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Kiss Me at Midnight

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  363 Ratings  ·  99 Reviews
Her New Year’s resolution was seduction.

Doctor Ashley Hanes has one mission and one mission only—end her annoyingly long dry streak and ring in the New Year with a bang. Literally. When her long lost and oh-so-sexy ex-best friend, Ethan Pierce, shows up as if he hadn’t broken her heart all those years ago, suddenly she doesn’t want to bring home just any man. She wants Eth
Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published December 30th 2013 by Entangled: Flaunt
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♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
4.5 sweet-hot stars!

Kiss Me at Midnight proves that less is sometimes more. In this case, 100 or so pages less than the usual book length. This novella was packed with likable and endearing characters, witty dialogue, great chemistry between the two MCs and steamy, steamy sex.

The story...
Ashley Hanes and Ethan Pierce both wanted the same thing on New Year's eve. They want uncomplicated no strings attached sex. But not with each other though. For one, Ethan Pierce broke Ashley's heart back in hi
Jan 05, 2014 Kara rated it really liked it
A quick ESR (easy sexy romantic). Full of lust and steam!!

**ARC provided from the publisher via Netgalley**
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

ARC provided through NetGalley for an honest review.

This was just okay for me. I wasn't really engaged with Ash and Ethan. I didn't really get a sense of exactly why Ash needed to stay in that small town, though she didn't want to. And although I got Ethan's issue with the town, it was a little intense for someone who seemed to physically overcome his awkward stage.

It was a quick read and cute in places, but that was it for me.
Cute, sweet friends to lovers. Just reinforces that the things that happen to you in high school stay with you through adulthood. Ethan and Ashley were best friends until they aren't. All of a sudden Ethan is no longer speaking to Ashley and she doesn't know why. Fast forward nine years later Ashley is a physician and Ethan an IT guy who has moved to California. Ethan was a nerd and was bullied in school and hates the town so left as soon as he could. He's visiting for the holidays. Ashley is st ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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Kiss Me at Midnight is an unbelievably HOT romance over nine years in the making. Ashley Hanes and Ethan Pierce were the best of friends in high school, until one day all of that changed. Ethan stopped talking to Ashley and Ashley had no idea why.

Ethan hates his hometown of Rehoboth Beach and after being bullied constantly, could not wait to leave. In fact, he only comes back during the holidays and doesn’t interact with anyone he grew up with when
Mar 02, 2014 Sadie rated it it was ok
What happens when an author tries to shoehorn a back story, conflict & plot in what should have just been an all-about-the-sex book.

I would have loved more about these two characters. Apparently they both magically became smoking hot from being really nerdy back in the day. Also, forgiveness on the spot and a misunderstanding that was... well, kind of silly.
Jan 02, 2014 Morgan rated it it was amazing
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I'm the Publicist for this title so I might be a little biased. But ex-best friends to lovers is seriously one of my favorite troupes! I just can't resist them. And this one is HOT!


Jenny - Book Sojourner
Rating: 3.5 Stars
This was a cute, enjoyable read about two former best friends in high school, who due to miscommunication, haven't spoken or seen each other for the past nine years. I enjoy a good second chance romance, and this one certainly had all the elements needed for an entertaining read. Ethan and Ashley were fun to read about, though their poor communication skills haven't improved much since high school, making them a bit frustrating at times. But being that this is a novella, even th
Margie Fite
Apr 14, 2014 Margie Fite rated it liked it
this was a cute book.. about a couple that were bff in high school.. Ashley and Ethan. both were not in the 'in crowd' and a little awkward, but they had an attraction to one another, or they thought..
on New Yr their senior year, Ethan wrote Ashley a letter to meet her at their special place and when he got there, she was with another guy.. this broke Ethan's heart and he did not speak to her again...
now, years later Ashley and Ethan are home for the holiday's and each are at the local bar in
Guilty Pleasures
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This is one of those book where I liked both the characters and who they are at this point in their lives. I like their situation and what brought them together at this point in time, but what disturbs me is the inability to get over, get past stuff that happened 9 years ago when they were in high school. I’m sorry but I’m very much a believer that when something in your life goes wrong you de
Samantha Woods
Feb 07, 2014 Samantha Woods rated it it was amazing
' I received a free ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review '

Ashley and Ethan used to be best friends. Then one day he just quit talking to her and she didn't know why. Now she is living in their hometown again to be the town doctor and to take care of her mother after her father had passed away. It's New Years Eve and Ashley wants some male company for night. It doesn't hurt that she heard that Ethan the one she never got over is in town for a couple of days.

