Confessions at Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair, #2)
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Confessions at Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair #2)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  627 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Carolyn Turner, Viscountess Wingate, is absolutely shocked by the Ladies Literary Society of London's latest selection. Memoirs of a Mistress is scandalously explicit and downright wicked . . . and it's stirring feelings within Carolyn that she hasn't felt . . . well, ever! She's sure that this steamy read is the only reason she's succumbing to the charms of notorious rogu...more
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Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published December 26th 2007)
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Rachel (BAVR)
Let me start my review by explaining one of my greatest pet peeves in fiction. My brain tends to run for the hills when it's confronted by a book series (typically HR) that touts a group of "independent" women who do something "scandalous" in the cutest way possible to assert their alleged independence. Why? Well, because I find it condescending that the women "asserting" themselves in this manner are typically regarded as some novel, cute thing. Having thoughts of one's own and being interested...more
Fani
I'm probably the only person to like this one better than the first. I liked Daniel's and Carolyn's interactions, their lovemaking scenes and I really felt as if their connection was not only confined in the bedroom -or the carriage, or drawing room for that matter:). It's a well told story, even if it has nothing special or groundbreaking to introduce to the genre. More 3.5* than 4* but still an entertaining read. Don't expect more than a few hours of mindless entertainment by this one and you...more
Juliana
Not trying to be unique here ... but unlike almost everyone else (and to my surprise), I did not like this book

I'm obviously in the minority, but I disliked this book. Normally I'm a fan of Jacquie D'Alessandro's novels, but I found this one and Never A Lady pretty horrible. It took me 11 days to read this book (the *longest* - by many days! - it has ever taken me to read a historical romance) and I literally had to force myself to finish it so I could just write my review and put it away. The f...more
Mary
I've always enjoyed Jacquie d'Alessandro's books, which is why I was so excited to start reading Confessions at Midnight. A beautiful but lonely widow, a handsome and emotionally-aloof bachelor-for-life... what's not to love? Well, for me, it was this book; I didn't love it. It was a fast, enjoyable read, true, but it didn't pack much oomph.

The main characters were certainly sympathetic, and many of the secondary characters were personable, as well (my mouth stretched into a grin every time I re...more
Maureen Feeney
This is the story of Carolyn Turner, Viscountess Wingate (Sarah's older sister) and Daniel Sutton, Lord Surbrooke . Daniel has been in love with Carolyn for 10 years and feels he has waited long enough to make a move on her. Carolyn really loved her late husband and blames these sensual feelings she has towards Daniel on the Ladies Literary Society of London's latest book to read "Memoirs of a Mistress".

I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book but it is still a good read filled with great ban...more
ChloeLeeNH
I loved this second book of her Mayhem in Mayfair series. Again... the h/h really had an attraction the whole way through and it didn't seem like even though there were obstacles that it would be the end all. You weren't stressed the whole time that the HEA was not a given. I can't wait for the next two.
Jane Stewart
Why do I get the feeling she churned this one out in a hurry?

STORY BRIEF:
Daniel met Carolyn 10 years ago and felt love at first sight. That same evening Edward announced his engagement to Carolyn. Daniel sadly avoided her for the next 10 years and had numerous affairs. After 7 years of marriage Edward died 3 years ago. When Daniel sees Carolyn now, he still feels a powerful attraction and decides to pursue her. She feels the same attraction, and they begin an affair even though she feels guilty...more
Lettie
Nota:9/10
Mey Buentipo
The story plot, is usual that you read in some historical romance book. What differ is this, the author is good about the words and easy banter and dialogues both the hero and the heroine have. It amazes me, that I can feel every word. During my readings, I don't care any more about the story plot, but the main characters. At first, I really know who is the murderer is, it's kinda predictable. Although, it didn't stop to read all through because it made me curious about the hero and the heroine....more
Dancer
Carolyn Turner, Viscountess Wingate, is absolutely shocked by the Ladies Literary Society of London's latest selection. Memoirs of a Mistress is scandalously explicit and downright wicked . . . and it's stirring feelings within Carolyn that she hasn't felt . . . well, ever! She's sure that this steamy read is the only reason she's succumbing to the charms of notorious rogue Daniel Sutton, Lord Surbrooke. She couldn't possibly be falling for the rascal and his illicit caresses . . . or could she?...more
Sara
I enjoyed the first book of the series better. I liked the continuity of the main characters from the first book appearing in this book. Much of the witty dialog and intense pacing that was characteristic of the first book was missing. The characters of Daniel and Carolyn could have developed more. There were missed opportunities for the story to take some interesting directions. The revelation of Lady Walsh as the killer seemed rushed. She and Daniel's other lovers didn't appear to be predatory...more
Minh
While I enjoyed the first novel in the series, I suspect it may be more due to the fact that the main character was a slightly overlooked, yet nice girl who somehow managed to snag a gorgeous man.

