Review: Chasing Midnight (The Darkest Desires of Dixie #1) by Shyloh Morgan, Alex Morgan
Published: Sept. 1, 2014
Publisher: Southern Seduction Publishing
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
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.
I received this book to give an honest review and I am torn between a two and three star rating. So I guess I will go with a three. As I did find the book to be enjoyable in some parts and others not so much. This review may contain spoilers so read at your own risk.
So after reading the blurb I was like you know I am going to enjoy this book. First I love the town name Midnight and I love the main character's name Mhisery.
So the story started off really good for me and I was really getting into it, especially when Mhisery comes back into her home town. I was ready to see what relationship Mhisery and Quinn would have. Mhisery wanted to move away from her hometown and make something for herself I find that to be awesome but she has changed a whole lot. We see how she deals with being back home when her father starts going down hill and how she finds love when didn't expect to.
We get to meet Quinn as well and we see how why he stays in Midnight and how he is a huge family man which I think is just awesome. Not only does he have good looks and works hard but he also takes care of his family no matter what they do.
Then it started going downhill the sex scenes between Mhisery and Quinn drove me just crazy. The descriptions of the way the scenes would be portrayed just at times seemed to be too much. In every scene we knew what Quinn's muscles seemed like, we learned that he wanted to be around her "sex" and then later on the p word was slipped in. Which would have been totally fine to use in all the scenes. It literally just felt repetitive and that it was what the whole book was about.
Also there was no page breaks when switching between different character's p.o.v. especially when a scene would change.
Then the story got better when we got to be introduced to Chase Quinn's brother. I was thinking okay so we are going to be getting another story out of this book I am down for it. Then all of a sudden he just disappeared until towards the end. I wanted to know why Quinn didn't go and visit Chase at his new place.
Through out the book it seems that Mhisery has a secret admire and it makes you think that something bad is going to happen pretty soon. IT DOESN'T not until towards the end. It was totally built up but nothing truly happens until close to the end, also how did Mhisery not see this person. I mean it seems to be a small town where folks gossip but no one noticed a stranger within their midst? That doesn't sound normal.
Through out the story it just felt repetitive at times between Mhisery not wanting to be in the town to always describing her father, then throw in Quinn and how he had to raise his siblings. I felt it was a filler so to speak.
I did think the authors did a great job with the characters and bringing their personalities to life. I can honestly say that I did like the characters just not certain scenes with them lol.
Would I read the next book in this series I might.
Shyloh and Alex Morgan are a duet of authors who have written together for years. Both hail 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.[author:
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 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. Now the two are showing readers there is more than steamy weather in the south.
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, 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.