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Meet Me at Midnight (With This Ring #2)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  1,566 Ratings  ·  58 Reviews

Victoria Fontaine's mischievous nature and brilliant, biting wit have scandalized the ton . . . and earned her the nickname "Vixen." But her reputation pales before the infamous Lord Althorpe's, known as "Lord Sin." The years Sinclair Grafton spent on the Continent have done nothing to quell the rumors about his past. And when the stunning Vixen and the handsome rogue find

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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published October 3rd 2000)
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Eastofoz
Not one of Enoch’s best. The story drags in some parts and the back blurb is very misleading. The reader is led to believe that a battle of wits and some good banter is going to happen between the h/h but it’s very tame compared to Enoch’s other novels which was disappointing because she can write a funny tit-for-tat-right-back-at-ya story like the best of them.

Vixen (Victoria) and Sin (Sinclair) get together for the first time because of a dare but then they’re caught in a compromising situatio
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Becca
Feb 02, 2017 Becca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I love Suzanne Enoch, but sometimes she creates flighty characters and I can't get into the story. This was the case here. The heroine is flighty, self-centered, spoiled, and is only happy when she is the life of the party. The hero is secretive and bent on vengeance, and lusting for the heroine simply because she is beautiful.

Even though the characters were married by this point in the book, I felt no connection, no chemistry. This is NOT typical of an Enoch book.

Since I couldn't relate to the
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Zoe
Aug 01, 2015 Zoe rated it liked it
I have come to the conclusion that Suzanne Enoch's With This Ring series is just......not my cup of tea.

I read Lucien and Alexandra's story, which was Reforming the Rake, the first book of the series. I did not like it. But I like Suzanne Enoch and her later books are much better so I have given both books 3 stars. Meet Me at Midnight, is in fact an improvement from the first book. The hero Sinclair, is a lot easier to tolerate than Lucien. I even liked him, occasionally.

As for my difficultie
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Sandra Bašić
Dec 10, 2014 Sandra Bašić rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ovo ja zovem odlično napisanim ljubavnim romanom, u kojem su žene pametne, samovjesne osobe, dorasle svom partneru a ne glupe ljepotice koje ne znaju tko im glavu nosi, koje bi bile malo s jednim pa malo s onim drugim, spremne pogaziti svoje „ja“ i sve ono u što vjeruju. Radnja teče vrlo glatko, s ubačenim elementima krimića koji je osvježenje, a opisane intimnosti ubačene su na način da vam dokažu da tamo trebaju biti, bez ikakvih prenemaganja, patetike, ne daj Bože nimfomanskih pretenzija, tak ...more
Cherie
Jul 15, 2013 Cherie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good one in this series. Ms. Enoch is good at writing rakes. They are real rakes. Except this one isn't, he's pretending to be a rake. It's his guise as a spy and in his determination to find his brother's killer. But he's really good at being the rake he isn't.

Victoria, Vixen, is a spirited lass. The two get caught in a very compromising situation. I don't usually like stories where the couple marry this way but it works for this story especially because each are unusually attracted to
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Nisha
Sep 30, 2009 Nisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amongst the rake series, this happens to be about the hero pretending to be a rake so that he can spy on the French and now he's trying to figure out who killed his brother. Its essentially a mystery with romance as a central theme or something. There is a bit of funny dialogue, though not the expected banter. This couple fell for each other pretty hard early on and there were no significant misunderstanding between them. The murder mystery is a new concept for me. I usually avoid them, but it w ...more
Lady Darcie Guenon
Jul 28, 2011 Lady Darcie Guenon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance lovers
Recommended to Lady Darcie by: with this ring #1
Lady Victoria "Vixen" Fontaine is known to be a bit wild in her ways and this will be her down fall...or so she thought. When she first sets eyes on Sinclair "Sin" Grafton, Marquis of Althorpe she wanted to kiss him and that is exactly what she did but that also led to the one thing she never wanted and that was marraige. Now she's forced to marry this handsome man she barley knows and oddly shes okay with that.
Sinclair Grafton just inherited a title (which he didn't want) because his brother w
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Mary
Jan 05, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I did not expect this.

