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A Midsummer Night's Sin (Blackthorn Brothers #2)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  719 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
Meet the Blackthorn Brothers—three unrepentant scoundrels infamous for being mad, bad and perilous to love.

Handsome as the devil and twice as tempting, Robin "Puck" Blackthorn lives for the pleasures of the moment. His only rule—never dally with an innocent woman. But when an encounter at a masquerade ball leaves him coveting the one woman who refuses to succumb to his cha
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Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by HQN Books
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Fani *loves angst*
Puck, one of the three Blackthorn bastards, and Regina Hackett meet in a daring masquerade, not meant for innocent young ladies. Their one heated encounter would probably be their last if Regina's cousin wasn't abducted at one point, bringing Puck and Regina together as they try to save Regina's cousin from the hands of white slavers. Unfortunately, though the attraction between them is instantaneous and Puck's almost in love from that first meeting, Regina's father, a rich merchant married to a ...more
Ruth
This was a great follow-up to the first in the Blackthorn Brothers series, The Taming of the Rake, provided to me by netgalley.

This is not soul-searching, angsty stuff, but is incredibly entertaining fluff nonetheless. The plot is somewhat more serious than The Taming of the Rake, but the dialogue, and the hero and heroine are wonderfully, liberatingly entertaining. The series is loosely based upon Shakespeare's notable comedies, and they leave you with that same light-hearted, happy feeling wh
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Caitlin Peterson
Oct 18, 2011 Caitlin Peterson rated it it was ok
Puck and Regina first meet at at a masked ball. Regina was convinced - agaist her better judgment - to attend by her cousin, Miranda, who says that a night away from chaperones and more suitable company will be just the thing. Regina and Miranda become separated at the ball, and while searching for her cousin Regina bumps into Puck, who is the most handsome man she has ever seen. Puck is intrigued by this young beauty, and sets out to seduce her thinking she is a lady at the night. After all, wh ...more
Jen
Aug 29, 2011 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-netgalley
Love this story! How sweet - I'm defiantly in love with Puck :)

The book starts off as we learn about how Puck is worshipped in France. Everyone wants to look like him, be seen with him, act like him - why? because Puck is that type of guy that is just all around fun to be around. He knows how to make you smile without even trying. He can make you swoon with a touch of his hand - he's just that guy that both male and female want to be around ...

Until he gets to England - his home... there he is
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rameau
If a group of modern people locked away their phones and laptops and every other gadget, decided to dress up like people from the 19th century and act out a story of romance and human trafficking, this is what it would look like. I expect.

The world building in this book is skin deep at best. Sure they dress in fancy dresses and go about in carriages, but no one really acts like a 19th century person. Hasn't the author read Jane Austen? There's a reason why I learned Mr Darcy's first name only in
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Katie Michaels
Nov 25, 2011 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it
Kasey Michaels continues her trilogy surrounding the bastard Blackthorns, with this second installment focusing on the mercurial, youngest brother Puck. As the story begins, Puck is trying to manipulate his way into London society. And it,s at a masked ball, he first meets Regina. The young girl and her cousin had snuck into the ball for a bit of adventure. But it turns into something more than they bargained for when cousin Miranda is kidnapped.

Puck comes to the rescue, helping Regina get home
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Moni
Jun 27, 2012 Moni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Note: this review is more of a 3 1/2 star versus a 4 star.) I ask you, people, can a male lead in a romance novel named Puck ever be a bad thing? Possibly. But not here. Puck and Regina are likeable, fun characters, although Regina can fall a bit flat at times. The particular issue I have with this book is the storyline. It takes over the novel, leaving very, very little to the actual relationship between the leads. Don't get me wrong, I love plenty of plot, but I felt the first book in the ser ...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead


Two enjoyable characters and a mystery to solve. What is there not to like?

I wasn't that fond of book 1 in the Blackthorn Brothers series. So I was surprised when I found myself immersed in this book, and I really liked the main characters- Regina and Puck. I found the characters well developed and neither had the annoying characteristics that are so common in historical romance novels lately. Instead, Puck was fun, energetic and wasn't burdened by tragedy or drama. Regina was smart, fun and ne
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Marlene
Feb 05, 2012 Marlene rated it it was amazing
Robin Goodfellow Blackthorn is the youngest of the Blackthorn Brothers. Having been blessed, or cursed with this Shakespearean name by his actress mother, he is, of course, generally called 'Puck'. As one of the Blackthorn bastards, he has felt compelled to live up to the 'Trickster' aspects of his Puckish nickname, but in A Midsummer Night's Sin, the second Blackthorn Brothers book by Kasey Michaels, both the dark and light sides of Puck's nature are required in order to bring this complex but ...more
SidneyKay
Nov 09, 2011 SidneyKay rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-regency
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Livia Dane
Dec 08, 2011 Livia Dane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blurb from Amazon:

Meet the Blackthorn Brothers—three unrepentant scoundrels infamous for being mad, bad and perilous to love.

