Mistress By Midnight Author:Maggie Robinson Desmond Ryland, Marquess of Conover has moved heaven and earth to reunite with his childhood love, only to be rebuffed for his honorable marriage proposal. Con’s dishonorable desire to have Laurette Vincent any way he can get her leads him to blackmail her to become his mistress. He’s sure if he can bed her again, she’ll eventu... more »ally wed him. And if he can engage the services of his son and their daughter, all the better to convince Laurette they were meant to be a family at last.« less
I have to say I had enjoyed Mistress by Mistake & was a little disappointed in this one. I am hoping Caroline's story is better. Glad I had gotten it at the library versus having bought it. So many things seemed to be brought up like they were going to add depth, etc & then they were just left hanging there. Ending was so-so.
I read "Mistress By Marriage" first which I believe came after this book. I was slightly disappointed with how similar Laurette and Caroline's self-dialogue was (I don't deserve to be happy because I've done terrible things). I hope Charlie's story isn't more of the same thing.
The story itself as a whole wasn't bad. Two young lovers broken by circumstances come back together later on in their lives. Con wants to reconcile with the mistakes of his past in regards to Laurette and his children. While Laurette just wants to survive life without making any major damage.
The end was very abrupt. I downloaded it from the library so I kept going back to make sure I didn't accidentally skipped a page on my reader. It seems like we went through so much with the characters that we should have closure with all the characters involved.