Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yours At Midnight by Robin Bielman ~ Tour stop & GIVEAWAY



Source:  Received book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

From Goodreads:

Add to Goodreads
Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for Quinn Sobel's brother Oliver, until a car crash took Oliver's life on New Year's Eve. Then, a moment of shared grief between Quinn and Lyric became something more impassioned, something that frightened Quinn so much he ran from Lyric's bed and her life, disappearing for four long years.

Now Quinn's back for another New Year's Eve, struggling for closure, desperate to leave his grief in the past and make amends with the girl of his dreams.

But Lyric has a secret--one that could drive Quinn from her life forever. Will Quinn run away from the love and acceptance he's always wanted...or will he claim his New Year's kiss and make her his at midnight?

My Thoughts:




3 1/2 stars - a satisfying love story

I read this book in an evening.  It's fast and kept me hooked.  It's a charming story of a couple that grew up together but never got together.  For Quinn, it was his twin brother that held Lyric's attention.  Used to coming in second, he loved her from a far.  For Lyric, she was too focused on Oliver that she never realized that she had stronger feeling for Quinn.  That all is set aside for one night as they both deal with the grieve of losing Oliver.  Then Quinn is gone and Lyric tries to figure out her life after.  But when Quinn comes back four years later to try and find forgiveness, he discovers that the feelings he has for Lyric never left.

I love Quinn.  He's a bit clueless on one pretty big issue but you'll have to read this one to find out what that's about.  I enjoyed the idea of a set of twins caring for the same girl, though Oliver only ever saw Lyric as a friend.  Lyric is a little silly for me.  She did one thing that I just couldn't really wrap my head around.  That's okay because I'm not her but it made it hard for me to understand why.

The story flowed will with one little surprise.  I was able to guess the rest but it didn't take away from the fact that I really did enjoy reading about these two.  I certainly was cheering for them.  I wanted to shake each of them at different times.  Lyric was too tied to the attention seeking bad behavior of Quinn's past and Quinn may have over reacted about...um something. BUT both of those things are real, which this story feels.

If you like the adult contemporary scene, then this one is certainly worth your time. 


Robin Bielman | Goodreads | Twitter | FB | Amazon | B&N


About the author:

Robin Bielman lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she's feeling really adventurous. She loves books and baking and running on the treadmill while watching her favorite TV shows. When she's not reading or writing her next story, she's spending time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons. She is addicted to cafe mocha's and if every day were Cupcake Day, she'd be a happy camper! She loves to connect with readers.


***GIVEAWAY***

Open International

$50 Gift card to winner's choice of Amazon, B&N, or TBD


  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

  1. Hi Valerie! Thanks for being part of my tour! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading about Quinn and Lyric.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds like a good romance! I like that the story seems realistic. Thanks for the fab review!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, this sounds perfect for me! I'm glad you liked it, Val. I love a good, quick romance!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This sounds like my kind of book. Great post! (:

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ooh can't wait to read this!

    Thanks !

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you for the review, sounds like a good read.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the review. Yours At Midnight sounds good!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for this lovely giveway :D I can imagine the books coming from this giveaway :D

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hy.thanks for doing this international.I follow your blog from Romania,eastern europe.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for sharing your review :) and post...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Good review and the book sounds really good too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I haven’t read any Bliss books yet but I LOVE their Brazen books :)
    This cover looks perfect for the story.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review and thanks for the giveaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Count me in on this one, please.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I read this also...thought it was good...great giveaway always can buy more books...thank you

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, I always love this kind of story!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway, and for making it international.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Yay! Looks promising! Love these kinds of romance! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Just wanted to pop in and thank everyone for commenting! Happy New Year and happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thank you very much for this giveaway and A Happy New Year. Also I hope you meet your reading goal for the year :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks great.
    Stephanie
    steph0828 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks so much for the interview/blog tour. This book does look good :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. very cool giveaway! very cool indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great review! I'll have to check this one out. Thanks =)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks for posting this. It sounds like a great read!;)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Sounds like a read I would be interested in. Adding it to my TBR list.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I kind of like the sound of this book, however, it sounds a little clichéd in a good way.

    ReplyDelete
  27. This sounds like a great book to curl up with on a cold day.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for the review and thanks for the giveaway !

    ReplyDelete
  29. I want to know what that secret is that no one is talking about. Grr... I want to know now!! (Stomps feet like a two year old)

    ReplyDelete
  30. We love books!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. It sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete