This contemporary erotic romance novella does a nice job of blending an intriguing story with several emotional scenarios. The action is enthralling from the beginning of the story and the poignant exposition of the history between these two complicated individuals who have to overcome the pressures of expectations, either their own or of those who are important in their lives, makes this an intense and understandable story, as it is a common issue for most of us. The heat between the main characters is sizzling and one quickly becomes invested in their relationship and anxious that they find a way to overcome their obstacles. I am not familiar with the first story in the series yet have no problem reading this as a stand-alone tale, although I am definitely interested in reading more in the series and look forward to getting to know more about the people in this world.
“Midnight Heat” by Sarah Grimm is part of the ‘Black Phoenix’ series and centers around Dr. Rebecca Dahlman, an emergency room physician who suddenly has to treat the man who broke her heart three years ago, bassist Dominic Price. Dominic ran scared when he realized that Rebecca was becoming serious, but he has regretted the pain he caused her ever since, and wants to recapture what they once had. Rebecca is unhappy with her current situation, and the return of the sexy man who caused her so much anguish makes her situation even more complex. The pressures on her continue to mount, especially when a patient’s father blames her for a situation he caused, and there may be no happy ending for anyone.
The unconscious man wheeled into Dr. Rebecca Dahlman's ER is sexy--devilishly sexy--and injured. This isn't just any patient in need of medical help. He is the only man she's ever loved--the one who still haunts her dreams.
Black Phoenix bassist Dominic Price made a mistake three years ago when he walked out on Rebecca. A mistake he plans to rectify. But first he has to convince her to open her heart to him again.
One touch of his calloused hands reignites their passion. Can they rekindle their trust as easily, or will her fears cause her to lose him again...this time to a man bent on revenge?
*Reader Advisory: This novel contains adult themes, strong sexual situations, foul language, hot rock stars & sexy accents.
Stands Alone: Yes