Upon the Midnight Clear(Dark Hunter #12)

Upon the Midnight Clear (Dark-Hunter #12, Dream-Hunter #2)Upon the Midnight Clear Summary:
Ever think Scrooge had it right before the ghosts ruined his life? Meet Aidan O'Conner. At one time he was a world-renowned celebrity who gave freely of himself and his money without wanting anything in return...until those around him took without asking. Now Aidan wants nothing of the world--or anyone who's a part of it.

When a stranger appears at his doorstep, Aidan knows he's seen her before…in his dreams.

Born on Olympus as a goddess, Leta knows nothing of the human world. But a ruthless enemy has driven her from the world of dreams and into the home of the only man who can help her: Aidan. Her immortal powers are derived from human emotions--and his anger is just the fuel she needs to defend herself…

One cold winter's night will change their lives forever…
Trapped together in a brutal winter storm, Aidan and Leta must turn to the only power capable of saving them--or destroying them both: trust.

Upon the Midnight Clear Review:
This was a very quick read that felt more like a novella than an actual book. It had a much more darker twist than most Kenyon books contain, and I was worried that she might not be able to pull it off so well. Sadly, it didn't live up to her previous books. Don't get me wrong it was still good, but compared to the book she had written before, this fell short. I felt there was not enough time for the world building nor for the necessary character development.

This book centers on two different characters. Leta has been mentioned before but never made a true appearance. She is interesting enough but it gets a bit tiring because there doesn't seem to be much depth to her outside of protecting the good guys. This was the same problem with Aidan. He constantly repeated how he was such a successful actor and repeated over and over again how he was betrayed by everyone. This made the plot very simple and short. I appreciated that Ms. Kenyon didn't want to make the book longer, it would have made the book more tedious than it already was.

The action was good and there was some romance. There was a lot of mythology and it was interesting to see how this book tied in with the others. Knowing what happens in the books after, I found it quite ingenious how Ms. Kenyon planned out the characters and story lines ahead of time.

The quick short story that came with this book was the Dark-Hunter Christmas and it was a lovable gathering. I'm glad this was included as it greatly raised the rating of the novel.

Without the short story, Upon the Midnight Clear was a 2.5-3 star rating. With the short story it was a 4-4.5 rating!

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