I was avoiding this book and reading everything except it. I just thought it will be boring or badly written.

Well, I was wrong. From their first moment, Victoria and Sinclair were great characters. I enjoyed their fights, thoughts, passion... They weren't boring or annoying to me at all.

Victoria was brave, wild, smart, passionate, cared about others..She was a perfect girl. Sinclair was sexy, smart, strong, loyal. I liked how he pretended to be a rake and she saw more
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BookMaven
Dec 30, 2015 BookMaven rated it it was amazing
Spy Thriller Plus Romance

Lady Victoria Fontaine, aka Vixen, always pushed the boundaries of propriety, but she was in a fix now. Sinclair Grafton, the Marquis of Althorpe, had kissed her senseless in Lord and Lady Franton's garden with half of their guests from the ball looking on. Her parents are actually going to make her marry this unrepentant rake, called Sin.

This is a page turner that takes us on a journey filled with mystery, secrets, spies, romance, friendship, family, treason, and loyalt
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Sababa
I love Vixen and Sin together. Firstly, I loved their nicknames. You have to admit, Vixen seems so fitting to Sin and vice versa. I loved their pairing. I mean, Vixen was not one of those 18 year old "Victoria" debutante bringing somebody called Sin to his knees. I loved reading those innocent-rake pairings. But this was so much better than I could have hoped for. :D
Loved the plot and the suspense and the ending. I was smiling the whole time i was reading it.
Maggie Hesseling
Jan 20, 2015 Maggie Hesseling rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I've read this novel half a dozen times and each time I discover something new. It's a great story and Enoch's writing makes me giddy with excitement each time I read her novels. I absolutely love Sin and Victoria- they're vibrant and entertaining. I can't wait to read it again next year!
BJ Rose
Mar 12, 2009 BJ Rose rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-regency
Second book in the series -
This is about Lord Sin and Vixen
Bruna Vraničić Vujević
I više nego odlična! Napeta do zadnje stranice!
Nicole
Mar 14, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: klaar-gelees, england
LOVED this series, MUST READ, this is a sucky review on my part, cant remember half i wanted to say as i am 4 books further, but i really loved this series, and its funy!
Ankon
Jan 08, 2015 Ankon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A HERO
Ms Em
3 1/2 star - Book 2 out of 3 'With This Ring" Trilogy.

cookiemonger
Mar 07, 2016 cookiemonger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has one of my catnip tropes: marriage at the beginning. And it's done the way I like to see the trope handled, so it put me in a good mood right from the start.

In the previous book, Victoria/Vixen is a vaguely drawn friend of the heroine. She came off as a wild child who ran with a wild set, very like Caro from The Importance of Being Wicked (Miranda Neville). I was expecting a party girl who got her way through manipulation, but that's not how Victoria is in this book. She's really no
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Mary
Aug 04, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had low expectations going into Suzanne Enoch's "Meet Me at Midnight" due to my general dislike of the hero from the first book of the "With This Ring" series. Thankfully, I found myself enjoying this one immensely more despite the mixed reviews on Goodreads and stayed up late so I could finish reading it in one sitting.

Being a big fan of historical romances, I wasn't to nit-picky about how blatantly obvious the mystery/thriller/suspense aspect of this book was. I liked how the author graduall
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Graylark
Perhaps I'm being unfair due to suspense-spy-thriller romances being one of my favorite genres, but it felt like Enoch's habitually flimsy plots finally outweighed any appeal the romance might have held.

A young woman is able to unravel in a matter of days a closely held secret that he kept for years against trained professionals?

