Be My Midnight Kiss (Large Print Edition): Sweetgrass Springs Stories

Be My Midnight Kiss (Large Print Edition): Sweetgrass Springs Stories

by Jean Brashear

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Overview

When a woman with no faith in love meets the quintessential nice guy determined to breach her mile-high walls, sparks fly as both fight a decidedly unwelcome but equally unavoidable attraction.

Steph Hargrove was a bombshell, a sexy, intrepid woman operating in the business world with guts, brains and daring. She was accustomed to going after whatever she wanted until a man she called friend betrayed her and the company she’d helped build—and nearly killed her in the process. Since that time, she’s been a shadow of the wild, wicked woman who’d carved a swath through her world.

Gavin O’Neill is an artisan with wood, a gardener, a restorer of battered homes and a savior of strays. When first he meets the wounded woman who postures as invincible and worldly, the sadness in her eyes draws him even more than her lush figure does. However she insists otherwise, he sees that she needs the kindness and friendship he can give to her while he’s waiting for the woman of his dreams, who will be small and soft and sweet, different in every way from the woman he keeps returning to see.

Yet while he’s not interested in the virago and she refuses to be nurtured, a potent attraction keeps them circling each other. And while they’re busy listing the reasons they’re unsuited, something powerful is growing between them.

New Year’s Eve is for lovers and new beginnings…will these two stubborn souls take the risk?

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth.” ~ #1 NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942653752
Publisher: Jean Brashear
Publication date: 10/14/2018
Series: Texas Heroes , #25
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author of over 50 novels, including the popular TEXAS HEROES series, a five-time RITA finalist and RT BOOKReviews Career Achievement Award winner, Jean Brashear knows a lot about taking crazy chances. A lifelong avid reader, at the age of forty-five with no experience and no training, she decided to see if she could write a book. It was a wild leap that turned her whole life upside down, but she would tell you that though she's never been more terrified, she's never felt more exhilarated or more alive. She's an ardent proponent of not putting off your dreams until that elusive 'someday'-take that leap now.

