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After Midnight

By: Lacy Hart
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

A Chance to Love Again

I wear a lot of labels these days: Single dad, ex-special forces, widower. I've survived war, loss, and a mountain of hardship. But I can't seem to pinpoint what keeps me up at night. Then I walked into the Moonlight Diner and met her.

Sarah and I instantly connected. She mended old wounds and awoke long-buried feelings. But scars from her past still haunt her. Just when I'm finally falling in love again, she's ripped away.

Can I conquer my demons to help Sarah face hers? Can I earn a second chance at love?

©2018 Scarlet Lantern Publishing (P)2019 Scarlet Lantern Publishing

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  • Darcie
  • California, MD, United States
  • 15-07-19

finding your perfect out of brokeness

Life is not perfect...especially not for retired special forces, widower & single dad, Caleb. He is still mourning the loss of his wife to a car accident two years ago, while trying to adjust to civilian life after 20 yrs in the Army. Not to mention that he's finding it hard to bond with his teenage son. Caleb is thankful for his older sister, Linda, who has been the best support for Caleb and son, Adam. He hates having to live with her but acknowledges that he can't get over whatever mental/emotional turmoil is preventing him from being 'normal'. On one particularly sleepless night, he decides to visit the local all night diner, Moonlight Diner. There he meets a Sarah, a pleasant and a tad quirky, waitress. Caleb feels comfortable with Sarah...something that hasn't happened in a while.
Sarah did not expect to still be living with family at 25yo but here she is, working at a diner for the past 4yrs, trying to finish her degree online and living with her brother and his family. She has been slowly recovering from depression that has plagued her for years, ever since a traumatic event in college. The tension between Sarah and her SIL is palpable, and she knows that her time with her family is coming to an end. Then she meets Caleb...the quiet single dad, who wakes something in her. The pair begin a tentative that morphs into more and we're rooting for an HEA...until someone blackmails Sarah, and her past comes back with a vengeance! Great book with an even better HEA! #AudiobookObsession!
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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All the feels

This is such a great book. Lots of emotion and great strong characters. Excellent narration from both Juliana and Daniel, they compliment each other so well.

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Finding your happiness

After Midnight is titled perfectly! Sarah is a waitress who works the overnight shift at the local diner. Caleb has recently returned to town after retiring from the military and comes to the diner when he has trouble sleeping. These two broken souls have an immediate connection, but their lives are anything be easy. We get to experience a little bit of everything with this couple. Acclimating to civilian life, getting to know your family, dealing with social media, infidelity, it gives a look a so many different aspects of life, but flows together seamlessly. It's a journey worth taking, after midnight!

These two narrators are new to me, and I loved their performance. Juliana Solo gives us Sarah's point of view. She easily is independent, and strong, but also adds layers of inflections to the character we get to pull off as we get to know Sarah. Daniel James Lewis is wonderful as Caleb. He has an insecurity in his voice, but is able to give him strength as he heals. I loved them together in their portrayal of this story.

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Broken widow searching for healing

This is an amazing story of two broken people who learn that they both need each other. Caleb and Sarah both have broken pasts. Caleb is a widower who lost his wife while he was on a military mission. Sarah was blackmailed when in college with photos and banished from her home town. Lacy Hart had an amazing book that hooked me from the beginning. Daniel Lewis has a very smooth and sultry voice.

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After Midnight

I really liked this sweet love story. Caleb and Sarah had an instant connection with each other but each were dealing with their own baggage. The main characters were likable, and the storyline was interesting.

Juliana and Daniel both did a great job bringing this story to life.

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Slow but good

I liked this story but it was a bit too slow in the beginning, at the end it was good.
Characters are well described
Storyline is good
It’s emotional and sweet

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Clear pronunciation and read with feelings

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  • Angiee
  • Texas United States
  • 16-06-19

Good Book

This is a good book, it's a sweet romance between Caleb and Sarah. This book also deals with some heavy hitting subjects like assault, extortion and a crappy sister in law. Caleb is learning how to deal with life after the death of his wife and also leaving the military. Sarah is learning to find her self again.

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  • Paula
  • 17-07-19

Far Too Long

Over 2 hours before the H/h even learned each other's name.

The story is just okay.

Narration was pleasant but I would not go out of my way to follow either of these narrators.

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  • elizabeth rabe
  • 12-07-19

Slow Start, but oh so very good!!

This boon wowed me. I was a little nervous at first because it started so slowly, to me at least, but once it picked up, it packed a punch!! The H suffers from PTSD and the author portrayed this so well. The h is in a not so good situation, which the way it was written, breaks your heart. I loved the way these two grew and healed together. My heart was doing a happy dance!!! The narrator's did a fantastic job! #audiobookobsession

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  • suesun
  • 26-06-19

Lots of twists


After midnight was an interesting listen. Caleb is a veteran with PTSD who is a widower with a teenage son and he meets Sarah, who works at the local diner. Through many twists and turns, the two characters have common issues and foes. Their romance is a long time coming, but well deserved.
Juliana Solo and Daniel James Lewis did a good job of making the characters come to life.
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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 13-06-19

Great story!!

I could not put this book down. It wasn’t jam packed with any one thing but rather, just enough of everything you expect in a small town romance.
A truly charming love story with just enough angst for me to want to book slap one of the characters. lol
The characters were wonderful and the narration really brought this story to life.
I definitely recommend this book!!

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