Just Read: Midnight Blue by Suzie Waltner

Midnight Blue JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Hello, booklings! Thanks for checking out my post today as part of the Blog + Review Tour for Midnight Blue by Suzie Waltner, hosted via JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

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Title: Midnight Blue

Series: Love in Color #1

Author: Suzie Waltner

Publisher: Anaiah Press Publishing

Release Date: September 6, 2022

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

A series of heartbreaking setbacks behind her, Scarlett Sykes is now focused on creating the best life possible for her daughter.

One where innocence and joy is not colored by rejection or loss. While finances are tight and Scarlett’s job isn’t ideal for a single mother, her child will always know she’s loved. Especially since Harmony’s father wanted nothing to do with them. As lead singer and the face of a successful country band, Jake Turnquist’s closest friends depend on him, but life in the spotlight is quickly losing its appeal.

At a party celebrating another accomplishment, he’s stunned to discover Scarlett assisting the caterer. Almost ten years have passed, but he’s never forgotten his first love. In the hours after a surprise revelation, Jake scrambles to orchestrate a way to spend time with Scarlett and Harmony—the family he’s always wanted but never knew he had. He once gave her up to pursue his music. What will he have to surrender to win her back?

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My Review:

*I was gifted a digital copy as part of the tour. This does not affect my review. This review is voluntary.*

Midnight Blue is such a fun read! I haven’t read any of Suzie Waltner’s other books yet, so wasn’t really sure what to expect, from from early on I knew I was going to like Jake and his band in this one! I’m not often a fan of the ‘secret baby’ trope, and the misunderstanding/Jake’s confusion is part of the reason I find this trope tedious at times, but Suzie Walter managed to play it just right in this one! It did make the tension between Scarlett and Jake a bit over-the-top at times, which is shy so many enjoy the trope, but also gave me a chance to get to know Jake from the side of his band, and likewise allowed me to fall in love with his bandmates from the start! (And I might have even cheered over Levi’s pointed comment at the end of chapter 5, ahah!)

Midnight Blue is a quick read and an emotional ride! I loved getting to know these characters, and am beyond thrilled to know it’s the first in a series! (Score!) I loved reading Jake and Scar’s story, and can’t wait for more in the Love in Color series from Suzie Waltner.

About the Author

Suzie Waltner

Suzie Waltner is a lover of fiction and is first and foremost a reader. When she’s not at work or reading or writing, you can find her cheering on the Nashville Predators (hockey) or dancing an hour away in Zumba class. Until her second year of college, her life plan was to become a veterinarian. A fainting spell while watching a surgery performed on a sheep changed that plan. Now she works in the corporate world during the day while creating stories in her free time. Suzie resides in a suburb of Nashville, TN and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers as well as Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers. She currently serves as the president of the Middle Tennessee ACFW chapter.

Connect with Suzie by visiting suziewaltner.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a Everything But the Book Cozy Reading Basket: sherpa throw, I’d Rather Be Reading mug, I Read Past My Bedtime socks, 12 oz orange spice candle, portable power bank, book cozy, and some reading snacks plus a $20 Amazon gift card!

Midnight Blue JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 16, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 23, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Audrey Stewart says:

    Suzie Waltner has such a way with words when telling a story.

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    1. Yes! I’m so glad I got to read Midnight Blue, I can’t wait to read more of her incredible stories.


  2. Debbie P says:

    This sounds like a great read. Nice cover.

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    1. Agreed! It’s such a fun read, and I’m eagerly awaiting more in this series! 💖


  3. andreadrake1 says:

    This sounds like a great book! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure! Thanks for stopping by.


  4. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing your review of Midnight Blue, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

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    1. You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy it, I found it to be a delightful read!

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  5. thanks for sharing your review!

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  6. Nova S says:

    great post! thank you

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you.


  7. Shelly Peterson says:

    I would love to read this.

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    1. You should! It’s a lovely read!


  8. Thank you for the kind review. I’m glad you enjoyed Jake and Scarlett’s story. Cassidy and Seth are next (coming in April).

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    1. Ooh, sounds fun! I knew the were hinted at, so wondered if Seth & Cass would be next 🥰


  9. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the review. Sounds good.

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    1. It is such a fun read. 💕


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