His father has been unjustly convicted as a traitor.

Sabine’s plan backfires and she ends up making love to Jules and agrees to follow them to her home while still privately hoping to steal their silver.

Thus begins a game of cat and mouse to see which one of them will gain the upper hand. That is, if their sexual encounters will allow them to.

If you like a really hot, sexually explicit novel, this one is for you.

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