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One Unashamed Night (Wellinghams #2)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  643 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
Living in a gray world of silhouette, Lord Taris Wellingham conceals his fading eyesight from society. He has long protected himself from any intimate relationships.Plain twenty-eight-year-old Beatrice-Maude Bassingstoke does not expect to attract any man, especially not one as good-looking as her remote traveling companion.

Forced by a snowstorm to spend the night together
Paperback, 282 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published 2010)
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Apr 05, 2017 Sandra rated it it was ok
When the wheel on a carriage (carrying passengers) falls off in a snowstorm, causing the carriage to tip over and become damaged, some passengers are injured and they are stranded on a snowy road. Two strangers who were in the carriage (hero Taris, and heroine Bea) leave to get help and are forced to eventually take cover in a barn to escape the freezing cold. During the night they get close together for body warmth and then they make love. They agree to just one night and then go their separate ...more
Regency romance featuring an austere English lord and a plain-ish Jane of a slightly lower class. She's a repressed widow, recovering from an abusive marriage. He's a spy for the crown, with ever-worsening blindness. He keeps his failing vision a secret for a good chunk of the book.

The hero and heroine meet one freezing night when stranded in a snowstorm in the English countryside. Vivid imagery. I felt the cold. They spend one memorable night in an abandoned barn, huddling together for body war
Mar 13, 2011 Kate rated it it was ok
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Amanda Caswell
I had to read this story because the hero really interested in in that he was nearly blind and still stubbornly functioning in society. The heroine is a recent widow, grateful to be released from her abusive marriage. The shelter for a night in a barn during a snowstorm, offering each other comfort and warmth, then meet again a few months later in London. They reconnect, each unsure of how the other feels, but drawn together by circumstances and mutual pleasure in the other's company. There are ...more
Oct 13, 2010 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Jun 06, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it
Orjinal Adı One Unashamed Night olan Welligham Serisinin ikinci kitabı Fırtınada Bir Gece'yi genel anlamda beğenerek okudum..İlk kitapta Ağabey Asher Wellingham'ın hikayesi vardı..Bu ikinci hikaye onun kadar çarpıcı olmasa da daha derin bir hikaye idi bence..

Kocasından evli olduğu on iki yıl içinde zulüm gören Beatrice Maude(Bea) kendisini pek güzel bulmayan eğitimli bir kadın..Kocasından gördüğü zulüm nedeniyle onun ölümünden sonra elde ettiği özgürlüğün tadını çıkarmak istemektedir..Ölen eşind
Jan 10, 2017 Ariana rated it it was ok
I don't really have much to say about this book. Both characters were forgettable, too many things just didn't make sense, it felt rushed, and the POV changed mid page and I had a hard time figuring out who was talking. I also didn't believe anything that happened and the inaccuracies were too many to ignore. I think the ending was unbelievably rushed and everything leading up to it was just told to me not shown. I think that the concept of the story was a good one. It just wasn't executed succe ...more
Mar 20, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
This is what I love about having an ereader..I had never read anything by this author before, but saw this title for less than $4.00 in the Amazon Kindle store so figured that it was worth a shot. I was so pleasantly surprised.

Both the story and the characters reminded me of a Mary Balough book.. and that is a very good thing for me. The characters were not perfect. They both have secrets and issues that need healing. I love to read books where the two characters help each other overcome their p
Jun 12, 2013 Esra rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-a-copy
Serinin ilk kitabı gibi bu da hoştu... Abisi Asher'ı kurtarmak için gözlerinden olan Taris ve yıllarca kocasından eziyet görmüş olan Beatrice'in hikayesiydi.. İlk kitabın ardından merak etmiştim Taris'in neler yaşayacağını yazarımız tam ona göre bir bayan çıkardı karşısına ve buruk da olsa mutlu bir sona ulaştılar.. Serinin devamını merak ediyorum özellikle de burada sürekli adı geçen küçük kardeşi, bakalım geri dönecek mi?
Tami (synchro from BL)
Nice enough. It was an entertaining read. The main characters didn't get on my nerves.
The had some good tension and the setting was ok.
It was not the most original and also not the most historically correct regency romance, but I do like widows better as female leads than virgins.
The male lead had a disability - it was done well.
Dec 06, 2016 Ruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, romance, read-2016
Das war einfach nur schön! Zwei Protagonisten mit Ecken, Kanten und jeder Menge seelischem Ballast, eine ruhige, nicht zu dramatische Geschichte - schon ist mein Leserherz glücklich und schwelgt im Happy-End. :)
Karen Wilson
Apr 14, 2013 Karen Wilson rated it really liked it
Shelves: blind-hero
Beautiful story between two people that are learning to live new lives. No hidden agendas, no silly misunderstandings, no prideful acts at the risk of losing what's more important; just 2 people that are very honest.

