A Midsummer Night's Romp

A Midsummer Night's Romp❮Epub❯ ➚ A Midsummer Night's Romp Author Katie MacAlister – Oaklandjobs.co.uk From the New York Times bestselling author of The Importance of Being Alice comes the second Ainslie Brothers romance, where finding love means falling head over heels Lorina Liddel is terrified of em From the New York Times bestselling author of The Importance of Being Alice comes the second Ainslie Brothers romance, where finding love means falling head over heels Lorina Liddel is terrified of embarrassing herself on national TV as the face of Dig Britain , a new archeological reality show Lorina would much rather keep her head down and her hands in A Midsummer PDF \ the dirt underneath Ainslie Castle, but her on screen partner is proving to be a major distractionBrother to the castle s current lord, privileged, perfectly sculpted Gunner Ainslie is a sure bet to keep viewers glued to their screens Lorina intends to keep the ladies man focused on the job at hand, but Gunner is confident he ll soon have the beauty falling into his bedWhen an unexpected find turns the academic dig into an all out treasure hunt, Lorina and Gunner get swept up in the excitement But when their steamy tryst is caught on camera, it ll take than an award winning performance to get them out of the hole they re in. This is second in a series and a lot of background establishing happens in that first book You don t have to start there, but I d recommend giving it a shot even if, like me, you stop halfway through.I already knew from the first book that I d like Gunner and he doesn t disappoint I kind of loved the addition of his daughter She wasn t present much, but she was gold when she was there She s old enough that I didn t really expect much between her and Lorina so it s as well that didn t mater This is second in a series and a lot of background establishing happens in that first book You don t have to start there, but I d recommend giving it a shot even if, like me, you stop halfway through.I already knew from the first book that I d like Gunner and he doesn t disappoint I kind of loved the addition of his daughter She wasn t present much, but she was gold when she was there She s old enough that I didn t really expect much between her and Lorina so it s as well that didn t materialize Anyway, Gunner is everything I love in a romantic lead with extra caring on top because that s what Lorina needs.I liked Lorina, too, though she s a bit of a harder sell Most of that is the silly story mixed with her serious motivations She s on a mission to right a serious wrong and the silly archeological dig and surrounding circus just don t fit that at all well For the plot to work, the main players have to be a bit absurd, so sifting what s supposed to be absurd and what merely feels that way based on proximity was a job I gave up on Her background actually works pretty well, though, so at least her character holds together as opposed to Alice from the first book who had to be stupid for the plot to work.Anyway, this is a light story that dabbles in serious issues and it trips up a bit on it I enjoyed it well enough so I m going with a solid three star rating I had to compartmentalize the silly side plot but I managed that okay.A note about Steamy There are a couple of explicit sex scenes They re as fun as the ones in the first book, though the chatter fits less well At any rate, it s about the middle of my steam tolerance and fun enough to be going on with Not as good as the first in the series, but still a solid entry Lots of flirtation, but I just didn t get as much chemistry between the couple as the couple in the first book Also, there is a dark subplot that seemed a little dark for some chick lit like this. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Oh dear I can see I m going to be in the minority here Midsummer s night romp I liked the sound of because it involved archeology I ve written a romantic comedy about that so keen to see what Katie did I did like it better than The Importance of being Alice but I still struggled with the strained dialogue that didn t sound funny, just odd and characters that were just too over the top And I struggled evenwith the very serious aspect not giving anything away by saying it was HIV Oh dear I can see I m going to be in the minority here Midsummer s night romp I liked the sound of because it involved archeology I ve written a romantic comedy about that so keen to see what Katie did I did like it better than The Importance of being Alice but I still struggled with the strained dialogue that didn t sound funny, just odd and characters that were just too over the top And I struggled evenwith the very serious aspect not giving anything away by saying it was HIV because other reviewers have said it and in itself is not something to do with the MCs BUT this is a comedy It s light hearted froth HIV is not froth and to be fair to the author, she doesn t treat it as something that isn t serious, but the very act of having it in the story as THE major part of the plot felt entirely wrong to me I have a friend who is HIV positive It s horrible I don t want to pick up a book and not know this is part of the story Not a comedy anyway This will be my last Katie MacAlister book I will continue to love the early ones but I ve grown away from her style of writing Katie MacAlister is my go to when I want a delightfully fun, light and quirky romance that ll