Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Kiss Me At Midnight by Lucinda Whitney {Review}
Kiss Me At Midnight (A Romano Family Romance) by Lucinda Whitney
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published November 23rd 2018 by Lange House Press 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
She’s a single mom holding on to her job. He’s a career man focused on his business. Can they put the past behind them in order to build a future together?

When Filipe Romano arrives at the SoliMar beach resort, his newest acquisition, he plans to complete renovations quickly before moving on to his next property. But a stumbling block arises when he discovers Celeste, the sister of his deceased best friend, is an employee at the resort’s aquarium, which he intends to sell. To complicate matters more, he has unresolved feelings for Celeste and blames himself for the accident that killed her brother.

Celeste Ferreira, a stressed single mom, needs a miracle. Without any prospects or means to start over, she clings to the job she loves as aquarist at the SoliMar Aquarium. After she discovers the new owner is Filipe, an old family friend, their history makes it hard for Celeste to trust him, especially with her position in peril.

Though closing down the aquarium makes good financial sense, Filipe finds himself reluctant to disappoint Celeste and decides to help her with the repairs for the upcoming inspection. But is working side by side enough to forget the past and build a new future, or is the pain between them too deep to move on?

The Romano Family series follows the stories of the Romano cousins of northern Portugal as they find love and their Happily-Ever-Afters.

Current books in the Romano Family series:
- Book 1- Hold Me At Twilight
- Book 2- Meet Me At Sunrise
- Book 3- Love Me At Sunset
- Book 4- Keep Me At Christmas
- Book 5- Kiss Me At Midnight
- Book 6- Marry Me At Dawn (coming soon)
My Review: 5 Stars
I love when unique characteristics enter a classic trope, which cause the story to develop into a heartwarming, sweet, and entertaining read.
Single mom Celeste works at an aquarium right by the beach in Portugal--how cool is that?  I loved reading about her work and the way her young son, Lucas, had such a connection with the swans there. When Filipe, a man from her past, acquires the aquarium, sparks fly once more.
Lucas is the pull that reconnects Celeste and Filipe and I loved the sweet relationship that these three characters share. Timing is everything is this story and there are many instances where the characters are in exactly the right place at the right time for everything to develop just how it did. 
Filipe is a strong, determined, generous, and passionate man and I wondered right along with Celeste how he was still single. Celeste is very similar, but life hasn't given her an easy hand at all. These are definitely characters that you will cheer for and become friends with. 
I loved the significance of this title and how it ties everything together. I can't wait for the next one--I adore this family!
Content: mild romance