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Mistress of the Night

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  134 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
She walks in beauty like the night. The Earl of Hardcastle is used to living his life shrouded in darkness, preferring to spend his days and nights in his gloomy townhouse than amongst the glittering ton in order to shield himself from a shameful secret he keeps carefully hidden. But his way of life is suddenly threatened when he finds himself longing for, and fantasizing ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by New Concepts Publishing (first published September 1st 2005)
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Sep 02, 2010 Dina rated it really liked it
Recommended to Dina by: Adrienne
Another great read by Ms. Featherstone. She's 3 for 3 with me now, and I couldn't be happier.

Blaine, the Earl of Hardcastle, has a shameful secret and has chosen to live his life away from the gossiping ton in order to protect himself and his family. But her half-sister manages to convince him to chaperone her daughter (his beloved niece) for her 1st season and his way of life is forever changed when he finds himself obsessed with Lady Madeline Brydges. She's everything he's not, and he wants he
Jul 17, 2009 Adrienne rated it really liked it
OMG another great book from Charlotte Featherstone. Beautifully written, and oh so sensuous.....bone meltingly so.

Blaine is handsome dark and mysterious.....he has a secret that effects everything he does, the secret must never ever be made public, should it do so the consequenses would be devestating.
Maddy is a lady with a conscience, however she needs to find to find a husband....and quick! to ensure that her charitable endeavours can continue. For sometime Blaine and Maddy have eyed each othe
Jan 25, 2010 Kathleen rated it really liked it
If you like your stories HOT with tormented hero's then this book is for you!

It was a short story about a Tormented hero. I really liked the heroine, she knew what she wanted and went for it. The love's scene's were done well and the sexual tension was hi right from the beginning. What I really LOVED was the way the book came to a close, FANTASTIC and very emotional. I wish this book would have been longer. Charlotte also could have made this a series. I would have bought it, lol!
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Nov 12, 2012 I ♥ Bookie Nookie ( rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who like Historical Romance
How could we possibly have a hot and erotic historical romance without at least one tortured soul? Impossible!

If I am not mistaken, this is Charlotte Featherstone's first novel--as firsts go, this one is pretty darn awesome. I really enjoyed the characters in this book.

Maddy is being forced by her father to find a husband, but not just any husband, an "appropriate" husband. As her father forces his choice on her, she appeases him feigning interest...all the while having her sights set on anothe
Jun 03, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Fabulous debut book by Charlotte Featherstone... 4 stars!!!

Tortured hero in need of saving... sign me up! The Earl of Hardcastle has a secret, and the secret is what keeps him from wanting to take a wife and have children. The problem is that he is falling for Madeline Brydges, who is desperately searching for a husband, and he doesn't want to see her in the arms of another man.

The good news is that Maddy loves rescuing people in need of saving, and she can tell that there is something the Earl
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Feb 05, 2016 Karen Darling rated it really liked it
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I liked this book the hero has a most unusual flaw, different than I have every read. I enjoyed it. GREAT JOB Ms. Charlotte Featherstone!
Charlotte Featherstone is an author who got on my radar with her book Sinful. Her decision to not take the easy way out when she crafted the hero in the story won my wholehearted approval. Even though the books that I have read from her since then haven’t lived up to the mark, Mistress of the Night caught my eye because there was just something about the description of the story that got to me. The reclusive hero described? Yes. The heroine who wants him and no other? Oh, hell yes!

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Sep 26, 2016 Jess rated it liked it
Pretty well written, albeit rampant with a few clichés of the genre. However, no perpetuation of the hymen myth and demonstrating the proper use of the clitoris more than make up the shortcomings. My only real quibble is more sex please!
Jan 14, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: scorching-hot
4 1/2 stars erotic historical romance

Lady Madeline Brydges has to marry; soon. Being 24 years old, she isn’t far from being considered a spinster for life. She’s dedicated her young life to helping young women overcome traumatic events at her safe house, Montgomery House. With all of the attention given to her charity, marriage isn’t at the top of her priorities. She cannot, however, deny that her attention is consumed with the mysterious Earl of Hardcastle, Blaine. Madeline has a gift for knowi
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Aug 03, 2016 Leiera Monae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my third Charlotte Featherstone novel, and I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed them all. She does not disappoint. Her penchant for writing historical drama is astounding. Whenever I read one of her books, it's as if I'm taken back to the era, with her use of the appropriate period jargon. Add to that, her unique plotlines and lovably tortured characters, and you've got yourself a satisfying read.

Mistress of the Night is the story of Blaine, the Earl of Hardcastle and Madeline Brydg
Sep 21, 2014 Ai rated it did not like it
Given how much I loved other books by Charlotte Featherstone, I was so disappointed by this book. The premises is too simple and the characters are also too one dimensional.

From the get go, Madeline has her targets set on Blaine, the Earl of Hardcastle. There's only one problem. She has never once spoken to him and doesn't know a thing about him except the assumption that there is a heart of gold beneath his cold, anti-social exterior. Blaine is also inexplicably drawn to Madeline and shenaniga
Jun 14, 2013 Rudhradev rated it it was amazing
the story was not what i thought it would be. but it was awesome . he behaved like a child and almost always rejects her love and affection but i think its only natural for a man who suffered like him. lady hardcastle was a very patient lady who likes forbidden things , if you know what i mean. she starts to care for him a great deal and falls head over heals in love. but i think she is portrayed as a bit saint . even after suffering from bleeding due to a slight problem in her pregnancy because ...more
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Aug 19, 2014 Melania Ramona rated it really liked it
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Interesting story and characters. I would like to read more of Mr. Featherstone's books.
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Great Plot!! Recommended!!
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“I’m,” he swallowed thickly, unsure of why he wanted-no needed to explain his
behavior to her. “I am not comfortable amongst the ton. I’m a solitary person, I keep my own counsel, and prefer to do so.”
“You’re lonely.”
He stopped then, shocked by her words, by her perception of him. He’d made
himself vulnerable, let himself weaken as her soft body melded with his. She saw too much, knew too much.
“This,” he said, his voice cracking with desire, with the pain of what he knew he must do. “I can’t….”
“Just let me in,” she whispered.
“I’m afraid you would not like what you see.”
“Trust me,” she said, her tempting mouth only inches away from his.

-Blaine and Madeline.”
“I won’t say it’s going to be easy for me, Madeline. I’ve lived too long in darkness and shadows, but if you’re willing to stick by me, to give me a chance, I’ll give you whatever you wish.”
“My wish has already come true,” she said, smiling into his upturned face. “It was
you, after all.”

-Blaine and Madeline”
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