The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (Pink Carnation #5)
A New York Times extended list bestseller and the exciting fifth book in the national bestselling Pink Carnation series.
After years abroad, Robert, Duke of Dovedale, has returned to England to avenge the murder of his mentor. To uncover the murderer's identity, he must infiltrate the infamous, secret Hellfire Club. But the Duke has no idea that an even more difficult c...more
I was correct that I would like this story-within better than the Pink Carnation, both because the characters appeal to me more and because the writing has improved. There are still a few times when I feel like the women are a little bi ...more
I really liked the main character, Charlotte the book worm. However, I don't feel the author did a good job of making her or especially her love interest, Robert, come to life. The story about the kidnapping of the King was good, but the execution (of the plot, not the ...more
Seul bémol, Eloise est quand même parfois un peu cruche XD mais bon, je me dis que pour une héroïne de chick lit, elle aurait pu être bien pire, donc je l'aime quand même ^^
Donc je ne me suis pas réellement intéressée à la partie contemporaine, mais l'historique.... Ahhhhh c'était bien!!!! C'est une histoire pleine de candeur, de contes de fées, de licornes. Une héroïne pas si naïve et un héros comme je les aime, amoureux mais se sentant peu digne d'être aimé de sa belle. L'intrigue espionnage est grosse très grosse ! Mais ça l'est tellement ...more
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Framed once again by the research and relationship trials of graduate student Eloise Kelly, Night Jasmine opens after Eloise and her new beau Coli ...more
The first three Carnation books followed a vague sexual structure: first kiss, heated second kiss, and then the sex scene. That all evaporated in the 4th book. The Crimson Rose delivers on the first two steps, at least, but Night Jasmine doesn't even deliver a proper second kiss! I though ...more
I suppose there comes a time and in this case, by the fifth book, that ideas run thin. This particular installment in the Pink Carnation series is being hailed as a modern Pride and Prejudice. About the only thing the two novels have in common is the time period and clothes. It seems Willig simply borrowed the basic plot to fill in the blanks for this lukewarm scheme. The villain, the Night Jasmine, is barely present. Instead, he moves like a cardboard figure throughout the story, makin ...more
Charlotte à laquelle on a pas de mal à s'identifier : elle pas son temps dans les bibliothèque à lire et à rêver à tous les héros fictifs qu'elle croise. un chevalier, sur son cheval blanc, viendrait la sauver un jour toussa... ^^ et là arrive Robert après 12 ans passées en Inde, et Charlotte entend d'un coup les trompettes de la cavalerie (les violons ça va pas très bien niveau ambiance xD).
ils sont choupis tous les deux, à mener chacun ...more
(This is a review of the audiobook.) If you follow my reviews, you know I just adore this series. I was so disappointing that the previous narrator wasn’t narrating this one; however, Justine Eyre does a fine job with the inflection, accents, tone, and male/female voices! I’ll definitely listen to her again.
I was also worried that I wouldn’t like a story surrounding the Hellfire Club, but this one was excellent. Lady Charlotte Lansdowne, wearing “rose-colored glasses” firm ...more
It started so well then going downhill with each stupidity or saving-dignity acts both MCs did. Miles Dorrington came to the rescue by w ...more
A fun romp with great characters. We even got some cameos from the Royal family and a unicorn. I loved Charlotte & Robert. They were very entertaining, and had a fairytale-like quality:) I loved Charlotte's dreamy personality and that she was a true book lover. That elusive spy, the Pink Carnation, is absent in this entry but I'm sure she will return in our next book. Miss Gwen was also missing in action, bu ...more
Charlotte loves to read. In fact, she spends her free time reading and dreaming of princes and knights and battles and happily ever afters. Then Robert, Duke of Dovedale comes home and she believes she'll get hers. Robert falls for Charlotte, whom he's known since childhood. But, Robert has another agenda - avenging his friend and mentor's death. In order to do that, he leaves Charlotte and breaks not only her hea ...more
However, the development of the love between Charlotte and Robert is very well done. Willig does a nice job developing their relationship from the early stages of lust and infatuation to real love.