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A Date for Midnight

(The Dating Series #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  475 ratings  ·  90 reviews
New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover come together for a sexy new series that delivers romance for every season!

It’s New Year’s Eve and Natalie has a rare night off from her shifts at the hospital. Determined to have fun with friends, she stops at a local store for provisions.  

There, amongst the craft beer and pork rinds, she
Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Books by L.P. Dover
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Andrea Fleury
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Natalie has the night off its new years eve. She works as a nurse. Her best friend invites her to a party. Since its snowing she walks. On the way her friends calls and says can you buy some beer.? When Natalie walks down the beer aisle her high school sweetheart is standing their. Oh and I didn't say he's a hot famous singer in a band. Their new years eve is hot then 3 days later he goes back to California. ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


When Natalie has a sexy reunion with her high school boyfriend, world famous rockstar, Brennan, on New Year's Eve, she knows it'll be just a temporary one night kind of thing. So imagine her surprise when it lasts a bit longer than that. Alas, he has to get back to his life, and so does she. Will their lives ever intersect again?

This is a sweet, sexy second chance novella. I loved Nat and Brennan together. He may be a rockstar but he's no womanizer, he's just a regular guy who happ
A Date for Midnight is Book 1 in 'The Dating Series' by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover. This series is a collection of standalone novellas that I stumbled upon on Amazon since I've never read a book from either of these authors.

The blurb is pretty self-explanatory, this is a cute second chance romance set on New Year's Eve. Since it is just 90 odd pages everything that happens is quick and sexy with minimal or zero angst with a happy ending.

As it is a novella, I can't expect for much but I wo
Rhonda Ziglar
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 SEXY AND SWEET STARS!! This was a quick sexy and sweet story. Natalie and Brennan story has all the feel for a perfect book. These two authors know how to suck us readers in. I am so excited for this series.
Veronica LaRoche
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a sweet second chance romance that will have you fallen in love with Brennan. Brennan & Natalie are absolutely perfect together. After years apart there feelings are still strong. I love reading Brennan & Natalie get there second chance. Even though their story is short it will be a story that will have you hooked.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Kari Hansen
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Brennan is a famous Rockstar who reunites with his first love when he finds himself temporarily back in his hometown. There are many things that he likes about his career but the media scrutiny and having to wonder if people want to be with him for him or for what he can do for them is not part of it.

After her divorce Natalie isn’t looking for love or a relationship but when she and Brennan reunite the chemistry between them is stronger than ever. When their relationship ended it wasn’t because
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it

I didn't know this a novella... or sort of. I didn't read the details, just the blurb. When I saw it was from two of my fave authors, I signed up right away.

This was a short, swoony and fun second chance romance. I totally enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novella
On a snowy New Years Eve, Natalie decides to attend a house party during a Nor’easter. She never expected to run into her high school sweetheart, rockstar Brennan McLean! Will they rekindle what they had? They are living in two different worlds. This was a great romantic novella that you can read pretty fast. So sweet and romantic ! Told in dual POV
Yoneidis Martín Martínez
Rock star Brennan McLean is unable to return to NY bc of a snowstorm and is forced to spend the next couple of days in Boston. But instead of staying at his parents house, he decides to go to his friend Jordan’s party. On the way he stops at a grocery store to buy beer and there he meets his high school girlfriend Natalie. It turns out that both of them are going to celebrate the New Year with their respective friends, and coincidentally, both parties are held in the same building.
When they meet
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Date For Midnight is the first novel in The Dating Series by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover. The second chance romance is short and sweet. I'd call this one a novella given there are only nine chapters.

Brennan McLean craves the anonymity he used to have before he became a superstar. Being in the music business makes one realize, your days of trusting are long gone. Now Brennan is back home and after a huge snowstorm hits, it looks like he's staying home for the new year.

