Thursday, February 16, 2012

Make Mine Midnight by Annmarie McKenna

Make Mine Midnight by Annmarie McKenna
2009, Samhain Publishing

Synopsis: 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…

Why read: Free download for B&N Nook

What impressed me: The premise was kinky, but in the realm of possibility and the characters felt genuine in their professed emotions. I liked that the story dealt with the possible consequences of a permanent threesome lifestyle choice and that the men would have rather walked away from love than subject Claire to possible society scorn.

What disappointed me: The book was sexy, no doubt, but it was also crazy over-the-top cheesy. The voice felt off, so instead of coming across as radiating sexual desire it often felt awkwardly uncomfortable. Sort of the difference between listening to your crush's fantasy about you verses some random dude from high school that you regret friending on Facebook.

Recommended: Not really. Make Mine Midnight is quick and sometimes hot, but there are better erotics featuring threesomes out there.

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