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It Happened One Midnight

(Pennyroyal Green #8)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  2,636 ratings  ·  270 reviews
More than one beautiful woman’s hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmond’s heart. With his riveting good looks and Redmond wealth and power, the world is his oyster—until an ultimatum from his father and a chilling gypsy prophesy send him hurtling headlong toward a fate he’ll do anything to avoid: matrimony.

Intoxicating, elusive Thomasina de Ballester
Mass Market Paperback, 371 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Avon
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Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I knocked a star off of this one because it was literally chapter 5 before I gave a shit.

Chapter 1 was their idiotic meeting that went on for way too long and was stupid and cheesy. (I don't expect serious believability in my HR, but come on! They meet while she is standing in the bushes, spying on a guy, and then suddenly a cigarette lights up right behind her and there he stands. Is this HR or some sort of film noir crap? Of all the bushes in all the world, he had to walk into mine. *cue ridic
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

I'm woefully behind on the Pennyroyal Green series - in fact, the last one I read might have been book three - but that didn't matter when it came to reading this, the eighth in the series.

Jonathan Redmond is the youngest son of Isaiah Redmond, renowned businessman and investor. He views Jonathan as something of a wastrel and even when the latter tells his father that for the past couple of years he's been making investments in small businesses and asks to join his father's consortium
4.5 stars

Truly, this author can do no wrong.

I love how unique all the books in this series are, while there's still Julie Anne Long's great writing to back them up. This one reminded me somehow of Colin's book, The Perils of Pleasure. Colin is one of my favourite heroes in the series. I have a soft spot for funny, easy-going guys. I'm not normally the brooding type of girl. I loved Jonathan for the same reasons I loved Colin. His cheerful nature, his kindness and his open heart completely won me
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
What I liked:
Jonathan Redmond: He was strong, sexy and much deeper and smarter than most people, including his own family, give him credit for. When his father gives him an ultimatum-marry or lose the family money-he scoffs it off until the lovely Tommy captures his attention. When he learns the true nature of what Tommy is dealing with, he can not help but be drawn in and help her, protect her...fall in love with her.
Thomsina de Ballesteros: Tommy holds many secrets close to her and has built
It had been some years since I last read a Pennyroyal Green book.
And I don't even know why.

I absolutely loved #5 in the series What I Did For a Duke. And so far the latest volumes _ unlike the first ones _ have not disappointed me.
This one _ due to unknown circumstances -_- _ has been sitting on my TBR pile for quite some time, and during the first time I picked it up, I couldn't seem to pass the first pages.

Now, after having gone through some YA reads that bored me to death, I was more than r
Lady Wesley
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, amz-rev
It Happened One Midnight is a delightful chapter in the ongoing Pennyroyal Green series. Once again, Julie Anne Long puts together a most unlikely pair and makes you believe in their love and devotion to one another. For all of her glamour and charm, Tommy is dead serious in her dedication to saving abused children forced to labor in mills, one at a time. Jonathan, on the other hand, is something of a wastrel who lives down to his father's low expectations of him. And yet, there's really more to ...more
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

It Happened One Midnight is the 8th book in Julie Anne Long’s wildly popular Pennyroyal Green series. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this series represents the very best in the historical romance genre, and from the first page to the last this book is brilliant!

More than one beautiful woman’s hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmond’s heart. With his riveting good looks and Redmond wealth and power, the world is his oyster—until an ultimatum from his father and
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
☆5 I LOVED This Book Stars!☆

I loved Jonathan's story! At first I thought it started too slow, but it really did pick up! Long sure knows how to write and transition a scene. She's one of those authors who has a way of making you feel like you're right in on the action and you're one on one with the characters.

I loved the dialogue, I couldn't get enough of the back and forth bantering between Jonathan and Tommy. And the love scenes were hot and scorching. It was nice to finally see someone stand
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Slow start as I got back into the rhythm of her writing. It can sometimes feel like you accidentally wandered into the middle of a scene in a movie you don't even have a vague description for, when randomly picking up a Pennyroyal series' book.

