MINE AT MIDNIGHT - Jamie Pope
Harlequin Kimani Romance
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: B+
REVIEW: This story opens with the heroine of MINE AT MIDNIGHT, Ava Bradley, preparing for the event of the century. In just five days, Ava will be married to multi-millionaire Belgium businessman, Maxime Vermeulen, on Hideaway Island, the place she calls home. However, something happens to derail all of her meticulous wedding preparations. It’s definitely a deal-breaker of major proportions, so I’ll let you discover what occurred when you read the story.
Ava, who had taken on the persona of a woman who looked the part of a future wife of a millionaire, morphs into a regular Hideaway Island citizen, retreats to a beach cottage and tries to regain some semblance of her life before Max. It’s not going to be easy, but maybe with the help of her neighbor, the story’s hero and handsome mayor of Hideaway, Derek Patrick, a no-strings affair will be just the thing that Ava needs. In spite of their obvious chemistry, Ava rejects the idea of a permanent relationship with Derek. Derek, on the other hand, wants to take their relationship, strings or no strings, to the next level. One of the strong points of Derek’s character is that he actually cares about Ava and what she is going through. It becomes clear that there is nothing that Ava can do or say to make him walk away. Likewise, Ava displays her protective side when she goes toe-to-toe with Derek’s mother. I’ll leave that right there.
As far as subplots go, there is one that involves Derek’s mother and his estranged father. It’s a viable asset to the overall story because it helps to support and advance the main storyline. What is more, the subplot events reveal a transformative moment for the hero, Derek. Ava’s family is also present in a supporting role, especially her twin, Elias. Maybe there’s a story in the future that will feature him.
I enjoyed reading MINE AT MIDNIGHT, and I particularly enjoyed the wonderful HEA ending. I recommend that you pick up a copy (hard or ebook). You won’t be sorry.
1st April 2017 | firstname.lastname@example.org