Book Review: Chasing Midnight by Shyloh Morgan & Alex Morgan


Title: Chasing Midnight

A Darkest Desires of Dixie Novel

Author: Shyloh Morgan & Alex Morgan




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Quinn Mason is a young Southern gentleman. Perhaps, gentleman is a stretch for how he lived his earlier years. He was the kid whose life seemed charmed, a popular athlete in high school who won a full scholarship. Life was on track for him until the death of his parents. In one terrible moment, Quinn went from having everything being everything for his young siblings. He left college, and used the money from his parent’s life insurance policy to buy a bar. The bar supported him and the kids, affording him the ability to give for them the life they were robbed of, even sending them to college.

Mhisery Bellemy has returned to Midnight, reluctantly. Her mother died, and she is left to take care of her drunken father, and the family cafe´. She had escaped the small town’s clutches as soon as she was of age, and swore never to return. Now, her siblings have turned to her, leaning heavily on her for help. The woman who got out of town and made a life she loves is now forced, by the bonds of family, and the weight of obligation, to return and give up what she had worked to build for herself.

These two are unlikely to cross paths, but chance throws them into the right place at the right time. Quinn’s brother is the catalyst that brings Mhisery into Quinn’s line of sight. And that’s all it took, one look and he knows he has to have her. The golden boy athlete is now drawn to the tall, tattooed woman stepping off the last bus into town.

Will Quinn ever have the woman he desires, and make her his own, or will she return to the life she loves far away from the small town of Midnight, and Quinn, or will she stay and make a life with the man she loves?

Chasing Midnight tells a story of love, friendship, and sacrifice. This talented duo, Shyloh & Alex Morgan, will rip your heart out and have you falling in love with the inhabitants of this quaint, quirky, town. Welcome to southern seduction, and the town of Midnight, where the Darkest Desires of Dixie become a reality.


My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

“Mhisery’s mind was full of logic, but her body and heart were refusing to cooperate.”

“If Quinn had wanted to take her mind off all the shit going on in her life, all he had to do was remove his shirt, and she was distracted.  If he lost the pants, she knew she would forget her own name, but if he made love to her, she knew she would know only his name.”

“He allowed her to be vulnerable, but he stood beside her so she could be strong.”

“As for giving you away, I couldn’t ever give you to someone.  I’ll let him borrow you for a lifetime though, as long as he treats you right.”


My Review:

I feel the need to take a deep breath and decompress after reading this highly addictive book.  It was intense with emotion, yet leisurely in telling the tale.  I was quickly sucked in and held on for dear life as I read and read and read – it’s a hella long book, but I wouldn’t have skipped a word.  The sensual scenes were volcanically hot and had me gasping like an air-borne guppy.  The story was well-written, rich with detail, and saturated with southernness.  I could smell the flowers, taste the sweet tea, and hear the drawl.  The characters were fully fleshed out and became familiar to me, so much so that I wanted to firmly pinch and/or pull the hair of several of them.  The writing was often somber and melancholy, yet insightful and observant, and contained some deeply moving and touching scenes that brought a lump to my throat – which is a rare event.  I fear my next Book Boy Friend will never be able to measure up to Quinn Mason, hmm, I just may have to switch genres…

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About the Authors:

Shyloh and Alex Morgan are a duet of authors who have written together for years. Both come from large families steeped in alpha males. Growing up in this environment allows them to truly grasp varying personalities and create a world of seduction that will completely consume a reader once they find them in a world the two have created.

Shyloh was born and raised in the south, and is a published author in her own right, with multiple titles to her credit. She comes from a large family in which she was the only female among all her brothers and cousins. She has a background in medicine working as a registered nurse before turning her attention to writing. She has several awards to her credit before she started embarking on this journey with Alex where have started showing readers that there is more than steamy weather in the south.

Alex was raised in a similar family and was surrounded by alpha males, giving them a unique understanding of various male personalities. Alex’s ability to turn a phrase and make, not only the reader, but the leading female in the novel swoon, has given readers a true glimpse into southern charm, as well as, southern seduction.

Both reside in the rural south currently, and enjoy spending time with their family and friends while they each participate in the running of their individual family farms. They each love horse riding, quiet nights beneath the stars with a cold drink, and general country life. But when the two authors collide and collaborate they create a world in which demons, humans, shifters, and vampires alike take the reader on the emotional ride of a life time.

Their characters show various strong personalities, while demonstrating the inner turmoil that is faced within the plot. They are skilled at creating characters that are multifaceted, making the reader explore the range of emotion that each character feels. Welcome to the worlds of their creation where the men are strong, powerful, charming, funny, and perfectly imperfect. Where the women are strong of will and heart, with a determination to rival any the reader has ever read.

Welcome to the worlds of Shyloh and Alex Morgan.

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