I also always feel like Long takes way too long to describe the features (hair color, eyes etc) of her main characters.

By the time she does, usually midway through the book, you've already formed a picture of the main characters in your head (
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Long began her Pennyroyal Green series over five years ago with The Perils of Pleasure (2008). Sometimes I read the first book in a series, and I almost sense a force field around it so convinced am I that I have read the beginning of something truly extraordinary. That was the feeling I had after reading The Perils of Pleasure the first time. Each book in the series has reaffirmed my initial response. It Happened One Midnight joins What I Did for a Duke and The Notorious Countess Confesses on m ...more
5 stars! A truly epic delight!

I just finished this book last night and loved every bit of it.

Although this book is number 8 in the Pennyroyal Green series, it can easily stand alone. A splendid read, well written and full of delicious chemistry. It also has the perfect amount of steam between Tommy (heroine) and Jonathan (hero).

The plot is simply fabulous! I love how Ms. Long writes. This is one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Laughing with him was strangely a bit like drinking champagne.
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I once commented to a writer that there are only so many Duke’s to go around but if you read historical romance, you would trip over them. So here it is a story of the youngest son. In Regency England a younger son wasn’t allowed to work and was basically useless. So how do you make a love story with a younger son interesting? You have Julie Anne Long write it. I have a confession to make, I like my hero’s a little bit rough a
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Edelweiss
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 8, Pennyroyal Green Series
Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy
Pet Peeves: None
Favorite Tropes: Second+ Son, Wickedly Funny

It isn’t often that I read a book that makes me laugh, makes me tear up, makes me
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This poor book,it didn't quite get a fair shake from me. This series started in 2008. This is the 8th book in the series and there is still no Olivia/Lyon book. At first I enjoyed the lead up with little tidbits here and there about O/L, however, I am quite honestly past anticipation and ambivalent until their book comes out. You can honestly only drag something out for so long, I've forgotten tidbits of their storyline that was thrown out and lost a lot of passion for their story. Now I just kn ...more
Beanbag Love
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I became hooked on this author when I bought the first book of the Pennyroyal Green series on sale. I absolutely loved Perils of Pleasure and I've always found Long's stories to be entertaining and often moving. But that first book was always the best. This one nearly equals it. I absolutely loved both lead characters and I loved the conclusion.

Having been a bit disappointed in the last installment (even after forgiving the huge publishing screw-up that left an incredible number of typos and ed
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: great-2013-books

This review was originally published at All About Romance

It Happened One Midnight is the eighth book in Ms. Long's Pennyroyal Green series. The hero is Jonathan Redmond, the youngest of the Redmonds.This fact alone made me consider downgrading this book. I and the rest of Ms. Long's fans have been impatiently waiting since I Kissed an Earl (#5) to learn what Lyon is doing and when Olivia will find out the truth about her father's involvement in the slave trade. Sadly, there is so little i
Jun 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-regency
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Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Can't believe I have found another 5 star book. Bless you Julie Anne Long (and Kristal for introducing her to us :**)

I knew I was going to love Jonathan's book since he appeared in Mile's book. He is the type of hero I love the most, a rake but with a heart of gold. No brooding for our hero but lots of teasing smiles and winks. I'm so glad I loved Tommy too. Her passion for life and saving others just like her was so beautiful to read. That Jonathan and her had amazing chemistry just adds to the
5 stars
Since I am finding it tough to describe my love for this book adequately, a re-read is definitely in order :).
This author is the worst. As soon as I think I'm over this series, as soon as I tell myself that I am not reading another one of these unless it's about Lyon and Olivia, I pick this one up on a whim and get instantly sucked in for 3 hours.

