A Night Like This

A Night Like This

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Nora Roberts calls Julia Quinn's novels, "Delightful." The #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the irresistible Bridgerton family, Quinn offers historical romance readers new delights with A Night Like This--the second book (following the phenomenal Just Like Heaven) to feature the affairs, romantic and melodic, of the endearing, if painfully untalented, Smythe-Smith musicians. On A Night Like This in Regency England, anything can happen, especially when a beautiful pianist sitting in at the annual Smythe-Smith musicale catches the eye of a haunted, hunted man in desperate need of redemption. There is simply no author in the realm of historical romance fiction hotter than the remarkable Julia Quinn--and anyone who has ever been swept away by the love stories of Amanda Quick, Lisa Kleypas, or Jill Barnett will cherish A Night Like This.
Publisher: New York : Avon, c2012.
ISBN: 9780062072900
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,18 cm.


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May 16, 2017

I enjoy reading romances, along with other genres. The first Julia Quinn book I read was good enough that I followed it with one of her other Smythe-Smith books. This one started off just fine, but when she decided to share details of sexual activities of the main characters, it turns it into a poor-read for me. Come on, most of us can use our imagination that we don't need to know the explicit details!!
I wouldn't recommend this book, other than if you enjoy reading English 1800 romances and aren't turned off about reading details of the characters' sexual acts.

mindonfire Feb 22, 2015

Not one of her best, but a fun read. Too much of the dialogue felt contrived and the story too far-fetched, even for a Regency romance.

KCFinnegan Sep 15, 2012

A fun, whimsical read. Some inane banter though, but easy enough to quickly read over. Not one of her best but still enjoyable.

rowanquincy Aug 14, 2012

A standard romance. Attractive. poor governess meets young reckless nobleman. totally predictable, cardboard characters.

Jun 29, 2012

I love all of Julia Quinn's books. She does a wonderful job of combining humor, romance, and an interesting plot. This is the second in the Smythe-Smith Quartet and focuses on Daniel Smythe-Smith, Earl of Winstead, and Anne Wynters, governess.

crystal_dark Jun 19, 2012

I loved this book! It was full of intriguing characters and had a great plot full of twists and surprises that keep you reading till the last page.

Jun 13, 2012

Once again, Julia Quinn works her magic on a Regency romance. Of course true love will prevail, but the pleasure is in how our couple gets there. Quinn's funny and that totally works for me!


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crystal_dark Jun 19, 2012

“Love is blind,” Harriet quipped. “But not illiterate,” Elizabeth retorted. ― Julia Quinn, A Night Like This - Pg. 59

crystal_dark Jun 19, 2012

“Daniel chuckled. Whoever that poor girl was, he hoped his family was paying her well.
And then, finally, she lifted her fingers from the keys as Daisy began her painful violin solo. He watched her exhale, stretching her fingers, and then . . .

She looked up.

Time stopped. It simply stopped. It was the most maudlin and clichéd way of describing it, but those few seconds when her face was lifted toward his . . . they stretched and pulled, melting into eternity.

She was beautiful. But that didn’t explain it. He’d seen beautiful women before. He’d slept with plenty of them, even. But this . . . Her . . . She . . .

Even his thoughts were tongue-tied.”
― Julia Quinn, A Night Like This

crystal_dark Jun 19, 2012

“I was told once that the most important part of a fight is making sure your opponent looks worse than you do when you’re through.”
― Julia Quinn, A Night Like This


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crystal_dark Apr 07, 2012

Smythe-Smith Quartet #2 / Expected Publication - May 29th 2012: Anne Wynter’s job as governess to three highborn young ladies can be a challenge – in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he's the first man who has truly tempted her, and it's getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman. Daniel Smythe-Smith might be in mortal danger, but that's not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family's annual musicale, he vows to pursue her. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending . . . (From Goodreads)

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