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Midnight Kiss by Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear & Victoria Dahl

Overview
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Title: Midnight Kiss
Author: Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear & Victoria Dahl
In: Midnight Kiss (Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear & Victoria Dahl)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romanceShort story collections
Dates read: 29th September – 20th October 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Novella
Publisher: Harlequin
Year: 2010
5th sentence, 74th page: “Uh-oh,” she said.

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Synopsis

THESE ARE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WORTH KEEPING!

TAKE A RISK

At the inaugural New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar, two lonely revelers decide the best balm for their broken hearts might just be each other.

FIND THE PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE

When a flinty lawyer with a bad-boy addiction meets the quintessential nice guy, sparks fly that consume their expectations of life and love.

GET THOSE FINANCES IN ORDER

Working over the holidays on a messy bank takeover is made worse for two federal specialists by an ill-advised kiss that will never happen again … right?

Thoughts

This is a fun anthology that centres around the “magic” of New Years Eve. It’s cute, filled with all the romance a girl could want and just generally enjoyable. Plus, I was able to find two new authors to add to my wish list… which is always a bonus when reading a fun anthology.

I must admit. I really don’t get the whole New Year’s Eve hype. There is just something seriously “meh” about the whole thing. And to be honest, completely ridiculous. I mean one night isn’t going to change squat. But, I still loved how this collection used those kind of weird themes to create this story. I may not really get the hype… but I do love the stories.

Each and everyone of these stories finished with a New Year’s Kiss. They were just so optimistic and full of hope. Just what a girl wants in a good contemporary romance anthology.

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Midnight Surrender by Jean Brashear

Overview
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Title: Midnight Surrender
Author: Jean Brashear
In: Midnight Kiss (Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear & Victoria Dahl)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 14th October 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Novella
Publisher: Harlequin
Year: 2010
5th sentence, 74th page: When she started to rise, he used his other hand to pin her to his lap.

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Synopsis

FIND THE PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE

When a flinty lawyer with a bad-boy addiction meets the quintessential nice guy, sparks fly that consume their expectations of life and love.

Thoughts

This was a cute, sweet and easy to read novella. Perfect for a night when I started feeling kind of sick and just wanted to curl up in a ball with a nice romance…

To be honest, this story mostly just made me want my own hunky Irish man dressed up in a Santa suit… I could almost hear that wonderful Irish lilt as I read this story. Which was completely perfect. And made me feel very, very happy. After all, isn’t that what reading a contemporary romance is all about? Some slightly off-subject fantasy that makes you feel happy and a little bit dreamy.

Alright, Jordan is kind of a bit of a pain in this story. And so completely incapable of owning her feelings. Which is somewhat… frustrating. But then, I completely understand. And, although I’m a little bit more on Will’s side throughout this story… it was nice to finish this cute little romance with both partners in the couple giving up their preconceived ideals and entering the relationship with a little give and take. Which, ultimately is necessary in all relationships…

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