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Confessions at Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair #2)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  801 ratings  ·  42 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 rogue Dani ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 26th 2007 by Avon
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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
Well, after reading a disappointing, grisly book, a fluffy, sweet, less complicated tale was exactly what the doctor ordered. Confessions at Midnight delivered and I will be purchasing this book to read in the future when I need a pick me up.

Carolyn, Viscountess Wingate, loved her husband Edward until the day he died, and she continues to mourn his death three years later. Daniel, Lord Surebrook, fell for Carolyn on the day she had consented to marry Edward. Daniel always kept his distance from
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
I made it about a quarter of the way through before I just had to stop. I put this book down more than I picked it up and wasn't interested in it at all. I found it to be extremely boring and didn't like the dynamic between Daniel and Carolyn, although I had been looking forward to it after the previous book. I didn't like that they both start off immediately attracted to one another. I was hoping that Daniel would be knee-deep in love with her and Carolyn would be somewhat disinterested. Howeve ...more
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
Laura V.
"Echaba de menos hablar con ella. Tocarla. Besarla. Y ahora nueve largas horas se extendían delante de él sin que pudiera verla"

Daniel está terriblemente enamorado de Carolyn, pero no lo sabe. Carolyn está sumamente enamorada de su difunto marido, y está cansada de estar sola. Pero por alguna razón nada de lo que pase entre ellos me mueve un pelo.

Rescato la hermosa acción de Daniel de rescatar animales y darles un hogar. Eso es tan tan dulce Que alguien se preocupe así por ellos y quiera hac
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.
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
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
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
Rather than trying to accomplish the impossible task of finding a way to make her forget a man she'd never forget, he would be much better served to try to find a way to make himself fall out of love.
A tight, bitter sound clogged his throat. God, if only he could do so. Somewhere the gods must be laughing at him. That after a lifetime of scoffing at the notion of love, it had reached up and grabbed him, body and soul, and left him with nothing but a numb, empty space where his heart used to be
Jane Stewart
Why do I get the feeling she churned this one out in a hurry?

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
The romance in this book was by the numbers, and the naughty epigraphs heading each chapter were pure Tales of Ribaldry territory. Fortunately there was a murder mystery subplot to keep things interesting. It wasn't the most sophisticated tale, but neither was it free of charm. It might have just come down to me liking the footman who took in maimed animals. That was a nice touch. 2.5 stars.
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
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
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
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
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 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
The ending was a bit abrupt for an otherwise enjoyable read.
Regency romance with sex. This book is in my top 20 favorite romances.

I love Carolyn & Daniel. They're great together & their romance is smokin' hot. There's some danger in this story, as someone is killing Daniel's former lovers. Looks like Carolyn is on that list. Wonderful brain candy!
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.
My favourite book in this series, although I do favour Logan & Emily's story in the last book.
This is an excellent story, which gives me great pleasure in reading again & again.
I love all the characters, and it's perfectly written.
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.
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.
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 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.
It was okay. Good thing they didn’t compare the current lover with the dead husband. I really hate it when books do that. Unless the dead husband was an ass.
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