Book: Breakfast at Midnight
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Publication date: October 11, 2017
Length: 66 pages
Reviewed by Erin
Hope can be found in unexpected places.
Lonely, still struggling with his divorce, and suffering from writer’s block, successful thriller author Fred spends much more time in an all-night Denny’s than is healthy for any man. It’s the last place he thought he’d meet someone like Callum, who has literally run away from the internationally famous boy band Leos.
Despite their age difference, the two become friends, and their long nights of soul-searching might help them find the courage to face their problems: Fred’s deteriorating relationship with his daughter and Callum’s career issues. It’s easy for their lives to tangle together, and each might provide the other the means to move beyond the past—even if it’s not a journey they can take together.
From the blurb, I was anticipating a really sweet meet cute about an older guy getting over a divorce and a younger famous musician trying to figure out his life. Breakfast at Midnight by Kim Dias IS that but unfortunately not much else. I'm a huge fan of age-gap romances and even the twenty-six year difference between Fred and Callum (though a bit more than I usually come across) wasn't too much for me to go along with but more the whole tone of the book. At only 66 pages, there sure isn't a lot of time for character development but I felt like I missed a whole lot of who these guys are.
I really liked the premise of how Fred and Callum met...over late-night breakfast at Denny's, thus the title. And it did make sense for how these two got to know one another but unfortunately I just didn't really buy into Fred and Callum as being in a relationship. Things were awkward and Fred is SO hot and cold...it was all a bit confusing. Throw in a fragile relationship between Fred and his adult daughter on top of some bitterness and unresolved feelings for his ex-husband and Fred was really confusing. I definitely would have preferred the story to focus solely on Fred and Callum instead.
All in all, not a bad story, it just fell a bit short execution wise. I did enjoy it enough to keep an eye out for more of Kim Dias's work in the future. This might be a case of it's me not the book, so check it out and see what you think!
Enter the monthly review giveaway to win
a $20.00 Dreamspinner Press Gift Card!
Contest ends October 31st!
a Rafflecopter giveaway