Even though Christmas is done and over with, same with New Year’s, I am still down for winter-setting and holiday romances because it is freezing cold here and thoughts of the beach would fill me with an insane sort of jealousy. Yours At Midnight by Robin Bielman was a quick at my desk sort of read that satisfied my craving for a swoonworthy, grown up story. However, this novella did leave me wanting more, and you can take that as a good thing or a bad thing.
Four years ago, Quinn’s twin brother Oliver died in a car accident on New Year’s Eve. Driven by grief, Quinn sleeps with his next door neighbor, Lyric who FYI has always had a crush on Oliver. Anyways, Quinn freaks the eff out and just kind of leaves and Lyric ends up super mad at Quinn and hurt and upset by his actions. Lyric has not spoken to Quinn in years. Yours At Midnight shows us what happens when Quinn is back in town and the sparks start to reignite between the two, despite some issues they both need to work out.
Lyric is a pretty capable heroine. However, she makes quite a few questionable decisions that I felt were really illogical and kind of lowered her in my estimation. That stated, because I am a sap, I really was rooting for her to have a happy ending and to overcome her grief, especially because Quinn is clearly the right guy for her. Quinn actually comes across as a pretty nice guy for the most part — except for flashbacks to his childhood. He’s totally that guy who thought being mean was the way to a girl’s heart, ha ha.
The romance in Yours At Midnight by Robin Bielman is really sweet, if not for a few hiccups along the way. There are sex scenes, FYI. I feel like I always need to bring that up in my romance reviews, but well it’s important to know. I really did enjoy how the Happily Ever After (HEA) came about, although yes, like I said, I had issues with Lyric’s life choices. Overall, I’d describe this book as being super cute, but not the kind of romance book that will stick with me, like Bet Me or A Rogue By Any Other Name. If you’re on the prowl for season-appropriate romance reading, then sure this might be a good one to pick up for your ereader.
Disclosure: Received For Review
Other reviews of Yours At Midnight by Robin Bielman:
The Book Cellar – “another absolutely adorable romance”
Confessions Of A Vi3tbabe – “one of those sweet, romantic love stories”
Feeling Fictional – “an enjoyable holiday romance”