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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 Assignment by Victoria Dahl

Overview
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Title: Midnight Assignment
Author: Victoria Dahl
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: 20th October 2020
Pace: Fast
Format: Novella
Publisher: Harlequin
Year: 2010
5th sentence, 74th page: You’re kidding me, right?

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Synopsis

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 was a wonderfully fun novella about missed chances, assumptions, and, ultimately, second chances. I fell into it from the very beginning and just seriously enjoyed every single moment of it. It was incredibly difficult to put down and away. Which is exactly what I want in a novella – I normally have enough time to read them in one sitting, unlike novels sometimes.

Elise and her issues were something that I really enjoyed. Which, having written that sentence just sounds downright weird. But, ultimately, the problems and hurdles that she are ones that I find a little bit familiar (although not the same). I also love how she tries to be strong and independent (and is) and maintains her sense of self all throughout this novella.

Noah was just an adorable male lead. I love how he was actually, and genuinely trying to do the “right thing” which is ultimately what causes the troubles again and again. These are the kind of hurdles that I like – trying to be a good person (genuinely trying, not being a dick and pretending to try…), and ultimately finding out that maybe sometimes you should just lay it all out there.

There is one word that sums up this novella: Yum.

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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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Midnight Confessions by Robyn Carr

Overview
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Title: Midnight Confessions
Author: Robyn Carr
Series: Virgin River #10.5
In: Midnight Kiss (Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear & Victoria Dahl) & ‘Tis the Season (Robyn Carr)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 29th September 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Novella
Publisher: Harlequin
Year: 2010
5th sentence, 74th page: “Uh-oh,” she said.

Synopsis

TAKE A RISK

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

Thoughts

Well, that rounds out the romances of the three Foley siblings beautifully. I was a bit surprised when Drew made an appearance, but after the first page, I fell for him just like I did Erin and Marcie. I also loved the fact that Marcie’s story was a bit of a Christmas one, and Drew’s was a New Years Eve one. It just felt kind of celebratory and full circle.

New Years Eve isn’t really a time of year where I get super, crazy excited. But I did like that this took the idea of new beginnings and created something a little… extra about it. It’s probably the only thing that I truly do on New Years Eve these days – try and finish all of my currently reading books so that I get to start afresh with a new literary slate. It’s probably completely insane, but I do like that both Drew and Sunny manage to find a new beginning in this story. Kind of like my fresh TBR every year… (alright, books and relationships, a little different, but I don’t care).

Nate and Annie and many of the other originals as I call them also make an appearance in this story. In fact, one of my favourite parts of this story is the way in which Annie is able to manipulate Sunny into giving Drew a chance, and to honestly, stop being such a chicken shit. After all, we all need to take a risk every now and again. Or at least, that’s the way I see it…

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