The Midnight Moon by Gerri HillThe Midnight Moon by Gerri Hill is adorable. It’s a wonderful romance that I devoured in a day. 

Payton Watts is successful in her career but unsuccessful in love. She is broken hearted since her breakup (a while before) and determined not to get over it. Being forced to go on vacation to a lesbian resort might just change her life.

Logan Weaver runs a painting company. On one of her regular trips to visit a resort where her sister works she runs into the beautiful woman and turns on the charm. This time, though, she might get a little more than the quick flings she is used to. There is something about Payton that makes Logan want to be more than just casual.

Together they have an unforgettable time but when the vacation ends neither of them know anything more than names and both reluctantly return to their lives. After all, a vacation romance is just a fairytale isn’t it?

Perhaps this time fate has other plans.

The Characters

I need to get a t-shirt that says I HEART Logan because I really do. She is a charmer and the dialogue when they first meet is perfect. I have included some as part of the excerpt below so that you can get a feel for the snappy, sexy repartee that goes on.

The cast was relatively small but each member was memorable and well done in terms of story and narration.

The Writing Style

I adored every second of this one. The story is interesting and unexpected enough to keep me guessing as to how they would get together again. And the magical moments of romance that they had at the resort was so perfect that I wouldn’t change a word. I think my heart grew three sizes while listening just to accommodate the amount of love I was feeling for this book.

The Narration

Abby Craden did a perfect job of this one. Her voices were spot on, her timing, especially during the witty and romantic scenes was just amazing and she took me away to a happy place. High five, Abby Craden!

The Pros

Every single thing.

The Cons

Not one thing.

sheena's favouriteThe Conclusion

If you want a gorgeous romance audiobook then this is the one. Go get it. And then listen to it over and over again. That’s what I did and it still makes me happy.

Excerpt from The Midnight Moon by Gerri Hill

Peyton would try her best to put the office from her mind. She was here to relax and recharge, as Susan had said. She intended to do just that.

“You’re going to burn if you’re not careful.”

Peyton had been so lost in thought she hadn’t heard the woman approach. She turned her head, finding an attractive young woman watching her with a lazy smile. She held up a bottle of lotion.

“Sunscreen,” the woman said. “I highly recommend this brand.” Another smile. “And I’ll even volunteer my services if you can’t reach everything. You know, your back, for instance.”

While being shocked by the woman’s boldness, Peyton smiled nonetheless. It had been far too many years since someone this young and attractive had flirted with her. Even so, she wasn’t really tempted to play along.

“I’m fine. Thank you, though,” she said politely. She turned away, hoping the woman would leave.

“I know it’s not quite June yet, but you can’t be too careful. I’m Logan, by the way.”

Peyton turned back to her, trying to estimate her age. Late twenties, she guessed. She had an infectious smile and a hairstyle that was just short and messy enough to leave you wanting to brush it away from her face. She was glad her sunglasses hid her expression; she was shocked by her thoughts.

“Peyton,” she said.

To her surprise, the woman pulled a lounge chair close and plopped down, still holding the lotion. Peyton noted that the woman was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and wondered if there was a swimsuit on beneath her clothes. Everyone else in the pool area was dressed appropriately.

“Peyton. I like it. Are you here for the week?”

Peyton blew out her breath. “While I’m flattered by your attention, I’m really not interested,” she said bluntly, hoping the woman would get the hint.

But the woman tilted her head, looking bemused. “Interested in what? The lotion?”

Now feeling completely embarrassed, she turned away. Great. She couldn’t even discern flirting from normal conversation. She really needed to get out more.

“So? The week?” The woman—Logan—asked again. “I’m supposed to be here until Saturday,” she volunteered.

Peyton wondered how rude it would be if she simply told the woman to leave, that she wanted to be alone. She shoved her sunglasses on top of her head, intending to do just that. But one look into eyes that were too light to be considered brown, too dark to be considered hazel simply stole her breath away. In fact, she couldn’t even remember what she’d been about to say. The words that fell out certainly weren’t it.

“How old are you?”

Logan laughed. “For future reference, that’s not a great opening line.”

Peyton dropped her sunglasses back over her eyes, hoping to hide her embarrassment. “Forget I asked,” she mumbled.

“It’s okay. I actually have a birthday this week. Thirty.”

“Oh? You said that pretty easily. Most women cringe at the thought of turning thirty and try to hold on to twenty-nine as long as possible.”

“No, I’m good. Age doesn’t mean anything really. It’s just a number,” she said easily. “I’m comfortable with who I am and where I am in life.” She tilted her head again. “I’m going to guess you’re…oh, I don’t know…forty.”

Peyton actually gasped. “Forty? Forty?” God, did she look forty?

Logan laughed. “Just kidding. I see age does mean something to you.”

Peyton smiled, playing along with her. “Yes. And for future reference, that’s not a great opening line.” She lightly cleared her throat, feeling the need to share her age for fear Logan really did think she was forty. “I’m thirty-four. Birthday in about a month.”

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Bits and Bobs

  • ISBN number: 9781594934100
  • Publisher: Bella Books
  • Audiobook Publisher: Audible Studios
  • Narrator: Abby Craden

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