Quinn Mason is a young Southern gentleman. Perhaps, gentleman is a stretch for how he lived his earlier years. He was the kid whose life seemed charmed, a popular athlete in high school who won a full scholarship. Life was on track for him until the death of his parents. In one terrible moment, Quinn went from having everything being everything for his young siblings. He left college, and used the money from his parent’s life insurance policy to buy a bar. The bar supported him and the kids, affording him the ability to give for them the life they were robbed of, even sending them to college.Mhisery Bellemy has returned to Midnight, reluctantly. Her mother died, and she is left to take care of her drunken father, and the family cafe´. She had escaped the small town’s clutches as soon as she was of age, and swore never to return. Now, her siblings have turned to her, leaning heavily on her for help. The woman who got out of town and made a life she loves is now forced, by the bonds of family, and the weight of obligation, to return and give up what she had worked to build for herself.These two are unlikely to cross paths, but chance throws them into the right place at the right time. Quinn’s brother is the catalyst that brings Mhisery into Quinn’s line of sight. And that’s all it took, one look and he knows he has to have her. The golden boy athlete is now drawn to the tall, tattooed woman stepping off the last bus into town.Will Quinn ever have the woman he desires, and make her his own, or will she return to the life she loves far away from the small town of Midnight, and Quinn, or will she stay and make a life with the man she loves?Chasing Midnight tells a story of love, friendship, and sacrifice. This talented duo, Shyloh & Alex Morgan, will rip your heart out and have you falling in love with the inhabitants of this quaint, quirky, town. Welcome to southern seduction, and the town of Midnight, where the Darkest Desires of Dixie become a reality.
Mhisery left the sleepy town of Midnight, Georgia in her wake years ago but just as she's starting to make waves in the art world of NYC, a desperate call from her brother brings her back home. She vows it's only temporary but as she discovers that extent of her family's suffering Mhisery begins to struggle with where "home" really is.
Quinn knows about sacrifice, when his parents died he stepped up to take care of his young siblings and keep his family together. Not short of female company, Quinn is tired of one night stands and starts longing for a woman to make his future with. When he spots Mhisery he feels a spark of hope that she may be the woman for the job.
Can the two get past old wounds and family demands to find happiness with each other? Will outside forces rip them apart before they have a chance to try?
What I Loved: As a woman in my 30's I connected with Quinn and Mhisery who are fully formed characters with a defined sense of self and place. This isn't a love story of kids struggling with will they or won't they, Chasing Midnight at its core is a love story of adults discovering their soul mates. Oh and it doesn't hurt that Chasing Midnight is chock full of ridiculously hot/intense love scenes that will get your blood pressure pumping (if they don't, you may want to have your ticker checked).
What I Didn’t Love: There are a lot of story threads in Chasing Midnight. There was the primary romance, secondary sibling romances, sibling rivalries, romantic rivalries, an illegal underground fighting ring, a dangerous stalker, and more. Chasing Midnight alternates between more than half a dozen different POV's at times I found myself getting distracted.
“She had to get it together. She was not that woman – the kind to pant after a man like a dog in heat. She was always in control of her body, and here she was like some teenage girl with raging hormones. She mentally kicked her own ass.”
“He knew he was lost to her, and he would do his best to make sure she saw he wanted her, wanted more. The instance he tasted Mhisery, he belonged to her; if she knew it or not.”
“He felt no hesitation in calling her his heart. She was and when she left he knew he would be a broken man. Mhisery made it real for him, she filled his life with color and happiness. With her gone he would be in the dark – lost and alone.”
Chasing Midnight is Book #1 in The darkest Desires of Dixie Series. It will be followed by Claiming Midnight, scheduled for release on February 1st. Chasing Midnight did a wonderful job of setting up all of Midnights inhabitants so I can't wait to check out what comes next in Claiming Midnight.
Shyloh and Alex Morgan are a duet of authors who have written together
for years. Both come from large families steeped in alpha males. Growing
up in this environment allows them to truly grasp varying personalities
and create a world of seduction that will completely consume a reader
once they find them in a world the two have created.
Shyloh was born and raised in the south, and is a published author in her
own right, with multiple titles to her credit. She comes from a large family
in which she was the only female among all her brothers and cousins. She
has a background in medicine working as a registered nurse before
turning her attention to writing. She has several awards to her credit
before she started embarking on this journey with Alex where have
started showing readers that there is more than steamy weather in the
Alex was raised in a similar family and was surrounded by alpha males,
giving them a unique understanding of various male personalities. Alex's
ability to turn a phrase and make, not only the reader, but the leading
female in the novel swoon, has given readers a true glimpse into southern
charm, as well as, southern seduction.
Both reside in the rural south currently, and enjoy spending time with
their family and friends while they each participate in the running of their
individual family farms. They each love horse riding, quiet nights beneath
the stars with a cold drink, and general country life. But when the two
authors collide and collaborate they create a world in which demons,
humans, shifters, and vampires alike take the reader on the emotional
ride of a life time.
Their characters show various strong personalities, while demonstrating
the inner turmoil that is faced within the plot. They are skilled at creating
characters that are multifaceted, making the reader explore the range of
emotion that each character feels. Welcome to the worlds of their creation
where the men are strong, powerful, charming, funny, and perfectly
imperfect. Where the women are strong of will and heart, with a
determination to rival any the reader has ever read.
Welcome to the worlds of Shyloh and Alex Morgan.
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