Ending part with his gift by actions was very very beautiful.
Jan 29, 2017 Savina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the characters and i think the headline was really fitting when you know a bit about this book and his characters.There was romance,drama,deep-secrets and the end was great!
At the End all the plot lines came together and made an fitting end.
Jun 03, 2017 Angi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ganz süß, jedoch nicht viel spannung
Jun 30, 2016 A.M. rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own, e-books
Beatrice-Maude Bassingstoke is riding in public carriage with the most beautiful man she has ever seen when a wheel pulls loose and it crashes. Lord Taris Wellingham is a useful man to have in an accident. He moves the wounded, arranges the dead, comforts the living and takes one of the carriage horses to ride for help. But Beatrice goes with him. After sending a search party on their way to the accident they take shelter in a barn. To conserve warmth they lie together in the straw but things ge ...more
İnci Puyan
Dec 24, 2012 İnci Puyan rated it liked it
3,5 stars...

Haftasonumu Harlequin okuyarak geçirdim :) sanırım Harlequinlerimi haftasonuna bırakarak günde bir kitap bitirme tadına doyuyorum :)

Okuyup bitirdiğim yeni kitabın Sophia James'in Harlequin'den çıkan ikinci kitabı "Fırtınada Bir Gece" kitabıydı. Kitap aynı zamanda "Willinghams Serisi"nin ikinci kitabıydı.

Sophia James, akıcı bir üslupla kullanan ve lordları leydileri sever okurları tatmin edecek bir dil kullanan, okuruna istediğini veren, ayrılı
Christy Olesen
Feb 25, 2017 Christy Olesen rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this story, very well presented and written. The characters were well developed.
Vicki Adderholdt
This was a sweet romance and I really liked it. The characters were all well developed and had many sides and reasons for their actions. Taris Wellingham was a war hero and he was wounded when he saved his brother from pirates in the Caribbean. Now he is going blind from the wound. That makes me want to read #1 in the series for that story. Beatrice-Maude Bassingstoke is a 28 year old widow trying to change her life after horrible marriage. They are both on a public carriage when it over turns o ...more
Grade: A

When he stretched out and groaned she felt the control of a woman with power. Feminine power, the feeling unlike any she had ever experienced.

She did not feel guilty as Frankwell had said that she must, she did not feel sullied or soiled or befouled. Nay, she felt the sheer and utter wonder of it, the bewildering rarity of rightness.

Here. With Taris Wellingham. For this one storm-snowed freezing night.

‘Thank you.’ The words slipped out without recognition as to what she had said. A beho
Jun 11, 2016 Franziska rated it really liked it
This was surprisingly good. The beginning was a bit clichee, the young widow Bea and the handsome Lord get in an accident when their carriage brakes. They flee the snowstorm into a barn and things get hot quickly. But that kind of makes sense for them both. And the characters have more depth than I first thought. The handsome Lord is actually almost blind but tries to hide this. This leads to a lot of misunderstandings. Bea is a widow, who was treated badly by her late husband, he abused her and ...more
Mar 24, 2011 Julia rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It's a really unique premise, and I was so eager to see what happened I read the entire book in one sitting.

