Red at Night

Red at Night

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by Katie McGarry
     
 

More Than Words:
Bestselling authors and real-life heroines

Every year, Harlequin's More Than Words award is given to three real-life heroines, women whose courage and vision have helped change people's lives for the better. Once again, three bestselling Harlequin authors have written stories inspired by these remarkable women.

In Red at

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More Than Words:
Bestselling authors and real-life heroines

Every year, Harlequin's More Than Words award is given to three real-life heroines, women whose courage and vision have helped change people's lives for the better. Once again, three bestselling Harlequin authors have written stories inspired by these remarkable women.

In Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery.

Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him….

Look for all three ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: Red at Night by Katie McGarry, You Are Here by Liz Fichera and The Gift of a Good Start by Earl Sewell. Visit the Harlequin More Than Words website, at www.harlequinmorethanwords.com, or your favorite ebook retailer to download these free novellas today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460317921
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Series:
Harlequin More Than Words
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
10,553
File size:
198 KB
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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Red at Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story connects the reader emotionally to the characters and the characters feelings. When a character feels sad, the reader can feel the sadness, when the character feels anxious or embarrased, the reader feels this also. The reader can picture each scene clearly. This book gives feeling and creates imagery very effectively. Praises to the author. I recommend this book for readers who crave romance and can relate to being overprivalidged or being underprivalidged.
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
You know, one thing I firmly believe after having read a couple of her books is that you can never go wrong with a Katie McGarry novel or novella. Never. I mean, I’m not really big on romance, and that’s exactly what McGarry writes, but I would never hesitate to read any of her books. I’m always bowled over by her characters and the way they fall in love. I don’t know how she does it, but her books constantly fill me with warm fuzzies.  Red at Night is no exception. In the span of a few pages these two beautifully-crafted characters grew on me, and I just wanted to push them together and tell them to make it work. Stella is a character from a disadvantaged background and has absolutely no-one to rely on. Despite the hardships and bullying she’s endured, she’s still such a delightful character. Jonah is the type of guy you want to be with. He’s had life easy, but has suffered a traumatic experience that left him re-evaluating his life and the choices he’s made. Seeing these two characters coming together and healing each other was simply heartwarming. Even if you’re not a fan of romance, I’m positive you’ll be won over by how this author slowly immerses you into the lives of her characters, and makes you fall helplessly in love with them while they’re falling for each other.  I loved how skillfully McGarry worked the charity, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, into the story and how naturally it fit into one of the characters background story. There were actually several times I got tears in my eyes realizing how much hope this Foundation can bring to a child and what a difference it makes. Red at Night is a wonderfully enjoyable novella that I finished in less than two hours, and makes for the ultimate quick read when you need a little feel-good lift. 
algelcrestfall More than 1 year ago
I was so lucky to get a chance to have this while it was free on amazon. I love Katie McGarry's works (even though I haven't reviewed one, yet) so I didn't hesitate to one-click this. Stella's favorite hangout place is the local cemetery. It might be spooky but it's where she finds peace and silence. And this is where she met Jonah, who happened to be friends with the kids who bullied her before, and well, Jonah didn't recognize her at first. That's when they started to hang out at the cemetery and they became like "secret" friends since Jonah doesn't mind his best friend, Cooper, to make fun of Stella in front of her. Whereas Jonah has his personal issues, a tragic experience that he can't move on, Stella was there for him. Later on, they developed feeling for each other. This time, Jonah's no longer cool about Cooper making fun of Stella. But Stella was worried about how deep her feelings might be if they don't stop. She's got no plans on going to college and work instead. Red At Night is full of feeling and emotions, if you might ask. This is a beautiful story but I it felt incomplete. There were times where my feelings were left hanging. Although this is an 84 pages novella, I think the author can still pull it off. I KNOW she can do better. I just hope she did. Anyway, I know other Katie McGarry fans will enjoy this!
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This book surprisingly caught my attention and I was skeptical at first but after a few pages, I was hooked. This book tells of a great love story that will have your attention to the end.
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i love it i was stuck until i was done and i still read it and again and again
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Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
When I saw that Katie was doing another novella, I jumped at the chance to pre-order it! And I am so glad I did. Blurb From Goodreads: n Red at Night, Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery. Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him Like her Pushing the Limits books, Katie is phenomenal at character development. Even in the shortness of this story, she's able to really show us her characters and how they change and grow. I absolutely love Stella. She's quirky and introverted, but she's so smart. A little too smart for her own good. And, while she gets made fun of, it doesn't seem to bother her nearly as much as it should. Except for the fact that Johah was part of it. And she hates that and wants to know that he's better than his friends. Jonah is loyal to his friends but when he starts to know Stella, he realizes he doesn't want to be the person he has been. Add in a tragic event and he's ready to change his life and do things differently. I loved the dual POV. Watching each character react to the situation and seeing how they see it. The plot was real and believable and fast paced enough to really make me want to keep pushing forward. Any fan of Katie's will love this story as much as her others. Great romance, good story, overall a perfect read. My only complaint, I would have loved to see this as a full length novel. It would have had so much depth. I'm very much looking forward to Take Me ON. I just can't get enough of McGarry's writing!
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Tween_2_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I have had my Katie McGarry fix that'll last me until Take Me On comes out in a few weeks. Katie McGarry is easily one of the best contemporary authors I've read. Jonah and Stella's story was really interesting, and I hope to see it continued in later books!
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog In this freebie short story, Katie McGarry injects her sweet, melodic writing with a heady dose of angst. Stella is an outsider who enjoys spending time in cemeteries. As morbid as that sounds, she finds a certain sense of peace she is unable to find anywhere else. Jonah, a far more popular guy at school, meets Stella at the cemetery and at first it starts off as awkward. Stella comes across as slightly crazy and it definitely intrigued me as a reader. I suddenly wanted to know more about her and why she was acting this way. Joanh’s friends, however, don’t want anything to do with Trash Can girl so Jonah and Stella keep their meetings a secret. I’ve been a fan of McGarry’s writing ever since Pushing the Limits came out and I strongly believe that McGarry is one of those authors that continually put out good stories. Each of her characters are intriguing, making readers want to understand them and learn what those secrets are. Jonah feels a sense of helplessness that I don’t think many people could say they’ve experienced before. However, McGarry makes it relatable to readers. Similarly, Stella comes off as a very weird character at first, but as you read you begin to understand her more and learn to love her like Jonah does. If you’ve been thinking about trying some of Katie McGarry’s writing, I believe that RED AT NIGHT is a great one to start with.
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Alex_Margaret More than 1 year ago
Red at Night was a touching story with romance, bullying, and friendships. This book goes to show that you don't always know who your friends are. As we see with Jonah and his friend, you don't know who your friends are really until something dire happens. His friends changed when he was at the car crash and we see that that really affected him and changed him for the better. Jonah's character was well written and was sweet and I think that he was amazing in standing up for Stella whether she wanted him to or not. Stella was a strong female lead, reminded me of many people I know wrapped up in one. It was amazingly sad what this girl went and goes through at such a young age! I thought it was great that HarlequinTEEN did this collection of stories to help people be aware of things that really happen in the world. Katie McGarry did a shoe company that provides unfortunate kids with shoes for free. I think this is amazing and just loved everything going on in the story. However, I found Stella could be stubborn at times but it all worked out for the best! Rating: 6.5/10 Parental Rating: 14+