Title: Midnight Fire
Series: Men of Midnight Series, 4
Author: Lisa Marie Rice
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F
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Reviewer Name: Luna
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Jack Delvaux is alive.
Summer Redding thought the blindingly handsome jock who’d loved and left her years ago had died in the Washington Massacre. She grieved for her lost golden boy as the rest of the country mourned their dead—until she comes home to find a very alive Jack Delvaux waiting for her with a devastating secret that turns her life upside down.
No longer the carefree man he was in his youth, this Jack is dark, hard and dangerous; a fifteen-year veteran of the CIA hungry for answers…and hungry for her. The rich, good-looking charmer who broke her heart once before would have been easy to resist, but this man, this powerful man? Summer needs him, and he knows it.
When Jack’s mission uncovers evidence of government involvement in the Massacre—and plans for another attack—he’s primed for revenge. But he has more than vengeance to live for now, and when Summer’s life is threatened, it’s nearly Jack’s undoing. Someone taking shots at his woman? That’s a dead man walking.
Her first crush back from the dead or are her eyes deceiving her? We find out in the next installment of Lisa Marie Rice’s Men of Midnight series. I adore this series and these characters. Ms. Rice gives us strong alpha males. You know they will keep you safe and move mountains to protect those they love. And Jack while new to the group, fits in quite well. He is determined to find vengeance for those he lost all while protecting his remaining family and incidentally the American populace. Ms. Rice does a wonderful job of blending the overriding story arc with Jack and Summer’s love story. They have a history and it isn’t one that will leave you with the warm and fuzzes. Jack was a man slut but time and life has hardened and changed him. Summer was naïve and cynical. Can she accept that Jack has grown into a man of substance? Can Jack convince Summer that he is someone she can depend? I love seeing Jack and Summer move beyond their past and learn to accept the persona before them. It was easy and Ms. Rice didn’t make it that way. She kept it believable. The chemistry flew off the pages and the growing respect was obvious. With Midnight Fire Ms. Rice again gives us a well-crafted and enjoyable story.
Five Shooting Stars