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Midnight Secrets ARC provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is 6 in a series and it is my first book to read in that series Even though several characters make appearance here, the story is not built around that and they play a pure supporting role here I feel no loss for having not read the previous books and that is a very good thing I find the underlying topic of a second 9 11 event and the take over of the United States economy fascinating and timely The book is a ARC provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is 6 in a series and it is my first book to read in that series Even though several characters make appearance here, the story is not built around that and they play a pure supporting role here I feel no loss for having not read the previous books and that is a very good thing I find the underlying topic of a second 9 11 event and the take over of the United States economy fascinating and timely The book is a great romantic suspense with a hot romance and plenty of suspense.Isabel survived an attack that wiped out her entire family, think of the Kennedy family as a great example Her father was announcing his candidacy for President when it happened Over a thousand people died Isabel survived She moved to Portland and changed her name and tried to recover, without much success until Joe Joe is a former SEAL who almost lost his life and has a lot of recovering to do himself, although he has SEAL buddies for support and Isabel has no one As both Isabel and Joe fight their way back to normal they fall for each other and Joe is determined to keep her safe, especially when strange things begin to happen.Together they discover love and trust for each other and together they take on the task of bringing the mastermind behind the Washington Massacre to justice I m afraid LMR s writing doesn t do it for me any Too much internal dialog and too many pages dedicated to the bad guys POV, which wasn t particularly different from what I ve read and loved in her previous books, but somehow I couldn t care less for them in this book Go figure. Nothing new to report here LMR wisely sticks to what she does best a super protective alpha hero comes to the rescue of a seemingly frail and beautiful heroine who somehow finds an inner strength to save herself from the evil that is stalking her Yep, that s what Midnight Secrets is all about It may sound familiar, since LMR has done this plot over and over with a few variations, but I don t care it works for me Joe has a hairy chestanother LMR specialtyThe alpha hero he Nothing new to report here LMR wisely sticks to what she does best a super protective alpha hero comes to the rescue of a seemingly frail and beautiful heroine who somehow finds an inner strength to save herself from the evil that is stalking her Yep, that s what Midnight Secrets is all about It may sound familiar, since LMR has done this plot over and over with a few variations, but I don t care it works for me Joe has a hairy chestanother LMR specialtyThe alpha hero here is former Navy SEAL Joe Harris, who nearly died after being blown up by an IED I m figuring Joe is in his early 30s, and while not exactly at his fighting weight yet of 210, I m guessing he s pretty easy on the eyes All we know from the kind of vague description is that he s rather lean, yet has big shoulders and incredible hands a LMR obsession , and has dark hair and eyes Anyway, Joe s been rehabbing with friend Metal O Brien Midnight Promises for the past few months, waiting for the doctor s ok to start his new job with John Huntington s Midnight Man Portland, Oregon security company Joe s next door waif like neighbor is a woman who s caught his eye the most beautiful woman in the world Isabel Lawton.Isabel is trying to start a new life in Portland She s moved cross country from Washington, D.C after the most horrifying tragic experience of her life watching her entire extended Kennedy esque family gunned down in what was thought to be a terrorist attack known as the Washington Massacre oh, but it s so muchIsabel is the lone survivor of her political dynasty Delvaux family her father was about to announce his Presidential bid just before the massacre and is eager to flee the reporters who have been hounding her So she changes her name and goes where no one will notice her so she can put herself together physically and emotionally and start a new life She doesn t count on having the help of an incredibly supportive and hot next door neighbor though Isabel Joe can see that Isabel is a shell of what she once was, and offers his support in neighborly ways doing chores around her house, driving her places, and just looking out for her She repays him the only way she knows how with her fabulous cooking she once had a highly