I know I haven’t posted anything is a week, but things have been a little bit crazy here since late last Thursday night and then I was working on my novel.  As a matter of fact, I have only read 1.5 books since last Thursday (the first two books in the Smythe-Smith Quartet by Julia Quinn).  Today’s video was inspired by A Night Like This, which is the 2nd Smythe-Smith book.

I knew at some point I would be posting this video because I absolutely love this song (it was stuck in my head for about a month when it first came out).  What I didn’t expect would be to have the song calling out to me from a book.

A Night Like This is the story of Anne Wynter and Daniel Smythe-Smith, the Earl of Winstead.  Anne is a governess, employed by Daniel’s aunt to watch his three young cousins, but she is more than just a governess.  She is hiding something and Daniel can sense it.  He’s wanted her from the first moment he saw her and that scares Anne because she has been burned in the past.  Then, we get this:

‘Can you kiss me just once?’ she whispered.  Because she did want it…’Can you kiss me just once and never do it again?….’I don’t know,” he said abruptly….’I don’t think once will be enough….I cannot make that promise,’ he said softly, “But I will tell you this.  Even if I don’t kiss you now, if I turn and walk away and go eat supper I can’t promise that I will never kiss you again….I can kiss you now…without the promise.  Or we can do nothing, also without the promise.  It is your choice’…’Kiss me.’

Anne just wants a kiss.  That’s it because that is all she can want, even though she knows that what she and Daniel have could be the real thing.

I am really loving this book, although at this point I prefer Just Like Heaven, the first book in the series, and I cannot wait to write the reviews for these books.


Romance novels have been a part of my life since I was 14 years old and one of my neighbors dropped off a laundry basket full of Harlequins. From that day on, my nose was always in a book. I started my first review site in 2013, but took some time off for personal issues in 2018.

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