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Nov 20, 2013 Lucimar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: viuva, cego-ciego
Eu amei Noche de lujuria que me cativou desde quando li as primeiras página. Taris um nobre quase cego e uma viúva se encontram numa noite de nevasca. E por causa de um acidente da carruagem em que viajava, eles passam uma noite, apaixonadíssima juntos. Taris não quer demonstrar a ninguém que se encontra quase cego e poucas pessoas sabem disso. Bea, uma viúva que quando casou aos 16 anos, só sofreu maus-tratos e espancamentos do marido, ao enviuvar decide ir a Londres para mudar de vida. Além di ...more
***SPOILER ALERT*** There were layers to this story that came to light as it went on; the author did a good job of weaving the plot together and not exposing too much too soon. No info dumps - thanks for that.

Also, I liked both main characters. Beatrice had strong motivations and the pace of her changing attitudes made sense. I did not see that she was the original target until it was brought up by Taris. Also, some authors would have had her baulk at marriage with Taris a lot more - a misguided
Feb 01, 2011 Greymalkin rated it did not like it
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Apr 23, 2013 Veronica rated it liked it
Shelves: fluff
My impression of this book was that it was going to be a quick jaunt of these two having an affair, falling in love, and then getting married. I did not expect the amount of depth that was involved with it. Which goes to show that reading the back cover, doesn't really amount to much.

The male lead was interesting and likeable, despite his stubbornness to seek help for his malady. I kept hoping he would break down and continue to see a doctor, but no such luck.

The female lead was interesting as w
Oct 06, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A legally blind hero. A plain-Jane widow. Trapped in a snowstorm. Angst and painful pasts.

It's hard for me not to like a book with all those elements. And I did like this book. I think I could have loved it if there had been a few less misunderstandings and few more believable plot points. The hero was legally blind for THREE years and only a handful of people were aware? Not possible. Bea's ability to trust someone so quickly after being a battered spouse? Not likely. Also subtracting from my
Oct 09, 2013 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I've not read a HR in a while, and I didn't "read" this…I listened to it while crocheting. I think because of these reasons, I liked it more than I would have if I'd continued to devour the genre like I have been the past few years. When I listen to audiobooks, I don't always retain every little detail that would normally make me irritated with the writing. The story was great, and the scenes were kind of refreshing.

Taris is cool, and Beautrice-Maude is ok. I will have to say, though, that the
Dec 26, 2012 Mimna rated it really liked it
ชอบตอนเปิดเรืองมากๆ พระเอกกับนางเอกติดพายุหิมะอยูดวยกันในโรงนาแหงหนึง
สองคนมีความสัมพันธขามคืนดวยกัน แตนางเอก ดัน ไมยักกะรูวาพระเอกตาบอด

ชอบชวงแรกๆ ทีนางเอกเจอพระเอก และคิดวาพระเอกทำเปนเมินตัว

และทีตลกคือเธอคิดวาพระเอกเดินเซลมเพราะความเมา แทนทีจะตาบอด o_0

ฉากทีชอบนอกจากตอนแรก คือตอนทีนางเอกถูกคนรายผลักตกถนนเกือบโดนรถมาเหยียบ
เลยสงโนตไปใหพระเอก แลวพระเอกรีบมาหาทันที

จุดไมนาเชือของเรืองอยูตรงทีพระเอกตาบอดมา 3 ปีมีคนรู 5 คน
Anne Neville
Jun 26, 2012 Anne Neville rated it it was amazing
At twenty-eight, Beatrice-Maude Bassingstoke has survived marriage to an abusive alcoholic who shamed her for her plain appearance and her barrenness. Now that she is widowed, she is determined never again to allow herself to be silenced or isolated. Mistress of her own fortune, she cherishes her independence. Then, one snowy night on her journey to London, she meets a remarkable gentleman: Lord Taris Wellingham. When their carriage breaks down, they seek shelter in a barn and comfort in each ot ...more
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Georgette Heyer novels formed Sophia James's reading tastes as a teenager lying in the sun on her grandmother's porch overlooking a wild west-coast beach.

Her writing life, however, started in Bilbao, Spain. After having three wisdom teeth extracted she was given a pile of Mills and Boons--filled with strong painkillers she imagined that she could pen one, too.

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