Thursday, January 3, 2013

Entangled Publishing Book Tour Guest Post & Review: Robin Bielman - Yours At Midnight

Thanks so much for having me as a guest on A Chick Who Reads, Andrea. I’m so happy to be here and share my favorite way to spend New Year’s Eve.

Over the years, I think I’ve celebrated just about every way – throwing a party, attending a party, on vacation, quietly with just my hubby, then with our kids in our jammies by nine, at the movies, at a restaurant…

But my favorite way to spend the evening is with a few friends at our house. It’s a great reason for me to pull out all the stops and make a gourmet (or as gourmet as I get) dinner and enjoy some champagne (usually in my own version of a mimosa – guava juice instead of orange juice, or spiked in my famous punch). I always make too much food, but I just don’t know how to do otherwise. Dessert is something fun the kids will enjoy like build-your-own sundaes or chocolate fondue with fruit, graham crackers and sponge cake. We adults enjoy that, too. J

We put on music, talk, reminisce, and when it gets close to midnight, we ring in the new year by watching the ball drop in Times Square. That’s a must. I can’t greet January 1st without the big countdown. And I foolishly buy those popper things that explode with confetti and take days to clean up, but it’s worth it when we all shout happy New Year and the room looks like a celebration.

How about you? What’s been your favorite New Year’s celebration? I’d love to give away one eBook copy of Yours At Midnight to one lucky commenter. Open internationally.

Happy New Year!

Author: Robin Bielman
Title: Yours At Midnight
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publish Date: December 2012
Buy: Entangled Publishing
Review Copy Provided By: Entangled Publishing & the author
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?

Review: This is the kind of short holiday story that I have always loved. It is a story of second chances and of families and the love that binds them.

Quinn and Lyric are old friends and we soon learn lovers who share something in common, a son, Max, conceived as a result of a one night stand, several years back after the funeral of Quinn's brother Oliver.

I like how Robin took a plot that has been used before and made it new and fun. When we found out who Max's father was, it came as a surprise, though I suppose it should have been obvious, with the way Lyric was behaving around Quinn.

The chemistry between the two characters was electric, yet the story was more subdued, a sweet romance. Though the story was only about 90 pages, I felt like Lyric and Quinn's story was complete and nothing was left unsaid. If there was anything else that could have been added, it would have been a bit of the back story between the two, but that wasn't really necessary.

This is a great story to start the new year with and one you can easily devour in one sitting. I look forward to many more romantic reads by Robin Bielman.

Rating: 5 flowers

 A bit about Robin Bielman: 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. You can find her on-line here:
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Robin Bielman said...

Hi Andrea! Thank you again for having me as a guest! And thanks so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed Quinn and Lyric's story. Happy New Year!

Melinda said...

Great post and congrats!

Unknown said...

Terrific post. Yours At Midnight sounds like a great read. Loved the review.

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Melinda and Janna! Thanks so much!

Lilian said...

Thanks for your review! I was surprised to find out this book is only 90, but yet the characters seem to be well developed...a definite rarity I would love to read soon.

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Christina K. said...

This is a lovely post! Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate!!

Thank you for the review - sounds awesome!!

Unknown said...

This book sounds good, Thanks for posting your review. Your superb rating has me thankful I put it on my TBR list!

Eva @ All Books Considered said...

Definitely the same -- new year's eve with friends (and good food!)

June M. said...

I think my favorite New Year's recently was very different than most people. I spent NYE 2011 with my sister & her kids having a Walking Dead marathon :) Different but fun!

Caryn Caldwell said...

I totally agree -- Yours at Midnight was such a good book! I loved hearing how Robin celebrates the new year, too. We don't do anything at all, and that's just fine because we have a young daughter and sleep is the most important thing. Someday we'll have exciting celebrations again.

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