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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Midnight Passions by Leigh Ellwood

Midnight Passions by Leigh Ellwood
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary, paranormal
Length: Short Story (51 pgs)
Other: Menage, m/f/m
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Stephantois

Living as a single mom doesn't give Colleen much opportunity for romance, and when her only shot with Daryl goes sour, she reluctantly settles for a good book borrowed from her neighbor. What handsome John neglects to tell her, though, is that his library is filled with titles of magical quality - open the book and you're in the story!

When Colleen finds a book on John's shelf called "Midnight Passions," she realizes reading is fundamental ... for her sex life.

This story has a little bit of everything. A heroine who seems down on her luck, a hero you know isn’t right for her…and oh yes, a landlord she’s hardly noticed before but might be the answer to all her problems and actually the man of her dreams.

One thing Ms. Ellwood did a great job with was making Colleen’s current beau easy to dislike. I wondered what she was doing with this obvious loser but then there were hints about the landlord. When he enters the scene I hoped she’d dump Daryl and make a move on the landlord…forgive me if I’m giving away too much when I say she does just that.

I was taken by surprise when what I thought would be a regular romance turning into a delightful and sexy paranormal story. All the suffering Colleen went through with Daryl is certainly made up for in the forms of John and Spence.

The dialogue was natural sounding and the pacing fast. Midnight Passions might be a good pick for you if you’re a fan of hot contemporary romance with some surprise paranormal elements thrown into the mix.

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