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Oh, yummy yummy yummy!!!! Great book! Hotter than hot, plausible story, no virgins or billionaires, and it grabs you from minute one!
This is technically part of a trilogy but it's not really a continuing story of the same 2 people. This is technically book 1, but book 2 overlaps this time frame so when I started book 2 I thought audible had made an error, but no, the author says this is book one as well.
Okay, being a former Naval commander John is a bit awkward out of uniform. He still gives off scary sniper bad ass vibes but hey he is who he is, and being the alpha male that he is he knows what he wants and he wants his new landlord....any way he can get her!
Suzanne is a normal woman with a normal life, she's a designer of spaces. She can come in and design an office or a living room to suit your personality and style. A pet project of hers has been to redesign a building she owns and the day after she posts the ad in the paper she is surprised to meet the former Naval commander who is setting up his new security company and needs to rent a space. He has danger written all over him...but that's actually oddly appealing!
This book is highly recommended! It has heat and action and yummy alpha maleness! Already downloaded book 2. I did feel the ending of the story was abrupt so I have to give it 4 stars but I'm hoping we can hear a bit more about these two in the other books.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
While the author is obviously talented, she lost me when she attempted to convince her readers that rough, unprotected sex on a first date with a virtual stranger is romantic. Seriously?
Although Midnight Man is listed as romantic suspense, the plot was basically erotica with very little romance or mystery. In fact, the only real mystery was how interior decorator Suzanna (28) managed to stay alive until John Huntington (36) swept in to rescue her.
Evidently Suzanna was intelligent enough to finish college and start her own business, yet she lived & worked in an old factory located in a dangerous neighborhood without taking common sense precautions: gate/fence, security lights, self-defense lessons.
John, ex-Navy, said that he would never intentionally hurt a woman, then shoved Suzanna's bare body against a brick wall (brush burns), and left her covered with bruises. Macho John decided she "belonged" to him, as if Suzanna was a trophy he won after saving her life.'
Their instant love story really didn't work for me, since they never spent anytime getting to know each other. No conversations, no humor, no respect. John needed someone to control and Suzanna needed to be "taken care of".
Since I like books which feature strong, capable females who want an equal life partner, not a domineering alpha jerk, I was incredibly disappointed in both the lead characters. John treated Suzanna like a not-too-bright sex toy, not a real person with feelings.
Note: There was a passage that described how soldiers get sexually excited by combat and need release afterwards, suggesting it's okay if their "partner" is not willing or even human. How insulting to our military men!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters in it and the descriptive writing. I have purchased the other books in this series as well. The narration is excellent and I would recommends this book to anyone who likes stories about alpha males