Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A New Day at Midnight by Michelle Hiscox

A New Day at Midnight
by Michelle Hiscox

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: February 14, 2015
Publisher: Bookkus Publishing
ISBN-13: 9780991709496
Genre: PNR
Print Length: 268 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 When Merik Hearne finally lays claim to the woman that betrayed him, she inspires much more than his need for revenge—but is her love worth dying for again?
Condemned to play host to a demon, scarred Romani leader Merik Hearne has amassed a fortune with only one goal in mind—to possess Hannah Worthington, the traitorous beauty that has eluded him for over a decade. With an exchange of coin, everything he has been striving for is within reach but nothing is as he imagined. The tender, sharp-tongued woman he encounters tests the bounds of his convictions and he is torn between the promise of reckoning and longing for a love that once destroyed him.
Exchanged for a purse of gold and informed she is to be a slave, Hannah vows she has not survived a lifetime of loss only to whither under the likes of Merik Hearne. And she will do everything she can to make sure he knows it. Despite his overbearing manner, his fierce scars, and her own determination to escape him, she begins to see that something beautiful might lie beneath…something that belongs only to her. She must discover the angle from which the great lord plays before his dark desires consume them both.

As they struggle to find truth amid pasts marred by sorrow and secrecy, they are unaware that a vengeful apostle orchestrates the rise of a forgotten god—and the end of their chance at a life together.

A New Day at Midnight by Michelle Hiscox

A New Day at MidnightHannah’s life has been filled with more pain than pleasure, but when her father sells her to the Romani leader, she will begin a journey she could never have imagined with a dark and dangerous man who never meant let her be any more than a slave. Merik is on a mission to possess Hannah, to possess her spirit as revenge for her betrayal in another time. What he found was a spirited woman who knew how to truly touch him in so many ways. Hannah was a woman willing to see past the true monster he was, not only to gain her freedom but to unlock the hidden beauty and suffering he has closed off.

A New Day at Midnight by Michelle Hiscox is a very dark and elegant tale of two souls, pain, betrayal and the lust of a love that will never die. With strong characters, the years that pass within this tale are like still shots of Hannah becoming even stronger in her character as she becomes less naïve about the world around her as things of nightmares become real entities in her life. At first, one may find Merik to be off putting, to the point of coldly cruel, but his inner struggles become evident and one realizes the turmoil he is in. For so long he lived with bitterness, only to find it had been wasted efforts. Was it fate that finally brought these two together only to have happiness thwarted at every turn?

Michelle Hiscox has created a darkly shrouded world filled with secrets and empty souls looking to feel fulfilled. The unique strengths she gives each character as she weaves them throughout her tale makes this fantasy world come wretchedly alive. I asked myself if any of them could truly be happy, or was living with the secrets of the dark creature Merik had become too much to handle? Is there more in his family’s past to fear than Merik’s wrath? Were his quiet sacrifices for nothing or did they lead him to the one ray of light in his life, Hannah? This isn’t action and adventure, this tale is filled with heart, and moves along at a pace that perfectly embraces each scene. If you like mystery, darkness and romance that may be doomed by evil, than you will love each opulent setting, each word of dialogue and how the spark that glows brightly in one determined woman may be enough to force back that darkness. A haunting love story, indeed.

I received this copy from Michelle Hiscox in exchange for my honest review.

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