Book Review: Lora Leigh’s Midnight Sins

Posted September 17, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Lora Leigh’s Midnight Sins

Midnight Sins


Lora Leigh

romantic suspense that was published by St. Martin Paperbacks on August 2, 2011 and has 389 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Styx's Storm, Moving Violations, Cops and Cowboys, B.O.B.'s Fall, A Wish a Kiss a Dream, "Dragon Prime", Primal, Live Wire, Navarro's Promise, Forbidden Pleasure, Beyond the Dark, Black Jack, Tempting the Beast, Dangerous Pleasure, Maverick, Man Within, Wild Card, Tied with a Bow, Lawe's Justice, Legally Hot, Deadly Sins, Stygian's Honor, Surrender to Fire, Nauti Temptress, Submission & Seduction, Wicked Sacrifice, Secret Sins, Nautier and Wilder, Shameless Embraces, Wicked Pleasure, Only Pleasure, Guilty Pleasure, Wicked Lies, Twin Passions, Nauti Enchantress, Shattered Legacy, Intense Pleasure, Knight Stalker, Enthralled, Secret Pleasure, Rule Breaker

First in the Heroes and Heartbreakers erotic suspense series set in the Colorado mountains.

My Take

The first in a new series that I will avoid. I eventually found myself hoping that the heroine would be killed so I wouldn’t have to listen to her anymore. Sure, the hero would have been bummed, but, trust me, he’d be so much better off. Not that he has been impressing me much either. The best I can say for the hero, Rafe, is he’s stubborn and very considerate. Seems to be a good lover.

The only reason I kept going was to find out why the boys have been so abused. Seems I’ll have to wait for Deadly Sins in March 2012 which I’ll read only if I forget by then how irritated I was with Midnight Sins.

The Story

The beginning sets the background for the meat of this story. After suffering the loss of her husband, Jaymi takes up with his best friend, Rafe Callahan, the man Tye had asked to care for his wife in every way if something should happen to him. They both know this affair is temporary. Jaymi especially wants to end it because she has come to realize how much her little sister, Cami, loves Rafe.

The rest of the story jumps from encounter to encounter with Rafe. Always with Cami fleeing before he wakes. Christ, she spends all her time in between whining about how she’ll never be with him again. That it will just be so awful when he leaves her so there’s no point in being with him. So, instead, she makes herself incredibly miserable for 8 years. Please, explain to me how this makes sense??

Towards the end of this story, she keeps driving him away from her. Telling him she never wants to see him again. Then she whines about how he never comes around. Gawd, who wants to read this crap!

The Characters

Cami Flannigan is a teacher now and still fascinated by Rafe. She’s never told Rafe of the child they conceived and lost.

Rafer Callahan along with his cousins, Crowe and Logan, was orphaned at an early age when all of their parents had an accident in the mountains on their way home from seeing a lawyer about a resort they had planned for their mutual ranches. The location of that accident was the exact same place where their grandparents had also had an accident. While their mothers had been the jewels in their families’ eyes, after their deaths, their grandfathers turned on the very young boys and have made their lives absolute hell. Due to their financial clout, they forced the entire town to treat the boys brutally. Luckily, one member of their family, their Uncle Clyde took them in and raised them.

Cami’s parents, Mark and Margaret Flannigan, are monsters. Mark isn’t even her father and has always treated Cami like dirt. Her mother never stood up for her, never loved her, but retreated into pills and booze to avoid having to react. Her sister, Jaymi, did love her and never understood her parents’ attitude. That love however died when Jaymi was murdered. Betrayed by a friend to a serial killer. The only family Cami has known since then has been her Uncle Eddie and Aunt Ella. Knowing Leigh, they’re probably the driving force behind everything.

The Cover and Title

The cover is the almost full-faces of a couple, I’m assuming Rafe and Cami. Both gorgeous. The tagline, “One Man. No Regrets.” is such a lie. All Cami does throughout the story is have regrets. The closest I can come to figuring out how the title applies is that it refers to Rafe and Cami’s undercover visits to each other or that all the Midnight Sins in this town are in the dark.