I cannot read a Julia Quinn book without laughing out loud. I always find myself smiling from the first page to the last. I think Anne Wynter and Daniel Smythe-Smith may be my favorite non-Bridgerton couple. From the first meeting between Daniel and Anne the sparks fly and the mayhem unfolds. Daniel who has just come home from abroad may or may not be in danger from an old enemy who may or may not have buried the hatchet. Anne may or may not be in danger because of a secret in her past that might just be about to reveal itself. A Night Like This is branded in Quinn's humor and smart writing leaving readers with a satisfying adventure in her latest book.
Anne and Daniel are fun characters, both are smart and their conversational banter underscores the genuine care for each other that twine the characters together. The secondary characters are also wonderful, unique, and engaging. Also intriguing is the character of Hugh Prentice, who starts off many of the problems that Daniel must face in the beginning of the book. The reader will find themselves wanting to know more about Hugh Prentice and what the future holds in store for him. This is a book that I will be re-reading again and again. A thoroughly satisfying read!
Nora Roberts calls Julia Quinn’s novels, “Delightful.” The #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the irresistible Bridgerton family, Quinn offers historical romance readers new delights with A Night Like This—the second book (following the phenomenal Just Like Heaven) to feature the affairs, romantic and melodic, of the endearing, if painfully untalented, Smythe-Smith musicians. On A Night Like This in Regency England, anything can happen, especially when a beautiful pianist sitting in at the annual Smythe-Smith musicale catches the eye of a haunted, hunted man in desperate need of redemption. There is simply no author in the realm of historical romance fiction hotter than the remarkable Julia Quinn—and anyone who has ever been swept away by the love stories of Amanda Quick, Lisa Kleypas, or Jill Barnett will cherish A Night Like This.