Midnight Lies by Ella Grace
Series: Wildfire Series #2
Published by Random House on 09/24/2013
Genres: Rom-Suspense
Pages: 368
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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The winds of fate have blown cruelly on a family that once had it all: money, power, prestige. The lives of three beautiful daughters were forever changed when, on a sultry night in Midnight, Alabama, a murder-suicide shattered the Wilde family. The girls grew up to live separate lives but now have returned home, each to face a danger no one can see coming.

Former homecoming queen Samantha surprised everyone by going into law enforcement, but beneath her tough façade lies a wary heart. The tragedy that struck her family is an ever-present reminder that nothing is ever as it seems. When the man she loves, Quinn Braddock, a doctor and Iraq war veteran, is accused of murder, Samantha assumes the worst. Brokenhearted, her confidence shattered, she returns to Midnight. Though exonerated, Quinn still feels the sting of Samantha’s doubt, but he can’t forget his feelings for her and follows her. Soon after his arrival, a shocking murder terrifies the town, and once again, Quinn is under suspicion. This time, Samantha will not turn her back on the man she loves—even if it means walking into a killer’s trap.

Midnight Lies by Ella Grace (Wildfire Series #2)

This is the second installment of the Wildfire Series.  This time we focus on Samantha Wilde – former cop and now 1/3 of the newly formed Wilde Security Agency.

It’s been a few weeks since the events that brought all three sisters back to Midnight, Alabama and the revelation that their parents were both murdered and did not die in a murder/suicide.  The culprits have been put away, and now they are trying to get on with their lives.

Samantha is also trying to get over the man she left behind in Atlanta.  The man she was falling in love with.  The man she lost in a moment of weakness when she believed, very briefly, that he murdered his ex-wife.  However, she quickly realized her mistake and did everything in her power to exonerate him.  The damage was already done, though, and after he uses her as a basic one-night stand, and they both say some hurtful things…well, it was time for her to get out and come back to the family she loves.

I just didn’t believe in the romance between Samantha and Quinn.  There was nothing that really made sense outside of them just not being able to get their heads out of their behinds and past their own issues in order to be a couple.  I really spent the book trying to figure out what either one saw in the other.  I spent the entire book wanting to read about Sabrina and her “friend” Ian.

Also, if you’ve worked as a detective and are trying to form a private investigation agency then you’d think you’d be a little more alert.  Like getting hit by a car because she’s walking at night, alone, down an unlit road.  You know bad guys are out there, what the heck woman?  Or not being able to figure out who’s really threatening her.  I do not want her investigating my case.  That’s all I’m saying.

Overall, I still like the series and want to read the next installment.  I mean the book was entertaining so I wouldn’t say don’t read it, it’s well written and the storytelling is good, it’s just the story I had issues with.

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