In this installment, Carolyn is a widow who against all odds she managed to find a love match with her first husband. Our Hero has known Carolyn for 10 years, since the day of her engagement actually, and naturally has been in love with her for just about that long.

Insert SCANDAL! And Affairs! But to...more
Germaine
This book just went on too long. The author has given us two likeable characters in the hero and heroine, but she has spent waaaaay too many words on their angst over their relationship, and their internal dialogues goes on waaaay too long. There's also a "mystery" thrown in which really adds nothing except to allow the h/H to display further angst. It's also poorly constructed. It could have been left out, and the book would have been shorter and better.

For $.99 this wasn't bad, and the seconda...more
Shannon
The 2nd story of the Ladies Literary Society of London members, this tale is Carolyn's, the beautiful widowed sister of Sarah (first book). The dashing Daniel, Carolyn's brother in law's best friend has been in lust with her for over a decade and as Carolyn re-enters society 3 years after her beloved husband's death, Daniel makes his move. A steamy book, (much more so than the first story) that emphasizes the passion between Carolyn and Daniel. Not as charming as the first book, but definitely m...more
Mary Irureta-Balletta
Lovely, lovely, lovely!! Daniel Sutton was so refreshing after reading so many historical romance jerks. A rake who doesn't go mistreating his lovers...it just happens he's never fallen in love with anybody and that's because he's been in love with Lady Wingate for 10 years. East, breezy, light-hearted romantic story...oh, and did i say lovely? Can't wait to read more of D'alessandro's books! :)
Bebe Four
3+
The ending was a bit abrupt for an otherwise enjoyable read.
Jadzia
As much as I like the theme of a hero loving heroine for years, this one I didn't like very much. It was simply boring. There was a "criminal" theme, a painful secret form the hero's past and so on, but it was a little too emotionless and nothing exciting actually happened.
Jessica
This was okay but I did not like it as well as the first book in the series, and of course, the title of said book now escapes me. Carolyn was not as likable as Sarah and I am not overly fond of stories where the heroine is a widow.
April
A delicious Regency read!! Engaging characters and an entertaining plot line. Nice amount of steam to keep the story popping!

I love a lively historical with all the pomp and circumstance! Really enjoyable read!

A fun series.
Tapley
This was a very quick read, and lots of fun. The story is racy and keeps a readers interest, and doesn't take itself too seriously. I wouldn't call this a top romance of the year, but I would certainly suggest it to fans of the genre.
Courtney Tonokawa
I loved this book as much as the first one...it had surprising twists and turns, and the revelation of the culprit was a surprise. I love that even up until the last page, the story was brimming with suspense.
Jennifer
I liked how Daniel has been in love with Caroline since he met her. I feel that Caroline's idolization of her dead husband is a bit overboard.
shivani
a little unbelievable but a good read
the plot dint really make sense so much, but 4 stars for the writing, the humor and the passion :)
Gypsie Holley
Pretty darn good, the first chapter was very, very entertaining!
Danette Steward
Fast read. Steamy. Will read the rest of the series.
L.
Didn't like it as much as the previous book in the series.
Sotiria
i loveeee this series and d'alessandro is great!!!<3
Kassie
This was good, but not the best!!!!
Shobha
Mindless historical romance.
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