Seven Minutes Til Midnight by Sunniva Dee
Publication date: August 15th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
A legendary drummer. An outrageous music video… and little me blowing his ever-loving mind in it.
Next thing I knew, my anonymity was a thing of the past.
“Clown Irruption’s smash hit goes from hawt to adult!”— Star Report, April Edition.
The uncensored, all-bared footage was leaked.
And here I was, forced to stare down the same paparazzi lenses the band did.
“Meet Aishe Xodyar, the vixen who made Troy Armstrong reach Heaven on tape!”—Fan Chicks, May Edition.
I cowered behind enemy lines.
Aka joined the band on their worldwide arena tour.
It was another one of my unfortunate miscalculations.
See, Troy Armstrong was formidable.
We were polar opposites, but he still sucked me in like a magnet.
A fragile truce set in between us. Then, a mutual crush.
I had an obsessive nature, but my fixation on him was downright wholesome compared to their new merch girl’s.
“Meet Hailey Pawter, secret stalker, fangirl, and dangerously gifted lookalike.”—Tabloid Minute, June Edition.
As Hailey’s web tightened around us, love in the limelight turned from complicated to impossible.
Seven Minutes ’til Midnight is standalone novel #3 in the Rock Gods collection.
We’ve seen this couple in previous books. And to understand the catalyst for this, you definitely need to read In the Absence of You and Indiscretions of A God.
So, to the book. There is an undercurrent of restraint running through this story which feels like a pot on a low simmer, just shy of coming to a full boil. And when it does reach the climax, it is a natural progression; a emotional experience. A catharsis.
The narrative voice for this story is one of contradiction. Frenetic and yet languid and sultry all at the same time.
Once again, different in tone from previous books it is no less enjoyable for the softer, more relaxed telling of this love story which was the perfect counterpoint to the passionate responses of the protagonists.
A seductive example of character driven romance.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.
Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece–Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.
Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it’s contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon’s Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).
This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.