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This wasn’t the adventure she’d signed up for…
A sexy boss, a rough crossing, and pirates—all Brylie Winston wanted was a job to help her earn money to buy her own restaurant. She hopes to earn it by working as a chef on a cruise to Antarctica. But she’s slept with her boss, which throws her off-balance even more than the rough seas and warnings of pirates in the area. And
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Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published June 6th 2011
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MBR
Midnight Sun is the latest contemporary romantic suspense release by M. J. Fredrick. Midnight Sun starts in a deceptively simple manner and lulls the reader into a false sense of security before the adventure aspect of the novel kick starts with a bang and refuses to let up until towards the very end. The story starts off with Brylie Winston leaving the hotel room in Hobart, Australia where she spends the night with a man for the first time in a year and half, always paying heed to the caution t ...more
Radella
May 06, 2012 Radella rated it really liked it
Quite honestly, it's a cheesy book... but it really does read like the sort of cut-rate action movie that Steven Seagal would star in (and parts did remind me slightly of his Under Siege movie).
Brylie is the chef on a cruise ship bound for Antarctica. Her dad's the captain, which makes things a bit awkward when she accidentally sleeps with the owner of the ship. She thought it was a one night stand... Marcus Devlin is the habitually short-tempered screw up of the Devlin clan. He's got money beyo
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Piper Denna
Aug 21, 2011 Piper Denna rated it it was amazing
Ever do something one night, and regret it the next day?

From the moment Marcus wakes up to find Brylie gone, he misses her. And from the moment later in the day when Brylie discovers hottie Marcus--her hook-up from the night before--is actually her boss, she knows this voyage is going to be trouble. Brylie’s got more reason than “office politics” to be wary of a relationship with a silver-spooned snowboarder who has the power to fire her from her job as head chef aboard a tourist ship to Antarc
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Brylie Winston and Marcus Devlin, two strangers in the night that pass said night in a bout of wild passionate sex. Brylie sneaks out while Marcus is asleep and goes to her job as chef on a cruise ship heading to Antarctica. Marcus wakes up and instead of being relieved that Brylie is gone, he decides he needs to find her. Only first he needs to show up for a cruise (run by his family) to Antarctica, his family’s idea of punishment for doing something stupid. To his surprise, Brylie is his emplo ...more
Anne OK
Apr 26, 2012 Anne OK rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
Love, exciting and new
Come Aboard. We're expecting you.
Love -- life's sweetest reward.
Let it flow, it floats back to you.

Love Boat soon will be making another run
The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure,
Your mind on a new romance.


A one-night stand -- that was all it was supposed to be! With no plans for a repeat performance, she slips out of his hotel room before dawn. So how and why is he now standing on deck of the Ice Queen as she boards the cruise ship
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Deborah
Jul 15, 2011 Deborah rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Once I started, it was difficult for me to put down. I've read so many romance books that after a while, many of them seem the same: same plot rehashed, same story twists, same predictability, etc. Happily, that was NOT the case with this book! Ms. Fredrick comes up with the most interesting plots that have not been over-done. I mean, how many romances set in Antarctica have you read??? This book has it all: sexy romance, modern day pirates, action, and adventure! I've read 4 ...more
Geraldine
Apr 30, 2012 Geraldine rated it did not like it
Shelves: free-ibook-books
Another typical free iBook. This one was however better written and the storyline was different to other books
Hbeebti
Jan 21, 2013 Hbeebti rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebies
3.5 This kinda reminded me of a made for TV movie.
Hayley
Nov 29, 2011 Hayley rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story full of passion, suspense and action - even with a few pirates thrown in!

I love the way it started with Brylie running out on Marcus and I imagined that the story was going to see him try and track her down - I didn’t imagine that she was going to be the head chef on the boat owned by his family that they have sent him on to try to keep him from getting into trouble. Unfortunately for Marcus, trouble was on it’s was to find him.