make me smile and just lift my spirits And A Midsummer Night s Romp delivered on all fronts as an archaeological dig at a castle bring together an English photographer who lives there and an American French teacher who is set on avenging her best friend against one of the men at the dig site Zany insanity ensues Quirky, quirky, quirky One of the things I love about McAlister is she s Katie MacAlister is my go to when I want a delightfully fun, light and quirky romance that ll make me smile and just lift my spirits And A Midsummer Night s Romp delivered on all fronts as an archaeological dig at a castle bring together an English photographer who lives there and an American French teacher who is set on avenging her best friend against one of the men at the dig site Zany insanity ensues Quirky, quirky, quirky One of the things I love about McAlister is she s got a very unique sense of humor and doesn t hold back It s light, quirky, can be silly and gigglesnort worthy It s not for everyone but for me it s a nice little break from my other reads The archaeological stoyline OMG I LOVE books that have archaeology as a base That whole treasure hunt what will they find next thing totally works for me And it was a lot of fun as a television crew and a dig team swarm Ainslie castle to see what lies beneath it s fields I loved some of the tid bits and watching them uncover things I would have loved to see some of the bigger finds as they happened instead of recaps on them but still loved it.The characters Ahhh these two Lorina and Gunner They had mouths on them and trouble keeping them under control There were lots of oh so innocent things turned dirty so I felt right at home as the two teased and let things slip they normally wouldn t The secondary characters are awesome too From his daughter who is high energy to his siblings who are all a spot nutty It just makes for a fun ensemble The chemistry Ahh the chemistry From the start these two have it despite her trying to run from it It s a bumpy ride but I loved the heat and flow between them There s a little bit of sexing happening but not too much Just one scene really There were some serious bits She was a bit prickly with him because of abuse she suffered in the past but I liked how it was handled by him He d had experience because of a sibling and I just liked how he didn t get frustrated when she d have spaz outs and understood why she had them There was also a different storyline concerning her friend and one of the men at the dig site that had given the friend HIV It was different That s really not something you see too often in a romance If her friend gets a book it ll be interesting to see how that plays out All in all, A Midsummer Night s Romp was a romping good time Bwaha It really was though It had excitement and a little danger thrown in, some unexpected twists and endearing characters that just left me smiling and ready for book three Another win from MacAlister In the second book in Katie MacAlister s newest series A Matchmaker In Wonderland comes A Midsummer Night s Romp This book delighted me from cover to cover As a long time fan of Katie s work,I thought I had an idea of what was to come but she surprised me Midsummer starts seriously with a friend in trouble, revenge, and an unexpected job but the plot twists and the heroine finds herself involved in a startling intrigueand finds romance Will Lorina complete her mission Are her feelings In the second book in Katie MacAlister s newest series A Matchmaker In Wonderland comes A Midsummer Night s Romp This book delighted me from cover to cover As a long time fan of Katie s work,I thought I had an idea of what was to come but she surprised me Midsummer starts seriously with a friend in trouble, revenge, and an unexpected job but the plot twists and the heroine finds herself involved in a startling intrigueand finds romance Will Lorina complete her mission Are her feelings for Gunner real Why are so many legs being injured Will blackmail bring horses to Ainslie Castle Katie s sense of humor sparkles in this book, as usual, but I very much enjoyed thein depth storyline Intrigue, romance and funny family members lurk around every page in this book and you can t help but fall in love with the glorious Gunner and his daughter Cressy Cressy turned out to be one of my favorite characters and I hope she someday grows up and gets her own romance If you loved Corset Diaries then you will find this book shines in the same way with a familiar face appearing I loved the first book in this series The Importance Of Being Alice but Gunner may have stolen my heart Katie MacAlister s novels are always full of banter, quirky characters and usually at least one of the main characters suffers from word vomiting aka blurting out whatever comes at their mind.Sadly, for some unknown reason, A Midsummer Night s Romp just didn t work out for me All the things I mentioned before were there, but I didn t find it funny or cute Finishing this book was a struggle, since I was bored most of the time.I hope this was one time miss and that I didn t loose one of my fa Katie MacAlister s novels are always full of banter, quirky characters and usually at least one of the main characters suffers from word vomiting aka blurting out whatever comes at their mind.Sadly, for some unknown reason, A Midsummer Night s Romp just didn t work out for me All the things I mentioned before were there, but I didn t find it funny or