Review: Lord Midnight by Donna Cumming

March 7, 2012 B Rating, Reviews 2

Lord Midnight by Donna Cummings
Genre: Historical Romance

Gabriel DeVault has a vendetta against the uncle that stole everything and tried to kill him. He is a dashing highwayman now, but when one nights dealings brings him closer to Marisa Dunsmore, he is intrigued enough to find out more. When he learns Marisa is to wed his uncle, he hatches a scheme to seduce the young miss and gain sentence against his uncle.

Marisa Dunsmore is being escorted to her betrothed home by her brother when her carriage is set upon by a highwayman. She subtly pleads with him to take her away from there. See, she doesn’t want to marry Edmund DeVault. He is old, cold and cruel to her young budding senses. But all her attempt to escape are not fruitful. The dashing highwayman is her last disparate attempt to get away from a cold, loveless marriage.

Marisa’s character was fun, but extremely naïve. She had me laughing at times, but also cringing with a need to make her more knowledgable about her surroundings. This was true to the time period. In one early scene though, Gabriel hides under the covers as Lord Westbrook checks in on Marisa. It was truly unbelievable how he didn’t notice the lumps under the covers were not the shape of a woman.

Gabriel is torn by the vengeance he feels he needs. The interactions with his band of bandits was a delight to watch along with the Scottish man who raised him. Jamie has a secret that comes out in the end that shows just how truly ruthless Edmund is in his quest to produce and heir for his line.

Overall, it was a pretty good book. No great love scenes to fan yourself over, but it does have some fun dialog. I loved how Gabriel calls Marisa his angel.

Rating: B-

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Author’s Website: www.allaboutthewriting.com

*Book provided by author for review. This review is my honest opinion of the book.

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  • Valerie@Intriguing Reads

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  • Sophia Rose

    This reminds me of those old style Regency romps where so much mayhem takes place that’s unbelievable, but fun.

    Thanks for sharing your review!