successful food blog and had an all about food book in the works pre Massacre Joe and Isabel develop a sort of friendship He s reluctant to make a move on the still shaky Isabel even though he s mesmerized by her beauty but vows to watch out for her And then he receives an email from a mysterious source warning that Isabel is in dangerand all bets are off Isabel will know what he s all about because no one will get close enough to harm a hair on her head This was a quick, easy read Joe was a delicious hero and Isabel held her own She went through an unspeakable tragedy and the fact that she was able to function after thatthe girl was made of some strong stuff Loved their romance it washot Loved seeing most of the characters from the previous books in the series either making an appearance, or being mentioned Metal and Felicity figure prominently Loved how Isabel was able to stand up to the nasty villain and find her inner warrior even though Joe had to come to the rescue in the end Loved the little surprise twist saw this one coming at the end too sniff And also love that the threat to the country but not to Isabel is still out there, and will be dealt with in another book yay Midnight Fire.So if you ve been reading this series and enjoying it, you should like Midnight Secrets Just don t expect anything out of the ordinary plot wise or in the characters This is the formula that works best for LMR s romantic suspense books, so just sit back and go with the flow Nothing different, but still satisfying 4 1 2 stars ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley The third book in Lisa Marie Rice s Men of Midnight series Joe Harris is recuperating from his injuries sustained while he was a Navy SEAL He has a neighbor that appears to be recuperating herself and he can t help but have those alpha man protective feelings for her Isabel Lawton Delvaux can t remember the day that her entire family was taken away from her but she lives with nightmares nevertheless She finds comfort in cooking and finds pleasure in offering her creations to her neighbor, Jo The third book in Lisa Marie Rice s Men of Midnight series Joe Harris is recuperating from his injuries sustained while he was a Navy SEAL He has a neighbor that appears to be recuperating herself and he can t help but have those alpha man protective feelings for her Isabel Lawton Delvaux can t remember the day that her entire family was taken away from her but she lives with nightmares nevertheless She finds comfort in cooking and finds pleasure in offering her creations to her neighbor, Joe.I love this series The first three books in the series were great and I liked the ones that followed but I did feel that the stories paled slightly to the original three I wondered if maybe LMR might be slowly losing her magic touch Well, after this book I feel that she got the touch back in full I hated to put this down and I cried when it ended just kidding Anyway, I really loved this addition Both main characters had issues but it didn t keep them from connecting Many of the previous characters made appearances in the story which I loved This is a series I would highly recommend I really enjoyed the hot hero in this book Joe Harris will do anything to protect Isabel The hero and heroine both have healing to do and find comfort in each other This was pretty good and I liked the writing of this one. 3.5 or 4 stars for this enjoyable brain candy, set in Portland, Oregon, in winter This series is my guilty secret, despite some problems with plotting and writing style There she goes, Joe Harris thought Isabel Lawton The most beautiful woman in the world, and his next door neighbor And she cooked for him Isabel Lawton, gorgeous mystery One huge question mark And a wounded woman Something bad had happened to her, something she never talked about Of course, she didn t talk about mu 3.5 or 4 stars for this enjoyable brain candy, set in Portland, Oregon, in winter This series is my guilty secret, despite some problems with plotting and writing style There she goes, Joe Harris thought Isabel Lawton The most beautiful woman in the world, and his next door neighbor And she cooked for him Isabel Lawton, gorgeous mystery One huge question mark And a wounded woman Something bad had happened to her, something she never talked about Of course, she didn t talk about much of anything It s been five years since a former SEAL and an interior designer first escaped into the night fleeing the mafia, in Midnight Man Now, John and Suzanne s little girl is four years old, and John s security company is staffed with former SEALS All those old familiar faces showed up in this new release, along with Nick FBI guy from the prequel, and an incognito mystery man.Helping Joe and Isabel take down a treasonous mass murderer, TEAM MIDNIGHT saves the day All in a day