REVIEW – MIDNIGHT LILY by Mia Sheridan

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SYNOPSIS

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.

*****Dee’s Review*****

4 Beautiful Stars****

(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

I’ve been thinking about how to write this review all day long, and I have come to the conclusion that it’s impossible to describe the story without spoiling it; the less you know the better it will be.

Mia Sheridan’s writing style is a beautiful and poetic as ever. She has a knack for creating remarkable stories that get under the reader’s skin and take over the heart.

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Have you ever felt a love that is so powerful that it makes you crazy? The kind that makes you feel like you can fly. It even feels like that love can guide you through the dark, and consumes your every action and thought. That type of special love is what these lovers found in the middle of a beautiful forest…

They found a love that makes them want to be the best they can be, so they can feel worthy of the other but in the same token, they are both flawed and ready to accept the other one for exactly who they are.

Their beautiful story was born in the night but it survived a lifetime…

Midnight Lily was a story that was difficult for me to understand, maybe I’ll never fully get it but I enjoyed it all the same. Mia Sheridan’s words always feel like velvet in my heart and anything she writes is decadent to me. Gorgeous story!!!!!

My Midnight Lily music playlist:
*I Was Made For Loving You by Tori Kelly
*Crazy In Love by Daniela Andrade
* Find You- Acoustic by Zedd

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*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

“I’m not afraid of the darkness. I’ve been there before. I’ll step into it willingly, unhesitatingly, and I’ll come find you.”

I have been a fan of Mia Sheridan for a while now. Her stories are so breathtakingly beautiful and I always get swept away by them. Midnight Lily was no exception but it definitely was so very different from the other books in theSigns of Love series. Be prepared to have your mind totally blown away by the time you finish reading it. I had thought the revelation at about the 54% mark was the true WTFmoment, but no, it is at the end that you totally will be left stunned. The ending left me sad. I know some people ended up really disliking the book and some loved. I’d say that I really liked it a lot but would have loved it if the ending had gone a different way.

You really need to go into this one blind. Spoilers will just ruin it for you. All I can say is that I really did love the hero and heroine. My heart broke for them. These two suffered unimaginable pain during their childhood which left lasting effects on their adult lives. But what is beautiful is that they found true love and happiness in each other.

What I advise is that you try to only read spoiler free reviews and don’t go on the Facebook discussion groups till you have read the book. Actually, the FB group will help you once you are done because I was quite confused by the time I finished the book. Even though I’m left feeling melancholy and bewildered, I really did like it. I guess that means I am a little crazy too!

 

 

*****Mel’s Review*****

4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Patty)

Holden Scott is a 25 yr. old NFL football player living in San Francisco. After losing someone close to him, his life has been on a downward spiral. He is merely existing with endless parties, meaningless sex, drugs & alcohol. His friends notice he’s in bad shape & that he needs to make some changes & get his life back on track. He’s lost it all, & isn’t doing well physically or emotionally. This rich superstar’s life has become tragic. Needing to get himself together, he agrees to stay at his friend Brandon’s remote cabin in Colorado. He’s dropped off & plans to spend four weeks in solitude where he can lay low, rest, & plan his comeback.

 

It’s just him & the wilderness, or so he thought. He see’s a beautiful girl in the woods one evening & doesn’t know if she’s even real. When he finally comes face to face with her, he learns his mystery woman’s name is Lily. They begin spending time together in the woods & Holden enjoys the simplicity of his time with Lily & being at the lodge. Lily feels drawn to Holden, & he feels peace & happiness when they are together. She makes him want to be a better person. He doesn’t feel worthy of her, but wants to be as they begin to fall for one another.

 

-I loved the man.

-I loved the man who’d looked at me like he wasn’t sure how I’d come to be his and was counting his lucky stars.

 

As the couple grows closer, Holden continues to struggle with his demons. They wonder where their relationship will be when the four weeks are over & Holden has to return to his life in the real world. This book is full of twists & turns and every time I thought I had things figured out I was wrong. Mia Sheridan’s brilliant writing & storytelling continues to amaze me! 😀

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