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Breakfast at Midnight

2.96  ·  Rating details ·  23 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hope can be found in unexpected places.

Lonely, still struggling with his divorce, and suffering from writer’s block, successful thriller author Fred spends much more time in an all-night Denny’s than is healthy for any man. It’s the last place he thought he’d meet someone like Callum, who has literally run away from the internationally famous boy band Leos.

Despite their ag
ebook, 66 pages
Published October 11th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
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The blurb of this novella hooked me right of the bat. I definitely LOVE the idea: a divorcé with a younger man, who meet at an all-nighter café… I am a big fan of that serendipity meeting in romance, when two souls are connecting, soul-searching, and then finding happiness together.

The execution in this one does not work completely, though.

The beginning was fine … both Fred and Callum run away from something in their life when they meet at Denny’s. After his divorce, Fred suffers from writer’s b
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Buddy read with Fantasy!!!

After finishing this book I was pretty deflated and I kind of wanted to hate it...but I just couldn't. This book was beautifully written and I became so consumed with these characters and their story!

This was a love story but definitely had more of a healing/self discovery feel to it.

Fred is struggling after his divorce from his long-term partner and husband. He spends many nights drinking coffee at a crappy diner well into the early hours of the morning. As we
Joyfully Jay
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

3 stars

I think the best way to approach this review of Kim Dias’ story Breakfast at Midnight is to say that I felt it was, in essence, unfinished. There was not a cliffhanger at the end of this novella, but there was also no closure for either man or a happy ever after style ending, either. What remained was a bit of a mystery to me for the last few chapters of this book were so disjointed I wasn’t really sure what was going on between Fred and Callum.
Let me begin by sayin
Fred, divorced 49-year-old writer meets Callum, 23-year-old runway boy band musician at a Denny's one night. The majority of this novella takes place over the course of a week during which Fred reconciles with his adult daughter and gets closure on his marriage, while Callum realizes he needs to return to L.A. to determine if his career can survive him coming out.

There's a lot going on in this short novella and the author does a good job of fleshing out this tentative relationship, this connect
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017, arc, cheating, dsp, meh, mm
Too many awkward conversation and there's cheating.
Not what I expected. Guess I'm disappointed.
The blurb is good and promising, but again, blurb can be tricky sometimes.
I understand that you'll find or feel the bond when you meet someone who's running away from the past the same as you. The problem is, you're not done with that, while you want desperately to start a new beginning.
This is what happened with Fred and Callum. They're no ready.
Shows that Fred cannot move on from his ex husba
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This story had tons of potential. The execution was so-so. I really shouldn't read short stories, there is never enough character development or plot depth for me. Call me greedy! No instalove, but kinda. No relationship, but kinda. No cheating, but kinda.

Fred and Callum, quite a odd May-December romance match. This pairing was my favorite part of the book! They bring out an interesting fire in each other, even with the doubt when this story ends. The sex is all off the page and it works. The st
The Novel Approach Reviews
Wow. I’ve just finished reading this lovely little book, and my feelings are a bit all over the place about it. Breakfast at Midnight by Kim Dias was equal parts charming and a little bit goofy. There was so much going on in these sixty-six pages I want to be sure to get out just what I adored, as well as what threw me a little or just didn’t quite measure up.

First, I enjoyed the author’s writing style. There were lines or moments that had me smiling or chuckling quietly to myself, and there wer
Cee Brown
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✮ (.•✶ (.•"They weren't a love story; they were a moment."


I have never wanted to scream and yell and oh, my ever loving GAWD. I am still screaming as I type these words. I do not think I have read a Kim Dias story before. I am now afraid to ever read another one as I do not want to have to be this surprised. Not that this wasn't good. In such a short space of time, I saw development in characterization, and a need to better ones' self. No, I am beyond irreparable due to
Les Joseph
Oct 12, 2017 rated it liked it
From the blurb, I was anticipating a really sweet meet cute about an older guy getting over a divorce and a younger famous musician trying to figure out his life. Breakfast at Midnight by Kim Dias IS that but unfortunately not much else. I'm a huge fan of age-gap romances and even the twenty-six year difference between Fred and Callum (though a bit more than I usually come across) wasn't too much for me to go along with but more the whole tone of the book. At only 66 pages, there sure isn't a lo ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

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From that review: " Breakfast at Midnight by Kim Dias is short but the author does a remarkable job of packing a lot of heart, angst, and promise into 66 pages.  A first for me by this author, the story of two men, each having huge difficulties in their lives and professions.  They meet and connect at a Denny's, that connection grows into a possibility for the future and while t
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved It!

A writer who has lost his voice. A member of a boy band who hasn't lived a life. A second (and first) chance at love❤
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