s work It s like reading a Fantastic Five comic book, or James Bond, but with romance And sex About 4 love scenes I would be happy with fewer I like how this author includes all the latest high tech surveillance gadgets and special ops equipment I noticed that in the previous book, too, Midnight Promises, featuring Felicty and Metal I also liked the scene where the artist Lauren helped Isabel draw facts from her distorted nightmare memories And the mystery man was a cool surprise Another plus is the setting It felt real Portland does occasionally get icy roads and I certainly recognized that bridge.Sweet romance for Joe and Isabel, beginning with the SEAL helping his injured and shell shocked neighbor move into her new home in Portland Thankfully, the author didn t wax poetic about Isabel s superficial appeal, but as with all her heroines, she is amazingly beautiful and incredibly talented So much for plain old me But where Suzanne knows interior design, Allegra knows music, Lauren art and Felicity technology, Isabel knows food She s a famous foodie A menu maven And a fabulous cook Maybe some day we will get a heroine who is NOT a virtuoso in her field A generalist Jill of all trades Sowhile Joe takes care of her maintenance problems, she feeds him and all his poker buddies These guys and their girls are all likable that s a main reason I enjoy this series As with many of her heroes, the author gave Joe Harris a crummy childhood, but it was not excessively awful, as in some cases Just a mean and neglectful father All her heroes are hard, hot, and buff However, unlike the ugly mug she gave to Douglas in Midnight Angel, Joe is good looking Not a beauty beast trope this time.Good action scene at the end I liked it a lot Didn t see it coming But see quibbles Sweet epilogue HEAs all around Group hug A few quibbles about writing style and plotting WRITING STYLE and FORMATTING Rice is good with details and dialogue, but still too repetitive, even though she s improving seriously, how many times we gotta hear that Isabel is weak and dizzy from PTSD She still includes too much internal dialogue, but that s been improving, too However, a whole paragraph of apostrophes went missing I dont know whats up with that, but youll find that its still readable Also, I wish Rice would omit the religious cussing It s a personal thing for me I don t mind some F bombs when they fit I ve noticed that Rice loves that word penumbra and finds a way to insert it into numerous books, but that s not a quibble PLOTTING I happily enjoyed this story, including the big action scenes, but there is some plot contrivance The characters did not behave as you d expect them to, given their training and experience At two points in the book, TEAM MIDNIGHT acted like rookies At another point, the villains acted like rookies These are spoilers view spoiler The mystery man should have warned them about the special gadgets, since he knew about them Why didn t he And on the same tack, Team Midnight did not plan thoroughly for problems during the op they did not brainstorm possible failures nor create a PLAN B However, knowing what Blake had done in the Washington DC Massacre, they should have expected some surprises Also, with numerous video cameras placed at Isabel s home and all along her street, they should have picked up on that pervert repeatedly driving by, the ex CIA operative Even if he changed cars, his face is the same But it all happened so fast, over the course of a few days So.okay As for the villains, they would have used that knife on her when she started physically fighting them so fiercely hide spoiler The book concluded without a major cliffhanger, but with some loose threads and a nod to the sequel, Midnight Fire, coming in September I m up for the sequel, where we ll confrontof the masterminds behind this convoluted threat to America Joe Harris is a former navy SEAL, currently recovering from his last mission which resulted in him getting blown up by an IED and multiple surgeries to fix his leg He is also now part of the ASI which has most of his BUD S friends and is headed by John hero of Midnight Man which is in Portland That is where Joe meets Isabel, a beautiful, damaged recluse Isabel lawton aka Isabel Delvaux the only Delvaux who survived is also recovering from a soul crushing event, the Massacre of Joe Harris is a former navy SEAL, currently recovering from his last mission which resulted in him getting blown up by an IED and multiple surgeries to fix his leg He is also now part of the ASI which has most of his BUD S friends and is headed by John hero of Midnight Man which is in Portland That is where Joe meets Isabel, a beautiful, damaged recluse Isabel lawton aka Isabel Delvaux the only Delvaux who survived is also recovering from a soul crushing event, the Massacre of her entire family, relatives