Spencer Dumarque is also known as the Duke of Midnight to all young ladies and thier mothers. He enters the ballroom at exactly midnight dances one set with one girl, and then leaves. When Amelia d'Orsay learns of her brothers considerable debts to the duke she decides to take matters into her own hands. When the duke enters she steals his hand for the dance to try to convince him to forgive the debt. After whisking her to the balcony they learn of thier friend Leo's death. After a long and trying night together the duke is adament that Amelia marry him the next day. Although she agrees to the marriage she will not let him have his marital rights until Leo's killer is found. She did not take into account that she would fall madly in love with Spencer and soon forgets her vow. When her brother runs off with the duke's young charge she must decide between the duke's love or her scoundrel of a brother. After leaving the duke she sees her brother off on a ship bound for America, when she returns with her elder brother to his house in London she is greated with a grand ball. All attending are hoping to see the love smitten duke come and whisk Amelia out of the room. She is surprised when he shows up, if a little tardy, asking her forgiveness and steals her away much to everyones great surprise.
This series is a trilogy and is wrapped with scandal and dark secrets better left untold. I couldnt put this book down, i was wondereing if the duke and Amelia would come above thier problems and live together happily ever after. I was not disappointed. I can not wait to get my hands on the second or third book in the series, i hope they are as thrilling as the first.