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Lord Midnight

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  17 reviews
GABRIEL DeVAULT, a dashing highwayman, lives to avenge himself against the uncle who stole his title and tried to kill him as a child. One night's robbery yields unexpected riches when his uncle's spirited bride-to-be falls into Gabriel's arms. Now his plans for vengeance include seduction of the innocent miss, in the home that once was his own.

MARISA DUNSMORE is blackmail...more
Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 271 pages
Published November 13th 2013 (first published December 22nd 2011)
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Marisa Dunsmore is on her way to her betrothed's home, Lord Westbrook, to get better acquainted with him and she is in deep despair over the forced union but has been blackmailed by her father into the marriage to protect her loving aunt. She is praying for any sort of distraction to force the engagement to end when her carriage is suddenly stopped by a highwayman! Marisa believes her prayers have been answered, especially when a deep attraction between herself and the mysterious highwayman is i...more
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What a great story this was! We have a heroine, Marisa Dunsmore, who is betrothed to Lord Westbrook, who is the uncle to our hero, Gabriel DeVault, AKA Lord Midnight, and who is thought to be dead.

Marisa is not so happy with this forced arrangement by her father, but she has no choice if she’s to protect her aunt. As she and her brother are en route to Westbrooke Hall in order for her to spend some time with Lord Westbrooke, they are...more
This was a 3 1/2 stars for me.

Gabriel seeks revenge. He was wronged and basically kicked out of his own home when he was a lad. Well, both his parents were killed in an "accident" and Gabriel was the sole survivor. His uncle thought he'd killed him too, but destiny had something else in store for Gabriel as he survived. Now Gabriel wants back what is rigthfully his.

Marisa wants to escape marriage to Lord Westbrook, but every time she tries to run away something always happens and she fails. Sh...more
Mar 25, 2012 Babs rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romance, Historical
Shelves: romance
Marisa is trying everything she can think of not to marry Edmund, Lord Westbrook. Nothing seems to work until on the way to Lord Westbrook's home the carriage was stopped by highwayman. She even tries to go with them to the horror of her brother. The highwayman take what they were looking for, the kinds jewels. The carriage is sent on to Westbrook.

When Edmund finds out the jewels are missing he gets really nervous and starts pushing the wedding even more. Will Marisa get out of the marriage? Wil...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by: Regan
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

This is an interesting Regency romance. Cummings’ writing is very good and she has presented a solid story, obviously taking care to convey a feeling for the period—and that is why I’m giving this book 4 stars. However, the middle of the story dragged for me. There just wasn’t that much happening, and after a while, the scenes in her bedroom with Gabriel began to feel repetitive.

The love scenes were also a bit...more
Mae Clair
Do you like fairy-tale romances? HEAs? Dashing heroes and capable, yet beguilingly innocent, heroines? If so, you’ll love this story! Heroine Marissa Dunsmore’s wretched father has promised her hand to the despicable Lord Westbrook, a man who feigns charm on the outside while harboring a dark and nasty soul. Marissa is a breath of fresh air - - guileless yet determined, constantly plotting a means to escape her fate while skillfully (and entertainingly) playing a scatterbrain when it suits her....more
Liz at Fictional Candy
I don’t normally read historical romance… heck, historical anything. I can probably count the number of books on two hands. I’m a modern girl, I like the ease of modern conveniences. But like I’ve said, occasionally I like to try to broaden my horizons. Enter Lord Midnight.

This book was really exciting for me from beginning to end! It caught me by surprise, I wasn’t expecting characters that I cared for, beautiful scenery, and drama to rival any other. There were words and terms that I don’t und...more
Silver James
Lord Midnight Donna Cummings has one of those distinctive "voices", no matter the romance genre she's writing. LORD MIDNIGHT is the story of Gabriel DeVault and Marisa Dunsmore. Gabriel, a dashing highwayman, wants revenge on his uncle for the death of his parents, the usurping of his title. The fact his uncle, Edmund, also tried to murder him is just the straw that broke the camel's back. Toss in Marisa, whose father blackmailed her into marriage with the despicably evil Edmund, and Gabriel thi...more
I really enjoyed this one! I was glad with how it turned out at the end and the with the journey leading up to it! I hated Marisa's father for making her accept Edmund's marriage proposal and for the methods he used to make her accept! I also hated Edmund for what he'd done to Gabriel and for how he treated his servants! He really was the perfect villian in a lot of ways and a bit of a sociopath I think as he didn't see what he did as wrong, he was aware of what society would think and put on a...more
I had a great time with this book! I loved the premise, and the book lives up. The villain is so memorable he nearly (but not quite) steals the show from the dashing highwayman hero and engagingly strong-willed heroine. The love scenes are warm and funny, and the heroine, despite her general willingness to depart from conventional behavior, is believably innocent. At times, I doubted that the hero & heroine could have bucked societal rules as thoroughly as they did and still have managed to...more
*I received a free ARC of this book from Manic Readers in exchange of an honest review*

Rating : 4.5 of 5 stars

This was a very enticing and exciting story! Marisa is one of those heroines I just love - innocent in many ways, but still strong, generous and self-sufficient!

This review was first published on January 3rd 2013 at Risqué Reviews.

Donna Cummings does it again! Lord Midnight is an enticing tale of young Marisa who is a very strong-headed young woman and her discovery that love does indee...more
Alexia Chantel
Lord Midnight is a classic historical romance. Sweet, cute, the perfect villain, and a hero and heroine made for each other.
The story may drag a bit in the middle, but the action picks back up for the ending. Lord Midnight is a masked highway man after all, how can there not be some action?
If you are in the mood for a straight up HR, uncomplicated, and quick to read this is a fine choice.
Cara Bristol
Great Regency romance. Author Donna Cummings maintains a consistent voice & wit throughout. Charming, likable characters. Character development is exceptional, including the treatment of the villain who becomes gradually, but increasingly more villainous. A wonderful, light-hearted read, great for a weekend escape.
Jenny Hickman
This book was quick, easy, and, most importantly, an ENJOYABLE read! I loved the characters and the humorous dialogue. Who wouldn't love a highwayman and rogue? This was an ideal romance novel and I can't wait to read more from the author.
Melissa Johnson
Marisa and Gabriel's regency set story belongs in the good company of books with characters I know I'll want to enjoy again. I can't get enough of books by writers who have a knack for character depth and humor!
Regan Walker
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Frances McNeal
I loved this book! LOVED IT! Great writing, humor and romance.

Here is my full review.


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I have worked as an attorney, winery tasting room manager, and retail business owner, but nothing beats the thrill of writing humorously-ever-after romances.

I reside in New England, although I fantasize about spending the rest of my days in a tropical locale, wearing flip flops year-round, or in Regency London, scandalizing the ton.

I can usually be found on Twitter talking about writing and coffee...more
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