Holden Scott is the prince of professional football. At least he was before he lost it all . . . or more to the point, before he threw it all away. Now he’s out of a job, out of the public’s good graces, and perhaps just a little out of his mind. So when a friend offers up his remote lodge in the wilds of Colorado, giving Holden some time away to get his life back on track, he can hardly say no. The last thing he expects is to see a beautiful girl in the woods—one wearing a white, lace dress who appears in the moonlight, and leaves no footprints behind. Is she a dream? A ghost? A product of his muddled imagination? Or something entirely different?
Midnight Lily is the haunting love story of two lost souls reaching for each other in the dark. A tale of healing, acceptance, and the worlds we create to protect our own hearts. It is a story of being lost, of being found, and of being in the place between.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY VIRGO. Non-Paranormal, New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I’m going to give you a piece of advice that I wish would have been given to me when I started reading this book: Clear your schedule. I’m dead serious. Start this book when you have a solid block of time so you can read it cover to cover – because you will want to. You may find it impossible to put down, actually. So, do yourself a favor and do what you have to do to make time for this one.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I have to say that I’m unsure how Mia Sheridan continues to do it. I don’t want to insult her incredible writing talent, but this just isn’t natural. How do you write story after story that is just as captivating as or even more captivating than the one before it. When I write reviews for her books I always find myself saying that it can’t get any better but it inevitably does – she’s amazing.
Midnight Lily is like nothing I’ve ever read by her before. It’s a book that can be easily spoiled so I will give you the simple plot wrap up: Holden is an ex-football player with problems – drugs being one of them. He recently lost his best friend and that sent him down the rabbit hole and he’s found himself in the middle of nowhere Colorado at a friend’s cabin so that he can try to get better. As he’s struggling with his inner demons he sees a girl at the edge of the forest and is instantly intrigued, but he’s not sure if she’s real or not. Well, they finally meet up and suffice to say, she is real. And this is where this entirely unexpected story begins.
There were a few points in this story where I feel like I experienced that moment that happens in cartoons sometimes where the cartoon’s character’s eyes pop out of their head. That was me. Because there were moments in this book that I didn’t see coming, at all. And it started from about halfway and didn’t stop until the end. I’m telling you, you will not want to put it down.
As with her other books, the characters are what drive the story. They are tragic, their pasts painful, and she writes them so beautifully that you get wrapped up in their story. You’re sad when they’re sad, you’re happy when they’re happy, you feel giddy when they feel giddy and you feel loss when they feel loss. It’s amazing how she seems to do that with every single character she writes, but just know if that’s something you’ve appreciated about her books in the past you will not be disappointed here. And the story is quite the adventure – that will surprise you, I think.
Now I just feel like I’m doing just rambling on and gushing about this book – rambushing? Gusbling? Anyway, this book is awesome and you must buy it and read it so that I can talk to all of you about it. It’s one of those books – you have to talk about it. So, hurry up!!!
Oh, and 5 stars – but more if I could!