Newly divorced Natalie
Sandy S
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars— A DATE FOR MIDNIGHT is the first instalment in the contemporary, adult DATING erotic, romance novella series co-authored by Heidi McLaughlin and LP Dover. This is emergency room nurse Natalie O’Brien, and rock star Brennan McLean’s story line.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Natalie and Brennan) A DATE FOR MIDNIGHT follows West Coast rock star Brennan McLean as he is stranded in Boston for the New Year. A last minute party invite finds Brennan face to face with his high scho
Erin Lewis
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Star Review of A Date For Midnight (The Dating Series #1) by Heidi McLaughlin & L.P.Dover
Both Heidi McLaughlin and L.P.Dover are relatively new to me; I have only read one book from each of them prior to this collaboration. This was an entertaining second chance at love story that kept my attention from the first to the last chapter.
Natalie and Brennan, high school sweethearts whose lives have gone in different directions, Natalie as a nurse and Brennan as a rock star. Two worlds that are so
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Date for Midnight is a short quick read. With a bunch of kids home from school right now I was worried about finding time to sit down and read a book, this so was the perfect length for me. Brennan is a sweet nice guy. He's a famous rock star and back in town for the holidays. Snow gets him stuck for more than we wanted to stay for. I liked that even though Brennan is a famous rock star, he's not really isn't a player. Him and Natalie once dated when they were in high school. There paths cross ...more
Isha Coleman
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
A Date for Midnight (The Dating Series # 1) by: Heidi McLaughlin, L.P. Dover  
McLaughlin and Dover give sex appeal a heart. Natalie and Brennan are a tempt that should not be missed. A Date for Midnight brings a touch of bad boy fantasy with a smidge of real world romance. Used to be lovers get a second chance to maybe get love right. Packed full of swoonworthy moments and heartaching angst, Mclaughlin and Dover put their best heart forward. These two talented authors are perfectly in tune whe
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020
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Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a super fun short read second chance romance. Its New Year's Eve and Brennan is supposed to be heading back to California but a snow storm ruins it but he's headed to meet a friend at a low key party. He runs into his high school sweetheart at the grocery store. These two have a insta connection all over again. There story is a little rocky once real life is back in force. Can't wait for the next one. ...more
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
There is something about short novellas that give a ton of great and romance. Nat and Brennan are no exception.
Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Not much to the story....
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I really wasn't expecting the book to be as short as it was - just as it got going it was done. The characters grew on me by the end but it was all just a little too quick. ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I've read this authors other co-written series and I loved that series a lot, so I was excited when they announced that they were writing more books together! I signed up for an ARC of this book and started reading it as soon as I received it! I also thought that this was going to be a full-length book, but it's actually a novella lol! This means that I read it in one sitting! I loved the speed of the plot and what happened in it! It was a very sweet read and There wasn't any action or suspense ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

It's New Year's Eve and Natalie has a rare night off from her shifts at the hospital. Determined to have fun with friends, she stops at a local store for provisions. There, amongst the craft beer and pork rinds, she comes face to face with her high school boyfriend, Brennan McLean. He's a rockstar. She's a nurse. To say life led them in different directions would be putting it mildly. Still, time hasn
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Rockstar Brennan McLean found out he was stranded in his hometown of Boston for the new year, he reaches out to his best friend from high school to have somewhere to go for the celebrations. Imagine his surprise when he’s shopping for beer at a local store and runs into his first love Natalie. Natalie’s heading over to her best friends for the new year and stops at the local store to pick up more beer for her best friend’s husband and the rest of the partygoers. All she’s worried about is f ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Natalie's New Year's resolution is "to make better choices". After her divorce, she threw herself into her work and didn't have time for a social life, but her best friend, Emerson, has other plans for her.  So, Natalie is finally taking a night off as an ER nurse and attending Emerson's New Year's Eve party which includes meeting a blind date.  However, Natalie runs into her old high school boyfriend, Brennan McLean, who is now a superstar singer, and all the feelings she had for him years ago ...more
Jackie Wright
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Date for Midnight is book 1 in the Dating Series written by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P.Dover and if this book is anything to go by this is going to be a series we will want to read.
Book 1 is a second chance romance for Natalie and Brennan who were high school sweethearts but their life have taken them to very directions, Natalie became a nurse and Brennan a rock star.....
The timing wasn’t right as teenagers but fate seems hell bent on pushing this couple together as adults and when they meet up
Michele McMullen
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
A Date for Midnight is the first book in the dating series by Heidi and LP . This is a quick, sexy, fun read that introduces us to Natalie and Brennan . They were high school sweethearts that took totally different roads . Natalie followed her dream of working in the medical field. She is now a successful ER nurse working in a busy hospital in her hometown. Her job makes it difficult to date but she is constantly be set up by her wonderful friends .
Brennan was always musically inclined and his
Christina Concus  (Midnight Reads)
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-read
This was such a fun, quick read!

Brennan is a famous Rockstar and stuck at home (parents) because of a snowstorm.
He decides to go out with a friend since it is New Year's Eve and doesn't want to sit at home alone. When he makes a pit stop he runs into someone important from his past.

Natalie is going to her best friends house for New Year's Eve. This is her only night off because she has done everything she can to keep busy after her divorce. She has to make a stop to get more drinks for her frien
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover kick off The Dating Series with a bang. A Date for Midnight is a short(ish) read which had me craving more instantly. It's the second chance story of Natalie, a nurse, and her high school boyfriend, Brennan, who's a rock star now. She's on her way to party with her friends on New Year's Eve, when she stops in for supplies & comes face to face with Brennan. Their chemistry is still intense, so they decide to spend the weekend enjoying it, and oh is it HOT! However, whe ...more
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Back where you belong

What a story of high school sweethearts getting back together albeit at different points in their life. Brennan is currently stuck in his hometown after a blizzard cancelled his flight back to sunny California where he is an accomplished and a popular music star. But being popular is not all it's shaped up to be and he longs for anonymity and not be paired up with women he does not want. Natalie on the one hand is an ER nurse trying to just get on with her life after her div
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
3.5 Stars

This was a quick read, and enjoyable. I stumbled upon this, and thought I'd give this shot. And I'm glad that I did.

Brennan and Nat were high school sweethearts. But after graduating, they broke up so they could both pursue their dreams- Brennan to become a rock star, and Nat to become a nurse. Years later, both having accomplished their dreams, they happen to run in to each other on New Year's Eve, and get to know each other again.

I thought this book was really good! I love a good roc
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Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.

Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.

In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, inclu

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The Dating Series (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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