Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Review of Love on a Midsummer Night

LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT may be purchased here.

Christy English

Arabella Darlington, the widowed Duchess of Hawthorn, finds herself in a bad situation, when her dead husband's nephew, the new Duke of Hawthorn, tries to force her to marry him, so that he can have her dower portion and use her for his lecherous intentions.  Horrified, Arabella flees to seek aid from the only man that she has ever loved, Raymond Olivier, the Earl of Pembroke.  The couple flee to the country to escape the powerful new Duke of Hawthorn and his nefarious intentions.

LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT has a heroine, whom I didn't much care for, but it has a wonderful hero.  Arabella has known only abuse from men, except for her one true love, Raymond.  While I can understand her reticence to marry again, considering the time period, she needs someone's protection from the Duke of Hawthorn.  Her schemes to escape the Duke seem rather ill thought out, because such a powerful man would probably find her.  Raymond, on the other hand, is stalwart and determined to protect Arabella, even when he thinks she has betrayed him.  Raymond is steadfast in his desire to marry and protect her and will do most anything to that end.

All in all, LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT is a nice Regency romance with a sigh-worthy hero but a heroine, who struck me as a little tedious.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review.