cute Finishing this book was a struggle, since I was bored most of the time.I hope this was one time miss and that I didn t loose one of my favorite fluffy reads authors Original Post May 19, 2015A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S ROMP ONE Big Mistake But No Disaster 2015 Stephanie Takes DesbiensA couple of mainstream published authors I know have said that the publishing houses rarely fact check or do much continuity editing This would account for the several major errors I have found in mainstream published books I speak of major errors when a plot hinges on something and it changes like a murder is solved by someone se Original Post May 19, 2015A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S ROMP ONE Big Mistake But No Disaster 2015 Stephanie Takes DesbiensA couple of mainstream published authors I know have said that the publishing houses rarely fact check or do much continuity editing This would account for the several major errors I have found in mainstream published books I speak of major errors when a plot hinges on something and it changes like a murder is solved by someone seeing something, but that thing could not exist at that time , when a term is misused over and over or, as in this book, when the wrong term is applied by characters who are supposed to be experts.In this case one archaeologist is explaining the personality of another archaeologist on a dig, to the main character and often first person narrator, Lorina This appears in my galley and in the finished copy He s the salt of the earth and a damned good archaeologist Just don t get him going on about the stone age or hells spend all day teaching you how to map flints Map, like draw No, in this case it means to chip away at a flint until you have a pointed end that cab be used as a tool or weapon Katie MacAlister A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S ROMP pp 25 26Eeep flints are not MAPPED they are KNAPPED If this were a simple typo, well, that s sloppy but herein it is a compounded error because when Lorina asks a clarifying question the arhaeologist digs herself deeper.Why does this error make a difference Short answer It affected my experience of the book, and if I hadn t known this was an error, it would have perpetuated false information to me.The longer answer is because I had to stop reading to check my elementary knowledge of the profession against the book I had to search the term and then dig several layers of results to see if there is any reference, any at all, to flints being mapped I got a lot about the city of Flint, MI, but nothing about stone age tools Also, the expert s creds are downgraded and so are those of the authors and publishing house.I had to check my finished copy, and I had to check with the publisher, maybe it was a red herring it was not I could make a big error too, but, no one pays me for this stuff Especially not the 7.99 list for the paperback of this book I am writing this before the book is released so it is possible the digital edition is changed.Otherwise, the story and characters are unusual I liked Gunner s sharp wit and Lorina s guilty conscience although I thought she was unnecessarily guilty I liked the banter between them as sexual tension builds, is dispersed and rebuilt I thought Lorina s lack of appreciation for her own physical assets is very sympathetic to how most of us are about our bodies And, usually men like us a little healthier than a starved waif Gunner certainly does The plot is a little far fetched and some very strange medical treatment is suggested.I even enjoyed the crazy antics of Gunner s teenaged daughter Cressy who just about bounces off walls I have had issues with some of Katie s paranormal romances in recent years This is a little less off the wall There are some instances of wild places for romantic interludes places I would not EVER have sex, but I ve never been in that situation so who knows.There is a Puckish director, a wise and fey grannie, and two ne er do well characters but while a few characters act like asses no one gets turned into one Maybe there s a little to do with the the play the book s title is a riff on, but it is very little It is not a Shakespearian mash up.I found myself a little distracted by the mistake at the beginning of the story which I felt was pretty big, but perhaps, forewarned you won t be I enjoyed the rest of the book, which moves very fast This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I think this book was just alright I didn t dislike it nor did I like it The story revolves around Lorina and Gunner Lorina travelled to England to confront Paul, a man who infected her close friend with HIV When he was told about it, he dismissed it as an act of a spurned lover She volunteered at a dig site, taking place at Ainslie castle, in order to get close to him However, it is complicated by her blatant interest to Gunner, a photographer and the brother of the castle s baron The bo I think this book was just alright I didn t dislike it nor did I like it The story revolves around Lorina and Gunner Lorina travelled to England to confront Paul, a man who infected her close friend with HIV When he was told about it, he dismissed it as an act of a spurned lover She volunteered at a dig site, taking place at Ainslie castle, in order to get close to him However, it is complicated by her blatant interest to Gunner, a photographer and the brother of the castle s baron The