Title: The Midnight Moon
Author Name & Publisher: Gerri Hill (Bella Books)
Publication Date & Length: July 22, 2014 – 264 pgs
It was a fun, holiday romance under a moonlit sky. After exchanging passionate nights and only first names, Peyton Watts and Logan Weaver go back to their lives.
For Peyton, it’s a return to her steady, conservative social circle and the not unwelcome overtures from attorney Margot Joseph. Meanwhile, Logan’s free spirit is happy again moving with the college crowd.
So when fate throws them once more into each other’s paths, it shouldn’t mean a thing…
This is an audiobook review of a book purchased by me. This is the kind of romantic mush that just makes me melt. I’m a romantic at heart, and sometimes it’s hard for me to decide whether I want to be the one doing the romancing, or the one being romanced. Lucky for me that with lesbian books, I get to be both… at least in my head. What happens when you have a vacation romance that leaves you both wanting more, but neither of you feels like you can push to continue things? You go home and do a lot of remembering of what happened and mourning what might have been. And what happens when you suddenly run in to that holiday crush right in your own city? Well, probably not what Peyton does.
I really liked this book. Logan was able to get Peyton out of her head, while on vacation, and in to the now. And the now apparently included a lot of hot sex for the two of them. The connection was so intense and visceral, that both are still thinking of the other long after they’ve said goodbye. And with a second chance provided by a surprise meeting, you’d think both would grab on and jump in. After all, that’s what they’ve both been wishing they’d done. But Peyton has issues that hold her back. And make me want to just smack her upside the head. In the end, Peyton has a choice to make, and finally sees exactly what her choices would lead to.
I also liked Abby Craden’s narration. She had a definite voice for each character, although there was a slip once or twice that made me go back and listen again to make sure I knew which character was speaking. All in all, a sweet, sexy listen that definitely made my day go by faster.
Gerri began writing lesbian romance as a way to amuse herself while snowed in one winter in the mountains of Colorado, and hasn’t looked back. Her first published work came in 2000 with One Summer Night. Many more romances have followed, with the occasional murder mystery in the mix.
Gerri’s love of nature and of being outdoors usually makes its way into her stories as her characters often find themselves in beautiful natural settings. When she isn’t writing, Gerri and her longtime partner, Diane, can be found at their home in East Texas, where their vegetable garden, orchard, and five acres of woods keep them busy. They share their lives with an ever-changing cast of furry friends.
Her favorite pastimes include camping, hiking, birdwatching (though she insists she doesn’t wear funny hats yet!), photography, and cooking. She collects things nature offers, like an unusual pinecone, colorful rocks, or an abandoned bird feather. Dawn is her favorite time of day, the moment right before sunrise… (from the author’s website)