I love the first introductory scenes especially wh
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Marianna
May 11, 2012 Marianna rated it liked it
Ok. So I read this book in two days because it was a nice story line and had quiet a bit of suspense for a romance novel. HOWEVER, whoever published it needs to hire better proof readers. It was very distracting to stop and re-read a sentence because of a typo. I would have given this book either 4 or 5 stars because I really did enjoy it, but the typo problems really distracted me, taking away from the whole reading experience.
Kristy
Apr 30, 2012 Kristy rated it liked it
This book was entertaining but not really anything more. It is a quick and easy read. The characters are likable. I found it entertaining but I wanted more out of it. I felt like the author told me how the characters were feeling and didn't show me.

All in all it was a well written book that kept me entertained. It was quick and easy.
Tamsin
May 10, 2012 Tamsin rated it liked it
This would make a good movie. Also, the description of this book should include that the entire book is based on pirates that take hostage a cruise ship. There is a lot of action and twists, but the two main characters "need to survive" is a main theme in the plot. A different story from what I was expecting, but it kept my attention till the end.
Sarah
May 18, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
This is a Kindle free book that I randomly downloaded when I was playing with my new Fire. To be honest, I had low expectations. So I was happy to get sucked into the plot and find myself really enjoying the story. I found a lot of poor editing (stupid typos) and I thought it ended rather abruptly, but overall, I quite liked it :)
Dianna Hardy
Aug 19, 2011 Dianna Hardy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who like action with their romance.
Recommended to Dianna by: Indie Books List
This was a really good read. The whole thing reminded me of "Die Hard", but where the romance is a main focus, as well as the action. It's a fun read, and the tension during the action scenes was well written. Would recommend.
Carrie
3.5*
Grade B/B-

Over enjoyable short romantic suspense with likable characters and interesting suspense plot. A few unbelievable plot choices hold it back from being really great, but it's definitely worth reading. I've enjoyed everything I've read by this author so far.
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
I enjoyed this book. It was sweet, sexy, action packed and I loved the H/h in it. It was a freebie so I was worried it would be a dud but it ended up being a very enjoyable read.
Lindsay
Sep 21, 2011 Lindsay marked it as to-read
Amazon Freebie 01/18/2013
Amy
I'm not really sure where to begin with this review, because my brain, much like this story, has WAY too much going on to actually process anything...but I'm going to try to muddle through this book review the way I muddled through reading this book.

I agree with an earlier reviewer of this book...the plot seems like a badly written Steven Segal or Jean Claude van Damme movie (except those are pretty much always badly written movies, so suspend disbelief here and say some of them were great, for
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Stella
Dec 19, 2011 Stella rated it really liked it
Midnight Sun was an unexpected surprise: besides the gripping storyline I was expecting it also delivered a very well developed and beautifully structured romance. I have to applaud M.J. Fredrick for managing to maintain the tension all throughout the story and never letting it fade or become dull. No, that certainly cannot be said of Midnight Sun, which is a thrilling, make-your-pulse-race kind of story!

I think one of the highlights of Midnight Sun is how well M.J. Fredrick developed her charac
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Meg
May 04, 2012 Meg rated it liked it
Recommends it for: romance fans who know nothing about Antarctica
Recommended to Meg by: Kindle freebie
For a cheesy romance about pirates in Antarctica, this book was better than I expected! ...from a cheesy romance. For a book set in Antarctica, you should look elsewhere if you have any knowledge of the region at all (e.g. you've looked at a map of Antarctica)!

There's enough background to make the characters somewhat realistic, and the romance is reasonably believable (as cheesy romance plots go). The rest of the plot? Yeah, pretty far-fetched, but what were you expecting from a romance novel ab
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Isela Gutierrez
Mar 10, 2016 Isela Gutierrez rated it really liked it
An ordinary trip Brylie has been taking over the summer each year. Cruising through the waters of Antarctica as a chef is joined by her father, the pilot of the cruise.She never expected to have to avoid the boss of the ship or for the boat to be hostage by certain pilots, but that's exactly what happened that summer. Brylie has made it her rule to not get involved with boys and their charm, but she can't seem to stay away from the charms of a certain snowboarder. After a night of drinking they ...more
April
This is a really interesting contempo romance. There is a lot going on and it definitely keeps things hopping.

