Published by Self-Published on March 1st 2016
Genres: Mystery, New Adult, Romance
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 Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Midnight Lily started out as a really strong 4.5 star read for me. I loved Holden’s struggle, the mystery surrounding Lily, and the way her love gave him the motivation to heal. Somewhere around the 70% mark though, the story seems to lose its way.
I couldn’t validate Lily’s actions and her grandmother is a constant irritant. Some of the dialogue between Lily and Holden also becomes rather trite. However, having two sympathetic protagonists you can root for is a huge plus, and the twists and unique plot definitely sucked me in. It’s a bit of a mindf@ck, but I was fairly satisfied with the conclusion – until the epilogue. Maybe I’m just too dense, but the epilogue was odd, confusing, and left me with too much of a View Spoiler »“Who Shot JR?” « Hide Spoiler feeling. It kind of ruined the entire story for me.
While Midnight Lily isn’t my favorite book by Mia Sheridan, I respect her creativity and I’m sure the story will resonate with many readers.