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Be My Midnight Kiss: Sweetgrass Springs Stories (Texas Heroes, #25) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story about finding love when you don’t believe in it, in a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business and gets right into the mix of it. Steph knows there are no lasting relationships all she has to do is look at her parents to know this is true. She is a very strong woman but at the same time weak. She isn’t about to let a man take over her life and tear her world apart. That is until Gavin walks in and turn her world upside down. He is so strong and knows just how to get to the lady. Oh he would love to find love and the woman of his dreams but it sure isn’t Steph. Gavin has been told she is a man eater, one nightstand only. He believes this for a while that is until he sees the real her and the pain she hides from everyone else. Gavin has one rule let the other men go, or he walks, she has one rule never giving up playing the field. When these two meet there are some very delightful baiting as they dance around each other demanding to have their way. Mr. Dove’s narration he pulls you in with a very strong and powerful voice. There are no background noises or repeating of words just a wonderful delightful listen. If any breaks were taken I could not tell he just delivers a very clean, clear and power audio. His tones are outstanding you can feel the passion, excitement coming right out of your speakers. His male voices are a wonderful as his female. You always know who is talking and what they are feeling. His normal voice is just a delight to listen to as he gives you the facts pulling you in to a world that has gone crazy. You can tell he has put a lot of thought into each character the voices fit them so well. He gives just enough pause, to let what he just read sink in giving it a powerful impact on the listener. Mr. Dove knows how to pull you in taking you on a ride that will leave you holding your breath wanting to pull the characters out of the story to keep them safe. His Performance is one of the best narrators I have listened to. I know when I see his name it is going to be a wild exciting ride. I thought the author gave a wonderful story that shows excitement, pain and just what bought that all about. There are a few stories inside of this story that really holds your attention making you want to go back and read their stories. I just loved the humor and how Gavin handled Steph. I would be just like her if he called me sweetheart in the tones he did. You will laugh and chuckled your way through, I found this to be a delightful listen that really pulled me in. I honestly didn’t want it to end I was having so much fun. I don’t know which one of them was more shocked at finding they fell in love with the opposite of what they thought they wanted. It was a wonderful listen that I couldn’t put down and plan to listen to it again. It is well worth your time. I do hope you will give this a listen.
sugmadsdream More than 1 year ago
Gavin and Steph are a very unlikely match made by a friend, known for her group of "losers" she invites to her family celebrations. Neither Gavin nor Steph like each other and end the night with heated words. But Gavin pursues Steph, although she is adamant that she has no interest in a relationship with him. Gavin is a product of a loving family; Steph never knew love and doesn't believe in it. Even becoming friends is a battle. I really liked this book , because it's not an easy romance. The sexual tension is high, but they don't jump into bed immediately. That's because they're too busy fighting for control of the relationship. Oh, how I wished so many times that I could get ahold of Steph and shake her! Of course, they do split up when they can't resolve issues. I was most surprised by Gavin's "Aha Moment" near the end of the book. He evolved and Steph opened up. Mr. Dove does an excellent job of narrating; he portrays both male and female voices equally well. He has a quite mellow voice. I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. Great series. Highly recommend
JigsawGirl More than 1 year ago
I didn't like Steph, and then I did. The characters are so well written, that I completely got Steph's fear and Gavin's frustration. Neither of those things kept me from rooting for their HEA. Jean Brashear made her characters come alive. Stephanie's vulnerability stood out like a beacon, and you couldn't help but feel her pain. Gavin was strong, patient, and caring, but still able to stand up to Steph's sarcasm. I enjoyed the secondary storyline with Michael and Laken, and getting to revisit the people of Sweetgrass. On top of all of this, the book was funny. I spent so much time either laughing or smiling. This was definitely a feel good book. The wedding scene with Georgia and Maisie was too cute. I have no problems recommending this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Believable characters and good dialogue combined with being able care about the outcome.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation Be My Midnight Kiss is the 25th book in the Texas Heroes series by Jean Brashear and this book like all the others makes you want to find your own Sweetgrass Springs! ! Stephanie Hargrove is a partner with Jackson Gallagher in his company Enigma Games but has suffered a traumatic event and now trying to find her way back to the dynamic woman she was being a loner but not alone. Gavin O’Neill is someone who has had love in his life with family and friends. He has always been a person who sees into people and tries to restore those who are wounded. When he meets Stephanie she is just such a person and wants to help her find her way back to life...but can these two totally opposites with off the charts attraction for each other find a way to their HEA or will Stephanie refuse his help and continue to just be alone??
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I want to move to Sweetgrass Springs and bask in the love of this Texas town that warms my heart every time I visit. Gavin O'Neill has a gregarious nature and an abundant love of life that I found absolutely irresistible. He's a big man with a huge heart that's filled with compassion for town newcomer Steph Hargrove, a party girl who scoffs at marriage and prefers the anonymity of a one night stand. Gavin is attracted to her and he just can't resist the challenge of uncovering the softness Stephanie hides behind her antagonistic personality. She's bound and determined to spend her life alone while she keeps her heart locked away, but there's no way Stephanie can resist Gavin's Irish charm. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my unsolicited and voluntary review are completely my own.
Tarri More than 1 year ago
Be My Midnight Kiss by Jean Brashear is the latest addition to the Sweetgrass Springs, Texas, books. It is the story of Stephanie Hargrove and Gavin O'Neill. Stephanie, who was introduced in an earlier book, is still reeling from the past and Gavin, who is a friend of Stephanie's friends. Sparks fly, but Stephanie is not a fan of commitment, so she resists. All of Jean Brashear's books are great to read. Her characters are, for the most part, wounded until they meet “the one” and the way the author brings them together is always fun for the reader. All of the books are standalone books, but the characters from Sweetgrass Springs always pop up in the new books. If you enjoy a story with likable characters, good plots, a small town filled with gorgeous down home Texas cowboys (most of whom are not really cowboys), and loyal friendships, Sweetgrass Springs is the place to go. I was given an ARC of Be My Midnight Kiss, I chose to leave this review. All impressions are my own.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
You can never go wrong when you pick up a book by Ms Brashear. This story gives us Steph Hargrove and Gavin O’Neill. These two are opposites but have a definite attraction. A bumpy road to be had. Will they be able to overcome their differences or will they be able to reach their HEA? A story that will keep you on your toes. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely your own.