book has these two going around dig sites They are accompanied by the production crew who shoots everything Roger dictates, which includes their post coital state in the cellar Their treasure hunt is inadvertently shared with the production crew when Daria intentionally spoke about it louder than Gunner would have liked They had been following riddles left by the Roman lady Meanwhile, Lorina is trying to accomplish her main task It is complicated by Gunner s pursuit of her and her reluctance to lie When she confronted Paul about his disease, he countered vehemently and confidently told her that he knows for sure he is not diseased His confidence threw her for a loop The big twist is that Daria had been falsifying Pail s tests This is done to weaken him Since he doesn t know he is diseased, he isn t seeking treatment The downside is that he had been unknowingly infecting other sexual partners She also drugged both Gunner and Lorina in order to frame Paul When Gunner and Lorina found treasure, she drugged them, stole the treasure, and planted it in Paul s trailer I thought this was a mediocre book that is closer to two stars than it is at four I thought the jokes were not that great, they were simple and not very original, such as the innuendos I suppose they would be better if I was attached to Lorina but I didn t find her compelling enough to like She was just alright and I think the author was trying to make her quirkiness adorable It wasn t Her habit of talking to herself wasn t really that special and I think this book would be loads better if the reader actually liked her As for Gunner, he wasn t that likable nor unlikable Since the two main characters aren t really stand outs, I guess it isn t a surprise that I didn t really like this book Gunner Ainslie is looking forward to spending time with his daughter, while helping excavate part of Ainslie castle for roman remains Dig Britain will be there filming the dig and any artifacts found With his knowledge of archaeology, the film director decided Gunner would be a good person to explain the dig process to the viewers at home and to teach Lorina, a dig newbie, how to dig Lorina is a woman on a mission and she won t let anything get in the way of it Posing as a photo journalist Gunner Ainslie is looking forward to spending time with his daughter, while helping excavate part of Ainslie castle for roman remains Dig Britain will be there filming the dig and any artifacts found With his knowledge of archaeology, the film director decided Gunner would be a good person to explain the dig process to the viewers at home and to teach Lorina, a dig newbie, how to dig Lorina is a woman on a mission and she won t let anything get in the way of it Posing as a photo journalist for Dig Britain, she hopes to gain evidence to stop Paul, the man that hurt her friend, from hurting anyone else A few little lies along the way can t hurt too much in the grand scheme of things, right Things get tricky though, with Lorina trying to cozy up to Paul for proof while spending time with Gunner on film, the one man that could expose her lies Add in riddles, a treasure hunt, positive affirmations, and a horse crazed teen and you have a story that keeps you hooked There is nothing I findfascinating than archaeology and romance and this novel blends them both in an informative and entertaining way As with all Katie MacAlister s novels, I was laughing and smiling at the characters antics and I absolutely fell in love with Gunner It s hard to resist a man riding around on his noble scooter with a sexy accent The sexual innuendos ran rampant between Lorina and Gunner which made me snicker like a teenage girl Something about turning something innocent into somethinginteresting never fails to make me laugh Definitely a good continuation of the Matchmaker in Wonderland series and I highly recommend it I can t wait to see which of the Ainslie Brother s will meet their perfect match next A Midsummer Night s RompKatie MacAlister writes paranormal, historical and contemporary romance books Through all her books, there are heroes, heroines, wit, charm and a bit of danger This is book 2 in Katie s new series, A Matchmaker in Wonderland A Midsummer Night s Romp is the second book of the Ainslie Brothers.French professor Lorina and Sandy are roommates Sandy goes on archaeological digs Paul, an archaeologist, infects her with HIV Lorina is on a mission to expose him She finds ou A Midsummer Night s RompKatie MacAlister writes paranormal, historical and contemporary romance books Through all her books, there are heroes, heroines, wit, charm and a bit of danger This is book 2 in Katie s new series, A Matchmaker in Wonderland A Midsummer Night s Romp is the second book of the Ainslie Brothers.French professor Lorina and Sandy are roommates Sandy goes on archaeological digs Paul, an archaeologist, infects her with HIV Lorina is on a mission to expose him She finds out that he will be on a dig at the Ainslie Castle in England She applies as a photo journalist and is accepted.Baron Elliot Ainslie Book 1 The Importance of Being Alice accepts the offer from an archaeology reality TV show to dig up their pastures The family needs the money Gunnar Ainslie is a photographer with a penchant for archaeology He broke his foot, so he can t really dig Elliot and his wife Alice are leaving on vacation Gunner s 17 year old daughter Cressy is arriving Confused yet Gunner accidentally runs Lorina down in his scooter and the fun begins Lorina fights the attraction She pretends to want Paul Gunner knows she is not a photographer and doesn t really want Paul, but he wants to know why Lorina discovers some mouse stones with riddles They surmise there might be treasure and the hunt is on Secrets, sex, and stealth oh, my Cressy is riot Funny situations and sexy banter are Katie MacAlister s forte and she doesn t disappoint And Paul is he really the villain

