Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Kiss Me At Midnight’ by Diane Alberts.
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Title: KISS ME AT MIDNIGHT
Author: Diane Alberts
Publisher: Entangled Flaunt
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Synopsis for ‘Kiss Me At Midnight’:
Her New Year’s resolution was seduction.
Doctor Ashley Hanes has one mission and one mission only—end her annoyingly long dry streak and ring in the New Year with a bang. Literally. When her long lost and oh-so-sexy ex-best friend, Ethan Pierce, shows up as if he hadn’t broken her heart all those years ago, suddenly she doesn’t want to bring home just any man. She wants Ethan.
What should have been one night of blow-your-mind make-up sex quickly turns into another. And another. Before long, Ashley thinks maybe she and Ethan should reunite for good. If only the elusive bachelor will stop running from his tortured past and trust a future in Ashley’s arms.
My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ of the Novel ‘Kiss Me At Midnight’:
It’s New Year’s Eve and you find yourself back in your hometown, where you remember both good and not so-good memories. Regardless, you’re back and you aren’t the same as you were when you first left this place. You’re single and looking for a one-night-stand to have fun with while ringing in the new year. There was someone in this town who use to be your best friend but during high school, that someone became a stranger to you. Even so, you came out tonight with the small chance of running into this ex-BFF at the small local bar. Why? What for? You have no clue but you’re here. This is what Dr. Ashley Hanes is asking herself while she searches for her next no-strings-attached hook-up to ring in the new year with. All the while her ex-best friend Ethan Pierce is searching for his own one-night hook up while he visits the old hometown that he loathes. As the reader I’m happy to let you know that you do get two P.O.V.’s(point of views) in this story. You’ll follow the story in both main characters’ Ethan Pierce and Ashley Hanes.
Doctor Ashley Hanes moves back to her hometown after taking a position at the local hospital. This town holds a history to her but her fondest and hardest memory is that of her former best friend, Ethan Pierce. Ashley has grown from an average girl to a beautiful, confident and successful woman. She moves back home to care for her mother after her father’s passing. She has made a habit of satisfying her needs with one-night hook ups. One New Year’s Eve she had no idea her life would take her back in time while changing her life in ways she never expected.
Former high-school geek, Ethan Pierce was once a scrawny guy, who use to wear over sized glasses, stuttered and was picked on in high-school. Ashley Hanes was his best friend regardless of how anyone else treated him and he had a huge crush on her. After he discovered something in high school, he stopped being her friend and ignored her from then on. Ethan resented their hometown because of the horrible memories of being picked-on. Now as an adult, Ethan is no longer that scrawny, geeky guy, he is now a successful IT guy, attractive, sexy and lives far away in California. On New Year’s Eve, he heads out while visiting his hometown in hopes of finding a sexy lady interested in a fun one-night stand. He didn’t count on her being in town or being there of all places.
This is a hot and fun story about a long-lost friendship that seems to have hopes for more when the two former-high school friends meet again nine years later as confident, sexy and successful adults. Are the feelings between Ethan and Ashley just the thrill of their past unrequited feelings or is this something with potential for a future? Can Ashley truly get over the fact that Ethan hurt her long ago when he abruptly stopped being her friend? And can Ethan finally admit his old feelings were more than a crush or will his dislike for this town send him running away again? This novella is a fun and steamy read. Check it out to see what happens between the two long lost best friends.
This review was based on an ARC copy received for an honest review. The Novella will be available: Dec.30th, 2013.
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘KISS ME AT MIDNIGHT’ 3 1/2 out of 5 stars:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘KISS ME AT MIDNIGHT’★★★
Ashley Hane’s thoughts on Ethan Pierce: Ethan Pierce. He’d been her best friend up until the New Year’s Eve of senior year when he’d stopped talking to her. She hadn’t seen him since graduation…
Ethan Pierce’s thoughts: Every time he came back home, he felt as if he took a step into a fucking time capsule, back to a time he never wanted to relive. A time when he’d been a stuttering, scrawny, shy, and insecure kid. But that was then. This was now.
Ethan Pierce’s thoughts: The second he touched her, he knew. Before he saw her face, he knew. Only one woman set him afire like that, and her name was Ashley.
Ethan to Ashley: “I’ve wanted to have you since I was nothing more than a stuttering kid, but now? I need you. So my only question is…are you in, or are you out?”
Ethan Pierce’s thoughts: …beneath the flirtatious smiled she gave him, she was still the sweet, gorgeous, caring girl he’d once loved with all his teenaged heart.
Ashley Hane’s thoughts: Every time he pushed her away, he seemed to follow up by pulling her a little closer, too. It made her wonder if he was fighting an internal battle.
Ashley Hane’s thoughts: She smiled but didn’t feel it. He didn’t need to know how much it hurt her to let him go. To watch him walk away again. At least this time she would get a goodbye, though.
Ashley to Ethan: “When you walk away from me in the morning—and don’t worry, I won’t try to stop you—I’ll miss you. I just thought you should know.”
Ethan to his brother Alex: “I almost want to stay. Move back here and live in this godforsaken town, just so I can see her. Be with her. I almost want to stop running.”
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