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MIDNIGHT ANGEL
by Lisa Kleypas

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Victorian England

1995 VICTORIAN HISTORICAL ROMANCE Nominee

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Fleeing her Russian home and the horror and shame of her marriage, Tashia seeks sanctuary in England and the anonymity of a governess position in the home of Lord Luke Stokehurst.

Tashia's intellegence, beauty and natural sensuality attract Luke's attention. Though wary of women, he finds his daughter's governess intriguing and sweetly seductive.

Though she wants nothing to do with men and love, Tashia finds her emotions in turmoil each time she encounters Luke. She adores her charge and her teaching duties, but is tormented by the nightmares of the past and fear for the future.

Unable to resist the temptation and their mutual desire, Tashia and Luke become lovers and circumstances compel them to wed. But the past lurks nearby, ready to steal what happiness Tashia has grasped and force her to return to Russia to face her nemesis.

Compelling, sensual, engrossing and powerful, MIDNIGHT ANGEL is a spellbinding romance of deception, betrayal and searing passion that will keep readers up way past midnight. SENSUAL (Jan., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Avon

Published: January 1995

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Midnight Angel

Submitted by Robin in PA on September 6, 2010 - 2:35pm.

Russian Noblewoman Anastasia Kaptereva has been arrested for the murder of her fiancee after being found unconscious near his body with a bloody knife in her hand. Faking her own death, she escapes from her prison and makes her way to England where she finds a position as a governess to Emma Stokehurst. Lord Lucas Stokehurst has agreed to give Tasia a job for a month as a favor to a friend. He is a stern man who finds his only joy in his daughter. But after getting to know Tasia, Lucas may have found a woman he can love...at least until her past catches up with her.

This story started out very slowly and dragged through the middle. I had a hard time warming up to Lucas Stokehurst. The last part of the book was a little more interesting and sets up the next book in the series. My rating: 3.5 to 4 Stars.