Saturday, September 14, 2013

It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long

Thomasina de Ballesteros and Jonathan Redmond's book

It Happened One Midnight (Pennyroyal Green book 8)

by Julie Anne Long

Book Blurb:More than one beautiful woman’s hopes have been dashed on the rocky shoals of Jonathan Redmond’s heart. With his riveting good looks and Redmond wealth and power, the world is his oyster—until an ultimatum from his father and a chilling gypsy prophesy send him hurtling headlong toward a fate he’ll do anything to avoid: matrimony.

Intoxicating, elusive Thomasina de Ballesteros has the bloods of London at her feet. But none of them knows the real Tommy—the one with a shocking pedigree, a few too many secrets, and a healthy scorn for rakes like Jonathan.

She is everything Jonathan never wanted. But on one fateful midnight, he’s drawn into Tommy's world of risk, danger…and a desire he’d never dreamed possible. And suddenly he’s re-thinking everything...including the possibility that succumbing to prophesy might just mean surrendering to love.

I swear I say this every time I read a new Pennyroyal Green book by Julie Anne Long but I think It Happened One Midnight is my new favourite. 

Each of the book's storylines are so unique and It Happened One Midnight is just as captivating and as original as the other novels. As always, the characters are immensely likable and I could read their conversations and banter all day. Their dialogue is the magic that these Pennyroyal Green gems have me so addicted. 

Jonathan and Tommy are such a perfect match. They both have drive, ambition and are very loyal. Tommy never forgot where she came from and she made it her life's goal to help children in need. Jonathan, born privileged, moved passed his silver spoon upbringing and started to get behind Tommy's causes. Her passion became his passion and they were quite a pair together battling child labour. 

In previous Pennyroyal books, a gypsy predicted that Jonathan would have ten children and this time around, the gypsy upped the prediction to a hundred. At first it was silly but as the story progressed, knowing that he was going to be "Mr. Friend" to possibly hundreds of children, it just made my heart flutter. 

I hope we get constant updates in Pennyroyal books about their progress.

Teasers: collywobbles, Mr. Friend, Boom, decks of cards

1 comment:

Jan Hougland said...

So glad to see Nol 8 coming out! Love all of the Pennyroyal stories. They are the bomb!