Sunday, January 5, 2014

Midnight Run by Lisa Marie Rice

Title:  Midnight Run
Series:  Midnight #2
Author:  Lisa Marie Rice
Narrator:   Alexandra R. Josephs
Published:  October 15th 2013 by Audible 
(first published February 18th 2004)
Length:  9hrs 40mins/242pgs
Format:  audio book
Genre:  romantic suspense
Shelf:  bought
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Claire Parks has been very sick, but she's fine now - just fine - and ready to paint the town red. Well, pink. On her first excursion into the wild world of dating, she nets Bud, a tall, sexy, good-looking lumberjack. She won him fair and square, her prize for not dying. But after a weekend of wild sex, she discovers he's not what she thinks he is. Undercover police officer Lieutenant Tyler "Bud" Morrison can't believe his eyes. What's a 'princess' doing in a dance club known for its rough trade? She needs rescuing, and rescuing women is what Bud does best. He saw Claire first - finders keepers. After a weekend of the hottest sex he's ever had, he's definitely keeping this one. When trouble comes her way, he pulls out all the stops to protect her. Except Claire doesn't want Bud at her back. She wants him in her bed.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

This story was a great escape from reality. It was hard hitting and real at times and fun and flirty at others. Rice’s intimate and visual descriptions keep you deeply entrenched in the story. And the story itself was extremely well put together. By flipping from hot and racy scenes to suspense to relationship problems Rice keeps you on your toes and I loved every second of it.

The female lead in this tale was absolutely priceless. The male was an over the top alpha that you’ve just got to love. The author actually highlights the differences by the main characters not simply through description but also through the markedly different writing styles that she uses for each of them. The stark contrast between the two was remarkable.

I quite enjoyed the narrator for this tale. She really portrayed the emotion of the story. The voice overs at various points in this story became quite apparent at times, especially if listening to the novel via earphones. It was just enough to break the flow of the story.

Overall, this was a brilliant introduction to this exciting author. I appreciated how it could be read as a standalone novel without any missing pieces or without leaving you hanging for a sequel.

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