Friday, May 10, 2013
Upon A Midnight Dream (London Fairy Tales #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Blurb from the book:
"I release you..." were the last words Rosalind remembered before her world went black. Stefan, the future duke of Montmouth, no doubt thought his words were welcomed but he couldn't have been more wrong. Oh, he was handsome as a pagan Norse god, but that was unimportant when her life as well as those of her family hung in the balance.
With less than six weeks left, Rosalind has stopped believing in the fairy tale, the prince on the white horse, and the stolen kiss that would awaken her from her worst nightmares. Resigned to her fate, she waits for the inevitable curse to run it’s course.
"We must marry at once!" Stefan declared, fully expecting Rosalind to be delighted that he had come to save her, but he was sorely mistaken. Rosalind was no simpering docile female; she was a fiery temptress with a stubborn streak only matched by his horse, Samson. Insulting, infuriating, intoxicating and alluring enough to drive a man mad. Stefan found himself thankful for the curse that required him marry her, thankful for the betrothal contract he had so recently tried to release her from...With the fortitude of a sailor shipwrecked, abandoned, and a solider warring for his life Stefan decides to lay siege to the greatest prize, Rosalind's heart.
I loved this re-telling of Sleeping Beauty by Rachel Van Dyken! I love fairy tales and then to have it be a regency, well that was a bonus! Rachel has taken two genres that I love and married them! Upon A Midnight Dream was easy to read and I fell in love with the characters. Stephan was lovable and endearing. He made me smile and laugh constantly! Rosalind was fiery and stubborn and wanted Stephan to 'woo' her properly! I guess some women don't take kindly to being told they should marry immediately :) If you are looking for a fun and romantic read, then Upon A Midnight Dream is the book for you! It made me laugh (a lot) and it kept me guessing at the secret of the curse! I thought I had it figured out, but there was an underlying twist that I didn't see coming. Four stars for a fun and romantic read!
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
You can pick up Upon A Midnight Dream via Amazon.
Source: Publisher for review
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