Midnight Special / Coming on Strong ePUB Ý Special /
I have not read many books in the Blaze line and decided to give this author a try as I have never read her before.Happy to say that I throughly enjoyed this book and couple,will def readfrom this author. Midnight Special, by Tawny WeberNovel: 215 pgs, (current bundled for sale with Coming on Strong also by Tawny Weber)FBI Special Agent Michael Hunter is on a fast track career path with no distractions: no wife, no kids, nothing to conflict with his work priorities The only thing holding his current focus is ensuring a conviction for an unscrupulous mobster and killer, and keeping his secret witness as far hidden from plain sight as possible.Marni Clare has the misfortune to be bombshellblonde pretty and a smooth talker Both traits hide her deeper layers of determination and success that define her, layers most people, even her family, never see or quite understand Intent on capturing her big break by claiming a story that will move her from mundane fashion writer to hardboiled grit and sensational journalist, Marni isn’t about to take a detour for relationships either Unfortunately, Marni’s careerlaunching story will run roughshod over Michael’s lifethreatening case.Stuck together on a sixday train trip from New York to California, these two battle the temptation of attraction and thedevious lure of two souls who recognize and get each other from the first fateful look The trip promises to either solidify their goals or shake forever the foundation of their personal journeys.Two tickets on the Midnight Special, two careers headed for a collision point, one hot inescapable romance.What I liked:Both of these characters are very genuine I love the way we get to know who they are and follow them as they experience points of clarity in their lives These two are charismatic on the page, and their chemistry lights up the bedroom (or train berth) Both are likeable at the start, and evenso at the end of this story.I get Hunter’s brand of justice, his need to bend the rules to save people, and his determination to excel He’s a wonderful hero, with passion for not only the job but life, friends, and women as well Marni is equally driven, and while in my opinion, her life mapping isn’t quite as finetuned as Hunter’s, we do clearly understand her goals, and the solid grounding family and her chosen rolemodel has played in her life A heroine we can like and empathize with All add wonderful twists and layers to the story and provide poignant moments for to watch them reevaluate their choices.Tawny Weber is a new author for me and I have to say that I really enjoyed this book There are secondary characters referenced in this story from previous books (Sex, Lies and Valentines, Sex, Lies and Mistletoe, Sex, Lies and Midnight) It is not necessary to have read these first I obviously haven’t and loved this story But those characters seemed intriguing and I will probably go back and pick up the books.So final check:Great characters – Yes, loved Hunter and Marni together! They have hard choices but their reasoning and final outcome is well delivered and wonderful to see.Romance – Hot and sexy! The chemistry leaves the reader with a satisfied, happy feeling. I've been a fan of Tawny Weber since I first started reading the Blaze line back in 2009 A friend of mine turned me on to the books and there are some really great authors writing for this imprint, Tawny is one of them.Midnight Special is something different for me I don't usually do military reads for Special Ops books, but this is Tawny so I thought I'd give it a go, and I'm glad I did.Like all of her books there's an instant connection between the hero (Hunter) and the heroine (Marnie) What's funny is how much alike both characters are They are both career driven people that really can't be bothered with committed relationships But they weren't looking for one anyway.They get thrown together accidentally (almost on purpose) Marnie is trying to stalk him for an article that would get her a promotion Hunter has to travel by train (or car) to San Francisco to get to a trial (An injury prevents him from flying)Through a mix up, the two of them end up sharing a berth on the Midnight Special (A train that's doing a 40s whodunit for all the passengers)What happens on that train is hot and spicy! It takes awhile for things to happen, but I'm glad their wastension than just the two of them instantly falling into bed It gave you time to see what kind of people these characters are, and as you get to know them, you really like them, even when everything seems to fall apart.Hey there's got to be conflict! That comes when Marnie leaves after some burnin' love and then Hunter discovers she's a reporter.They both have conflicts to resolve and for Marnie, she seeks advice from her like minded aunt.I liked the compromise that Marnie came to in the end, which furthered her career, but didn't..well read the book and see, because if I say anything else it will spoil things.For new to Tawny fans, this book has the bonus backlist title Coming On Strong, which I read back in 2009 when it came