Title: Chasing Midnight
Authors: Shyloh and Alex Morgan
Age group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Erotica
Release date: 1st September 2014
Quinn Mason is a young Southern gentleman. Perhaps, gentleman is a stretch for how he lived his earlier years. He was the kid whose life seemed charmed, a popular athlete in high school who won a full scholarship. Life was on track for him until the death of his parents. In one terrible moment, Quinn went from having everything being everything for his young siblings. He left college, and used the money from his parent’s life insurance policy to buy a bar. The bar supported him and the kids, affording him the ability to give for them the life was robbed of, even sending them to college.
Mhisery Bellamy has returned to Midnight, reluctantly. Her mother died, and she is left to take care of her drunken father, and the family cafe´. She had escaped the small town’s clutches as soon as she was of age, and swore never to return. Now, her siblings have turned to her, leaning heavily on her for help. The woman who got out of town and made a life she loves is now forced, by the bonds of family, and the weight of obligation, to return and give up what she had worked to build for herself.
These two are unlikely to cross paths, but chance throws them into the right place at the right time. Quinn’s brother is the catalyst that brings Mhisery into Quinn’s line of sight. And that’s all it took, one look and he knows he has to have her. The golden boy athlete is now drawn to the tall, tattooed woman stepping off the last bus into town.
Will Quinn ever have the woman he desires, and make her his own, or will she return to the life she loves far away from the small town of Midnight, and Quinn, or will she stay and make a life with the man she loves?
Reviewed by Dawn Vickers on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.
Quinn Mason has everything. He’s popular at school, he has a good life and wants for nothing. But then tragedy stuck. His parents were killed and life changed for him. He had to leave college, use the money left by his parents to buy a bar to support his younger sisters and brother and give them the life they had been used to. Mhisery Bellamy returns to the town of Midnight after her mother’s death. Now forced to take care of her drunken father and the family business, she never wanted to return here. However, her family needs her. Mhisery has no intentions of staying longer than necessary as her life is now in New York. Once their paths cross, Quinn is determined to have Mhisery, and even though she’s harboured feelings for him for years, she won’t allow anything to happen. After all, she’s going to leave … but fall for each other, they do. And hard!
Will Quinn be able to convince her they were meant to be together? Or will Mhisery stick to her plans and leave for New York as soon as she can, leaving the man she’s fallen in love with behind?
This book isn’t just about Mhisery and Quinn as I had thought it would be. It’s also about the town of Midnight, the people that live there; the other brothers and sisters, too. It’s an interesting read which holds your attention, but I particularly found the opening part of the book a bit long and drawn out. Sometimes it was difficult to follow with all the secondary characters that were introduced. There was also too much repetition. The reader was repeatedly told about the father being a drunk and how Quinn’s parents dying left him having to look after his younger siblings. Overall, an emotional story about family life and love, well described hot passion with its twists and turns thrown in for good measure.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Shyloh and Alex Morgan are a duet of authors who have written together for years. Both come from large families steeped in alpha males. Growing up in this environment allows them to truly grasp varying personalities and create a world of seduction that will completely consume a reader once they find them in a world the two have created.
Shyloh was born and raised in the south, and is a published author in her own right, with multiple titles to her credit. She comes from a large family in which she was the only female among all her brothers and cousins. She has a background in medicine working as a registered nurse before turning her attention to writing. She has several awards to her credit before she started embarking on this journey with Alex where have started showing readers that there is more than steamy weather in the south.
Alex was raised in a similar family and was surrounded by alpha males, giving them a unique understanding of various male personalities. Alex’s ability to turn a phrase and make, not only the reader, but the leading female in the novel swoon, has given readers a true glimpse into southern charm, as well as, southern seduction.
Both reside in the rural south currently, and enjoy spending time with their family and friends while they each participate in the running of their individual family farms. They each love horse riding, quiet nights beneath the stars with a cold drink, and general country life. But when the two authors collide and collaborate they create a world in which demons, humans, shifters, and vampires alike take the reader on the emotional ride of a life time.
Their characters show various strong personalities, while demonstrating the inner turmoil that is faced within the plot. They are skilled at creating characters that are multifaceted, making the reader explore the range of emotion that each character feels. Welcome to the worlds of their creation where the men are strong, powerful, charming, funny, and perfectly imperfect. Where the women are strong of will and heart, with a determination to rival any the reader has ever read.
Welcome to the worlds of Shyloh and Alex Morgan.
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