Handsome as the devil and twice as tempting, Robin "Puck" Blackthorn lives for the pleasures of the moment. His only rule—never dally with an innocent woman. But when an encounter at a masquerade ball leaves him coveting the one woman who refuses to succumb to his charms, Puck realizes that some rules were made to be broken….

Scandalized to discover that the masked man wi
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Lonestar Mama
Oct 18, 2011 Lonestar Mama rated it it was ok
Puck and Regina first meet at at a masked ball. Regina was convinced - agaist her better judgment - to attend by her cousin, Miranda, who says that a night away from chaperones and more suitable company will be just the thing. Regina and Miranda become separated at the ball, and while searching for her cousin Regina bumps into Puck, who is the most handsome man she has ever seen. Puck is intrigued by this young beauty, and sets out to seduce her thinking she is a lady at the night. After all, wh ...more
Lisa
Regina Hackett believes she is on the way to yet another recital with her cousin Miranda so she can be shown off to her best advantage as her fathers only goal for her is to marry no less than an earl for him. But when Miranda springs the idea of attending a masquerade ball, Regina is reluctantly talked into switching plans. After all, the freedom to just dance and be herself for just a bit of time is to hard to resist as she is tired of always being perfect for fear of her fathers wrath. While ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Regina Hackett and Robin Goodfellow Blackthorn (Puck) meet at a taboo mask ball and become embroiled in a search for missing girls, one of whom is Regina’s cousin Miranda, whose blood is all noble—not diluted like Regina’s that is polluted with blood of her rich but crude tradesman father.

Regina knows she is a commodity to her father who plans for her to marry a nobleman and have sons so Reginald Hackett can say his grandsons are lor
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Nicole
Review originally published here: http://thebookpushers.com/2011/12/14/...

Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: NetGalley

Regina Hackett’s father has more money than most but a happy home life is something she’s never known. Regina and her cousin Miranda make a snap decision one night to go out to a masquerade ball, and Miranda gets kidnapped. Regina pairs up with Puck, the sexy bastard son of a Marquis to find her dear cousin.

Puck lives life to the fullest, and Regina is one wo
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L.E.Olteano
What a great thing it is, when a an intriguing story meets charming characters under the loving lead of good writing and delectable wit! I've had SO much fun reading this book!

It wasn't really a midsummer's night sin since it's midwinter more like right now, but it certainly was a night's sin, I'm writing this at 11 AM after a sleepless but readingly rich night (yes, one is entitles to create words whenever the inspiration strikes, lol)! I just couldn't stop reading it, I was having too much fun
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Anita
Oct 28, 2011 Anita rated it really liked it
GENRE: Adult Historical Romance

FORM: e-Book, NetGalley

SERIES: Blackthorn Brothers

PUBLICATION DATE: November 29, 2011


SYNOPSIS: A book of mischief and curiosity gone wrong, Regina and Miranda were just looking to have a little bit of fun when they showed up to a risqué masquerade ball, but the consequences of that bit of fun will mean unearthing a crime spree that has been, until recently, been kept secret from London’s elite. A horror that ends up hitting too close to home for Regina’s sake. Than
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.com.

Robin Goodfellow “Puck” Blackthorn was named by his actress mother after the mischievous trickster from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Living up to his namesake, Puck lives in the moment and embraces all of the pleasures life has to offer, from parties to women to fine clothes to scheming and adventure. His ridiculous facade hides a clever and wily nature, however, and when he is called upon to rescue a d
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Tonileg
Historical English romance with white slavery mystery which brings together two people that would never have met, a rich bastard born nobleman who lives on the edges of 'good' society and a daughter of a noble lady and a vulgar rich merchant who had bought into that same society, but strangely enough Puck the bastard is more accepted into the noble society because he was sort of born into it and didn't just try to buy in.
This is the second book in the series of three bastard brothers which I did
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Fref
May 18, 2013 Fref rated it liked it
Quite an entertaining read for what this is, which is fluff. The heroine, Regina, was quite cool, not idiotic, not bitchy, but also very easily won over to modern morals. (I also think the author missed something here - its not the missing hymen that was the giveaway for a loss of virginity - it was the stonking huge preggers tummy. With no reliable contraception, it wasn't just old-fashioned prudishness they had to overcome. ) Puck wasn't an alpha bastard - though I struggled to see him as magn ...more
Erin
Jan 06, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
I found Kasey Michaels through her Daughtry family series and was excited to see a new historical series from her. This is the second in the Blackthorn series regarding 3 brothers, the bastard sons of the Marquess of Blackthorn. The first book, The Taming of a Rake, reveals that the Marquess and his Mistress were very much in love, but she refused to marry him, instead wishing to pursue life as an actress. Instead, the Marquess married her sister, who is developmentally disabled, in order to pro ...more
Becky
Nov 06, 2011 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, netgalley
This was my first book by this author, though it won't be my last. It's actually the second in the series--and I'm definitely going to pick up the first when I get a chance--but the characters tell you enough about themselves that you don't feel as if you're lost if you jump into this one first.

