Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Review Tour + #Giveaway: Midnight Girl by Nora LeDuc @GoddessFish



Midnight Girl
by Nora LeDuc
GENRE: Mystery/Romantic Suspense


BLURB:

When a teenager mysteriously disappears in Hawick Falls, New Hampshire, Lisa Raynes fears her kidnapper, who recently escaped from prison, is hunting girls again. She also believes he’s targeted her for his next victim when she receives a threatening message. To add to her problems, her ex-boyfriend Travis Bodell, nephew of her captor, shows up in town. Five years ago, he promised to love Lisa forever, but he left her to start a new life. Trusting him was a mistake she will never repeat.

Bad boy Travis Bodell has a history of run-ins with the law. The police suspect he came back to aid his uncle, not to warn Lisa she’s in danger. With the investigation going nowhere, Travis focuses on Lisa who identifies with the missing teen and wants to find her. To keep Lisa safe, he offers to help her search. She refuses until loving memories of their past surface, and she finally accepts his proposal. Working together arouses strong feelings of attraction that neither will admit.

As time runs out for the kidnap victim, disturbing threats against Midnight Girl, Lisa’s online name, grow. She realizes the only way to stay alive is to open her heart and put her faith in Travis, but can she let go of her doubts and lingering hurt? Can the couple join forces and win against a cunning criminal fueled by hate?


Excerpt:


Lisa parted her lips to say something. Maybe she was going to protest about his wet clothes. No. He’d had enough talking. He bent and touched her mouth. He meant it to be a quick, stolen kiss, but as soon as he tasted her he wanted more. This might be his only chance.

She gripped his shoulders before her arms slid around him, tightening as though afraid he’d disappear. Forever they stood their tongues tangling together until he could take no more of the heat, the urgency. His fingers were entwined in her hair holding on to her. Never letting her go. The need to run his free hand over each part of her body and listen to her gasps grew into full-blown lust.

“Upstairs,” he said, his voice hoarse.

“Three floors?” She tipped her head back and raised her brows.

“Right.” Five years. Five years without her. He fisted the ends of her white button-down shirt in both his hands before whipping it open. Buttons popped off and dinged on the wooden surface. Underneath she wore a blue lacy bra. 

Banks’s entire unit couldn’t stop him now. He yanked off her top, tossed it aside, and swallowed to keep his tongue in his mouth. “Way too far.” He lowered Lisa stared up at him. Her brown eyes were full of questions and a sadness he longed to erase. Had she thought of him much during the years he’d been away?

She parted her lips to say something. Maybe she was going to protest about his wet clothes. No. He’d had enough talking. He bent and touched her mouth. He meant it to be a quick, stolen kiss, but as soon as he tasted her he wanted more. This might be his only chance.

She gripped his shoulders before her arms slid around him, tightening as though afraid he’d disappear. Forever they stood their tongues tangling together until he could take no more of the heat, the urgency. His fingers were entwined in her hair holding on to her. Never letting her go. The need to run his free hand over each part of her body and listen to her gasps grew into full-blown lust.

“Upstairs,” he said, his voice hoarse.

“Three floors?” She tipped her head back and raised her brows.

“Right.” Five years. Five years without her. He fisted the ends of her white button-down shirt in both his hands before whipping it open. Buttons popped off and dinged on the wooden surface. Underneath she wore a blue lacy bra. 

Banks’s entire unit couldn’t stop him now. He yanked off her top, tossed it aside, and swallowed to keep his tongue in his mouth. “Way too far.” He lowered them to the floor.


My Review:

Five years ago a man went to prison for kidnapping a young girl Lisa Raynes and now he has escaped. Lisa is afraid that he has returned to Hawick Falls to punish her for sending him to prison.

Lisa’s ex-boyfriend and nephew of her kidnapper left her five years ago to start a new life. Now five years later Travis Bodell is back and standing on her doorstop telling her that is uncle escaped and he is worried that he is on his way to Hawick Falls for Lisa.

When a teenage girl goes missing Lisa is afraid that her kidnapper is back and it is him that has taken the teen. When she starts to receive threatening message it scares her knowing that the man who kidnapped her is out there and looking for her.

Lisa is not on to sit around and do nothing so she starts an investigation of her own into the disappearance of the teenager. She knows what this girl is going through and is racing against the clock hoping to find her before it is too late.

Lisa’s ex-boyfriend is being accused of showing up in town to help his uncle. Travis has a reputation that is following him around from his youth. Lisa doesn’t think that Travis is involved with his uncle. Lisa knows what kind of person Travis is and just because he has made some mistakes in his past doesn’t make him a bad boy besides people change.

Lisa has come a long way since her kidnapping but at the same time she still has a lot to deal with. But she is a very brave girl to not think about her own feelings when another girls life hangs in the balance.

Lisa and Travis team up to help find the missing girl. Can they find her before it is too late? Can they prove that Travis is not here to help his uncle? Or is Travis’s uncle the kidnapper this time?

Midnight Girl was very fast paced read that hooked me from the first word. It is filled with lots of mystery and suspense on every page. It likes to hold onto all of its secrets not wanting to turn them loose keeping you flipping those pages to find out whodunit and how everything will connect in the end.

Midnight Girl is the first book in the Love & Mystery in the 6-oh-3 series that I have read and even though it is the fourth book in the series I never felt as if I was missing anything. I knew going in that it was the fourth book but was hoping that it wouldn’t matter and I was right it didn’t matter in the least even though we weren’t given much detail on Lisa’ kidnapping we got just enough so we wouldn’t feel as if we were missing out. But it would have been nice to have known more about their lives before.


I would recommend Midnight Girl to all fans of mystery and suspense with a little romance on the side. 



AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Nora grew up in rural New England and still lives here. She has enjoyed combining my love of true crime shows with her imagination to produce romantic suspense and mysteries that you keep you guessing.

You can find Nora on her website
Follow Nora on Facebook  and Amazon


Giveaway:

$25 Amazon/BN GC




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9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nora LeDuc said...

Thank you for hosting me today and reading my book!!

lildevilgirl22 said...

What a interesting plot.

Nora said...

HI Lildevilgirl22, I love plot so I spend a lot of time working on mine. BTW, love your name.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a good book!

Nora said...

Hi Victoria. Good to see you and for stopping in.

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