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Mistress by Midnight (Scandalous Women of the Ton - Book 3)

Mistress by Midnight (Scandalous Women of the Ton - Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Nicola Cornick
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“To have one unfaithful wife could be construed as a misfortune. To have two would be worse than careless. ”

London, November 1814

Merryn Fenner is on a mission to ruin the Duke of Farne. A beautiful bluestocking with a penchant for justice, Merryn has waited ten years to satisfy her revenge against sensual, mysterious Garrick Northesk. Her family name had been tarnished at his hands, her life destroyed. And now she intends to return the favour – by finding the true heir to the duke’s title and disinheriting Garrick.

Yet when a disaster traps Merryn and Garrick together, white-hot desire stirs between the two sworn enemies. Her reputation utterly compromised, Merryn is forced to do the one thing she cannot bear: accept the scandalous marriage proposal of the man she has vowed to ruin.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2021 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B006L0BNTK
  • Publisher: MIRA (19 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EWG8AU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nicola Cornick is a historian and historical romance author. She studied at London University and Ruskin College Oxford and works for the National Trust as a guide at the seventeenth century hunting lodge Ashdown House in Oxfordshire. Her award-winning books are international bestsellers and have been translated into 26 languages.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mistress by Midnight 22 Nov 2011
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This is the third book in Nicola Cornicks Scandalous woman of the ton series, coming after Whisper of Scandal (MIRA), and One Wicked Sin (MIRA). It focuses on the story of Lady Merryn Fenner and Garrick, Duke of Farne. Merryn was first intoduced in Whisper of Scandal, as Joanna's younger sister, and Garrick was introduced in One wicked sin, as Ethans half brother.

Merryn, the overlooked bluestoking sister of two of the tons most fabulous socialites, has a secret life working bringing justice to people. She is haunted by her brothers early death, killed in a duel against his best friend, who she holds a strong overwhelming hatred for. Garrick, has just reluctently inheritied the title of Duke of Farne after his brutish fathers death. He has only recently returned from exile overseas after killing a man in a duel...
When they first meet, there is an instant connection, but is there too much history and emotion inbetween them for them ever to get their happy ending?

This book was truely delicious. I couldnt put it down, and would rush back to it between readings, desperate for the happy ending. Both characters jumped off the page and felt truely life like. The plot had many unexpected twists and turns: some hilarious, some shocking, and some heart warming, which made for great reading. This was one of my all time favourite Nicola Cornick books, everyone should read it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining historical romance 25 Nov 2011
By Nimue
Format:Kindle Edition
First I have to admit that I didn't read the first two novels in this series, but this didn't lessen my reading joy a bit. I'm a big fan of Nicola Cornick's writing and once again she didn't disappoint. This book is very amusing, with lively dialogues and interesting characters.

Merryn is a naive 25-year old noblewoman who is determined to revenge her dead brother, who was killed in a duel by Garrick Northesk. In contrast to most young women of the tom she isn't interested at all in balls, gifts and a husband. She loves books, research and intellectual topics. Garrick in contrast has seen to much of the world and is a very lonely man who is despised by a lot of people and at the same time sought-after because of his title.

When they meet they immediately are attracted to each other. Garrick is especially fascinated by Merryn. Then he realises that she is hell-bound on taking revenge on him and that by doing she so she would unintentionally reveal a well-hidden secret. It becomes clear very fast that something is odd. Garrick behaves noble and without any mean intentions quite contrary to the story of the duel and the killing of his formerly best friend. But Marry is blind to all obvious facts and this became annoying at some point.

This book has a all the classic features of an historical romance: a naive but lovely heroine, a suffering but noble hero, a dark, hidden secret/past and a lot of attraction. And though this all sounds like a cliché I loved how Nicola Cornick formed a very individual romance. And I love how she integrated some interesting historic facts like the beer flood.

For me this was an almost perfect historical romance. I liked the characters and how they developed. I especially liked the banter between the main characters. The plot was convincing and the ending was great.

*** ARC courtesy of Publisher via NetGalley ***
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By cat3
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Bought Book 1 on Kindle 99p Deal of the Day and was hooked. Great read - best if you read the series in order as, whilst they are individual books, they intertwine with the characters. Will definitely read more of her books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mistress by Midnight 26 Dec 2013
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What can I say but another great historical novel and worth the 5 stars, or more, if I could give them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good hard to put down 20 Sep 2013
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Very good read. Nicestory kept you enthralled. Certainly recommend to anyone else
Found the characters interesting in their own right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roll on Number 4 please 12 Aug 2013
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Same as number two. Getting to know all of the people on the ton.
Great. Intriguing.
Now on number six
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