Ethan ha
Susan (susayq ~)
Jan 08, 2014 Susan (susayq ~) rated it really liked it
wow! For a short little book, this one packed a punch! It was well written with easily likable characters who didn't get on my nerves, and it was HAWT! Like melt me in a puddle hot. I'll be looking for more by this author :)

ARC received from the publisher via Netgalley
Give Me Books
Dec 06, 2014 Give Me Books rated it it was amazing
Ashley is looking for a hook-up. Ethan is back in town for a quick Christmas visit. He ran fast and far away from the town that mistreated him when he was younger. Ashely was his former best friend, he was in puppy love with her, until he saw her kissing another guy. Heartbroken, he stopped talking to her.

Ashley was hoping to run into Ethan, she wasn't expecting him to be the hottie he is today. But oh boy, he's looking good for a hook-up, he's only in town for a few days. He won't be staying.

Roxanne Kade
Jan 22, 2014 Roxanne Kade rated it really liked it
I'm a huge fan of Diane Alberts, but even though this was a fun, quick read, I didn't quite feel the passion and emotions I've come to expect from her novels. I felt very disconnected from this story as a whole.

At times it was a little predictable, but I did enjoy the romance aspect - even the cheesy karaoke serenade. I also really liked that Ethan, no matter how gorgeous and manly he had become, still had those little quirks that Ashley loved so much about him when he was a boy. They were a cu
Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
' I received a free ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review '

Ashley and Ethan used to be best friends. Then one day he just quit talking to her and she didn't know why. Now she is living in their hometown again to be the town doctor and to take care of her mother after her father had passed away. It's New Years Eve and Ashley wants some male company for night. It doesn't hurt that she heard that Ethan the one she never got over is in town for a couple of days.

Ethan ha
Reading Bliss
Feb 24, 2014 Reading Bliss rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Amanda:

My goodness the sex scenes in this are hot!!! After almost ten years
of not speaking to her, Ethan runs in to his old best friend, Ashley
at the local watering hole on New Years Eve. After tapping who he
thought was a random hot girl on the shoulder he comes to realize that
it is none other than his best friend he stopped talking to his senior
year after he found her kissing another guy. With the opportunity to
try to make amends he manages to get Ashley to have a drink with him
so h
Deniece Mason
Jan 08, 2014 Deniece Mason rated it really liked it
*I received this title Entangled Publishing Inc, - through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication December 30, 2013.*

This is a book that you will not want to put down. It’s steamy, hot, emotional, and funny all balled up into one! It a quick read you defiantly want to get your hands on.
After losing her best friend unexpectedly in high school (who she secretly had a crush on) Ashley Hanes is looking for a good time on New Year’s Eve. In walks the fated best fr
Jan 04, 2014 JG rated it really liked it
This was a fun, cute, humorous, short contemporary romance about second chances and first love. Ashley and Ethan were bestfriends in high school. A small misunderstanding and an unrequited love left them estrange for the last 9 years. Now they meet again and this time both decided to have a one night stand as closure on New Year's Eve. Kiss Me at Midnight was surprisingly an engaging and funny read. Where one would expect some angst filled moments we got refreshing characters that just went for ...more
Booker Like a Hooker
Jan 07, 2014 Booker Like a Hooker rated it it was amazing
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This book was so hot that it burned my heart! God know how much I love to read best friends became lovers. Also OMG! The cover?! AMAZING!!!!


Ashley Hanes and Ethan Pierce both wanted the same thing on New Year's eve. They want no strings attached sex. But not with each other though.Because back in high school Ethan hurt Ashley even though they were best friends. But everyone has a reason to hate each other...Ashley hate him because without telling no reason he stopped to talking with her. Othe
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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I love reading a story that centers around New Year's Eve as we approach that date. I think it makes it fun to read. So, if you have been looking for that New Year's Eve read before the year, Diane Albert happens to bring such a story in Kiss Me At Midnight.

This story centers around two former friends, Ashley Hanes and Ethan Pierce. Back in high school they were best friends, and on New Year's Eve Ethan wanted to become more than friends. However, his dream was crush b
The BookChick
My Rating:
GOOD: The characteristics of a 3 star book include: interesting characters, a decent storyline, and unique story elements; there was something about the story that I didn’t completely connect with; the book is a solid read. I would recommend it to a friend.
My Thoughts:
Overall, Kiss Me at Midnight was a sweet story about a second chance at love.