Unexpected child saviors, playing cards wagering + marrage bets, youngest son whose father thinks he has nothing but waste between his ears, feisty young woman who has more scars then can count and is searching for only one thing that money cannot buy, a vastly
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't want to write anything as trite as "She's done it again!" but so she has. I've enjoyed all the Pennyroyal Green books, but IHOM has risen near the top of my favorites in the series (The Perils of Pleasure being in the number one spot) with its nuanced characterization, literary style, and warm humor and humanity. One aspect I truly enjoyed was how Tommy and Jonathan defied not only others' expectations of them, but the reader's, and themselves'. I also appreciated the balance in their po ...more
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Out in June 2013
One of the best romances I've read lately and I've read some good ones! I LOVED this!!! Thank you, Ms. Long for Jonathan and Tommy, as they were two great, brave and wonderful characters. I'm so lucky to be able to read it in advance of its publication. This is a favorite and will be a re-read for sure! Highly recommended!
Manda Collins
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Elois James, Kate Noble, Julia Quinn
Warm, funny, sexy story. I loved Jonathan and Thomasina together. Delicious summer read.
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I ended this book by saying, "Oh, well done." I was not familiar with this author before this book, but I liked the twists she had to keep you reading. The ending made the book.
Addie H
(Tropes: Class / Culture Divide, Forbidden Love, Unrequited Love)

I am reading this series all out of order, so I can’t remember who’s who anymore – and Colin, who is Colin again? There's a curse?

Doesn’t matter.

It took me a little while to get into this book – the set up took several chapters. BUT, when it got going it got going!


“Tell me you haven’t thought about me every single night. The taste of me. The feel of me. The smell of me. Tell me you haven’t been haunted the way I have.”
Finally!!! I've been patiently waiting for Jonathan's story! Aside from Lyon & Olivia this is the one I've been dying to read.

I was supposed to clean my house today. I didn't. LoL. I read this book in one 5-6 hour sitting & I absolutely adored it. I've been looking the most forward to Jonathan's story. Throughout the series, for some reason, his character has always stood out to me. After reading his story, it's no wonder he's always intrigued me. I love him. Plain & simple. He's kin
She mulled how very Jonathan of him to effortlessly find his way to her when she needed him, labyrinth or no. Just as he’d effortlessly uncovered her secrets. But that was simply because he’d been born knowing the secret to her. He was hers and she was his. Just as there was one key for every lock.

I have to say, It Happened One Midnight Surprised me. The surprise wasn't in that I loved it; I love the entire Pennyroyal Green series so much that it is on my absolute favorites list. This one surp
Michelle K
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Continue to LOVE this series.

I swear I say this every time I read a new Pennyroyal Green book by Julie Anne Long but I think It Happened One Midnight is my new favourite.

Each of the book's storylines are so unique and It Happened One Midnight is just as captivating and as original as the other novels. As always, the characters are immensely likable and I could read their conversations and banter all day. Their dialogue is the magic that these Pennyroyal G
I adore this series. Jonathan and Tommy didn't disappoint.

Strong, witty and heart-stirring. Long delivers again.
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Other books in the series

Pennyroyal Green (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, #1)
  • Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green, #2)
  • Since the Surrender (Pennyroyal Green, #3)
  • I Kissed an Earl (Pennyroyal Green, #4)
  • What I Did For a Duke (Pennyroyal Green, #5)
  • How the Marquess Was Won (Pennyroyal Green, #6)
  • A Notorious Countess Confesses (Pennyroyal Green, #7)
  • Between the Devil and Ian Eversea (Pennyroyal Green, #9)
  • It Started With a Scandal (Pennyroyal Green, #10)
  • The Legend of Lyon Redmond (Pennyroyal Green, #11)
“Why are you holding a knife?” he asked, mimicking her tone.
Shock blurred her vision.
The ease had gone out of his posture. Suddenly she knew he was a man poised to spring if he needed to. And this was what he’d been leading up to all along.
She cleared her throat. “Oh . . . this?”
“Yes,” he said softly. “That.”
She remained silent. She idly tested the tip of the knife with her fingertip. Very sharp. Perfectly deadly.
“Let me guess. It’s not what I think.”
Think, Tommy, think. “I’m carrying a knife,” she said slowly, “because . . . I don’t own a pistol.”
“Good God. He doesn't know me at *all*.
How crushing.
How illuminating.
How ... potentially very useful.”
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