Midnight Choices (At Midnight #2)
Injured, weary, Duncan McClain had come home to forget....
To forget his last mission, to forget a friend had died. This should have been a time of healing for the haunted soldier, a time of peace. But then she walked in.
She was Gwen Van Allen. A fragile, sophisticated beautywho also happened to be the mother of his brother's secret son. She'd come to introduce little Zac...more
Duncan has been living in his family home, ever since he got shot in his special forces career as a sharp-shooter and lost his friend. He's been battling nightmares and then Gwen comes for a visit with her son Zach, so th ...more
Mostly I don't like child-I-didn't-know-I-fathered books, but this was unusual on a few different levels. First, the reason for the mom tracking down her son's dad: she just came thru an experience with breast cancer, and wants to be sure her son knows his father. Just in case. Second, it was unusual because it wasn't about 'getting back together for the sake of the kid'. It was very much about the needs of the parents, too... and what happens wh ...more
Theme – love, acceptance, moving forward
Ben McClain – when parents died at a dig (when he was 21), he left college and finished raising his 3 siblings. He is big, strong, black and white, right and wrong, opinionated, wants what is best for his siblings, but can be autocratic when he tells them what to do. He had a fling 5 years earlier when vacationing in Florida, and cut all ties when he found out she had a lot o ...more
This is a book about second chances. Both the male and female leads have faced death and come away from it changed. I wasn't sure how I would like the love triangle between Duncan, his brother Ben, and Gwen. The feelings and growing relationship were handled well, so I stopped worrying. As this was a serial romance, the story is condensed into a short time period and it did feel a little rushed.
While it wa ...more