It’s the color of the book cover that grabbed my attention. Add sensual cover art to the list and that would seal the deal for cover art fanatics. I do love to go for books with attractive covers. 😀
Then there’s the title. Does the title make you think of some other famous title? You may have already connected the dots. 😉
It’s sort of inspired from Shakespeare ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’. I did love reading that one long time ago. Maybe, I should reread it.
Main Characters: Mimi (Hermoine) Burdette, Xander (Lysander) Mckinley.
‘Blazing Midsummer Nights by Leslie Kelly’ Synopsis:
Mimi Burdette works in her father’s grocery store. She works hard to prove to her (sexist) father that she’s competent enough to run the family business.
To her father, her qualifications don’t matter, but her gender does. That means she won’t become CEO unless she marries the guy of her father’s choice. Maybe not even then.
Her father has even found a guy named Dmitri for her. Someone he knows and thinks is good for Mimi. Mimi doesn’t want to date or marry Dmitri.
But when her efforts to find the right guy yields no results, Mimi decides to go out with Dmitri. Her action will appease her father and maybe she would even like Dmitri. Who knows he’s probably the one she’s searching for.
Dmitri seems like a nice guy, someone Mimi wants to connect with but fails to. The chemistry between the two is missing and both are aware of it. Of course, he never makes a move to woo Mimi and Mimi is happy that he never does.
Enters, Xander, a hot, handsome and sexy fireman, who moves in the same building Mimi lives in. Mimi is rich but prefers to live in a rented apartment to avoid her family and their match-making attempts.
Mimi and Xander meets accidently or you can say the landlady helped, by misguiding Xander. Needless to say their chemistry is sizzling from the moment they meet and continues to sizzle without missing a beat throughout.
Neither one is looking for love or a relationship but their chemistry is too hot for them to handle. They keep meeting each other despite not wanting to.
Xander not just goes around saving Mimi whenever she lands in trouble, which is often. But also motivates her to be her real self all the time.
His faith in her and their love at last makes Mimi acknowledge that she doesn’t need to prove anything to her father or anyone else. Xander does have a point. Mimi can achieve whatever she desires.
The story moves fast and sometimes leaves you wondering if you’ve missed something. I loved the dream sequences in the book the most. There’s an element of paranormal in it.
If you’re looking for some trouble in the tale, there isn’t much. There’s some, but not much, everything resolves fast so Mimi and Xander can move on to their happily-ever-after.
There’s no high-voltage drama so it’s a bit of disappointment to me as it seems I was expecting it. Anyway…
Despite my minor complaints, I enjoyed reading Mimi & Xander’s love story in ‘Blazing Midsummer Nights by Leslie Kelly’.
Lesson In The Book:
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hit Or Miss: Hit. Perfect for a weekend read.
Ratings: 4 stars/5.
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