MIDNIGHT by Ellen Connor

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MIDNIGHT by Ellen ConnorMidnight by Ellen Connor
Series: Dark Age Dawning #2
Published by Penguin on 2011-09-06
Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Miranda

Their desire destroys her defenses. Their love gives him a reason to live. Three years of wandering the postapocalyptic wasteland has stripped Dr. Chris Welsh of humanity and hope. A harrowing loss drove him from his home, and he hasn’t stopped moving since. Grim and sardonic, he’s never found anything worth sticking around for—until now. Rosa Cortez runs Valle de Bravo, a haven of civilization amid the chaos of the Change. The last thing she needs is a feral loner upsetting the town’s tentative balance. However, for the good of her people, she lets the sexy doctor stay. He evokes a delicious new longing, but she won’t submit to any man. Tension rises as bloodthirsty raiders strike again and again, bent on possessing Valle and its resources. Together Chris and Rosa battle hellhounds and dust pirates while also fighting desperate attraction. To save them, love must overcome the pain of the past—and build a future in this brutal Dark Age...

Dr. Chris Welsh was once a weak man but after three years traveling around the wasteland that used to be North America he’s become hardened.  His humanity seemed to desert him years ago.  There’s been nothing he wanted or dared hope for…until now.

Rosa Cortez is a fighter.  She’s spent her whole life fighting.  She runs Valle de Bravo, a safe haven for those trying to survive in the new world.  They don’t often let new people in but something about Dr. Chris Welsh intrigues her.

When Raiders begin attacking Valle de Bravo, Rosa and Chris must team up to discover the traitor in their midst before it’s too late.

Midnight is quite a departure from the scary setting of the first Dark Age Dawning novel, Nightfall.  The second book follows a character from the first book, Chris, but it’s not necessary to have read the first book to follow this one.

Chris and Rosa have excellent chemistry and keep things spicy throughout the story.  Midnight has many ups and downs.  We get introduced to a bunch of new characters some good, some bad, some we lose, some we wish we had lost.

Midnight shows us another side of humanity. While Nightfall was largely about surviving the end of the world, Midnight is about making a life in the world left behind after the apocalypse. 

The reader is exposed to some ugly sides of humanity as well as some great ones.  While, Midnight is sexy it’s not overly romantic.  I didn’t feel the dramatic tension in Midnight like I did with Nightfall.  I still enjoyed Chris and Rosa’s story but it didn’t thrill me as much as Nightfall. However, I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy.

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