Gabriel Fairchild's valor during the Battle of Trafalgar earns him the title of hero, but costs him both his sight and his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancee he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights.
Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. After their first fiery confrontation, she engages the arrogant earl in a hilarious battle of both wit and wills. Although he pronounces her a "tart, vinegary creature without an ounce of womanly softness about her", he is secretly intrigued by her dry sense of humor, her lack of pity, and the bold way she brooks no nonsense from him. Whenever she is near, he feels the stirrings of a desire he never thought he would feel again.
As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some pleasures are best explored in the dark.
A main selection of the Rhapsody Book Club and a Featured Selection of the Doubleday Book Club
A Romantic Times Top Pick for August 2004
Debuted at #20 on the New York Times Bestseller list and #26 on the USA Today bestseller list
Nominated for Best Historical of 2004 by Romantic Times magazine
Chosen as one of the Best Romance Novels of 2004 by the Daily Oakland Press
Nominated for Favorite Historical Romance of the Year, Favorite Regency Romance, and Favorite Gallant Rogue by the Historical Romance Club
Chosen as a Romance Top Pick of 2004 by Patricia Rouse
Won the Reviewers International Organization's 2004 1st Place Award of Excellence for Best Historical Romance
Maggie Award Finalist for Best Historical of 2005
Voted BEST FOREIGN HISTORICAL of 2004 by Affaire de Coeur magazine's annual reader poll
"YOURS UNTIL DAWN is my 5 star, A+ pick for romance of the year. The characters, the plots, the pacing, the conflict -- it all combined to be one of the most perfect romances I've read in a long time (and I read A LOT of romances!)"--Victoria Esser, Waldenbooks Romance Expert
"YOURS UNTIL DAWN is...a crisp, bright tale...as finely written as Medeiros's best novels."--Publishers Weekly, July 2004
"YOURS UNTIL DAWN is absolutely marvelous! Medeiros' writing is pure magic. And never was there a more perfect ending. YOURS UNTIL DAWN will keep you reading until the wee hours of the morning."--Historical Romance Club, June 2004
"Ms. Medeiros is at the top of her game with this stellar romance. She shines at creating wonderful exchanges, which adds immeasurable pleasure for readers. A wonderful read!"--TheBestReviews.com, July 2004
"A wonderfully written romance...for anyone who loves a true romance, I highly recommend YOURS UNTIL DAWN!"--Romance Reviews Today, August 2004
"...a superbly written romance...one of those stories that you don't want to end! YOURS UNTIL DAWN is a book for the keeper shelf!"--America Online Romance Fiction Forum, August 2004
"YOURS UNTIL DAWN is a charming, heartening story."--Fallen Angel Reviews
"Five Hearts--A Definite Keeper. Medeiros does everything right in YOURS UNTIL DAWN. It's a book that readers will remember fondly for a long time."--The Oakland Daily Press, August 15, 2004
"With every book she publishes, I fall more in love with Medeiros's magical words. YOURS UNTIL DAWN is a perfect example of how she is able to weave her character's emotions into your own life. I shed many tears while reading this book, tears of sadness, tears of despair and finally tears of joy as the happy ending unfolded. By far, this is the best historical romance I have yet to read in 2004. Very highly recommended."--MyShelf.com, October 2004
Yours Until Dawn
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