Monday, April 27, 2009

Review of Tempted at Midnight by Jacquie D'Alessandro

Tempted at Midnight by Jacquie D'Alessandro
Which of the following is true?
While vacationing in Sanibel, Penelope...
A) wore an itty bitty bikini
B) met a cabana boy named Sven
C) got a deep dark tropical tan
D) read Tempted at Midnight while sipping a strawberry daiquiri, and remembered why she loves Jacquie D'Alessandro so much!

Yes, of course the answer is D.  Penelope would not be caught dead in a bikini. First of all, let me just say how very much I adore the name Jacquie D'Alessandro.  It simply rolls off the tongue and inspires all sorts of romantic notions.  What an excellent name for a romance author! Magnifico! I am a huge fan of Jacquie D'Alessandro for the simple reason that she is a fabulous writer.  Her characters are wonderful, her stories are engaging, funny, sweet and emotional, and....very, very sexy.  Certain authors really capture the male POV incredibly well, and D'Alessandro is one of them.  I always adore her heroes, especially Andrew Stanton in Love and the Single Heiress (LOVE that book!).  It's been a while since I read one of her novels, and Tempted at Midnight was a super way to jump back into her writing. Logan and Emily are a case of two opposites attracting, both of them baffled by their intense sexual chemistry (and fighting it every step of the way).  In the midst of their prickly and combative relationship is a sweet and satisfying scene where Logan runs into Emily's family at Hyde Park. In this one scene, everything changes...Emily sees Logan in a new light as he bonds with her family, and Logan finds out that Miss Prim-and-Proper has another side to her (undefeated champion frog catcher).  Here is an example of a great author at work...with just one simple scene, the reader rejoices as this new and awakening romance unfurls. D'Alessandro's heroes are always protective, full of integrity and selfless, everything a hero should be (and oh yeah, very sexy, too. Can't forget that part!)  D'Alessandro's dialogue is also wonderful and full of humor.  My favorite line in this book is "That's my damn hunk of cheese, you bastard!" (You'll have to read the book for the full effect!) For those of you who are already familiar with this author, this book is an excellent addition to your library.  For those who have not read D'Alessandro yet, check out Whirlwind Wedding, Red Roses Mean Love, and my all time favorite, Love and the Single Heiress. And of course, Tempted at Midnight. You will not be disappointed.  I highly recommend this book, which has earned an A for Awesome! 
Grade: A 
Tempted to read more Jacquie D'Alessandro books,
Penelope

4 comments:

Natascha said...

Thanks for the suggestions and review. I am definitely going to check her work out. Thanks!

Michelle Pressma said...

I hadn't heard of her, so she's definitely on the list now.

Penelope said...

Michelle, if I can make you into a historical romance convert, I will be pleased as punch!

Jacquie D'Alessandro said...

Hi Penelope:
Wow! Thank you so much for e-mailing me the link to this page. I'm absolutely delighted you enjoyed the book so much! And to think I almost missed your e-mail--for some reason it ended up in my SPAM folder which I don't check very often. Your post totally made my day--thanks so much for recommending my books. I really appreciate it!
Best regards and happy reading,
Jacquie D'Alessandro
ps--since you enjoyed the book so much, you might want to read the Bonus Scene on my website--it's an extra scene that's not in the book. Here's the link:
http://www.jacquied.com/TAMDeletedScene.html