Yours At Midnight is a romantic novel about Lyric Whetstone and Quinn Sobel. It is a lovely, gentle tale of love and regret and finding love again. It follows the usual format of this genre. It is written by Robin Bielman and published by Entangled Publishing LLC.
My view on the book:
The first thing that struck me when I began reading this book was the very odd name of the heroine – Lyric. Putting that aside I delved into the book and enjoyed reading it. The story was set in the period of time between Christmas and New Year – I could picture the family during this time in my mind’s eye as I read the book. Some books that are set during the festive period can get too caught up in the whole Christmas thing, and there isn’t enough story, but this book was not guilty of that.
Lyric has a secret and she also has feelings for Quinn. Quinn also has feelings for her and we get his point of view throughout the book, which I loved. I felt it was a nice touch, it helped move the story along for the reader to have Quinn’s point of view and not just Lyric’s.
There is a love triangle throughout the storyline and it creates a really good conflict throughout. The reader obviously knows the guy is going to get the girl, but it’s all about the journey they take to get there and some books are pretty flat, this one created just the right amount of conflict for a couple who were so obviously besotted with one another.
One thing that did surprise me was how late in the book it was before Lyric’s secret was out. Usually with this sort of thing the secret is out pretty early on and the story moves along quite nicely on the back of this. That said, this story manages just fine without having the secret revealed early on. It does give the story a different feel, which is good.
Overall, this book was a good read. Not the sort of book one would read unless they were interested in romance novels, but for fans of the genre a pretty satisfying read. On a scale out of ten, I am giving this book 8/10. A nice modern feel to it makes it a pleasing read. The love triangle keeps the conflict going right until the end, and Lyric’s secret remaining intact helps too. Having Quinn’s point of view also keeps the reader engaged.
The only disappointment I have, is that once Lyric’s secret is out there just wasn’t enough conflict over it for my liking. I felt that with a little more conflict over what is revealed the book would have gone from a pleasing read, to a rivoting read.
Recommended for all lovers of this genre.