All Gloria Falcon wants is to have a nice New Year’s Eve with a nice man. Is that so much to ask? But after seven disastrous New Years in a row, this year she’s trying something different. Committed to spending her New Year’s Eve manning the phones at a suicide crisis phone line, Gloria is sure the karma she earns will break her New Year’s curse. But when a blackout cancels her night of philanthropy, rather than spend the night moping in the dark, she goes on a ride along with the cute electric company lineman who failed to fix the power.
Charlie Zhang is not much of a New Year believer either. He’s coasting through life after being discharged from the army and trying not to let his cynicism of pretty much everything define him. When Gloria Falcon climbs into Charlie’s life, and his repair truck, neither of them expect this to be the New Year’s Eve that changes their minds, and their fate, forever.
Content Advisory – includes scenes of a highly sexual nature and some violence.
As part of the Reader Round-Up for The Masquerade Crew. See the information here.
3.5 out of 5 Stars
I love the way the story started. Gloria was given an interesting history (backstory). A New Year’s Baby dealing with historically horrible New Year’s Eves. It sucked me in because I’ve never been one to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Where the story lost me was the lack of development of Charlie. His story felt thrown in at the last minute and there was a part of the plot that was never resolved. And doesn’t look like it will be. As a reader, that irritates the heck out of me. It’s a shorter book and didn’t take too long to read. I just feel these characters had the potential to be so much more. If you’re looking for a quick read with sexy hookups, this is your book. If you’re looking for a fulfilling book with complex characters, I wouldn’t recommend it.