- Title: A Lady by Midnight
- Author: Tessa Dare
- Series: Spindle Cove, Book 3
- Genre(s): Historical (Regency)
- Publisher: Avon Books, August 2012
- Source: Provided by the publisher via Edelweiss ($5.99 ebook)
- Length: 384 pages
- Trope(s): Beta Hero, Smartass Heroine, Wallflower, Angst, Unrequited Love
- Quick blurb: When a family of strangers shows up looking for their long-lost heir, a stoic military officer must step in to protect the local wallflower he secretly loves.
- Quick review: Uptight, conflicted hero. Smart, smartass heroine. I was doomed to love this book.
- Grade: A
Corporal Thorne could make a woman quiver, from all the way across the room.
That was just the opening line, for crying out loud. Let’s take a glimpse at the HEA, shall we?
“It’s all your fault.” His voice was rough with emotion. “You listened when I needed it. Laughed when I needed that. You wouldn’t go away, no matter how I scowled or raged. You loved me despite everything, and you made me look deep inside myself to find the strength to love you in return. I’m a different man because of you.”