Midnight Craving by Lolita Lopez
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (47 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern
When the craving takes hold, the only thing to do is ride it out…
Midnight Vice, Book 1
Patrolling Houston’s gritty supernatural underbelly has its perks. For Isla Alvarez, it’s working alongside nephilim SWAT Officer Jace Lane. Ruggedly handsome and possessed of mad skills, Jace embodies everything she’s ever wanted.
Unfortunately, the demonic blood pumping through her veins keeps them separated, since relationships between human descendants of archangels and demons aren’t actively encouraged. Staying away from him, though, is impossible after she winds up on the receiving end of a nasty sexual-compulsion curse, courtesy of a sadistic vampiress. Suddenly Isla is overwhelmed with a life-threatening lust only Jace can sate.
Jace’s principles were once strong enough to resist his longing for the alluring Isla, but in the face of her desperate craving, his desire breaks free—leaving him wondering if she’s not the only one affected by the spell. He’d be more than happy to satisfy Isla’s increasing need for sexual release, if they weren’t in a race against time to reverse the curse before it turns deadly.
For Isla, it’s not just her life she’s worried about losing. It’s her heart.
Compulsion curses are nasty, especially when the first face you see after getting juiced is the one man you can’t have. As a half-demon, Isla knows the half-archangel Jace is off limits. Even still, under the heat of the magic, Isla and Jace taste the forbidden. But sexual gratification only goes so far. They have twenty-four hours to break the curse by killing the vampiress responsible before Isla succumbs to the darker, and more deadly, side effects. As they formulate a plan, they’ll give into temptation over and over again. The thing is…will they be able to let one another go once the curse is broken and the obligation is past?
Midnight Craving is a sultry and unforgettable story that captivates the reader from beginning to end. Isla is wonderful as a bad-ass heroine who can deal as much damage as she can take, while Jace will make your heart hammer as your knees go weak. Their chemistry is explosive, and when they come together, the pages ignite. I couldn’t get enough of the action, and waited with bated breath when it all comes down to the line and Isla faces the vampiress who not only cursed her, but murdered her entire family. You get the anger, you get the tension, and when it’s all said and done, you get Isla and Jace – two people who adore one another but have kept their feelings hidden.
There is a lot of story packed into a small, yet exceptionally presented package, and I loved every single minute of it. The writing is fantastic, the characters are awesome, and the dialogue is sharp. Paranormal fans will love Midnight Craving. It has all the spice with just enough of the nice.