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The two are immediately drawn to one another and act so antagonistically that it can be hard to tell. John has to fight his attraction to Belle because he thinks it is his fault that a girl got raped during a war he was in as he did not prevent another officer from harming her.
This event left him with psychological scars. Nevertheless, John has to spend time with Belle, as he is old friends with Alex, her cousin Emma's husband, and so gets to know her and starts to fall in love with her.
On his property one day, John and Emma are shot at by an unknown assailant, but John protects them. He has also been getting mysterious, anonymous letters. Scared both by what might happen to her and his own negative effect on women, John refuses to see Belle anymore, even after they have had a wonderful time together in several different contexts, and have even kissed several times. Want a scone? Let's go for a ride!!! Her charm! I'm going to forget him by doing everything I can to spread rumors to bring him after me.
I'm going to tell my friend to tell my other friend to tell my other friend that I'm about to get married and then surely he'll come after me and be my love!
Khanh: Are you kidding me? Bella: JOHN! I love you!
John: FINE! I love you too! Bella: What? John: YES! A woman got raped by someone else under my watch! And JQ's annoying quirk of using the unrealistic expression er bled it's way into here much to my horror. So awkward and unnecessary.
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And here I thought this was a new habit of hers? I'm such a sucker for prickly brooding wounded war-heroes who deal with the trauma of PTSD.
I thought the flashes of memory and John's fear, while over-dramatized, was a nice touch and had great potential. But of course not even half way in he's pouring out all his secrets and fears to Belle so quickly and it was over and done with. It just lost all edge and dramatic build up after that. And the 'mystery' stalker angle was so obvious from the first page, having John a seasoned solider brush it off several times made him come off painfully dense and TSTL.
Same goes for the other characters. I really hate when authors do this especially for a subplot that's so humdrum. A shame that the second half of this was focused on the 'suspense' plot when there was zero suspense in the capturing of the fool villain. Made Belle and John and their group of friends come off like bumbling idiots going in circles shaking in fear over a villain who is a complete moron.
I say this with respect but Quinn can't do suspenseful mystery subterfuge subplots at all and I really wish she left if out of this one entirely.
All it managed to do was drag the story out at a turtle's pace. Jun 25, Addie H rated it did not like it Shelves: I am re-reading all my 5 star rated romance novels. There are 60 on my shelf. This is book This is how my 29th re-read held up. How I gave this 5 stars in the first place I have no idea.
Feb 27, Pamela rated it it was ok Shelves: After further consideration, I have decided to downgrade my rating to 2. Here's the thing I liked Belle and John but I didn't really like the prose. Even though John is whiny one minute then a hero the next, I did still like him.
I'm a little put off by how quickly the sex arrives in these tales.
I thought young ladies of the ton didn't jump into bed a week after they met someone. Sad to say, but I actually struggled to finish it, I hope the 3rd installment is better. I wavered between 2. May 31, Pamela AllHoney rated it really liked it Shelves: The second book in the Splendid Trilogy.
I've read most of Ms Quinn's novels and decided to get a hold of the ones I hadn't. This was one of them.
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It was a fun read with a dark edge to it. John Blackwood is a wounded war hero who feels guilt due to a deed he felt he should have prevented. Then he meets "Belle". Belle shows John how to dance and live again. Jan 18, Debby "Piene Raven" rated it really liked it Shelves: The story started out very good but then went a bit downhill.
It got way too predictable and the dialogue became a bit repetitive. I enjoyed the first in the series a bit more and hope the last book will be just as good as the first. However it did make for a comfort and nice read.
View 1 comment. Feb 09, Lover of Romance rated it really liked it Shelves: Lady Arabella is independent and has had to turn down several marriage offers because its obvious that it isn't her they want but her fortune, so she decides to take a break and stay with her cousin and her husband in the country. While reading, Lord John finds her and through some witty and entertaining interaction they begin to fall for each other Arabella is determined not to lose the one man she has come to love, one who respects and loves her for who she is and not what she is Dancing At Midnight is the second in the Splendid series I have no idea how I missed this one before now One of my favorite things that I loved about this one Even though there was a dark side to this book it also was filled with laughter and a sense of carefreeness is that even a word?
