It is nineteenth century Louisiana and Amalie has become the new mistress of Belle Grove. She knows how to act as mistress of the house; but she is totally unprepared for her marriage to Julien Declocet. He is cordial by day and distant to say the least; but at night he sends her passions into rampage. As the summer marches onward, her husband becomes even more mysterious and his dual personality intensifies. She finds herself drawn into a deception that takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotion that could only be played out by the filthy rich. Will Amalie be able to survive or will she be cast out through no fault of her own?
This is an excellent story that takes the reader into the Louisiana bayou and their hot, steamy summer packed with even more hot, sensual romance. Amalie is a strong and determined woman who is thrilled with her husband's passion; but is unable to understand his daylight aloofness. Julien is not quite the man he appears to be. He carries secrets that are being protected at all costs. As the story progresses, Amalie discovers that life is not as it appears and she begins to question that which she does not understand. Their are more questions then answers until all is disclosed in the end. This story is full of romance, secrets, deception and mystery. It is well worth the read and I highly recommend it.
I wish to thank Sourcebooks for providing me with an ARC to review. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to read and review.
I give Midnight Waltz 4.5 out of 5 stars