A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

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18 Critic Reviews

Mostly, it’s a fun story about two appealing people with some adventure, romance and a little humor thrown in as well.
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Synopsis

Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is . . .

But she's managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge—in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy—no one is sure), and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he's the first man who has truly tempted her, and it's getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman.

Daniel Smythe-Smith Might be in mortal danger . . .

But that's not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family's annual musicale, he vows to pursue her, even if that means spending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she's a unicorn. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril,he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending . . .

 

About Julia Quinn

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Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since.The New York Times bestselling author more than twenty novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Published May 29, 2012 by Avon. 433 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for A Night Like This
All: 18 | Positive: 16 | Negative: 2

Dear Author

Below average
Reviewed by Dabney on Jun 15 2012

But, if you are like me, cranky when faced with a plot fueled by happenstance and characters that exist by fiat rather than by layered, viable details, this book will probably irk you.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by RT BOOK REVIEWS on May 17 2012

...If tortured romance, with a plentiful helping of comedy, makes your heart sing, be sure to pick up your own copy of this new novel.

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Excellent
Reviewed by Cindy on Jul 17 2012

A NIGHT LIKE THIS is a charming historical romance. I can’t wait for her next book!

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Smexy Books

Good
Reviewed by May on May 29 2012

Overall this was a fun and light romance from Quinn, and while not a favorite story still a strong read, and more along the lines of the kind of fun historical fiction that the author is known for.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Good
Reviewed by Cheryl Sneed on May 24 2012

What I really enjoyed this time around is her portrayal of a man gobsmacked by love—the confusion and giddiness of it all. And Daniel is pretty giddy.

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Novelicious

Good
Reviewed by Kira Slaughter on Sep 21 2012

The storylines were well written and contained the right amount of mystery to keep the reader hooked...

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Bookfan

Good
Reviewed by Mary on Jun 01 2012

Her characters, setting and story were truly entertaining. I recommend it to fans of Historical Romance, family series, and a fun story.

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Medieval Bookworm

Good
Reviewed by Meghan on May 09 2012

As a pleasurable way to pass an afternoon...is a great choice, and definitely a sign that Julia Quinn is making strides towards regaining her golden touch.

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The Brazen Bookworm

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on Jun 11 2012

On the surface, it's a typical light and fluffy aristocratic Regency, but Quinn excels at creating multi-faceted characters who have more depth than is originally apparent.

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bookworm2bookworm's Blog

Good
Reviewed by Bookworm on Jun 26 2012

This story has everything you’ll ever want in a lighthearted romance and then some.

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I'm Booking It

Good
Reviewed by Laura on Jun 22 2012

Mostly, it’s a fun story about two appealing people with some adventure, romance and a little humor thrown in as well.

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BooksAreTheNewBlack

Good
Reviewed by Natalie on Jun 25 2012

I loved that this book had a bit of humor and silliness in it.

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The Raunch Dilettante

Good
Reviewed by Amanda Ryan on Aug 09 2012

A Night Like This is a lovely, romantic read by veteran Julia Quinn.

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BookNAround

Good
Reviewed by Kristen on Jun 21 2012

This is a pleasant, well-written tale that fulfills the historical Regency-set romance reader's expectations.

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The Incurable Bluestocking

Good
Reviewed by Cass on Jun 09 2012

Overall, I quite enjoyed A Night Like This. It’s a perfectly solid Regency romance...

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Ageless Pages Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jessie on May 11 2012

...is a light-hearted and thoroughly charming novel with two very likeable and compatible leads in Daniel and Anne (and scene-stealers in Frnaces, Elizabeth and Harriet.)

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Between the Pages

Good
Reviewed by Daisy on Jun 06 2012

A Night Like This was everything I could ask for in a historical romance and bonus points for bringing the funny!

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Truth, Beauty, Freedom, & Books

Below average
Reviewed by Tasha on Jun 26 2012

I didn't hate A Night Like This, but I had some problems with it. First and foremost, there was no chemistry between Daniel and Anne at all.

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