On A Midsummer Night is an achingly beautiful romance that portrays the rough road through second chances. Henry and Beth share a short yet intense history. Three years later, Beth has developed into a strong, independent woman who has learned caution in matters of love. During these three years, Henry has discovered horrible family secrets that have hardened his heart. When the couple meets again, Beth finds Henry a different person; he is bitter, resentful, and ruthless.
The plot is well developed and highly emotional. There are many ups and downs and twists and turns. This is definitely an angsty, haunting read. Beth and Henry both evolve during their years apart; Beth for the good and Henry to his detriment. I applaud Beth’s strength and resilience even through unthinkable heartbreak. I had difficulty not hating Henry at times; through his actions, he is cruel towards Beth. But after learning about his horrible secret, I began to understand and forgive Henry even though I think he could have handled it a lot better – but I guess his actions and mistakes is what made him seem so organic.
The emotional rollercoaster this story takes you on is stellar. The depth of feeling the novel introduces takes the reader’s breath. The plot was medium-paced but flowed well. Each character, no matter how briefly displayed, was intricately and brilliantly designed.
On A Midsummer Night is book two in The Daltons series. It is a story I will not soon forget. This book is full of equal parts tragedy and hope. This second chance romance gave all the feels, and the conclusion was exceptional. I was taken on a journey through turbulent emotions, but the happily-ever-after was well worth it!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: June 2, 2022