Thursday, 3 March 2016

Review - Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan

Title: Midnight Lily
Author: Mia Sheridan
Release Date: March 1, 2016

Holden Scott is the prince of professional football. At least he was before he lost it all . . . or more to the point, before he threw it all away. Now he's out of a job, out of the public's good graces, and perhaps just a little out of his mind. So when a friend offers up his remote lodge in the wilds of Colorado, giving Holden some time away to get his life back on track, he can hardly say no. The last thing he expects is to see a beautiful girl in the woods—one wearing a white, lace dress who appears in the moonlight, and leaves no footprints behind. Is she a dream? A ghost? A product of his muddled imagination? Or something entirely different?

Midnight Lily is the haunting love story of two lost souls reaching for each other in the dark. A tale of healing, acceptance, and the worlds we create to protect our own hearts. It is a story of being lost, of being found, and of being in the place between.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY VIRGO. Non-Paranormal, New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

I was a little afraid of this book.

Afraid of what it was going to do to my heart. In fact, I read the entire first half with my heart in my throat. Uneasy. Waiting for the other shoe to drop. My brain constantly trying to prepare itself by coming up with possible twists this book was could take, hoping that if I was prepared enough and saw it coming, it wouldn't hurt so much.

I knew it was going to hurt. And make me fall in love. Also, it was probably going to be amazing. But definitely not without making me hurt first—I didn't know how, or why, or when—so I just tried my best to prepare for impact. 

When it came, I wasn't prepared. I'm not sure anything could have prepared me for the wonder that is this book. 

Oh, my heart.

It hurt. 
And then it soared.
And now it has absolutely no idea what to do with itself, because no amount of mental (or emotional) preparation could have prepared me for what this book would do to it. My mind is still processing while my heart tries to get a hold of itself. 

Here are the things that you should know:

Midnight Lily is beautifully written. It sometimes felt like reading art. Like the characters and the dialogue and the twists and turns were so flawlessly written that, even when my mind was having trouble keeping up, my heart was fully wrapped up in the emotional intensity of this story. 

This is one of the most unique romances I’ve ever read. It was heartbreaking and yet, redemptive. It was haunting and intense, yet littered with lighthearted banter and swoony moments. It completely messed with my head while filling my heart to bursting. There are no easy, blanket adjectives to describe how this story made me feel. I felt everything, and it was amazing. 
~ Review by Shelly

WOW and What the Hell? were my last words after reading Midnight Lily's final page. I stayed up late because I. Had. To. Know. What. Happened and, needless to say, I was blown away. I'm not even going to lie, I kept tapping my tablet thinking there was more to it...but when there wasn’t, sadness engulfed my heart.

To be honest, I'm still speechless and awestruck on what an unbelievable story Mia Sheridan has graced us with, and I just cannot express what this book has done to my heart! I can say that, without a doubt in my mind, I have never read a story like this—and I seriously doubt I ever will again. There was so much to this story that at times I asked myself, ‘Wait, did I just read that?’ I had to go back to re-read it just to make sure I had read it! 

I refuse to spoil this amazing story for you, so all I will say is that this book is a MUST READ!!! Go in with a clear head, open mind and heart, and with plenty of time because once you start, you will not want to stop until you get to the end. And even after that you will PM Mia Sheridan, asking her to please hurry up with more on Midnight Lily. In my opinion this book is worth 6 stars—and more. 

Ms. Sheridan, please keep sharing your unbelievably amazing stories with us, because we will NEVER get enough of you! 
~ Review by Kara

Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

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