Having figured it out, she then proceeds to blab it to anyone she can, such as her boarding school mistress friend or by stating it baldly in unsecured locations, or o
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Amy
Feb 27, 2016 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this novel better than the first one in the series. I'm glad that I went ahead and read the sequel. I like the heroin very much as well as Sinclair. I also thought the plot was very good and so the book and story itself was drawn out a little longer than necessary, I did enjoy it. The light humor sprinkled throughout the book brought in by the various pets rescued by Victoria was very creative. The Mistry of who killed Sinclair's brother was very engaging and really made you think about ...more
Pamela Shropshire
Jul 04, 2016 Pamela Shropshire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I working my way through SE's backlist. This is the second of this trilogy and is about the best friend of Alexandra from book 1, Victoria "Vixen" Fontaine. Vixen is a bit wild and has a reputation for the same. So when she is discovered kissing Sinclair Grafton, the Marquis of Althorpe, AND he offers to marry her, her parents are determined to see it accomplished.

Soon, Victoria decides that Sin is keeping secrets from her so she decides to find out what those secrets are. Sin is a former War O
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Ruth
I love romances where they have to get married at the beginning, so I was excited to see how this one played out. And it was good. Not great, but good. I liked that Victoria was actually able to see things about the mystery that Sinclair didn't because of her experiences (namely, she's a woman) and that he struggled with trusting her. I think she was more than a bit stupid in how she handled some of the information she had, but then, she's not experienced at being a spy as he is, so that's prett ...more
Yelania Nightwalker
No recordaba haber leído esta novela, y no fue hasta que me topé con una escena ya muy avanzado el libro, que dije: ¡esto ya lo leí antes! Sin embargo, en ese momento no pensé que había leído este libro, más bien creí que había leído una escena como esa en otra parte... después de eso ya me fui dando cuenta de que en realidad sí era esta novela la que leí en algún momento. Estuvo bien como relectura la verdad.

Me gustó la relación entre la pareja, Victoria era una mujer muy divertida e inteligent
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Dancer
Dec 26, 2008 Dancer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Victoria Fontaine makes a scene at Lady Franton's ball. Later, Sinclair Grafton, a notorious rake, enters and asks her to dance. They waltz and later are seen kissing in the garden. She is compromised, and he offers her marriage to protect her name. Sin is actually an agent for the Crown and is only pretending to be a rake. He wants to find out who killed his brother Thomas. There are lots of twists and turns in this novel, ending with a mad rush by Sinclair to save his family from Kingsfield. T ...more
Julie
Oct 27, 2011 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun story of Vixen Fontaine, the belle of London known for her hoydenish ways and flirting. She ends up in a scandalous clinch with the Marquis of Althorpe, a known rake, newly returned to town from abroad. Of course they must marry, but little does she know he's been a spy for the past five years fighting Bonaparte and is now home to find out who murdered his brother. Good story and I loved Vixen, who has smarts, looks, personality and gumption. 4/5

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Pallavi
Sep 02, 2016 Pallavi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ivana
May 28, 2014 Ivana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historic-romance
Or three and a half, to be perfectly honest.

I guess the first one out of this trilogy was so amazing, that everything else just pales in comparison. I liked Vixen as a character, but because I liked her fire and unortodox behavior so much, I think she gave in too soon. The whole story and falling in love process seemed too rushed at times, and that is why I wasn't so in love with this story, as I was with the first one ...
LaFleurBleue
Not really fantastic
The heroine was indeed smart and cunning, but so immature in her behaviors all the time!
The hero was much nicer, except I could not really understand how he managed to get bewitched that much by his new-found wife, considering his past.
The whole story lies upon an investigation and without it there's just nothing.
2.5 stars max
Dolly
Apr 23, 2016 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fairly predictable mystery but the characters have AMAZING chemistry. I've always felt the ~popular~ flirty ton beauties get a short shrift as villians and here Vixen is so fun and kind and smart!!!! My only complaint is I wish she got to do some of her own "real" investigation rather than just "intuition" guiding her all the time - otherwise immensely enjoyable!
Catalina Joseanne
I really liked the story, although it main focus was on Thomas's murderer instead of Sinclair and Vixen love story, I didn't care about that much because I was really into the mistery, so for me was an okay book. Not the best but it wasn't bad. It was just fun.
I loved it lol
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Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most po ...more
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