*I received an ARC of this book to review*
Meet Me at Midnight By Jessica Pennington
Available: April 7, 2020
“They have a love-hate relationship with summer.
Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But it’s the same every year–in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend the dog days of summer finding the ultimate ways to prank each other. And now, after their senior year, they’re determined to make it the most epic summer yet.
But their plans are thrown in sudden jeopardy when their feud causes their families to be kicked out of their beloved lake houses. Once in their new accommodations, Sidney expects the prank war to continue as usual. But then she gets a note–Meet me at midnight. And Asher has a proposition for her: join forces for one last summer of epic pranks, against a shared enemy–the woman who kicked them out.
Their truce should make things simpler, but six years of tormenting one another isn’t so easy to ignore. Kind of like the undeniable attraction growing between them.”
If you like:
- Frenemy to Lovers
- Summer Days at the Lake
- Competitive Swimming
- Swoon Worthy Moments
- Epic Prank Wars
Then this is the book for you!
Meet Me at Midnight is Jessica’s third book and honest to goodness, her books get better and better. She has some of the best love stories I’ve read recently.
I love both Sidney and Asher. I see so much of myself in Sidney from her over planning and ways she has a habit of ending things before they get really serious. Sidney doesn’t like big crowds and tries to avoid those awkward social moments at all costs and replays events in her head looking at how things could have gone differently. And although it’s not always the best way to think, she prepares herself for the worse; which is something that I’m guilty of doing all the time.
Asher… dear lord. Y’all he could easily be friends with Logan from Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith. Asher has that easy going personality that draws people in and he’s funny, smart, hard working, and honestly a romantic at heart. So, naturally he’s my type of guy, and it doesn’t help that he reminds me of someone I went to high school with and had a crush on back in the day. All I can say is he doesn’t do anything half assed. From scheming his pranks to trying to win over Sidney, he puts his all in it.
“I bet he’s a really sweet boyfriend. The thought makes me literally choke on my muffin. I try to swallow back the cough, and that just makes it worse.
Thump. Thump. “You okay?”
Sidney and Asher have one of the most interesting relationships I’ve ever seen. They’re both great competitive swimmers who are set to go to the same college and be apart of the swim team. Sid and Asher’s parents have been friends since they were in college all those years ago, they live in the same town (or at least a town or so apart), yet 10 out of the 12 months, their paths never cross. It’s during those two months of summer vacation on the lake where they spend each waking moment trying to one up each other in the ongoing prank war that has been going on for years.
It seems that they’ve always had this unique relationship of prancing the other, but when the aftermath of a prank gone wrong, Sidney and Asher’s family are forced to find a new rental house in the height of the summer in a small town or cut it short and go back home. Luckily, the parent are able to find a place… the only downside is that they families will be sharing the house. Will Sidney and Asher be able to but their war on the side to keep from going home?
I love seeing Sidney and Asher’s relationship unfold because although they’ve been spending the past 6 summers together, there’s still so much to learn that isn’t going to be turned against them in the form of a prank. Despite knowing certain things about the other, they still went through some of those awkward moments as if they just met.
“Together. The word hangs in the air, and neither of us wants to touch it.”
I understand Sidney’s distrust in Asher’s sudden change of heart when his first called his ceasefire because all she associates with him is pranks and making his life miserable for 2 months. Then, the swimmer who could have any girl kisses her and does a complete 180 is enough to make most wary, much less a girl who overthinks everything and likes to be ten steps ahead.
This is one of those fun summer books that’s filled with twists and turns that you spend all afternoon reading not even realizing that you payed in the sun for 6 hours getting burned because you get caught up in Sidney and Asher’s crazy relationship.
- Tell Me A Lie by One Direction
- Waste the Night by 5SOS
- We Own the Night by Selena Gomez & The Scene ft. Pixie Lott
- More Than This by One Direction
- Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade
- Amnesia by 5SOS
- I Lived by OneRepublic