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    This guide aims to show you how to download get swept up in the excitement But when their steamy tryst is caught on camera, it ll take than an award winning performance to get them out of the hole they re in. This is second in a series and a lot of background establishing happens in that first book You don t have to start there, but I d recommend giving it a shot even if, like me, you stop halfway through.I already knew from the first book that I d like Gunner and he doesn t disappoint I kind of loved the addition of his daughter She wasn t present much, but she was gold when she was there She s old enough that I didn t really expect much between her and Lorina so it s as well that didn t mater This is second in a series and a lot of background establishing happens in that first book You don t have to start there, but I d recommend giving it a shot even if, like me, you stop halfway through.I already knew from the first book that I d like Gunner and he doesn t disappoint I kind of loved the addition of his daughter She wasn t present much, but she was gold when she was there She s old enough that I didn t really expect much between her and Lorina so it s as well that didn t materialize Anyway, Gunner is everything I love in a romantic lead with extra caring on top because that s what Lorina needs.I liked Lorina, too, though she s a bit of a harder sell Most of that is the silly story mixed with her serious motivations She s on a mission to right a serious wrong and the silly archeological dig and surrounding circus just don t fit that at all well For the plot to work, the main players have to be a bit absurd, so sifting what s supposed to be absurd and what merely feels that way based on proximity was a job I gave up on Her background actually works pretty well, though, so at least her character holds together as opposed to Alice from the first book who had to be stupid for the plot to work.Anyway, this is a light story that dabbles in serious issues and it trips up a bit on it I enjoyed it well enough so I m going with a solid three star rating I had to compartmentalize the silly side plot but I managed that okay.A note about Steamy There are a couple of explicit sex scenes They re as fun as the ones in the first book, though the chatter fits less well At any rate, it s about the middle of my steam tolerance and fun enough to be going on with Not as good as the first in the series, but still a solid entry Lots of flirtation, but I just didn t get as much chemistry between the couple as the couple in the first book Also, there is a dark subplot that seemed a little dark for some chick lit like this. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Oh dear I can see I m going to be in the minority here Midsummer s night romp I liked the sound of because it involved archeology I ve written a romantic comedy about that so keen to see what Katie did I did like it better than The Importance of being Alice but I still struggled with the strained dialogue that didn t sound funny, just odd and characters that were just too over the top And I struggled evenwith the very serious aspect not giving anything away by saying it was HIV Oh dear I can see I m going to be in the minority here Midsummer s night romp I liked the sound of because it involved archeology I ve written a romantic comedy about that so keen to see what Katie did I did like it better than The Importance of being Alice but I still struggled with the strained dialogue that didn t sound funny, just odd and characters that were just too over the top And I struggled evenwith the very serious aspect not giving anything away by saying it was HIV because other reviewers have said it and in itself is not something to do with the MCs BUT this is a comedy It s light hearted froth HIV is not froth and to be fair to the author, she doesn t treat it as something that isn t serious, but the very act of having it in the story as THE major part of the plot felt entirely wrong to me I have a friend who is HIV positive It s horrible I don t want to pick up a book and not know this is part of the story Not a comedy anyway This will be my last Katie MacAlister book I will continue to love the early ones but I ve grown away from her style of writing Katie MacAlister is my go to when I want a delightfully fun, light and quirky romance that ll make me smile and just lift my spirits And A Midsummer Night s Romp delivered on all fronts as an archaeological dig at a castle bring together an English photographer who lives there and an American French teacher who is set on avenging her best friend against one of the men at the dig site Zany insanity ensues Quirky, quirky, quirky One of the things I love about McAlister is she s Katie MacAlister is my go to when I want a delightfully fun, light and quirky romance that ll make me smile and just lift my spirits And A Midsummer Night s Romp delivered on all fronts as an archaeological dig at a castle