- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 592.0 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Publisher: Avon Impulse (30 Oct. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008XOJ3EE
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,012,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Laura Dearborn, living in the year 1926, sees spirits. Ghosts. And, as a medium, she makes her living by helping the living find closure with their loved ones. Laura, who was a nurse during the Great War, has seen too much. Been changed irreversibly by the war and its aftermath. And if she can use her gift to help others find comfort, let them know those they've lost are at peace, she's willing to open her home to complete strangers.
That is, until a solicitor shows up after hours, claiming Stonecross Manor, the house that has haunted her dreams her entire life, was willed to her--before her birth--by some man from the nineteenth century. Along with a sizeable amount of money. Bewildered but ultimately intrigued, Laura can't resist going to Stonecross Manor. And what she finds there, besides an extremely dilapidated and long neglected house, is Alaric Storm the Third.
Alaric, living in the year 1866, is also a product of war time. His body covered in scars and a leg that's somewhat lame, Alaric came back from the Crimea changed. He has become reserved and withdrawn and has no desire to socialize or join the bon ton. And when a beautiful woman with a strange haircut and risqué clothes shows up out of the blue in his bedroom, Alaric is pretty sure his mind has finally cracked.
I loved the way that Miz Kelly has written this short story. Her descriptions of the times and places, the way that Laura travels between her time and Alaric's, it made my imagination run wild. Her tone and wording gave the story an almost dreamy quality that fit so well. And the paranormal aspect, the time traveling, I actually like that the how and why of it is never fully explained. It just is. It kept the focus on Laura and Alaric and their struggle to remain with each other--in his time or in hers.
Midnight in Your Arms is whimsical and enchanting. A truly delightful love story that involves ghosts and fate and a romance that knows no time. And, oh, how I love the auburn haired heroes. The Alaric I envisioned in my mind... he was scrumptious. I hope Miz Kelly plans to write more romances like this one!
"Just so you know. Don't expect some coquettish miss who you must mollycoddle and convince to let ravish her. I'm a woman, with a woman's desires."
"Thank God," he said, exhaling, a slow smile crinkling the corners of his delicious mouth. His amber eyes were gleaming in the half dark like polished pennies. "I don't want to have to behave like a gentleman."
"Please don't be," she said.
-- A Romantic Book Affairs Review
What made it even more difficult to want to finish reading was the style in which the first portion of the book was written. It was a narrative-style and didn't inlcude much dialogue. I found this intensely difficult to read and even more so, repetitive, trite, and a bit preachy. The only thing that kept me reading was the desire to see if anything changed once Laura and Alaric met.
Happily, that was the key! Once the hero and heroine met, there were more opportunities for dialogue, and the story became much easier to read, and the "flow" much better.
There are multiple sexual encounters between them. There is no reserved, coquettish play. In fact, it reads much as modern encounters might. That leads one to forget that the entire interaction at the house takes place over the span of mere days.
The switching between time periods is not a confusing as it could be. It is always nice when a reader is able to say for certain where and when their hero and heroine are existing!
I did find myself fixating on some of the issues surrounding time travel and what the resolution to the story would be. I will state now, that my thoughts were completely incorrect and each possibility was systematically eliminated as I continued to read. Having said that - I was not entirely satisfied by the ending as presented. It was a neat and tidy way to finish the story without too many "time issues", and I applaud the author for her creativity in this respect. However, I found I was left wanting more.
It may sound as if I disliked the book. This is absolutely not this case. I still feel this is an interesting and intriguing story and am happy that it was told. The characters (once they find each other) blossom and are interesting and worthy of the dialogue bestowed upon them. The secondary characters have some lovely quirks that make them the "spice" in the story.
If you are a time-travel fan, get a hold of a copy. You will enjoy enjoy the relationship that occurs and hopefully be surprised by the ending, too!
Originally posted at LAS Erotic Reviews