Mischief by Moonlight by Emily Greenwood

Mischief by Moonlight by Emily Greenwood
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (354 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

With the night so full of romance…

Colin Pearce, the Earl of Ivorwood, never dreamed he’d desire another man’s fiancée, but when his best friend goes off to war and asks Colin to look after the bewitching Josie Cardworthy, he falls under her sparkling spell.

Who can resist mischief?

Josie can’t wait for the return of her long-absent fiancé. If only her beloved sister might find someone, too…someone like the handsome, reserved Colin. A gypsy’s love potion gives Josie the chance to matchmake, but the wild results reveal her own growing passion for the earl. And though fate offers them a chance, a steely honor may force him to reject what her reckless heart is offering…

A lot can happen in the moonlight…just you wait and see!

Emily Greenwood is a new to me author and I’m glad I tried one of her books. The writing flowed well and kept me totally in the story. I needed to know what would happen next. I read this book quickly, but that’s because I couldn’t put it down.

There are a lot of plot twists in this book. Keeping them straight can be a tad hard, but it’s worth the effort. I liked trying to figure out who would end up together and who was better off as friends.

Let me tell you about the characters. Colin, although he’s got his suave and debonair moments, is a bit of a geek. That’s a good thing! I like my heroes a little different. I immediately liked him. I understood his choices, and though I wasn’t keen on all of them, they made him who he was. He was a fine character to read about.

Then there’s Josie. I have mixed feelings about her. As much as I liked her…I didn’t. She’s torn. Her fiance went off to war and according to intel, he’s not coming back. She doesn’t want to stop loving her fiance, but there’s Colin. He’s so handsome and he’s…there! I appreciated her trying to work a love connection for her sister, but there were times I couldn’t root for her. I guess I wanted to conk her on the head and say get real. But that’s a good thing because I was emotionally invested in the story.

If you want a book that’s got fun moments, sweet moments and characters you won’t forget, then this might be the book for you.


  1. Quilt Lady says:

    I love historicals and this one sounds really good. I would love to read it.

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