bring together an English photographer who lives there and an American French teacher who is set on avenging her best friend against one of the men at the dig site Zany insanity ensues Quirky, quirky, quirky One of the things I love about McAlister is she s got a very unique sense of humor and doesn t hold back It s light, quirky, can be silly and gigglesnort worthy It s not for everyone but for me it s a nice little break from my other reads The archaeological stoyline OMG I LOVE books that have archaeology as a base That whole treasure hunt what will they find next thing totally works for me And it was a lot of fun as a television crew and a dig team swarm Ainslie castle to see what lies beneath it s fields I loved some of the tid bits and watching them uncover things I would have loved to see some of the bigger finds as they happened instead of recaps on them but still loved it.The characters Ahhh these two Lorina and Gunner They had mouths on them and trouble keeping them under control There were lots of oh so innocent things turned dirty so I felt right at home as the two teased and let things slip they normally wouldn t The secondary characters are awesome too From his daughter who is high energy to his siblings who are all a spot nutty It just makes for a fun ensemble The chemistry Ahh the chemistry From the start these two have it despite her trying to run from it It s a bumpy ride but I loved the heat and flow between them There s a little bit of sexing happening but not too much Just one scene really There were some serious bits She was a bit prickly with him because of abuse she suffered in the past but I liked how it was handled by him He d had experience because of a sibling and I just liked how he didn t get frustrated when she d have spaz outs and understood why she had them There was also a different storyline concerning her friend and one of the men at the dig site that had given the friend HIV It was different That s really not something you see too often in a romance If her friend gets a book it ll be interesting to see how that plays out All in all, A Midsummer Night s Romp was a romping good time Bwaha It really was though It had excitement and a little danger thrown in, some unexpected twists and endearing characters that just left me smiling and ready for book three Another win from MacAlister In the second book in Katie MacAlister s newest series A Matchmaker In Wonderland comes A Midsummer Night s Romp This book delighted me from cover to cover As a long time fan of Katie s work,I thought I had an idea of what was to come but she surprised me Midsummer starts seriously with a friend in trouble, revenge, and an unexpected job but the plot twists and the heroine finds herself involved in a startling intrigueand finds romance Will Lorina complete her mission Are her feelings In the second book in Katie MacAlister s newest series A Matchmaker In Wonderland comes A Midsummer Night s Romp This book delighted me from cover to cover As a long time fan of Katie s work,I thought I had an idea of what was to come but she surprised me Midsummer starts seriously with a friend in trouble, revenge, and an unexpected job but the plot twists and the heroine finds herself involved in a startling intrigueand finds romance Will Lorina complete her mission Are her feelings for Gunner real Why are so many legs being injured Will blackmail bring horses to Ainslie Castle Katie s sense of humor sparkles in this book, as usual, but I very much enjoyed thein depth storyline Intrigue, romance and funny family members lurk around every page in this book and you can t help but fall in love with the glorious Gunner and his daughter Cressy Cressy turned out to be one of my favorite characters and I hope she someday grows up and gets her own romance If you loved Corset Diaries then you will find this book shines in the same way with a familiar face appearing I loved the first book in this series The Importance Of Being Alice but Gunner may have stolen my heart Katie MacAlister s novels are always full of banter, quirky characters and usually at least one of the main characters suffers from word vomiting aka blurting out whatever comes at their mind.Sadly, for some unknown reason, A Midsummer Night s Romp just didn t work out for me All the things I mentioned before were there, but I didn t find it funny or cute Finishing this book was a struggle, since I was bored most of the time.I hope this was one time miss and that I didn t loose one of my fa Katie MacAlister s novels are always full of banter, quirky characters and usually at least one of the main characters suffers from word vomiting aka blurting out whatever comes at their mind.Sadly, for some unknown reason, A Midsummer Night s Romp just didn t work out for me All the things I mentioned before were there, but I didn t find it funny or cute Finishing this book was a struggle, since I was bored most of the time.I hope this was one time miss and that I didn t loose one of my favorite fluffy reads authors Original Post May 19, 2015A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S ROMP ONE Big Mistake But No Disaster 2015 Stephanie Takes DesbiensA couple of mainstream published authors I know have said that the publishing houses rarely fact check or do much continuity editing This would account for the several major errors I have found in mainstream published books I speak of major errors when a plot hinges on something and it changes