Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Review: Make Mine Midnight by Annmarie McKenna

Title:  Make Mine Midnight
Author:  Annmarie McKenna
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Publication Date:  December 29, 2009
Series Info:  Standalone
Cover Artist:  Angela Waters
Who/What/Why/Where/How:  Amazon was offering this as a Kindle freebie so I decided to give this new to me author a try.
Where to Buy:  Amazon

New Year’s resolutions have never looked so good.

New Year’s Eve.  The party is rockin’, and Claire is in her usual spot holding up the wall.  It’s all right.  She’s much happier scribbling in her trusty little notebook than mingling.  Especially since those notes turn into the sexy erotic romances she pens in secret.  Those two gorgeous gods across the room are perfect hero material and…oh dear, are they headed her way?

Mason and Hunter know she won’t remember them as the scrawny geeks they were in high school.  She also doesn’t know they’ve been lusting after her for ten long years, waiting for her to meet a man and have a normal relationship.  They’re through waiting. The time has come to make their move—and show her exactly how much they’ve changed.

One night in the middle of a Mason/Hunter manwich, and Claire has enough research material to fill a hundred notebooks.  Good thing she’s got OfficeMax on speed dial to order more.  Except suddenly her two hunks have this crazy idea that keeping her is selfish.  Selfish?  She may be mousy, but this mouse is about to roar…

Warning:  Threesomes!  Light bondage, blindfolds, breakfast made by two hot men who used to be geeks.  Parades, cotton candy, more sex, and convincing said men they are WRONG and threesomes are RIGHT.

I’ve been trying to gain control of my physical and e-book TBR pile, so before I got out of bed this morning I decided to skim my Kindle for a short story to get my day started.  I was pleasantly surprised with my selection.  I’ve only recently started reading ménage stories so I’m not sure if the whole former geeky dudes coming back to claim the girl they’ve lusted after in high school set up has been used often but, I liked how Annmarie McKenna set this story up.

I loved the characters, especially Claire.  I dug the whole shy, wallflower erotica writer thing and Mason and Hunter being former high school geeks.  I also really enjoyed that I liked Mason and Hunter equally.  Often times I find that I either really dislike the female protagonist or end up disliking one of the guys.  Although this is a quick read you can definitely feel the chemistry between the three.  The hibiddy dibiddy scenes are pretty hot yet surprisingly tender.  There wasn’t anything that would be considered over the top raunchy and I very much appreciated that aspect.

As far as the pace of the story went, did things kind of play out a little on the fast side?  Sure but, it’s a short story and it was nothing that bothered me to the point where I would lose interest in the story.  So if you’re looking for something light, fun and sexy to read then you may want to give Make Mine Midnight a shot.

Favorite Lines:
Claire swallowed back the giant lump of holy-shit-he’s-coming-this-way that threatened to choke her.  Or tried to anyway.

She’d never been ravished, so if this was what it felt like, then she would like an extra helping, please.

“It’s not every day a wallflower gets propositioned by two gorgeous men in her bathtub.”

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  1. Heya Snooks!

    I read this last week and liked it too. Everything went pretty fast, but like you said, it's a short story so that was kind of necessary. I REALLY liked how the guys just sort of took control and urged Claire to try them out - Hotness.

  2. Me too! I'm all about a guy (or guys) who can take charge of a situation. =)

  3. This is on my TBR list in on my Kindel, I saw that it was free so I decided to download it, I haven't read it yet but maybe I'll read it sooner than later! Great review Jen. :-)

  4. If you're looking for a quick distraction it's a good way to go. Thanks Deanna! =)

  5. So you are una putica ;o) HEHEHE!!!

    Ok, now you MUST read Gena Showalter!

    (Don't mind me...I'm working my way backwards thru your posts, lol)


  6. LMFAO!! I like to read about a nice romp in the sheets every now and again.

    No worries...always happy to have you stop by.

    Gena Showalter is on my list she just didn't make the post. Read book 1 of the LOTU and loved it. I'll be squeezing in books here and there.