By: Tara Quan
Heat Level: 4 FLAMES (Erotic)
Rating: 5 STARS
Reviewed by: Kristin Arpin
I have thoroughly enjoyed all 3 books in this series. Fireworks at Midnight was no exception. I only wish it was longer. The others were a little more humourous than this one but this particular novel had more suspense and a more natural flow for Dulcina (Sweets) and Mikal (her best friend’s older brother) to fall in bed with each other. After all, they have known each other for most of their lives and Sweets has had a crush on Mikal since puberty. Mikal’s feelings have been very much the same since he realized she wasn’t a teenager anymore as well. However, he is an enforcement agent who could get her in trouble for her precognitive abilities she has not registered as having and her secret extracurricular activities at night in the big city. When Mikal finds out, she will be in a world of trouble. Mikal is so overprotective but in a way that makes him incredibly sexy and irresistible. Dulcina is so worried about the rumors of what the enforcement agency does to pre-cogs though that she keeps avoiding the situations that result in them kissing as she sees them in advance. I love how he can use his air elemental powers in ways I had never considered. Very hot. I do wish this had been expanded into a longer novel though. There were so many elements introduced that could have made this more suspenseful and drawn out the hotness just a little tantalizingly longer without compromising the story.
Recent college graduate and part-time cat familiar Dulcina “Sweets” Gato is having the worst New Year’s Eve in living memory. End of year expenses trigger serious cash flow problems, and her microwave just went up in smoke. To make matters worse, her best friend’s overprotective big brother is back in town, and his return threatens to put a huge crimper on her nocturnal activities. The only thing she can look forward to is Madame Eve’s 1-Night Stand service. After all, she’s sick and tired of being a 21-year-old virgin.
Enforcement Agent Mikal Knight is a warlock on a mission. Having finally scored a transfer to Washington, D.C., he’s now at liberty to pursue the object of his desires—his baby sister’s best friend. But first, he has a vigilante to track down and a mysterious matchmaking service to investigate. Sent on an undercover operation, he resigns himself to a pointless 1-Night Stand on New Year’s Eve. As luck would have it, his mystery date’s identity might let him kill several birds with one stone.