like a murder is solved by someone se Original Post May 19, 2015A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S ROMP ONE Big Mistake But No Disaster 2015 Stephanie Takes DesbiensA couple of mainstream published authors I know have said that the publishing houses rarely fact check or do much continuity editing This would account for the several major errors I have found in mainstream published books I speak of major errors when a plot hinges on something and it changes like a murder is solved by someone seeing something, but that thing could not exist at that time , when a term is misused over and over or, as in this book, when the wrong term is applied by characters who are supposed to be experts.In this case one archaeologist is explaining the personality of another archaeologist on a dig, to the main character and often first person narrator, Lorina This appears in my galley and in the finished copy He s the salt of the earth and a damned good archaeologist Just don t get him going on about the stone age or hells spend all day teaching you how to map flints Map, like draw No, in this case it means to chip away at a flint until you have a pointed end that cab be used as a tool or weapon Katie MacAlister A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S ROMP pp 25 26Eeep flints are not MAPPED they are KNAPPED If this were a simple typo, well, that s sloppy but herein it is a compounded error because when Lorina asks a clarifying question the arhaeologist digs herself deeper.Why does this error make a difference Short answer It affected my experience of the book, and if I hadn t known this was an error, it would have perpetuated false information to me.The longer answer is because I had to stop reading to check my elementary knowledge of the profession against the book I had to search the term and then dig several layers of results to see if there is any reference, any at all, to flints being mapped I got a lot about the city of Flint, MI, but nothing about stone age tools Also, the expert s creds are downgraded and so are those of the authors and publishing house.I had to check my finished copy, and I had to check with the publisher, maybe it was a red herring it was not I could make a big error too, but, no one pays me for this stuff Especially not the 7.99 list for the paperback of this book I am writing this before the book is released so it is possible the digital edition is changed.Otherwise, the story and characters are unusual I liked Gunner s sharp wit and Lorina s guilty conscience although I thought she was unnecessarily guilty I liked the banter between them as sexual tension builds, is dispersed and rebuilt I thought Lorina s lack of appreciation for her own physical assets is very sympathetic to how most of us are about our bodies And, usually men like us a little healthier than a starved waif Gunner certainly does The plot is a little far fetched and some very strange medical treatment is suggested.I even enjoyed the crazy antics of Gunner s teenaged daughter Cressy who just about bounces off walls I have had issues with some of Katie s paranormal romances in recent years This is a little less off the wall There are some instances of wild places for romantic interludes places I would not EVER have sex, but I ve never been in that situation so who knows.There is a Puckish director, a wise and fey grannie, and two ne er do well characters but while a few characters act like asses no one gets turned into one Maybe there s a little to do with the the play the book s title is a riff on, but it is very little It is not a Shakespearian mash up.I found myself a little distracted by the mistake at the beginning of the story which I felt was pretty big, but perhaps, forewarned you won t be I enjoyed the rest of the book, which moves very fast This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I think this book was just alright I didn t dislike it nor did I like it The story revolves around Lorina and Gunner Lorina travelled to England to confront Paul, a man who infected her close friend with HIV When he was told about it, he dismissed it as an act of a spurned lover She volunteered at a dig site, taking place at Ainslie castle, in order to get close to him However, it is complicated by her blatant interest to Gunner, a photographer and the brother of the castle s baron The bo I think this book was just alright I didn t dislike it nor did I like it The story revolves around Lorina and Gunner Lorina travelled to England to confront Paul, a man who infected her close friend with HIV When he was told about it, he dismissed it as an act of a spurned lover She volunteered at a dig site, taking place at Ainslie castle, in order to get close to him However, it is complicated by her blatant interest to Gunner, a photographer and the brother of the castle s baron The book has these two going around dig sites They are accompanied by the production crew who shoots everything Roger dictates, which includes their post coital state in the cellar Their treasure hunt is inadvertently shared with the production crew when Daria intentionally spoke about it louder than Gunner would have liked They had been following riddles left by the Roman lady Meanwhile, Lorina is trying to accomplish her main task It is complicated by Gunner s pursuit of her and her reluctance to lie When she confronted Paul about his disease, he countered vehemently and confidently told her that he knows