Note: The series was originally launched in 2002 with a traditional publisher. In 2021, the rights reverted back to Buchman and he began re-releasing them after revisions, edits, proofs, new covers, etc.
Her father said Lola LaRue would grow up to be a stripper and a whore. Instead she became a top helicopter pilot for the Army’s secret Night Stalker regiment.
Tim Maloney ran from his family to work in a chop shop, parting out stolen cars.
Both their lives changed the day the planes flew into the World Trade Center. Little did they know that they’d have to come together to save their country from the next great attack.
Point of view:
3rd person. Mostly from Tim & Lola’s perspectives, but a few from other characters as well.
2/2/2022 – review of updated version. Note: While each book stands on its own and covers a couple’s story completely – these are best read in order because characters are introduced in previous books. Starting with The Night is Mine.
I’m an unabashed fan of this series. I love how Buchman writes in a lot of technicalities and detailed descriptions of aircraft, guns, operations, etc. These are romance, but they’re also fully thriller/suspense books.
I felt like Lola was a little too much like Kee in some respects, but that also makes it interesting that Kee doesn’t like her. Tim is also quite different than Archie, so the romantic relationship dynamic is unique as well. I like how both Tim & Lola are kind of surprised to find that they want more from their relationship.
Buchman always finds a way to get his MCs to spend some time within the US. Tim’s family was fantastic, probably not possible – but it would be great to see more of them.
Big things are happening with the Night Stalkers and changes are coming which is going to alter the dynamic of the series (and launch a new one!). I’m planning to go back and read some of the novellas & short stories that Buchman has weaved through the series since it was first released. You can find a full list here.
About the author:
Bestselling author M.L. Buchman started the first of over 70 novels and 100 short stories (along with an ever-growing pile of audiobooks narrated by the author) while flying from South Korea to ride across the Australian Outback. All part of an around-the-world bicycle trip (a mid-life crisis on wheels) that ultimately launched his writing career. His true loves are military romantic suspense and political technothrillers; with contemporary romance, fantasy, and SF all vying for third place.
M. L. has designed and built houses, flown and jumped out of airplanes, and consulted to the Fortune 100. He is constantly amazed at what can be done with a degree in geophysics.
You can connect with M.L. Buchman here:
My Favorite Quotes
Whatever she felt when he was around, down in that deep core somewhere unidentifiably near her heart, was scaring the shit out of her. – Take Over at Midnight by @mlbuchman #NightStalkers #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #PilotTweet
She would let herself love back. For the moment. For this one time. – Take Over at Midnight by @mlbuchman #NightStalkers #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #PilotTweet
Safe was a feeling she wouldn’t mind having more of. A lot more of. – Take Over at Midnight by @mlbuchman #NightStalkers #RomanticSuspense #Thriller #PilotTweet