Meet Me at Midnight – Published April 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.” – Goodreads
WHAT I LIKED
I was fortunate enough to win this book in a Instagram giveaway! I read it for one of my O.W.L.s in the #OWLMAGICALREADATHON2020! I needed a book that started with M, so thought this one would be perfect. I had no idea until I started reading it that it’s set in Michigan, which is where I live. When I was younger we’d go to my great grandma’s cottage on Silver Lake, and everything about this book reminded me of those times and that area of the state. It wasn’t set on Silver Lake, but in a small town very similar.
The enemies to lovers trope is one I am obsessed with, but more than that – I love when people who have been friends or family friends for a long time become lovers. Swoon. Asher is such an adorable and awesome character and I was rooting for him so hard all the way, especially when Sid was being a total douchebag about commitment and relationships.
This was a light and quick read with a little bit of everything from summer romance, to small town vibes and that feeling of going away to college for the first time in the fall. Highly suggest this one for a summery read during these dark days!
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE
A lot of reviewers said this started slow and finished strong for them, but I was the opposite. I probably had that reaction because I was so into the Michigan summer on the lake thing, but I thought it was really addicting in the beginning. Toward the end I got increasingly annoyed with Sidney, but Asher’s character was enough to save it for me.
Also the cover is lame.