A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James is currently bargain priced at 99 cents in ebook format. The next book in this series--The Ugly Duchess--is due out in August, so this bargain price is promotional in anticipation of that book.
Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after.
Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.
Gabriel likes his fiancÉe, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.
Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.
Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble . . .
Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune . . .
Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.
The other two novels in the series so far are When Beauty Tamed the Beast and The Duke Is Mine (Happily Ever After). The latter draws inspiration from Princess and the Pea, more unusual for a romance novel or any novel for that matter.