"This wasn’t the adventure she’d signed up for…
A sexy boss, a rough crossing, and pirates—all Brylie Winston wanted was a job to help her earn money to buy her own restaurant. She hopes to earn it by working as a chef on a cruise to Antarctica. But she’s slept with her boss, which throws her off-balance even more than the rough seas and warnings of pirates in the area. And he’s determined to have a repeat performance…
Bad boy former snowboarder Marcus Devlin is running from his reputation, sent to learn the family business after decking a senator’s son and making the papers. So maybe he indulged in a last-minute fling before boarding his family’s cruise ship to Antarctica. Perhaps Fate is showing him that wasn’t so bad—the gorgeous redhead who snuck out of his bed is on the cruise. She’ll be a lovely distraction during his exile.
But when modern-day pirates take over the ship, his instinct is to protect her and the other passengers. But what does a spoiled rich boy know about saving people’s lives?" - Amazon Blurb
Midnight Sun by MJ Fredrick is a whirlwind of a novel. It grabs you from the first sentence and doesn't stop. The entire book was an action film in story form, which is great for intrigue and entertainment but lacks a little on character-reader connection. Though Fredrick ensures the readers come to know the characters by the end of the novel.
Brylie and Marcus are the two main characters, the novel focusing on each of them, equally, throughout. The lovely thing about these characters is that the reader watches them change throughout the novel. The plot allows them to become the people they want to be.
Readers can connect with Brylie through her past. Running away from her life in New York to escape her mistakes, wanting to feel loved again, and trying to make her dreams of owning her own restaurant come true. This speaks to the readers, though the details of their own lives aren't exactly the same, everyone has dreams they want to achieve and Fredrick plays on that to connect the readers to Brylie.
Marcus is a little harder to connect with at the beginning. He's a bad-boy rich kid who repeatedly lands himself in a lot of trouble. But when Fredrick shows the readers what's underneath his appearance, readers can begin to understand what his life is really like. The trouble he had when one of his closest friends died, the urge to find a meaning for his life, and the need to understand his feelings bring Marcus to life for the reader.
Stumble upon this on Amazon, like I did, and I doubt you'll be disappointed.
rating: 4/5 cups