Review: Sleepless at Midnight by Jacquie D’Alessandro

by Keira G on March 18, 2011 · 3 comments

in 5 Stars, Artist, Book Review, D-F, Great Britain, Historical Romance, Poor Eyesight, Spectacles

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You know how they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, well I do. I picked up Jacquie D’Alessandro’s Sleepless at Midnight last fall because of the cover. It was sensual while not being risqué. I bought it when I read that the heroine sneaked into his room to spy on him bathing. I was not disappointed. What followed was some of the best dialog I had ever read in a romance novel with a touching story besides. In addition to the witty repartee the bedroom scenes should be noted. They are exceptional: steamy, sticky, and sexy.

Miss Sarah Moorehouse is plain, bespectacled, and unfashionably tall with a naughty side a mile long. She forms secret clubs, reads a novel that would raise eyebrows, sneaks into men’s private rooms, and draws pictures of naked men in her sketchbook. Matthew Langston finds her fascinating.

However, Matthew can’t afford to find her so. He has to fulfill two death bed promises to his father. The first is restoring the estate and the second is getting married within a year of the old man’s passing. His father’s last few words were about a windfall hidden on the estate. If he could find it before time was up he could marry the woman of his dreams and not the one of the pretty heiresses staying at his house party.

Rating: ★★★★★

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1 Keira November 18, 2008 at 10:54 AM

Thanks.

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2 Samanther May 16, 2009 at 6:34 PM

Oooo, another one that sounds good!!! :) Still love the site, still love the little bits about the books that won’t give it all away, but still tells enough to let me know whether it’s worth a read.

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3 peggy February 16, 2010 at 8:51 PM

The book sounds wonderful I can’t wait to read it.And what a great review.

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