Very much a part of Regina and Puck's story is the fact that neither of them has an ideal life. Regina's mother has turned to alcoholism as her method of dealing with Regina's father, a rich, unscrupulou
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Alycia
Robin Goodfellow Blackthorn, also known as Puck is one of three Blackthorn bastards and one of the ton's rakes. He was a hero easy to like. Everything was pretty straight forward with him. He wasn't a tortured hero, just learned to deal with life's adversities like being admitted to ton functions, but never fully accepted because of the circumstances of his birth. He was refreshing, willing to help the heroine, made light of situations, and quoted Shakespeare.

Puck meets the heroine at a masque
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Rhonda
Oct 24, 2011 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review: Midsummer Night's Sin by Kasey Michaels
4 STARS
It was a good story though the mystery part I figured out real early on in the story. Regina was on her first season of the ton. She knew her father wanted her to marry her off to at least a Duke. Her father Reginald Hackett was into shipping and made a fortune. In fact he bought his wife who is lady Leticia her family had the social standings but not the money to pay his debts. He thought Regina marriage should advance him even farther.
Mira
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♫♥✿LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ (Chasity)

Historical Romance is not a genre I read. I believe this is the second one I've read. Even though it is not my go-to genre I must admit that I enjoyed A Midsummer Night's Sin. Robin “Puck” Blackthorn is mostly reason as to my enjoyment. His character has a relax tone and wild sense of humor. Puck is infectious and I'm ready and willing to be contaminated.

A Midsummer Night's Sin starts with two young lady's grasping at an opportunity to be reckless, spontaneous and to hide behind the anonymity a
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

3.5 Stars


Funny and witty but also at times a bit dull and slow. The premise of this story was interesting enough, two girls of "society" are supposed to go to a society ball but instead go to a Masquerade party thinking it'll be fun, and yes they lie to their parents. However this Masquerade is more for adult tastes, yes pretty much a kinky fuckery fest.

Regina kinda looses sight of her cousin at the party and manages to meet a gentleman follows him outsi
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Wicked ♥  (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess
Reviewed for Wickedly Bookish
http://wickedlybookish.blogspot.com/

Puck is quite literally a sexy bastard. Women want to bed him and men want to be him. However, after returning to London after a long stay in Paris, Puck finds the English are a bit more concerned with his bastard status than his Parisian fanbase.

Regina is the daughter of a status seeking merchant who intends to profit off of marrying her to a title. Only seen as a commodity by her father and left to fend for herself by her alcohol
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Gaby
Posted at Oh My Books!

I read the first book from the Blackthorn Brothers series, The Taming of the Rake, and loved it! So I had to continue reading this series, and I'm not disappointed :P

Robin Puck Blackthorn is the sexy brother. Gorgeous, fun and just relaxed, he wants to be accepted in the London society as he was accepted in France. Of course, he's going to need a little help. But what he doesn't need is to fall in love with beautiful and young Regina.

Regina is young and doesn't feel very be
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Kelly
Sep 04, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Puck. Puck made this book entirely fun, amusing and a whole bunch of other words that make me smile. The guy loves life and he lives large. He finds enjoyment in everything, including being knocked on his butt in a filthy puddle and stinking to high heaven afterward. I appreciate that in characters. A lot.

Although I haven't read the first book in this series, I had no problem at all jumping in with both feet and immersing myself. And oh, what a ride it was. Secret kisses in the garden. Naughty w
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Sharon Tyler
Oct 28, 2011 Sharon Tyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Midsummer Night's Sin by Kasey Michaels is the second historical romance in the Blackthorn Brothers trilogy. It is slated for release on November 29 2011. Each book in the series follows one of the unconventional brothers as they find love. In A Midsummer Night's Sin, readers learn more about Robin "Puck" Blackthorn. The youngest of the brothers is known as the fun loving rake, a foolish but harmless playboy. Regina Hackett has long known that she is a pawn in her father's plan to gain title, ...more
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“Come away with me now, sweet tease, and we will pleasure each other all the night long. We will strip off these masks, and with them rid ourselves of all inhibition. You do not yet know me, but I will soon know your every delectable inch, taste your nectar, explore your most intimate, womanly secrets. I will take you where you have never been, touch you in ways you have never been touched. Until you weep with the joy of it.” 2 likes
“They could flee to Paris. To America. He had the money; she'd want for nothing. He'd take the mother, if she insisted. The mother, the maid, her pet spaniel, if she had one. He'd go anywhere, dare anything, to have her.

And he knew nothing about her.

Was love insanity, or insanity love?”
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