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Handling time. Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab. Taxes may be applicable at checkout. Learn more. Return policy. While there is nothing inherently wrong with having external obstacles as opposed to internal ones, they are problematic in a wallpaper historical, where the circumstances of external world are not as mitigating as they would be in a more traditional historical.
More specifically, I feel like the external obstacles in "A Night like This" were too easily resolved, and led to little or no growth on the part of the characters. For books that are mostly character-driven, this is a huge loss. Take the frowned-upon match between an Earl and a governess as an example. Many of Anne's decisions were affected by the reasonable assumption that Daniel could never marry her, due to the strictures of the society they live in. This view of the world was reiterated by side-characters eg. Lady Pleinsworth , and seemed to pose a serious problem.
But the resolution of this problem was hardly a resolution at all - the hero just ignores the strictures of society, decides to marry her, and the consequences of this decision are not addressed at all. This obstacle fails to develop Daniel and Anne's characters in any interesting way, and also makes the world they live in feel inconsistent. It's as if Anne is living in a traditional historical, but Daniel is living in a wallpaper historical sometimes.
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Another thing that I often enjoyed about Quinn's previous novels is the quirkiness of the side characters, which often shows up in the cute dialogue sequences. At some points in this book and the previous in the Smythe-Smith quartet , however, some of the dialogue seemed too random and irrelevant, to the point where it was slightly irritating. Having said that, however, I did enjoy reading the book, even though it didn't engage me as much as I would have preferred.
Daniel and Anne are likeable characters, and the side-characters are too. This book has a few common elements such as love-at-first-sigh, and a governess with a big secret! It has a consistent pacing to a much darker turn of events. I was expecting a different conclusion to the story, not as predictable as it turned to be.
A Night Like This has great pacing and one of the kindest heroes I've ever read about in romance novels!
Daniel was absolutely fantastic! I still don't feel like I'm a part of the Smythe-Smith family, but it was a believable romance, with clever and s This book has a few common elements such as love-at-first-sigh, and a governess with a big secret! I still don't feel like I'm a part of the Smythe-Smith family, but it was a believable romance, with clever and sweet characters that I adored. I believe this novel to be inferior to it's precedent, Just Like Heaven.
Not as funny, not as creative with the plot and more predictable than she usually is. Some times I didn't feel like I was reading a Julia Quinn novel, something that makes her books so magical was missing from it. Not as light and fun as I expected it to be. Not a typical Julia Quinn novel, A Night Like This has its charm in simple moments but, unfortunately, disappoints the most loyal readers towards the end. But the joy of reading her books is always there.
A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet Series #2)
Shelves: omg-was-it-fun-or-what , sweetnsexy-beta , julia-quinn , arc-reviewcopy-netgalley-edelweiss , favorites , i-wanna-have-your-babies , gimme-some-connor-daniel. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book Absolutely amazing; fun, witty and much much more! Both Daniel and Anne were excellent as characters; Daniel, the sweet JQ hero with a penchant for humor and Anne, the smart, beautifu My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book Both Daniel and Anne were excellent as characters; Daniel, the sweet JQ hero with a penchant for humor and Anne, the smart, beautiful and adorable governess to the Pleinsworth girls.
Their dialogues with or without Harriet, Elizabeth and Frances were superbly funny, with a healthy dose of good-natured sarcasm.
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Utterly delicious for words! I found myself chuckling, laughing out loud, snickering There was a darker undertone as well, with a madman bend on doing harm but that was something I thought a bit overblown. This book starts with a prologue of the past and how Daniel came to be exiled in the first place. He dueled we knew it but I thought I read it was over some woman, apparently it was over a so-called cheating at cards with one of his best friends, Hugh.
The whole thing, including the debacle of a duel that leaves both Hugh and Daniel wounded, was all a big misunderstanding, and a bit of drunken delusion from both sides. And Daniel feels bad that how a simple nothing and a little impetuous action led to this disaster. So Daniel returns to London, just the day when the infamous Smythe-Smith musicale was taking place, that was held at the end of Just Like Heaven.
This book has a bit of an intertwined plot. Her beauty just gets him tongue-tied. After that, Daniel is resolute to sought Anne out. Anne knows her place in the world, and she learned it in the hardest of ways possible.gatsbydesign.co.uk/christine.php
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She lived far away from London, in a small town. She was aware that she was beautiful and maybe a vain in that regard. Anne leaves her family forever, along with a threat from Chervill, who promises to come after her someday and have revenge for his disfigurement. Afterwards, Anne took a new name and spent her time being a companion and a governess. But this obsession from Lord Winstead and her own obsession over him might ruin everything for her. And there are , wherever Frances, the youngest is.
She just loves them and Oh yes, those plays are practiced and umm God, you just have to read it to believe it all! Daniel is also happy to have her here. So, as you can see, I had fun, plain and simple.