out! I have been looking forward to Hunter's story and I was not disappointed WOW what a story and I so loved the setting a train this is one hot and passionate story with Marnie and Hunter both realizing that love can go with careers Thank you Tawny for hours of reading pleasure I loved it :). Tawny Weber has written many contemporary romances for Harlequin so she knows her way around the block In her newest release, Midnight Special, she does what she does best and presents two strongwilled characters who butt heads repeatedly on the way to their HEA It's a fastpaced, satisfying story full of playful sexual tension from the very beginning.Marni wants to make it big as a reporter She's had a plan to acheive fame since she was young and has followed each step precisely which leaves little time for true love She enjoys her romances but wants nothing permanent to get in the way of her becoming a topnotch reporter Discovering that the sexy FBI agent, Hunter, is the key to her breaking THE story to reach the top throws her off her game plan and she is left deciding if fame really is worth the sacrifice Hunter too is focused on his career as he feels a need to live up to his father's fame in the Bureau He's reckless, flaunts rules, but always gets the job done His latest case rests on him tying up some loose ends, but an injury causes some big problems that might derail his case Forced into tight quarters with the sexy, flirty, and fun Marni has his mind on things other than the case as for the first time he's looking towards the future rather than living on the edge Once their train ride ends they both have lots of soul searching to do deciding if love isimportant than their careers and the possibility of fame.Marni and Hunter are a great match! They're both smart, flirty, and not afraid to go after what they want The sexual tension between them is palpable and ultimately leads to some scorching hot sexual interludes Their relationship progresses at a believable pace and with so much sexual tension I was on edge waiting for them to get together The dialogue between them is sparkling, playful and witty, and their verbal foreplay was just as rewarding as their physical encounters The case that brings them together is touched on at the beginning and then wrapped up nicely at the end allowing for the middle section to be totally devoted to their blossoming relationship This was a fun and entertaining story from start to finish and yet another satisfying HEA from Ms Weber. First Reads Review Midnight Special and Coming on Strong by Tawny WeberSo I won this through the First Reads giveaways and was impressed by the care put into it by the writer, who sent along a note, autographed the book, and included some fun extras for me So hurrah for that Extras aside, though, if the book was going to be no good it would only make me feel guilty having to review it poorly Luckily for me that wasn't the case, and these two novels turned out to be quite fun and light and fast, just the thing to help me recover from a particularly boring romance that I had read before this The first novel, Midnight Special, was definitely my favorite of the two, as it had a bitof a straightforward plot that was there from the beginning and maintained throughout the story There's an FBI agent and a journalist, neither of whom are honest with the other about who they are, who meet on a themed train and give in to their passions and fall for each other It's a fun, flirty story with some good character moments and some nice sex I liked the characters, their drive, their professionalism And it had a small amount of writing and mystery in it, which was fun I could have done with a littleof a plot, but this was a fun time, and it didn't try to dothan it could successfully accomplish Everything here was well done, wrapped up, and sexy.The second novel, Coming on Strong, was a bit less of a draw for me, if only because the characters seemed muchshallow, or at least muchlike a stereotypical rich girl and professional guy Somehow it bothered me a littlein this one, perhaps because the woman is a party planner and is very girly, which isn't really my thing I liked in the first novel that the woman was less concerned with pink and shoes andconcerned with her job and the truth Coming on Strong is still fun, though, and I can't call either of the characters weak They just weren't as appealing to me.In both of the stories the sex is steamy and fun, though Midnight Special I think did a littleComing on Strong did have a particularly good scene with some fruit, but that was about it Both maintain a flirty tone and pacing, and Coming on Strong does end with a bitof a satisfying conclusion, though in large part it wasn't as earned as I would have liked Still, both stories have their strengths and I found that I enjoyed both, that they kept me reading and having fun The first part of Coming on Strong did drag a bit, but once I got through that it improved So indeed I liked this book, and appreciate the care that the author put into sending me everything It does make me want to try outof her works, and so at some point