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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  34 reviews
The complication they don't want…...

Lady Katherine Kinloch survived captivity once. Now the notorious captain of her own ship, she refuses to let anyone jeopardize her hard-won freedom. But on a voyage to England to fight for her family's endangered estate, Katherine is thrown off course when she unknowingly rescues celebrated naval captain James Warre…, a man who stands f
Paperback, 432 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by Harlequin HQN (first published November 1st 2013)
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Setting: Georgian England and the High Seas

Steam factor: Steamy,(but a fan not needed)

Lady Katherine Kinloch also known as the infamous sea captain Corsair Kate,who greatly prizes her hard won freedom and holds onto the dream of saving her family Estate for her daughter who is half-Moorish and blind. Corsair Kate is on her way back to England to claim her title when circumstances happen and she ends up pulling a man out of the sea.
Captain James Warre is haunted by the role he plays in Katherine'
Also posted at TBR Mountain Range.

Swashbuckling good fun is to be had when a woman captains a ship that is rumored to be involved in less than legal behavior, and then she is forced to act as a lady to retain her inheritance. London has never seen the likes of this or the line-up of men ready to wed her for the value of her land.

From the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar to a London masquerade and then off to Scotland, this historical romance novel is a romp with pirate panache. It begins in 176
I had a hard time getting into this book. It had an interesting premise, but was not for me. Sea stories are just not my cup of tea, but I wanted to try a new author and Alison DeLaine's book seemed promising. I recommend this book to fans of historical romance who enjoy squashbucking tales.

*Thank you to Harlequin for providing me with a copy in exchange for a book.
*I received a free ARC of A Gentleman 'Til Midnight from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Another historical romance for the win! The heroine starts out as the captain of a ship! And she is made of awesome :)

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Dec 12, 2013 Tin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
This is a 3.5-star book for me so I rounded it to 4.

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Disclosure: I received this ARC via Netgalley. Thank you to Harlequin HQN and Alison DeLaine for the opportunity. Yes, this is an honest review.

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Corsair Kate is a legend in the maritime world, who has taken numerous ships as prizes in her career as captain of the Possession. Now she is returning to England, prepared to defend and protect her heritage and her title as Countess of Dunscore from her conniving cousin and his accomplice, Ni
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
DNF-I found the heroine unlikable and her actions and thoughts unstable. I also had issues with the narrative. I couldn't figure out whom was speaking to whom. I may revisit in the future.
What a better way to start a day then to find a historical romance book that takes new turns on beloved tropes. A Gentleman to Midnight goes from the high seas back to England all the while dealing with titles, family and a smoldering connection between our leads James and Katherine. Let’s SCORE it.

(Check out my full SCORE at The Broke and the Bookish, but here was the overview)

The Overview
Overall I liked it. It was a fun story filled with fun characters and a unique plot. I wanted more high se
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Nice story, compelling and with a beautiful heroine and a nearly worthy male protagonist.
Almost, because I believe that in this book the character of Lady Katherine is really at a higher level in comparison to James.
Why did I love so much Lady Katherine? For her fierce independence and desire for freedom, her strength and her pride. After being kidnapped in her youth and became a slave in a distant country, she could have let go to self-pity and instead she managed to live through this experienc
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was a good book, though at times I didn’t care for how upity and stand offish Katherine was. Her tendency to leap without thinking at the worst possible times time and time again did become grating. Oh she had good reason to be scared and to want to run away and hide, but with people depending on her she should have been smarter and thought t
I received this book from Goodreads, with a request, but not a requirement, to write a review (I don't work for Goodreads, Amazon, any publisher or agent. I'm not a friend or acquaintance of the author. I just like books).

I was excited to get a copy of this book, because I had already read something by Alison DeLaine -- "The Trouble With Virtue/A Lady by Day" -- a joint publication with another author, and I really liked that effort by this author. Actually I liked it a bit better than "A Gentle
It's hard to be a villain when a heroin has a cutlass to your manhood.

I received this book as a Goodreads FirstRead Giveaway.