Ashley Haines and Ethan Pierce were best friends in high school. Both of them were awkward and shy. Where Ashley was overlooked but liked, Eth
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Dec 30, 2013 Jodie's W.I.N.E. List rated it it was amazing
Ashley and Ethan were great friends throughout high school, until one day Ethan becomes a jerk towards. Ashley has no idea what she had done to deserve the rejection by him and tried, repeatedly, to mend the friendship. Right after graduation, Ethan leaves town, only coming back to visit his family for the holidays.

Finally, years later, Ashley heard that Ethan was back in town and was possibly headed to a local bar for New Years Eve. She decided she wanted to see him again so she convinced her
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Dec 30, 2013 Books Movies Fandoms rated it really liked it
**This review was based on an ARC copy received for an honest review of 'Kiss Me At Midnight'**

Star Rating is: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars! :)

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ of the Novel ‘Kiss Me At Midnight’(shared via my blog: (via:

It’s New Year’s Eve and you find yourself back in your hometown, where you remember both good and not so-good memories. Regardless, you’re back and you aren’t the same as you were when you first left this place. You’re single and looking for
Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

The first time I read a book by Diane Alberts, I didn't get it. I was expecting this epic story and instead I got a book about life long friends falling in love. After reading a few more of her books I realized.. That is the magic. Two people who get each other finally realize that they should be together. Two people with families, jobs, struggles and triumphs. In short, me and you (ok their are almost always prettier than we are)
Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
Ashley would like nothing more than to ring in the new year with a little bit of frisky business. And if it just so happens to be with the boy who broke her heart way back when, then so be it. It's not like one night of pleasure will mean anything in the morning, right? Wrong. Because soon, one night turns into a weekend of fun...and feelings. Feelings both Ashley and Ethan thought were long over with. But come Monday morning, will either one be able to walk away? Or is the past too much for Eth ...more
Dec 27, 2013 Vox rated it really liked it
So it's New Year's Eve and you've been in a bit of a dry spell. You want to rock that headboard HARD. Just for tonight. That's all - no relationship, no phone calls, no dates. Just a session (or two) of headboard rockin'.

Such is the mindset of newly minted doctor Ashley, who has returned home to set up shop. She heads to a local bar with her bestie, sights set on Mr. Tonight. Well, she might have thought that her ex-high school best pal Ethan would be there.

Ethan was a nerd in high school. Glass
Catherine Edwards
Dec 31, 2013 Catherine Edwards rated it really liked it
Very good book. Not ranting and raving outstanding, but the storyline was good. The hero and heroine are extremely relatable. The story has a happily ever after ending, which makes this story work. The story is about a local girl who comes back home after school and a local boy who never returns home after leaving for school. When the boy returns home for Christmas, the two reconnect. And boy, do they reconnect. The intimate scenes in this book are flat out amazing. The way they are written is o ...more
Dec 30, 2013 Irene rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Ashley and Ethan were best friends in highschool and after a misunderstanding which leaves Ethan feeling like his love for Ashley was one sided he cut's her out of his life without ever explaining his actions.
After graduating Ethan moves away and never looks back, only coming home to visit his family on holidays.

Ashley never forgot how Ethan hurt her back in highschool and after seeing him again after all this time she realizes that she still has strong feelings for him.

What starts ou
Dec 29, 2013 Ava rated it it was amazing
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ARC generously sent by the author and Entangled via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review

In the beginning I put a score of 4 for this book but I gladly changed it for a 5 . yup that changed a lot!
The reason : a very short read but more than pleasant, add with a boom of emotions.
This book wasn't a ride of incertitudes it had one word : Running.
So two characters : both best friends years ago but end months before graduation (high school) and almost nine years after. Both back in town for
Dec 22, 2013 Erin rated it really liked it
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This was a great quickie steamy romance to curl up to for the holidays! I love the former best friends turned lovers plot, and Ethan and Ashley had both the sweet and the sexy with their hidden love becoming a giant ball of sexual tension. Years apart found both of them going their separate ways, Ashley throwing her social life away for a career in medicine and Ethan running from the past to prove he wasn’t the loser everyone always said he was. It didn’t matter, though, because on New Year’s Ev
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Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fur ...more
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