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Posted May 1, 2013
Yours at Midnight by Robin Bielman was a deliciously angsty stor
Yours at Midnight by Robin Bielman was a deliciously angsty story that hit all my sweet spots. It all started with a crush, a childhood love – of the wrong brother. Lyric and Quinn met as children, but unfortunately for Quinn, it was his brother Oliver, who Lyric wanted. When Oliver died, their grief and guilt lead them to one night together – a night that left them both reeling. Now, a number of years out, Quinn was back.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Quinn and Lyric were both multi-dimensional characters, though Lyric was the more finely drawn of the two. Both had strong, emotional arcs and had very real issues to confront. Quinn was angsty and broody and painfully unhappy enough to create a deep sympathy for him. Lyric held on to the past a bit too much for her own good and needed a sharp shock to open her eyes. The supporting cast (mostly Lyric’s family) all had roles to play and their roles were definitely a surprise. Unfortunately, none of them were hidden gems.
What really kept this story moving along are the deep and difficult issues between Lyric and Quinn and the strong push-pull that both experienced. So while the story moved at an even pace throughout and never felt rushed, the tension continued to mount until the explosion. In the darkest hour, a kiss can make it all better.
Heat Rating: Mild
REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves, My Book Addiction Reviews
Posted April 4, 2013
I want MORE of this couple!!!
Quinn Sobel and Lyric Whetsone have known each other since they were seven years old, when the Sobel family moved next door to the Whetsone family. For twenty years now, both families have been good friends. Since they first met, Quinn has had feelings for Lyric, however Lyric was ALWAYS too quick to dismiss Quinn, preferring to focus on his twin brother Oliver.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Four years ago, on New Year’s Eve, Quinn and Lyric’s worlds came crushing down on them with the death of Oliver due to a DUI accident. Quinn has spent the last four years living with the guilt of what happened to his brother and keeping a distance from his family. Lyric has spent the last four years lying to everyone but herself.
Now, with the fourth anniversary of his brother’s passing, Quinn is ready to come clean and make amends with his parents and Lyric for leaving. A family emergency keeps William and Vivian Sobel from spending this time with their only son, thus opening the door for Caroline and Douglas Whetsone to welcome Quinn back into their family for the holidays, much to Lyric’s horror. Lyric wants nothing more than for Quinn to get on a plane and go back to New York, where it’s safer for her.
I will be the first to admit I had no idea what to expect from this story before I started reading it. For whatever reason, Lyric’s secret completely blindsided me. I fell for Quinn immediately. I mean seriously, who wouldn’t? He’s hot, sexy, and speaks at least four different languages. There were definitely times when I didn’t like Lyric. Overall, she is a really good person with a good and kind heart, doing her best to cope with her situation. I wish there was a Prologue to this story so that I could find out what happened after New Year’s when Lyric’s secret is finally revealed to everyone. This is one of those stories that I wish could go on forever.
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Posted January 9, 2013
This was such a great novella and I adored it, devouring in a co
This was such a great novella and I adored it, devouring in a couple of hours. I love romance, and this is just the type of story I really enjoy. Lyric, Quinn, and his brother Oliver grew up together. Quinn was always mean to Lyric growing up, but he really loved her, and Lyric was in love with Oliver, or so she thought. When Oliver died in a car crash on New Year's Eve, everything changed. Quinn and Lyric shared and night of passion after the funeral and then he disappeared from her life. It is now 4 years later, Christmas Day, and when Lyric delivers her neighbor's escaped dog home, who does she find answering the door but Quinn. What she doesn't know is that Quinn is there to apologize and make amends for what he has done.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Old habits die hard, and these two fall back into the pattern of arguing, though the love and sexual tension lies just beneath the surface. Over the ensuing few days, as much as Lyric tries to prevent it, these two end up spending a lot of time together. There is one problem. Lyric has a huge secret, a secret which she hasn't told anyone about, and just as these two seem to be reconciling their differences and discovering something new, this secret threatens to tear them apart.
Your's at Midnight is a heart warming, romantic, and fun read. The story line is great, as are the characters, and Quinn is such a hottie. I loved the relationship between these two, and there are a couple of great steamy scenes also. If you love romance and are looking for an quick, enjoyable, and entertaining read that leaves you feeling happy and warm all over (I know I sound cheesy, but I am such a sucker for a good romance), then Your's at Midnight is one book you should check out.
Posted February 8, 2013
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