and end of how her life used to be Isabel ended in coma and has retrograde amnesia with events that put her coma i.e her father s announcement party of him running for US president She moves to Portland, to get a new start and to grief in peace.Now, six months later, Isabel is quite damaged, a person who no longer knows what to do with her life She s still trying to process everything and it doesn t help that she remembers nothing of the massacre I liked Joe and Isabel together , Joe was really great with her and Isabel was trying to be part of the living instead of living like she had died with the rest of her family Joe was attracted to Isabel from the first moment he saw her and for Isabel, spending time with Joe was the only moment when she felt alive and did some ogling of her own The romance was rushed but in most romantic suspense it rather is.The book is good funButthere s always a but isn t thereBefore the events mentioned below there were some little things that slightly bugged me but I got over them, one which is namely Isabel s complete turnover from her PTSD state to her semi normal state after meeting Felicity, the girl was shaking and couldn t even walk properly the afternoon before but then she s suddenly friendly with new people, is ok with them being at her house etc.I was really liking Isabel but this sudden change was just like baam in the face.I was really enjoying this book uptil the point where the view spoiler drawing of the man from Isabel s nightmare is done hide spoiler , it just went down hill for me from there, Isabel s whole revenge thing and getting Blake the bad guy to make him confess was really a stupid moment I was literally going listen to Joe, because he only seemed the voice of reason but no one was paying him any attention I mean c mon, Blake is intelligent, he isn t just going to confess without making sure that no one finds out and the secret dies with Isabel And that s what happened, Blake did something which they hadn t prepared for and could have ended a lot differently if this wasn t a romance novel I could understand Isabel wanting revenge but the change in her personality was too much for me.Then when we find out who the ex CIA agent is which wasn t a shock to be honest but I was still excited but then I thought how he let his own sister do this stupid plan while he did what exactly Especially since he knew Blake, better than all the others in the book He still let his sister go ahead with this plan and then shows up and makes it seem like the rest of ASI were to blame, when they were clearly out of their league and maybe no maybe about it he should have helped them and gave them better information since he was really the one who put these events in motion.Lastly, the epilogue, usually epilogues smooth my edges with their swoon worthy or sometimes mushy romantic moments which didn t happen in this one sadly I was looking forward to the mushiness because of the way Isabel reacted to Joe s plan, it again sounding like a broken record now, seemed out of character and both Isabel and Joe deserved better.I m still looking forward to reading the next book in the series which comes out in September of this year because LMR books are a quick fix for my romantic suspense addiction and they are usually quite good to spend an afternoon on Check out this and my other reviews at My Blog, Facebook, Google , Twitter and Pinterest Copy received via netgalley in exchange for an honest review Book Basics Genre Cont Romance Series 6th in the series Love triangleview spoiler No hide spoiler Cheatingview spoiler No hide spoiler HEAview spoiler Yes hide spoiler Would I readby this author or in this seriesMaybe Rating3 stars Review I struggled with this one, truly I did.Ma Check out this and my other reviews at My Blog, Facebook, Google , Twitter and Pinterest Copy received via netgalley in exchange for an honest review Book Basics Genre Cont Romance Series 6th in the series Love triangleview spoiler No hide spoiler Cheatingview spoiler No hide spoiler HEAview spoiler Yes hide spoiler Would I readby this author or in this seriesMaybe Rating3 stars Review I struggled with this one, truly I did.Maybe I am just past LMR writing and characters Since I have read this story before.An extremely accomplished be that in design, art, IT geeky stuff, music, food etc very refined and delicate, beautiful woman, in some sort of peril.A hero who is ex military, now part of a security group, bit rough and ready, possibly some sort of tragic back story, and should be thanking their lucky stars these oh so refined women apparently orgasm at the merest flutter of a butterfly s wings given the wham bam thank you M am sex that seems to be all the hero is able to manage But they are just soooooooooooooo passionate you see Anyway, the security guys promise to save