Dancing at Midnight (Splendid #2)
When a suitor tells Arabella he's willing to overlook her appalling bluestocking tendencies on account of her looks and fortune, she decides to take a break from the Marriage Mart. During an extended stay in the country, she never expects to meet Lord John Blackwood,...more
Not that he's a bad hero, but he gives a reader whiplash. He will go from relaxed and bantering with the heroine to yelling "You can never understand what I've done!" and crushing her into a kiss, then push her away in the space of ten seconds.
It's Julia Quinn's second book and it's nice to know that she improves. A lot of this book is...more
Cute! Love it!
June 29-July 1, 2013
I love this book! Oooooohhhh! You forget how AWFUL the bad guy is! I wish John had (view spoiler)[shot the guy's man-parts off instead of shooting him in the butt! >:( (hide spoiler)] Bella and John are pretty great though. I'm gonna read Dunford's book next! It's been a while!
January 22-25, 2011
Ditto my 2007 comments! :) I think John's issues are more reasonable NOW than I apparently did then, though. He's a great, great character! I love how...more
I liked the beginning, sounded entertaining and different. But then it went downhill. I did loved the characters though, all of them.
My problem with this installment was that the romance felt forced and unbelievable. I hate it when characters get in love in the first week. But I hate it even more when it becomes extremely cheesy which was the case with this story. I mean, there's a limited number of times I c...more
When I first added this book to my to-reads list, I added it with the other two books in the series. So I didn’t know any of the characters or how they were connected. After reading Splendid, I expected Belle to be paired up with Dunford. Imagine my disappointment when I saw some other hero’s name in the description thingy. Ya I know it was mentioned that they were simply friends but but but but… awwwww. I had a similar feeling of confusion when I read Scandal in Spring because I expected Cam to...more
This is the second book in the Blydon series. Although the...more
The second book in the series tells the story of calm and rational cousin Belle, and the wounded war hero, John.
Needless to say I liked the two characters. For those who read the previous book, I thought Belle and John were better written than their predecessors. But this is due to t...more
Some of the things Belle did were highly stupid - walking with just her maid in the park after it's known som...more
I usually really like the tortured hero thing, but not in this instance. The heroine was okay, but seemed doormat-y by taking the bipolar hero back too easily. I didn't feel that either character was fleshed out enough either and things went from boring to frustrating to whacky. Melodrama galore!
I really enjoyed the p...more
I have two rather serious disappointments with the novel. One was that I thought Lord Dunford was the hero of this novel. Oh, what could I say? But I love him from the first novel of this series entitled, "Splendid"! I always thought there was a spark between him and Lady Arabella Blydon. But then when I started reading the story, what I thought was proven wrong because in reality, there really wasn't any sparks- which was my second disappointment because I always thought my inst...more
I found this book on my shelf, and it has been a while since I have read a number by Quinn, so I though, "Why the heck not anyway?"
Good lord. No wonder I subconciously never went back to Quinn.
This book is the second instalment to the Splendid series. I found the first book mildly palatable, and Anna seemed like a pretty decent woman, so I was curious to read up on her story (...more
I really liked both Bella and John and thought they were a great couple. The only drawback w...more
John Blackwood mendapat gelarnya karena berjasa semasa perang. Akan tetapi perang itu juga membawa luka padanya, tidak hanya fisik, tapi batinn...more
We'll it did take me a really long time to finish this book. But only because I been extremely busy and my damn Ereader has been Acting up again. But this one was truly adorable. Us readers will fall truly in love with this book the Author has truly made all her books to life for you.
As a reader we fall in love with certain Character's and we hope to see them in there own book and hope to see them again and hope to see them have a happy ending. That's where Belle comes in and found h...more
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Her warm, bright smile makes me want to try
To give her the world,
And when she's curled
Up in my arms where I can feel her touch,
I realize again that I love her so much.
My world has turned from black to white.
Kissing in starlight, basking in sunlight, dancing at midnight.'
~John's poem for Belle”
"No," he whispered. "It's yours.”