Review: Meet Me at Midnight by Melissa Toppen
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
Meet Me at Midnight is a friends-to-lovers, second-chance romance, and it's the newest standalone from Melissa Toppen. Olive Kenney was okay having Levi Mills as "just" her friend, but as she watched him go from one girl to another, she couldn't help but wonder what it would be like if he finally saw her as more than a friend. All it took was four words from him--"Meet me at midnight"--and like a moth to a flame, she couldn't resist. But then he went and broke not only her heart but her trust as well. Six years after that night, Levi is back in their hometown, and Olive isn't welcoming him with open arms. That night after their high school graduation finally opened her eyes to the boy everyone cautioned her about. He may not have returned specifically for her, but Levi knows that he needs Olive--her friendship, her trust, her support, and maybe, he can have her heart.
I admit it, I wasn't a fan of Levi's for a good portion of this book. I get that he had his reasons for doing what he did the night he and Olive were together, but there was a rather high degree of arrogance to his reasoning. At the same time, I loved Olive putting him in place when it come to that particular aspect. There was a maturity to her that I admired, and she definitely wasn't someone who had put her life on hold and wasted time pining for the guy who made her feel like she was easily dispensable. Now, I'm not saying Levi didn't redeem himself, because he sure as heck did, and he proved himself worthy, not just of forgiveness, but of Olive's heart as well. Kudos to Lizzie and Josie, Olive's best friends, who were protective but also knew when to push and prod. Not sure if Lizzie and Henry had a book--if they do, please let me know in the comments!--but I hope Josie and Beckett get their second chance, too. Four stars go to Meet Me at Midnight.
Release Date: 29 April 2022
Date Read: 26 April 2022
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