the day, usually something goes wrong, but they manage to just pull it off.I wish here we had hadform when Joe was helping out Isabel, built up the actual romance side of itAnd previously I Have liked how LMR gives us the baddies POV, but in therecent books in this series, it has taken too much time away from the romance aspect of it, so it feel like, they meet, insta lust, then RELATIONSHIP It feels like the suspense part of it, is bulked out and we getPOV form the baddie than we should to try and distract us from that fact the hero and heroine are just carbon copies of the couples from previous books in the series And the writing is repetitive The same things repeated again and again, as if I would have forgotten.Argh, I do not know, I have been a fan of LMR for awhile, but maybe I am done Burnt out Only so many times you can read the same basic plot with a few details changed, before you burn out 4 Midnight Series Loving Stars Former Navy SEAL Joe is recovering from a battle injury and Isabel his pretty, shy neighbor is recovering from a tragic event that has left her completely alone, having nightmares and blocking important information in her subconscious that makes her a terrorist s target Joe knows a broken person when he see s one and his neighbor Isabel is definitely broken Joe strikes up a friendship and keeps an eye on her by repairing things around her house and she makes4 Midnight Series Loving Stars Former Navy SEAL Joe is recovering from a battle injury and Isabel his pretty, shy neighbor is recovering from a tragic event that has left her completely alone, having nightmares and blocking important information in her subconscious that makes her a terrorist s target Joe knows a broken person when he see s one and his neighbor Isabel is definitely broken Joe strikes up a friendship and keeps an eye on her by repairing things around her house and she makes him home cooked meals as repayment They are attracted to each other but dance around the attraction until Joe receives an email from an anonymous person, all it says is PROTECT ISABEL instinctively Joe goes into very HOT and very Alpha protective mode Joe takes Isabel s personal protection very serious as does Metal, Jacko, Senior and FBI Special Agent Nick Naturally, as with all the books in this series, things quickly heat up with Joe Isabel, thing s get intense and very, very, HOT There s a lot of political suspense and naturally the loathsome villain out for Isabel I love that LMR always includes characters from the previous books into her current books, we get some Metal Felicity, Jacko Lauren, Senior, FBI Agent Nick, and Suzanne.This book has everything you would expect from this series, HOT Alphas protecting their women, finding love, sizzling sex, and getting their HEA All in all this was your typical LMR Midnight book and the theme remains the same, but I can t help but LOVE this series This is absolutely a must read if your a fan of this seriesMidnight Fireis next up September 2015 , hoping it s Nick s bookor possibly Jack sARC provided by Publisher to www.SweptAwayByRomance.com via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Former navy SEAL Joe Harris nearly died twice on a medevac helo after being blown up by an IED He s not moving too great these days, but if there was ever a woman designed to jump start a man s hormones, it would be his new neighborMeeting Isabel loving Isabel brought Joe back to lifeIsabel Delvaux came from one of America s foremost political dynasties, until the greatest terrorist attack since killed her entire family She barely survived the Washington Massacre, only to become prey for rabid reporters Fleeing to Portland and changing her name was a way out, a way to start over The only wayShe knows she s safe with Joe Harris Not just because he s big and strong, not just because he s part of a security team that obliterates threats on the regular, but because he s been to the abyss and backBut as they help each other heal through talk, through touch, through spectacular sex the past comes back to play When Isabel s memory starts to return and a mysterious stranger sends Joe emails indicating Isabel is in imminent danger, he ll do anything to help her uncover the truth Even if that truth is the most terrifying thing of all, words


About the Author: Lisa Marie Rice

Lisa Marie Rice is eternally 30 years old and will never age She is tall and willowy and beautiful Men drop at her feet like ripe pears She has won every major book prize in the world She is a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature She is a concert pianist Did I mention her Nobel Prize Of course, Lisa Marie Rice is a virtual woman and exists only at the keyboard when writing erotic romance She disappears when the monitor winks off.


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