Book Review | A Midnight Dance
Title: A Midnight Dance
Author: Lila DiPasqua
“Inspired by the tale of Cinderella”… Well, very vaguely perhaps. I will say that I enjoyed this book, it had an very good plot and a villain that could only be termed evil. Any resemblance to the Cinderella story was very cursory. The heroine had a step-mother and two step-sisters but she didn’t hate them. She wasn’t forced to do the housework but if she didn’t help with the chores, the servants couldn’t get it all done. The only negative I can muster up for this book is the coarseness of the language in the sex scenes. Most romance novels sugar-coat these scenes a teensy bit more… Nothing sugar-coated here! Personally, if the hero had talked to me that way, I probably would have slapped him!
The orphaned daughter of the owner of a theatre, Sabine Laurent wants nothing more to find her twin sister but has been left with an unexpected debt after her father died. Left responsible for the care of her stepmother and her daughters, Sabine has come up with a plan. To steal the silver they need to pay their taxes from the son of the man who ruined her family. Coming face to face with him wasn’t part of the plan. Having adored Jules de Moutier since she was an adolescent, seeing him makes stealing from him all the harder.
Jules has plans of his own for the money. His father was hung as a traitor to the crown, all his lands and title forfeited. Jules has every intention of buying back the land and proving his father’s innocence, regaining his birthright in the process. Of course, nothing goes as either of them plan and they have to work together to uncover what really happened to both their families’ fortunes. I recommend it for romance readers but only for those who have a high tolerance for coarse language. The “f-word” finds it into this story a little to much for my tastes, at any rate.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*