Hi All! It’s Becky. I love books that are a take off of fairy tales so I was excited when I started reading Sometime After Midnight. The book was super cute but quite live up to my hoped. Here are my thoughts:
Title: Sometime After Midnight
Author: L. Phillips
Summary: Cameron and Nate should have never met, the should have never had a chance to connect and they definitely shouldn’t fall in love but fate had another plan. Cameron is the son of Richard Paradise, the owner of one of the biggest record companies in the world, who dreams of recording his own music. Nate is the son of an almost rock legend who dreams of being a musician. The two meet at a late show in a small club and sparks fly. However, when Nate realizes who Cameron is he flees leaving only a blurry photo of his shoes. Cameron will do what ever it takes to find his loss possible love whose feet fill those shoes.
Review: This book was super cute and plays like a fun rom-com. The moments with Cameron and Nate flirting, connecting, and maybe falling in love were just pitch perfect. Phillips did a great job of writing a flirty and sweet romance with likable characters. Also, well done was the relationship Nate and Cameron had with music. The romance between the characters is almost eclipsed by their love affair with music but it worked because it gave the characters a wonderful extra layer as they explored their passion. However, there were a few issues with the book. Phillips is writing a rom-com and all the characters had a very neat and tidy ending which is great because the Happily Ever After is the best part of a rom-com except these endings didn’t quite feel organic or fit into the story. Also, Phillips’ devotion to making a Cinderella tale inflicted a self imposed limitation on the book that made the narrative feel a little stifling. Yet, even with all of that Sometime After Midnight is s fun love story that is a nice little bit of escapism that is definitely worth reading.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5