The story kicks off with a little walk of shame. Brylie is a complex lady who both owns her sexuality and hides from it. She has a fun sassy streak and makes dishy Playboy Marcus work for her love.

The bedroom door is mostly open but not hugely detailed. They definitely get frisky and steam a few times, but all were appropriately timed. I hate when there is a life or death situation and c
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Melissa
Jan 31, 2016 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Spoiler Alert!!!!
Brylie ran away from New York after learning her boyfriend was married, and his wife black listed her from being a chef anywhere. She went to work on a cruise ship that her father was that captain. Several years later, the night before the next cruise she gets tires of feeling lonely and has a one night stand. Next day she finds out the guys is Marcus, the youngest son of the cruise ship owner, that is joining them on the cruise. He's been put there to avoid learn the family bus
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Tina
Apr 27, 2012 Tina rated it liked it
This book certainly was an entertaining adventure! Not really my style, but I enjoyed it for the most part. What I really would have loved to see done differently was all the plots pulled together more cohesively. As it is it goes pre-pirates/post-pirates/pre-rescue crash/post-rescue crash, then the end. But wait! The romance! Let's throw a HEA in there with a pretty bow on top! Although, I'm not sure if there is even a HEA… there's no declarations of love or anything.

But yeah, it would have bee
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Tonileg
Jan 23, 2013 Tonileg rated it it was ok
Contemporary romance with lots of Pirate action on a cruise ship to Antarctica.
Miss Brylie Winston is a cute redheaded chef that is has been working the Antartica cruise ship (where her fater is Captine) for a few years, so this year should be like all the others, except the night before it begins she finds herself having the best sweet sexy time with a stranger that she met at a bar. Something that she would never do, but there is always an exception to the rule and she is a bit desperate afte
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Gabriela
Running, all Brylie Winston seemed to be good at, you would think. Getting ready to take a voyage on the ship she works on as a chef after her semester in New York at one of the best culinary school in the states, she is at a bar in Hobart, Australia when she goes home with Marcus Devlin, little did she know, he is one of her many bosses. Waking up early the next morning to ensure Marcus that she does not do that often, she leaves to board the ship when she see and the all to familiar face and b ...more
Wanda
Dec 01, 2013 Wanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-mystery
A quick read but intense. It begins with a one night stand in a hotel room after which the young woman slips out to return to her job as chef on a cruise ship bound for Antarctica(yes, they have cruises to Antarctica---who knew!)What to her surprise to find her playmate of the previous evening not only on the ship but he is a member of the family that owns the cruise line-add to the measure of awkwardness is the fact that her father is the ship's captain.

Before the cruise is out of port two days
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Cassandra Davis
Jul 10, 2012 Cassandra Davis rated it really liked it
I picked up this book because I needed a break from biographies and sci-fi. I am very glad I bought it!

Format: 5 stars
This book was well formatted with no obvious errors. Chapter and ToC hyperlinks all worked correctly.

Plot: 4 stars
The plot was engaging and moved quickly enough to keep me entertained without being ridiculously brief. The descriptions of the cruise ship were vivid enough that I could easily imagine where the characters were at any given time.

Characters: 4 stars
I liked that the he
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Debbie
May 25, 2013 Debbie rated it really liked it
What a unique setting--a cruise ship to Antartica! Of course she had me at pirates, even if they weren't the swashbuckling, hero version. Ms. Fredrick strikes a good balance between action and romance. My only complaint? I wish this story had been longer and taken time to expand more of the setting, action, and romance. However, that wish didn't diminish my enjoyment of the story. I flew through the pages. NOTE: I read this book as part of 3 suspense stories combined in one package and written b ...more
Kathleen Crowell
May 17, 2012 Kathleen Crowell rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the suspense and action in the early part of this book. I'd say around the halfway point it started to get less "believable." How many times could these two characters come so close to death in such a dramatic way in one of the remotest parts of the world?! Seriously, Marcus was pretty seriously injured several times and was "freezing to death" and he was still getting sexually turned on--maybe a guy would say it's possible, but I really don't buy it--that annoyed me. Also, the ...more
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