Dancing at Midnight was a true romantic romp Definitely a keeper! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
The second book of the Splendid Trilogy about Emmas wonderful cousin Belle. She is an amazing, intelligent and witty character and I really liked her.
I wasn't so sure about John, though. He had so many mood swings from one second to the other and from time to time he was a bit exhausting.
But I guess that maybe one gets that unpredictable if one is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Like in Splendid with Woodside the whole story about George Spencer was a bit over dramatic but I still liked the The second book of the Splendid Trilogy about Emmas wonderful cousin Belle.
Like in Splendid with Woodside the whole story about George Spencer was a bit over dramatic but I still liked the way Belle and John cared for each other in that situation.
And how he hesitantly accepts the fact that he isn't alone anymore and that he can count on the help of Alex and Dunford. Dunford was again brilliant! I love the scene where he reluctantly helps Belle to steal into the house of John's brother. A great new character was of course Persephone. She was wonderful!
She made me laugh so often. The second book in the Splendid Trilogy, a. Blydon trilogy and features Belle Blydon.
Lady Arabella Bella seems like a Regency-era heroine. Alex and Emma from Splendid appear often throughout the book - Emma is pregnant with their first child. In fact, as the story opens, Belle is stating at Westonbirt while her parents are in Italy. Belle is just completing the Grand Shakespearean Quest in which she is reading all of the plays in alphabetical order.
After reading Splendid, I expected Belle to be paired up with Dunford. Julia Quinn is the author that started my obsession with historical romances and Dancing at Midnight was one of the first of her books that I tried I love Julia Quinn anyways, but I also love a romance novel in which one or both of the main characters has a major emotional battle to overcome.
The usual obstacles are good for a read too, but the ones with emotional road blocks offer a much greater depth to the characters. All of my favorite romance novels seem to have that as a theme; this is one of those. As always with one of Quinn's novels, I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love.
This is the second book in the Blydon series. Although the I love Julia Quinn anyways, but I also love a romance novel in which one or both of the main characters has a major emotional battle to overcome. Although the stories are independent of one another, the order of the books is the order in which events happen for these families and friends. Jan 16, Amanda S. Love the banters but could be better if the twist didn't seem forced.
Apr 08, Cherry rated it liked it Shelves: She's amazing. But many, many factors contributed into making this book my least favorite so far. I felt like the main heroine and the hero switched roles. I get it, he went through so many hardships that turned him into this kind of person but still!
She was the one making most, if not all the moves which is such a no-no for me and even when John Lord Blackwood hurt Belle deeply with either his words or action This is my least favorite JQ book I have read so far and I really love JQ's writing. She was the one making most, if not all the moves which is such a no-no for me and even when John Lord Blackwood hurt Belle deeply with either his words or actions, she keeps trying to contact him or trying to win him back which made the rest of the book unpleasant for me.
Overall, it was an okay read. Mar 23, Ridh rated it really liked it Shelves: I had a similar feeling of confusion when I read Scandal in Spring because I expected Cam to When I first added this book to my to-reads list, I added it with the other two books in the series.
Sep 04, Jennifer rated it did not like it Shelves: From time to time, even the best of authors falter. Or, in this case, falter, stagger a bit while wildly trying to regain their balance, and then fall headlong down a flight of narrative stairs before crash-landing in the cellar of awful Such, sadly, is the case with Julia Quinn and Dancing at Midnight.
Despite being a bluestocking, Lady Arabella Blydon has been something of a success on the marriage market - unless you c From time to time, even the best of authors falter. Despite being a bluestocking, Lady Arabella Blydon has been something of a success on the marriage market - unless you count success as receiving a proposal from someone you'd actually want to marry. Frustrated, she retreats to the estate of her cousin's husband, whose land just happens to adjoin that of John Blackwood, freshly-minted baron, ex-soldier, and all-around hottie.
