Take Me at Midnight

I never met someone so infuriatingly beautiful, so kind and exasperating at the same time.

Amy Oliveira
Take Me at Midnight


Publisher’s Synopsis:
Dove Rivera has a problem…

A six feet, grumpy problem right in the middle of her boardroom.

After years preparing to take over her dad’s seat as the CEO of Rivera & Cruz, Dove is quickly realizing the problem of every Rivera is… Cruz.

Her new business partner is hell bent on keeping things the same and he’s ready to be a roadblock. Cruz is so stubborn, not even an innocent New Year’s Eve Party will lighten up his mood.

Four hours until midnight, a scavenger hunt, plenty of sushi and gluten-free soy sauce for Dove, she knows things could go smoother if Cruz lowered his walls just a little.

But he won’t, and he can’t.

Because she’s forbidden,

And he’s her father’s best friend.

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Dove & Cruz’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
I just adore Amy Oliveira’s writing. She’s a great mix of sweet, sexy, funny, & fantastic characters.

For a short novella that basically takes place over a few hours this reads like a full book. I really got to know Cruz & Dove, their history, original antagonistic interactions, and why their sniping was really verbal foreplay. I love the tropes/themes here: Office romance, age gap, and Father’s Best Friend/Best Friend’s Daughter vibes. (note: Dove’s Dad & Cruz are business partners. They don’t really meet until she’s fully an adult, so it isn’t creepy at all. Promise.)

Set during an office party/office scavenger hunt – Dove & Cruz finally acknowledge how much they have in common and see past their assumptions. Add in a sexy elevator kiss and stairwell shenanigans.

I absolutely adored the epilogue and catching up on how their New Year’s wishes turned out. This will be a fun annual read.

About the author:
You can connect with Amy Oliveira here:

My Favorite Quotes

“Dove was wide eyed, naïve and a goddamn menace.”

“I traveled around the world; I studied and spent my life trying to be better. I never thought about when it was all said and done, I’d feel this alone.”

“Pretty much everything about him was impossibly perfect.”

“I never met someone so infuriatingly beautiful, so kind and exasperating at the same time.”

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