Every once in awhile, however, I like to feed the inner girl within myself. The one that encapsulates romance with the old-fashioned fairy tales of love everlasting and nervous anticipation. Don't get me wrong - I'm not talking all innocence or anything. (Hell, I discovered a Chic magazine when I was only ten years old - I'm not talking about the fashion one, either. My blindfolds were off a loooong time ago, and I like it that way. *saucy grin*) No, I'm talking about stories where you can't help but sigh as you read the developing love between the two main characters and when they finally, finally, finally entagle themselves in bed, you smile for them, for the absolute rightness of their joining.
I recently fed my inner girl and she is dancing in fulfilment inside. Eloisa James recent book, A Kiss At Midnight, is absolutely splendid. James is an autobuy for me anyway, but her recent book is a true pleasure if you're up for a change in pace of storyline. As she states, this story is a true fairy tale, taken from the idea of Cinderella. The heorine, Kate, is forced by her evil step-mother to masquerade as her step-sister. She meets the handsome prince and yes, eventually falls in love. Mix in a menagerie of animals, little "rats," as they are affectionally called, a glass slipper, and lovemaking that makes you place your hand over your heart, and you have your little girl fairy tale all grown-up.
Give it a try. If you like historicals, you'll love this new one from Eloisa James!