This book was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a tale of two captains dueling for command of a ship and of their passions. First there is Corsair Kate, a.k.a. Lady Katherine Kinlock, the fiery captain of Possession. And then there is Captain James Warre of the royal navy, whom Katherine rescues after his ship goes down. And while they do fight their passions, th
The more I read historical romances, I’m learning what I like to read in the genre. And I’ve discovered that pirates are one of them. Shana Galen has done it (The Rogue Pirate’s Bride and The Pirate Takes a Bride) as has Katharine Ashe in her Rogues of the Sea series. Despite living landlocked, I am enchanted with everything seaworthy and, in this exciting Georgian era story, a female pirate takes center stage making for an entertaining and original romance.

Captain Katherine Kinloch has a scanda
Lisa Dess
I received this ARC from the publisher.

I don't read outside of my preferred genres often and when I do always fear I may not like the book. This book gave me hope in reading outside of my preferred genres more often.

I enjoyed this book. Katherine is a tough, stubborn, strong female lead. Although, she initially appears abrasive, by the end of the book you really understand why she has the hard exterior. The book was well paced and kept my attention .
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, because I had not heard of the author before nor read any of her other books.

The one thing that bothered/bothers me however, was/is the stupid title. I suspect some "suit" in NYC chose it, not the author, because it is sadly typical of romance titles--cheesy and cliche. And in this particular case, does not even make sense. ("Midnight"?!?)
3.5 stars. There were very exciting and dramatic parts to the book and plenty of missed opportunities. I have no idea why this book is named A Gentleman 'til Midnight. The ending was very abrupt. The heroine acted kind of crazy sometimes. The secondary characters of William, Millicent, and Nick seemed very interesting to me. If they have books, I'm going to read them.
SETTING: England, 1767

I'm sorry to say I didn't like this book at all. No part of it, except for the little cat, Mr. Bogles. I like the hero alright but I couldn't stand the heroine, Katherine. She's very unfriendly, downright bitchy, actually, and I don't see how any reader could like her. I also could have done without Anne, her blind eight or nine year old daughter. She didn't add anything to the story.

I received this book from the publisher and GoodReads in exchange for an honest review.


I enjoyed reading the book. It has new twists on the historical romance front. The story is is interesting and moves at a good speed. It portrayed the struggles of women who are strong and have the courage to refuse to succumb to the expectations of the roles women should take and the lengths some women will go to maintain their independence. I also liked the fact that the main characters were seasoned characters instead of the virgin all is wonderful stories. For a first time writer, I think th ...more
I received this as a Goodreads win. I didn't expect much out of this novel, to be honest. The premise was somewhat far-fetched, the author is not one I'd seen or heard of before. I wound up loving Katherine and James, aching for their struggles, and adoring Anne. I look forward to the next of Ms. DeLaine's stories.... I'm sure the next will be India and Nick, I'm hoping to see Honoria, Phil, and William each get their love stories, and I hope that in time we will even see a story for Anne hersel ...more
Anne P.
Great historical fiction! Fun to read!
Stephanie Boaman
Very enjoyable, quick read. I found it to be nicely balanced and interesting. A good, well-rounded historical romance I would feel comfortable recommending to my mother.
Harlequin Books
"TOP PICK! DeLaine's dynamic debut is a high-seas adventure/lovers' banquet with all the drama of a pirate voyage and the passion of a battle-of-wills romance. Not only is the cast of characters superb - with an unconventional heroine, wounded hero and little Alice - but the adventures are exciting, the action non-stop and the love story intriguing. DeLaine's powerful storytelling will keep romance readers enthralled. Watch for more from this newcomer!" RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars
Xondra Day
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2.5 stars

I have mixed feelings about this book. On one side I can tell that there was a fair bit of research done by the author. She's also a very good writer. On the other side I felt there was way too many secondary characters and I had to keep asking myself who they were over and over. I know this was done to set up for other books in the series. Unfortunately the story itself wasn't enough to hold my attention.
Jun 03, 2014 Teresa added it
I really liked this book! I especially liked James and Katherine's interactions with each other, it was very entertaining. I like how the female character was very strong and opinionated and didn't let anyone walk all over her. (view spoiler) I can't wait to see who the next book is about.
Complicated and lovely. I liked it a lot.
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