Lilah Owens is returning to her hometown
after trying to make it as an actress. She is also now the
proud mother of one obnoxious and extremely irritating
adolescent hell bent on making Lilahís life miserable.
Minutes from their destination, Lilah finally gives in to
Breeís whining about a bathroom break and while there she
comes into contact with a ghost from her past, former bad boy
and now businessman, Gus Hoffman. Now all she has to do is
convince him that she wasnít trying to steal but above all,
how was she going to keep Sabrina, the girl to whom she is now
a guardian, a secret?
Gus Hoffman just saw seventeen years pass
him by in the eyes of Lilah Owens, the girl or rather, the
woman he used to love. Run out of town years ago for being a
thief, Gus no longer abides anything untruthful or
underhanded. He knows that Lilah has a secret but when he
finds out what it is he is so devastated that he is quite
frankly unsure if he will ever be able to forgive her.
Hopefully the love he feels for Lilah will be enough but then
again, it just might not be.
Once More at Midnight
caught me off guard. Reading the blurb on the back cover did
not do this book justice at all. Full of high-octane emotions
and secrets that could have life altering effects, Once
More at Midnight was often times quite tumultuous to
read. First of all, I wanted to give Sabrina a spanking for
being such a teetotal brat. I really did not like how she was
portrayed. Secondly, Lilahís inability to be up front and
verbally coherent with Gus was somewhat annoying. Gus, on the
other hand, was truly the party that was harmed. Not only was
he run out of town years ago, but also the fact that he was a
father could have been told to him in several different ways
that would have been just as poignant as was needed but
without all the female hysterical drama.
I didnít enjoy Once More at
Midnight like I was hoping I would. I have read
previous books penned by Wendy Warren and was entertained by
them. I just did not enjoy the dramatics of this one.