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Confessions at Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  972 Ratings  ·  52 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 rogu ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published December 26th 2007)
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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
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Fani *loves angst*
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
Juliana Philippa
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
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
So I read this a couple days ago and I already can’t remember what it’s about, so that about sums up how memorable this book is.
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
Laura V.
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook-read
"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 ha
May 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Evolet Belova
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ra
Mar 03, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always loved Jacquie books and this book was the bomb. From Daniel’s kindness with Samuel to his rescue of all the stray animals. I greatly admired his compassion. Naughty, the parrot, was a delight.

And that plot twist of revealing the murderer. I honestly thought Jennsen was the murderer. I never would have guessed it was Lady Walsh.

I really thought we would have gotten a prologue where Carolyn ended up pregnant after thinking for so many years that she couldn’t conceive. I’m a bit disappoint
Isabel Luna
No es mi favorita. Es una historia que se sale de la línea de las demás de la serie, una viuda y un libertino que se enamoran. No hay mucha complicación en el romance en sí mismo, el suspenso es lo que trae un poco de interés, pero no demasiado y el final es totalmente previsible. Bastante insulso si me preguntan.

Not my favorite. Out of line with the rest of the series, a widow and a libertine who fall in love. There is not much complication in the romance itself, the suspense is what brings a l
Bethany D. Chappetta
I liked this one, and enjoyed seeing the characters from the first book. I just like a little more push and pull and this happened rather quickly. But the story had good passion and was an enjoyable re-read.
Inshirah Kamal
Daniel Sutton, Lord Surbrooke is lit
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
Rosi López
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No suelen gustarme mucho este tipo de libros pero este me ha dejado sin aliento, fue la mejor elección para inciar el año, una novela romántica imperdible.
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
No, no, no. Why was this book so bad??

To be fair, I wasn't the least bit interested in either of these two characters when I read the first book in the series. I already know Carolyn (who WORSHIPED the memory of her dead husband) was going to be frustrating as hell and Daniel, who salivated in her wake, was going to be an eye-roll inducing cheese ball. Can't say I was wrong.

Carolyn is finally starting to emerge from 3 years of mourning and is dismayed to find herself attracted to someone other t
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
Oct 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
Mar 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: so-so, regency
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
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! :)
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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.
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.
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!
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable. This was a nice continuation of the Mayhem in Mayfair series. Carolyn and Daniel made a great steamy couple. Keep your eyes open for the "mirror" scene. Now on to the next book. Which is, unfortunately, a DTB. Ugh.
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