by Jacquie D`Alessandro

January 2009
ISBN: 978-0-425-22549-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Lady Julianne Bradley may look like a spoiled princess, but beneath the cool composure lies a woman yearning for adventure. She reads of exploits in the scandalous novels along with her friends in the Ladies Literary Society of London. Julianne desires to experience passion like they read about in their books. Especially since her single days are numbered. Her father is arranging for Julianne to marry the insidious Duke of Eastling. Before the marriage takes place and Julianne is moved to Cornwall, she is determined to have her adventure. She knows exactly with whom she wants that adventure. A man forbidden to her: Bow Street Runner Gideon Maynes.

Gideon is investigating the recent outbreak of burglaries and murders in London. Doing so takes him into the world of the wealthy elite, the world of Julianne Bradley. She is exquisite, a paragon of virtue, and completely unavailable to Gideon. His attraction to Julianne makes it difficult to concentrate when she is near. When she is threatened and her father hires Gideon to be her bodyguard it takes every bit of strength he has to withstand the temptation she presents. He knows nothing can come of the feelings he harbors for the beauty and strengthens his resolve to keep his distance emotionally. But when Julianne makes her mind up nothing can save him from being Seduced at Midnight.

Author Jacquie DíAlessandro offers readers the third installment of her Mayhem in Mayfair series, Seduced at Midnight. Julianne and Gideon are multifaceted characters who are interesting as well as charming. Readers canít help but root for the hero and heroine. All seemed to be hopeless for them. I was looking forward to finding out how the author was going to make it all come together. I am pleased to say that I was satisfied with the ending.

Mystery, ghosts, and danger may keep Julianne and Gideon on their toes, but they certainly donít get in the way of the steamy chemistry between the two most interesting main characters in Mayfair.

Seduced at Midnight may be part of a series, but it can be read alone and still enjoyed.

Reviewed in December 2008 by Rho.

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