I might have to track some down Until then, though, this book earns a strong recommendation from me with four stars out of five. Midnight Special is the first book I have have had the pleasure to read by Tawny Weber I had been hearing good things about her work and it sounded so good I jumped at the chance to be able to host her promo tour as well as be able to review the book I am really glad I did too I really enjoyed Midnight Special, Tawny Weber has created some dynamic characters that I had a blast reading about Marni Clare is a strong, independent, and determined woman on a mission to make it as a big time news reporter She thinks the perfect story has fell into her, well her bed, when she ends up sharing a room on board a train with FBI agent Hunter Oh my goodness are these two hot together They not only are throwing off sparks these two create flames until they finally give into temptation Then they really produce some flames with some spicy scenes Hunter is on the mission to get the bad guy and get him good He really didn't plan on meeting up with Marni and falling so hard Of course there is a few problems along the way, like the fact he didn't know Marni was a reporter This also makes for some really interesting scenes.I found Tawny Weber's work to be a smooth read with a story that quickly caught my attention There is a bonus story along included with Midnight Special, Coming on Strong I am looking forward to reading that and sharing my thoughts with you on that soon So stay tuned for my review on that story soon This review was originally posted on my blog Reviews By Crystal. Midnight Special is the first book that I’ve had the pleasure of reading by Tawny Weber Her style of writing quickly drew me into the story Tawny does an excellent job of crafting a scintillating tale of two careerminded people who get caught by the scorching chemistry that sizzles between them Marni, a reporter who is on the trail of a story that she’s sure will jettison her career to the top, finds herself falling for the handsome FBI agent who has all the information she needs for her story Hunter, the FBI agent who doesn’t have time for commitments as he pushes himself to the top of his field, finds himself wildly attracted to Marni, the woman who he found sharing his berth on a film noir themed train The fire ignites as they find themselves sharing a cabin that is too small to contain the inferno that blazes between them.The characters are engaging and likeable, and the story line flows smoothly This book has it all – emotional tension, hot chemistry, sizzling heat, witty dialogue, steamy sex, and smoldering romance It is an enjoyable, entertaining read that will have you turning the pages as fast as you can Midnight Special grabbed my attention from page one and kept me enthralled until the last page I will be looking to readfrom this talented author I highly recommend this must read to all lovers of romance I received a copy of this book from Goddess Fish Tours in exchange for my honest review.Janna ShayAuthor of Fair Play Complete Novels forPrice! Midnight Special: A new sizzling Wrong Bed storySomewhere on the train is a key witness for a crime involving arson, murder and a highprofile businessman And reporter Marni Clare will do whatever it takes to get the story—even if it means crashing in a sleeper car that she's not sure she's reserved But when she wakes, she finds herself curled up with the man she's seeking…and he's hot enough to derail all her plans!FBI special agent Hunter won't complain about the wickedly hot blonde in his arms And maybe it's the medication he's on, but he's even agreed to share his room for the entire journey…It's a long trip in close quarters, and within days their berth becomes the scene of some steamy railway romps But is Marni just having fun…or is she taking Hunter for a ride?Reader favorite Coming On Strong: Runaway bride Belle Forsham intends to win her groom back—and she's going to start by showing him exactly what he's been missing… Midnight Special: In pursuit of a lead on a hot story, reporter Marni Clare crashes a Mystery Theme train to the West Coast and a sleeper car only to end up sleeping next to undercover FBI agent Hunter who is on his way there to testify against the crime mob boss she wants to uncover! In a small, cramped cabin with a single man and woman who have the hots for each other, well.I loved this story! It was facedpaced, wellcrafted and welldeveloped The mystery theme was great too!Coming On Strong: Following her aborted wedding to Mitch Carter six years previously, the last thing Belle Forsham ever expected was to be asked to arrange for the opening of his new luxury resort 100 miles outside of L.A.! Knowing that he wanted it to be THE place the rich and famous would want to come, Belle suggested a few things that would kick it up a notch and make it slightly naughty Of course, if Mitch needed demonstration of her ideas that would be fine too However, someone seemed to be sabotaging his opening and all signs are pointing to Belle.I had not read this book before but it was as welldeveloped as the first one.