for sure he is not diseased His confidence threw her for a loop The big twist is that Daria had been falsifying Pail s tests This is done to weaken him Since he doesn t know he is diseased, he isn t seeking treatment The downside is that he had been unknowingly infecting other sexual partners She also drugged both Gunner and Lorina in order to frame Paul When Gunner and Lorina found treasure, she drugged them, stole the treasure, and planted it in Paul s trailer I thought this was a mediocre book that is closer to two stars than it is at four I thought the jokes were not that great, they were simple and not very original, such as the innuendos I suppose they would be better if I was attached to Lorina but I didn t find her compelling enough to like She was just alright and I think the author was trying to make her quirkiness adorable It wasn t Her habit of talking to herself wasn t really that special and I think this book would be loads better if the reader actually liked her As for Gunner, he wasn t that likable nor unlikable Since the two main characters aren t really stand outs, I guess it isn t a surprise that I didn t really like this book Gunner Ainslie is looking forward to spending time with his daughter, while helping excavate part of Ainslie castle for roman remains Dig Britain will be there filming the dig and any artifacts found With his knowledge of archaeology, the film director decided Gunner would be a good person to explain the dig process to the viewers at home and to teach Lorina, a dig newbie, how to dig Lorina is a woman on a mission and she won t let anything get in the way of it Posing as a photo journalist Gunner Ainslie is looking forward to spending time with his daughter, while helping excavate part of Ainslie castle for roman remains Dig Britain will be there filming the dig and any artifacts found With his knowledge of archaeology, the film director decided Gunner would be a good person to explain the dig process to the viewers at home and to teach Lorina, a dig newbie, how to dig Lorina is a woman on a mission and she won t let anything get in the way of it Posing as a photo journalist for Dig Britain, she hopes to gain evidence to stop Paul, the man that hurt her friend, from hurting anyone else A few little lies along the way can t hurt too much in the grand scheme of things, right Things get tricky though, with Lorina trying to cozy up to Paul for proof while spending time with Gunner on film, the one man that could expose her lies Add in riddles, a treasure hunt, positive affirmations, and a horse crazed teen and you have a story that keeps you hooked There is nothing I findfascinating than archaeology and romance and this novel blends them both in an informative and entertaining way As with all Katie MacAlister s novels, I was laughing and smiling at the characters antics and I absolutely fell in love with Gunner It s hard to resist a man riding around on his noble scooter with a sexy accent The sexual innuendos ran rampant between Lorina and Gunner which made me snicker like a teenage girl Something about turning something innocent into somethinginteresting never fails to make me laugh Definitely a good continuation of the Matchmaker in Wonderland series and I highly recommend it I can t wait to see which of the Ainslie Brother s will meet their perfect match next A Midsummer Night s RompKatie MacAlister writes paranormal, historical and contemporary romance books Through all her books, there are heroes, heroines, wit, charm and a bit of danger This is book 2 in Katie s new series, A Matchmaker in Wonderland A Midsummer Night s Romp is the second book of the Ainslie Brothers.French professor Lorina and Sandy are roommates Sandy goes on archaeological digs Paul, an archaeologist, infects her with HIV Lorina is on a mission to expose him She finds ou A Midsummer Night s RompKatie MacAlister writes paranormal, historical and contemporary romance books Through all her books, there are heroes, heroines, wit, charm and a bit of danger This is book 2 in Katie s new series, A Matchmaker in Wonderland A Midsummer Night s Romp is the second book of the Ainslie Brothers.French professor Lorina and Sandy are roommates Sandy goes on archaeological digs Paul, an archaeologist, infects her with HIV Lorina is on a mission to expose him She finds out that he will be on a dig at the Ainslie Castle in England She applies as a photo journalist and is accepted.Baron Elliot Ainslie Book 1 The Importance of Being Alice accepts the offer from an archaeology reality TV show to dig up their pastures The family needs the money Gunnar Ainslie is a photographer with a penchant for archaeology He broke his foot, so he can t really dig Elliot and his wife Alice are leaving on vacation Gunner s 17 year old daughter Cressy is arriving Confused yet Gunner accidentally runs Lorina down in his scooter and the fun begins Lorina fights the attraction She pretends to want Paul Gunner knows she is not a photographer and doesn t really want Paul, but he wants to know why Lorina discovers some mouse stones with riddles They surmise there might be treasure and the hunt is on Secrets, sex, and stealth oh, my Cressy is riot Funny situations and sexy banter are Katie MacAlister s forte and she doesn t disappoint And Paul is he really the villain "/>
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • A Midsummer Night's Romp
  • Katie MacAlister
  • English
  • 08 August 2018
  • 0451471385