The two meet cute, and Page 4, if you're counting. Because John's got issues. Not so much the normal broody romance hero issues, though there's that, too - while in Spain, one of his men raped a young Spanish girl who later killed herself, and he's been carrying the guilt for that around ever since. Every five pages.
It's enough to give a reader whiplash. And a migraine. And a desperate need to choke a man with his own cravat.
Bella Bluestocking is only slightly better - and by that I mean she's an idiot but at least she's consistently idiotic. Julia Quinn is one of my favorite romance writers, and I chalk this fail up to youth and inexperience.
Dancing at Midnight was one of her earliest novels her second, I believe , and there are hints of the writer she'd become in it - charming and peculiar secondary characters, a love of literature, and an appreciation of witty banter. Okay, there's not actually anything I'd qualify as witty banter in here, but you can see where it was a goal.
Still, long-time fans who've thus far managed to miss this one should continue to do so or try The Sum of All Kisses , which I swear is Julia doing a fix-it fic for this story , and readers looking to get into the Quinnverse should skip this and go directly to the Bridgertons.
Dec 09, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: One of my goals this year is to re-read old favorites in order to get out of reading slumps than just pushing through and not finishing anything. So, when I found myself disinterested in any "new" books, I picked this up and was happy to discover that it holds up pretty well after all these years. Lady 4 Stars Julia Quinn is the author that started my obsession with historical romances and Dancing at Midnight was one of the first of her books that I tried She is beautiful, kind, and well-liked by most people in high society.
But, she also has a bluestocking side and an independent streak that seems to trouble suitors.
Things seems to change when she goes to visit her cousin Emma and her new husband's estate and meets their mysterious neighbor. The newly titled Lord Blackwood John is a military veteran who has just downloadd a house and is trying to figure out what to do with his life now. Meeting Bella throws his life into chaos and he is forced to face the darkness of his past in order to achieve happiness.
I love a good tortured hero and John was one of my first experiences with the trope. I was pleasantly surprised at how likable I still found him despite his bleak outlook on life and himself. He did frustrate me and Bella with his constant waffling about whether he wanted to pursue Bella or not, but I understood his reasoning.
For her part, Bella really stood out to me on this re-read.
I didn't remember her being so logical in her pursuit of John. While she did pull a trick to get him to declare his intentions, it really seemed like that was the only way to get him to admit them.
I also loved how she embraced her intelligence and love of reading. All in all, I found Dancing at Midnight to be just as enjoyable as the first time I read it. I did notice a few cliched moments like the dramatic rescue and some overdone flowery language, but they didn't really decrease my enjoyment. It is not perfect, but it helped pull me out of a reading slump and I found myself wanting to continue working my way through Julia Quinn's backlist again. Un baile a medianoche es una de esas novelas amenas y entretenidas, que no te deja huella pero te hace pasar una tarde agradable.
Aug 02, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lady Arabella Blydon is staying at her cousin's home in the country when she meets Lord John Blackwood.
Bella finds John intriguing. He is a wounded war hero who one minute is very cordial, and the next minute he is very cold. John, who blames himself for the death of an innocent girl, feels that Bella deserves a better man. Even though he finds himself falling in love with her, he keeps pushing her away. I really liked both Bella and John and thought they were a great couple. The only drawback w Lady Arabella Blydon is staying at her cousin's home in the country when she meets Lord John Blackwood.
The only drawback with this book was that I really didn't understand John blaming himself for the young girl's death. I think that is why I couldn't quite give this book 5 Stars. Otherwise, I found this book a quick, entertaining read.I shall certainly be drenched. All it managed to do was drag the story out at a turtle's pace. I was rolling my eyes so much that I was dizzy!
Standing a few yards away was a gentleman in casual yet elegant attire. She was getting heartily sick of the entire process. He also was bipolar.
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