My rating: 3 of 5 stars
About the Book:
A "Love Unexpected" Novella ...Midnight Angel by Carly Phillips
First love and second chances. High school sweethearts, Dylan North and Holly Evans believed their future together was a done deal. But right after graduation, Dylan took off, leaving nothing behind except a hastily written note and Holly's broken heart. Ten years later, Dr. Holly Evans has a great career and a fulfilling life. The last thing she needs is Dylan's visit stirring up old feelings. Especially when she knows the Hollywood superstar can't possibly want to stay. Dylan might have everything money can buy but his life is empty without Holly. Can his unexpected return reignite their love ... or does happily ever after only happen in the movies?
I read Midnight Angel as part of the 3-book compilation titled Stroke of Midnight. The paperback features novellas by Carly Phillips, Janelle Denison, and Jacquie D’Alessandro.
The story is about a second change at love between a Hollywood actor and a small-town doctor. Holly and Dylan instantly connected when he moved to a small town in Massachusetts. They had their futures and dreams all planned out until Dylan fled Massachusetts for LA, leaving Holly heartbroken and alone. Ten years later, Dylan is back and wants to make Holly his again. His life had been incomplete without her. Ever since the day Dylan left Holly, she has been lost. There hasn’t been a relationship she’s been in that feels right. When Dylan shows back up after a 10 year absence, Holly knows why the rest of her relationships never went anywhere.
Midnight Angel is a sweet novella with some steam. While the resolution was too quick for my taste the story was cute. Dylan didn’t really redeem himself enough, as far as I’m concerned. He chased his dream without every checking in with Holly to see how she was or what she was doing. He just abandoned her and popped back up expecting all to be well. It’s a shame it took Dylan 10 years to get his head out of his you-know-where. Now that he has though, Dylan and Holly can move forward, together, as it should be.
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