A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James

A Kiss at MidnightA Kiss at Midnight. Finished 5-4-13, rating 4.25/5, romance, 370 pages, pub. 2010

Kate is 24 and lives at home with her stepmother and stepsister.  Forced to attend a ball acting as her sister, Kate meets Prince Gabriel and the expected sparks fly.  Only Kate is pretending to be betrothed to his cousin and he is expecting the arrival of his future princess.  What will happen?  I’ll never tell 😉

This is the retelling of Cinderella, but aside from the evil stepmother and Kate wearing glass shoes one night I didn’t really see it.  The beginning with Kate’s stepmother seemed so separate from the rest of the book.  I liked Kate and Gabriel, enjoyed their interaction and really did feel their connection.  I felt it so much that the dueling storylines of what was keeping them apart seemed thin, like there should have been more.

That being said I enjoyed this lighthearted romp and liked the many characters at the palace for the ball.  Gabriel had a kind heart and was one hot prince!  Kate was a smart enough heroine, the men seemed to respond to her wit which I liked.  Overall I had fun with this one.

This was from my personal library.