The Night (Love in O’Leary, Book 5)
By May Archer
Narrated by Michael Pauley
One night in Vegas I gave him my heart… one day later, he broke it.
Look, I’ve never claimed to be a nice guy. I don’t do pretty words, I don’t give polite smiles, and I refuse to be sucked into the sappy bucket of sentimentality that is Christmas in small-town O’Leary. Smiling neighbors, overly decorated trees, a town parade, a Santa contest? Ho ho no. I do shifts as a firefighter, and I go home alone.
I fell into the trap once — that stupid night in Vegas — of believing there was more out there for me. I took a chance on a guy with magical green eyes and a gorgeous smile. The next day, Liam McKnight was gone. He took my heart with him… and left his wedding ring behind.
Except now my once-upon-a-time husband has reappeared with a kid in tow, and there are carols, lights, and cookies everywhere I turn. And worst of all? The spark between us burns brighter than ever, because whatever happened in Vegas definitely didn’t stay there. Liam came to town looking for an ending, but what’s building between us feels an awful lot like a beginning. Too bad it’s going to take more than a dozen interfering O’Learians to convince me to take a second chance on heartache, on love… on us.
Note: While The Night is very much Liam and Gideon’s story, characters from past books do make an appearance, and you’ll enjoy the book exponentially more if this isn’t your first trip to O’Leary.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 4.5
The best one yet!
I haven’t read all the O’Leary stories but I do love the small town, an extra friendly atmosphere especially present in this story!
A great second-chance/love-at-first-sight story, with a whole lot of zing! May’s writing is witty, charismatic and passionate. This flows through all the characters. I love the small-town vibes and small town matchmaking! This story follows grumpy Gideon and sweet single parent Liam as they are reunited after 5 years and realize what they had was more than they ever thought it could be and that there is more to their connection than the initial sparks. Add in an endearing 7-year-old with a Santa obsession and you have the perfect Christmas miracle story. I really enjoyed this one and think its the best story from O’Leary yet. Now I just need to go back and learn about all the other colorful characters!
Michael’s narration is exceptional as always, with only a minor dialect issue where he voices Liam as Gideon and Gideon as Liam which was a little funny and something I’m sure no one else would notice.
Highly recommend and lovable, second-chance story!
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Check out more from O’Leary…
The Fire (Love in O’Leary, Book 4)
By May Archer
Narrated by Michael Pauley
Parker Hoffstraeder is gorgeous, cocky, and totally irrational. He also broke my heart when he left town eleven years, four months, and twenty-eight days ago.
Not that I’m counting.
I don’t mind admitting it: I was young. I got burned. I learned my lesson.
But the guy swaggers back into O’Leary like he owns the damn place and suddenly I’m expected to welcome him to my town — to my life — like nothing’s changed?
Yeah, that I mind.
It’s only a matter of time until he’s gone again. And there’s no way I’ll give him a chance to take another piece of me when he goes.
Jameson Burke is the most arrogant, infuriating human on the planet. He’s also taller, broader, and impossibly hotter than he was before I left town.
But, whatever. It’s fine. I can handle it.
Coming back to O’Leary was supposed to be like coming home. I hadn’t realized that there’s no statute of limitations on how long your first love and former best friend is allowed to hate your guts, or how much bad luck can befall a person in a short time.
But, I can handle that, too… or at least pretend to.
When Jamie and I are thrown together in a blizzard, though, everything changes in the space of one single, scorching night. Suddenly, I’m dreaming of a future I can’t have, and he’s stuck in a past he can’t let go. It feels like we’re playing with fire…
And this time I’m the one who’s gonna burn.
Check Out my review for The Fire, HERE!