In the erotic fantasy Midnight Man, silkily performed with a coy wink by Alexandra R. Josephs, someone has just moved into Suzanna Barron’s building. He’s a man named John Huntington. And he just so happens to be the sexiest hunk that Ms. Barron has ever seen in her life.
The passion is not unrequited and the two quickly move to marathon lovemaking sessions - described with such detail it’s as if the listener has been issued a direct challenge not to blush.
Killers are also after Suzanna, by the way. But it’s okay. Because John Huntington is a former Navy SEAL warrior…because of course he is.
Interior decorator Suzanne Barron's new tenant is the most dangerously sexy man she's ever met. Navy Commander John Huntington, a former SEAL (aka 'Midnight Man') works best under the cover of darkness. Within hours of meeting him, Suzanne has wild, no-holds barred sex with John, then panics at the depth of her passionate response to such a powerful and dangerous warrior. Suzanne doesn't do sex like that. John is definitely someone she needs to avoid for her own peace of mind. But when killers come for her, Suzanne knows she can turn to only one man. John will guard and protect her body. But who will guard and protect her body against John?
©2003 Lisa Marie Rice (P)2013 Audible Inc.
I would change the "whole" story...weak!! Plot ..I thought this was a suspenseful crime novel ..but I was wrong ...the characters were shallowly developed...and was written about screwing ...and then falling in love in 2 days...really ....where is the depth
Yes! I like a good steamy " sexual " book just as much as the next person , but this was vulgar smut....the verbiage went between a pubescent kid and a porn actor ....seriously who would want sex described that way.....
She wasn't believing what she was reading
I kept listening hoping it would get better....but it didn't 1 credit wasted
I need more ears!
This one is written by a woman, and yet the whole time I was reading it, it felt like something a guy would write. The male is over the top macho, gun toting super trouper, and the woman is a damsel in distress. Yeah, their both flawed and needy and sexy time ensues, but I've had a belly full of this kind of plot in the numerous cop shows that crop up year after year. I read to get away from this crap.
Nothing new here.
It was 80% sex and 20% story, I prefer my books the other way around, very disappointed
not enough story which had some merit, but was overtaken by the unending sex descriptions
She had a good feel for the characters
Not sure why this was in romance sails more to the erotic
if your looking for an action or mystery novel. this is not it. Horrible in all respects.
Great Books Don't Promote Violence
While the author is obviously talented, she lost me when she attempted to convince her readers that rough, unprotected sex on a first date with a virtual stranger is romantic. Seriously?
Although Midnight Man is listed as romantic suspense, the plot was basically erotica with very little romance or mystery. In fact, the only real mystery was how interior decorator Suzanna (28) managed to stay alive until John Huntington (36) swept in to rescue her.
Evidently Suzanna was intelligent enough to finish college and start her own business, yet she lived & worked in an old factory located in a dangerous neighborhood without taking common sense precautions: gate/fence, security lights, self-defense lessons.
John, ex-Navy, said that he would never intentionally hurt a woman, then shoved Suzanna's bare body against a brick wall (brush burns), and left her covered with bruises. Macho John decided she "belonged" to him, as if Suzanna was a trophy he won after saving her life.'
Their instant love story really didn't work for me, since they never spent anytime getting to know each other. No conversations, no humor, no respect. John needed someone to control and Suzanna needed to be "taken care of".
Since I like books which feature strong, capable females who want an equal life partner, not a domineering alpha jerk, I was incredibly disappointed in both the lead characters. John treated Suzanna like a not-too-bright sex toy, not a real person with feelings.
Note: There was a passage that described how soldiers get sexually excited by combat and need release afterwards, suggesting it's okay if their "partner" is not willing or even human. How insulting to our military men!
The entire story was sex. If they weren't having it, they were talking and thinking about it. If you eliminated the sex, the entire balance of the story would have only taken 20 minutes to tell.
This very first book in Lisa Marie Rice's Midnight series was narrated to perfection. I had previously read the book in print, but the audiobook actually made the story come alive. Excellent narrator!
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I normally like books with a BAD ass, but this one kept going on and on about it that at some point I stopped believing he was one and felt like it was all bragging. Yes, this character was a SEAL so technically he was a macho alpha, but his comment about the Army ticked me off. The relationship didn't really work for me. It almost seemed like the hero bullied the heroine into bed and after that it was all downhill from there. My eyes were rolling. Granted it wasn't the worst romance I have ever read but I won't be continuing on. I believe the author was trying to emulate Nora Roberts and truthfully she isn't my favorite author either. I wasn't really a fan of either character so I didn't care what happened to them. The book was okay enough that I finished the story but it wasn't great. Plus some of the facts didn't add up for me and didn't ring of any realism at all. One for example was that I didn't understand why a person who had crappy security, would get bullet proof windows with no way out if there was a fire or that she had locks on the inside of the walk in closet. Who has locks on their closet and if they did why would it be on the inside, I don't know too many people who stay in their closet for very long. I might have believed it if the lock was on the outside. Plus what was the point of taking out the lights, the dude was strolling around with a flashlight in the dark, he not going to enter her room and flip the switch at that point. Narrator was pretty good, probably the best part of the book. Actual story was 8 hrs with a preview for the next book on the end.
I think it needed a bit more sex
this was my first book by her
The narrator did a good job
Channing Tatum would be a good male lead
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